Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A New Year..

Tomorrow starts the new year. It also starts my first month of :

Visit NaBloPoMo

I'm actually looking forward to this. It's going to be a hard thing to do for me I know. I've been very lack at writing in my journals, writing friends, even writing period. It's been a while and I'm hoping that this will get me back in the go.

This also is something else i want to do that will go towards my 101 in 1001 days.

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe new year! and I look forward to seeing you all on the inets!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

sound of mud?

Ian has been spending the last few days with us.

I couldn't find him and could hear water running in the bathroom

Hm... i wonder what he could be doing in there...

Is that a soccer ball I see? and a pink body puff?

Oh... and that's a sink full of water, and antibacterial hand soap...

I guess it got dirty?

Monday, December 29, 2008

Song of the Week...

I'm going to take a page out of my sister's book and try something new.

Most of you know that I LOVE music, movies, television, and all things entertainment.

I love to just spend a day playing on the computer or reading listening to a good album or a mix of my favorite songs playing on from iPod.

I have decided to put up a song that I just love. It may or may not have anything to do with the way I feel at the moment, or it could just be a song that I think all of you have to hear. I will tell you why i like it, post the lyrics, and have a copy of the song on my blog (on the sidebar just under my "about me") where you'll be able to listen to it, if you would like. I think it will be a fun change to my blog and let you all get to know me a little better thru music.


The first song will be Joni Mitchell's Both Sides, Now. I really don't know why i love this song so much. The poetry of it is just so beautiful, and the music that she wrote to go with the lyrics so pretty, almost like a lullaby. John Barrowman recently recorded this song on his album Music, Music, Music. He's the only man I've every heard sing this song, and brought back the beauty of it for me.

Both Sides, Now lyrics
written by: Joni Mitchell (1969)

Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
Clouds got in my way

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way that you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way

But now it's just another show
And you leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know
Don't give yourself away

I've looked at love from both sides now
From give and take, and still somehow
It's love's illusions I recall
I really don't know love
Really don't know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say "I love you" right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I've looked at life that way

Oh but now old friends they're acting strange
And they shake their heads
And they tell me that I've changed
Well something's lost but something's gained
In living every day

I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life
I really don't know life at all

The Y Fan



Sunday, December 21, 2008

101 in 1001 days...

So i've started something new. And today is the day that I started it.

A friend of mine came across this web site, Day Zero: Home of the 101 things to do in 1001 days. She wanted to participate in this, so she wrangled me, and another friend, into doing it with her.

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

So, I've created another blog to keep track of what i'm doing and my list.

101 Things to Do in 1001 Days

If you'd like to keep track of my progress or just see what I'm reading or watching at the moment your more than welcome to come and take a look.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

As you all know I live in Arizona now. Lovely, nice, warm, dry, Waddell Arizona.

It's been raining for 2 days now.

The high temp for today is 50*

The heat went on for the first time in this house last night.

I wore my coat when we went to dinner last night.

I'm wearing long sleeves.

I'm wearing my lovely new purple slippers.

my dog is shivering cause she doesn't want to get under the blankets for fear of missing something.

at least i'm not in Las Vegas, or Utah for that matter, where it is snowing. I'll just deal with cold rain.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nightly Rituals

Every night right around 8.30 Lillee decides that it's time to play.

It never fails.

Even if Dad isn't around she wants to play.

Even if Dad doesn't want to play, she wants to play.

Sometimes she actually has to even play with me.

I guess it tires her out before she goes to bed.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I got this from Becky... thought that I'd actually do one of these...

Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things.. nothing made up!

You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

GIRL NAME: Stephanie
A COLOUR: Sandy Brown
BEVERAGE: Sugary Cola
FOOD: Sandwich
A PLACE : San Diego
REASON FOR BEING LATE: Sleigh in the way

I tag whoever wants to do it!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

something of an update...

I've redone the layout on my blog. Thought that I would do something to go with the season. I think it's pretty.

I don't know what to write. I've had this window open for a few minutes now and I really don't know what to update on. Maybe that's why I haven't updated in so long. I really should have done a third update about the move, but that kinda all went blah. I've had such a problem with writing period for a while. I can't seem to write in my LiveJournal, I haven't written email to friends in a while. I have a friend who even wants me to write her some stories, yet I'm not even able to do that. I have been told that I am just holding it all in. *sigh* repressing. I so need to start writing again. It is such a good outlet.

Nothing is going on in my life right now. I'm feeling fine. I haven't used oxygen in a few weeks. I have been feeling tired and sore, but i think that it's more with just the change of the weather, than anything. I've had my first doctors appointment with a Rheumatologist and he's going to continue with my treatment the way it is since it's working so well.

Um... Arizona is nice and warm, although it is cooling down. The door is open right now. it's 57* outside. It's the 10th of December and the heat hasn't been used yet this year. I like Arizona. I like it where it isn't cold. I like it where it doesn't snow. I like Arizona.