Monday, November 17, 2008

too early, too late, always an escape?


Sitting at the piano the other day, I found myself drawn to Christmas songs. As I began to pluck out the ever familiar tunes, I felt the warmth that Christmas brings creeping in through the walls and seeping into everything that would hold still, even the dirty dishes. Wanting to hold on to the presence, bottle it, and carry it with me turned my thoughts toward Christmas music and when is it appropriate to start it up. I thought of the merchandising market and how they force it upon us so stinking early... I thought of church and how it's taboo to sing anything before Dec. 1st... and I thought of my little experience at the piano... I wonder, what would the consensus be?

When do you think it's too early, too late, or whatever? Answer on the sidebar....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

What does YOUR name mean?

I saw this on my friend Carla's blog and tried it. I was thoroughly creeped out by how true it was!!!!!!! So my name means....

What Emily Means
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.


and here is Nick....

What Nick Means
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.
You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.
People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.


What do you think? True or NOT??

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Snow 1, Mom 0

it began a few days ago.... but it's already gone....



it smothered the pumpkins...



brought laughter....



and smiles....



it left us anticipating the season to come as we warmed our souls with hot chocolate....