A Movie Feast

While I had plans for the weekend, I woke up early Saturday morning with a fever and chills and a severe respiratory infection. After a visit to the doctors for medication, I crawled into bed. Since I couldn’t get out this weekend, I decided to catch up on the movies that I haven’t had time to watch. First, I watched Last Vegas starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline and Mary Steenburgen. With so many great actors in one movie, I had great expectations. I was not disappointed. Having recently reunited with a childhood friend, I especially enjoyed the bond that they shared for so many years—once a best friend, always a best friend.

 

After my son and husband went out, I watched Sex Tape with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. First, I related to being a mommy blogger. Then, I was amazed at how well they portrayed the challenges of being parents. It is stressful and exhausting for all of us, and we need to find ways to reconnect with our partner. And, just like Annie and Jay, we need to remember why we wanted to be together in the first place. I think every couple could benefit from watching Sex Tape. But, it is important to remember that you’re not 18 anymore. Don’t try all of the positions! What is the best movie you have watched lately?

Where is Robin?

Throughout the Award Season, we have seen touching tributes to Robin Williams. But, now as the Award Ceremonies come to an end, where will we find Robin Williams? We will find him in the faces of the children that he helped at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at http://www.stjude.org/. And, we will find him through the charity #BeRobin started by Margaret Cho to continue the work Robin started with the homeless. For more information about #BeRobin and how they are helping the homeless, go to http://margaretcho.com/2014/12/10/new-berobin-event-videos/. If you want to read about Robin Williams, you can find articles about him in sites such as http://www.robin-williams.net/. Most importantly you will find Robin Williams in our hearts.

Battleship

My love of Battleship began in my youth with hours of fierce battles with my brothers. We named my older brother Admiral, because he won the most battles. So, I was elated when the movie Battleship hit the theaters. Filled with great action scenes and music, my family and I loved the movie and have watched it many times. The genius of Peter Berg has brought to life our favorite childhood game renewing our love for Battleship, making it necessary for us to purchase the new automated Battleship game. With all of the snow and cold this winter, we have been revisiting our love of Battleship. What do you love most about Battleship?

The American Dream Is Not Dead!

From the beginning of America, parents have come here seeking a better life for their children. And, the parents already here have worked long hours to give their children a better life than they had. Personally, my husband and I have worked hard to provide a better life for our son. But, it seems to be getting harder and harder to give our son a better life. Despite the greater difficulty in providing for our son, we still believe in the American Dream and keep striving. It seems to be ingrained in us like the Stars and Stripes. How are you living the American Dream?

Doctor’s Orders

Today I received an order from my doctor to take care of myself. In the past few months, I have had so many medical issues for my son that I have not had time for any of my regular checkups. As a Mom, my son’s needs supersede my own, and at times it can feel overwhelming. But, according to my doctor, I need to take care of myself too. It is like the safety message on an airplane. You must put your oxygen mask on first before you can help your children with their masks. Otherwise, you won’t be able to help them get on their masks. How do you take care of yourself with all of your responsibilities as a Mom?

The Show Must Go On!

Tomorrow night is the 3rd Grade Show at my son’s school. I’m not sure who is more nervous him or me. He has stage fright, and doesn’t want to perform in front of hundreds of people. And, I am afraid that he will make a mistake and be scarred for life from the embarrassment. But, as we all know, “the show must go on!” We will be there and we will cheer for him with our fingers crossed. How do you handle school shows with your children?

Thanks for the Memories

Watching the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live (SNL), I am grateful for all of the laughs. So many greats (Justin Timberlake, Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Paul McCartney, Sigourney Weaver, Jane Curtin, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Martin Short, Jon Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld and Glenn Close) gathering to honor what has become an institution for many of us. I am having trouble deciding which of the skits is my favorite. There are so many great memories from SNL. What is your favorite skit?