And The Winner Is…

moviesThis is the phrase used many times last night prior to giving out Oscars.  It was a great celebration of the movies.  Last night I stayed up to watch the entire Oscars broadcast and am so glad I did.  It was a fun evening, although this morning I am tired since I didn’t sleep well and was up so late.

After the tough weekend and not feeling well, it was fun to laugh and enjoy the show.  Ellen DeGeneres did a great job as host and was funny without being too mean to anyone.  She just poked fun.  And the fact that she actually ordered pizza and then handed it out was great, as was the Twitter-crashing photo of her with some of the stars.

I was pleased with most of the winners and especially liked the musical performances for the nominated songs.  As usual U2 was great and performed their wonderful song really well, I enjoyed Pink’s performance with the different phrasing, and Bette Midler brought me to tears with “Wind Beneath My Wings.”  I have liked that song since “Beaches.”  The fact that so many winners were truly thankful was also really nice to see.

I also liked the fashions, including the fact that the men were more colorful with their tuxes, and the ladies wore some lovely gowns.  And, the acceptance speeches by and large were very well done.  It was nice to see so many people being so truly touched by winning.   How about you?  What were some of your favorites?

I have to admit that I hadn’t seen any of the nominated movies and hope to soon on DVD.  These all look amazing but we have been so busy with school, work, family time and friends, that movies often don’t get seen very often.  We’ll have to see some before the next award season starts.


Today I wanted to write about the awards as well as a few of my Monday’s Musings.

**Hello and welcome to March!  This is the month when the time changes — next week already– when we spring forward and lose an hour.  I don’t like the loss of one hour of sleep but do like the fact that it stays lighter longer.

March is also when Spring begins!!!  Yeah.  The date is March 20 and I am so ready.  Not that it will be spring-like that day but I can hope.

**My son is back to school today and feeling better.  I now, however, am not feeling the best and that isn’t fun.  The fact I didn’t get much sleep last night doesn’t help.  Two nights ago, I slept nearly 12 hours and then last night, I kept waking up worried about the power going out and that Ian was okay.   Too much on my mind, I imagine.

Hopefully this week will be better and things will start to look brighter.  I have been praying a lot and am feeling love of family and friends as well as the Lord and the prayer support.  That is fantastic.

**May you have a really good week.  I am going to try to do the same.

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