Thursday, February 28, 2013

nonsense 8/52

Hmmm. what to say. I haven't really blogged much on thursdays yet. I am working on pt 2 of my boy band series, but its not done.

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

Belated Tuesday Post 8/52

I meant to post this yesterday but totally forgot. P had a project due today and needed my laptop to finish it.
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.

The other one is blank. And yes, they are not even remotely level.

I don't really like the ornament when it's paired with the print. I will probably just put some lace or something in there. But overall, I am generally pleased. I suppose. It's better than a bare wall.

Also, a few weeks ago I finally stumbled across what I had been looking for to put on the wall next to the window in my room at the thrift store. I meant to blog it a while back and forgotted. I don;t like having photographs of people in my room, so I put a map with a piece of lace in the frame part. The bit of lace on the left is a small tatted medallion I made a while back, and the one on the right is a crocheted thrift store find.

The scarf isn't usually there, but I was too lazy to take it down. 

So hopefully some time in the next few weeks I will get my room cleaned up to take you on the final tour!  

that is all.

Scripture 8/52

Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

Luke 12:27 (New International Version)

Monday, February 25, 2013

picture 8/52

Sorry this is late, but it wasn't finished yesterday, so I finished today and took a picture with my sisters camera. This was my prototype of the project we are making with our kids for the father's day shindig next week. We have a student that does not have a father figure, so we decided to make a relatively generic craft.  This is my hand, so obviously their hands will be smaller. I gave mine to splitcat and told him he could take it to school to keep at his desk to look at. He politely declined.

Quotes 8/52

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” 
― Dr. Seuss

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Singing Saturday 7/52

So. Today we are a back to kpop. This group is called SHINee. They have been together just over 4 years. I don't really remember how I found them, but I probably became aware of them because they are from the same company as Super Junior. Like their name, SHINee's concept is bright and fun and youthful. They also appear quite a bit on variety shows(more so in the past) and are always fun and entertaining. They have also officially debuted in Japan and their most recent album is a Japanese one(they sing in Japanese). This video is from their last Korean album.

My favorite version of this is the dance version. This is the dance they performed on the music shows (one of the interesting things about how Kpop groups promote is that they spend about 1 month promoting their new single by performing on the major networks music shows every week. The dance is an integral part of the song).

The other version has a sort of plot to it if you prefer that sort of thing.

This is their latest Japanese release. It's very pretty, I think.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Scripture 7/52

Psalm 119:50

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Quotes 7/52

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” 
― C.S. Lewis

Sunday, February 17, 2013

6/52 and 7/52

So, I promised two pictures for this week. These are both from valentine's day( I used my sister's camera phone). I forgot the perks of being a teacher were teacher gifts, lol. My brother in law brought my sister and I Valentine's donuts and mocha lattes. We really appreciated it.   We were supposed to wear red or pink or white(per our bosses request) so I wore a red sweater, my hot pink converse, and pink/blue/brown striped socks. Everyone was surprised because they know how much I don't like Valentine's day.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Singing Saturday 6/52

I think it's time for some Johnny Flynn. My love for his music has yet to abate. I just recently discovered a newly released album from Mr. Flynn, but it is a soundtrack for a movie. I have yet to purchase it and there aren't any videos on the tube yet, so I leave with a newish song that as far as I know hasn't been released on an album. I would love to see Johnny Flynn in concert possibly even more than I want to see Mumford and Sons.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Nonsense 6/52

Happy valentine's day.

tell someone you love them.

This video always makes me think of Valentine's day and is my 2nd favorite Super Junior MV.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday 6/52

This week has been all about the laundry. lots and lots of laundry. I also didn't get a pic for Sundays post, so I will probably try to do two this week.  I have a car again, which is so so lovely. And I am cold and falling asleep, so that is all for now.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Quotes 6/52

“A book without words is like love without a kiss; it's empty.”
Andrew Wolfe

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Singing Saturday 5/52

This year brought the return of Mumford and Sons with the album called Babel. It's just as amazing as their first album. I am a huge huge fan. My own personal thoughts on the difference between the two albums is that this new one is a little less dark.

When the video for Lover of the Light came out I was interested to see what they had done with it. There are no appearances of the band in this video, it is purely a story. I won't lie. I totally sobbed hysterically cried when the first time I saw it. You probably will not have the same reaction, but I seem to recall it being a difficult day(I don't remember why) and it just kind of hit me sideways. I know you probably don't ever watch the videos I post, but you should watch this one.

Here's a bonus video for you. It is my current pipe dream to see them live.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Tuesdays 5/52

I have nothing to report. Still in survival mode. Still no car. sigh.

Monday, February 04, 2013


5/52, originally uploaded by Fiorinda.

Oops! I forgot to post this yesterday. Wednesday was a scary day. We were under a tornado watch most of the day and under several tornado warnings. This is what it looked like when I had to walk to the bus stop(I am still carless). The front yard flooded in a matter of minutes it was raining so hard. It also was hailing. Fun times.

Quotes 5/52

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”
Albert Einstein

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Singing Saturday 4/52

Today I present the Last Bison. Splitcat brought me a cd a few weeks ago and said I might like it. He was correct. I like it lots. Their full album is apparently due out sometime this year, and I am definitely looking forward to it.