Disturbed: Sounds of Silence

I really love the original by Simon & Garfunkle, but this version (by Disturbed) is really good also. I’ve always liked that heavy metal band.


The Sounds of Silence
Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

“Fools”, said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence

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Brother ScanNCut – Teaching my Daughter

This past weekend I showed my daughter how to use my Brother ScanNCut. I haven’t used it in months and even contemplated selling it at one time, but I won’t. I figured I’d get around to using it again. Well… my daughter is now using it and loves it.

New Years Eve 2015

Happy New Years Eve

I have so much to be thankful for this year. Tonight, my daughter and I plan to stay up late and ring in the New Year together. The BF is home with the strep throat. Tomorrow, my daughter and I will be doing some sewing. She’s excited to work on an outfit. We’re keeping it simple. I’ll be sure to post some pictures of her finished garment here on Celebrate Life.

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!

So much cooking… and knitting

The past few weeks have gone by oh so quickly. If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you’ve seen me posting there; however, using an actual laptop or desktop (for personal use) has been non-existent. I’ve already mentioned that I rarely create blog posts on my iPad. This past Sunday, I attended a baby shower and knitted an infant hat, matching booties and another infant hat. I also made two trays of food (one chicken and a spicy rice dish) that were quite popular. I made enough to feed thirty people. I’m hoping that I have time to write actual posts within the next few days; however, I’m fairly sure that will not happen until the Christmas holiday.

December 1: Time flies… when you’re busy!

Wow, has it been super busy for me. I blink… and it’s December. I still have so much to do before my daughter is out of school for the Christmas holidays. We have treat bags to make and I have a few items to knit and sew and also some soap that needs to be made. Sighs… I cannot complain. I do make time to smell the roses, regardless of how busy I am.

Man smoking pipe

This is the first time I’ve been on a computer in almost a week and it shows, since it’s the only time I write my blog posts. While I have written blog posts on my iPad, I really don’t like it that much and so I still do the bulk of my posting on an actual computer.

Handcrafted card

Handcrafted card

A few weeks ago, I made this card for my cousin. Like me, she’s a Christian and so I added some Christian sentiments to her card. I’ve used this stamp once before and I thought it would be nice to use it again for her. I also made a matching envelope and included a few home made lip balms in her note. My goodness it took me a while to mail that out, but I finally did.

Happy Thanksgiving!


I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving. While I was hoping my brother, sister in law and nephew would be joining us this year. They will still be in Florida. The good news is, they might be moving much closer as in three hours away! I’m praying, if it’s the Lords will, that will happen. My BF is joining my family (parents, daughter and me) for Thanksgiving. This will be our first Thanksgiving together.

Gete-Okosomin: Cool Old Squash

I thought this was fascinating. This squash was rediscovered a few years ago. The seeds were found in a clay jar. The seeds was dated to be around 800 years old.

In other news…

It’s been so busy around these parts. I’m happy to say that the BFs scarf is almost finished. Guess what? He’s joining my parents, my daughter and me for Thanksgiving tomorrow! I cannot wait to see him. It seems like it’s been forever; however, I saw him last Saturday.