Thursday, January 29, 2009

Counting your blessings

Right brain

Greg and I started a new movie tradition over the last several years. Besides watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” during the holiday season, I’ve drawn him into watching the movie “White Christmas”. I usually enjoy watching this movie just after Thanksgiving.

I’m not sure why I get a kick out of this movie so much. The first thing that drew me in was that I find Danny Kaye to be wonderfully silly, and I love the dance scenes. Also the song “Sisters” is in the movie and one of the sisters in the movie is named "Judy". My sister and I tapped danced to this song during a recital when we where around age 8 and 9. I tried to dig out a picture of that.... I know I have it somewhere, but instead this picture will have to do for now. Anyway, Greg and I for some reason got attached to another song in the movie…. called “Snow”…. I’m always trying to get him to sing that song and harmonize with me, even though I can’t carry a tune. This song has some silly words too.

This year we finally broke down and bought ourselves a copy of the movie so we don’t have to watch all the commercials. We watched this with my side of the family (my sister's family) this year on Christmas day and I found myself humming another song for several weeks afterwards. This song is called “Count Your Blessing Instead of Sheep”. Bing Crosby’s voice is very soothing to me.

Even now a month after Christmas and after successful eye surgery…. I’m still humming that song! AND I especially feel blessed to have a wonderful husband who took such good care of me during my recuperation.

"Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep"
When I'm worried and I can't sleep
I count my blessing instead of sheep
And I fall asleep, counting my blessings.
When my bankroll is gettin' small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep, counting my blessings.
So if you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Judy in Iowa! How nice to meet you here, especially in a post about "White Christmas." I adore the movie and can't watch it enough. I think I should buy a copy too. Isn't Danny Kaye the best? Oh man. And when they perform "Sisters" it's sooo cute.

    You and your sister look pretty cute sitting there. Hope you can find the other photo!

    And BTW, my love for winter is wearing a little thin too, and I'll soon be posting about something else, haha.