Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Laughter and Life after Death

On Christmas Eve, my mother told us she would like to set aside time for a Scriptural or spiritual moment to remember the true meaning of Christmas and focus on our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
To this my sister replied: "I worship Jesus every day and in everything I do. Can't I have a day to just play with my family?!"

Then, tonight, I was backing up the car and Lemur asked me to change the music to a song he liked.

I sternly answered, "I can't right now. I have to focus on driving or we could crash and die." He has heard this answer quite a few times as we have been out driving in the snow storms for the past week.

He was silent for a moment. Then he said, "Mom? It's okay. If I die, you bring me back with fire and wood."

"Fire and wood? What do you mean?"

"On Star Wars. Like Darth Vader."

"Honey, I don't think it works like that in real life."

"Oh yep it does. But I'll be blue, like with Yoda."

Friday, December 14, 2007

Peaceful Warrior

Here I am to plug another movie. This one is incredible for entirely different reasons. Rather than being excited and bursting with rampant emotional praise, I just want everyone to know that this movie is life changing. There is so much truth in so little time. It's about a gymnast. You can view the trailer if you want, I have a link at the bottom. But I think it spoils the experience of the movie if you watch it first.
Some of the things I learned in just the first twenty minutes include little truths like this:
"Wisdom is doing."

Can you believe I didn't know that?

And the above picture is from my favorite moment. I will make my famous chocolate chip cookies for the first person to tell me what Dan learned about that rock in his hand.

Enjoy! I sure did. Thanks to Muad'Dib for always broadening my movie-going horizons.
Has anyone read the book?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A list of good

If it weren't for all my recent coughing, I would have been posting my many sneezes. So in the interest of changing my blog a little bit, here is a short list of things that have been making me sneeze:

1. Taking pretty pictures of pretty people
2. Seeing fun movies with fun people. (The Bee Movie, Beowulf, Mickey's Christmas Carol with my kids)

3. Playing Catan early mornings with my daughter curled up on my lap.

4. Waking up to Christmas in my living room every morning.

5. Being suprised by a smaller number than I anticipated.

6. Using my license to give without question.

7. Receiving kisses from my son.

8. Watching Rivulet dance.

9. Singing in a recording Studio - for three hours!

10. Being nuzzled by a rat for the first time in 13 years.

11. Cooking for my husband.

12. Being in tune with my angels.

13. Spending time with DreamPacker (finally).

14. Cleaning out the cupboards above and around my range hood.

15. Seeing my Grandma for lunch.

Well, those are my top 15 (how cool is it that I didn't feel right stopping at 10!) I'd expound, but I'm going on two hours of sleep and . . . no, let's just leave happy.

I have a warm place to sleep. I have children who love to cuddle me. I have a husband who appreciates what I do for him and his children. I am getting over my bronchial upset, and have the perfect gift for at least half the people on my list. So far, so GREAT!

And River just peed on the floor. Heaven, give me strength!