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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ethics

Ethics Definition:
1.  ethics
a. A set of principles of right conduct.
b. A theory or a system of moral values: "An ethic of service is at war with a craving for gain" (Gregg Easterbrook).
2. ethics (used with a sing. verb) The study of the general nature of morals and of the specific moral choices to be made by a person; moral philosophy.
3. ethics (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the members of a profession.
I have a high standard of ethics - some folks, not so much.  It makes it very hard somedays.  My values may be considered 'old-fashioned' sometimes.  Some people may think I am a party-pooper or a stick-in-the-mud.
But I believe in a higher power.  I believe that the Lord wants us to have a high standard of morals and ethics.  I believe in fairness and being equal to everyone I know.  I look at myself everyday in the mirror and while I may not always make the best choices - I make the choices that I believe are right, moral and ethical.  

I wish everyone did.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bloggy Changes ???



I can't believe I have had this blog for almost 6 years !  Wow!

I've always kept my blog somewhat light-hearted and mostly posted recipes, crochet and knit things, funny photos and some videos but I've been thinking more about what direction I want to go in as the new year is starting to creep upon me.

I've pretty much kept it kind of non-personal but I'm thinking of changing it up a little bit.  I am not going to come here and share my deepest, darkest secrets (not that I really have any) but I may write a little bit more about the on-goings in my life (which will still include some recipes and knitting/crochet stuff). 

While I have had almost three-quarters of a million viewers, the majority seem to come from Pinterest in search of this Chili Dog Casserole recipe, which is great!  But I just don't get the feeling I get a lot of readers, which is okay too.

I started thinking about who this blog is for - it is for me.  I don't have ads, I'm not here to try to make money or get endorsements, as many bloggers do (nothing wrong with that but that isn't why I started a blog).

I mainly started because of Ravelry.  As a way to document my crochet/knit projects. Lately it seems like all I do is post Funny Friday's - which I do enjoy but there is a lot more to me than that.

So... we shall see - I am just exploring and deciding what I want to do.  Only time will tell.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Boxcar Children

When I was a little girl, living in Columbus, Georgia, I loved library day at school - Waddell Elementary !  We had a day of the week that our class got to go to the library and just browse and read and check books out.  90% of the time I would head straight to the shelf where "The Boxcar Children" books were.

I loved reading the tales of Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny (and Watch, their dog) - and I loved, loved, love the illustration in the book - like the one above.  I think I liked them because they were silhouette type illustrations so I could imagine for myself what they really looked like.

The covers have been updated and modernized and have more detail illustrations on it (on the cover, not sure about inside the books) but here is what the book looked like that I read back in the day.


My favorite character was Violet - I think it was because I could relate to her.  She was about 10 years old (I was probably 7 or 8 at the time).  She is the most sensitive of the children and is skillful at painting and sewing. (Crafty girl - just like me).  She can frequently win over grouchy characters and is good with animals. (I have always been very good with animal and sometimes prefer their company over humans - LOL).  Violet is often very shy (just like me) and loves playing the violin (well I didn't play violin but I was learning to play piano at the time). Of course, her favorite color is violet or purple (again - just like me) and she always wears one of those colors (I don't do that but would like to).

Even though this is a children's book (actually a series of books) - I've been thinking about picking this up and re-reading it - it has been a VERY long time and I think I would enjoy re-visiting some old friends.

If I were rich and famous - I would make this book into a movie (which as far as I know has never been done).  Why hasn't anyone thought of that? 


What books did you enjoy as a child ?

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Friday, November 1, 2013

October 2013 Movies

A listing of new (to me) movies that I saw in October 2013

  • Gravity - I have loved Sandra Bullock since I first saw her in Love Potion # 9 and I am big fan of hers - I have like everything I have seen her in.  George Clooney first wooed me when he was on the Facts of Life and the sitcom E/R (I still often refer to him as Ace) and I also loved him in the drama ER).  I like movie with special effects - I like movies about space - so I knew I would like it.  I saw it in 3D IMAX, which to me, is the BEST way to see this movie to get the full effect.  It really isn't so much about space - it is really a "survival" movie.  Someone who doesn't really seem to have a reason to want to survive but yet does all she can to do so. May be hard to watch if you have motion sickness or vertigo issues but if not, then I recommend it.
  •  That's My Boy - I have said before how much I love Adam Sandler but....I am sorry, this movie was pretty bad.  In fact, his movies have been really hit and miss with me since about 2007 (Bedtime Stories, Chuck & Larry, Grown Ups were all okay) but That's My Boy, Just Go with It, Jack & Jill, Zohan - just were not very good (to me anyway - sorry Adam, I still love you though!!).  I thought he was wonderful in Reign Over Me and I really liked Hotel Transylvania (but that was just voice work).  I heard he and Drew Barrymore are making a new movie - (Familymoon) - I am looking forward it - I hope it makes me remember why I love him so much.
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