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I'm still trying to decide if I should start playing Sims again, even on a limited time basis. 

I am trying to play FarmVille right now and having a hard time keeping up with it so if I do play Sims I will have to make sure it is only when I am doing a multiple day crop on FarmVille.

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Since I cannot remember what I have read and what I have not read and am slowly picking my way through my friends page.  I am looking at the posts that look easier to read/reply to first (not stories) and then I will try and look at story posts, which might require re-reading chapters to remember what the story was about so it may be months before I comment on a story post.  I do enjoy reading them, it just takes me a long time to read them and catching back up after all this time will take a while.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas Eve, just a few minutes before midnight I was awake and trying to find something on YouTube I have been looking for since moving to California, and I finally found it.

By far and away my favorite albums has been the same since I was a small child, John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together. I am just old enough to have seen the Muppet Show when it originally aired, and my parents were avid users of the VCR so we still have some of those episodes on VHS and if we still had a VCR I would probably still be watching them. I remember watching the John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together on VHS (I was 2 when it originally aired) and it always made me happy. That night on YouTube I managed to find someone who had uploaded the whole show as a series to YouTube and I will be forever grateful to them for it.



My favorite song of the show is It's In Every One of Us, the song just makes me very calm and at peace with myself.



The other day Kevin came home with a CD of the album my parents still have as a record and I have been listening to it ever since, sometimes the whole album, sometimes the one song on repeat for hours, probably one of the best things Kevin has ever given me.

As I sit here listening to It's In Every One of Us I have to wonder if my ability to cope with pain and my general attitude about life has been influenced at least in part by the Muppets. I feel like this song speaks volumes about how I feel in general as does another iconic Muppets song, Just One Person.



I truly believe the messages in these songs and when I am having a bad day (so almost daily) I think to these songs and it helps to comfort me and prevent me from dwelling on that which I am currently unable to change. I don't know if they will help anyone else the way they help me but I wanted to share them with everyone else just in case.

Rest in Peace Jim Henson and thank you.