I have a new music myspace page! www.myspace.com/kristinschweainmusic
I'll eventually be switching permanently to it, so please send me a friend request!!
Current mood:embarrassedI never cease to amaze myself with the foolish things that I'm capable of. I had intended on writing my latest blog to inform everyone about the progress of my solo project, website, etc. I will address that later, but I think I just need to vent a little on the stupidity I'm capable of! Don't think I'm too harsh by choosing the word stupidity. My computer dictionary defines stupidity as lacking intelligence or common sense. Now, I'm not willing to claim a lack of intelligence(I gotta at least give myself SOME credit), but I think in these cited instances, I can definitely appy "lack of common sense" and even "dazed, unable to think clearly." Yeah, those definitely apply. (notice I'm spelling definitely right these days? *see previous blog on my spelling challenges*)
Now, they do say that when you're pregnant you may have this tendancy. I'm not gonna blame it on that though. I'm okay with my flaws. So, here are the two most recent flubs. This past weekend on The Revolve Tour in Dallas Alisa and I were in line in catering for breakfast. She's been bringing this wonderful bread called Ezekiel Bread and has been so kind as to share it with me. While waiting to use the toaster, she discovered that it didn't seem to be working. I said, "Well, maybe it's just not plugged in." Then this sudden urge to ask someone who worked in catering if they might suggest a solution(or at least plug the chord in that we couldn't get to behind the food table) came over me. I'm not always an incredibly assertive person, so why in heavens name did I suddenly become miss "Save the day or at least the toaster so we can have toast?" Now, it's not that I chose to take charge of the situation, it's WHO I chose, or shall I say the innocent passer byer that I chose in hopes he would enlighten us. Yes, in my haste, I randomly select the first person I see out of the corner of my eye. Why my brain translated "a man wearing black walking past us toward the drink cooler" into "man in black he must be with catering", I'll never in this lifetime know. As if I had no control over myself, I immediately grabbed him and said, "Excuse me, but the toaster doesn't seem to be working." Bear in mind though that literally as these words are coming out of my mouth I then see in clear view that he has a special Revolve pass, which means that he is indeed NOT with catering, but with the tour. In other words, why the heck should he know why the toaster isn't working?! Before I could finish, he said, "Uh uh I don't know, I'm with the camera crew, " and before he could finish that I was stumbling all over him saying, "I'm so sorry, I just thought, I mean I saw you're wearing a black shirt, and thought... oh I'm so sorry." Then I turn to Alisa who has this baffled yet humorous grin on her face(and who has conveniently backed away from me realizing the idiot I was making of myself) and she says, "I had no idea why you were asking him, I knew he was with Revolve I saw his pass." Sheepish and humiliated I retaliated to our table and finished the rest of my foot, no room for Ezekiel Bread. NOTE TO SELF: Not all catering personnel wear black. Not all people wearing black are catering personnel.
The other one just happened tonight. Recently I've filled out some forms that require my to give my age. I just realized that I've been putting 27 on all of them! Uh, yeah, you were 27 over a year ago. NEWS FLASH TO SELF: "You've been 28 all year!" Have I still been on 27 this whole time, or did I at some point this year realize that I'm 28 now. I have NO idea... Sad thing is, I'm about to turn 29, so I guess it's like a skipped a whole year! AH! No, I'm too close to 30 for that!
There you have it. Pregnancy brain or not, the synapses in my brain seem to be misfiring lately.
I am currently working on a myspace music page, and will be switching to it soon, so you'll all be getting a new friend request from me at some point. I won't have music up right away, but hopefully sooner than later.
Current mood:optimisticI have many things to blog about these days, particularly since I haven't blogged in such a long time. There is much to catch you up on as it applies to the goings on in my life. Some of you already know all of or much of this. Nonentheless this blog is dedicated to you particularly friends and family members(those that haven't heard from me in a while especially!), those of you who follow Zoegirl, and my newly aquired myspace "friends". By the way, thank you for including me in your existence.
First: My life will now truly, officially, and forevermore NEVER be the same! Ryan and I are expecting our first baby in early Feb! We found out on our four year anniversary, which made it even more memorable. I am now officially in my second trimester(15wks) and Godwilling "out of the woods". SO, it's time to start spilling about it, although as time is telling it is becoming more evident as my waist is no longer visible and a "bump" is taking over! It's really been an incredible experience so far. It is nothing short of amazing to know that there is a life growing inside of me, a life and soul that God is knitting together. The reality of being the parent is still a little scary for me, but I know that confidence will come in time. I still have many months to go, and am reading all I can and trusting that instinct will guide me. Plus I have no doubt that Ryan will be an incredible dad.
Second: Most of you know that for the past seven years I have been really blessed to be a part of the group Zoegirl with Alisa Childers and Chrissy Conway. It's hard to really verbalize the incredible jouney and experience it's been, and how my life has been so incredibly enhanced by the people I've met and the stories I've heard along the way. Not to mention the bond and friendship I have from sharing in the experience with them. I have grown not only as a person, but also as a songwriter. Alisa, Chrissy, and I have decided that it's time for a new chapter to begin in our lives and time to lay Zoegirl down. We've all felt led into different areas with music and family, and feel like it's time to pursue those things individually apart from the group. It's sad to say "goodbye" to the wonderful gift and opportunity that God gave me by leading me to Zoegirl. It's what I have devoted a huge part myself to for many years. But, the excitement and contentment I feel about where I think God is leading me now, this next chapter is more than I can contain most days. Obviously I will soon have my hands full with becoming a mom, but I am continually working on music that's been formulating in me now for several years. Right now, I'm writing and working on defining my "voice" through these songs... messages, melodies, music. I honestly have no idea what my next step is in regards to "getting it out there," ie. medium to record the music, record label, management, booking. Right now it's just me and my piano, my favorite place to be actually. However, I know there is a reason for these songs and as He always has, I know God will help me fine my place, my niche, and my "home" for it.
Once I have music recorded I will have it up at myspace.com/kristinschweainmusic That may take some time, so until then this is still the place to keep up with me. I am also in the middle of setting up www.kristinschweain.com That will be coming soon.
Thanks for taking time to let me catch you up.
Your thoughts, prayers, and support are immeasurable to me.
Current mood:determinedI've realized that my life is one big long neverending list. I guess I can either take it on with all the gusto and best intention that I have, or I can continue to shrink in the face of it's ever-looming and always smothering perpetual intimidation of mammoth proportions. Okay, I MAY be SLIGHTLY exaggerating for the sake of emphasis. I have however decided today to embrace it and take it on. So, here I am back home officially. Perfect time to get going. It looks like I will actually be here for more than a week straight. That's almost a record these days. So, does that mean I may actually get something done for once? Maybe in our new house?! I guess so if I seize the day. Here are some goals, things I feel are momentarily accomplishable...in no particular order. Don't be fooled by it's seemingly easiness. The mammoth list might have to wait, but it's still glaring at me...one thing at a time...
1. Sort through all the piles that have accumulated in the last three months that I've been on the road. Ugh, why wasn't I given the gift of organization... I managed to get procrastination instead!
2. Finish painting my kitchen cabinets.
3. Get my home studio working... oh wait, it wasn't working right in Nashville either...well, a girl can dream.
4. Catch up on 24...Ryan and I are working our way through season 4, and we're almost done. We will suceed and watch at least one episode of season 5 in real time! I'm tired of being the person who has to demand people stop talking about it in conversation so that it doesn't ruin it for me. I mean really, how selfish of me!
5. Start my running routine again. This ones gonna take some effort, I'm not gonna lie.
6. Finish my devos for the mission trip!!(Becca and Caleb this ones for you!!)
7. Work on my myspace. I've been slacking with it.
8. Catch up on emails, and let my friends know I'm still alive.
Well, I could go on and on, but as I type this it's starting to stress me out. So, I'll just leave it at that!