Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Little Blog Meme

1.What's you favorite line from a movie?
That would be "Vous au moins, vous ne risquez pas d'être un légume, puisque même un artichaut a du cœur." That translates to "At least you'll never be a vegetable - even artichokes have hearts." for all you non-French speaking. It's from my favorite movie, Amelie.

2.What "group" did you belong to in high school?
Goth, jocks, prep, drama, nerds?
I didn't really have a label. I guess I was kind of, but not really a prep. I had a fairly diverse group of friends. After high school I went through a whole goth/emo thing.

3.If you had $1000 just for yourself, what would you spend it on?
a new camera lens!

4.What was your favorite childhood cartoon?
Hmmm...tough one. I quite liked The Smurfs, The Flintsones, The Jetsons, Shirt Tales and The Get Along Gang. Not sure that I really had a favorite.

5.What kind of sleeper are? Back, tummy, side, sprawler?
I'm a frequent flipper. I start out on my right side, but flip to my left, to my back and wind up on my stomach.

Friday, September 18, 2009


It started when I saw this video. It was made by Amy Krouse Rosenthal the author of one of my favorite books, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.

I then watched this video.
Thought it was cool and that maybe I'd send a submission to the movie.

I ended up sending this photo.

I proceeded to forget all about it until I got an email today and this is what it said:

Dear Kelly,

This is to inform you that you/your submission to The Beckoning of Lovely is officially a finalist! Bravo!

Forgive the expanse of time that has gone by since you first submitted, but we had over 50000 submissions from around the world. Four separate panels of judges (a Chicago-based panel; an international panel; a teen panel; and a just me, Amy, panel) reviewed the work. You might be psyched to know that you are one of about 70 submissions that have made it through-- congratulations!

Now let me clarify what I mean by finalist:

I simply won't know until we begin editing the feature film which pieces make it into the final cut. I'd love to use all 70 pieces-- and I very well might-- but I won't know til we're in the absolute home stretch of the project.

Please know that if we do proceed with your winning submission, you will absolutely hear from me again (or someone from the project) within the next few months. (I know, we're not operating at break neck speed here, are we...) We will want to ask you some questions, make sure we have all our details straight, etc.

Additionally, regardless of what happens next, as a finalist you will be properly heralded and credited in the film.

I want to thank you again for submitting to this project in the first place. It's been quite a journey, and you've played a prominent role.

here's to all things lovely,
amy k.r.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Is there an official name for the fear of opening a can of biscuits? Because there should be. Why must they be little firecrackers? Will I need the spoon? Will it pop when I least expect it? SCARY!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I updated my other 2 blogs today and thought I should probably do the same here. It's actually semi hard to concentrate right now considering there are helicopters circling outside looking for some guy who escaped from the city jail, which is about a mile from here. He apparently really liked the handcuffs and green jail pants and is still wearing them. How hard to find is a man wearing handcuffs? Just curious.

I went back to work last Tuesday. On one hand I was ready to go back, on the other hand not so much. I love my job, love the kids (for the most part). After 3 months off though, all I really wanted to do was stay home with my baby whose not so much of a baby anymore. Instead of the sweet baby, I've got an almost 2 year old who replies with "no way" when he's asked for a kiss. I really shouldn't complain though, he really is an extremely good boy.

Mad and Ian started school last Wednesday, 7th and 4th grades. Am I really old enough to have a 7th grader? Wasn't I just in 7th grade? People are right when they say that time flies.

Maddy tried out for show choir yesterday and made it. She was thrilled! She's also still playing viola in the school orchestra. Ian decided that he didn't want to play cello this year. Swimming season started back up on Monday so he's back to that routine and Mad will go back once softball is done at the end of the month.

Other than that not much is really going on. Life is pretty good right now!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Not Me Monday

It wasn't me who spent over 12 hours at the softball field this weekend watching her daughter play in a tournament.

But, I suppose it was worth it!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I know this blog is really going down the tubes. Several times a week I sit down in front of the computer and attempt to post something. Usually it doesn't happen. Sorry.

Our lives as of late have been fairly busy. Lots of Maddy's softball games, lots of Hot Wheels races across the living room floor, lots of "adventures."

We've actually done quite a few of our "adventures" lately. An adventure is basically when we pile into the van and just take off not really knowing where we're heading. In the last week we've done 3 of these and we've ended up at Pointe Mouille, Sterling State Park, outlet mall shopping, Cracker Barrel and the State Fair. Lots of fun.

Facebook friends these pics will look quite