Monday, April 29, 2013

Quotes 17/52

“You don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.” 
― John GreenAn Abundance of Katherines

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Singing Saturday 16/52

SHINee's back.

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

Family Friday 16/52

Today my youngest child asked me:

"Momma, do the people in movies get bathroom breaks?"

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thoughts 16/52


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

Scripture 16/52

1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday To-Do 16/52


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



Quotes 16/52

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Singing Saturday 15/52

Continuing with my theme for the month, today is my favorite songs featuring Sungmin on the guitar. Sungmin, Ryeowook, and Heechul all are from Super Junior.

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

Quotes 15/52

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” 
― Henri J.M. NouwenThe Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Singing Saturday 14/52

Continuing with the favorite K-pop performances theme this week, this is actually a recent performance. Exo is a rookie group from the same company as Super Junior and SHINee(these are my three favorite groups, actually). Exo is an interesting concept from SM. Together there are 12 members, but they only perform as one on few occasions. They are subdivided into two goups, Exo-K(orea) and Exo-M(andarin). They sing the same songs and promote at the same time, but K sings and promotes in Korea(songs are in Korean) while M does the same in China(singing in Chinese). SM already has a corner in the mando-pop field with Super Junior-M(a subgroup of Super Junior) but they are limited in their promotions because most of the time they are busy being just Super Junior. Exo- M has done surprisingly well even in Korea. They have 4 chinese members and two korean members. I prefer M over K but I am not sure why. Maybe because they are collectively a bit older than K, but they really have a very different vibe about them.

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

Tuesday To-Do's 14/52

Not much to say this week, you may have noticed I didn't get a picture up this week. Splitcat was out of town last week and had both cameras with him. He was in Washington, DC on a field trip. I'll try to get one up this week some time.

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

Quotes 14/52

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.” 
― Elie Wiesel

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Singing Saturday 13/52

I've run out of indie bands for the moment, so I think I am going to dedicate the next few weeks to some of my favorite Kpop performers/performances.  So today I am going to introduce you to Kyuhyun from Super Junior. This cut is from a variety show where idols/singers compete against one another. Every week showcases a songwriter/singer and the idols have to pick a song from that person's repertoire. Kyuhyun is a ballad singer at heart, but he sings in a group known for their dance songs, and for this performance he sings rock(the guitarist that performs with him is Jungmo from TRAX).

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

Tuesday To-Do's 13/52

Oh look. I finally found a clever title for my tuesday posts that I haven't really been doing.

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

It took me about half an hour to figure out the basics, and there is still more I need to figure out.  But its loads of fun.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Quotes 13/52

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.” 
― Walt Whitman