Jan 23, 2011

Musical inspiration

I've always had music in my life...whether it be having listened to good ole' country music when I was younger being in the car with my mom or dad.  Finally liking my own music - Ace of Base, Tiffany, NKOTB.  Growing older into Hanson, Backstreet Boys, NSync, Spice Girls.  Growing up even more into KoRn, Staind, Limp Bizkit, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, CREED...the list goes on.  It's always had a place in my heart and seemed to help me get through tough times.  Granted I'm only 25 (soon to be 26) so I haven't had that many awful experiences...but teenage angst, loss, love, family troubles...bla bla bla.

For Christmas, Hardy got us tickets to see 30 Seconds to Mars which is undoubtedly one of my top 3 favorite bands ever.  I have only seen them 1 time but tears were streaming down my face when I did.  There are just certain things that connect with you in a way you can't really explain and for me...their music is one of them.  This Friday, the 28th they will be playing The Tabernacle...one of the coolest venues ever to see a concert (in my opinion).  I found out today it's SOLD OUT.  I don't remember attending many sold out concerts in my lifetime (ok ok ok Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus), ha...but it's a neat feeling when it's in a smaller venue.

So when I want to escape the demands, conflicts, worries...etc of every day life, usually 30 Seconds to Mars is the one band I can always listen to to take me away for a while.  The following video is off their newest album THIS IS WAR and it just touches me.  I don't know if it's the lyrics, the music...or a combination of it all but I thought I would share it.  It was beautifully pieced together.

And just because I can....it's 298 days until Breaking Dawn :)

Jan 18, 2011

Not out of the water yet...

Although we were all happy to see my grandmother sent home just a couple of days before Christmas, her health has started to go down hill.  She's had a hard time getting up and down the last week or so and has been using a walker occasionally because her bones/joints hurt so bad.  The doctor's have ran her bloodwork and found there's still a trace of the leukemia and that's what's causing her so much pain.  They are starting her on chemo in pill form and continue to give her blood/platelets.


Jan 13, 2011

I'm still alive

It's been a while since I've posted but it's only because I have nothing to blog about.  Isn't that interesting?  With as much as I talk, you would think I would have had something to post.  So the big snow of 2011 showed it's pretty face Sunday night.  I was getting so anxious waiting for it, seeing this blizzard pound Atlanta and all the highways and by 10:00pm it still hadn't hit Flowery Branch.  By about 11pm it finally came and was so pretty to watch but I was sleepy.  I woke up bright and early Monday to 6" of fluffy white-ness.

I won't lie, I was excited - - I've always loved snow even if it was just flurries.  My work has been closed all week but Hardy finally had to go in today.  We were both getting stir crazy, at first it seems like fun getting to sleep in and not have to get up to do anything but after the second day this was getting old.  He ventured out yesterday afternoon to get cat food and dinner and said the roads nearest to us were patchy here and there but it has been melting.  Today since he's a delivery/driver he's seen all the good and bad of the icy roads.

We only took a few photo's of the snow...it was sleeting when we deided to venture out on Monday and I didn't want to get my camera wet.

Tinker Bell wishing she was outside.

Our house, I'm not sure what happened to the bottom portion of the picture.  Obviously the trash service didn't make it out on Monday or any other day this week for that matter!

I'm tired of the snow/ice now..I would like to go to work, I'm bored and I'm tired of being stuck at home with sleepy cats.