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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, April 07, 2011

A chill out day . . .

If you have seen Momma Mia (and I have one friend who has watched this as much as me - Jean - whose birthday was last month) - we have been Momma Mia friends since 1978! She lives in NC now and she'll call me listening to the CD of Momma Mia and just put it on the phone and we'll laugh and listen together! There is just something in that movie that moved us - the feeling of it - the joy of it - the friendship of it - the fun of it - etc.

This is one of the songs of Mama Mia in the background of some gorgeous pictures. So sit down with a cup of tea - turn up the music - and breathe - hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

Love Chatty

I want to say I am late in answering email and reading blogs - I am really sorry. This week has been hectic. B U T I will get to them in a few days. I promise.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

- M. Kathleen Casey


Pat MacKenzie said...

That was lovely Sandi. I loved the picture of the little lop-eared bunnies.

I share your enthusiasm for Mama Mia, and anything ABBA. I've watched the movie a dozen times at least and sometimes put it on just for the background music while I'm scrapbooking. It strikes a happy chord within me.

Marydon said...

Went to see ABBA last fall ... Momma Mia will get one up & moving! Love it. Great video, too.

Have a beautiful weekend ~


Thisisme. said...

Oh, I'm so with you on Mamma Mia! I absolutely love it. I have seen the stage version and watched the movie numerous times. Quite often I watch it when I'm on my exercise bike. It makes the time go so much quicker! Abba music is fantastic and I will never tire of it. As you say, it is real feel good music, and I adored Pearce Brosnan in the film!! I also love Meryl Streep anyway.

Anonymous said...

O' yeah! friend another thing in common, we must be sisters in another life.

I made a hot cup of cocoa, and turned it up, glad the Mr didn't come home he would have thought I'd lost it.
I had it blasting, played it twice.

Hope you are feeling ok?
Is anything wrong?..are you hurtn'?
You know you don't have to be so strong all the time, it's ok too share, with your bloggy buds.
Need anything?...maybe alittle pray?...I'm just a key-click away!
Lazy on Loblolly

Susan said...

Awwww, Sandie. That was beautiful. I loved it. Take care and have a swell day! Susan

Nick Thomas said...

Loved the song, and Abba - but the sight (or I should say sounds) of Pierce Brosnan and Glenn Close singing was too much for me. Never did see the live show.

Rae said...

I love Mama Mia too. I am hooked on the music and the movie. My husband laughs at me and can't understand my addiction to it. It's a fun movie and nearly impossible to keep from singing and dancing along.

Michaele said...

Soooooo beautiful!

Kim said...

I loved that movie. Its so corny but so darn entertaining. Its hard to sit still when ABBA is playing.

Ginny said...

I LOVE the video, because I have always loved Abba, and what could be better than this song with the georgous pictures??

Cheri said...

I have seen the Momma Mia version with Meryl Streep twice and love it.

Mimi said...

We are going to the PLAY very soon!!!I will be the annoying one singing along I am sure!!!if you go back to MAY of 2009 on my bog, when my family was here visiting, we dressed up in silly clothes and all jumped into our pool!!!the pics are amazing!!!!
I agree it is a FEEL good kind of movie!!!I sing to the tunes in the car!!!

Stella said...

I had the pleasure once of seeing Mama Mia live on stage here in KC. Loved it, especially the music. Had to buy the CD. Enjoyed the video.

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

You won't believe it but I've never see Mama Mia! I'll have to try to watch it if it's that good!


Journeyin' Lady... said...

I haven't seen the stage version but also absolutely love the Mamma Mia movie version.
Is that fox cute or what?

Wanda's Wings said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

BECKY said...

Hi Sandie! You know I'm always slow and way behind in blogs and e-mails the past few months. No worry on my part! Just knowing we blog buddies think of each other, and send good thoughts, is enough for me! Have a great weekend!

That corgi :) said...

I have never seen that movie! Maybe I'll have to to catch it soon! That video was so beautiful; loved all the flowers and the animal shots; whoever put it together did a great job! never apologize for being behind in blogging; it should be a fun thing right! not an obligation!!!!


Donna B said...

Oh that was GREAT! I too love that movie and music. My sister, Mom, daughter and I went to see it in Vegas. INCREDIBLE! The red head is my favorite.

I understand and hear you on the hectic life right now. Another thang we have in common...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful way to start the day....even though a day late. I LOVE Abba....I have seen Mamma Mia at the St. Louis Fox and it was a lot of FUN. I have never seen the movie.

Have an awesome weekend! Love Carol

DaCraftyLady said...

Hi Sandie, Oh yes Momma Mia was excellent. :) She was a ffantastic actress in that movie...I love Meryl Streep's movies. :) And Pearce well what's to say the man's gorgeous and so listening to him...just a silly and light love story.. like a Hallmark movie.. :) hugs, Debb

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I will tell you what a lot of folks just told me on my blog. Don't sweat it. We will all be here when and IF you get to reading and visiting, etc. Everyone is in the same boat and a Holiday is coming up on us fast.
Love and hugs,

Mama Mia? Great music...but was not crazy about the film. But that music...:):):) I have loved their music for years!!

Sharon Kirby said...

Thanks for sharing that - it was so beautiful.

And don't worry - I'm late in getting around to blogs this week, too. I know you're out there - and I won't let you get away!!


Annesphamily said...

I just drank my morning coffee watching all the beautiful images pass by! Thanks for sharing. I love the music in the movie and like most men my Sweets is not a fan! But occasionally I force him to sit through this or Fiddler of the Roof. I do love a great musical! Anne