Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I want to take this moment to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

The past year went by quickly. much more quickly than any of us probably planned on, and in a lot of ways it was not a particularly pleasant year, though it did have moments of happiness and joy for all, and I hope it had a lot more moments of happiness and joy personally for each of you.

It saw a lot of our loved ones leave of, both on a personal level and on a public level, but it also had a lot of births join us in this world.

It also had a lot of advancements in technology and medicine. It brought a vast amount of us closer together, people who otherwise would never have been in contact with each other.

on my own personal level I have had a lot of ups and downs with my health, but I am choosing to push forward, even though, at times, I am tired and want to give up. I refuse to do so. So I embrace this new year and say “bring it on!”

I do hope that it brings better things, for myself and for all of you, but even if it doesn’t, I hope that we all can face it together and make it a good year despite what it throws at us.

As a great new sign for the New Year, I have a rainbow out my kitchen window! yes, you read that right. a rainbow. in Utah. out my kitchen window! I am going to take that as a great sign!

Love to all of you!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Underhill Playlist

I use a varies playlist for Underhill…some days I go through my entire list of songs as I write…other days I know exactly what I want. There are a lot of days that I use nothing but Celtic music for it. I need to get a more extensive library of Celtic music… especially since I cannot play music from the internet. Some days I play nothing but angry girl music… especially from Kelly Clarkson or Pink or Gwen Stefani. but for the music that speaks specifically to the story itself? these are the songs that I listen to…they are not in any particular order…in fact, they are just in alphabetical order. don’t ask me why I placed them that way… it just happened LOL.

So, here are the songs…

Addicted - Kelly Clarkson
Bad Influence - Pink
Come Sail Away - Styx
Dear Diary - Pink
Feel - Matchbox Twenty
I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf
If you're Irish - Irish Rovers
M!ssundaztood - Pink
May It Be - Enya
Orinoco Flow - Enya
Pain - Three Days Grace
Queen of the Night - Kelly Clarkson
Red Red Wine - Bob Marley
Sailing - Christopher Cross
Slaying the Dreamer - Nightwish
Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
Sound of Silence - Atrocity
Sweet Misery - Michelle Branch
The Right Kind of Wrong - LeAnn Rimes

Sunday, December 27, 2009

(Belated) Merry Christmas and other stuff

First, I want to wish everyone a belated Merry Christmas…it was so hectic here that I never got a chance to get on here to wish everyone one it that day… do I am doing it now ;)

We were supposed to have all of my family up here, but my other brother and sister-in-law couldn’t make it… we missed them… but it was nice to see the other brother and his family regardless if we were missing the rest of the family. hopefully we can see the other bit of the family soon.

They brought up the gifts for their girls and of course Santa came here with their presents as well. (The girls are 13 and 11.) None of the adults exchanged presents… just being together was enough… well… except, I had my present from mom and dad the beginning of the month… my Sony eReader. Which I am loving ;). Unfortunately I could not afford to get my nieces anything, and they knew it, but they got me something regardless… the sweethearts (Yes, Taylor, I am calling you a sweetheart… get over it :p) She made me a origami ball and Shaye got me a little mirrored aunt plaque. ;)

We had a nice dinner… spiral honey ham, yams, fruit salad, and rolls. Of course, I ate what I could, which was not much, but it was delicious so I did over eat and paid for it the whole of the next day which meant I could not eat much at all the next day LOL. and missed out on the pie Christmas night. Which the pies were pumpkin and peanut butter.

So that was our Christmas. It was chaotic, but it was nice.

I have not been able to get any work done writing-wise for a few…and I am feeling it. I am hoping that I will be able to get something done today/tonight. I need to. ;)

I was going to do a thing with Christmas/Yule/Winter with facts, some jokes and a story a few days before Christmas… but that did not work out. SO I was just going to do a story… again, that did not work out. I have not had a chance to do the story. But, the story in my mind is such that with a few modifications I can switch it from a Christmas tale to just a winter one, and I can do it anytime next month. So that is what I will do. I am not sure if it will just be a little story with no relation to anything I am writing now, or if it might be tied in somehow to one of my stories now…but it will be a free story that I will post to my blog like I did on Halloween. (And on my website… I need to put the Halloween one up on the website… make a few adjustments on it and put it up there .;) hehe)

Anyway, that is about all this morning. I do hope your Christmas was a good one…that is, if you celebrate it. If not, I hope your days continue to be good. ;)

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