Monday, January 19, 2009

Deep thoughts...

Not really. Just felt like saying that. The boys are playing My Sims Kingdom on the wii. What language are those Sim kids speaking? All I know is that I hate having to read what they are saying. I got the My Sims game for the Nintendo DS sometime last year, and that was my first experience with the Sim kids. Kinda fun at first. But all the demands the other Sim-folk make on you gets annoying after a while. Like on the Kingdom version, first thing you have to do is help some mean lady round up her pigs. And she really is mean. She's all irritated that you don't already know how to do it. Or that the pigs got out in the first place! Then the King's dumbass messenger drops all his notices he's supposed to pass out to people, and he makes you find them and pick them up! Of course the wind blew them all over the place. And he just stands there while you do all the work! WTH??? It's like "DUDE! You dropped them, come help me pick these up!" I tell all this to the TV too. My lovely husband and boys just laugh.

I went to the scrapbook store to do some scrapping with the hilarious Monica on Saturday night. It was just us and four other ladies, who I think were sisters, or at least related. It was hard not to eavesdrop, so we got to hear their thoughts on many things. For example: gun rights, milk and lactose intolerance, what they allow to be posted about them and their families in blogs, and how they should split the cost of gifts on family birthdays, etc etc. I know there's more. It's not that Monica and I weren't talking, but the other women were talking so loudly that when we did pause, we got caught up in their conversations. I really don't think they were trying to be quiet. What can you do?

I have an appointment at the chiropractor in a bit. I have gotten up the last few mornings with excruciating pain in my lower back. Today, however, it's lasting longer than normal and it's hard to breathe. So needless to say, all I've done today is shower and get dressed. Literally. Anything else hurts. I'm glad my chiropractor can usually get me in the same day. This cycle repeats every few weeks since my fall in Montana in September. Oy.

So I guess that's about it! I have projects to start and more to finish. Plus I need to brush my teeth. :D

Comment reply:
**Kimmie, I can't believe what a small world it is! I've been a fan of pinkie style for a while. That's how I know her! It's foreign to hear that she has a real name! One of the pitfalls of creative usernames, I guess. lol**

Peace out!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

all things girl dot net

So about a month ago I was asked for permission to include my photo in an online magazine called All Things Girl. The theme this time is "Journeys" and there are some amazing submissions on that topic. Here's a link to my photograph on their site, but please do look around at the other amazing contributions.

A funny side-note: The photo underneath mine is by a photographer I've become friendly with online named Olivia Kjellander Hook, who does some amazing "through the viewfinder" photography, which got me interested in that form of photography. The title of my photo is "For Olivia". Yes, the same Olivia. The reason it was for Olivia? We were going to team up to do a photo duo with the little globe, of which she also has one. And it was my very first "through the viewfinder" photo ever. So it's kind of cool to see that she's also in the article, though I didn't know that before now.

"Through the viewfinder" photography is a method in which a digital photo is taken through the eyepiece of another camera, usually an old twin lens reflex like mine, named Minnie. I do believe some people use other types of cameras as well. But Minnie is what I use.

So anyway, just wanted to share! Go check out if you feel so inclined, look around, have fun.

Peace out!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

The year of JOCELYNNE!

I'm a copycat of Elizabeth and declare this year to be The Year of Jocelynne! But as Oscar told Michael on The Office, you can't just declare it and expect something to happen (or something like that). So I also followed Elizabeth's advice and checked out Numerology: The personal year. After doing the complicated math required, I have decided I'm a 4, which reads:

Hard work and slow, but steady progress
This is a number 4 personal year for you. The previous year frivolity will now be truly forgotten, as the facts of life are clearly spelled out. This is a year of hard work and effort when one must knuckle down to the task at hand. A year of digging in and hoeing, a reestablishment of self-control. In many ways, however, it is a frustrating year, when considerable effort fails to produce dramatic results. One step forward and two back may seem to be the case most of the time. This is an organizational period and you must look at your current and past performance in a very hard light. It is a time to get organized and bring yourself down to earth. Responsibilities will increase, magnifying the effort and hard work needed to maintain a reasonable level of existence. Health and diet should be carefully scrutinized this year, as physical resistance is low and you may become more susceptible to ailments. A tidying up of affairs is now in order, as you must make ready for a very hectic year ahead.

So, this is what I have to look forward to. I'm a little scared. But I think it'll be ok, right? Right?

Comment replies:
**Kimmie, baby steps is right! I get overwhelmed so easy, even just getting out of bed to face the day. But I stop and literally think to myself "one step at a time" it becomes do-able. Even just getting out of bed.**