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Songs you’ll hear on my Pandora station…

I used to fairly regularly do posts on my blog that I’d call “Music and Nail Polish” where I would put my phone’s music player on shuffle and share whatever songs it happened to play accompanied by pictures of my most recent DIY manicure. I decided to go ahead and do another post similar to that, only I don’t have any recent manicure pictures to share and I’m going to share what sort of things you’ll hear on my Pandora station instead of from my music library. I currently do not have all of my different stations selected, but I do have it set to shuffle a few different stations. As a bonus, for this list I will include links to YouTube videos of some of my favorite songs on this list.

So here goes nothing. These are listed song first, followed by the artist.

  1. Phantom of the Opera Medley – Lindsay Stirling
  2. Poet – Bastille
  3. Love Don’t Die – The Fray
  4. Uprising – Muse
  5. Mad World – Jasmine Thompson
  6. Meant To Live- Switchfoot
  7. The Nights – Avicii
  8. Steady, As She Goes – The Raconteurs
  9. Clubbed To Death – Escala
  10. Until It Sleeps – Apocalyptica
  11. Try – Colbie Caillat
  12. Take Flight – Lindsay Stirling
  13. Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
  14. Path – Apocalyptica
  15. Flashlight – Jessie J
  16. Royals – Lorde
  17. Blow Me Away (Remix Feat. Valora) – Breaking Benjamin
  18. The Imperial March (Live in Miskolc) – Epica
  19. Requiem (The Fifth)  – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  20. Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys
  21. Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey
  22. Hey There Delilah – Jasmine Thompson
  23. Re-Education (Through Labor) – Rise Against
  24. Say Something (The X Factor USA Performance) – Alex & Sierra
  25. Worlds Collide – Apocalyptica
  26. Pompeii – Bastille
  27. Let Her Go – Jasmine Thompson
  28. Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Extended Remix) – Deadmau5
  29. Sing For Absolution – Muse
  30. Get Home – Bastille
  31. Miami Showdown – Digitalism
  32. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  33. All The Little Lights – Passenger
  34. Skulls – Bastille
  35. The Drift – Blackmill
  36. Too Close – Alex Clare
  37. Fatal Error – Apocalyptica
  38. Hollow – Breaking Benjamin
  39. Uncover – Zara Larsson
  40. The Cave – Mumford & Sons
  41. Glory And Gore – Lorde
  42. Elba – E.S. Posthumus
  43. Ever I Love You – Tim Janis
  44. Overburdened – Disturbed
  45. Rather Be – Jasmine Thompson
  46. Haunt (Demo) – Bastille
  47. A Thousand Years – The Piano Guys
  48. Breath – Breaking Benjamin
  49. Mr G – Deadmau5
  50. From Where You Are – Lifehouse
  51. Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood
  52. Near To You – A Fine Frenzy
  53. Beyond The Veil – Lindsey Stirling
  54. Hear Me – Imagine Dragons
  55. Once Upon A Dream – Lana Del Rey
  56. Beyond Time – Apocalyptica
  57. Timestretch – Bassnectar
  58. Give Me A Sign – Breaking Benjamin
  59. Young And Beautiful (DH Orchestral Version) – Lana Del Rey
  60. Jesu – Jim Brickman
  61. Not Exactly – Deadmau5
  62. Unnatural Selection – Muse
  63. Young Blood – The Naked And Famous
  64. Believe (Alt Version) – The Bravery
  65. American – Lana Del Rey
Posted in Blogging, Cat Mom, Food, Random

My many header images…

I currently have my blog set up to randomize all of my header images, and since I have a lot of different header images I thought I’d go ahead and share them all here. The only photo out of all of these that I did not take myself is the picture of the frog using a leaf as an umbrella. That one I found somewhere on the internet a while ago.

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It’s the little victories in life…

I have been searching for a way to enable “likes” for comments on my blog on and off for a couple days now.

And I am proud to announce that thanks to some assistance from my wonderful husband, unremarkable man, who was also trying to enable it on his blog, I now have “likes” enabled for the comments on my blog!

I am extremely happy about this, because I was afraid that I would have to switch themes in order to gain that feature. I like my theme.

Like the title of this post says, it’s the little victories in life… 😀

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I could actually write a blog post, but…

There are a lot of things that I need to write about, and I could take this opportunity to do just that… but instead I’m going to share some memes that I recently created.

My husband and I have been going through all our stuff and sorting out the stuff we’re keeping, the stuff we’re donating, and the stuff we’re trashing. One of the places we went through was our file cabinet, and one of the files in that file cabinet was one labeled “random”. We hadn’t touched this file in years and it was filled to bursting. It was actually kind of scary to see the things that we decided needed to be kept for, what we can only assume was, a good reason at the time. We actually ended up emptying out that entire file, but one of the things that I haven’t recycled just yet is a list of funny little sayings that I hand copied out of some book well over a decade ago. These are what became of some of those sayings.

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My Blog is trying out a new look…

I freshened up my blog a bit. I’ve changed some in the time that I’ve been away from my blog and it felt like my blog needed to change some as well. Same theme as before for now, but I’m trying out some new fonts, a new background image and a randomizing header image of some of my favorite photo’s (most of them taken myself).

What do y’all think?

Posted in Abusive Relationships, Blogging, Mental Health, Relationships

Oh… Hey, would you look at that, I’ve still got a blog…

It’s been quite a while since I last posted anything in this blog. I wasn’t sure if I would ever come back to it and I may never have come back at all if it weren’t for the fact that I made friends through this site that I have had contact with via other forms of social media during my absence.

I’m not sure exactly what caused me to walk away from my blog in the first place. But the longer I was away, the harder it seemed to come back.

And then recently I started reading Rara’s blog posts on both her sites about coming back to blogging after being imprisoned for 438 days. After all she suffered, and all she lost, she is finding her way back.

So, if she can do it, so can I.

I had just barely started to actively follow Rara when she was no longer able to continue blogging for a while, but her’s was one of the blogs that I went and binge read back through the archives. I was anxiously awaiting the day that my friends on social media announced that she was free again at last. And it hit me like a ton of bricks when I instead read the words that her husband had died while she was still in prison. So much unfairness that it just can’t be comprehended.

But she’s back to blogging, and I want to try to come back too.

But if I am going to come back, there will have to be a few ground rules. I realize that the most popular and searched posts on my blog are the ones about me cutting off ties with my sister. They were the most commented on by people who were going through similar situations themselves before I closed comments. I do not regret writing those posts, and I hope that people will take comfort that there are others’ who are going through things like what they are going through, but I can not give people advice on how to handle their situations anymore. I am not qualified to give advice and constantly talking about my sister, or randomly being reminded of her via people bringing up those posts and asking for my advice is not healthy for me at this time. So, unless I bring it up myself, those posts are off limits for discussion. I am trying to move on with my life, and I can’t do that while looking backward.

Another ground rule, be patient with me and please don’t be upset if I am not able to keep up with your blogs. There’s a lot going on in my life that has me feeling very overwhelmed, and I just can’t add staying completely up to date with all the blogs I follow to that list.

And related to that last one, please don’t be offended if I take a long time to respond to/approve any comments you may make, or if I never respond at all. I’m sometimes very bad about social interaction.