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musings on life, love and laughter from my spoken heart to yours


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Sharing my World… (Episode 4 – I think)

Sharing my World:Episode 4 of Andrea facts – you guys are just so lucky to be getting to know me šŸ˜‰

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Cee, the orchestrator of Share Your World, (You should check out her site Cee’s Photography), decided to shake things up this week and is doing things just a bit differently. Below is what she presented for us:

I came up with a new way of doing Share Your World for this Week. Begin making four lists and have at least four items on each list. You can chose your lists out of the ones I have listed below. Have fun.

  • Favorite Songs
  • Favorite flowers or plants
  • Favorites types of tea
  • Favorite types of animals
  • List of favorite blogs
  • Stuff that makes you laugh
  • Movies to cheer you up
  • Favorite actors/actresses
  • GoodĀ restaurants to eat at
  • Best desserts
  • Games to play with friends
  • Fun things for a rainy day
  • Books I want to read
  • Things I want to have in my homeĀ (paintings, hot tubs, book cases, big screen tv etc)
  • Places worth shopping

So here goes nothing…

Favorite Songs:

  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Boston – Augustana
  • Landslide – Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks)
  • Fire and Rain – James Taylor
  • Pretty much everything by Lifehouse: You & Me, Hanging by a Moment, Learn You Inside Out, Disarray, From Where You Are, If This is Goodbye…
  • Just about anything by OneRepublic: Stop and Stare, Someone To Save,Mercy, Come Home, What you Wanted, All We Are, Secrets, Good Life…

I truly just love music so much that picking “favourites” is hard, once I start I can’t stop… I’ll now be adding songs to this list mentally all nite long.

Favorite flowers or plants:

  • Irises
  • Forget me nots
  • Cornflowers
  • Sweet peas
  • Yellow roses

Favorite types of animals:

  • Ravens
  • Eagles
  • Horses (particularly Friesans and Gypsy Vanners)
  • Wolves

Best desserts:

  • Cheese cake
  • Black forest cake
  • Homemade cookies (still warm from the oven)
  • Haagen Daz Green tea & honey vanilla ice cream
  • Fresh fruit and berries


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Lost Stars… Begin Again

I watched the movie Begin Again the other day and quite enjoyed it… Here is one of the feature songs:

Please, don’t see
Just a boy caught up in dreams
And fantasies

Please, see me
Reaching out for someone
I can’t see

Take my hand
Let’s see where we wake up tomorrow
Best laid plans
Sometimes are just a one night stand

I’ll be damned
Cupid’s demanding back it’s arrow
So let’s get drunk on our tears

And God, tell us the reason
Youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season
And the lambs are on the run

Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars
Trying to light up the dark

Who are we?
Just a speck of dust
Within the galaxy?

Woe, is me
If we’re not careful
Turns into reality

But don’t you dare
Let our best memories bring you sorrow
Yesterday I saw a lion kiss a deer
Turn the page
Maybe we’ll find a brand new ending
Where we’re dancing in our tears

And God, tell us the reason
Youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season
And the lambs are on the run

We’re searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars
Trying to light up the dark

I thought I saw you out there crying
I thought I heard you call my name
I thought I heard you out there crying
But just the same

And God, give us the reason
Youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season
And this lamb is on the run

Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars
Trying to light up the dark

I thought I saw you out there crying
I thought I heard you call my name
I thought I heard you out there crying

But are we all lost stars
Trying to light up the dark

But are we all lost stars
Trying to light up the dark


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Day 78 – Happy, Sad…

I feel overwhelmed today. Not in a bad way. I am happy and content in that I have people who love me in my life. I have a wonderful family and a precious new grand-daughter. I am not drowning in debt, I have good health, those I love have good health. I’m happy that there are people I can laugh with, even if they are far away. I am happy that I have a roof over my head, food in my cupboards, a paycheck every two weeks, a vehicle that gets me from A to B, and that things are going relatively smoothly right now. I am feeling good, losing weight, eating better than before – but still have my days. I am feeling more adventurous about things, looking at different opportunities, exploring my sexuality (learning to be a freer spirit and not so closed).

BUT…

I have a hollow achy place in my heart. A spot where I terribly miss those who are absent. Not having my mother around to visit with, not being able to see the love in her eyes that she would have had for my kids, for the grand-kids. Having to wait to see my gentleman friend because our current schedules are not compatible. Not being able to have coffee and hugs with some of those that I love dearly because they are too far away, in a different city, out of province, out of country etc. And surprisingly Father’s Day actually hit me this year. Not having a dad – never having had a dad – it just feels so empty.

It’s strange how a human being can hold so much love, happiness, and at the same time so much empty sadness within them…