Saturday, December 31, 2005

Top 5 Movies...not!

...and I say "not!" because as I was making my list, I discovered I only saw five movies, in total, in 2005! This includes at the theater *and* video.
{I still call anything we rent "video" even though it's been DVD for how long??!}
{and, who am I kidding with the "we rent" statement - I have not even been *in* a video store for... three years?? It's Eric's thing, all the way}
So... this is not a Top Five list, it is The Five list.

This was prompted by my morning visit to Katie, thescrapbooklady's blog and her posting of her top 5 movies. And I thought, that could be cool thing to scrap. When I look back in like 10 years, it would be like a little time capsule.

The Five Movies Kristin Saw in 2005
Seen with my two oldest, as An Outing With Mom:

We rented this for a date night at home:


Another seen with the two Big Kids, because Elizabeth especially wanted to see this:
I saw this one with my mother-in-law, part of a premier screening in Cody, Wyoming! because the book authors live in Cody. This was a big deal for my sister-in-law's book club, winning tickets for all of them to go, and they gave two extra to us. We "dressed up" and had dinner at Maxwell's before The Show.


And this one, Our One and Only Date in 2005!


Katie linked to this cool listing of 2005 movies that I used to make my list. Thanks, Katie, for the inspiration!

One other list I made:

Movies I’m surprised I didn’t see:
Mr & Mrs Smith
Shop Girl
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – because Liz talked about it SO much!
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
Miss Congeniality 2
Perfect Man
Just like Heaven
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

If you make your own list, leave me a link!


Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Sunday, December 04, 2005

ode to the exclamation point...

okay, has anyone else noticed the abundance of exlamation points in online correspondence whether it's email, chat,forum postings-- especially forum postings. Much more than the average use In Real Life, you think? Every other sentence of mine, or more like EVERY one has one OR MORE of the little lines and dots. On reflection, I believe I may be coming across as a bit of a frenetic chick, when in said Real Life, I hardly ever have a comment to make that would warrant one in a transcript. My case in point, an email I just sent Fiddlette/Christine/Missy C :

Now see what you enabled...I couldn't talk that long about mo's stuff and not go buy something new! I needed closure!
I'm downloading primitive scrapbooker as i type this. (SLOWWWWLY though - its over 300 mb!!)
and it is not what i logged on to get, I keep meaning to finally buy some of her froufrou stuff, like i want the roses from ashley!! and everytime i end up with primitive something or an alpha!
and I have to space my purchases out- these teenagers are expensive!! - haha!
P.S. and i think i'm addicted to the exclamation point lately. i need to tone it down. i wished i'd proofed my interview for scrapmommies and taken out half of them. i sounded high on ritalin (sp?) or something. But see, I 've posted this whole paragraph and not one exclamation point. Physically sitting on my left hand.

Still am, sitting on that left hand -- see? not an exclamation in site on this posting. AND IT IS SO HARD.
Here is the referenced article in the Scrapmommies newsletter: I was the member profile for December (and that oh so needs an exlamation or two...) If you have not been to scrapmommies, it is the homiest comfy-cozy friendliest scrapsite I've run across. Read that newsletter. and come on over.
Whew. Not one (new) exclamation point. I can cancel that Overusers Anonymous meeting.

Cheers, Kristin

Thursday, December 01, 2005

If you give a mom a muffin...

...She’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
She’ll pour herself some.
Her three-year-old will spill the coffee.
She’ll wipe it up.

Wiping the floor, she’ll find dirty socks.
She’ll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry in the washer,
She’ll trip over boots and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her
she has to plan for supper.

She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She’ll look for her cookbook
(”101 Things To Do With a Pound of Hamburger” ).
The cookbook is setting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.

She will look for her checkbook.
The check book is in her purse
that is being dumped out by her two-year-old.
She’ll smell something funny.

She’ll change the two-year-old’s diaper.
While she is changing the diaper, the phone will ring.
Her five-year-old will answer and hang up.
She’ll remember she wants to phone a friend for coffee.

Thinking of coffee will remind her
that she was going to have a cup.

And chances are… If she has a cup of coffee,
Her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

-Author Unknown

{and if for some reason, like you live on Mars, you have not read If You Give A Mouse A Cookie RUN and buy this book for a child you love (or even yourself - the art is scrumptious!- this book started us on a journey of collecting Felicia-Bond-illustrated books 14 years ago) (hey- that would be a good blog subject - great kids books - we know a *few* of those! ;) }

More screen time

My sugar and spice is Elizabeth: "In a household with three males, we girls gotta stick together! You are my sunshine, my craft buddy, my cookie baker...and as you turn 13, you're becoming my make-up borrower, clothes borrower, shoe borrower, lets-talk-about-boys-and-hair girl... I'm just so glad I have you!"
And she got a big kick seeing her face here!
And I have to say I did too - it is such a treat to come across something you create somewhere you totally don't expect it!
And, changing the subject, is it Friday yet?