Tuesday, November 25, 2008
During this Thanksgiving week, I've been thinking of so very many things I have to be thankful for. I haven't been able to blog or create much the past few weeks because of all this moving stuff, but I should be able to get going on some things next week. Meanwhile, here are 2 things I am grateful for right now, which have helped me stop and take a breath during a very hectic time for me: first, these lovely yellow daisies, which were here when we moved in; they brighten the days for me. Second, the little birds have found my feeder, finally, after it sat untouched for several days. I love the backyard birds and have always had feeders in my yard. I was so hoping they would discover the feeder, and yesterday, there were 15 birds out there at one point--they are so cute!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This was me, recently! I think I've singlehandedly kept the Kleenex company in business over the past 2 weeks! I am still recovering from probably the worst cold I've ever had . . . I thought I had it made, healthwise, because I hadn't been sick in over 2 years! Unfortunately, colds always end up in my chest, and over my adult life, I've had more bronchitis needing antibiotics than I care to think about--FORTUNATELY, though, this time the bronchitis didn't get horribly bad and it was only the head cold part that was outrageous. I've been in the midst of unpacking what seems like billions of boxes for the past few days. I'm the kind of person who can't stand looking at a mess in my own house, so in spite of being sick, I've been working like crazy trying to get our new house in order. DH says to just STOP, but it's hard for me because I've always been so obsessive-compulsive about getting jobs done. I am so grateful to be finally feeling a little better, though--so very grateful!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
The quality of the video isn't great, but this is such a cute scene-I used to LOVE watching Shirley Temple movies when I was a kid--still do! I remember when I received a Shirley Temple doll for a birthday present one year, I was just so thrilled. Here are Shirley, Joan Davis, Bert Lahr (remember him from last week's Sunday Funnies?) and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, truly one of the best tap dancers who ever lived. Enjoy your Sunday . . .
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
This is a little video showing why Bert Lahr was a good choice to be cast as the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz. Lahr was a comic actor who appeared in burlesque and vaudeville shows and performed in Broadway musicals before making his feature film debut in 1931's "Flying High" -- I just loved him in the Wizard of Oz when I was young -- you can read more about him here.