Friday, March 7, 2014

Life is Too Short

It's hard to keep the good vibes rolling in the winter month. It's been a bad winter this year. Record lows and never ending snow. Thankfully sunny days have seemed to arrive and hopefully will continue to come our way. It's funny how a little sun can be so deceiving. I kept looking out the windows last week thinking it looked warm when it was actually only 3 or 4 degrees outside. When the sun comes out I always make it a point to open all the curtains and spend a little time taking pointers from my cat and sprawling out in the pools of sunlight.

It has started to warm up a little here in TC and I'm hoping the forecast stays in the 30's and 40's. It would be wonderful if the snow melted down enough for the mountains of snow at the end of our driveway to shrink some.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Oscar Vibes

I know this post is coming to you a little late in the game, but I wanted to talk about it anyways. I watched the Oscars on Sunday with my mom and we both loved it. I live for award shows and started watching pre-red carpet stuff at 1:30! Can you tell I'm a wee bit obsessed?

I mean it's the best of so many worlds wrapped into one.


There were some amazing performances from Idina Menzel to U2 and freakin Bette Midler (nothing can beat her singing Wind Beneath My Wings).

Ellen was hilarious and charming and everything good. 

and of course MOVIES!
I'm always amazed by what movies can do. The way they can not only bring people together but provide an introduction for discussions. Many Oscar nominated movies and performances are about exploring the depth of human nature and those moments that have brought shame as well as those that have inspired triumph.

One last thing I love about award shows is the speeches. And man were there some good speeches on Sunday night. I laughed, I definitely cried (Jared Leto I'm looking at you), and I was reminded of all the wonderful people in my own life.

Do you ever think of who you'd thank during an award speech? Who do you think was best dressed of the night?