Tuesday, April 12, 2011

to whom it may concern,

Dear Spring, are you, or aren't you? Stop confusing me. Spring rain, I get it. Spring snow, maybe--as long as it melts quickly. But all day long snow storms? No. That is not the spring I know and love. Please get yourself together or we are through, and I will fill my daydreams with thoughts of my summer love.

Dear Children, I am sorry that sometimes when daddy is gone I don't feel like cooking. I know that
peanut butter toast + banana + steamed broccoli + a piece of cheese is kind of a funny dinner.

Dear Icecream Man, it's 50°. If your $5 icecream bars out of your creepy van don't tempt me when it's 90°, I certainly won't be buying one today.

Dear 100s of Seeds that I'm afraid I killed....I am SORRY! Please don't be angry, and promise me you'll sprout soon. I had no idea it was going to snow soooooooo much. I know you can survive light frosts, but please don't die on me. oh please.

Dear My Children's Pants/Shirts/Shoes/Socks, why do you always end up on the table/counter?

Dear children, please keep your pants on.

Dear  It's Kind of a Funny Story, where did you come from? I had never heard of you until you popped up on the Netflix front page. What an excellent movie you were! Thank you.

Dear Our Giant Tree, I am so excited that you are finally budding, and will soon be bearing leaves to shade us from the scorching summer sun.

Dear Scorching Summer Sun, 
our giant tree is budding, you can come out now.

Dear Handful of Chocolate Chips + Almonds, bless you.

Dear mustard, gold, copper, bronze, baby poo, and cat vomit, you are my favorite colors right now. What is wrong with me?

Dear Boy, thank you for drawing me so accurately, with 1 foot of hair.

exibit A
exhibit B
me copy

Dear People who are looking at the houses for sale in our neighborhood, please be awesome people.

Dear people with stinky feet in yoga, why do you always stand by me?

Dear Laundry Room, I'm sorry for constantly throwing things in/on/around you and quickly closing the door. I suppose it's time I put a little more effort in to you.

Dear Friends, I am compiling a list of classic must watch movies.....there are some really big titles I have failed to watch in my lifetime. (Star Wars (gasp!), Steel Magnolia, Citizen Kane, etc, etc).
Please feel free to add your must watch and classic movies to my list if you like.

sincerely yours/your friend/much thanks/lovingly,


Unknown said...

oh sheena, i really want your hair. even if you could give me half i would be happy?

i agree with you on this weather, summer couldnt get her fast enough.

classics... oklahoma (my husband actually loves this dont tell him i said so) and moulin rouge.

love the new blog layout!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your list of mini letters. Sometimes you just gotta let 'em know.

- holly

a [possibly not] very responsible adult said...

The Princess Bride
The Dead Poets Society
Good Will Hunting

Those are my top three must see movies.
Love your blog!

Shannon said...

Isn't it great to see how our kids see us? Love the boy's drawing. I too am not pleased with the snow, however it appears to have let up, so maybe I can forgive and forget. I sure hope your seeds didn't die. I totally hate cooking when Ian isn't home too. Not sure why one person not being there makes such a big difference, but it does!

Movies I LOVE:
High Society (oldie but fabulous)
Walk the Line
Dan in Real Life (not so much a classic, but one of my faves)
Stranger Than Fiction (please tell me you've already seen this!)

Jenny Lynn said...

My hair never looks that amazing.

Spring really is toying with us. I am not planting anything until I see a week of sunshine.

Sleepless in Seattle
While you were sleeping
Pretty in Pink
Penelope( I know it is newer just so cute)
Hope you post the final list of what you have put together.

skooter8 said...

OMG...your hair is fabulous! It is still snowing where I live as well. Today is our first sunny (yet freezing) day in weeks. I love the subject of movies...
Cold Comfort Farm
The Thin Man (so witty)
Somewhere in Time
Shaun of the Dead (doesn't remotely match the others but I love it)
Happy Day.

Katie said...

you must watch "what's up doc?" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069495/

it's a classic! and it's HILARIOUS!

A Beautiful Life said...

look how long your hair is getting and look how accurate his drawring was! ;D i cannot TAKE this weather ANYMORE, so lame...so so lame!! i'm ready for summer, cuz i suppose we'll just have christmas winter until july and then it will be super hot. LAME!
and i'm attempting to give some attention to my laundry room today, gosh, it's sooooo needy. ;p

Nellie and Jason said...

Love "what's up Doc"
Empire records...classic.
The Sting
Raising Arizona
The Pink Panther
Return of the Pink Panther (Think I liked this one better, but can't remember...haha)

Emily Clark said...

oh your blog brightens my day! I agree with Nellie...Return of the Pink Panther...although this humor isn't for everyone, it is a must see! Also Troy, but probably the edited version like we have

Ang said...

Dear Sheena's one line letters,
You are funny and clever - thanks for making my morning better.

...and on the movie front, I'm not much of a movie watcher (too short of an attention span), but if you're looking for something you can watch in small doses - "My Family." It's a British sitcom that is full of clever/dry humor - so if that's your kind of thing, I HIGHLY recommend it! :)

Sabrina said...

I'm with you on the weather. I'm pregnant and due in August and was so hoping to get out early and get everything done before I'm huge and swollen. Mother nature is not agreeing with my plan. Your seeds might be totally fine. On the garden show this weekend they seemed to make it sound like things are okay as long as temps don't drop real low and they shouldn't. Snow is fine it's the low temperature that aren't.

purdywords said...

Your blog is divine! Here is my list of movies you must watch: Zepherelli's Romeo & Juliet, Dying Young, Reality Bites, Little Women (with Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, etc...), The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Shakespeare in Love, Se7en, Bridget Jones' Diary, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets' Society. This list, off the topmof my head. Happy viewing!

Harris Family said...

Better off Dead
Shawshank Redemption
16 Candles
The Burbs'
Girls just want to have fun

Don't plant before May 15th no matter what anyone says and start all your seeds inside-- or start them May 15th outside - you will still get carrots and corn and cucumbers and zucchini, beans, by starting them in May

Sorry but Spring in Utah is awful :( But the summer is so beautiful maybe it is worth it!

kylee said...

i took a film class a few semesters ago and we watched citizen kane. i was worried i would hate it but i actually really liked it! and as far as movies people haven't seen, they may not be considered classics but i'm that girl who hasn't seen the most epic movies most people have. for instance, hook. still haven't seen it. count of monte cristo too.

Anonymous said...

i love your blog's new look!
classic movies i grew up watching:
the great race (jack lemmon, tony curtis)
thoroughly modern millie (julie andrews)
princess bride
the scarlet pimpernel (anthony andrews)

and center stage.. which i know isn't a classic but i've watched it dozens of times because i love the dancing in it...so it's a classic according to me :)

jamielynn3 said...

Dear little red house blogger,

This is darling!


Burk Family said...

Wow, I feel "comment-y" today! I forgot to add these to my FB comments...North and South (BBC), Sense and Sensibility (Masterpiece classic), Emma (Masterpiece classic), Daniel Deronda, Wives and Daughters, Cranford, Lark Rise to Candleford (skip season 1- you won't be lost and it's slow), and Downton Abby. These are all British period films and just awesome. You'll love them. I'm so addicted.

Lula. said...

Jonah's representation of your hair is incredible. I saw your new FB pic and that's what I thought of when I saw it before I even scrolled down to see that it was the next photo. I would die for your curls. You are adorable.

And I'm with you... seriously Spring???

summer said...

dear little red house, love the new look! dear sheena, some of my must-sees... it happened one night, north by northwest, spellbound (the old hitchcock one), shawshank redemption, sabrina, the quiet man, king of kong, lord of the rings. musicals: seven brides for seven brothers, the music man.

kassidi bridge said...

quick note: your hair is to die for!

cindy* said...

this is so good...made my day! i love your 1 foot of hair, it's great :)

Amy Kim said...

first time reading your blog. love the letters esp. the ones to your kids...i thought my kids were the only ones who run pantless.

The Godfather trilogy
Cinema Paradiso (best soundtrack)
Breakfast at Tiffany's
any and all John Hughes movie
The Ice Storm
American Beauty
The Graduate

...to name a few...

kim west said...

please share the list when you have it compiled (which i'm sure will never be done) a few of mine have already been mentioned--princess bride..empire records. I love newsies and grew up watching grease...and now I look back and can't believe my mom let me watch it! my husband LOVES one fine day.

Tara said...

Jarom looked at me like I was lying when I told him that it IS Spring. He said, "yeah, but it's winter."
I confessed to my next-door neighbors that I planted seeds like a month ago. They got a good laugh out of it. Those seeds are gone. Luckily there are a gazillion more in the packets. Do you have more??
And I really love the picture, so funny.

Laken said...

Steel Magnolias is my favorite movie. Of all time.

You must watch it immediately :)

gram said...

.. most any of the old 1940 movies are worth watching... must be my age but don't think they have the quality of actors like they used to...

Heather Mattern said...

Ha, love your style here, your writing is adorable!! I am thrilled to have stumbled to your site through Jenny's blog. Loving it!

AllAmericanGrl said...

Casablanca, Gone With The Wind, Singing in the Rain, An Affair to Remember, Sabrina, Barefoot in the Park - these would be the classics!

Some of my favorites: Patch Adams, Raising Helen, P.S. I Love You, Beaches, Star Wars (which is already on your list), Eat Pray Love, French Kiss, Just Married, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Hitch, 27 Dresses, The Holiday, The Perfect Man, The Ideal Husband, 6 Days 7 Nights, As Good As It Gets, My Best Friend's Wedding, Meet Joe Black,
City of Angels, Titanic, Phantom of the Opera, etc. etc. etc.!

lorelie said...

You gave me a nice laugh, Sheena. Thanks!

allegra said...

your blog is so so amazing. and real. and fun. and honest. and funny. and you're a great mom. and your enthusiasm for life is admirable. and i would kill for your hair!! you're so darling. thanks for always sharing your great recipes with us. thank you!