Through New Eyes...

Sometimes I find it hard to watch movies that I don't know anything about. I have stared at the DVD shelves in the library more times than I can count, and after a while I just have to pick something before I go crazy.

Last night I chose a movie called "For Coloured Girls", directed by thought-provoker Tyler Perry. Although the movie focused mostly on black women, the challenges and struggles of life do not escape women of all colours, shapes, and sizes. There were 8 women whose lives slowly intertwined throughout the course of the film, dealing with tragic losses, rape, various types of abuse, and relationship issues. It was a hard movie to watch, but really opened up my eyes to what some women go through. I felt so much compassion, and teared up a few times. Perry has a definite way of tugging at people's heart strings, as well as facing the complexities of morality.

Since the movie is based on a poem, there are quite a few moving monologues from the women. I was impressed with the depth of emotion that was tackled.


My internet is working well tonight, so I typed this while watching a movie. Multi-tasking at it's best :)

I hope everyone has a great evening!


If you are considering renting this movie, just be careful as there are some disturbing scenes of violence.


Coolest. Book. Ever.

Buy this book....do it! You won't regret it. Also, check out the authors blog where the idea for it originated.

We had the college golf tournament fundraiser on Monday, and Pearson International was kind enough to donate enough of these books to us for each golfer. So, if you don't want to buy it, just ask me if you can borrow it. I may or may not say "no" at this point, because I'm so obssessed with it. So obssessed, in fact, that I won't even tell you what it's about.

Just go and get it :)



P.s. Wasn't that storm insane last night? I couldn't believe how much lightning there was!


Lots o updates...

1. I no longer work at Tim Hortons. [Praise the Lord!!]

2. I have my beloved laptop back and working, and no more floppy screen :)

3. Jake and I aren't pregnant. (hehe, couldn't resist!)

4. I've started writing my thank you cards from our wedding, and finding it surprisingly therapeutic. So if you haven't received yours yet, it's coming!

5. I have a cold. and a nasty cough. with mucous. and lots of phlegm. ya, you get the picture. but it's getting better :)

6. My feet are freezing.

7. We have a fan now! Our third floor apartment is in an incredibly old building, and we get no shade at all, so this summer is going to be HOT HOT HOT!!!

8. I've decided to learn 10 new Portuguese words a week.

9. God's been convicting me of being judgmental and critical, so I need to pray for change!

10. I am more in love with my husband than I was the day we got married. Love grows with time!