Sheltering In Place Movie Watching

There are a lot of things that I have been doing since I have been sheltering in place. So far I am not bored yet. A lot of people are binge watching television, but for some reason I can’t binge watch. I have, however, found some things that have caught my attention on television. Here are three movies/documentaries that I found interesting and entertaining. Each of them is different than the others.

The first one is the beautiful movie–“Of Mind and Music”. It is literally about the mind and music. This story is about a doctor whose mother has died from complications of Alzheimer’s, and his struggle to get his life back together after her death. The location of the movie is New Orleans which should tell you about the music.

While taking time off to mourn the death of his mother he encounters two street musicians, one being a beautiful singer with a name just as beautiful as the songs she sings. She is known as Una Vida to some and Queenie to others. Una Vida has the voice of an angel as long as she is singing, but also has demons that rob her of her life when not singing. This is story of voices lost and found not only Una Vida’s, but those that know and love her.

You will enjoy the sights, culture, music and sense of loss in this beautiful movie. This movie will move you.

It’s something about seeing the place where music legends started from. Seeing the piano with the keys labeled, the bathroom where they went into record that special sound and so much more will bring a song to your heart. In Detroit it’s the sound of Motown. But if you can’t get there soon try looking at the documentary “Hitsville the Making of Motown (Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson).

The two legends talk about life before Motown and more. There are interviews with some of the music legends, and those who help to make them legends. Berry Gordy tells about his organizational plan for Motown which by the way was sheer genius. It’s nice just to see two friends whose friendship is a true friendship, and of course the music is timeless. There are things discussed that you already know, but there are tidbits that will amaze you. You will enjoy the information, and the big sing along.

“Faith, Hope and BBQ”, yep you read it correctly. This true story is about a small church, their faith, their hope and their barbeque. Throughout the movie they remind you that the church was built because of the selling of barbeque.

You will meet the man who cooks the barbeque who is also the pastor of this congregation. The story of the church that barbeque built in a small town is more about the love the congregation feels for their faith, family and community.

You will meet the members of the church who volunteer their cooking talents for the betterment of the church. The smoke from the pits will have you thinking you can actually smell and taste the meat. When one who works in the kitchen tells you she is famous for her collard greens, you will believe her.

This small, rural church and their love and faith are just a joy to see. They will have you saying Amen and pass the hot water cornbread, and the napkins.

These three things on television caught my attention and kept it throughout the films. Take a look, I don’t think you will be sorry. Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and be safe.

This Week

Started my week off by giving back. My church held it’s annual Rev. Jerome B. Price Scholarship Day–I am one of the committee members.  This scholarship is given to every high school senior at Carter Metroplitan CME Church who participates in church activities. Last year we had 3 young men, and this year we have 4 young ladies. Two of the  young men were able to come home and speak to the church, and the other one sent a statement to be read. The young ladies all participated in morning worship. It was a beautiful service for the memory of a beautiful man.

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Later on that day I finished my planting. The flowers were already planted, but this year I also wanted to grow herbs.

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Did I forget to say between all of this I cooked dinner?  Our youngest had gone to church with us so we had a wonderful time with her.

Later on I worked on a piece that my friend needs in her pursuit of being elected to the Arlington ISD school board. Trying to answer a thought-provoking question in 250 words or less is hard.

This week I will go to a Republican women’s luncheon as her surrogate to read a statement from her.  Can you believe it–me neither.

I have to go to exercise class since I didn’t make it Friday.  Hopefully he will have time to train me on Thursday too or early on Friday because I’m taking a girlfriends weekend to Austin with two of my college roommates.

There is also my professional life that needs attention too. For some reason I decided to throw something new into my classes, but I am sure it will work–maybe.

First though there is the hubby. I must make time to stop and smell the roses with him.

Life is busy, and most of the time I like it that way. Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Thankful

On Sunday after church we had family dinner at home.  There was no special occasion just all of us together enjoying each other. We had so much fun. I cooked, the girls cleaned and the men well you know, they sat. It was okay though, we just enjoyed each other.

I am so thankful for “family”. They are the joys of my world. Since Thanksgiving is coming up, here is your opportunity to win an “I’m cold! (I’m calling on the Lord!) tee-shirt. Just share with us what you as women of a certain age are thankful for at this time in your life.

I will announce the winner on the Thursday after Thanksgiving. If you are the winner and I do not have your email address, I will ask you to email me at: thisisyourbestyear@gmail.com along with your size and mailing address.  Be thankful because “thisisyourbestyear”.

Home

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Being a woman of a certain age I look forward to being at home especially when it is clean.I enjoy my time away, but feel good when I put the key in the lock. As you can see from the picture I am ready. I have my coffee ready, my favorite mug, the newspaper, my well worn bible and my Jimmy Carter daily meditations. All that is left is CBS Sunday Morning and my hubbys face when he comes in from church. I got back too late to attend Carter Metropolitan CME Church this morning, but if the Lord says the same I will be there next Sunday. Remember, “thisisyourbestyear”. Happy to be home.