Thursday, January 15, 2009

On my dvd player this week:
My son saw Mystery Men at a sleepover party and LOVED it.  It is the story of a group of would-be superheros with very unusual talents.  One shovels better than anyone else, another flings forks remarkably well, one is invisible (but only when no one is watching), and our boys' favorite:  one whose power to fart is simply amazing.  I was especially drawn to the PMS avenger who worked only 4 days per month.  Unfortunately, she didn't make the final team.   The movie is rated PG-13 and my 9 and 6 year old children loved it, and that should tell you just a little somethin' 'bout our parenting.
In my mailbox this week:
We always read "Guideposts" magazine growing up and I still subscribe.  My mom, younger sister, and I always enjoyed Sue Monk Kidd's articles.  I am now the only person in the country who hasn't read or seen The Secret Life of Bees.  My mom and sister tell me it is decidedly un-Guideposts-like.  Thanks, Red, for sending them.  It took about a week.  Since I'm talking about you, I shall once again post the only picture I have of you since you hate it but have not sent me another:
And I did mention my mom, too. Have you met my mom and dad?  You should.
And since I'm in a stream of consciousness mode, my parents' picture made me think of how they pray every day for my kids, so it was exciting when they were here to celebrate Miracle Boy's 1st place finish in the league in December.
And that stinky hockey jersey reminds me of the wet laundry languishing in the washer, begging for a little attention from me, and maybe, just maybe a move to the dryer.
Okay. I'm done with this post.


Unknown said...

I loved The Mermaid Chair...I wanted to up and leave and go to South Carolina right then and there!!! I have not read The secret Life of Bee's, but want to before I watch the DVD when it comes out.

Your Mom and Dad are so cute!

Hockey clothes stink to high heaven...I think maybe Febreeze was created just for that purpose. Yuck-O

Have a great day!


Pancake said...

I loved the secret life of bees! Oh and stinking hockey jerseys... I SO UNDERSTAND!!! good luck with that!!!!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I loved The Secret Life of Bees. I read it last year...always the late bloomer here!

I know all about the "stinky" boy thing! I have Little T~ But you gotta love 'em anyway!

Mental P Mama said...

You gotta love the stink;)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i have not read eithe rbook but have seen the movie of the mermaid chair... I need those books i think...
hummm stinky boy clothes related to sporting activities... yeah been there.

Unknown said...

Wow....I STILL read them!And I have NOT read either of prescibed books...but I now have them on my list!! THANKS.

AND it is NEVER too late to post Vintage thingies thursday!

Ashley said...

EEk! I'm remembering the smell of worn hockey clothes. Heaven help you. Haha! Glad your parents were there for the victory!

Anonymous said...

Streams of consciousness are fun. I haven't seen or read Secret Life Of Bees, because every time I pick up the book at my sister's place, she says, "I think you'd like it, but it is sad." So I set it back down. Life has been sad enough on it's own past few years, so I gravitate towards humorous things which makes me feel shallow. So, I am confessing so that you feel better and know you are not the ONLY one.
You're parenting rocks. I should email you what my kid watched this past weekend. I could not possibly confess it to anyone else!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I stuck in the grammar mistakes for fun. Woo Hoo

I like to amuse you

Dr.John said...

That was a fun tour. From stinky kid to parents or was it from parents to stinky kid.
In an case it was a fun read.

Mrs4444 said...

If you have any fragments left, join me for Friday Fragments tomorrow! :) The Secret Life of Bees MUST be listened to on CD, seriously. It is wonderful!! I can't wait to go to the movie.

Christine Gram said...

Is Mystery Men the movie with the guy that spews circuitous wisdom like "If you don't hit the ball, the ball will hit you"???... we've been trying to figure this out for a couple days now.