Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Grey Days to Glimmering {A Blog Party}

Kellie over at Accordion to Kellie is hosting a fun blog party to combat the winter blues. There's a giveaway involved, too! :)
 
I love winter and I'm not really having a problem with feeling uninspired. But I am currently in a slump because I'm having a hard time getting motivated to do anything productive. I'm planning and brainstorming but not actually following through with ideas. It's frustrating. :)
 
 
Here are the questions for the blog party:

1) What's your favorite thing to do when you've been feeling uninspired? Watch too many movies or episodes of my favorite shows. It probably doesn't help much, but it does take my mind off the fact that I'm feeling uninspired. :) I also sometimes browse around on Pinterest, Etsy, Tumblr, or my favorite blogs.
 
2) Tell us about a really great movie/show that you've just discovered. Doctor Who! That's all. I promise there is a post about my new obsession coming soon. :) {Oh, and I just thought about The Lizzie Bennet Diaries...I started watching them recently and I'm somewhere around 50 episodes in. They're not as funny as I expected them to be, and sometimes there's some mild profanity and stuff that bothers me. But they're slightly addicting to watch and it's really interesting how they interpret Pride and Prejudice into a modern setting.}
 
3) What do you like to do to change your mood? To be honest, not much. I like to wallow in it a bit. :) But if I do need to snap out of a bad mood, listening to happy music usually does the trick. My Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney record "Fancy Meeting You Here" always puts me in a better mood.
 
4) Your favorite drink is currently... Water? I don't drink much else, except a glass of V8 Fusion every day and orange juice or hot chocolate every once in a while. {And occasionally sweet tea that has so much sugar it could rot your teeth.}
 
5) When you hear the word exuberant, what's the first word that comes to mind? Lydia and Kitty Bennet in Pride and Prejudice.
 
6) What made you smile last? My cat acting like a lunatic...flying through the house in a black blur, bouncing off the chairs, and spinning out in the floor. :)
 
7) What five songs would make a playlist to describe your week? I don't know any songs about babysitting, making paper airplanes with my little cousins, knitting, or watching Boy Meets World. Which is mostly what my week has consisted of so far. :) So don't read too much into this...I've not been riding trains or falling in love. But these are some songs that I've been listening to lately and a couple of them might vaguely describe this week.


 
 
 

8) What's at the top of your creative 'To-Do' list? Start sewing more of my own clothing and come up with some new ideas for the Etsy shop.
 
9) The last thing you crossed off the above list was... Spinning 94 yards (so far) of three-ply yarn. I'm excessively proud of it. :)
 
10) Quickly - the first movie quote from the top of your head, please! As you wish. {The Princess Bride}
 
11) The best thing about January is... The possibility of snow, the fact that it's a brand new year, and the fact that I get to wear scarves and boots and fingerless gloves.
 
12) The worst thing about January is... Inevitably failing at some of my resolutions. :)
 
13) What's your #1 resolution for 2013? To become a better person in lots of ways, especially where joy and contentment are concerned. And to enjoy life and realize that it is happening now...it doesn't start someday in the future.
 
14) And lastly, share a quote or verse that you've found especially inspiring lately. Not especially profound, but I like it a lot. :)



Until next time,

2 comments:

  1. Loved your post, Kristen! I enjoyed the songs you shared a lot... went and found the Civil Wars channel on Spotify now:)
    The quote is lovely... I'm glad you shared that, too. <3

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