It's been a looong time....

...since I've posted here, and I apologize for that. First it was because I had so much going on with planning the wedding, then the actual day was upon me, and then we had our honeymoon and the "settling-in" phase afterwards. I've thought about posting several times but just haven't been able to work up the motivation. Actually, I haven't had much motivation to do ANYTHING creative over the last few months and I don't know why. I can't tell you the last time I've written any fic, and I know it's been about a year since I scrapbooked anything.

But I want to change that and get back in the saddle, so to speak. So I'm just posting a small entry here...baby steps, I guess. :)

Writer's Block: Marital license

Do you think a marriage license should have a renewal or expiration date, just like a driver's license?

I think the person that wrote this question misphrased it - are we talking about an actual marriage having a renewal or expiration date? Because marriage licenses DO expire - you have to get married within 60 days of receiving it (at least in Ohio) or you have to get a new one.

Writer's Block: You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch!

Are there any classic holiday movies or TV shows that you look forward to watching year after year? What are your all-time favorites? Are there any you simply can't stand?


The two holiday movies that are a must for me are "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" and "A Christmas Story." Watching those two movies has become a holiday tradition with my family. My least favorite holiday movie is "It's A Wonderful Life." I just think it's cheesy and really overrated; unfortunately, it also happens to be my husband's favorite holiday movie.

Writer's Block: Memo to Myself

If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to your younger self?

I would tell my younger self not to get sucked into credit cards. Take out one card, charge something on it and pay it off right away to build credit. I'd also tell my future self to save, save, save. If I'd saved the majority of the money I made back in my late teens and through my 20's, I wouldn't be in the credit mess I'm in now and I could afford not only to buy a house but to help my family.

Music meme

1. One of the earliest songs you can remember listening to:
The Monkees - Daydream Believer

2. Song from the artist you last saw live:
New Kids on the Block - 2 in the Morning

3. Song you currently can't get out of your head:
Miley Cyrus - The Climb

4. Song by someone who is dead:
Michael Jackson - Blood Is On The Dance Floor

5. Song you discovered from a film:
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (from Wayne's World, of course)

6. Song you love to sing along to:
Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

7. Song you totally misunderstood the first time you heard it:
Britney Spears - If U Seek Amy. Yeah, it took me a couple of listens to get it.

8. Love song:
From This Moment On - Shania Twain

9. Song that makes you nostalgic:
Bon Jovi - Never Say Goodbye. It always makes me think of my senior year in high school.

10. Song that makes you cry:
Chris Tomlin - Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone). "Amazing Grace" was my grandmother's favorite hymn, and every time I hear this song I think of her and it makes me cry.

11. Song that makes you laugh:
Rick Dees - Disco Duck

12. Song that makes you want to dance:
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ

13. Song with food in the title:
The Beatles - A Taste of Honey

14. Song that creeps you out:
Elvis & Lisa Marie Presley - Don't Cry Daddy. I love the song, but listening to the words and hearing them sing together gives me the chills. I guess you could say it creeps me out in a good way.

15. Really good cover song:
Michael Jackson - Come Together


16. Song about dreaming or waking up:
The Beatles - A Day in the Life

17. Song you only like because of the title:
Chumbawumba - Tubthumping

18. Song you like from an artist that you otherwise don't like:
Eminem - Lose Yourself

19. Song you hate:
The Archies - Sugar, Sugar

20. Wild card:
Daughtry - No Surprise