Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Here again.

Today my first class was cancelled due to an ice storm that visited us.  It was a nice day to sleep in, seeing as how it was painfully frigid outside.  However, looking at a tree stiff from the ice was rare and beautiful.

I have been cold for 4 days.  My family and I had to travel to Arkansas for my Great-Grandmother's funeral.  The funeral was scheduled for Tuesday, but because of the ice storm, it was moved to Monday morning so that everyone could get out before the storm hit.  The funeral ended up being on Monday morning and we left right after.  

I can tell you right now this isn't going to be very good.  I'm exhausted...have been for almost a week now.  

Lost was incredible tonight.  I love it.  Can't get enough of it.  

But I digress, listen to "Widmung" by Robert Schumann and be inspired.

Goodnight all.

Friday, January 23, 2009

If Dogs Could Model...

"If dogs could model, my dog would be one."

-Ashley Morris (quote of the day)

We love dogs here in apt. 2301.  It's been made apparent several times that one of my roommates, not naming any names, would actually choose a PUPPY over a BABY, if the option came with giving birth...  
Interesting.

Interesting is the perfect word to describe my day.  

Paul's band played at Common Grounds last night.  It so wonderful having them here and the weather was great for an outdoors show.  
Even though the guys were here, I still had school to attend..and so once I was out, I was picked up by all 6 of them, in my 5 seat car.  I soon found out that 2 boys were riding in the trunk.  
So that was something. 

Later, we had lunch and I received some sad news that my 99 year old Great Grandmother, Mom Muzzy, passed away today.  It is sad that she is gone from this Earth, but I know she is much happier and satisfied now, praising the King and marveling in His glorious presence.  It is such a great comfort to know that as Christians, we have no need to fear death. 

Tonight, I had a choir/handbell concert.  It was actually about 15-20 ensembles from the School of Music that performed.  Some of the repertoire was incredible and I felt privileged to be performing with such talented musicians.  It makes me want to work harder at perfecting what I am doing.

I'm off to have a bit to eat, maybe a game of scrabble, and then time for some much needed beauty rest. 

"The path of the righteous is level; You make level the way of the righteous.  In the path of Your judgements, O Lord, we wait for You; Your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul."
Isaiah 26:7-8

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Harder than it looks..

This site is more difficult to manipulate than I first thought.  It's interesting though, I will say that.

I'm sad I missed the inauguration speech from President Obama.  I heard it was wonderful.
Hopefully I'll hear it soon.

Today was beautiful.  The sky was the most perfect blue and the cool, crisp air complimented the sunny day perfectly.  
I have been listening to James Morrison today, his new album- Songs for You, Truths for Me.
I especially recommend Track 2, Save Yourself.  
Really, they are all good...it's James Morrison.  

And now, onto my Music History homework I've been putting off all weekend....

À bientôt.


"I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.  For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!  Let your glory be over all the earth!"  
Psalm 57:9-11

Monday, January 19, 2009

Day one...

Well here it is.  My very first Blog...except for that other one I had.  But nevermind that.  
I am excited to start this, seeing as how I don't usually do much writing, other than in my journal.  I really never considered myself as a writer, but I think this is a neat little activity and will be glad to write notes every now and then.

I had a wonderful weekend: Thank you Martin Luther King, Jr.  What a wonderful man.
It consisted of Bride Wars (for the second time-thanks Kate for the inspiration to work out more), Chedder's with good company, a little shopping, Scrabble (one of my new favorite games), and the beginning of training for a half marathon.  
Yes, I said half marathon.
It has been decided, with the help of my roommates, that I am destined to participate in a marathon.  When we all realized it is not possible for me to run for 28 or however many miles long a marathon is, we resolved on a half marathon.  

So here I begin: day one on training for my very first HALF marathon, accompanied by my first post on this lovely site.

Yours truly,
Hollyn