Frustration is setting in

I’m getting frustrated with this blog. I just changed my theme again but I still am not getting the sidebar on my home page. I’ve reordered the widgets and updated them although, with the new theme, I know I don’t have all of them I had before. I wish there was someway I could revert to my old theme.
If anyone has any suggestions, please comment.


The hills are alive…

I am really excited about next weekend! Fathom Events along with Turner Classic Movies will be bringing back to theaters across the US, The Sound of Music in honor of its 50th anniversary. It will be shown on Sunday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm both days.

I saw it for the 1st time when it came out when I was a child. Our whole family loved it. So much so that we saw it about 7 times since it stayed at the local theater for so long. It received an Academy Award for Best Picture that year. And it was. And it still is one of the greatest films of all times.

I loved the singing sisters at the convent. I loved the views of Austria. I loved the Captain and his children. I loved Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. I loved everything about this movie. Little know fact about me is I walked down the aisle to the Processional from Maria’s wedding (without the “How do you solve a problem like Maria? part) when I got married.

Things I learned from The Sound of Music:

There’s hope for even the most troubled souls.

Fresh air and sunshine make for happy, well-developed children  people.

Children are resilient under all kinds of circumstances.

Singing makes everything better.

I’ll be taking my parents to see it on Sunday. They brought me when I was six. We’re going to have a great time. From the first scene on Maria’s mountain to the last where the family climbs and every point in between.

If you have never seen it before or if you are a die-hard fan, look up what theater closest to you is showing it and go. of music

                       And keep singing.

Getting Closer!

I have purchased plane tickets! It’s amazing the difference in pricing from one day to the next and, in some cases,  from one hour to the next. When you’re traveling internationally, it all depends on the exchange rate. Now all that’s left is to purchase railpass cards for UK and train reservations in Norway.

Only 70-something more days!

Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye where some of my Macleod ancestors are from.

One of our stops will be Bergen and I will have taken a similar photo of my own!

This fjord by boat.

Then of course we’ll head up to Bodo above the Arctic Circle to experience the midnight sun. I’ll think I’m in heaven.


Need to go shopping.