Sunday, April 19, 2009

make me go "hmmm"

Just going to post the random things I've mulled over recently and haven't taken time to blog about....

Tonight I ran and played my recently downloaded Taylor Swift album. As much as I hate to even admit this, I am now a fan. Honestly, I can't say exactly why, I guess multiple reasons. I don't think she sings the best, but that kind of makes it more fun to sing along with her. I had a good run to Miss Taylor and I noticed that she likes to sing about rain and being in the rain romantically.... that was a little side-thought-bonus there for you guys, listen to her songs and you will hear how many times she refers to being in the rain and also being awake after 12 AM.


I have been baking a lot lately. I do like to cook, but I am also working a great deal and trying to stick to grocery budget so I haven't been lavish in the kitchen. What I have been doing is making delicious treats to offer as a "make up" for my lack of fun dinners and never going out for treats. The conclusion I have come to is that I make killer cookies that rival some bakery shops and I think that might be the ace in my pocket to making my girls smile, they think I am a stellar cook just because I can make cookies. This is awesome.

I found this great song by Matt Wertz, but I can't get a good recording to post on here, so if you are interested in hearing it, search Matt Wertz "Waiting." Maybe you will enjoy it, maybe not, but I I just thought I would share. I wonder why I can't find good recordings of the songs I like the most... frustrating!

Now would be a good time to interject that I have Matt Wertz on here today as my music musing. This is "Heartbreaker."

So I am planning to wake up with a smile tomorrow and keep it all day. I had a semi rough week, just tension building about a big upcoming event in my life.... I will give more details another time, but the gist is that I have a major surgery in the next few weeks and I'm starting to stress about all that I have to do before that...and recovering after. Back to my point.. I am choosing to stop letting the worry and stress eat my joy and energy! I had a small disappointment this weekend and in the middle of it I realized that I was wallowing. Yep, I wallowed for a bit before I decided to LEARN... once I chose to change my mind about it, I started to feel better and even kind of laugh about it. So from that I decided to enter my week that way, with a Monday smile.

Okay this post is pretty much pointless, but it felt good to write and share, I have been running around so much that I have hardly been able to blog about all the silly things I want to, the things that cross my mind that probably don't matter, but seem fun to share.... yes, I miss sharing those. Do any of you miss reading those zany things? Haha.

One more thing I forgot to add is my new Twitter addiction. It's kind of scary how fun it can be just to read what people are doing and post random thoughts. What can I say, I am just super easy to entertain! It really doesn't take much to grab my interest... except with books and movies, those I am picky about.

Shoot, that reminded me of one more thing I was going to say. I wanted to go see that new movie "17 Again" and of course I never get to go to the movies, and today I woke up to find out that Avery went to see it last night with a friend and wanted to tell me ALL about it....which is an extreme pet peeve of mine, I hate to hear about movies before I see them. I "shhhhh'ed" her quickly and now I am planning to add it to my Newflix que right away so I can watch it while I recover from surgery.

That's all I've got... seriously, I'm done wasting your time with these off-the-wall-do-not-go-together-at-all thoughts. Love you all for reading this far, goodnight!!


p.s. Yes, that picture is a real shot from my kitchen of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies I made that were A----mazing. :o)


Lisa~ said...

I love all your random thoughts...pretty much the only way to see what your up to since we never see each other anymore;)

Isn't it funny how we stress over things that will only do us good? I feel ya on that one, I have an upcoming dental appointment and I have to be IV sedated and it makes me nervous...and a little stressed.

I would like to start baking more, for my kids. You must share a recipe for your magic cookies;)


Holly said...

I know you have had trouble with your thyroid. I am guessing that that is you sugery. I had mine taken out about 2 years ago. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. It is a scary time and with your TSH out of wack, it makes it worse. I will say a prayer that everything goes well for you.

nic said...

my sweet amelia, i will be praying for your surgery and recovery. what a crazy time in your life...and yet you seem to manage with such grace.

and based on looks alone, i'd have to concur that you make some incredible cookies.

hope your week goes well...xo.

MomRaun said...

Thoughts are not so off the wall as you might think. They are, as someone pointed out, a way to kind of follow you around without actually being there.

The surgery IS coming up more quickly than we can imagine, but I feel like everything will go okay. Do what you need to do beforehand, and relax about all the things that will get done afterward while you just recuperate.

Is 17 Again sort of like Freaky Friday?

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

I was right along with you in random thoughts of my own. And now I just wish that I made killer cookies to go along with mine!

You have a talent for saying everything and not too much all at once. I love th exposure you give us and that you shelter the things that may be closest and too dear to share just yet. A perfect balance of editing. I either say nothing or far too much!

Keep zany coming. I enjoy a good dose now and then!

Vanessa said...

your posts are never pointless, silly! and i'm quite a fan of random thought-sharing streams of consciousness, actually!

like holly, i recall you mentioning thyroid trouble in the past. funnily enough, i'm a thyroid-less girlie too! i had a full thyroidectomy 5 yrs ago (i had some nasty nodules growing on there). so, if you need any info, just say the word. if that's what your surgery is, rest easy... the procedure is quick and the recovery is fast and a lot less daunting than it may seem right now (i was pretty uptight beforehand too though... i guess it's only natural).

lots of hugs from afar,

p.s. those cookies look a-mazing indeed! i adore baking (cooking, not so much)... my only problem is i rarely ever make the same recipe twice -there are just so many new things to try!

p.p.s. hey, i just found (and followed) you on Twitter!

p.p.s. i'm done now. oops, that was looong!


Hana said...

Hello Amelia,
Just stopping by since I haven't in a little while. I'll be praying for your upcoming surgery. Don't know all the details but I know that HE does and I'll pray that His hand is ever present during this time. Love the cookies..they look so delish. I'm not a cook but I do love to make yummy cookies quite often. I have a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cheesecake cookies that are to die for. Let me know if you ever want to try them and I'll send you the recipe. Have a great day!

PamperingBeki said...

I love your randomness.

And I'm with you on Taylor. I like her a lot, but I'm still trying to figure out why. There's just something very endearing about her.

Also, I'm TOTALLY addicted to twitter. Yeah. It's bad.

Keep us updated on your surgery, if you're comfortable with that. It's helpful to know how to pray. :)

erin {tvp} said...

Hope you are doing well, I love your "random" posts! I can smell those chocolate chip cookies, amazing pic!