27 January 2010

Mid-week Music: "(I Have) Confidence"

Remember that song from 'the Sound of Music', "(I Have) Confidence"? It's been a favorite of mine since I was little. I've had it randomly popping into my head for days now, and finally yielded to the musical gods, aka Rodgers and Hammerstein, to seek it out on youtube. Here it is for your viewing pleasure: (with thanks to superlightstar for posting)


The lyrics: (in case you forgot them)
What will this day be like? I wonder
What will my future be? I wonder
It could be so exciting to be out in the world, to be free
My heart should be wildly rejoicing
Oh whats the matter with me?

I've always longed for adventure
To do the things I've never dared
Now here i'm facing adventure
Then why am I so scared?

Captain with seven children; what's so fearsome about that?

Oh I must stop all these doubts, all these worries
If I don't i just know i'll turn back
I must dream of the things I am seeking
I am seeking the courage I lack

The courage to serve them with reliance
Face my mistakes without defiance
Show them I'm worthy
And while I show them I'll show me

So... let them bring on all their problems
I'll do better than my best
I have confidence they'll put me to the test
But I'll make them see I have confidence in me

Somehow I will impress them
I will be firm but kind
And all those children
Heaven bless them
They will look up to me and mind me

With each step I am more certain
Everything will turn out fine
I have confidence the world can all be mine
They'll have to agree I have confidence in me

I have confidence in sunshine
I have confidence in rain
I have confidence that spring will come again
Besides what you see I have confidence in me

Strength doesn't lie in numbers
Strength doesn't lie in wealth
Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumber
When you wake up - wake up! - it's healthy

All I trust I give my heart to
All I trust becomes my own
I have confidence in confidence alone
... Oh help! ...
I have confidence in confidence alone
Besides which, you see, I have confidence in me!



May you go forth with confidence, lovelies! Spring will come again.
Thanks for perusing this blog; blog you again, soon.   tIO x

17 January 2010

In the Meantime

My father had knee surgery; my stomach decided it didn't like food; and my mini-break turned into a 10-day blogging hiatus. As I've not fully returned to 'normal' (no comments from the peanut gallery), please bear with me. In-the-meantime, hear this:



(youtube embed from soimayvent)

In case you need something else to occupy the time, please enjoy this little science activity my younger son has recently enjoyed: 
http://www.edheads.org/activities/knee/

Yes - it is a 'virtual knee replacement surgery'. After his 43rd successful "replacement", he was convinced that he had the training to perform "Grandpa's surgery" and offered himself as a consult. Perhaps he can consult on the rehab, which he's decided should include Wii MarioKart.

Today's conundrum: Are semi-colons ever really necessary? If so, when?

Future conundrum: Will every word which begins with 'c' be rewritten/degraded with a 'k' at some point? E.g. cool = 'kool' and crazy = 'krazy' and my personal favorite classy = 'klassy'. Any others katch your eye?


Thanks for perusing this blog; blog you again soon!  tIO x

PS: I've labelled this with a "Yankees" tag in honor of my dad's recovery. And in case he reads this.

07 January 2010

Snow Advisory

We are in a bit of a winter wonderland at the moment...

with an additional 8-15" expected in the coming 36 hours.

Needless-to-say my hibernation gene kicked-in this week...


along with my propensity to 'get-out-and-romp-in-the-snow'.


So please forgive my absence while I do all-of-the-above with two very cute boys and 
Jane Eyre.
I'll be back next week. Enjoy your week(end), lovelies!   tIO x

PS: I'll be painting my nails with this gorgeous new shade (with the off-color name), 
"Dickweed", from the BleachBlack girls:
bleach-black-nail-polish-1.jpg
It has moxie and is one of my favorite colors: turquoise. And if the name bothers you, just pretend that your are saying 'thank you' in
Czech: "DÄ›kuji", pronounced "DIK-wee". (Right, Meredith and Lisa?)   Ta!

02 January 2010

Something Bold, Something to Drink...

...Something Witty, and Something Pink! New customs for a new year; let's begin, shall we?

Something Bold - 

Bright and black hallway
'Bright and black hallway', LivingEtc - February 2009

Something to Drink - 

Pimms_jug
"Anyone for Pimms?"

Something  Witty - 


"From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put."

Something Pink - 

Opal cocktail ring by Monica Vinader
Monica Vinader Opal cocktail ring, theOutnet.com


Happy New Year, lovelies!  tIO x

01 January 2010

Happy 2010!

Welcome, New Year; we've been waiting for you! So, pop the cork, and feast your eyes on these bubbly Etsy delights:

Champagne 2010 lollipops
'2010' champagne lollies from Vintage Confections


Hand dyed Lait et Soie Milk Silk Lace Yarn Pink Champagne 450yds
Hand-dyed silk yarn in 'Pink Champagne' from thefiberdennlace


Petal Rim Bowl in Champagne and Blue / Handmade Pottery
'Petal Rim Bowl' in champagne and blue from StudioElan

bubble locket

'Bubble Locket' from PersimmonTree


YAVA Glass - Recycled Bubble Up Soda Bottle Glasses (Set of 4)
Recycled 'Bubble Up' Soda Bottle Glasses from YAVAglass


Pink Champagne Cake - Layered
Pink Champagne Cake from DessertNetCafe


SALE   All About a --Pink Champagne-- BOW - 8 inch - Frame Clutch Bag
'All About a Pink Champagne Bow Clutch' from DavieandChiyo


Here's to health, happiness, and joy to you and yours in 2010. Cheers! from tIO x

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