Saturday, September 27, 2008

Goodbye, Paul...

"Yes, his eyes were that blue and beautiful. ...His legacy as a humanitarian for children around the world is unmatchable. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Joanne and the family."

~Eva Marie Saint

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Paul Newman died today. He was one of the last surviving actors that I consider truly great. His piercing blue eyes and loveable cocky attitude endeared him to generations. Portraying characters such as Ari Ben Canaan, Ben Quick, Rocky, or Billy the Kid, he made each one come alive with his brilliant acting.

We will never be able to forget him. He will be greatly missed.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Thurday-ish Night...

I have oodles of work to finish for school, but I am still sitting here in front of the computer, with my feet tucked up beneath me, enjoying this quiet moment to myself for all I am worth.

My head aches, my throat hurts, and my feet are cold, but inside I am so content. Even the most miserable of colds couldn't snatch that away from me right now. God's peace resides in my heart and the whole world seems an open book just waiting to be read.

It feels scribble something for myself for once, instead of writing something to be scrutinized by the biased college professor, who believes that under no circumstances should "life" be capitalized, when I know that sometimes it must. Not that I'm complaining mind you, as I really, truly love my college work, but...if you love to write, you'll know exactly what I mean. It's as if I have stumbled across of a piece of myself again after misplacing it for far too long. Just like those stubborn shoes or stray knitting needles I can never seem to find at the moment I need them most. You don't know how good it feels!

My sore throat seems to know that there is a container of delicious, chocolate-peanut butter ice cream in the freezer. I just might have some as I curl up on the couch.

And I believe I'll find an extra pair of socks for these icy toes.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

We Will Never Forget...

Seven years ago today an immeasurable tragedy occured.
Families were torn apart--lives were shattered and forever more changed.

We have not forgotten; we will not forget.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fashion Flops...

Here are a few funny vintage fashions I wouldn't want to be caught in! Whether done purely in fun, as a sign of the fashion of the times, or just an over-the-top still makes you think twice about what you decide to put on for the day!
Anne Francis

I love quirky vintage photos, but this one is just a
little too strange for my taste.
I don't know why, but it seems just a bit creepy to me to have a
pair of live birds sitting on your earrings.

Whoever came up with the idea for this photo session, shot right past that cute mark
in my opinion. And what's up with her bangs??

Lucille Ball

Lucille looks glamorous, but what's with the wrap...and dare I say muff?
How big can you get? I think after wearing this for an
hour or two you'd have a serious neck ache...not
to even mention the people running away in fright down the sidewalk.

Now tell me the truth. If you saw that sashaying down the sidewalk, wouldn't you be frightened??


Coat on...

Coat off.

Why would she take off the coat but leave that hideous hat
(dare I call it that) on her head?
It just isn't flattering.

Jobyna Ralston

Being a curly-haired girl myself, I can only
wonder why they didn't tell this poor girl that she
should never brush her hair.
The hat does nothing to de-emphasize the fact that she looks
as if she just stuck her finger in a lightsocket.

I'm feeling you, sister, I'm feeling you.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Room Without Books...

Joanne Woodward

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Cicero (attributed)

An Excuse of Sorts...


I've done it again. Or rather life has.

I've meant to post. I really, really have, but everything has been topsy-turvy of late and the joy of blogging has been one of the first things to go on the back burner. As sad as it makes me feel (☺) to see just six measly posts for August, that's all that Time has really allowed me. School and a multitude of projects for that have kept me busy; Mama, poor thing, has been in the hospital again suffering from kidney stones and just yesterday had surgery; Elizabeth recently celebrated her eleventh birthday and planning for a party, shopping for gifts, etc., has made life rather hectic. An aunt was so very, very kind to take over the party for us (always family only) and have it at her house when Mama was in so much pain and in the hospital. She made all of the food and cake and was so nice to ensure that Elizabeth would still have a lovely day. Twice before Mama was in the hospital on her birthday...and my aunt wanted to make sure that she wouldn't have sad memories on another day. Such a blessing!

I'd better go for now. I'm going to try to keep posting regularly...I really am. (Notice I said try! ☺) I have lots of posts planned and book reviews, lovely vintage photos, and more glimpses into my simple, simple life...

So be sure to drop by and visit!