Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require. " Edward Elgar

These past couple weeks have been filled with life changing events.

My dear, sweet, loving cat Gustav died a day after my last post. I had him for only 2 1/2 years, however I felt racked with grief. He was my companion and was there through so many trying times in my life. Plus, he cuddled with me underneath the covers and held paws! He had kidney stones that cause his bladder to back up, I didn't see the warning signs and he of course couldn't tell me he was in pain. He got toxic, and I thought he was throwing up because he got into one of my plants. I took him into the vet where they preformed a rather expensive procedure. While they were in the middle of the procedure little Gustey's heart gave out. He died in his sleep. The vet didn't charge me for anything but the initial check up, the anesthetic, and the cremation. I was thinking of getting a little bow tie tattoo in memory of the little guy, perhaps by my left clavical. It will take me a while to get to the point where I am able to do that money wise. I may be the worst painter in the world, I painted this about 30 minutes after I found out he died. I still plan on finishing it, maybe water coloring the background. If it seems like I was was obsessed with the little guy, perhaps I was, but in my opinion he was family.

The second bit of news will have to wait until later. It's good news, though, don't worry. Don't bother guessing, I won't budge.

I hope everyone's holiday's went well. I made most of my gifts for the adults as planned. I made button flowers for the women, which actually turned out so cute. I kept one little bouquet for myself. I'll post a picture later. I made a couple bracelets. I decided not to make picture frames because I thought they would be pretty taste specific. Maybe I'll do that next year and just have people choose. I did spend a little bit of money on my nieces and nephews and it was worth it. I love those munchkins.

New years! I have resolutions, of course.
1. I plan on getting my associates degree
2. I am going to write everyone I have addresses for, old school style.
3. I am going to work out to keep healthy.
4. Save money, save money, save money.
5. I am cutting out simple sugars and deep fried foods in favor of fruit and veggies, I much prefer fruit in taste anyhow.
6. I am going to be 22 this year, so I am going to do something every 22 year old should do. Own a car that I can drive.

I wish everyone the happiest of years and cannot wait to start posting in 2009! See you guys then!

Anyone know if it's bad to taste something metallic in your mouth all the time? It's freaking me out.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Alas for those that never sing, But die with all their music in them!" Oliver Wendell Holmes

I have been meaning to assemble this Uke for about 3 years. I was thinking of painting some clever design on it first, which honestly would look pretty cool.

Also, I took this the other day at Dee's and it reminded me of the Blog of Unnecessary Quotation Marks

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls!" Thomas Carlyle

Feel like having an adventure? Not me, I've had this guy in my house for nearly a week and I am afraid to eat it. Red pomelo, Chinese Grapefruit. Has all the flavor of grapefruit with out it's bitterness I've read. I think I'm going to bring it to work tomorrow before it is inedible. I might bring my mango, too.

I love fruit, it's my favorite food. Somedays I want to try it all and sometimes I hate that I buy stuff I am scared of. Ha ha ha.

Composition is off, but check out how huge it is!

Oh hey, my last day of bowling I scored my highest yet, 145!!! Woot! I am taking it next semester and joining the bowling club. Also, I am going to start heading in the direction of photography instead of music.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel. " Buffy Sainte-Marie

This, by far is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. Plus the music is my kind of mellow music. (:

My great grandma Hazel and I look alike. Well, we look a little alike. We met each other once. She was the one that accidentally taught my older sister how to curse, and she is the person I get my hazel/green eyes from. That's my Irish grandpop Cleo Evans. I didn't inherit my tiny ears from either of them, clearly.

"There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is." William P. Merrill

I like this idea that I stole from other craft blogs and livejournal. I didn't make these (yet), but I am thinking I would like to, for gifts. They're way cute.

I like to think, at times, that I am an amazing abstract photographer. Of course, I'm not.