Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Canon

Christmas Canon by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Love it.

I admit to not knowing much about the group or how I feel about a lot of their rock-themed Christmas music...but this piece has just stolen my heart and is now my 2009 Christmas favorite. I can't help it. If anyone has a favorite Christmas piece that they think can rival this one, please share it...because I LOVE CHRISTMAS MUSIC (and unashamedly listen to it for a week in March, July, September, then the whole months of November and December). :D

The video is available on YouTube, but the embedding feature has been disabled, so here is the URL:

...if that doesn't work, then just search for it on YouTube...but don't watch the rock version.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ever After

So, this morning started out CRAZY! I was late getting started this morning--and this week is my crazy week anyway...I have to be at the hospital before 8am every day for IVIG until about noon, then I run the 40 miles over to work to close the store every day, so I'm not left much time to do anything else (my poor house just won't get cleaned :). And this morning, I was feeling a little stressed trying to get started.

On the way to Dothan, I heard Carrie Underwood's Ever Ever After...and I just de-stressed instantly. :D Thank you, Carrie.

I can't turn back time. I can't stretch it out or produce more of it than I have been given...all I can do is utilize what I have as wisely as I can and let everything else take care of itself. And NOT WORRY about it. And if my house doesn't get as cleaned as often as I'd like it to--it won't matter much since I'm not gonna be there much this week, anyway. :D

I want to share the lyrics to this song--may we all just let ourselves believe and not get in the way of our dreams.

Ever Ever After

Storybook ending, fairy tales coming true
Deep down inside, we want to believe they still do
In our secrestest heart, it's our favorite part of the story
Let's just admit we all want to make it to:

Ever ever after
If we just don't get in our own way
Ever ever after
It may only be a wish away

Start a new fashion, wear your heart on your sleeve
Sometimes you reach what's real just by making believe
Unafraid, unashamed
There is joy to be claimed in this world
You even might wind up being glad to be you

Ever ever after
Though the work will tell you it's not smart
Ever ever after
The world can be yours if you let your heart
Believe in ever after

No wonder your heart feel it's flying
Your head feels it's spinning
Each happy ending's a brand new beginning
Let yourself be enchanted, you just might break through

To ever ever after
Forever could even start today
Ever ever after
Maybe it's just one wish away
Your ever ever after

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Sometimes life isn't fair...okay, life really isn't ever fair. But it's still
beautiful. :D

Sometimes all it takes to realize that having a prednisone-induced moon face for a few months isn't the end of the world is driving down a beautiful deserted back road in AL late at night and being overcome by the beauty of a full moon shining over the tree tops. Then feeling grateful for God's gift of modern medicine.

Sometimes people surprise you...and sometimes you surprise yourself. Take it all in stride.

Sometimes all it takes is a good bubble bath and pink-and-white-
striped-super-fuzzy toe socks to make life good again.

Sometimes crazy is okay.

*3:45am; Black Friday 2009; in line at Kohls