Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Goodbye October

The last week of October...

This year has been such a whirlwind of stuff for me! It's been amazing, crazy, and so alarmingly fast.

It's weird to look back and see how different things are today than they were in January.
It's weird to look back and see things that will never happen again. To see things that have changed forever and things that are still the same.

Ten months of good things and bad things.

Ten months of God trying to teach me new things. Sometimes I learn and sometimes I struggle, a little lost and confused. But through everything, God is there, trying to lead me closer, trying to help me learn to trust Him. Trying to help me to love Him more--love Him as much as I want to love him. And more.

Life is such a crazy thing.

I know I sometimes forget to look at the good things in my life. All the blessings and all the love and all the beauty that God has given to me.

Sometimes all I can see are the hard times and the struggles.

Sometimes I am so afraid to just try new things and to live.

But God knows that. And he helps me through it all. And he loves me, even though I am such a silly, weak person.

God is Good. And I am so grateful.

Anyway. Hello all of you!

 I don't know what prompted this post. I didn't intend to write it. It just happened. Sometimes writing is like that. You have one thing in mind, but your fingers type out a different story. Even though that story may be cheesy and a little bit pointless, I guess it still wants to be told.


I know that's a sore point with a lot of people, but I'm just going to say dressing up and playing games is fun. Having my sister make her five star, absolutely addictive caramel corn is fun. Watching really old, really silly cartoons is fun.
Pumpkins? FUN!!

My friend/cousin is coming up to spend the weekend and that is fun too.

I might dress up as something WWII inspired. (I.E. who doesn't want to be Peggy Carter? Or perhaps someone from Hogan's Heroes?)
Then again, I might get lazy and just eat caramel corn instead.

All in all, this looks to be a really good next couple of days.

And then I'll have to say hello to November!

And I really need to start doing a little bit of Christmas shopping. Hunting for the perfect presents takes time, you know. And I find it wholly enjoyable.

Until next time,take care everyone!

God Bless!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Song of the week

Hello everybody!

Happy Wed-nes-day! (In my best Winnie the Pooh voice.)

So, lately my sister and I have been watching a show called Flashpoint.

I'm only a few episodes in, (Seven, to be exact) but so far it's been squeaky clean and really impressively good. I love it.
The cast is awesome, the actors nail their rolls, and the tiny girl cop is cool. I don't object to her at all. Which is so nice. She's just cute and brave and good at her job. And tiny.

You want to see a trailer? 
Yeah... you really do. 
Trust me.

It's really nice because the show takes the time to highlight all the members of the team and there really isn't one main character. 

I can't vouch for the whole five season series yet, (Give me a few days. lol) but so far it's been awesome.

Anyway, the point of this post is, at the end of every episode, when the situation is under control and everything is summing up, they play a song. And so far I've like every one I've heard. 

Especially this one.

And I will watch you disappear
From my fortress over here
And I will never understand
Every heart's a foreign land

And I'm so afraid to, so afraid to
Love you

And I will turn my eyes away
From the harsh light of your day
And I have slept through pouring rain
It was all that kept me sane

And I'm so afraid to, so afraid to
Love you

And I have drawn lines in the sand
To remind us where we stand
And I build castles while you thirst
They'll fall down but you'll fall first

And I'm so afraid to, so afraid to
Love you
Love you
Love you

That's all for now, my fellow ......people... Heroes? Humans?

God Bless!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lifey stuff

I hate it when I feel inspired to write a blog post and I'm all excited and feeling very creative and clever, only to open my laptop and have all my inspiration roar away laughing in a fast car.

But whatever. Who needs inspiration?

"Full fathoms five thy father lies.
I pushed him. I apologize."

"Water, water everywhere.
The plumbing badly needs repair."


"I bring fresh showers for thirsty flowers.
I've stood in the sun, with a hose, for hours."


*Sighs sadly*

Here. Pictures.

There was a lovely day last week where I got off early (Amazing!) and decided not to waste my afternoon inside, so I picked up Treskie and we got coffee and sat by the water. It was gorgeous and fun and relaxing. 

You want a little peek at how I spent most of my day off yesterday? 


I'm proud to say, I think I'm getting the hang of my little studio set-up. 

I've been having some issues with play-back stuff and it's been driving my crazy.
You know what you do when you're ready to throw a microphone at your computer?

You take a break and apply a wet-and-stick tattoo. Avengers, obviously. 

And amazingly enough, I figured out the problem after that. So now it's my 'lucky tattoo' and I'm going to be sad to wash it off.

Speaking of Avengers.....

I don't know how many of you are into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, but I just watched the first two episodes of season two. Can I just say....

Fitz! Fiiiiiiitzt!!! Fitz? 

What the heck?

Why must TV Shows be so nasty to the viewers? 
But episode three is on IMDB today. So you can take a mad stab in the dark as to how I'm spending my evening. 

Here's what I'm currently reading/attempting to read/skimming through.

The Centurion is a really good book which I would recommend wholeheartedly. I'm not quite through with it yet, but I'm fairly certain it's going to make me weep like a little baby.

It Can Be Done. I want to start reading a bit of poetry. I don't know why. Just a whim, I guess. But this seemed like a good place to start.

And  Boxing's Ten Commandments.

.......Enough said.

Cheers, and catch you all later. I have to skedaddle off to work now. 

God Bless!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Song of the week

I've been overdosing on music again. My poor sisters...

I'm like, "Listen to this twelve minute opera aria. Ssshhhh, you'll love it!"

"Hey, what do you think of these three country songs?"

"I can't get enough of this Josh Groban song"

"Let's listen to every musical we own."

"Hey, Remember that 70's song Dad used to listen to? .....I love that song."

I'm serious, That was me last night. And it's not enough to listen to the music. I sing along to pretty much every part I can manage. Including instrumental solos.
You guys, I can whistle like a canary. Obviously that's a skill I must put to good use.


No. This story isn't going anywhere. I just thought I'd share.

The real question is, with all the music I've been listening to, which one should I post?

I'll refrain from posting twelve minute opera arias. I realize they're an acquired taste.

How 'bout Crying? 

Even though my introduction to this song was a story my friend told me about a guy that sang it at a karaoke bar. He had a lisp. He couldn't saying his R's. He sang, "Cwying." And he thought he was the next Elvis and he really sang it with confidence. "CWY-I-I-I-ING! (Epic hip thrust) Over YOUUUU!".....

And somehow, I still like this song.

I need to finish my fourth cup of coffee now and get ready for work. 

Yes, I did say fourth cup of coffee. It's one of those mornings. I am now highly caffeinated and ready for anything. *vibrates knowing*

Hey, check out this guy. 

He has moves. And I have moves. 
Where does one go to learn stuff like that?
The Military?
How do you practice that move?

God Bless!