Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cocktail, schmocktail.

What the heck is a cocktail dress anyway?  I'm about the most unfeminine woman I know, and this very Saturday I have to come up with a DRESS to wear to my brother's wedding.  Yes, my baby brother is getting married.  I distinctly remember changing his diaper a time or two and winding the crank on his swing when it stopped and the little shit started crying.  Ah, but he was cute.  And I was so happy to hold him and play tricks on him when I was a mischievous 9 year old and he was a gullible 3 year old.  I quite happily convinced him that my feet could talk one day.  I tried to play with his "boy" toys even though I was girl(ish).  And I used to watch him walk around the yard with a stick in his hand pretending to be He-Man - making sure he didn't wander out of sight.  On our tire swing that hung from a very high limb on one of our dad's 200 year old oak trees, Josh could really swing dangerously high.  We were always afraid that thing would break and he'd go sailing into the yard smashing every bone in his body.  I think my father really believed Josh wouldn't live to be 10 years old.  But he did.  The little guy is now 30.  And he's getting married.  Ah...but forget nostalgia.  Now the pressure's on for me to find a stinkin' dress to wear to his wedding and I haven't the foggiest idea of where to start.  What the heck is a cocktail dress?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Read this book by Jessica Jewett

I read this in ONE NIGHT!  If you have a Kindle or Kindle program on your iPhone it's only $4.99.  Amazing narrative from an amazing lady about her past life as Fanny Chamberlin (wife of famous Civil War soldier Lawrence Chamberlin) and her reincarnation to her present life.  Very inspiring story.  Open your minds and your hearts to the possibilities, and support independent publishing at the same time.  Definitely grabs the reader from the first page to the last.  I didn't want it to end!  Two great things to compliment the book, only after you've read it, are to watch the movies Gods & Generals and Gettysburg.  I have always been very interested in the Civil War since being exposed to it in my 11th grade U.S. history class.  I was in the theater the first night when Gods & Generals came out (even though I had my wisdom teeth out that day)!  I have also visited the Gettysburg battlegrounds several times - which is something everyone who lives in America should do at some point in your life.  It doesn't matter where you're from, North or South, a lot of tragedy took place there, and you kind of have to see it in person to understand how huge it really was.  Put it on your bucket list.