Friday, September 10, 2010

7 Quick Takes (vol. 3)

Katharine Hepburn: I love you
About a month ago, Emelie and I had a date. We went to the George Bush Presidential Library for a free showing of Little Women. Not the Susan Sarandon and Winona Ryder version... but the 1933 version starring Katharine Hepburn. What an amazing film. Katherine Hepburn makes a fantastic Jo March. And, for the time, her spunk and vivaciousness on the screen is just amazing. If you are a Little Women fan, like me, you must  see this movie...

Speaking of Katharine... my Katherine started preschool this week. She had a great week, except that they played Duck, Duck, Goose and she didn't like it. She wasn't sure where she was supposed to run and when she was supposed to stop. This, evidently, stressed her out. Miss Kelly hugged her while she cried.
At Katherine's school, they tell jokes during lunchtime. It sounds like the teacher tells a few and then the kids take over. Her favorites are... "Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side!!! Don't forget to look both ways. Chickens don't know to do THAT!" (giggles) and jokes along the lines of, "Knock, knock. Who's there? Pickle!" Crazy laughter.
I love how they obviously don't get the concept of a joke, but spend 15 minutes laughing with each other anyway!
At Hobby Lobby, I saw a letterpress kit ~ paper, ink and a desktop letterpress. I had to quickly walk away. I LOVE letterpress cards. Because... I love paper, I love fonts, and I love design. And there is rarely a letterpress item that does not include all three.

Here are a few letterpress shops I peruse on
Sycamore Street Press

Paper Dragonfly

PaperWheel Press

Been reading children's books lately. There is something amazingly peaceful and solid about reading children's literature. The good stuff, of course. Over the past few weeks, I've read (or re-read)  
  • Jacob Have I Loved (one of my all-time favorite books) by Katherine Patterson
  • Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski and 
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.
There's something you can trust about good children's literature. It's probably not going to give you bad dreams. You probably won't ever throw a Newberry Award Winner down in disgust when they kill off your favorite character. The characters usually end up better off by the end of the book. And, you get a little glimpse inside the lives of children ~ always good to have when there are 4 of them running around. 
I found these great free downloads at No, I'm not a reseller or anything. I don't even have a MomAgenda (although I really want one... hard to justify $50 on a planner). But, their downloads are attractive and useful.

There's everything from a Back To School checklist to Holiday Planning and Babysitter Info. Free stuff is always cool.
Finally, I think that the media, the president, and everyone else should just ignore the nutty Pastor Terry Jones in Gainsville ~ the guy that wants to burn the Koran on Saturday. He's an attention seeker. If the satellite trucks drove away and the news stopped talking about how the president just might give him a call, then he'd probably wrap up his little show and go home. Just my thoughts...


  1. Visiting from the Conversion Diary, I love Katherine Hepburn too. Thanks for the movie suggestion, I think I will borrow it from the library when my girls and I make our weekly trek.
    Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

  2. mbsquared ~ I hope you enjoy it! I watch the Wynona Ryder version every year at Christmastime, so I wasn't sure if I'd like a version made 80 years ago... But Katharine Hepburn is so timeless. It was a lot of fun and my daughter loved it too! She's 10.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words of encouragement. Thank you also for the bean soup recipe, I am definitely into simple and easy these days.
    Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith