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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Love Les Miserable

I have a new obsession.
Les Miserable
The story is so wonderful. Jean Valjean is one of my new favorite literary heroes. Cosette, Inspector Javert, Marius, Fontine, Thenardier, Enjolras, Eponine…
The music, the costumes, the cast, the set, the whole production is exquisite!
I’ve seen some videos on YouTube of other productions but this one is my favorite.
Its funny, sometimes the main hero or heroine isn’t my favorite. I really like Eponine because I love the songs she sings.
Have you seen Les Miz? Which song is your favorite? Which character is your favorite? Or least favorite? Who would make up your ideal cast?
Here are two of my favorite songs.
One Day More

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Is it clear to others that you love them?"

I’ve been seeing some stuff that needs to change.
Some areas that need to be cleaned up and straightened out.
One of those areas is my relationship with my siblings.
“Is it clear to others that you love them?”
Wow, that’s convicting.

I love my siblings, they bring so much joy to my life but quite frankly that can be annoy me slap out. They give me sensory overload. :)

But to be honest I expect too much out of them. I need to work on being more understanding.

Selfishness is the root of so many sins. Actually I can’t think of a sin that doesn’t have its root in selfishness. Dying to self is so difficult. But I’ll do hard things or die trying. ;)

Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it..yet. Tomorrow is an opportunity to do better, to be more kind, considerate, and selfless.
"Selfishness is not living like one wishes to live, its asking others to live as one wishes to live." ~Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Thursday is Saint Patrick’s Day! I love St Patrick’s Day!!
I’m planning on wearing green on the days leading up to it. I like to get really into it.
I’m going to listen to Celtic music, watch the Today show and Good Morning America for Irish dancing and the amazing group Celtic Woman. My family loves Celtic music. Its one of my favorite styles.
I might even put on a thick Irish accent….maybe..
Our favorite Irish group is Celtic Thunder. Did you know that their new CD “Heritage” is number one on the charts right now! It just goes to show that people still appreciate good music. We got the CD last week and its really GREAT!
Our favorite song by far is “A Place in the Choir” you should just see Lily Kate, it makes her dance.
But we also love “Galway Girl”, “Home from the Sea”, and “Gold and Silver Days.”

This is from their very first show, its one of my favorite songs of theirs.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Our Cousins are Coming!!!

Today's the day we've been waiting for! There first visit with us in our new home! We're so excited!!
Wow, I look pale in this picture. We need some sunshine. :)
We have so much fun when we visit each other. Late nights nights talking, singing, and reading blogs. Good Times. :) You should just here our harmony, its quite...interesting.:) Me, I stick with the melody but Lydia is learning to harmonize with Aunt Monica. She's getting better, I'm glad because its a lot more fun.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

the great classics that we've never read

                                                         A lovely stack of vintage books, thanks Google images.

“A classic is a book everyone talks about and nobody read.” ~ Mark Twain
Yeah its true, how many times have you heard about “War and Peace”, “A Christmas Carol”, and “Ben Hur” and how great they are but you’ve never taken the time to read it for yourself.
I’ve never read any of these books either. I’d like to. Sometimes we think that they will be a massive, daunting book that will go on forever, and ever, and ever…
They will lull us to sleep
Yeah, I’ve read some books that do seem to never end. Ever read “The Pickwick Papers?” If you have you’ll know what I’m talking about. This book was written by Dickens when he was beginning his literary career at the age of twenty-four. He was paid per word and he thus made the story large, and with as many words as he could cram in. It is a very long, detailed, story. And I most likely wouldn’t have finished it if it hadn’t been for school. It was good but I don’t plan on reading it again anytime soon. ;)
But on the other hand there are some books that are just as good as as I had heard they would be, in some cases better.
Here are a few that I have really enjoyed:
“A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. There is a huge difference in “The Pickwick Papers” and “A Tale of Two Cities.” A completely different style. This book was wonderful. I love it. And just for the record I like Sidney Carton the best.
“Emma” by Jane Austen. This is my favorite Austen book. For three days it was glued to my hands. No movie adaption has come close to “Pride and Prejudice” but I like this book better than “P&P.”
“Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell. Besides the fact that there is a lot of stuff that I skipped it was on the whole a good story. Wouldn’t recommend it to young teens but if you know which parts to skip (and since the movie is one of my favorites I know where those are) it is a very good story. Loyalty to your home and gumption to keep going play major roles in this book.
“The Scarlet Pimpernel” By Baroness E. Orczy. I’ve been listening to this on and it is one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read. It takes place during the French Revolution as does “ATOTC” and is so good.  I love it, I love it, adore it.
So that concludes my little ramble, thank you and good night. J