We have netflix and it has been ages since I actually sat down to watch a movie. I get too busy doing stuff. Bryan put a Kung Fu movie on queue and it reached to the top of our list somehow and for the first time in ages, I sat down to watch something from start to finish. I didn’t even get tempted to do the dishes instead. What movie was it you ask? Well, The Forbidden Kingdom with Jackie Chan and Jet Li of course. I never thought I would say it, but I really like Jackie Chan! This was really a fun movie, I highly recommend it.
The book I actually read and did not want to put down (as opposed to the last several book club books that I didn’t finish- I don’t not like reading, I have just been too agitated to be able to sit still and read without getting distracted and running off to do something like dishes or sewing) was called Bright Blue Miracle by Becca Wilhite. I was interested in it because it was written by the sister of a friend of mine and was dedicated to this friend. It was a cute book and I did get teary and I did like it. It wasn’t the best of books like I think a Tale of Two Cities is, or Pride and Predjudice, but it was great enough to keep me reading it, which nothing else has done for a while now. I am glad it got me to sit around all day on Sunday! My favorite part of the book is that some of it takes place in Oklahoma, which is the best state in the universe and hands down my favorite place to live. I do like a lot about the great NW, but Oklahoma is the best!
Mona February 13, 2009 at 11:40 p.m.
Here's a suggestion for a movie. It's best one I've seen recently, entitled "Fireproof." It stars Kirk Cameron and the rest of the cast are members of a church congregation that produced the movie.
Here's what's available for a description from http://Amazon.com.
Lt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it's his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it's another story. After a decade of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare. While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that's no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke?
It's rated PG.
It's available on Netflix.