Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I made it through half the year it seems in my quest for every day blogging. I am going to try again, maybe with different themes. Or not. If I decide to do this I will start on Sunday.
I am once again alone on New Year's Eve. Splitcat has the kids with him. It's been a long day and I am tired, but I want to stay up long enough to see the New Year in.
There have been some significant changes in my life this week. Splitcat and I have decided to end our 18 year marriage and today I started the process of moving out. The children and I will be living with my parents for the foreseeable future. This was not a hasty decision on either of our parts, nor was it an easy one. The next few days I will be busy setting up our new place and most likely lamenting the fact that I have too much stuff. I should be unpacking as we speak but I am tired and so I procrastinate.
I had considered ending this blog, but I have decided to maintain it for the time being. Please be in prayer for all of us as we make this transition. Thank you to everyone who is still reading my blog after all these years. I appreciate that you stop by every so often to check in on me more than you know.
I guess that is it for this New Year's Eve. I hope you all have a fantabulous 2014.
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Friday, November 01, 2013
The Boy is going as a camper from Camp Half Blood (the Percy Jackson books)
The Girl is a generic rock star
Twin A is a sackboy from Little Big Planet
Twin B is Johnny Flynn. He actually asked(i didn't suggest). He didn't even know what he looked like, but that's what he wanted. He's really excited about it.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I now belong to a group of ladies that meets once a month to spend time together and to work on crafting, but I haven't had any projects in the works, so this past week I got together some yarn I had bought because I liked the colors and started working on a scarf. It will actually be more of a neck warmer, but it worked up quickly, which was nice. I am almost finished, so maybe next week I will post a pic of the finished product.
Monday, October 14, 2013
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
So, who did I see first? I saw Cage the Elephant and Muse.
Cage the Elephant was really good. I went with my sister and her husband and two oldest boys and a bunch of their friends, and they are all CtE fans, so we got their as soon as we could so we could see them. they were really fun to watch perform.
We had pretty good seats. It's hard to tell from the pics because we all had to use our phones for pictures(pics courtesy of my nephew who has a better phone than me). But we were close enough to see faces.
Muse was extremely incredible. I am not like a huge fan, but I like them, but I have to say their live performance is even better than their recorded ones. It was pretty amazing. It was very much a show, not just people singing. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Monday, October 07, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I am going to see them in September. I could elaborate further, but it would just dissolve into fangirl gibberish about my feels and how I just can't even. so. I might be a little excited. just a little.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Look! I made something! I have been looking for some jewelry to match a dress but haven't had much luck. So I bought some quartz beads in a pale coral pink and tatted these. The thread is a pale yellow.
update: My earrings were picked for the Featured Projects on Craftster! It's the first thing I have posted in over a year, so I was shocked and happily surprised. :)
Monday, July 01, 2013
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
That's right! today is my Birthday! I'll be happy if I can eat some crackers. I really was hoping for smores around the campfire. Maybe tomorrow.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
We made it! The kids were able to play in the creek for about half an hour before the mosquitoes came out. Glad we could come back somewhere so relaxing. I took a couple of short videos so I will try to upload them tonight to youtube.
Saturday, June 22, 2013
And although he doesn't have my favorite voice ever, I appreciate his talent(which is abundant), he plays both piano and violin and composes his own music with some of his friends, and he speaks more than 3 languages. All at the tender age of 23.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
This isn't an artistic photo, but I wanted to share my pain. My Exo CD arrived from Korea. It was broken. I am blaming the company that produced the CD because there was no support behind it. Usually the photobooks are hardcover and protect the CD, but this photobook was a paperback. Still waiting for a return order from the place I ordered it. sigh.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
I posted this a few years ago, but it remains my favorite cover song, so I am bringing it back. When I first posted this, the girls were just still posting videos on youtube. They now have three albums out.
Here is one of their original songs.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Saturday, June 08, 2013
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I've been spending a lot of time in the kitchen lately. I made the soup from scratch! it's been a long time since I've made something so time intensive(because I had to peel, chop, etc). It's split pea with vegetables, and it was very very tasty. I made soup again today, but it was of the "throw whatever is in the fridge" variety. It was actually very tasty, and I am getting faster at chopping veggies.
In other news, I finally put our old copy of Elements on my laptop, so expect more badly edited photos in the future! (I know, you are so excited you can't contain your feelings)
Monday, June 03, 2013
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
― Mother Teresa
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
I have been busy trying to plan for summer instead of just letting everyone do whatever. There are chores to be done! And there are some people that need to learn to act nicer. We officially begin family summer camp on Saturday. It is going to be a lot of work for me and I expect a lot of complaining, but hopefully everyone will learn to be more helpful around the house and kinder towards one another.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
― Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Came across this group looking for Johnny Flynn. I am not usually a fan of cover songs. the exception is when the artist takes a song and makes it more their own. I think this is a beautiful rendition-it's very different from the original which is a more folk-style song.
Here is one of their own songs. I believe an album is forthcoming.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Road Not Taken
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
You can see that M is still feeling a bit under the weather. Such nice allergy eyes he has. But we went to the dr. today and she said his lungs are much better.
Monday was the boy's last orchestra concert for the year.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Poor M is still unwell. He had a massive melt-down today. to the point where I had to hold him to keep him from hurting himself or someone else. And as if that wasn't intense enough, it triggered an asthma like attack. That scared him enough to get him to calm down, but it lasted about half an hour. It was a bit scary, to be honest. He's okay now. Once I got him to eat something it helped a lot.
I've got to take the girl back to the orthopedist in the morning. We didn't make it to as many therapy appts as we should have, but she is using her hand now, so I think we will be ok.
My favorite kpop singer left for his mandatory military service this week. It was very strange.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Friday, May 03, 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Actually, they came back the first time the week I posted them but I didn't feel like changing it, so. Anywho. Because the company they work for has perfected the art of taking money from young girls, their album was split into two. This is a bit different in that usually a second album is released with additional songs, but this time it was just split into two mini albums. The first is called Dream Girl:The Misconception of You and the title track is Dream Girl.
Honestly, I think this is probably my favorite Kpop album because I feel like the music is consistent and there is not a song I don't like. My only complaint is that Onew needs to be heard more, but that's just a fangirl problem, lol.
The second part of the album is being released this week and is titled The Misconceptions of Me. I have heard the track teaser and I think it will be just as good as the first part. Here is the single called Why So Serious
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Summer is creeping up on us. The kids have one month of school left. Although this week is their testing week, so not much happens after this.
I need to start figuring out what is going on the next couple of months. My oldest nephew is graduating from high school this year. He is graduating from the same school I did. But what is most frightening about this is that this means that this year is my 20 yr reunion. I feel very old, lol. I don't know what is being planned. I am not attending. I went to my 5 yr reunion and no one talked to me, even the people I had been close to. Maybe I will make an appearance at the 25 yr mark.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
This is a work in progress. A friend has helped start a group at the church where I work that meets once a month to do crafty stuff on a Friday night. So I went last Friday and I needed something to craft, so I am doing this. The design is from urban threads. It's been a long time since I embroidered. I think I missed it. It's got a nice rhythm to it and unlike things like crochet or knitting where you have to be conscious of counting, embroidery is just following the lines. So my mind can wander or I can watch a movie or listen to people talk.
My goal with this is to eventually make it into a euro sham, and of course I will need a second one, so I have a plan for that, too.
I would like to get back into crafting this summer. I really haven't done much in the last year or more.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
First is Ryeowook singing his solo from the 4th album.
Second is Sungmin accompanying himself at a radio concert.
And lastly, Heechul.
Monday, April 15, 2013
― Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Here is a live performance of the Journey classic Open Arms. Considering only one of them actually speaks english(the one on the left, but he is a rapper, not a singer so), they do a pretty good job.
Here is an official music video-if you happen to watch this, the english is really awful(SM songwriters are notorious for their awful english-even though they have plenty of canadian idols that speak it)
and in case you were interested here is the Korean version.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I've been working on cleaning out my bedroom and getting laundry sorted, then I want to get to work on the girls room.
Speaking of the girl. I had to take her to the orthopaedist because he rehurt her arm a couple of weeks ago. She seems to have misaligned her wrist joint. It's not exactly dislocated, but something like that. But she refuses to move her hand or let anyone touch it(the dr. said it might be pressing on a nerve) so she needs physical therapy before the dr. can do anything. Still, she may need surgery. So please pray for her.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Saturday, April 06, 2013
In 2007 Kyuhyun and several other members of Super Junior were in a very bad car accident. His story about that night is still one of my favorite's out of all the stories I've heard from each of them.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
So, accomplishments are pretty much nil for the moment, but today starts my self-imposed spring cleaning fling. Next week is Spring Break for the kids, so I want to get the basics done this week so I can deep clean next week and work on re-doing the girl's bedroom.
Also, today I had fun messing with the text/cloud editor at www.tagxedo.com
Monday, April 01, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
They so kindly provided the lyrics on the youtube page, so I am copying them here.
I have made mistakes, I continue to make them
the promises I've made, I continue to break them
and all the doubts I've faced, I continue to face them
but nothing is a waste if you learn from it
and the sun, it does not cause us to grow
it is the rain that will strengthen your soul
and it will make you whole
we have lived in fear, and our fear has betrayed us
but we will overcome the apathy that has made us
because we are not alone in the dark with our demons
and we have made mistakes
but we've learned from them
and the sun, it does not cause us to grow
it is the rain that will strengthen your soul
and it will make you whole
and oh my heart, how can I face you now?
when we both know how badly I have let you down
and I am afraid of all that I've built
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Monday, March 04, 2013
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
I am still mostly enjoying work, but it definitely makes me tired.
I've been dealing with a lot of ants the past couple of weeks. It's been raining a lot around here.
I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow.
wow. this is sad, isn't it.
well, then. I shall give myself a gold star that says "you tried."
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
So anyway. I actually have a project to post. I've been slowly(it's only taken, what, 5 years?) been trying to finish decorating my master bedroom. Doing it as cheaply as possible is part of why it's taking so long, and waiting to find just the right thing either at the thrift store or at any store.
So, a few years ago I wanted to make my first purchase on Etsy, so I decided to buy a print. When I found this print I knew I needed to have it because it was my favorite flair when I was on Facebook. So I bought it and it has been knocking around my house ever since waiting to be framed and what not. I briefly had it with a gold frame and a red mat, but didn't like the gold frame. Then I decided I wanted to put Christmas pics up in my bedroom and bought some cheap frames at Hobby Lobby(they were $2.50 each(50%off yo) and I bought a small can of dark red spray paint and painted them red. So I have, like maybe $10 invested in them? I knew I wanted to put my print in one after Christmas, but I needed a different mat, and off white wouldn't work and dark blue seemed like it would be too much, so the other day when I was looking at scrapbook paper for my pre-school project I came upon some lovely paper that I realized would be perfect around it. So after some few minutes of cutting and pasting I finally had my picture framed. I like it and am currently putting it on a test run.
So, I haven't yet decided what I am going to put in the other two frames. One currently houses a plastic christmas ornament from walmart masquerading as art.