Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This post is brought to you by Insomnia

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I am: really growing tired of keeping my mouth shut when I see someone say something so incredibly stupid.

I think: people need to start employing a little independent, critical thinking for themselves.

I know: that social media is as much a blessing as a curse.

I want: summer to die a quick death. It’s barely begun and already its been hell.

Speaking of the heat, when barbecuing tonight (seafood), there was a lizard out there that would not budge. It literally looked like it was waiting for us to give it something. It was really hot, so I thought I'd just set a saucer of water out for it.

And well, that lizard seemed pretty happy lapping up that water so.... mission accomplished.

These things used to scurry away from us so quickly, but lately they just hang around. I SWEAR they're training us to set water out for them. Oftentimes, when I water the flowers the lizards are out there with me.

Which Abby LOVES. She had quite the grand time chasing one around tonight. (Although I don't think she appreciated me telling her to leave the poor thing alone because, knowing Abby's personality she just wanted to make a new friend).

I have: no idea what to say for “I have,” so I’m just gonna move on to the next.

I dislike: pushy people when it comes to religion or politics. I’m a grown adult and can think for myself, thank you very much.

I also dislike that scorpions keep getting inside the house lately. Usually the Demon spray is wonderful at getting rid of them, but for some reason it isn't working right now.

I miss: when my niece and nephew were little and we shared such a tremendous, magical bond.

I fear: that as much as I love Disney, Bob Iger is ruining it by catering to the rich and charging people for things that used to be free. (Example: Prime viewing spots for the parades).

I feel: sometimes a little lost at sea without an oar.

I hear: music playing because right now I'm listening to the song below.



I can't help it, but I love it! It's always been a calming melody to me. Perhaps if I listen to it often enough, I'll fall asleep.  photo zzz_zpst6husyxw.gif

I smell: corruption in our government that’s against the American people. It feels as if we’re not even in a Constitutional Republic anymore.

I crave: creativity and sleep.

And now that I think of it, a cappuccino.

I search: for the meaning of life but in the end the Universe always responds with “Return to Sender.”

Thanks.

I wonder: why it is that a lot of the smartest people usually counter that intelligence with a lack of common sense.

I regret: that I still haven’t found my calling.

I love: my furkids!

I also love what I saw outside the window tonight. To quote one Sophia Petrillo, "Picture it -"

The stars were shining in a sea of black... (It gets really dark out here)... and in this one particular spot in the distance there's lightning. (Probably heat lightning). It went on for a long time and never seemed to move. It just looked so pretty seeing the stars and lightning together like that. Apart from that one thundercloud, the rest of the sky was nothing but blackness and twinkling stars.

I really wanted to sit out there and watch it, but I'm a scaredy cat about being out there at night. (Snakes).

I care: for things and some people far more than I should, but I try to hide that.

I am always: awoken by Abby at around 4 am every morning now.

I worry: that my sweet Abby sometimes thinks I’m her slave. When she wants something these days, she is very vocal. (Of course, to be fair she might have learned that from Izzy).

I sing: Disney songs to the furkids, but they don’t seem impressed. They’re a tough audience.

I argue: well on paper, but not in person.

I write: nothing at all these days.

I wish: I had a time machine.

I listen: to music primarily on my laptop these days. It’s difficult getting good reception on the radio around here, and the one station that I sometimes listen to always play the same exact songs.

At present, Lee Marvin has been replaced with Gregorian.



And after that it will probably be the following:

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That tv series had some of the prettiest music. I also loved "Arthur and Gwen's Theme," and then "Lancelot Leaves." They sound melancholy, but sometimes I love sad music.

I don't understand: why in the hell there are “safe spaces” on some college campuses.

I am scared: these ridiculous, infantile “safe spaces” exist only as an attempt to indoctrinate the most gullible minds to blindly accept socialism.

I need: to paint my bathroom because I am tired of the walls looking like a band aid.

I am happy: that I got through this entire blog post. It was a complete waste of time, and actually quite negative, but what else does one do when inflicted with insomnia?

I can’t channel Pollyanna all the time and I don't take sleeping pills.

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So I tried listening to calming music, but that lead to listening to almost everything under the sun.

Guess who won't be catching any ZZZZzzzzz's tonight.

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Only the CUTEST song in the world!!! I love the lyrics.

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I love this song just as much now as I did waaaay back when in high school. I think it was during our junior year that my best friend and I saw them at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. We had pretty good seats and even saw them rehearsing. During the concert one of the band members singled me out in the crowd. During one of their songs, he pointed at me and said “Yeah I’m talking to YOU, baby!”

It was… weird. Photobucket Of course, I wasn’t obsessed with the band members themselves so I thought it was just funny. I laughed at it back then and I still laugh at it now.

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Boy, these songs date me as well. 1991.

Day-um! They're still timeless. It makes me want to jump out of bed and dance around the room like a chemically imbalanced person. C&C had some great upbeat music.

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And you couldn’t go wrong – EVER – with George Michael. I still say that man was one of the best recording artists of our time. He had some great music back in the 80’s and 90’s. When I heard that he passed away, it felt so shocking to me. It felt surreal, like when Princess Diana died.

What I mean by that is that for practically my entire life these two have been in the media so much, and when the day arrives that they’re gone… it really feels unnatural.

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Well hell. It’s official. Now I’m never going to fall asleep. Nothing beats Pompeii.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunny Sunday

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- Since something like three companies were no-shows with putting in our concrete driveway and sidewalks, we had to forget about the driveway and put in our own sidewalks.

The brick sidewalk out front is now done. It looks good, too. We just hope the new grass will begin growing soon. It gets watered two times a day, but it looks like it's having some trouble.

It isn't any wonder though. It is hot, hot, hot, hot, H-O-T out there! Humid and hot.

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- We're tired of never using our craft building, so once more we're trying to get it cool out there. (In the past we've re-done the ceiling at least twice, adding more insulation, but to no avail). It's usually in the 100's inside there, so this time we added TWO air conditioning window units.

Would you believe it still isn't freezing in there? I don't know that I'd even call it cool in there right now, and that's after running both AC's 24/7.

Well, at least it's comfortable and I can start using the treadmill again.

- I started to make siggies/wallpapers the other day, but quickly gave up.

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I haven't made them in years, so I'm really rusty and it just isn't the same without all the nice brushes. I just don't feel like bothering with them.

I do LOVE the concept art that I found for Beauty and Beast though. You can see them all HERE.

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Isn't that the coolest frog?

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Pretty boring pics this time, I know. The quality is pretty bad, too, seeing how sunny it's been. I guess I need to switch around the camera settings because when it's really sunny out my photos turn out dark.

I've purposely been trying to stop using the camera lately. I just get tired of taking the same pics all the time. I could always take some nice ones in Round Top or something, but it's just too dang hot. (And it's only June!)

Every time I go outside I keep expecting to see the fork tailed fella.

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This particular morning felt so magical. The video didn't even capture just how many birds and dragonflies and hummers were out at that time.



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Sunday, June 11, 2017

For Today - June 11

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Outside my window... it can be a scary place.

When I let Abby outside yesterday I saw a snake frantically slithering across the brick pathway. It’s living underneath the deck that we built.

I am thinking... that I am already more than ready for summer to be over with. It's been hell.

I am thankful... that Abby didn’t see that snake. If she had, I’ve no doubt she would have tried making friends with it; just as she does with the lizards.

In the kitchen... I made a delicious iced mocha after watering the gardens tonight. It was from a packet, so I was shocked that I liked it.

I am listening... to the strangest thing!

Sometimes I have trouble falling asleep, and I recently discovered something called “Rife Frequencies.”

People like to use them for meditation purposes, but most especially for healing illness. (I’m a major skeptic over that, but when you’re desperate to feel better… well I can’t blame anyone for trying it out).

But oddly enough I find that they do often help me relax and fall asleep.

Here’s one for headaches:



Of course, these frequencies do have different tones depending on the health issue you have, or what meditation you desire. (As in aligning chakras, improving any of the 6 senses, etc).

Like I said, I’m skeptical there’s any validity to them but what I DO know is that some of them – no matter what they say they’re specifically for – do help me relax enough to fall asleep.

I'm also listening to this little beauty!



I LOVE when the bagpipes start up, and how they meshed together this song and the actual scene from the series was pure genius! I have never seen anything so well matched before. It truly was flawless!

I am going... to have to re-upload to my blog a lot of photos and video from the past few years.

A lot of my photos will no longer load, and the YouTube videos look horrendous. (I used YT before I discovered Vimeo).

I remember... how much I used to LOVE watching this or listening to the record.



Looking back, I probably adored the story so much because I related to the heroine. In the story she was under an evil spell/enchantment. She would mix up her words, so no one could understand her.

And me? Well I had a speech impediment as a kid. Lol! It all makes sense now.

I am wondering... who they will use as the next doctor in Doctor Who. I hope I’ll like him.

Capaldi was okay, but he was definitely my least favorite. I think it was the writing more than him.

I just think I would have liked him a lot more if they brought back Captain Jack, and included River Song in more than just the one Christmas Special.

I am laughing... at all those Farmers/Dating commercials that they air on tv constantly.



I am hoping... that I never again will feel the way I have been over the past few months.

I am looking forward to... de-cluttering my bedroom.

Now that I have that antique sideboard for storage, I can re-decorate my room anytime I want. No longer do I have to bubble wrap my little trinkets and carefully place them inside storage bins in the garage. I can just place whatever I’m not using inside the sideboard.

A favorite quote for today......

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I am learning... that if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. I can deal with headaches, but everything else... no thank you!!!

Around the house... the dogs are constantly dragging their favorite stuffed animals out of their toy box.

While their playtime makes for cluttered floor space, I find humor in it because they remind me of little kids.

I am pondering... why so many people are such gullible suckers when it comes to listening to the mainstream media.

It’s pathetic. Why can’t everyone be independent, critical thinkers?

Skepticism is actually pretty darn healthy, folks.

One of my favorite things... is making Pineapple Dole Whips at home, just like they have at Disney!

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Ah, yes. More videos.

As I've said before, I'm still playing catch up. It happens.





Because of the humidity, the cicadas have been noisier than usual lately. It is so loud at night here.









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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Easter in June

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Okay, so yes. The Easter decorations are still present in the china cabinet. It's taken me this long to finally get around to taking photos of them all.

And what lousy photos they turned out to be. I don't know why the pics turned out dark and with a yellow tone. Even after editing them, they don't look too swell.

They are what they are, but take my word for it. In person the decorations are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

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