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Wordless Wednesday

 

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Music Monday

Music Monday

Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

My choice for today is:

The Flame

Cheap Trick


Another night slowly closes in
And I feel so lonely
Touching heat freezing on my skin
I pretend you still hold me
I’m going crazy, I’m losing sleep
I’m in too far, I’m in way too deep over you
I can’t believe you’re gone
You were the first, you’ll be the last

Wherever you go, I’ll be with you
Whatever you want, I’ll give it to you
Whenever you need someone
To lay your heart and head upon
Remember, after the fire, after all the rain
I will be the flame
I will be the flame

Watching shadows move across the wall
I feel so frightened
I wanna run to you, I wanna call
But I’ve been hit by lightning
Just can’t stand up for fallin’ apart
Can’t see through this veil across my heart, over you
You’ll always be the one
You were the first, you’ll be the last

Wherever you go, I’ll be with you
Whatever you want, I’ll give it to you
Whenever you need someone
To lay your heart and head upon.
Remember, after the fire, after all the rain
I will be the flame
I will be the flame

I’m going crazy, I’m losing sleep
I’m in too far, I’m in way too deep over you
You’ll always be the one
You were the first, you’ll be the last

Wherever you go, I’ll be with you
Whatever you want, I’ll give it to you
Wherever you go, I’ll be with you

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I Quit…

Smoking!

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I haven’t smoked a cigarette for 5 days.

I smoked my last one Monday evening, before I went to bed.

It hasn’t been easy, but as I said in my plans for 2020, I am determined to succeed, and, so far, my will-power hasn’t let me down.

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Keeping busy has helped, so I started my spring cleaning early! My bathroom is spotless, as is my kitchen, including the oven, the fridge-freezer, the insides of the cupboards… etc.

I’ve also cut down on the amount of coffee I drink, because having a break and sitting down with a cuppa, is one of the times I really miss having that cigarette.

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I hope your plans for 2020 are going well. I’ve made a start on mine, fingers crossed I can keep it up.

I’ll keep you up to date, but now I’m off to spring clean my living room and ignore that part of me that wants a cigarette!

January Pics

I posted some pictures yesterday on Wordless Wednesday, which I took during the walk from my parents’ house to mine. I thought it might be good to see how these same views change over the year, as it’s a walk I do often.

So, along with the view of the garden (as seen from my window), I will be posting the same scenes at least every couple of months.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

 

Music Monday

Music Monday

Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song and/or video and share it on Monday.

My choice for today is:

Since I Lost You

Genesis


It seems in a moment, your whole world can shatter
Like morning dreams they just disappear
Like dust in your hand falling to the floor
Oh, how can life ever be the same

‘Cause my heart is broken in pieces
Yes my heart is broken in pieces
Since you’ve been gone

It’s all too easy to take so much for granted
Oh, but it’s so hard to find the words to say
Like a castle in the sand the water takes away
Oh, how can life ever be the same

‘Cause my heart is broken in pieces
Yes my heart is broken in pieces
Since I’ve lost you

Oh now you’ll never see
And you’ll never know
All the things I planned for you
Things for you and me, oh

I held your hand so tightly
That I couldn’t let it go
Now how can life ever be the same

‘Cause my heart is broken in pieces
Yes my heart is broken in pieces
Since I’ve lost you

‘Cause my heart is broken in pieces
Oh my heart is broken in pieces
Since you’ve been gone

Plans for 2020

I don’t make New Year Resolutions, as I nearly always fail. The only resolution I think I’ve ever kept was one I made around 5 years ago, which was to not make New Year Resolutions. lol

Even so, I do have plans for this year, both this blog and for my life.

Starting with Rainne’s Ramblings, I’m not going to be making massive changes, as mostly things seem to be working, although a little more interaction with you, would obviously be nice, so I need to work on that!

 

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I’m keeping Teaser Tuesday, along with Five on Friday, and Saturday Spotlight in the same format.

 

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Music Monday will hopefully be alternating with Monday Makes.

I say hopefully, as Monday Makes will feature things I’ve created, and part of my plans for myself this year is to get back to making things, as I love being creative. Whether that’s drawing, knitting, baking etc. or something entirely new, remains to be seen. With any luck it will be a good mix of anything and everything!

 

Wordless WednesdayWednesday words

Wordless Wednesday will alternate with Wednesday Words.

Wednesday Words will more than likely evolve as the year goes on. My thinking to start with is to feature some book covers with a particular word in the title, and also unusual, old fashioned, and odd words.

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The posts above will, at times, be replaced with other posts as I still want to remain flexible and be able to feature book releases, cover reveals and such.

Thursdays will continue to be a mix of posts, as will Sundays.

I would also like to get back to doing interviews. To that end, I will be sending out invitations, but would also like to hear from you, via the Contact Me tab at the top of this blog if you are interested.

I have added another tab to the top menu, for a DIY Interview. This page has a number of questions for you to choose from and a comment box for you to send the answers.

So those are my plans for Rainne’s Ramblings, fingers crossed it all works well.

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Whilst doing my Sunday Shelfies series, I realised my book reviews were all over the place and I decided that I want to get them all together and hopefully searchable by title and author, so that’s a project I’d like to have a go at this year.

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I also have plans for my life!

creativityAs I said I want to get back into being more creative, I did some knitting before Christmas and also made quite a few Christmas cards, which kept me busy. I have always enjoyed being creative, even when things don’t work out as expected, and often end up in the bin.

 
This is the year I’m going to take my health seriously.

No SmokingI want to stop smoking – This is something I’ve successfully done before, so I know I can do it. Determination and willpower – determination I have, willpower often lets me down!!

I also need to lose weight – I have lost weight before, unfortunately, I have put it back on. So I am going to be watching what I eat and the amount I eat, (proper meals & less snacking) plus exercising regularly.
My exercise will mostly be walking, which luckily, is something I like doing.
More of that determination and willpower needed here.

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As some of you know I have anxiety and depression. You can read briefly how this affects me in one of my early posts, here!

Since my husband’s death in 2018, followed in 2019 by the loss of my best friend, and then my sister, I have struggled even more with my anxiety and depression.

I have been waiting for some bereavement counselling for a few months, but as of yesterday, I have an appointment, although I’m not sure where it is, and I know I’m going to struggle just getting there, let alone talking to someone. But I know this is something I need to do.

I am still waiting for a decision from the benefits office as to whether they think I am fit to work. This has been playing on my mind since I had my assessment at the end of October last year. I am so scared that they are going to tell me to start looking for work. I’m not work-shy, but what sort of job’s are there where you don’t have to interact with other people?

 

I think that’s all I have to say for now. Maybe I will use my Sunday posts to keep you updated on my life. Not that I expect many people to be interested, but if something I write helps just one other person, then that’s fine by me.

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I would love to hear what plans you have for this year.