Rewind Repost: January 2014 14 comments

Happy Monday, BAW Readers! Hope you all had a great weekend. I surely did. Hubby turned 40 on yesterday and we celebrated all weekend. Friends, family, video tributes, food, and cocktails. Truly a blessing.


Thank you all who wished me well for my 1 Year Blogiversary last week. I found a lot of joy in your congratulatory comments. As far as the giveaway, the winner is…

Kathi from Oak Hill Homestead

Congratulations, Kathi! I’ll be in touch about sending you an autographed copy of my novel Acting On Her Behalf and some fabulous Louisiana seasonings.


Today I am kicking off one of my new features that I mentioned in my 1 Year Blogiversary post. It’s called REWIND REPOST. I will do an update of one of my previous posts monthly.




In April 2013, I wrote a post called My Imitation of Life Jumped Off a Streetcar Named Desire. I talked about how I had gotten away from watching movies, a huge passion of mine. While publishing my novel, being a WAHM, blogging, and living in general–I had stopped watching anything longer than an hour on television. Going to the movies has been practically obsolete. And boy was I missing it. So I decided to make time for it.

This past year, I started watching my old faves from the 80s. Movies that I loved as a kid and wanted to share with the Deuce. You can read how that well-intentioned gesture went south in my post, I Gave it a Thumbs Up Until it Gave Me the Middle Finger.

I have missed so many great movies. Thank goodness for paid premium channels, NetFlix, and OnDemand. I am happy to say that I have been making time to watch some great films alone, with The Deuce, with Hubby, and as a family. The most recent things I have seen are:

Despicable Me 2

Broken City 

Life of Pi

Kung Fu Panda

A Good  Day to Die Hard

…and several LifeTime movies


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Have you seen any good movies lately? If so, which ones?

Which passion/indulgence of yours have you been slacking on?


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14 thoughts on “Rewind Repost: January 2014

  • Natasha @ Epic Mommy Adventures

    I love reading and I love movies, and I have slipped up on both in the past year. I am going to try to get back into both this year.

    Tell your Hubby Happy 40th! So glad to hear you lived it up with family and friends!

    And congrats on your 1-year blogiversary! I thought you were writing much longer than a year!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We always love having you! 🙂

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Thanks Natasha! Yes, it’s only been a year for me. Seems like longer but I’m loving every minute of it.

  • Kenya G. Johnson

    Cool idea “rewind repost”. Last year was my year to get back into reading. I can do without the television and movies – reading is my preference if I had to pick one. Anyway Christopher and I just watched Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (shhh bootleg). It was pretty good, but I like the first one better. Same w/ Despicable Me 2, I thought the first one was better. But love those minions, they made the movie. The last movie I saw was The Butler. Can’t think of the last one I saw on television – hmmm.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      The Butler is on my list along with Fruitvale Station and 12 Years A Slave. I’m getting back into my reading too. I need that escape.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Netflix is how Hubby and I got caught up on Breaking Bad in time for its final season. And now we are fans of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, which of course you can only see on Netflix. Thanks Tiffany!

  • Alison

    I have fallen off the movie wagon terribly, Kimberly! I don’t think I’ve stepped into a movie theater since March of 2012. I need to get my movie mojo back. I do want to see Saving Mr. Banks. Perhaps that’ll be a good re-entry to the world of movies!

  • Joi

    I love this idea of updating. I could see it by the month even, now tat we’re a year old. Gret idea.

    I LOVE movies. I usually go at least once on every off week. By dad gave me a gift card to the theater for Xmas bc I go so much. I saw Madea’s latest…very good!

    I was slacking on reading, but my Bookclub just had a rejuvenator retreat, so back to it now!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      I need to start going back to the theater more often. Hubby can’t stand any type of noise from other moviegoers. Food smacking, ringing cell phones, talking/laughing too loud. So I have to go alone. But that works for me!

  • Michell

    Hey Kimberly! I’ve been slacking off on my passion…reading, ughh! But, I’ve more than made up for it, as I’ve downloaded over 20 books on my tablet since last month, whoop whoop! So, I’ll be having boat loads of fun playing catch-up! Tell the hubby “Happy Birthday” and welcome to the 4.0 club! 🙂

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Thank you, Michell. I have been playing catch up with my book reading also. I signed up for a GoodReads Challenge for 2014. That’s to motivate me to keep at it.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      I have not seen either of The Hunger Games films. I’ll have to check them out. Thanks Michelle.