it is a swell season, indeed i am overwhelmed by all the thank you's i get to make!
thank you em for the cooler than cool russian doll tee...but you know my love for them pales in comparison to my love for YOU, dear!
thank you emily adams for the ohmygoshadorable ring from PickyPicky 's Etsy Shop (it totally rocks!) you know i about died when i saw your collection...but i was just floored to find such a treasure arrive at my door! speaking of emily...her etsy is so cool, too! it was great getting to know her in DC :)
the evening i was born 32 years ago today, my dad went for a little peaceful, reflective drive while his new baby girl and exhausted wife got some rest in the hospital.
he turned on the radio and for the first time ever he heard the song 'send in the clowns' as sung by judy collins.
it was so fitting so moving so perfect for the moment
it became "my song"
and it still is, to this day.
i listen to it every year on my birthday and i played it for my dad the day my first child was born and we cried together.
send in the clowns!
i am so thankful to be alive, so grateful for such a beautiful earth and a wonderful family; so many blessings and reasons to celebrate being HERE i thank my lucky stars better still i thank my Father in Heaven :)
here's to another year of hope and health and happiness
i am having a reunion party with my serger this weekend.
how could i have ever forgotten how fantastic--how easy--how quick--how thorough--how industrious--how mechanically brilliant this thing is??!
it has sat in the corner, forlorn and neglected, for about three years now.
yesterday, i fitted her with new thread, fired that baby up, and she's up and flying as if she'd never left me.
another thing i've been resurrecting is my steel string acoustic guitar. i've been printing off chords and tabs like a mad woman and the tips of the fingers on my left hand are pleasantly calloused and numb. learning how to use my capo more, and finally tackling the illustrious barre chords (heaven help me). i am completely self-taught, but that comes as no surprise since that's pretty much how i have learned everything, the serging above included. quilting, scrapping, drawing, photoshopping, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, photographing, hair coloring, dog-training, cooking, baking, gardening, all that hobby-like '-ing' stuff. you name it, i've bought a bevy of books on it, or googled it till i crashed my browser. i love to learn about stuff and then try it. its just something exciting....my way of exploring, i guess. the jack-of-all-trades spirit in me!
anyway. guitar. i wanted to make a list really quickly of the songs i've played somewhat satisfactorily (minus a slight hesitation before the F chord here or there, mind you....heh heh) so i can keep track. my grandma keeps a list of all the books she'd read (WOW, i am tangent-like today!) so i thought it'd be fun for this, too. okay. here goes:
dust in the wind
puff the magic dragon
house at pooh corner
here comes the sun
cry on my shoulder
when you say nothing at all
wedding song (there is love)
goodbye my lover
tears and rain
i am a child of God
Jesus once was a little child
God be with you
i heard Him come
give said the little stream
we thank thee o God, for a prophet
away in a manger
come, come ye saints
abide with me; tis eventide
i need thee every hour
O my Father
i stand all amazed
i'll go where you want me to go
love one another
love is spoken here
oh how lovely was the morning
teach me to walk in the light
the first noel
the Lord is my shepherd
tell me the stories of Jesus
where is heaven?
where love is
my Heavenly Father loves me
benjamin's song (one i wrote)
holy cow!!!!! i never realized i could do so many! :D mind you, they're not perfect. far, FAR from perfect. but it just brings me a lot of joy. :)