Monday, July 26, 2010

What to say?

I'm sure none of you ever face this impasse . . . . but once in a rare while, I actually don't know what to say.  I don't simply mean what to say verbally, but what to say here.  What if my life seems too ordinary to write about sometimes?  Or perhaps I've got it all wrong.  It seems people nowadays like to read the everyday posted by folks on blogs, or social networks.  Perhaps everyday is safe and comforting like a glass of cold milk and chocolate chip cookies warm out of the oven! 

So, my "everyday" this past weekend consisted of some pleasant activities and some considered rather mundane. Mundane included cleaning the bathroom. Vacuuming. Mopping. You know the routine.  It's a necessary evil. (haha)  I also did some very yummy cooking, but that isn't always so mundane.  I enjoy cooking.  Sometimes, I just get tired of the fact that humans have to eat SO often!! LOL

The pleasant included playing with my adorable pets, watching a couple good movies and t.v. episodes, playing Scrabble TWICE (bwahaha I LOVE Scrabble and I really enjoy winning!!), going to the mall, running errands that needed to be run, and just spending some time relaxing with a very special person.  :-)

How was your weekend?  Was it all "everyday"?  Or was it pleasant, memorable, and otherwise GREAT? 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Music - Therapy for the Soul

I suppose it's a given that practically EVERYONE loves music, in one genre or another.  Do you?

As for myself, I have loved music ever since I can remember.  I was virtually raised on classical music.  It is still one of my primary loves. However, since I've had a taste of other genres, my pallete has become decidedly more eclectic, even while it's selective. Some other genres I typically enjoy include Celtic music, pop, most jazz, some folk and bluegrass, and a great deal of instrumental. I even enjoy some rock, albeit soft rock more often than not.  Contemporary Christian and some rather "independent" and unique styles also factor in there.

My Ipod is a conglomeration of many genres.  You can find everything from Canon in D (workout version haha) to Michael Buble to Dido to Jonathan Diaz to Kris Allen.  My Itunes is even more of a mix!  But I love it.  Because I just never know exactly what "musical mood" I will find myself in, until I'm about ready to work out and have the accompanying music, or cook and have the music, or clean and have the music, or just RELAX with music! 

What about you?  Do you love music, too?  What do you like most about it?  Its ability to soothe your soul, or reve you up, or keep you going on the treadmill when you feel your legs are jello?  :-)  I love all these aspects of music. It truly is a language in and of itself. A beautiful language, at that!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's only been FOREVER :-)

Hello friends!

You probably thought I just up and disappeared from the blogging world. Well, I have news for you that I hope you consider GOOD news . . . WRONG!  I did disappear for a little while, but I am BACK!  I may not be able to blog as often as I'd like to, but hey, better late and little than never and nothing! :-)

So, we are in the dead-heat of summer. And I don't like it. I admit. About the only things I like about summer are these I can count on one hand: swimming, Independence Day, and (usually) a break from school!  But, I'm hoping that summer will not be too treacherous and that autumn will roll around before we know it . . . .because autumn is my favorite time of year followed by spring!

I have been busy with "life" in general.  So many changes, so little time.  Some good, some bad. But overall, I still try to maintain a positive attitude and count my blessings.  I am going to the gym. That's a positive.  I am testing new recipes (I like to cook and bake, I don't love the cleaning-up part, but it's ok, it's life!) and mostly all of them are super yummy.  That's a positive.  I am reading good books.  That's definitely a positive. (maybe I should post a couple informal but fun reviews of the books I've read on here sometime?)  I'm enriching friendships and relationships with those people I can get to know better, and with whom I can share this journey called life. That's a major positive!

What have you been up to?  Are you counting the positives in your life?  I know sometimes, it's hard to do.  I've been there a lot.  Especially recently.  But I've found that counting the little blessings, and the bigger ones, helps me to keep a proper perspective.  It helps me face each day and end each day with a little song of hope in my heart.  To keep on keeping on.  And I think we could all use that hope and endurance at one point or another!

Hoping you find your life FULL of positives!!!!!   :-)  Talk to you later!