Friday, May 28, 2010
So I swore (okay no swearing, more of a promise) that I would not do a theme today for the TOP 5, as you know by now that didn't pan out. So, if you are into 80's movies (and yes Little Mermaid was from 1989 so it counts!) then go check it out. The rest are from movies that may or may not (mostly may) include Molly Ringwald.
Ah, now Pandora is playing "You're My Best Friend" by Queen... I love you too little guy. My Pandora's a little guy... is now the time I tell you that I also named my laptop and when I get a new one he too will have a name (I'm thinking Frank, but we'll have to wait and see if that is a suiting name for it).
None of that is entirely important, I just like filler. You are talking to the girl who's favorite part of reading is when she is comfy in the middle. Which is exactly where I'm at in 'Swan Thieves' by Elizabeth Kostvo. If you read her 'The Historian', then I think you will like this one too... at least I do for the moment. Now to make sure that all is clear, I did read the last paragraph... it told me nothing, but satisfied my curiosity.
Meanwhile, I hope you all have a great weekend and I'll be back again on Tuesday!
Rest in Peace, Gary Coleman.
With Love, Kelli
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I think tonight (if I can clean out the fridge) I'm going to attempt to make my own lemonade, no powder, the real stuff. I'm so happy that Memorial Day Weekend is finally here. I don't know about you, but I could use some fun and relaxation.
Apparently I still don't know how to work this Google photo placement either. I'm really starting to resent programs that think they know that I'm going to do. I like being unpredictable for a reason.
As I was writing Mashable tweeted an article called: The Future of Web Fonts, since I've been dubbed The Font Queen, due to a some what (okay borderline obsession with fonts) this was a great read. You can read it HERE.
Now, you might be wondering what does any of this have to do with Proverbs and it its ability to haunt me. Well, I've been learning self control in my Bible study and one of the verses it gives is: "Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue." Proverbs 17:28.
Well the issue comes in that I have a problem and I want to say it in a passive aggressive way, but every time I go to speak it or type it that verse comes rushing to my head and I stop typing or I shut my mouth.
Now before you start telling me that if there is an offense I need to confront the person, I know, but this isn't one of those situations. Well, maybe, but part of it is my own deep seated issues. Such as the fact I have this deep fear of being left out, and when I know I have been left out it hurts horribly.
Now, having said that, thanks to the study, that is something that I'm allowing God to work through and heal. Hence the reason that I can not open my big mouth and say what I want to say. Plus, when the hurt is over that statement will still be out there. So for now I'm keeping silent.
Now, the music in which I'm about to embed is phenomenal, but the part I love is that the second one is a sequel. Ah, my love of all things Daley (Dean/Haley - Supernatural/One Tree Hill). Give it a shot, plus the music is awesome!
Here is the Sequel:
With Love, Kelli
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The first is that I'll admit I want to Sex and the City 2, I do not care what the critics say, I know it will probably be raunchy, but I loved the show and the first movie. In that respect I read Mashable's take on it and laughed. And gigled. You can view it here.
Next I read THIS very interesting article about 9 Cops who started a Donut and Coffee Shop. I love that they went into business to rescue a bakery they loved and are now serving the things they enjoy.
Also today Gil loaded PaintShop on my PC, which I haven't had in a while. I'm itching to re-learn some things and spent thirty minutes of my day doing just that.
Meanwhile I have a terrible craving for a Mud Pie and a Key Lime Cheesecake. I want to make both, but alas I'm still at the funds issue. Don't you ever get sick of being broke? I do.
Finally last night's Glee was incredible. If you are not watching this series you should. Last night's ep was an incredible example, especially the Finn/Kurt situation. Really amazing. With that in mind I'm going to embed the Lady Gaga's Poker Face cover. So good.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The other feature I really love is the Messages feature, which you can enter in all the phone messages for everyone, but after you've added it, the person can enter in what happened after they called them back or a follow up of some sort. It really is a great organization software.
Monday, May 24, 2010
My grandpa has been a deacon for many years, but the Lord had been placing on his heart that he needed to become ordained. So, that is what he did. My dad's three sisters (he's the only boy) were also there and some of my cousins and their children were also able to make it.
First, let me say the best pizza I have ever had is at the pizza place in the small town located near my grandpa's. They are awesome. They bake the toppings under the cheese and then the sauce.... it is just unbelievable. Add to it cheap ranch and I'm in heaven. It is all so very good. Our waitress is also sweet as pie, so it always makes going something fun to do.
Second, the local cafe makes delicious food as well. On Sunday Grandpa's treat is their buffet (which when I was younger seemed so much bigger). Sitting and eating with the family is always fun. We have many good laughs and conversations. We can even discuss politics and have a lively discussion without fear of meanness or reprisal.
Third, just being back there reminds me of my grandmother who's passing will be ten years in October. I wish more people could've met her, she was such an amazing woman. In fact, it was her influence that got my grandpa to where he is today (not that God didn't have an influence, but he used her to speak to my grandpa - that is for sure!). Shortly after my dad's oldest sister was born my grandma told my grandpa that she was going to church and if he was going to be the kind of husband and father he ought to be he would go to. Not to give my aunt's age away but close to sixty something years later my grandpa has been a faithful attendant and remarkable man of God.
I know that he had influenced my dad. Which brings me to the History Making Moment. My dad was ordained as a deacon many years ago, and if you are not familiar with the service, once the deacon has made his statements to the church of what he will uphold, then there is laying on of the hands. This is when anyone who has been ordained as a deacon comes and prays over the one who is being ordained.
I don't want to post the photo until after Father's Day because it will be the gift I give, but I have an extraordinary picture of my father praying over his father in this very special ceremony. It was something to see and I'm so glad I captured the moment.
Then I got up at 3:15 a.m. so we could leave by four to make it home and into the office. All worth it though.
Quick Traveling Tip: ALWAYS write a list of what you need to take. I usually do and thought I didn't need to do it, and I left my face wash and blow dryer. Granted I could borrow that, but still... not pleasant.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Meanwhile, I'm going out with friends tonight so not much to complain about. I also get to see my grandpa get ordained as a deacon, so that will be nice. My dad already is one, but due to a long story I won't get into here my grandpa will finally get to be.
So, it should be a good weekend. :D Now, if I could just remember to send back my Netflix DVDs I would really be in good shape. Also on the positives, new episode of Justified is on tonight. Seriously, if you are not watching that show you need to be, soo good.
I have to share this article. It is about a couple who is celebrating 60 years of marriage and the Plaza let them stay there for the same price they paid back in 1950 (around $26.00). You can read it by going here.
So that is the round up. I hope you all have a great weekend and maybe I'll have some pictures to share.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Heh, Jack FM decided to play Outside by Staind. See, Thursdays are fantastic. I even got to hear "Never Tear Us Apart" by Inxs and "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel this morning, both times I woke up! Okay, three times, but I don't remember what song was playing at 6:09 when I hit it that second time.
Meanwhile, this lead to my Top 5 Shower Re-Cap, which I thought turned out really well today. You can view it by going to Artist Avail Network.
In a serious note my dad has taken to calling me Sheldon. Now, when I first hear that name I think of my Superhero cousin, Sheldon (serving in Afghanistan). Until I realize he means Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. It couldn't possibly be because of exchanges like this:
Leonard: I'm just saying, you catch more flies with honey then with vinegar.
Sheldon: You catch even more with manure, what's your point?
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Raj: I don't like bugs, okay? They freak me out.
Sheldon: Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.
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Penny: I give up. He's impossible!
Sheldon: I can't be impossible; I exist! I think what you meant to say is, 'I give up; he's improbable'
I'll have to find the quote that really solidified my nickname of Sheldon. I guess I could be called worse things.
In case you need to know how awesome Sheldon is and the man who plays him you can watch this:
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I believe I'm going to serve them at my birthday party. I really don't have anything other than that. Unless someone would like to donate $200.00 to me so I can make a payment.
No? No takers? Eh, it was worth a shot. I do need the money and I'm praying God is giving me the money. Seriously I need it.
Until then this video was posted by one of my favorite vidders. Enjoy!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
While I'm making them I will be watching Glee. I can't wait. Neil Patrick Harris is going to be on there and well, I'm already a Gleek, so this does get me excited. However, it will probably affect my Top 5 Shower Re-Cap tomorrow. Like right now I'm listening to "Defying Gravity" with Rachel and Kurt and I just got through listening to "Rose's Turn" by Kurt from last week.
However, I do counteract this with watching Justified on FX. But then I watch One Tree Hill, so I don't know where that puts me. I loved the season finale last night and with confirmation of a Season 8 I'm excited!
Okay, well enough of my nerdy confessions. I should have some pictures for you tomorrow of how it all turned out. If not, there should be some excuse. Enjoy your night!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Meanwhile Saturday I went to brunch with another group of friends at Joe T. Garcias. It was fantastic. So it is no secret I have a slight obsession with the FoodNetwork. Well watching cooking actually extends to my entertainment as I was watch Julie & Julia this weekend. Surprise, Surprise!! I got the baking bug. So I decided to make Cinnamon Toast Crunch & White Chocolate Chip cookies.
Slight problem, I accidently melted my butter (no need to ask how) and well, that is not good for cookies. And so my 'Tasty Disaster' was created. It became more of a giant crisp than a cookie, but I'm telling you it was delicious. Because of the thinness of the crsip it had this slight caramel taste to it. Really good, just looked kind of bad. Great for ice cream topping!
You can view it here. Out of the batter that makes 36 cookies I got exactly 5 that resembled cookies. None of the pictures you see here though are those cookies.
Anyway, I'm having so much listening to this song. I hope you do too!
Song: Long Shot
Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
This is just my little guy. Aint' he cute?
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Speaking of cleaning and organization I have two great links. The first is if you are trying to organize your day and need to kep track of things to do (tasks), messages, and schedule for you and anyone else. Just go to the Communication Station. The coolest thing about this (for me) is that you can set your task (thing to do) and put when you want to be reminded and it sends an email to you at the time you set so you don't forget. I love it!
The second thing is from RealSimple, which has 15 cool decorating tips with things that you have like broches, a lone stud earring and several other things. I love the coffee can idea! (Well for Magazines, not wine, since I can't drink the stuff - yuck! - you knew I was picky!).
Tonight, hopefully, I will be making the Raspberry/Lemon pie. Except that it is no longer just Raspberries, but blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries as well. I think all of those berries work well with lemon. Hopefully I can have pictures tomorrow.
That's really the only big update I have. Right now I'm praying to take the good with the good. I know I hope for my life to get better, but when it does I become instantly suspicious of it and then wait for the rug to be pulled out from underneath me. So, I'm praying Psalm 34;4 my favorite verse, "I sought the Lord and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears."
I've been waiting for such a long time for some of my deep desires. I have three at the moment and two of them have been with me since I was 13.
1. I want my own place. Just me. No roommates, no soul mates, just me. Okay, and a dog. I love dogs.
2. A boyfriend. I'm not desperate for one by any means, my life is kinda busy at the second, but I want some romance. It always looks nice in the movies and it has been a while.
3. A new car. I love my car, but it is 11 years old now and the radio has a short. Praise God though the AC still works. Otherwise that would be unacceptable, but I miss my radio very, very much. And the 2011 Mustangs are so pretty. I want one. Except I want a small SVU. I want the Mustang too... see the problem?
Okay, well I will leave you with some Madonna inspired Glee. I just love this show. That and Justified, but I'll talk about that later.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I'm sure you all are intrigued. I almost have my site, RestoredSunshine.com finished. This will be the letter site. I'm really looking forward to this site because it does what I've always wanted to do: encourage people. My site will allow you to write a letter to anyone (I even help you if you have writer's block) and I will print it and mail it for a dollar ($1). So, for a whole dollar you can tell someone how much they mean to you or encourage them if they are going through a tough time.
I'm very excited about it. The bakery is taking more time due mostly to the fact that I have to come up with $4500 for the printer I need. However, as soon as I do that should be taking off.
On a last note, I know that sometimes life is not very fun. For a better word it just plain sucks. However, if there is someone in your life tha thas been there for you, who does things for you, and who you know you can count on, please tell that person thank-you. Acknowledge them and their deeds, not because they have to hear it, but because it shows them that you see what they do and are grateful for them. Everyone likes to hear a thank-you. Those two words can resolve so many things. So please, tell someone thank-you today.
And on that note, thank-you for taking the time to read this.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Since I wrote the past post the following has happened.
- I got my headlights and as of today my car is now legal.
- I sold software and got commission for it.
- My Restored Sunshine Letters is almost complete.
- I've started to enjoy my Bible Study again, and for that I'm truly thankful.
- When I had thought that I had been left out... again, God moved in an extraordinary way and I was floored.
These have all been such peaceful things to me. I feel restored, in a sense.
On a lighter note I'm updating my Top 5 Shower Re-Cap every day and you can find the link here or you can look at my blog list to the right and see it at the bottom. Today's videos/music was dedicated to my sister, Melissa, who is turning 22 today. She will also be graduating this Thursday from college and I couldn't be more proud.
I have less than a month less for my business goals to take fruition. I'm praying and we'll see how the Good Savior works it all out.