A Different Kind of Flash Mob

It soothes the heart and soul.

It soothes the heart and soul.

 

 

 

 

 

We all know I love music.  I wrote a post about it here.  Beautiful music is such a gift, and if you really think about it – it’s a truly amazing thing.  It makes my eyes fill up every time.  I’m a sap…I know it.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you have a great Friday, and a great weekend.  I thought I would leave you with this for the weekend.  It’s a flash mob of a different kind.  What I would give to actually be walking by when something like this happens.  Take five minutes to watch this video.  Whether you’re a music fan or not, you can’t deny the awesomeness here.

46 Days

One of the things that's been keeping me busy.

One of the things that’s been keeping me busy.

46 Days.  In the blogosphere, that is a really long time.  Unfortunately, that’s how long it’s been since my last post.

You’d think that nothing happened to me in the last 46 days.  That I haven’t read any books, cooked any meals, thought about anything interesting.  Well that’s just not true.  Except the book thing.  Believe it or not, I’m still working on reading the book that I started at the end of November.  Me, who read 60 books last year, and over 60 the year before, is still working on that same book.  It’s not that it’s not a good book, I just haven’t been reading.  I’ve been doing a lot of knitting, a bit of blanket making, and reading a lot of online content – magazines, tech blogs etc. This is not like me at all, but I’m not putting a bunch of pressure on myself to get reading again.  It’s part of who I am, and I will get back to it eventually.  Soon, I expect.

I’m also (obviously) lacking in the writing area.  Again, this is very odd for me.  Writing is also part of who I am.  Even if I’m not blogging, I’m usually journaling.  I haven’t been doing that lately much either.  I guess in a way I’ve been taking a break from stuff.

Break over.

So things are good.  I’ve been doing some crafting lately, making things for people.  One thing I have been making is fleece blankets for people.  My mom introduced me to them.  She had been keeping a secret from all of us (except Dad) for a few months before Christmas last year.  She was making something for everyone in her family.  A craft that she had received from a friend and wanted to pass on to everyone she loved.  It turned out to be these awesome blankets.  They are warm, comfortable, and easy to do.  The really nice thing about them and the thing that makes them a great gift, is that they can be personalized based on likes, hobbies, favourite sports, etc.  You just have to find a fleece that you think they will like and boom, you’re done.  Since Christmas I’ve made 4 of them and there are more I want to do for different peeps that I love.  They’re lots of fun.  If you’re interested in making one, a useful description on how to do it is here.  Just as an aside, I usually use 2 metres of fabric (or 2 yards if measured that way) unless for a small child, in which case I use a metre and a half.  My fringe is 4.5 inches.

Just to brighten your day, this has been making the rounds online and it’s so cute, I had to share it.  If you haven’t seen it, take the time to watch this future star in action.

Hope you’re having a great Friday.  Till next time.

No big deal…he just jumped from OUTER SPACE

I sat riveted to the live stream yesterday, along with 8 million other people, as I watched Felix Baumgartner jump from 128,000 feet and actually land on his feet.  He broke a few records while he was at it – as you can imagine.

Just in case ya’ll missed it – here is a quick clip with the highlights.  Absolutely amazing.

What next world?  It really seems like there’s nothing we can’t do without hard work, daring, pure talent, and a good sponsor.