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My name is Jeannie. I am a Mommy/Wife by day and a Registered Nurse by night.

7.19.2009

My Chicken Soup

Movies and books have always been my escape from the world. They bring me comfort and make me feel better when I'm feeling rough around the edges. Somehow, when watching or reading something, I feel less alone and more understood.

It's been wonderful to have strong examples in my real world...

And it's also been wonderful to have strong examples in my fantasy world...

What I'm trying to say is...

I'm grateful for those deep emotions that you never knew you could feel. ..I'm talking about magic. The kind of magic a select few other than Disney can bring. Isn't it amazing how the word "magic" needs no definition? When you have felt it, you have defined it. Going to Disneyland...MAGIC. Meeting the man of your dreams...MAGIC. Being able to say, "I never thought of it that way"...MAGIC. It doesn't matter how you manage to feel it, just as long as you find what's magical to you.
I am glad...
for my life, and divine exhaustion.There is something about good old fashioned hard work that makes me feel better having done it. I may be a complainer most of the time, but I can truly say that I am happy in my life. This is not because extraordinary things have happened to me. I am very ordinary and much like everyone else. I believe that much of my day to day happiness comes from the little things that I find magical and allow myself to experience on a regular basis.
These experiences have allowed me to grow and understand...

So, I'd like to take this time and say "thank you" to the small experiences, the ones that never get any acknowledgement.

This post is for my neglected influences
Dearest sleeping beauty, you always gave my Barbies a good song to waltz to. Thanks to you, my parents walked in on me singing, "I know you, I walked with you once UH-PINE a dream" and I've been brutally mocked ever since.
Thank you Cinderella, for teaching me how to clean...my mom never did. I also appreciate the scheme of leaving one of your possessions at a boys house, only for him to return it the next day. Came.IN.Handy.
Thank you Alice in Wonderland, for making me realize that I'm not the only one who feels lost and confused most of the time. I too give myself good advice, but very seldom follow it.

Thank you to Esther in Meet Me In St. Louis. You are, he-hem, were...my idol. Oh, and this movie is so good that it should have been by Disney. I wanted to have parties like you when I got older. Unfortunately, people in high school don't play instruments and dance around to "skip to my lou" anymore. Bummer.

Thank you Mary Poppins, for making umbrellas in Arizona so much more useful. As for cough syrup...dirty trick...tastes like crap. And although my chalk drawings never gave me anything better than a scraped knee when jumped into...I forgive. P.S. don't ever sweep a chimney, your mom WILL yell at you.

Thank you Wendy, for teaching me how to be a good big sister. As for you Nana, you are the jam. What kind of dog supplies goods on her back...uh-mazing. I appreciate a good happy thought every now and again as well. Also, don't worry, I never smile at a crocodile...they be freaky.Last but not least, thank you Pete's Dragon, for making me go "WTF" at such a young age.

Yikes...
I'm gonna go ahead and declare that picking your favorite child is an easier attempt than picking your favorite Disney movie. There are too many great ones.

P.S. my playlist right now is breathtaking...check it out. It will take you back...

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16 comments:

Jami said...

a girl after my own heart! I have been watching a lot of old disney movies lately. That is one of the best parts of having a toddler!
Grace loves the part with they sing "I know you...", she dances!
BUT you did leave out the rescuers...did you not watch them?

Jeannie and Jason said...

I definately did watch The Rescuers as a kid, but haven't seen it since then. I'll have to add that to my summer movie list:) I remember loving it.

Devin & Ruthann said...

I love your posts! Always entertaining!

*Becky* said...

good times!! I love disney movies!

The earlier limn gets the worm said...

Hey Girl! You do not know me,but I stumbled upon Shake'n Blake! I have been a fan ever since!So blogtastic!!! I am all about a Disney shout shout let it all out,but what about Mulan?!?! She totally kicked it ninja hardcore and was taught by a super hot chinese guy!!I actually met Mulan at Disneyworld,what a doll! Fairytales are not over rated!!! Keep it up girl!! Earlier

Ericka Johnson said...

Cute post! I also give myself very good advice but very seldom follow it. It's kind of my theme song.

Candi said...

Jeannie, I love it! I love your post, so thoughtful and have such a great insight of life. It is funny all the things we learn in movies, especially Disney movies.

by the way movies are my escape and I know what you mean about MAGIC! It feels good to be magical, escape and be happy! :)

Jami said...

hello, it is me again...do you feel like I am stalking you?
I loved your comment! I have Kami's grandma roach house stories too!
When I was little, we went over there in the basement...little did I know that there were going to be...literally 100's of roachs (dead and alive) all over the floor. I almost died!
I have never gotten over that...and girl..your story is ROUGH!
I would rather deal with ANYTHING BUT roachs. They are SATAN! I will pick up snakes, I will pick up mice...but don't you ever think about getting near me with a roach!

Jami said...

me again...I don't hold spelling errors against ANYONE. Hello, have you met me...I am the worst speller in the WORLD! It is very disheartening

Lindsay Nichole said...

Jeannie, you are the funniest. Alice was my fav-O-rite. And ya, WTF Puff the Magic Dragon?!?

Whitney said...

Oh jeannie we were ment to be best friends. I LOVE disney movies and most everything that has to do with Disney. Petes dragon... weird. I have always wanted to eat a fire roasted apple though.

Chris, Mom,and Grandma said...

You always seemed to have amazing post you need to become a writer! cute post and love the music along with it, can't wait for you to be a mom someday your kids will be blessed by you......

damonandkami said...

okay I just commented on jamis blog too, but i dont know how i missed the cockroach stories, but I am loving how you and Jami both think of my grandmas house! And i totally remember the cockroach on your head, that was so not funny when it happened but it is hilarious now! Ill never forget that! Love you!

damonandkami said...

by the way.. I dont think I've laughed as hard as we did that night that we were looking up disney songs. That was so freakin funny! My face hurt afterwards from laughing so hard!

Newlyweds said...

Hahahaha you post made me feel as though I was reading my own post.... I did some of the same things you did when you were little. My barbies totally did the waltz when I was watching sleeping beauty. I think you will find that Disney movies no matter what will always be the favorite! and ALWAYS make you do magical things!! :)

The earlier limn gets the worm said...

ok shake 'n blake, I have been waiting for a new post girl! You are totally Stephanie Meyer material aka good at writing and stuff!! So glad we have become blog pals!!! It is a new version of pen pals and better y'all!!! keep it up and never give up girl! Earlier