Let’s go to the movies – have you seen any good ones in the theater this holiday season? There are many that have gotten good reviews, & appeal to all members of the family. Have you seen a great (or terrible) one? Is there a movie coming out this week that you’re looking forward to seeing? Or in the hustle & bustle of the season are you holding off on movies until after the new year?

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to hook up the old VHS player and watch the ones that I have on VHS or go head and bite the bullet and buy them on Blu-ray, so I made a list of the Christmas movies that I wanted to watch and TIVOed most of them. As for the others, I have Netflix, that I almost never use, but I’ll try and dial them in on that.

So far this week. I watched, It’s a Wonderful Life (the black & white version – my favorite), 1947 Miracle on 34th Street, Elf, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated version only), Christmas in Connecticut, Its Christmas Charlie Brown,  Olive the other Reindeer and a few others. We plan on watching Polar Express, Christmas Eve for the sleep over. I bought a little popcorn maker for the kids to enjoy making and eating during the movie. I can’t wait!

1965: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about? ~ Charlie Brown

that imperfection is perfect – I talk a lot about the little things in a marriage, that make it memorable and this little video says it better than any words I could have ever expressed. It’s a new commercial that takes a humorous look at marriage from a grieving widow and how much she will miss the little everyday things that made her life with her husband special.

Make today a day of sharing stories about your life that your partner doesn’t know about yet.

What little things will you miss?

isn’t  always  easy… anger… tears… laughter.. It’s when you want to be together despite it all. That’s when you truly love another. I’m sure of it.

Anger is like milk, it should not be kept too long. ~ Phyllis Bottome

deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. ~ CONFUCIUS

regardless of who’s wrong, apologize. Say, “I’m sorry I upset you. Would you forgive me?” These are healing, magical words.

Either we’re pulling together or we’re pulling apart. There’s really no in-between. ~ Kobi Yamada

they cannot be retrieved.

It is far easier to leave angry words unspoken than to mend the heart those words have broken. ~ Anonymous