Snapdragons at the base of Stone Mountain 11/27/11.
Kay's Happy Jalapeno Corn Casserole 11/24/11.
Movies! I love them! Many times I disagree with the choice of the movie critics. About Schmit is one example, the critics loved that movie. My husband and I use that movie to judge the bad movies we see. "Was that as bad as About Schmidt?" "No, only about half as bad". Now,those two movies above? I have no idea what the critics have said about them but I just saw them both and enjoyed them very much.
On Thanksgiving Day, after enjoying a nice time at my Dad's, my husband and I came home and watched The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. This came out last year and was on TV. It is a wonderful movie! Beautifully filmed and staying fairly close to the book with only a few exceptions, it was such a nice ending to a wonderful day. After the film was over and we were reading the credits, remarking on how much we loved it, we see the British director's name... Michael Apted.
Ah, I said there you have it... he is one of my favorites!! This is the list of movies that he has directed that I have seen and love: Coalminer's Daughter, Gorillas In The Mist , Thunderheart, Amazing Grace, and now... this one I just saw on Thanksgiving! He also did some fascinating documentaries on children that he first filmed when they were seven years old. Have you ever seen them? 7up/ 7plus seven/21 up/28 up/35up/42up...he filmed them every seven years. I love everything that he has ever done!
The second movie that we saw was in celebration of our son's birthday. All three of us went to see the new Muppet Movie and it was such a joyous movie and we enjoyed it very much indeed. ( I just noticed that the Muppet Movie will be out in theaters in Britain, I think in February, gives you something to look forward to, right?) It is also directed by a British director named James Bobin. (Kay, do they have to be British for you? Well, I can't help it, they just are!) The story is so cleverly written, the music is good and of course, there are muppets! This movie works both for children AND adults. Even though Jim Henson is no longer with us, I thought it was a very nice touch to have a poster of him above the theater at the end of the movie, it was as if he was giving this movie his blessing.
Jim Henson's Rowlf was on the Jimmy Dean Show in the early 60's. I remember staying up to watch that show just so I could see Rowlf! Kermit was also Jim's voice. In the Muppet Movie from 1979 these muppets sang a song together. (Both voices are by Jim Henson, he just recorded them separately and the voices were blended together later.) I found this song on Youtube. If you listen to it, you might just sing it all day too! Would love it if I caused someone to sing! Please let me know if you have seen either of these movies and if you haven't, then I urge you to do so!