I sat down today, with a steaming cup of chamomile and honey tea, and thought about what I was going to post. Everyone, I’m sure, has experienced writer’s block like this at some point. I thought about carrying on about how terrible the 1st and 2nd days of spring have been, but I think we’re all probably tired of hearing that, unless of course you live in an awesome place that is actually warm right now 🙂
As some of you may remember, I created a “short” list of things that I would like to accomplish this year. Well, I suppose it’s time for a bit of an update on some of the things I’ve been working on.
I can honestly say that I’ve been writing a lot more. My novel is still not complete, but it’s getting there. Blogging has also been a way for me to write much more often. I try not to get too tied up in work and chores, but it’s not always easy to remember to just sit down and do my own thing!
I have also been working on my “art.” Now, I’m not proclaiming that I’m a great artist at all. NOT even close. It’s just something that I’ve enjoyed doing since I was little. Here are a few of my favorite sketches. Please don’t laugh!
I kind of got off the exercise bandwagon after a particular incident. I was all excited to be getting back in shape that I hurried and ate dinner and then proceeded to use the hula hoop. I figured that was probably a bad choice, but kept going. I finished that a little unsure of myself, and then went on to do the kettle bell workout. Big mistake. I’ve never been more nauseated in my life. I didn’t get “sick” or anything, but I was TERRIFIED that I would. I have not since revisited the kettle bell. I’m just looking forward to spring, when or if it ever gets here, to take nightly walks. I love doing that in the early spring. The air has a certain spring smell that I just love. My nose and eyes don’t necessarily love it, but that’s nothing that Zyrtec can’t take care of 😀
Alright, now the next thing is what I was kind of dreading most, but I figured that it could be kind of like pulling off a band-aid. You just have to do it quickly without thinking really and it will all be over with rather painlessly. MY FIRST SOLO. I decided to record myself singing “Think of Me,” one of my favorite songs from “The Phantom of the Opera.” I was SO nervous recording myself just because I felt like I had to make it perfect. I must have recorded the dumb thing 10 times before I felt it was “ok” enough to share. I still don’t really like it. Please forgive any pitch mistakes or voice cracking. I should have warmed up a bit better. It probably doesn’t help that I’m singing a’capella either 😉 I didn’t have the music, so I kind of winged it. Again, don’t laugh too much 😉 I was pretty nervous doing this, which is ridiculous because the only “person” watching me was Chester. By the way, he was TOO cute the entire time I was recording this. He was purring and rubbing up against my phone, which I used to record it. Some of the recordings, none of which I chose, actually had him chirping in the background. He’s precious.
Anyway, enough stalling! Just a quick FYI, I made the creepy slideshow on purpose 😉 I had to have a slideshow or something or other to upload this darn thing. Also, the song is cut short because I butchered the last note. Here it is:
Alright, now that you’ve suffered and your ears are split, I’d just like to say thank you for listening to that!
I hope to update you all more on how I’m coming along with my to-do list this year as time goes on. Big smiles 😀 We can do it!