Friday, March 21, 2014

Today I Am {4}

As much as I can on Secret of the Hazel Tree. That's one reason why I've been so scarce these last few weeks on the internet. I unofficially attempting a personal NaNo this month and while I have no idea if I'll hit 50K (the story may end before I do), I'm very glad with the progress I've made so far. This morning I hit 144,000 words, and I'm nearing the end! So exciting! I'm hoping to wrap everything up in another 20K... and then it's on to the dreaded task of editing. 

Other than Little Dorrit, not very much. I haven't made much time for pleasure reading since I've been so busy, but LD is almost finished (wow, Dickens is a fantastic author!!), and I'm anticipating getting into the all-famous Fly Away Home. *grins*

Right now I'm listening to the HTTYD soundtrack as I'm writing this... ah, nope. It just switched to Balto, and earlier I heard the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Nim's Island, Thumbelina, Captain America, Frozen, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I've been playing the genres of musical and soundtrack almost nonstop on shuffle mode all month, and it's been wonderful. I may or may not have overplayed the particular albums of Cinderella (2013 Broadway) and Fiddler on the Roof (1971 film) at least once a day. *cough* But how can I help it? They are both incredibly gorgeous!

Fiddler on the Roof! I saw this old musical for the first time this week, and loved it immediately! Honestly, I knew hardly anything about FotR before this week, and until I watched it, I would have said "ehhh" to anyone attempting to get me to acknowledge it. Now, I'm in the midst of memorizing all the songs, and it's quickly climbing to my top five favorite musicals. For anyone who doesn't know it, YOU MUST KNOW IT! You won't regret it! And for those who loved it before I did, WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME ABOUT IT BEFORE??

HTML. Imagine that. Me.... learning HyperText Markup Language. Kiri is becoming technical, readers!! So, watch out! And I'm so proud of myself for remembering that name... HyperText Markup Language. *winks* In the last couple of weeks, I've learned how to do things with text and code (whichever the correct terminology is) from paragraph breaks to drop down menus. It's actually a lot of fun, if I can dare to say that. I feel like I'm learning a foreign language... which technically, it is pretty much that. My dad is a web designer, and I'm happily in his employ. And that's another reason why I'm invisible right now... I have been swamped with work and that's taken away from any free time I'd fritter away on the internet. My apologies, folks. I know you'll survive without me. *grins*

Hungry. Is it lunchtime yet? Snacktime is incredibly boring when you're soy-free. I wouldn't recommend you try it.

A dee-lightful visit from our CBCs (save for the eldest in college) next week! They're coming up for our maple sugaring season, and we are all insanely excited about it. Yes, we're excited to sugar, too, but cousins around always make it more fun. Time for Pumpernickel Pancakes! *happy and clumsy attempt at a pirouette*

MUSICALS! Fiddler on the Roof and Cinderella are the two big ones in our house lately, as my sister Jessa and I have been on the biggest musical kick in history. Well, maybe not history, but we're loving musicals right now. All those good ones, in addition to FotR and Cinderella, like Singin' in the Rain, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, The Secret Garden, Beauty and the Beast, The Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and so many others! I don't endorse certain songs/themes/language in some of these, so please use your own discretion when listening to them. But may I just say -- if you don't know them, you're missing out!

Okey dokey, now it's back to work! I have to fix text formats on a half a dozen web pages this afternoon, so I'd better get cracking!

Oh, yes... and thank you for putting up with Ken the other day. I have no idea how he got access to the internet to put up a blog post, but he managed it somehow. Ken's really a.... mischievous kid. I haven't the foggiest what I'm to do with him. *sigh*

God bless!


  1. AHHH! FIDDLER ON THE ROOF! One of the BEST musicals ever!!! And I did write a blog post on it you can't blame me for not trying to tell you about it, heehee :)

  2. Kiri! Good to see you back on Blogger- even if it's just a quick check-in.

    *makes mental note to chatter about musicals in the next email I send* :D

  3. I love reading these kinds of posts:D I'm considering doing some myself…;)

  4. I haven't seen Fiddler on the Roof, but My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, and Singing in the Rain are all really good! :)