Wednesday, December 14, 2011

For my friend Rebecca.....Cat Herders Day


My friend Rebecca has a blog called Herding Cats.  So, when I began researching for December's calendar for the new HSS blog, I was amused to find a day that's been set aside for Cat Herders.......that day is tomorrow, December 15.

Herding cats is an adage referring to an undertaking that is exceedingly difficult (or impossible!) because of the sheer number of uncontrollable variables involved in the task. Cat Herders Day was established to honor all those whose lives can be compared to herding cats.

Poke around Rebecca's blog....I think you'll soon see why her life is like herding cats!  (Though, overall, I'm sure she wouldn't have it any other way!)

So, Rebecca, you have a day just for you!  Come tomorrow, I hope you celebrate to the fullest!  Enjoy YOUR day!


Friday, December 9, 2011

We went to see a pre-release screening of War Horse!


Earlier this week, dd13 and I went to a pre-release screening of War Horse.  It was worth every mile of the 2.5 hour drive to get there!   It will definitely be a movie that we will own!  I'm sure that we go see it on the big screen again when it officially comes out  this CHRISTmas.

There were 3 or so curse words and some war scenes that were pretty intense (hence the PG-13 rating).  But it was not a bloody/gory movie.   It was stunning to see it on the big screen.  You felt like you were dropped in the middle of the war zone, as the theater shook with the bombing and gunfire.

In comparison to the book, they cut out a few things, added a few things, and changed others, but they did a good job.  Even knowing the story from having read the book, we still laughed, cried, and cheered.

Hope you get to go see it!