Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I Will Never...

I will never EVER go Christmas shopping 4 days before Christmas EVER again! o.O OK, that's not true...I do that every year. hehe but I won't do it by myself anymore...boooooring!!! However, I managed to get all my Christmas shopping done! Woot! I just have to buy my dad's birthday present (his b-day's Christmas Eve). Am I the only one who thinks dad's are insanely difficult to shop for? It's impossible! I mean, there's only so many years you buy him shirts/ties before it just gets redundant, right?

I will never again burn myself at work...another one that's not true. I burnt my hand really badly on one of the grills yesterday now it's all ugly and nasty. And painful! My gosh!

I will never stay out past 1am when I have to work the next morning...OK this one...I'm not sure about...I'll probably end up being stupid like that again. Last night was the last Bible study for 2 weeks because our leader (Jason) is going to L.A. for 2 weeks. So...I decided to stay out and hang out with everyone. I usually leave early because I have school the next morning. Anyhoo, we went to Waffle House. I'm not gonna lie. This place is dodgy. It's one tiny room divided up into smoking and non-smoking (ha. right). I sat at a booth with two smokers. Several of my friends smoke. I love them all dearly, but I just can't handle the smoke. I got such a bad headache. I couldn't eat because the smoke made me sick to my stomach. I doubt I'll go back. Other than that it was pretty fun. It was good being able to hang out with these people since I won't see them 'til after New Year's.

La dee da--that's all I can think of right now. I feel like I'm forgetting something I wanted to say...darnit oh well...I'm off to wrap Christmas presents!

peace and love! xo

Monday, December 20, 2010


OK so I just figured out how to change my blog layout. I mean the high-tech advanced stuff like color changes and background images...AWESOME! Unfortunately, I am just about the most indecisive person on the planet so it took over an hour. And I still don't know if I'm happy with it. We'll see how it goes.

Since traveling is one of my biggest passions, I felt that my blog should reflect that. Thus, the picture of the gorgeous Irish cliffs. *sigh* is there anything more beautiful? That's very high on my list of "Places I *will* go before I die". The first thing I do when I turn the TV on is check to see if there's any travel shows on. Rick Steve's is my best friend. I asked for a passport for Christmas. And, best of all....*drumroll*...I'm actually going to get to travel! Next summer (about a week after graduation)  I'm going to be spending 12 days in France and Italy! I am so stoked! My French teacher planned the trip knowing that those were the two top places on my list (well, France and Ireland are at the top...but beggars can't be choosers ;)).

Anyhoo...this is a really random post. It's almost midnight, and I'm so tired. But I'm trying to stay awake 'til at least midnight so I'll sleep past 7am. It's been such a long week. Every year my church puts on "A Christmas Carol" at a local high school. This was the second year I helped backstage. It's so much fun, but everyone is super stressed out the whole week. We had a really good turnout considering we had to cancel the first performance because of ice. I heard there was about 1200 people who saw it.

i really don't have anything else to say. So I'll leave you with some pictures from this week. ciao! xo
p.s. if anyone out there is actually reading this--feel free to creep on me even more and follow me on twitter. xx

trying to get a pic for the Christmas card

me, Emily, and Bekah (beaker)

it was a veeery long day ;)

Sunday, December 12, 2010


I know I promised another post this week, but I had a good excuse... I've been sick :( It started Thursday with just a scratchy throat, but Friday morning I woke up and couldn't open my eyes, I was coughing, and had a bad sore throat. yep. Definitely sick. Pink Eye, to be exact. Ok, well I don't know for sure, 'cause I didn't go to the doctor, but only one eye was "pink" and super swollen. It was pretty bad.

So, I was in bed all weekend. Went nowhere. Did nothing (except watch movies). Ate nothing. And slept maybe a total of 6 hours the whole weekend. Mis-er-a-ble! The worst part about being sick is missing out on everything.  I had to miss the thing Friday night with my youth group, and my choir concert yesterday morning, and church. I really don't like missing church. Oh well...
So this morning I woke up feeling MUCH better. I can actually open my eyes now. And I slept all the way through the night (first time in a LONG time! Not just from being sick. I've been dealing with insomnia for a while, too). But do you know what the best part is? I woke up this morning, looked out the window, and saw SNOW!!!!! Yep! first snow of the season!! :D It looks like there's about 3" or so, and it's still coming. Awesome. I love snow. Hopefully the roads will all be clear and everything by tomorrow. My family couldn't get out this morning to go to Church.

Ok, I think that's about it for now. I have a bunch of homework to get done today. And a paper to write on the effects and benefits of Spiritual health. shouldn't be too difficult. I'm actually kind of looking forward to it. :)

Peace and Love! Have a great Sunday :)

 I tried uploading pictures of the snow, but blogger is being lazy today, understandably...;)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Where's Waldo?

Waldo's easier to find than I have been this past month. How is it that when you're little, time can't go by any slower, but now it seems like school just started, yet Christmas is in 21 days?!

I do have some excuse for my absence. A few weeks ago, I accidentally dropped my laptop, and spilled water on it. It took two days for it to even turn on, and still only about 4 or 5 keys worked. And there was NO WAY I was going to cut and past every letter. I mean come on. It miraculously started working one morning, though, and now only 2 cursor keys and one shift key don't work. It can be annoying, but it sure beats buying a new computer!

I finally found a job! A dear friend of mine works at a (semi) healthy wrap shop. I went in last tuesday to apply, the owner called me the next morning, and I started work that Thursday. I am SO thankful for this job! The people I've worked with so far are all very nice. And it's only about 20 minutes away from my house, which is only 5 minutes farther from my last job. One important thing about this place: it desperately needs Jesus!

One question that seems to go around the Christian/homeschool circle is this: does a girl really *need* a job? Shouldn't her parents be taking care of her? Should she work somewhere that doesn't have a Christian environment? How can she be protected if she's there alone?

All those questions apply for college as well. I'm in the process of writing a post on these topics, and hope to have it up in the next couple of days.

This coming week is going to be CRAZY! here's a quick list of what's to come.
-work at 11
-Bible study
-Take my brother {Jeremiah, Jerry, Jere, J, J-man...you get the idea} to class at 10:30
-i have trig at 11:30
-Choir at 1
-take my brother to his concert {across town from where we were-i have no idea where I'm supposed to go, and i only have a half hour to get him there}
-come home, and fix supper
-take Jeremiah to youth group
-class at 11:15
-class at 3:30 {i usually stay in town to save gas}
-work at 11
then the rest of the day I get to stay home...I think.
-Friday I work in the morning, then am going to my youth pastor's house to help his wife get some things together. That night we {my youth group} are going down to Old Town to pass out Tracts, and hot chocolate, and sing carols.
-I have a choir concert that morning. I'm not looking forward to it. Nor do I think it will go well...ugh

So that's what my week looks like. I'll be getting up earlier so I can enough time to get everything done. And my mom is going to the hospital Tuesday. She has a kidney stone, and they have to go in to remove it. Prayers are much appreciated.

I think that's all for now. I hope everyone is enjoying this Christmas season. As we go about our days decorating, and shopping, let's not forget the reason we're celebrating in the first place!
"For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." 
me and my baby brother :)