Friday, December 31, 2010

Poem: I Am Not

 I Am Not
I am not my disease,
But my disease is in me.

I am not my disease,
It does not laugh, or cry,
Or tell cheesy jokes.

I am not my disease,
It does not make decisions,
It does not dream.

I am not my disease,
And yet…

I am not my disease,
But it does affect me.

I am not my disease,
But it makes me laugh, and cry
And I joke about it.

I am not my disease,
But it affects my decisions,
And how I live my dreams.

I am not my disease,
But my disease is in me.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Family Night: 12-16

The last few weeks have been really crazy - and I'm trying to catch up! So - rewind to the 16th. We had a family night after my grandparents got in for my brother's wedding - and here are my pictures!

It was supposed to be game night but we ended up just talking the whole night. It was a lot of fun! Oh, and I know the picture at the end of Gordon's soup is a little weird - but I was amused by how many crackers he put in. :) And this is my blog - so you can deal with it :P

Monday, December 27, 2010

Starting Photo 365

I've always thought the various "365" challenges were pretty fun. The basic concept is you take something, photos, art, and the like, and you do it every day for a year! Of course you have to share about it too - so I'll be sharing on here! My 365 challenge is taking a photo  day. I don't have any particular plan for what I'm going to be taking pictures of, just that I'm going to take photos! Knowing me some of them will probably end up a little kooky - but that's me!

The plan is to post a blog once a month with a slide show of that month's pictures. I'm also posting them as things go alone on my facebook account. Feel free to send me a friend's request! Here are the first 4 pictures just to give you a taste.

Day 1- Great Tea

Day 2 - Chocolate with Cornflakes

Day 3 - 8 Eggs

Day 4 - Paper Towel Coffee Filter

There has been a lot of stuff going on in the last two weeks, and I'm going to try to catch up! I might get the first post up later today, but no promises. I have other things to do as well! Expect some slideshows :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Insanity of Weddings

I haven't been posting much, and I haven't been writing much, and there's a good reason for that! My baby brother is getting married this weekend. I'm really excited! I've been working on a really complicated piece of jewelry to wear to the wedding and that's taken most of my time. I don't have to actually DO much for the wedding other than show off my jewelry skills :P

Its also my 3rd wedding anniversary today, and of course that's adding to the fun! Yes, my brother is getting married 3 years and 3 days after I did. Fun huh? So on Monday we went over to my inlaws for dinner and stayed for about four hours. I was beading the whole time we talked :P She made us Cornish Game Hens - who actually cooks those? My mother-in-law apparently.

Today my hubby and I went out to lunch to celebrate our anniversary and it was a total bust! We were talking and chatting and that part was fine, but I ordered a salad thinking I'm being unhealthy enough with all the wedding stuff, and it was a SPICY salad with fruit. Spicy and fruit. Scary combo. I was not expecting the spicy and wasn't really able to eat much. It was sad.

I'm spending the rest of the night working on jewelry stuff. Tomorrow I'll be spending some time with my best friend who just gone in from Missouri and in the evening were having a family dinner and game night. Friday night is the rehearsal dinner and set up for the wedding. Then Saturday is the big day! And by big day, I mean super long! It's going to be a lot of fun though. The wedding itself isn't too long, although Tanya is Russian and there is going to be translation between English and Russian because some of the people attending only speak Russian. Should be interesting. Then we're having a looong reception! I'm bringing beads to work on. Yes. I'm crazy.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Did I Tell You?

Did I tell you? I'm now on youtube! My brother just started his youtube channel and I'll be appearing on there on a regular basis. If you'd like to get to know me and my family, you can check out our Thanksgiving this year and my birthday below!

And guess what? I'll have a crafty vlog coming soon!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

Up in the Ramptop Mountains of Discworld three witches have come together to form a coven. Granny Weatherwax, as the most highly regarded witch in all of the Ramptops, is the unofficial leader. She doesn't approve much of these newfangled ideas youngsters have now a days, but of course, she doesn't approve of much period. Nanny Ogg skipped over the tradition of a witch living a lonely life in a remote cottage, and instead is the matriarch of a large clan that seems to have spread to every corner of Lancre. Magrat is the youngest of the three, and the one with the most newfangled ideas. She sees a place for great ceremony and ornamentation whereas the others just want to get things done. Despite their differences, however, each witch has power.

These "Wyrd Sisters" might have continued living their witchy days in relative peace (as peaceful as life gets when people are always hounding you for this cure or that) if it wasn't for some political intrigue they managed to get themselves caught up in. A duke has killed the King of Lancre, and some of the loyal guards whisk away the royal babe to prevent him from meeting the same fate. When the last loyal soldier is dead (and those not loyal have been frightened out of their wits), the witches find themselves in possession of a baby boy.

Now as a general rule witches do not meddle in the great affairs of the world, but even Granny Weatherwax can't deny the need to protect this baby boy. So, in their own bumbling way, the witches find a way to safeguard him and his crown. They leave him the last place anyone would look, with a troop of traveling players, and hide the crown in amongst all the prop crowns.

This might have been enough, but the very land of Lancre eventually begins to cry out against the evil Duke, and the witches find themselves sorely tempted to meddle just a little bit more...

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Own Them All!

I know, seems silly, but I'm very excited about now owning the entire Harry Potter series! I ordered the last three books I didn't have (books 4, 5, &6) with some birthday money and received them last week! So now I'm slowly rereading the series mixed in with everything else I'm reading! I've reread books 1 & 2 already, and right now I'm reading .... I can't remember the title. And too lazy to go pick it up :P It's one of the "Kingdom of Landover" book by Terry Brooks. It's fun :)