March in the mid-west began rather snowy and icy. But now it is coming slowly into spring time and we cannot stay inside any more!
Today is a true promise of Spring here in the Kansas City area. Warm, spring-like air and blue skies.
And I found Seagulls! That is very exciting for me, having come from the east coast and only saw them a couple of times over the last five years.
Enjoy! Spring is on it’s way!
My grand daughter had me sit through the movie, Frozen, about four times last week. I didn’t mind. It is a great movie, slightly different from the typical meet Prince Charming and get the True Love’s Kiss to save you from an evil demise.
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the typical fairy tale plot of falling in love at first sight and waiting and dreaming of True Love’s Kiss. Works every time. Enchanted is one of my most favorite Fairy Tale movies.
You know what is going to happen in each one. Wicked witch or evil serpent or poison apple – it’s pretty much a given that something will happen to the Princess, and the charming Prince will save the day with a Kiss. I love it.
But in Frozen there is a plot twist. An unexpected end to the curse. I love it more! When that adorably funny snowman, Olaf, explains to Anna what True Love is, and then …….. it twists again to a bind of deep, true love between sisters; family!
Love, Love it! It is so refreshing to watch this with my grand daughter, who has a sister now, and tell her things about sisterly love and family ties. Of course, she is only two and a half and I’m not sure what she is getting from this, but I do know that she gets the “sister” part and she even implied that she, herself, was Elsa. Too cute.
Here is Olaf explaining to Anna about True Love………. I won’t post the ultimate True Love video —- watch the movie, you will love it.
I’ve always struggled with vocabulary. I have a limited one. ”Big” words do not come naturally to me. I have fought the words and thoughts spoken to me all my life, some of you know the ones, the ones that tell you that you are stupid and the ones that you bought into so well that you believe it – even when you took all those vocabulary “tests” in the Reader’s Digest and scored well. Negative words can do us such damage if we believe them.
I bring this up because I have a pet peeve. Well, I have more than one, but today I want to talk about the english language. I am not going to turn my nose up and sound like a great scholar, I use a lot of slang. However, I can read and I do speak my fair share of slang, but I’m noticing more and more the mis-use of common words.
I pick one word today because I hear it used improperly often in TV and movies. The word is promise. Here is the definition of promise:
The following is from a previous blog that I posted – a letter to my Macbook, Eve.
There has been great joy in our home since you joined our family the beginning of 2009. We did away with bulky, space taking PC’s and replaced them with just you. Two people shared you over the last, almost five years. We never had a PC last so long. You never became ill with the usual worms, viruses, etc. that go around in the viral world. The only time you were ever ill was when you wouldn’t open your eyes all the way. I rushed you into the emergency Apple Store and they plugged you into machines and life support to find that it was only a little light. They replaced your light and also took away the surface dings and bruises and gave you a brand new plate. And that was all covered by your health insurance – Apple Care. We were greatly relieved to have you home and functioning.
Now, as time goes by and I use you a lot more due to blogging and viewing TV, I see that old age is finally hitting you. Although you still haven’t caught any viruses – EVER – you are out-dated. I’m so sorry. In order to upgrade you I have to put out some money. You know how I hate that. But to be honest, your innards are just way to old to handle this. Things are sticking and slowing way down. I can’t even sinc my new iPhone to iTunes. They tell me you are too old. Again, I am so sorry. I imagine this is how I will feel when my kids take my car and keys away from me and tell me I am too old to drive.
I will keep you to the end, dear friend. You know me. Handing out money is hard for me. It will be soon, so I want you to know that I will spend as much time as possible with you. If you leave me too soon I will have to blog on my iPhone and we know that will make me cry. So hang in there as long as possible – at least until after Christmas, please. You have been a faithful and loving friend.
Now I can write, today, that Eve has gone to better pastures. She left me last month to a good home, the home of someone who can rebuild and resurrect her. Now enters my new friend, Eleanor Roosevelt, Roosevelt for short (Macbook Air).
I am in love. Roosevelt is fast and confident and does things that Eve’s generation never could. And did I mention that she is fast? Oh my. I just love technology.
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