Thursday, February 19, 2009

Remembering the good old favorite disney movies!

An interesting topic came up today on the radio.

I was listening to The Mikey Show on Rock 105.3fm this morning and an interesting debate came up.  Each person on the show was trying to convince the others of their top 5 Disney Movies.  Of course, no one agreed on the same 5 and much arguing ensued.  After I heard theirs that inspired me to create my own "top 5" lists.  I was overwhelmed by the amount of movies so I decided to make my top 5 digitally animated list and my top 5 classically animated list. :) I found a complete listing of Disney movies by year here.  Here are my lists:


1.  Wall-E
2.  Finding Nemo
3.  The Incredibles
4.  Meet the Robinsons
5.  Ratatouille


1.  The Lion King
2.  Beauty and the Beast
3.  The Jungle Book
4.  Basil-The Great Mouse Detective
5.  Peter Pan
***The Aristocats, Tarzan, The Rescuers Down Under, Pinocchio, Dumbo, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin were on my list but I couldn't fit them in my top 5 :o( *** 

Oh yeah, and I have to include Fantasia on this post even though it doesn't fall into either category (It is part live acting, part animation, part concert!)  That movie mesmerized me so many times with the colorful scenes and amazing music.  We watched that movie so many times that we broke the VHS tape from wear and tear! :o)

What are your favorite Disney movies of all time?  I decided that I wanted to do 2 lists, but are you able to get down to top 5 of all time???  



PS- I am going to convince my husband shortly that we need to start slowly buying all of my favorite Disney movies :o)  I want my kids to watch them :o)  Oh, and I will totally watch them too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Praying for God to give me patience, and what I am getting

People always say not to pray for patience because God will do drastic things in order to make you patient.  I always hated that people would specifically tell me not to pray for something.  So, I prayed for patience about a month ago....  I told my husband and bible study that I wasn't afraid of what God had in store for me.  

Today I am getting the first clearly defined "test" from God to go through and learn patience.  I discovered today that after 2 years of doing a TON of GE to get certified in it for the CSU system through palomar and to have for my AA's that I wasn't doing the right stuff.  All 5 or 6 counselling appointments that I have had with 3-4 different counsellors failed to tell me that Palomar has their own sheet of GE that you must complete in order to obtain an AA degree through the school.  Well, I thought I just needed the CSU GE sheet completed (which is way more involved and a lot more units).  Nope.  Come to find out I am missing AT LEAST 2 classes for the Palomar sheet, possibly 3 if they don't allow crossover units from one side of the sheet to the other.

I was devastated when I first found out.  This is going to make my college career another semester long....  Another 6 months of school before I can say that I have my AA's.  I almost lost in in class bawling.  I cried in the car on the way home.  I was mad...threw the college catalog at the wall a few times even.  

At dinner tonight my husband said something though, and it helped me.  He kept saying to be patient and that I should just take the things as they come.  Right then I realized that this was a test for me to be patient and to learn to be more positive.  I immediately changed my reactions and am trying to stay happy about the whole thing.  I am going to take 3 classes in an extra semester to complete my last two GE courses, as well as the final undergrad course necessary to transfer to SDSU's Child Development major someday.  I am going to learn more things I never would have otherwise.  I am going to get to have a non-full semester with classes that are easier and more for leisure (they are NOT hard classes).  I am going to be more patient and have to wait longer to start a family.  All these things are good, but coming about in a previously negative situation.

I am continuing to pray for patience, and thanking God for blessing me with this test.

~Heather Head