Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

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Another great birthday gift!

Yet another of my wonderful friends dedicated me a birthday present. Here's the lovely card that chibi-anna-chan made for me!

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Ah, I love it ^-^ Owls are my favorite animal, if that wasn't already a given. I think I need to draw one one of these days.

By the way, my birthday was fantastic this year. My husband's birthday is on the same day, which is always fun. We went back "home" to stay with my Dad for the weekend, and we went to see Tangled, which was so good! I definitely recommend that one. We also had a party with my family, and a party with my husband's family the weekend before. We've been doing a lot of travleing now that everyone lives in different places ^^; I really miss it when we all lived within 10 minutes of each other. Anyway, among my gifts were The Legend of Zelda:Spirit Tracks and a new camera, so I've been having lots of fun with those.

Another thing I haven't mentioned is all the snow we have at the moment. Last week a terrible snowstorm hit us, leaving at least three feet of the white stuff on the ground. It took me two hours to dig out my car! Oh, I have to post the picture now:

There you have it.

Thank you readers for stopping by! And thank you again chibi-anna-chan for the wonderful card! ^-^

Birthday gift

I got a fantastic surprise yesterday from my dear friend, blackwings. We've known each other since way back in the MyOtaku days. Here it is!

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Isn't it beautiful? I just love it ^_^ This is Aerin, a character I made up a long time ago. This was my 2004 picture of her.

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Rather embarrassing, but we all have to start somewhere, right? ^_^; I have drawn her in more recent days. These sketches were from sometime in the last year -

She's changed a bit over the years, including her outfit, though after seeing blackwing's version I think I'm going to change it back to something closer to the original. It looks better that way!

Thank you again, blackwings! It was a wonderful birthday surprise!

Long time...

Hello, friends! After a long spell of no updates I figured I should say something for a change ^^ There’s a lot to talk about! My husband and I moved into an apartment about a month and a half ago so we could be closer to his job, and we’ve had a fun time settling in here and exploring the area. We kinda live right in the middle of a shopping center, so there are lots of places to go, but it gets pretty crowded on weekends. It’s also been a little tough suddenly being over an hour away from family, but we’re close enough to visit fairly often anyway. And while I love the apartment complex, the “no pets” rule is a serious downside. My Dad is taking care of my bird for me, but I would love to have him here and get a cat or two. Someday, someday.

Oh yes, and I’m an aunt! I forgot I hadn’t said anything about that yet either! My little nephew Landon was born about 5 months ago now. He is such a cutie! But you don’t have to take my word for it -

I feel really bad for not posting any artwork in such a long time! Especially since I now have a tablet and Photoshop CS5 at my disposal ^_^ I’m pretty much devoting all of my drawing time to an illustration project right now for a guy who’s in the process of writing a book. No way to tell yet if it will get published or not, but I sure hope so! Anyway, since the pictures are for his book, I wouldn’t feel right posting them online, so they must be kept hidden for now. One of these days I’ll have to find some time to draw some good ol’ anime fanart ^_^

Guess I’ll keep this shorter rather than longer. Thanks so much for stopping by! I will try to post more artwork soon!

~TheLostSindar

I'm Afraid of 17 Out of 72 Common Fears

[ ] the dark
[ ] staying single forever
[x] being a parent
[x] giving birth
[x] being myself in front of others
[ ] open spaces
[ ] closed spaces
[x] heights
[ ] dogs
[ ] birds
[ ] fish
[ ] spiders
[ ] flowers or other plants
[ ] being touched
[ ] fire
[ ] deep water
[ ] snakes
[ ] silk
[ ] the ocean
[x] failure
[ ] success
[ ] thunder/lightning
[ ] frogs/toads
[ ] my boyfriend's/girlfriend's dad
[ ] my boyfriend's/girlfriend's mom
[ ] rats
[x] jumping from high places
[ ] snow
[ ] rain
[ ] wind
[x] crossing hanging bridges
[ ] death
[ ] heaven
[x] being robbed
[ ] falling
[x] clowns
[ ] dolls
[x] large crowds of people
[ ] men
[ ] women
[x] having great responsibilities
[ ] doctors, including dentists
[ ] tornadoes
[ ] hurricanes
[x] incurable diseases
[ ] sharks
[ ] Friday the 13th
[ ] ghosts
[ ] poverty
[ ] Halloween
[ ] school
[ ] trains
[ ] odd numbers
[ ] even numbers
[ ] being alone
[x] becoming blind
[x] becoming deaf
[ ] growing up
[x] creepy noises in the night
[x] bee stings
[ ] not accomplishing my dreams/goals
[ ] needles
[ ] blood
[ ] dinosaurs
[ ] the welcome mat
[ ] high speed
[x] throwing up
[ ] falling in love
[ ] super secrets

If you wish to post this in your journal, it's been requested that you title it "I'm Afraid of _ Out of 72 Common Fears".

If you get more than 30, I strongly recommend some counseling
If you get more than 20, you’re paranoid.
If you get 10-20, you are normal.
If you get 10 or less, you’re fearless.
People who don’t have any are liars.

Looks like I'm normal (but just barely )

I've been tagged! O_o

Thanks for the tag, jenuchiha! This was fun ^_^

RULES
-You must fill out EVERY question! No skipping!
-Tag five people afterwards.
-Leave a message on their page telling them they're tagged.
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ARE YOU?
1. Perfect?: No
2. Tall?: Yeah, fairly – 5’7 ½”
3. In your pajamas?: Nope
4. Left handed?: No
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LAST:
1. Friend you saw: Does my husband count? He’s my friend ^_^
2. Talked to on the phone: Uh…someone from the doctor’s office.
3. Person to text you: Wow...I guess my friend Justin, like 3 years ago. I don’t do much texting ^^;
4. Was today better than yesterday?: About the same, I suppose.
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FAVORITES:
1. Number: 8
2. Color(s): Midnight Blue
3. Fruit: Strawberries
4. Place: Home
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EIGHT EMOTIONS:
1. Are you missing someone right now? Yes, my Mom.
2. Are you happy? Yep
3. Are you sad? Nope
4. Are you bored? Not really
6. Are you nervous? No
8. Are you tired? Yeah, I had to get up rather early today -.-
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CURRENTLY:
1. Eating? Nothing
2. Drinking? Nothing
3. I'm about to: Watch a movie I think
4. Listening to? Nothing. How boring! *goes to find a good song to play*
5. Plans for today? It’s pretty much over at this point.
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HAVE YOU EVER:
1. Drank bubbles? Not that I remember
2. Lost glasses/contacts? Hm…I’ve lost contact lenses at home before, but I always had spares.
3. Ran away from home? Nope
4. Broken someone's heart? I don’t think so…
5. Been arrested? No sir
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DO YOU BELIEVE IN:
1. Miracles? Yes!
2. Yourself? Hm...I'm not sure.
3. Heaven? Yep
4. Santa Claus? No
4. Love? Yes
5. Do you like someone? Yes. I’m married to him XD
6. Do you believe in God? Yes!!
7. Answered the truth on all questions? I sure did.
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Q: What was the first thing you did this morning when you got up?
A: Took a shower.

Q: Do you have anything bothering you?
A: How impossible it is to find a job in the economy *shudders*

Q: What's the last movie you saw?
A: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. Lol, it’s this really old movie that my Dad felt like watching this afternoon.

Q: Where is the last place you went?
A: Friendly’s!

Q: Do you smile a lot?
A: Yep.

Q: Do you wish upon stars?
A: No, but I’m pretty sure I did when I was little.

Q: Are you a friendly person?
A: Yes, though I’m pretty shy so I usually need someone else to start a conversation ^//^

Q: Where did you sleep last night?
A: In my bed.

Q: When was the last time you cried?
A: A couple weeks ago I think.

Q: What was your last thought before going to sleep last night?
A: Something about a story I’m writing.

Q: Rate life as of right now one being bad ten being great?
A: 7? 8?

Q: What do you hear right now?
A: The music I decided to play! At the moment, Lily’s Eyes from The Secret Garden.

Q: Does anything hurt right now?
A: My leg a little. I hadn’t noticed till you asked >.<

Q: What's your favorite month?
A: October?

Q: What did you do last night?
A: Nothing much. Watched TV.

That's it! I'm not going to officially tag anyone, but you can consider yourself tagged if you read it Feel free to fill it out for yourself!