So I told myself I was going to blog three times a week. And now I’m telling you. Maybe this will make me more apt to do it. If it’s OUT THERE…
So my excuse this time is that I was sick. It took me out for a few days. Well, only for about 24 hours, but then the other few days had limited brain function. Only having the capacity to think one thing at a time. And only one thought an hour. All of that was used up on parenting. Basic level one survival parenting.
And then… My husband got sick. He stayed sick for almost a whole week (er…continues to be sick). So hence, little time for writing, once again.
But I was very proud. This sickness (the same one) only took me down for pretty much an afternoon. Fervent use of essential oils. Vitamin C like candy. Roar. I beat it. Strong me!
Whoops. Pride goeth before a fall. Friday afternoon. Bam. It hit me again. And I had to fight it again. But it’s on the way out. For good, this time?
Pride goeth before a fall. Reminds me of my favorite movie as a child. It’s pretty obscure, well at least the version I like. Read: only VHS quality, even on the $30 DVD offered on Amazon.
The Secret Garden – The Hallmark Hall of Fame version. I watched that over and over as a child. It was my first (of many) movies to be able to quote. And I believe it began my fondness for Colin Firth.
The main character Mary is very hardened and pious. For reasons she is this way, I will let you see the movie – or read the book!! Or both!! In this movie, the gardener quotes that proverb to Mary. So anytime I hear it, even in my own head, it’s in his voice!
That hat. That coat. Right?! Anyway, I love the movie. I guess you get that by now. And my pride that I had beaten the sickness came indeed before my fall. Back into snot and fever and exhaustion.
Seriously. Hallmark movies are really the best. Just enough cheese and lots of heart!! More on my obsession with movies like this (aka my Christmas movies) later…