Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Random School Stuff?

I put the question mark there because I have no idea what the best title for this post should be.

It's the used book sale this week, but I didn't see anything there that I would read. I've packed away most of my DVD's and I'm working on some of my books. (Now the books I ACTUALLY USE are on the shelf that I can reach without standing on my chair. What a concept!) Still working on plans for study abroad, still working on fixing parts of Graystone, still working on papers (down to three, the next one being on Thomas Paine,) and, of course, still trying to read for fun. I like my classes, but I don't particularly like most of the homework.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


What the heck did March go? Where the heck is April going? My second paper of significant length is due on Wednesday - pressure's on! After that, I have until April 22 to turn in a paper about Thomas Paine, and then until May 5 to turn in a paper about Fort Duquense. Holy cow!

But hey - going home May 17th. That's in one month and four days. Then comes summer break, thankfully. Oh - and Selah's coming to visit for Easter! I just need to take a few deep breaths, suck it up, and hopefully keep my nose out of the latest fantasy books I've found.

Sometime soon I have to finish my editing of Graystone, too... Well, I'll get to that. First I have to take care of the papers that will affect my grade.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A New Birthday!

I just got a text from one of my best friends - WHO IS NOW AN AUNTIE!!!!!

My friend's niece, Arianna, was born today! Congratulations to her parents! God bless and protect Arianna and her parents.

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Sun...

It was sunny and in the fifties today in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia. Yesterday, Emily and I went to see Thor: The Dark World (again, in both our cases.) Today, I went to Irish dance class with Emily and Jenny, which was a blast! Oh, and did I mention it was gorgeous and warm? And I have to go back to the frozen north on Sunday...

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring Break!!!!!!!!!!!!

It could not come quickly enough!!

I am once again in beautiful, sunny-and-75 Georgia for spring break! I got in last night and talked with my cousins Jenny and Emily (to whom Graystone is dedicated - don't tell her!) for hours. Emily is going through the college application process, and she's also in the process of recovering from her knife wound back in December. In fact, right now I'm watching her as she plays piano for the first time since her finger was wounded, and she's playing beautifully. Good for her!

Last night their cat, Teddybear, slept on my stomach for a few hours. It's been so long since an animal did that - last time, it was my kitty, Leo. It was so weird, but it was also really cool! It's been so long since I was in a real house with family, and I forgot how much I missed them all.

I get to go dancing with them on Monday, and at some point we get to eat lots of Chick-fil-A! We might go see a movie, or go to the zoo or something while I'm here... Yay! It's spring break!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Knuckleheads, Hm?

So, according to Michelle Obama, young people are all "knuckleheads." I don't know much about the context of that comment - it had something to do with health care and all that debate, which I know very little about. But I think she was arguing that young people should stay on their parents' health care plans because they're "knuckleheads." Regardless of someone's position on letting someone stay with their parents health care until they're 26, her reasons for pushing that are total baloney. 

Mrs. Obama, you love to vacation, so here's an idea for your next vacation: take every single person in power who agrees with you about 18-26-year-old adults, and go make a tour of military bases. There are plenty of 18-26-year-olds there - are they "knuckleheads?" No. No, they are not.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Happy Birthday, Little Cousin!

Today is the birthday of Nathan, my littlest cousin! Who, once he's grown, will be my biggest cousin. (Really, he'll be super tall.) I wish I was there to celebrate with you, Nathan, but I'll see you over spring break! Love you!