Sunday, June 29, 2008

Summer Bordness Leads to Neatness

I got to go to a little makeup party this afternoon. I’ve never been a big makeup person, but I’ve never really had any to put on either. The stuff I bought is all natural tones so it doesn’t really look like I’m wearing makeup which is fine with me.

I also organized my sock drawer. Yeah I’m kind of weird that way. I like to make sure my drawers are all neat. It never says that way unfortunately. But if it can be nice for one day that’s good. Oh and I also picked up my closet, and cleaned a bit under my bed. Wanna know something weirder? I folded all my clothes too. ALL of them. Yeah I was more than a bit bored today.

Friday, June 27, 2008


I never thought I’d say. “My yard looks like a swamp!” but of course, I never thought my mother would watch LOTR either. I am beginning to think that anything is possible in my crazy life. Anyway, about the swamp. We were re-filling the pool (cuz it’s one of those little three ft deep blow up kind) and someone left the water on until the water level in the pool was almost above the blue blown up rim. Uh oh. It was fine for a little bit, but then G-force started pulling on the one side of the pool. It was pulling the pool over. Just a little bit. And then, wooosh! All that water went over the side up the pool. Leaving the pool half empty (or half full) and the yard completely swamped! Well, most of the yard. The part by the pool and the deck anyway. Mom wonders why it couldn’t have spilt on her flower garden.

The consequences of the swamp: Our dogs (all four of them) went out and played in the “swamp” and then came in the house. Wet/muddy dogs = muddy paw prints all over the kitchen. We have a bit of work cut out for us either this evening or tomorrow I think.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Our family number grew yet again! Not with people, but with pets. Another puppy. I am beginning to wonder what we’ve gotten ourselves into. We already have an 8-year-old, 70 pound Black Lab (Sadie), 2 Catahoula 15 week old puppies that are 26 and 32 pounds (Cheyenne and Dakota), and now we have a 5 or 6 week old Australian Shepard (Jenna). I feel so bad for our two cats (Chessy and Socks). They are out numbered. I totally live on a pet farm.

Jenna is so cute though. And she's a little less wild than the other two. I hope it stays that way.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


I never thought I’d live to see the day when my mother would watch the Lord of the Rings. Not only Lord of the Rings, but the EXTENED version! She doesn’t like a ton of violence. Anyway, this week end, my family watched all three extended versions of LOTR (Lord of the Rings.) Abby watched it too. She handled the movies quite well.

One thing that bugs me in the Two Towers is that Legolas’ eyes kept changing colors. One minute they’re blue, and the next they’re brown. For the whole movie! I’m not sure what was going on there.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

End to End

Today has been quite the day. I painted with my little sister this morning and then this after noon I made paper. It made this cloudy blue paper that I plan to write a letter to my pen pal on. Jodi made pinky blue paper and Rachel, the same.
We saw a rainbow this evening when we got hit with a strong, but brief storm. We saw where it touched the ground. that is something you don’t see every day. I don’t think you can see it in the picture, but the rainbow is in front of the tree across the road. You could also see the whole ark end to end if you looked down the street. It was really cool
Oh yeah, Jodi is sleeping over and about 15 minutes ago, we finished painting some really nice pictures. I don't think I'll get any reading done tonight.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

*Jumps for Joy*

I am done with that dance DVD project! Hooray! No more listening to ABC’s or songs that repeat the word “sexy” over and over again! I don’t know how many ppl know this, but there is a lot more to making a movie/DVD than just the filming. I think, and this is just from the stuff that I’ve been doing, that filming is the easiest part. And the part that takes the least amount of time. Let me tell you this...WRITING CREDITS TAKES FORVER!!!!!! If I were to take a job with a movie company, I would not want to be the one who writes the credits or the subtitles.

Hot *pant* I like it better when it’s hot outside than when it’s cold, but I’d rather have it be a nice, mid temp all the time. That is why I like fall best.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

In God We Trust

What is it with people trying to get rid of God? Click this link to read about the New Dollar Coin. At first glance, this coin looks like any other gold dollar coin. At second glance, you notice that the words "In God We Trust" is no longer written on the coin. But if you look closely (see link for pictures) the words are still there, written on the edge. Hidden. Has it come to this that we have to hide what we believe in? Are we ashamed?

It's getting hotter, And I'm not liking it.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Yeay! Swim lessons are over and done with. I didn’t pass cuz I couldn’t really do the butterfly stroke, but I’m not to unhappy about it. I have a really bad suntan line. You can see from ten feet away where the straps on my swimsuit were. Ack!

Nathan I Built a perch for the chickens today. It was really hot and Nathan was dripping sweat. It took us forever to find the screw-gun and scrap wood that didn’t have a ton of nails in it. The chickens like it. That’s a good thing.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Books!!!! (yes again)

Books are like another world. A world that you can escape to as soon as you slip though the pages and into the story itself. That has to be one of the things about books that I like best. It’s also a lot of fun to talk about books with other people who have read the same book or is also an avid book reader. I could go on and on about books, mainly because I’ve read so many. It’s a topic I never seem to tire of. Unfortunately, I seem to wear other people out. So is the curse of the Book Worm.

When I do get a chance to talk about books, I jump at it. (duh) This time, it was with the STAR (Some Teens Are Reading) program at the library. One of the nice things about living in a small town is getting to do more things with other people. I’m mostly talking about book clubs. Anyway, this week’s topic/book: The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke. We watched the movie, which was based off the book, and then talked about the differences between the book and the movie. Heaven!!! I must say my stupid shyness kept me from talking too much. I mostly listened to other’s opinions. That is how I learn most of what I know anyway. As I said, anything with books, for me anyway, is fun.

Abby got earrings today. She was very happy about it to until a few minutes ago when she learned that she’d have to keep the earrings in when she goes to bed or the holes close. She’ll live. I did. (Then again, mostly everyone does…)

Monday, June 9, 2008

♫ I Am Going Nuts! ♫

Right now, I’m hungry. But that doesn’t have anything to do with this post.

Ok so now it’s to the editing stage of that one solo film job. I hate the editing stage cuz it takes the longest. Also, I have to edit the different dances, which means I have to listen to all those little supposedly cutesy dace songs. Like ♫ Ballet is so much fun to do! Fun for me! Fun for you! Let me do a ballet dance for you. ♫ or ♫ It’s a Broadway birthday party for a special dinosaur “ho, ho, ho! I’m the birthday dinosaur!" ♫ -_- yeah you catch my drift. I am so glad I’m getting 200 bucks out of this thing or I might have gone and found a lake somewhere and jumped in. I was not very happy when I came home from work, let me tell you.

Cookies! I gotta go now and sample these nice cookies mom just pulled out of the oven.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

For the Love of My Sister

Abby has this big stuffed bear. It’s white, with a red and green bow and it used to have jingle bells tied on ribbons around it’s neck. It’s a Christmas Bear. So naturally, we put it away when Christmas ended. Yesterday, Abby started crying because she all of a sudden decided to miss that bear. So this morning, Mom sent Nathan up into the attic to look for it. One problem. Which box is it in?

It’s 90 something degrees outside and in the attic it’s twice as hot. Nathan must have looked though all the Christmas boxes and when I joined him in the search, I looked in a lot of the other boxes. I went all out even searching in all the closets and under all the beds. No bear. I’m beginning to think we gave the bear away because WE STILL CAN’T FIND IT!

I’m about ready to just stand in one place and say “I want that stuffed bear back!” I mean, if God can leave our missing Shepard’s staff in my closet, he can certainly find that bear for us. He might even drop it on Abby’s bed…

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Welcoming The Rain

Have you ever looked out the window and thought. “Oh great, it’s raining again! Now my fun filled day is ruined.” That is the way I used to feel 2 years ago when I lived in Maryland. We did have a few droughts, but there was always rain from time to time. We had rivers and GREEN grass. I always took the rain as a nuisance or for granted. Not anymore.

I live in a very dry. Very windy, very dusty town. It is so dry here that the grass is brown almost all year. The only green places you are going to find is in front of the buildings with the built in sprinkler system. There is also a lot of exposed dirt, and as I said, it’s very windy all the time. So we get dust storms a lot. Sometimes the sky is brown cuz of all the dirt in the air.

What I’m getting at with all this is that when it rains. It is something wonderful and refreshing. Living here has made me appreciate the gigantic thunderstorms and cherish the little afternoon drizzles. I welcome the rain arms open, face uplifted. Listening the sound and smelling the fresh sent of the life giving rain. It feels good.

I think that is one way we should receive God’s love. He always loves us. But sometimes we don’t think about it or take it for granted. If he pulls away slightly, you feel the loss. Of course he doesn’t pull away from you because he’s angry. It is simply a way for him to get you to move closer. So when he picks you up again, you feel his love even more than before the time when you felt his love was lacking. You stand in his presence, arms open, letting his love shower down on you like a life giving rain.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Ok. New Blog. I don’t feel like telling you why.

Swim lessons! Fun. -_- I hope Dad doesn’t make me take them again next year. Today, we started off in the deep end. Could not touch the side of the pool. We had to tread water for a minute and then front crawl to the other side of the pool and back. Then we had to tread again. And then front crawl again. Tread. Front crawl. NO TOCHING THE WALL! We did this for seven minutes. AND IT’S A FREAKING LARGE POOL! At the end of the lesson. We had to swim the width of the pool back and fourth front crawl and breath stroke for TEN minutes. WITHOUT STOPING! *pant* I don’t always take naps. But I did take one when I got home today.