If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday Medley


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1.  Haiku poetry is actually pretty easy to write.  Give it a try right here...
Am not a poet
But giving it a try
Still not a poet
2.  Haiku poetry aside, have you ever written a poem?  Will you share it with us?
Nope, see the above.
3.  Do you have a favorite poet or does poetry usually make you yawn?
I'm not a big fan of poetry.
4.  April 17  is National Ellis Island Family History Day, too,  Did any of your ancestors or relatives immigrate through Ellis Island from another country? 
Yes, my great grandfather and his brother immigrated from Germany.  I've always heard one of them was a stow-a-way.  Never verified for sure.
5.  We also celebrate National Cheeseball Day on April 17th.  Do you have a favorite cheeseball recipe to share with us or have cheeseballs basically disappeared from parties today?
My sister makes a really good cheeseball and that's about the only one I ever get.  I do not have a recipe with me, although I have made it before.
6.  If you want to share, please tell us something random about your week.
After church Sunday we are leaving on a trip to Florida and Texas to visit our girls.  I can't wait!  Although, I haven't even started packing yet.  lol
Cathy

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thankful Thursday


Things I am thankful for:

** Our local PetSmart does a good job grooming Lucy.  We've used several different groomers there and they have all done well.


**  God's beautiful spring creation.  This blooming tree is in my sister's yard.



**  Hubby and I were involved an accident on Saturday.  I'm thankful that we were not injured and the damage is not terrible and we will still be able to take the van on our trip.


**  I've enjoyed having time to work on this baby blanket this week.  Hoping to get it completed before Easter.


**  We went to breakfast at Cracker Barrel and this cute bunny sat on the hearth.  Just had to get a picture.  Oh and breakfast was delicious!


Hope you have plenty of things to be thankful for this week.  You can click here to join in with Rebecca and Friends.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday Medley



1. How many siblings do you have? 4  Are you rivals or do you support each other in all you do?  I believe we support each other very well as adults.  Now when we were kids, I'm sure we were rivals at time, but no one else better pick on us.  lol



2.  Have you heard of the Birth Order Book?  What are your thoughts on the premise that your birth order affects everything you do in life? I have heard of the book but have not read it, so it's a little hard for me to answer this.  I'm the middle child, so I know I must be the most special.  lol

3.  Is there something that you still do that drives your siblings crazy?  Talking way too much.  I guess that's why they called me Chatty Cathy.  

4.  Are you closer to your siblings now than you were when you were younger?  I think I've always felt pretty close to them.  Being in the middle gave me opportunity to be close with the older and younger ones.  There have been times we didn't get to be as close as at other times in life.

5.  Would you dare to tell us an embarrassing story about a sibling?  No, I don't think I will here.  They might hurt me.  lol

6.  Tell us something random about your week.
My eye doctor sent me to a neuro specialist because of something he saw during my regular exam.  I went to see him yesterday and all is good!  My optic nerve is exactly what it's supposed to be.  Thank you Lord!  Love those good reports from the doctor.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thankful Thursday



Things I'm thankful for today:

*  Bible Study - our ladies' group is doing "One in a Million" by Priscilla Shirer and it is so awesome.  It's based of the Israelites release from captivity in Egypt and wandering in the wilderness and then reaching Canaan.  And how only 2 of the original group of 2 million actually made it to the Promised Land.  Which means only one in a million made it.  If only a few are going to make it to living fully the life God intends for us (our Promised Land), I want to make sure I'm one of them.

*  Good results - I've going in for my yearly mammogram and all is well.  I love getting this report!  God has truly blessed me.

*  I got my new glasses last week as my exam showed I needed some new corrections made in the lenses.  I'm still deciding whether I like them or not.  But at least I'm seeing pretty good with them after the first couple of days of getting used to them.


*  They tell me the weather is beautiful outside (almost perfect they said).  I can't wait to go home and take the puppy for a walk this evening.  I think we'll both be thankful.

So what are you thankful for?  If you'd like to see other people's lists, click here.

Cathy

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday Medley


Everything below this line is copied from the National Calendar website.

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National Film Score Day Art


NATIONAL FILM SCORE DAY


As the opening scenes of a long-anticipated movie begin to flicker across the screen, a rising cadence undulates through the theater setting the mood. A musical note plays, then two, and soon the theater is filled with a beautifully layered orchestral music masterwork. This musical accompaniment to the film you’re watching is called the “Film Score.”

On April 3, National Film Score Day recognizes the musical masterpieces called “Film Scores” and, more specifically, the very talented composers who create them.

Imagine your favorite film without a few well-placed notes enhancing the emotion of a dramatic on-screen exchange or some rousing orchestral music elevating the intensity of a thrilling chase scene. Would Star WarsJawsThe Lord of the Rings films, or the Harry Potter films be the same without their complementary musical scores? Without the film score, would we be compelled to cower in fear in our seats, or imagine a fascinating newly discovered world? Music heightens emotions, sharpens our senses and focuses our attention. Without a doubt, the film score indeed is the fiery soul of a film.

Throughout film history, from the perennial classics to the modern day blockbusters, we easily recognize our favorite movies merely by a few notes of a film’s orchestral soundtrack. Those chords often ignite a rush of fond memories and, with each new film released, a talented composer creates another magnificent work of musical art that elicits a new set of lasting movie memories.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Decades of accomplished composers from Miklós Rózsa, Shirley Walker, Bernard Herrmann, and Leonard Bernstein to John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Rachel Portman, and Michael Giacchino – hundreds more too numerous to name – have created lifetimes of masterworks.


Share with us your most memorable film score moments. Is it John Williams’ sweeping film scores for Star Wars and Harry Potter? Jerry Goldsmith’s music for Rudy, Alien, Hoosiers, or Star Trek? James Horner’s score for Titanic or Field of Dreams?


Use #NationalFilmScoreDay to share your fond movie music memories on social media.




HISTORY

Jeffrey D. Kern from Movie Scores and More Radio founded national Film Score Day to celebrate and highlight the tireless achievements of the talented composers and their treasured musical masterworks that bring so much joy to moviegoers around the globe! 

Why April 3rd?
On April 3, 1942, Alexander Korda’s film The Jungle Book was released with an orchestral score by the legendary composer, Miklós Rózsa. The following year, a recording made directly from the soundtrack was published in its entirety on 78-RPM record album with narration by Sabu, the film’s star. The Jungle Book soundtrack became the first commercial recording of a non-musical U.S. film’s orchestral score to ever be released. The album was a success.
In honor of the first-ever score to be released, we celebrate National Film Score Day on April 3 — the day The Jungle Book originally premiered in 1942!

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Film Score Day to be observed annually beginning in 2018!
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1.  Let's talk about film scores/songs.  What is the first one that you thought about when you saw today's subject?
Probably Star Wars
2.  Do you remember the first movie you ever saw on the "big screen"?  Would you tell us about it?
I'm not sure I remember the first one, but one of the first ones would be Lady and the Tramp.  I don't remember the music, but I loved Lady!  I was probably around 5 or so
3.  Who is your favorite female movie star?  Who is your favorite male movie star?  Go ahead and list more than one if you must.
I love Doris Day and Rock Hudson together.  They made some of the funniest movies ever.  I'm not sure I really have a favorite current day star, although, Pierce Brosnan as James Bond is pretty awesome.  lol
4.  How about those old black & white movies!  Which one do you always stop and watch, even just a little, when channel surfing?
See answer #3.  Pillow Talk is my favorite!  Actually come to think of it, I'm not sure that was a black and white movie.  Nope, I just checked it was color.  But I love it anyway.
5.  Is there a movie quote that makes you laugh or one that you repeat often in life that you can share with us?  Will we know what movie it comes from without you telling us?
"Let me tell you something, Toula.  The man is the head, but the woman is the neck.  And she can turn the head any way she wants."
6.  Please share something random about your week with us.
Not much randomness this week.  Just work, Bible Study, (hopefully a quiet evening at home tonight), etc.  But it's a good week and just the way I like it.

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Hoping your are having a good week.

Cathy