Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Grey Days to Glimmering

Oh, it's coooold.  I'm huddled up with my pinkest of pink scarves around my shoulders (must wear something cheerful, y'know) listening to the cozy whir of the fireplace fan that supposed to distribute it's heat all around the house and make it cozy warm.  And thinking about hot chocolate.  Should I have that right before bed or would chamomile tea be better?

On such a January-ish day, the perfect thing to do is participate in Kellie's Grey Days to Glimmering blog party.  She's compiled a giveaway and a lovely set of questions to answer!
1) What's your favorite thing to do when you've been feeling uninspired? What I normally do is hop onto pinterest or hunt up some chocolate

2) Tell us about a really great movie/show that you've just discovered.
Sherlock.  It isn't healthy to be too obsessed with something, as I am finding out, but it really is quite brilliant. 

3) What do you like to do to change your mood?
The aforementioned going onto Pinterest or hunting up chocolate.  I've also found that a cup of tea or something warm is great for making me more peaceful.  My go-to mood changer used to be a book, but busyness has made me act like an attention deficit toddler in regard to less than fascinating books.  Somehow, though, a bit of the Bible (especially the Psalms) can keep my attention better.  A Bible passage and something warm to drink together are absolutely wonderful.

4) Your favorite drink is currently...
Hot chocolate... probably. (I decided for that over the chamomile tea.  Excuse me while I stir the cocoa powder in.)  I'm also finding out I love the flavor of coffee - as long as it has lots of cream and even more sugar.

5) When you hear the word exuberant, what's the first word that comes to mind?
Giggles.  Giggles of delight like I have when I'm overwhelmingly and delightfully happy.

6) What made you smile last?  The giggles of delight that came on when I saw the last question.

7) What five songs would make a playlist to describe your week?
"Amazing Love"
"Scotland the Brave" just because it's nice to sing about Scotland when you're doing your math on a very cold day.
"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables"  because, actually, both the kitchen table and the chairs around it are actually neat.  And because I'm in the Les Mis mood.  "Oh my friends, my frieeeeeends - "
My little sister is quick to remind me that if I keep on singing like that I soon won't have any friends.  Very kind of you, Munchie.
And for the rest?  If you find two songs about laziness you can put those on the list.

8) What's at the top of your creative 'To-Do' list?
Make fruit salad for breakfast tomorrow morning.  I'm afraid busyness is making me sadly un-creative.

9) The last thing you crossed off the above list was...
Wrap Mamma's birthday present in pink tissue paper and purple celophane.  It surprisingly looks quite good.

10) Quickly - the first movie quote from the top of your head, please!
"Is that some heavy-handed metaphorical advice for me, Mr. Pitt?"
Honestly, I can't remember the rest of that quote (it's from Amazing Grace, by the way) but I can remember Ioan Gruffud and Benedict Cumberbatch running and talking about thorns in their feet.

11) The best thing about January is...
That you can stay at home and be cosy instead of feeling obliged to go out to Christmas/summer parties or take runs outside.  Yes, I'm lazy.

12) The worst thing about January is...
This January?  The cold, of course, and the fact that the dear ducks and chickens and dogs will be cold and thirsty unless you keep their heat lamps running properly and go out regularly to keep their water from turning into ice.

13) What's your #1 resolution for 2013?
"More love to Thee, O Christ."

14) And lastly, share a quote or verse that you've found especially inspiring lately.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

We pin, pin, pin

The problem with having a bloggie is that you're supposed to write something fairly intelligent to put on it.  When the intelligent thoughts aren't ordering themselves properly, then pouf, no post!

But that's not the problem with Pinterest.  The time I've been spending on that thing since I got it in December has been insane.  But, I love it.  And since I don't have any intelligent thoughts to give out right now, how getting introduced to my pinboards?

from my board to know Christ

My brother was stealing my mouse while I was going through my pinboards and he came upon this one.  He think's it's brilliant.  (from my writing board)

What we writers need for our computers. :P

Painfully true.  From the board appopriately titled Sink me, if you aren't right. For a change.

something that made me laugh...


Source: via Maria on Pinterest

But that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies..."

from ainulidale{all about middle earth} And if you know what ainulidale means, let me give you a hug.  A big, big, hug.  That's all.

Bilbo being adorable as usual. 
By the way, The Hobbit movie was wonderful, absolutely wonderful.
Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. 
Source: via Maria on Pinterest

Snooping around Sherlock boards (in the hopes of finding something about my beloved Mr. Holmes-as-written-by-Conan Doyle-and-played-by-Jeremy Brett) convinced me to start watching Sherlock.  And it's brilliant.  Some skip-able parts, but brilliant. Benedict Cumberbatch is genius.  But do not speak to me of Steven Moffat at this time.  You can try months from now when we find out what happened to Sherlock.
 (from my Sherlock board)

Seems to be showing a bit of Sherlockian arrogance...

You know you've got a remarkable name when you find it MISSPELLED Bandersnatch Cummerbund!

story of my life

Outfit ideas.  From my wearables board.


Source: via Maria on Pinterest

Wedding in the Scottish Highlands.  From one love, one lifetime.

When I pinned this I said it was what my family thinks of Les Mis. A humorous jab, you know.  Then I showed it to my Mamma and she agreed with it!  Pffffff.
 From awesomeness in story form.

Source: via Maria on Pinterest

One of my favorite movies.  From Brave days of old



From Elusive Pimpernel.  I find it amusing that this is the first button (or any such thing) that I made in my entire life and it got onto pinterest way before I did!

Well, this post is quite long enough as it is, I think, so I will bid you farewell. 
But wait!  Before I go I must show you this:

Source: via Maria on Pinterest

And now I will go find some chocolate...