Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day 30

Day 30 
March 14, 2012
This is the one picture I took today. I really need to get better at this! It's of Shawn & Gus in my window. It's the only one I opened today because it only got up to about 35-40 degrees, and it was raining. 

Some things I posted today:
"Mom's list of things for me to do today: Don't panic, and clean the house.  Thanksss mom. Have a great lunch with your friend. =]"

"Can I panic now??? Please?!?!"

Tomorrow is the last day before we go to pick up my friends, and I'm slightly in a panic about the house being  so messy. Especially my bedroom! But I did get some cleaning done while my mom was at lunch with her friend. Here's what I got done:

  • Clean the toilet, shower, sink & mirror
  • Vacuum the rugs
  • Take the things I'm getting rid of down to the basement to be stored
  • Laundry
I've done 9 loads of laundry in two days - 5 from last night folded and put away, 2 from earlier today folded, 1 in the dryer & 1 in the washer.

I got a shower for myself, and shopping for party stuff done today. 
Now all that's left is cleaning the house (dishes, sweeping, general picking up, some vacuuming), decorating favor boxes and putting stuff in them, cleaning my room...(I still have tons of stuff to put away, and no place to put it!), and final plans for meeting up with friends, where & when. 
I'm ready to panic. I really really really am.

Right now, I need to get some sleep, and do my best not to panic (too much) tomorrow. 
Hopefully all plans will work out alright, and we'll have a good time. 
Pray for me and my nerves tomorrow please!! We'll need help from the Lord to get it all done! 

I'm loving this song. The words are so true and right for this time. 

When everything falls apart
Your arms hold me together
When everything falls apart
You're the only hope for this heart
When everything falls apart
And my strength is gone
I find You mighty and strong
You keep holding on
You keep holding on

I love that line "I find You might and strong". I know I will find God might and strong, and he WILL hold me together while my "world" seems to be falling apart. =]

Have a good Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 29

Day 29
March 13, 2012
I posted this on Monday: 
"Sorting, dejunkifying, and cleaning. Wonderfulness! :P I'm still not done with my I really have that much junk? Ugh..."

As I'm organizing and dejunkifying I'm finding so many things that aren't a necessity for happiness. No *thing* ever can be, that's God's job.  
In this drawer alone, I found enough "junk" to fill half a Walmart bag.  Really! Now that that's done, I can actually open the drawer without having to readjust things, and I can fit a hairbrush in it! Which, I haven't been able to do for...well, let's just say a long time!  I'm still not done with my room. I have so many boxes still left to go through and find homes for the things inside. It's been hard, and stressful at times, but I feel pretty good about all the things I'm letting go. 
I know my room is going to look great when I get it done, so I'm not giving up, even if it is overwhelming.  

I found out today that both the friends who I sent invitations to will probably be able to come! And I'm so excited, I just can't wait to see them!  I'm praying all the details will work out, and that we'll all get along okay, and have a good time together.  And also that I'll be able to find time for all the things I still need to do, like cleaning and organizing my room, and helping to clean the house. 
Tomorrow's only Wednesday. I have to keep reminding myself of that. Otherwise, I'll go crazy! 
I'm excited though, and happy my friends are coming. 

I hope you all had a good day! I know I sure did. The temps were around 60 for most of the day today and I've been wearing shorts again! 

Well, I'm off to finish picking up the living room where my stuff is cluttering up the floor! 
Have a great Wednesday everyone! 

Do you have anything planned for your Wednesday?
Have you ever gone through all your stuff and dejunkified?

Day 28

Day 28
March 12, 2012
I have two windows in my room, so someone has to share. I guess Gus decided he liked that window best! 
Shawn had the other one all to himself.

Do you have pets?
If so, are they as silly as mine? 

Day 27

Day 27
March 11, 2012
I kinda miss the snow.  :(

Do you still have snow?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 26

Day 26
March 10, 2012
I got this card in the mail on Friday, and it totally made my day. 

This was the other side. (I whited out the addresses for privacy)
Oh, by the way, I'm excited.  =P 
Only a little though...haha. My friend reminded me tonight that it's only 9 days away. 
I didn't even realize! Now I'm even more excited!!

Today I got my dad's old Dell Latitude D430 laptop. It's smaller, and faster then my old one. 
I'm pretty happy with it, though it has a different operating system then mine did, and I'm still learning my way around.  

Today I made dinner. Box mac and cheese, pigs in a blanket and baked beans. Easy, but it takes awhile for just one person. Especially when the cans of Pillsbury rolls wouldn't open. That required hitting them against the edge of the counter until the top popped off. Fun night! =)

Today I ate girl scout cookies. Thin Mints are super yummy! =D

Today I was stressed out about whether or not my friends will be able to come. Partly because I had a dream that the dad of one of my friends called to say that he had a meeting that night and he couldn't bring her.  I don't think it's fair to have a bad dream about this every night since I sent out those invitations! 
It may be better then the dream about my mom having twin boys and naming them Spotty and Laurie with some strange unpronounceable Japanese middle names....I didn't even get to meet them! 
I tell mind sometimes.

Today was Saturday. 
Today I'm thankful for music, and friends. Also for invitations that I can worry about. I mean, what else am I going to do with my time?

Tomorrow is Daylight Savings Time. Don't forget to spring ahead! 

Do you ever have strange dreams?
Do you ever get overly excited about things?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Day 25

Day 25
March 9, 2012
I think the plants are confused. 
That's all I have to say.
Kidding - I'm gonna keep typing. 

Let's we went to the bank, went to another bank, went to Subway for lunch, and I got picked on by the guy making our sandwiches.  He had a pen tucked in his visor, and he had trouble with both the mayonnaise bottles he tried using.

Gunther decided since I moved the ladder off the top bunk, that he would try using my desk and bookshelf to get up on my bed...until he knocked over a bottle of perfume, and I ruined his evil plans.  (I'm  not allowing him to get up there because I have a pretty bed doll with a crocheted dress and ribbons on it, and I would rather he NOT eat the ribbons.)

This one to be exact:

Later I took some pictures outside, and played some basketball, but it got too cold so I came in.
Uhh...oh! Yeah, later we'll be going out shopping, annnddd...stuff.

Anyways, I hope you all y'all have a happy Friday, and a good weekend.

EDIT: I just realized this is my 100th post! Hurrah! And, also, day 25 of my photo-a-day challenge. woot!

Do you have any plans for your weekend?

Day 24

Day 24
March 8, 2012
After riding along while my mom took my sister to work, I walked into my room where I had made my bed this morning, thinking that I might find Gunther on the top bunk.  Not only did I find him up there, he was under the covers too! What a silly goose.

Today it got up to 60 degrees here, and I was wearing shorts and a tee-shirt all day.  I also wore my rain boots because that's what the ground called for today.  I think it might be officially mud season here! =D
Which means Spring is right around the corner! We saw geese flying north, and some Robins in our back yard today. And when I went to get the mail there was a small stream running through the ravine behind the mail box. We opened the windows for awhile, it felt soo nice outside. 

Today I was working on organizing the stuff that needs to go back in my room, and getting it sorted into "keep", "trash", and "goodwill" piles. I'm hoping instead of sending it all to Goodwill, we'll be able to have a yard sale, and make a little money off of some things.  Or that I will be able to pass some of my old toys off to younger girls that I know. 
I'm finding I have 2 whole boxes (and maybe more) of crafty things. Paint, stickers, paper, stamps, markers, crayons, ribbon, string, glue, and lots of other things too. 

I'm thankful today for not falling off the top bunk, and for music. 
I'm praying today that my friends will be able to come for my birthday. I'm excited, if you can't tell...

Is it Spring where you are? 
Do you enjoy dancing around in puddles?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 23

Day 23
March 7, 2012
Today was moving day.  My parents got their new mattress and box spring thanks to the timely delivery guys, my sister got their old bed, which, by the way looks awesome in her room, and I got bunk beds! Hurray!

The house is still a mess, (mostly junk from my room piled in the kitchen and living room...) but hopefully SOMEONE *ahem* will put their stuff away!  While I'm happy I got bunk beds, there is one less book shelf, and one less piano in my room to pile stuff on. Which is sad. Hey! I used the top of that book shelf! ...for craft supplies....

Now I mostly need to go through my stuff and get rid of old toys and stuff...hey, anyone want to win a bunch of polly pocket stuff in a giveaway? Ha! kidding...almost. yeah. That's what I did today. Took all the junk out of my room and piled it in the kitchen.  I'd say that's a pretty productive day, wouldn't you? =P
Now I'm going to settle down for a long winter's nap nice snooze on my top bunk....that doesn't have an outside rail, we might have to fix this if I ever fall off.  Here's to hoping I don't fall off the top bunk.

This is what my room looks like now:
Pretty sweet isn't it? =)
I did this up for my friend, she wondered how my room was set up now. 

Annnnyyyywaaayyysssss....I have to go because I'm rambling on wayyy too much.

Have you ever slept on a top bunk?
Have you ever fallen off a top bunk?
Have you ever fallen out of bed? 
Did you ever teach your cat to climb a ladder? =P

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 22

Day 22
March 6, 2012
Today - I wish it was summer.
Ugh...I'm sick of being cold! I've worn shorts a few times this week, and today I found my sandals, but it's just too cold to wear shorts and sandals! =( 
They looked so nice with my outfit, I just wanted it to be summer. 

Today - I've been working on invitations to my birthday party. 
Fun fun! I'm really hoping these girls can come.

Today - I'm getting excited about the prospect of having bunk beds in my room once again.

Today - I was bad and did absolutely no school. Gotta get my groove on and get back into school. 

Today - I helped mop the kitchen floor. Hurray for cleaning! 

Today - I took pictures of my sandals...again.

Right Now - I need to catch some z's because there's a new mattress & box spring set coming for my parents tomorrow.  

And finally....

Right Now - Shawn is sleeping in the middle of my bed and he's so cute. I don't want to move him, but I'm tired.

Edit: I totally forgot to finish off my post! sorry 'bout that! here's the end:

Do you ever find yourself staying awake longer because a cat is sleeping on your bed?
Do you ever wish it was summer?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 21

Day 21
March 5, 2012
Today I pretty much did nothing. 
I made lunch. And dinner. 
I'm not a big fan of tuna, just so you know. 

Now I'm talking to friends, and enjoying smores. :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 20

Day 20
March 4, 2012
So I took a bit of a break from my photo a day challenge but I'm back!
This is from when I was making my dad's birthday card. All I can say is I like my work spaces messy! =D

I hope you all have had a great weekend, enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 

Monday, February 20, 2012


First of all, Happy President's Day!

Second, and most important:
Yesterday my dad and I went for a walk in the woods/fields around our house. 
It was kinda windy, and cold, but it was fun too. =) 

So here are some of the things we saw:

Apple trees!

Bones in the field 

I love views like this!

More bones.

Something was apparently tied up here...

The view from the hill was gorgeous!

Another field we found.

There were SO many turkey tracks! We've seen a lot of them around lately.

Turkeys. I wish I had gotten a better picture! They flew away once they saw us, and they actually ended up clearing the trees to the left, which is pretty amazing for turkeys!

In the woods.

This was ice. We walked across it. Yes, I *was* nervous. 

This was a logging trail they used last year. There are so many branches! 

And we saw a lot of this. The deer really like the apple trees around here.

So this was my fun Sunday afternoon. I should be back to posting regularly soon. 
Oh, by the way. I just finished changing the blog around. Opinions? I wanted something with less Christmas and more spring-ish colors. Plus I wanted something up to date with my life.
I also made some new buttons, so you can go grab one if you want.  They're all on the Link To Me page at the top, plus there's one on the sidebar. 

How was your weekend?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Meet the new kitties!

A few days ago, my dad saw a posting at work for two older male cats that needed a good home. 
We decided since we only have one cat now, (we lost Gertrude back in November), that we could take them in.  Now, their names were Cue-Cue and Bam-Bam, but we didn't like these names so we're changing them to.....



Shawn - is the more friendly of the two and loves attention. He's very sweet, loves to rub you, be petted, and if you sit next to him but don't pet him, he'll rub you to death and then pat you with his paws. =)
He's more nervous than Gus, but he comes around easier because of his love of attention.
He is black short hair with white on his paws, bib and stomach. He has white whiskers and gold eyes.

Gus - is a little less friendly, and not as photogenic. He had trouble settling in, and often got so scared he bit or scratched on the first day. He is nervous like Shawn, but more bold and he knows what he wants and doesn't want. At first he growled and hissed at us, but now he likes being petted and enjoys the attention almost as much as Shawn does. =)
He is all black longer hair and looks like an owl or a lion. He has black whiskers, and gold eyes.

Today was the first day they were allowed to roam the house as they pleased. They came on Wednesday, and stayed in a cage most of the day, my parents took them out that night and Shawn came around really quickly.  The next day they roamed my sister's room the whole day and we started taking them one by one upstairs to the main floor and closing off bedrooms and such so they couldn't run and hide.

Now they are allowed to roam the house as they please, but we find that they always go back to my sister's room when they get nervous.  Shawn and Gunther get along okay now, not so scared of each other, but Gus and Gunther aren't on "speaking terms" quite yet. I hope they all become buds after awhile.

Just a few minutes ago (and again now) Shawn ventured into my room just to explore a little, and now Gus came in and left again too. They are getting so brave! =) I'm glad.

All the photos were taken by my sister. I seem to have lost miss placed my camera somehow and haven't been able to take pictures of the new kitties only once since they got here! I'm so sad! ='(

Can you guess which TV show we got Shawn & Gus from?
Did you have a good weekend?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Disney Button Contest - My Entries!

I'm entering in Stephanie's Disney Button Contest.
I made 5 entries. Here they are:

This one I thought up while my sister and I were talking about entering this contest:
Picture from: The Aristocats
Quote from: Emma (2009)

I personally didn't think this was as funny, but I'm still entering it, you never know who might think it's hilarious! 
Picture from: Enchanted
Quote from: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

While looking through quotes on IMDB from one of my favorite movies, I found this quote and thought it would go perfectly with this picture:
Picture from: Tangled
Quote from: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Looking through quotes on IMDB again, I found this quote, but I wasn't sure if it exactly went with the picture, so I showed it to my sister to get her opinion. She laughed hysterically when she saw it so I decided it went perfectly. =)
Picture from: Home on the Range
Quote from: Pride & Prejudice (2005)

And lastly, another Tangled one. I love, love, love this quote! And it goes perfectly, what can I say?
Picture from: Tangled
Quote from: Night at the Museum 2

So, I hope you like them! It took me awhile to figure out what quotes went with what pictures, but then all at once I found a few good quotes and the pictures to go with them. =)

On another note:
Okay, I admit it. I'm a bad blogger. Yup.
I haven't posted my Photo-A-Day in10 days. Ugh....I really don't know what happened!
I didn't even really take pictures every day either. I'm just bad... ='(
Anyways. I'm gonna post the pictures from the first few days I missed and some older pictures to make up for the lack of picture taking. Hopefully those will be posted sometime soon. You know me though, sometimes I don't get around to it. Like the literature blog post I was supposed to do on my school blog. I had all weekend to do it, but I didn't. Why? I don't know. I'm just strange like that.
Instead I listen to songs on the computer and think about doing what I need to do, but never do it.

I have another announcement too, that I haven't posted about yet. :-|
I'm going to! But I'm not promising anything. I probably won't do it if I promise.... =P

Did you have a good weekend?
Do you like my Disney buttons?
Do you procrastinate as much as I do?