Monday, August 17, 2009

I've been away. Have you noticed? I haven't been physically away. I just haven't been blogging. As one of my best blogger girlfriends said, I've been on "hiatus". Well, my dear Claudie, that's a nice way to put it. Thank you! The truth is I haven't been inspired to blog for several weeks. I haven't had any brilliant ideas to share, not much exciting going on to tell you about. I would log in to create a new post and when I shut down, the page was just as I found it - blank, as was my mind.

Well, this evening, a small fire may have been rekindled within me. My husband took me to a movie - a movie that has inspired me in a way. We saw "Julie and Julia".

It's a story about blogging, cooking and food, determination and perseverance and love. Julie, a young lady who created a blog that covered a year of 'channeling' Julia Child and cooking over 500 of her recipes in 365 days, was played by Amy Adams. Julia Child's life was portrayed by Meryl Streep from her early days in France to the beginning of her success as a cookbook author. Both were writers, both cooks, both persevered and both loved. Meryl Streep was superb. You would think she was truly 'channeling' Julia Child.

If you get the opportunity to see
"Julie and Julia", do so. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.


claudie said...

Lordy lordy here she comes... right out of the picture movie. It's our Deborah coming back to us.
It needed your hubby to get your butt back in gear.
I can't wait to see it. I will go with Julie when she comes. The name suits it. lol and I will think of you my sweet friend.
Love You bunches, and thanks for the phone conversation. Love hearing your accent.
Love Claudie

Mary said...

Sweet Deborah, glad to see you are back, missed your posts. More than that, missed seeing you....been such a hectic Summer with so much traveling etc.

I've yet to view the movie - so many good reviews so will try to get there soon.

Jasmin starts back to school next week, should have more time then. Hope all the family are well.
Let's get together soon dear.

ClassyChassy said...

HI there! Nice to see you again - and posting about a movie that I am hoping to see this weekend, with mom and my sister! We're looking forward to it, and spending some time together. Glad you approved of the movie - makes it more exciting to look forward to!

Keetha Broyles said...

Of COURSE I missed you.

I've heard nothing but great things about that movie!!!

Craig Miyamoto said...

Deborah, I'm happy to see you've come back from the Land of Missing Bloggers. Every day I check my Blogger Dashboard to see if you've written anything, and every day I've been disappointed.

I know all about not having inspiration. So you know what I do? When I'm inspired I add to my list of possible subjects by creating incomplete files with notes and keeping them in a folder on my computer desktop. Maybe that will help? I enjoy reading you.

Hey, how 'bout your poetry! Now that's a terrific idea, I think.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

There you are! I was wondering what had happened.
I have not seen the movie yet, but I hear from everyone that has, its great.
So happy you are back.
Take care and have a great day,

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I've heard good things about the movie...

I can't wait to see it.

I'm behind in my blog reading... and want to get a post up shortly...

Blessings & Aloha!