Monday, January 30, 2012


Well, I made myself a goal to finish the rough draft by the middle of next month. Right now I'm stalling by watching Leverage, browsing Pinterest, and posting... :P

I wouldn't say I'm addicted to Pinterest yet but I am spending a bit more time one it than I should. :P

Here's a favorite pin from each of my boards. :P :)


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Movie Love

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Ideas :D

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Just Plain Gorgeous

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Things That Move Me

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Lists #

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Sci Fi

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Food... I Guess...

orange creamsicle smoothie!


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Yeah... There's a lot... But now I've hopefully got that out of my system. I'm gonna try some writing now. Wish me luck!

♥ Shay

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


On my way home from work last night the snow was falling thickly. I remarked to Forrest who was with me that I wished we could have less rain in the winter and more snow.

It's just so beautiful!

Well I take it back. Last night our power went out, which it almost NEVER does. And when it does t usually comes back on in a matter of minutes.

This time the power decided to come back on at 4:30 in the morning waking me up. I got up feeling relieved only to step in a very cold, very large puddle of water that ran all the way from the door on one side of the basement to our room leaving everything soaked in it's wake. We spent the last 45 minutes cleaning that up...

So anyways... Yes, the snow is quite beautiful. But I think it's more trouble than it's worth. Just in general, I'm totally ready for Spring!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Eighties Tuesday

I really love this song. It has such an interesting sound and style to it.

Also, since I've watched the Fruit's Basket series "The Year of the Cat" has a sort of lonely wistful meaning for me which makes the song even more lovely.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Well hello world...

This seems to be a theme with me. Once again midnight, lying in bed, unable to sleep. Sometimes I really just can't turn my brain off.

So I promised myself that I would start writing at least 300 words of my story every day this year. Not happening yet... If only it was easier to translate feelings and emotions into words. I bought myself a couple nice clean journals the other day. One is to collect character sketches, descriptions, and ideas. The other is to write down my story  once it's been finished. Hopefully that will inspire me to get working.

Part of the problem us that I am working though. Which I am very grateful for by the way. (Have I mentioned I really love my job?)

Sometimes I feel just like I'm swimming in circles. Always having the same problems and needs and always promising myself the same thing. What I really need to do is to stop procrastinating and thinking so much and just get to work.

One thing I gave been thinking about a lot lately though is people and our dependence on each other.  I'm thinking about doing a full post on it sometime. We'll see.

Anyhow here goes yet again another sleep attempt.

Another post hopefully upcoming-Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows movie review.

Love and Hugs!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Song

Still sick… it kind of sucks, I'm almost never sick for this long. But I *have* to be better by tomorrow because I'm working.

I know I've mentioned this before but I just have to say it again.


I can go for months without listening to them once but then I just get this random craving and I have to go and listen to every single one of their songs several times.

Chris Thile is right up there with Thom Yorke in my opinion. Actually it was listening to Radiohead that made me want to look Nickel Creek up again. They once did a cover of Radiohead's Morning Bell and it's pretty awesome.

I am a huge music person. I would shrivel up and die if I didn't have music. Music speaks to my heart and soul and mind. That sounds corny but I really can't think of a way to explain what good music does to me.

I have my favorites-Radiohead, Wilco, Modest Mouse, Muse, A Fine Frenzy, Keane, Arcade Fire, Blue October- and many many others. And I love them all. They all have their own special meanings, favorite lines, best songs.

Radiohead is probably my top favorite followed closely by Muse. But Nickel Creek is my band. I love every one of their songs  so much. They all mean things to me and the beauty of them satisfies my musical cravings. No other band brings tears to my eyes with their music the way they do.

The title of my blog is from my favorite song, Hanging By a Thread. This song is my song.

I'm going to give up rambling and trying to put my confused feelings into words now and just enjoy the music.

Much love,

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years Resolutions

Today is the first Monday of the new year. A great day to get up, take charge, and conquer the world right?
Apparently it's a great day to wake up with a killer headache and an upset stomach...

Oh well... I've been consoling myself with no food, lots of coffee and Advil, Christmas letters, and The Apocalypse War. I may even get some writing done today!

So it's 2012 now. It didn't really hit me till I was sitting in Church listening to the sermon. New Years has never really meant that much to me till now. But you know what? It's a clean slate! A new year is like a blank sheet of paper and now I need to decide what to write on it.

I'm twenty, I have a job, fantastic friends, a great Church, and my family. So what are my goals for this year? What am I going to do with myself? I hardly even thought about making resolutions till yesterday but then I came up with a whole bunch.

Basically it comes down to this. Last year was pretty good. Actually the best year I've ever had. So, now I'm going to make this year the best I've ever had! This may sound silly or cliche but I'm going to be a better person this year.

Anyways, here are my 2012 resolutions.

1. Start a savings account with a certain percentage of every paycheck orig into it. Now that I've finally got a job I can really start saving for my future.

2. Read my Bible every day. This was my only resolution last year and I've kept it. I'm in the middle of Jeremiah now.

3. No regrets. I may not be able to keep this one completely but I know I can do better.

4. Be healthier. Drink more water specifically...

5. Finish my book. And start research on the next one I have planned.

I think that's it for now... But it's a good start. :-)

Happy New Years everyone!