THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD TIMES IN 2009!
This my dear friends is how all of you make me feel!....So to all you who have not yet started bloggland then my New Years wish for you is start a blog and never look back!
To all of my dear friends that have joined me this past year in all my ups and downs I wish you the very best New Year ever. I wish for you in the new year ahead that you all believe in yourself and that all your dreams come true in 2010. I wish for you Inner Peace, Well Being, Security, Beauty and Happiness.
Tomorrow is a Fresh Start for all us! Some of us need this more than others....
Remember this by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
It's Only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth----and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up----that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the ONLY one we had.....
So another wish I have for all of you is starting this January 1st 2010 that You all live each day to the very fullest and enjoy all that God has given us to enjoy. That includes taking the time to enjoy my blog (hahaha) and everyone else that has crossed your path.
Today try to see your world a little differently. Take the time to enjoy all the beauty that surrounds you.
Just recently I have been getting emails from some of you out here that are really having bad times in your life and not sure which way to turn. To you I hope that you start trusting again mostly in yourselves and that you especially trust your own instincts. Try to remember this LOVE yourself first and everything else will fall into place for you. I have found out in the last few years from a lot of trial and error that you really have TO love yourself to get anything done in this world of ours.
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU FROM ME!
I have to tell you about the funnest movie..... One moment I was laughing and the next moment I was crying.
This is a must see movie and one that I will have watch again and again.
I promise you will laugh until you can not laugh any more.
'It's Complicated,' with Meryl Streep, is funny food for thought
By Michael O'Sullivan
Friday, December 25, 2009; WE18
Some of the best -- and dirtiest -- lines in "It's Complicated" can't be printed in a family newspaper. Heck, some of the best lines aren't even lines.
Instead, they're looks, landed with the skill of a Chesley Sullenberger by two masters of comic acting in this very grown-up -- and very funny -- love story. The romantic comedy about a divorced couple having an affair manages to be both light on its feet and heavy enough to deliver something of a message. But more on that later.
The masters in question, of course, are Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin. As Jane and Jake Adler -- 10 years divorced and with three grown children, yet suddenly drawn back into each other's lives (and beds) after a drunken fling over the weekend of their son's (Hunter Parrish) college graduation -- the stars pick up the movie and run away with it. The writing and direction, by rom-com veteran Nancy Meyers ("Something's Gotta Give"), are deft enough. But it's Streep and Baldwin's gamely ribald performances, and their seemingly effortless, effervescent chemistry, that put the pep in this movie's highly choreographed, yet richly entertaining step.
True to the film's title, Jane and Jake's affair is a little tricky, made so both by the fact that Jake is remarried, to a hot but hard-looking harpy played by Lake Bell, and by the growing flirtation between Jane and Adam (Steve Martin), the gentlemanly architect who's redoing her house.
Women of a certain age are going to love that. They won't know which is sexier: that Jane is lusted over by two handsome suitors or that she's finally getting her dream kitchen.
In other words, there's two kinds of cheesecake being served here. The half-sexy, half-comic kind exemplified by an all-but-naked Baldwin attempting to hide his considerable girth (and man parts) behind the flimsy screen of a laptop computer -- in one hilarious seduction scene that involves Martin's character watching in horror at the other end of a video-chat screen -- and cheesecake of a more literal sort.
Jane, you see, is a talented chef and owner of a bustling bakery-cum-coffeehouse, and Meyers sets as many scenes as possible within its homey confines. There, or in Jane's casually elegant home kitchen, around whose farm-style table she's often shown preparing food for her adorable brood, which includes daughters played by Zoe Kazan and Caitlin Fitzgerald, and a future son-in-law (John Krasinski, never better).
Now, about that message.
Ten years after her marriage failed, food has become, for Jane, almost a surrogate for love. She uses it to bind her kids to her. She uses it to seduce Adam, in a late-night bout of the munchies brought on by a pot-fueled party, after which they passionately bake chocolate croissants together. And it's one of the things that Jake misses most about his ex-wife (and that just might explain that considerable girth). "I love it when you smell like butter," he tells her, in Baldwin's trademark, big-cat purr.
I am at home tonight not ringing in the New Year because its back to the sheriff's office in the morning and 3:30 am always comes way too early. I hate to say it but I dread tomorrow because of all the drunks that will be arrested tonight. If you do ring in the New Year tonight please be safe and