Monday, May 28, 2007

# memorial day # movies

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day to remember those who have died in our nation's service.

Always Remember
We bow our heads in silent grace;
Proud to stand upon this place.
To honor those who we love and lost;
Whose lives were taken at such a cost.
Through the pain and sorrow, for all the brave and true;
To always be remembered by me and by you.
To heal the minds and hearts, of those who still live;
Always remembering what they had to give.
Live your lives with pride in hearing what I say;
May God bless and keep you on this and every day.

Mike Baird

It's monday and we're supposed to be having a cookout, but we're not, with all this moving and packing we completely forgot to get charcoal and meat etc......oh well, we can still remember the Veterans and say a prayer for those that have passed, their families and those currently serving our country and families too. True Heroes!

I've posted my Menu Plan Monday over at my food blog and if you take a look on my sidebar, I've also added the Menu there, that way you can see what we're eating everyday, I'm not sure you even care but just in case you're curious LOL

I also posted some new recipes, Golden Bread Slices, Coriander Breaded Soup and Cod with Cream Sauce, I'll be adding some more during the day....oh and btw, they're all portuguese recipes.

But now I have to tell you about my shopping experience the other day, and be prepared because it's a bit of a rant. I decided to go shopping for a bikini *GASP* WHY, why do I do this to myself???

I would love to know who came up with those dressing rooms, who was the genius that invented the bright horrible lighting and the fun house mirrors???? Seriously, they're not fun at all....if you want to feel horrible about yourself then GO buy a bikini but make sure you try it on. There's dimples and bumps and wrinkles in places you had no idea existed and quite frankly I don't believe they DO, the mirrors just want you to believe that. I walked out of there so depressed and scowling at every single skinny hot girl that walked by me, wished burgers and fries on them and ended up NOT buying anything.

Then because apparently the dressing room experience wasn't enough to put me down, my bladder joined in by making me use the public bathrooms, or the GLASS CAGES as I like to think of them. Is there anything worse than trying to go in a public bathroom??? What is up with those doors, I always picture saloon doors, you know the ones that only cover half of your body???
Because that's not enough either, they have huge gaps on the sides, so I've started using my kids as DB's (door blockers), I stick one on one side and the other on the other side and then go as fast as I can.

Nothing like sitting there while someone is washing their hands and smiling at you....embarrassing.

Last night I finished watching the movies I had or "chick flicks" as my hubby likes to say. I watched "The Queen" which was just brilliant, Helen Mirren was outstanding.......I also watched "Marie Antoinette" with Kirsten Dunst which was really good too. I'm a huge fan of any movie during the Elizabethian or Victorian Era's.

Sadly I have none left to watch today, so I guess I'll catch up on my reading, most of my books are already packed away but I do have a few I got from the library to tide me over until the move.

Friday morning we're flying to Oklahoma City for my MIL's wedding, this will be the first time the kids are in an airplane so I'm curious as to how this will go. I think Nicholas will be ok but Jasmine is deathly afraid of heights and has already stated that she will NOT be sitting at a window seat. Any advice on flying with little ones???

I have laundry waiting for me and a house to clean so I'm leaving you with a video clip for this Memorial Day.


  1. What a wondeful post to honor our Nations Heros! Happy Memorial Day!


  2. The poem and video were so touching. Thank you for sharing them!!

    And I laughed out loud at your line about sitting there and someone is washing their hands and smiling at you. I HATE that!!! There is nothing worse than sitting there and making eye contact with someone thru the crack in the door. They are NOT supposed to be looking in that direction!!!!!

  3. If you tell the flight attendant that your kids are flying for the first time, they sometimes have little plastic wings that they pin on kids. It's pretty cute and you can usually get a fun picture.

    Take gum to chew to help their ears pop and let Jasmine know that if she can see out the window, she can see what everyone around the outside of the plane is doing and watch the trees and houses get smaller. Whenever I get nervous about a situation, I begin looking at the technical stuff and it takes my mind off the actual situation.

    Good luck. They'll probably be very cool about it.

  4. Wonderful post, Sandra! Great poem and video.

    I've never been bikini shopping, but I imagine it could be worse than swimsuit shopping! I find it VERY depressing to go clothes, etc. shopping for myself. But I do enjoy shopping for Olyvia and Steve, though.

    I dislike using public restrooms with a passion. I always try to get the stall the fartherest away from the mirrors, so that no one can see me through those large cracks!

    Flying with kids?!?!? Benadryl to make them sleep, portable dvd player for movies, gum for their ears, make it an adventure.


  5. I bet the kids will do fine on the plane! But dvd player or movie on laptop can be a great way to go too, keeps them occupied!

  6. I loved The Queen, too. My husband and I took a day off work lst winter and actually went to the theater and saw it. Helen Miran really deserved the Oscar for this.

  7. I hope the plane trip goes well. Wave as you fly into OK! ;o)

  8. One of the advantages to getting older is that no one expects to see you in a bikini. I noticed recently that big flowery swimsuits with SKIRTS are back in style and I did the happy dance, right there in Target for all to see. LOL

    Funny, we watched The Queen last weekend too. I loved it but I tell you, I've always been a Diana fanatic and although Helen WAS brilliant, I really enjoyed all the shots of Diana. I think I'll always miss her.

    We also watched Because I Said So with Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore. Fun, fun movie, if you can find a spare two hours in the next few weeks. LOL

  9. Ohhhh that picture, at the Wall.....

    Ohhh sigh...


  10. Lovely, moving post.
    On another note, we watched both The Queen and Marie Antoinette. Both good.In Queen I loved the photography and the way Helen Mirren portrayed the development of the character. She a great actress, anyway.
    Dunst was so much part of her role in Marie Antoinette. And the costumes and colors were amazing!
    Enjoy your trip!


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