Friday, December 31, 2010

Hello World-Lady Antebellum

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!!

I heard this song on the radio a couple of days ago. A few parts of the lyrics kind of jumped out at me when I listened to it again.

Sometimes we get so caught up in our lives and start living with regret. We just need to slow down and remind ourselves why we are living and appreciate life.

Music video by Lady Antebellum performing Hello World. (P) (C) 2010 Capitol Records Nashville. All rights reserved.


Traffic crawls
Cell Phone Calls
Talk radio screams at me through my tinted window
I see a little girl, rust red minivan
She's got chocolate on her face
Got little hands, and she waves at me, yeah she smiles at me.

Well Hello World
How you been?
Good to see you my old friend
Sometimes I feel, Cold as steel
Broken like I'm never gonna heal
I see a light, a little hope in a little girl, Well HELLO WORLD

Everyday I drive by a little white church,
its got these little white crosses like angels in the yard
Maybe I should stop on in, say a prayer
Maybe talk to God like he is there
Oh I know he's there, Yeah I know he's there

Well Hello World
How you been?
Good to see you my old friend,
Sometimes I feel as Cold as steel
And broken like I'm never gonna heal
I see a light, a little grace, little faith unfurl.
Well Hello World

Sometimes I forget what living's for, And i hear my life through my front door,
and I'll be there,
oh I'm home again
I See my wife, little boy, little girl, Hello World

Hello World
All the empty disappears
I remember why I'm here
Just surrender and believe
I fall down on my knees
Oh Hello World, Hello World, Hello World

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Sonora

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Guitar Lessons Learned

It's been almost a year since I taught myself to play piano. Ever since I learned piano, I wanted to learn guitar. My mom has a guitar a friend let her borrow, so my brother could learn to play guitar. So she let me borrow it until I move out into my own place. After about 4 months of it sitting in the corner collecting dust, I picked it up and started teaching myself. It was really, really, really hard. But I kept telling myself that piano was this hard when I started playing, too. After a bunch of flipping pages from "Simple Guitar" by Steve MacKay and so much searching up tutorials on YouTube. I have finally taught myself to play guitar!!

My goal was to start this summer of 2010 and hopefully I would finish by the time I graduate in 2011. Turns out I finished much sooner than 2011. I am so happy I did not give up!!! I have not memorized any songs yet, but I know where almost all the basic chords are at. The barre chords are kind of hard for me, because I am a beginner. And I know how to use the capo.

The capo looks like this:

What is a capo?

Capos are used to change the key and pitch of the open strings of a guitar without having to adjust the strings with the tuning keys.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe

Cold days during the fall and winter can get you shivering and running for your covers. There is nothing better than Hot Cocoa to warm your insides!!!!

Hot Cocoa Mix

4 cups of nonfat dry milk powder

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup non-dairy coffee creamer

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 (4 ounce) package instant chocolate fudge pudding

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. If a finer consistency is desired, you can pour the mix into a blender or food processor and run it through that. Store in an airtight container. Add 1/4 to 1/2 (depending on your cocoa preference) of the mix to an 8 ounce mug of boiling water.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wenesday: Christmas Kitty