Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MixTape: Missing You

This week's MixTape theme is: Missing You or Farewell

I have been slacking with the Mix Tapes lately, and really, my blog in general. Life has been sort of chaotic lately, but I am hoping it will settle down soon. I miss writing and taking lots of photos, but other things have to get done first. C'est la vie. I have enjoyed viewing and listening to other people's mixes, however, even when I didn't have the chance to comment on them.

I could not miss this week's MixTape, though, because it will be the last for a while. Jen is putting this link-up on hiatus because she is busy, too. (Who isn't, right?) I will miss it but I don't blame her a bit. She is hoping to bring it back eventually (yay!) and make it a monthly thing. That will give me plenty of time to think about my mixes... OK, who am I kidding? I'll probably still make them last-minute and late! Seems to be how I roll.

At any rate, here are some of my favorite "Missing You" songs. I had actually prepared these a few weeks ago when I saw the prompt, because these are a few of my favorite songs. Somewhat sad, but beautiful tunes.

I Can't Forget Her (Dierks Bentley)


Stars (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)


I Think I've Had Enough (Gary Allan)


That's How I'll Remember You (David Nail)


I couldn't really think of a fifth song, so here's a random one, for Easter.

Morning Has Broken (Third Day)


Happy Easter, all (or Passover, if you're celebrating that)! Till we meet again...

My Skewed View

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Bird's Eye View

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Linking up with Ruchira from Abracabadra for Wordless Wednesday (a little late)

[365/365] NYC

It's no joke -- I was in New York City on April 1st to celebrate my friend's birthday. We were there for less than 24 hours and stayed mainly in the Rockefeller Center / Times Square area. We arrived late on Monday night, got a few hours of rest in the hotel, then ventured out early the next morning to catch the Today show taping. We then went up to the Top of the Rock to catch some breathtaking views of the city. We did some shopping, eating, drinking, and then went to see a taping of the Tonight Show! Jimmy Fallon was great, and we got to see guests Samuel L. Jackson, Minnie Driver, Pitbull, and a special appearance by Billy Dee Williams (who danced with Chewbacca -- classic!). It was definitely an awesome time, and I am pretty sure my friend had a blast for her birthday. Everything went so smoothly and we had the perfect weather, too. If you know me and my friends, you know that never happens. I'm so glad everything fell into place for the perfect day -- a much needed escape!

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This is also the end of my 365 Project -- a photo (or in most cases, more) a day for a year. Seeing as April is going to be a very hectic month, I think the break came at just the right time. I am sure I'll still be posting photos and stories here and there, but it may be scarce for the next month or so. In the meantime, you can find me on Instagram, and maybe even Twitter, if you're interested. See you around!

[364/365] The Big Apple

Upon arrival in the big city. Times Square at night.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

[363/365] Flooding

Normally, it's "over the river and through the woods" to Grandma's house, but we actually had to go through the river to get there today. We have a bit of excess water in the Ocean State.

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[362/365] Wanna Build a Snowman?

My son is currently obsessed with the movie Frozen, which I think I have mentioned before. After watching the movie for the first time, he had asked me if we could find a stuffed Olaf (the snowman). We found one at Walmart on Saturday night, the last one on the shelf. (And man, were those Frozen shelves cleared out.) Someone was extremely happy. We also found some books at Barnes and Noble, so I think he's set for a while. Although now he wants me to look for a pair of "Hans' boots" (we saw some ones like Anna's online). Oh brother, this could get out of hand. ;)

[362/365] Wanna Build a Snowman?