Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Road Goes Every On and On. . .

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Road Goes Ever On and On

My life feels like this song right now.
My first semester in college is done.
I now have seven left to go.
After that, I do not know.
It's times like these when I sit back and stare in amazement at everything before me and behind.

Who am I, Lord?
Who am I that You have shown me the next path to take for now?
Who am I that You have directed me this far?
Who am I, Lord?
Who am I?

All that I know, is that I'm a creation of the Creature, and must follow what He tells me to do.
For now, I'm to follow the path of a student.
In four years, He'll show me the next path.
I'll just have to wait until then.

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.
~J. R. R. Tolkien, A Walking Song

God Bless

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


There is something about being a writer that makes you stop and think now and then.
Everything that you write, everything that goes on paper, mirrors something in you.
I don't know about you, but that frightens me.
I don't know how many people actually look at my writing blog, at my posts about my story ideas or my current writing in progress, but what I'm writing isn't necessarily happily 'Ever After' stuff.

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) Poster

So if every story that I've written/come-up-with, what is it telling me about myself?
Each story points to something already in the theme, so in a way I can say that the theme is pointing out something about myself (my current WIP's theme is basically making decisions).

What about each character?
Don't I come through in each character?
Well, yes and no.
Everyone has a little bit of the Myers-Briggs different personalities; the difference is in how much it comes out. 
Even so, I can tell you out and out that I've never had any trauma from being in a war zone, I haven't dealt with parental abuse, and I have not ever been hospitalized. 
Each of those affects my characters differently, and I have to learn about all of that before I can make it realistic.
(In one of my stories, I'll have to look into turning guys down. Yeah, I haven't had to deal with that yet either. . .)
But even so, my characters and I still share the same similarities.
We are flawed.
I'll never be perfect, and neither will they.
In that way at least, they will (or at least should) touch reality.
Maybe that's how I'm coming through in my characters, as seeing this real world (and the people in it) as continually flawed.

The more I learn at college, the more I see/notice things coming through in my writing.
In a way, my stories are walking me through things that I'm having a hard time understanding or taking in. 

I'm pretty sure I rambled there, sorry!

Thanks for reading all of that, even though it doesn't make much sense!

God Bless,

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Be Our Guest!

I have no idea why I'm so horrible at keeping up an every day blog, and yet am getting pretty good with keeping a writing blog.


I've been learning tons.
Tomorrow I have a few tests, so technicly I'm going over my clause introductory words (that, which, who, how, when, after, etc.) and reviewing my ancient history notes (Rome, Carthage, China, India, all that good stuff!). 
I might try doing a post some time of all that I've learned in my history class alone! 
I might even try doing it with my other classes too. :)

Church has been interesting.
I would say great, except for one reason:
On Communion Sundays I'm usually late to work.
Like today.
Other than that damper, I've been learning lots!
Sunday School is about the names of God (Today's was El Shaddai), and during the Service we're going through the book of Mark (today was chapter 10).

Work has been pretty good.
Tonight I'm actually rather hyper.
I even started to hum/mutter-lyrics-beneath-my-breath Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast.
Now I have a great yearning to watch that movie again!

My writing has been stop and go.
I might try to turn my winter break into a NaNoWriMo type of thing, even though it isn't really a whole month.
For more updates, look at my writing blog!

I really should be studying more. . . 
And reading my Bible. . . 
I have to finish reading the Gospel of Luke before Thursday!
And I also have to read Hebrews and 1 Peter. . .
Yup, I'm returning to reading!

God Bless

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blogging Month: Week two-Why Can't I get this done on time?

Yup. I'm late. Yes, I'm still keeping at this. If I don't, I'd be giving up. I don't want to make giving up a habit, as that is something I already tend to do (Blogging problem, perhaps?).

Week overview. . . Well, last week's devotions seminar was easy (kind of) for the last few days. I just did my own devotions because Mr. Patz wasn't here, though we all had to sign in still to get the credit. We're actually fined ($10 if I remember correctly) for every absence that wasn't pre-planned.

I'm actually getting really vague on all the details of last week already. I'll just knock that up to being overly tired. You see, this week is FOCUS week at my college, which means that we have a second chapel session in evening. Plus we still have 7 AM devotions in the morning. Plus two tests that we/I still had to study for. Which, by the way, is finished now, so tonight I'm going to sigh with a relief not quoting Bible verses and trying to remember what all the meanings of words are. . . 

Anyways. Until day after tomorrow. . . 

God Bless!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pictures, Pretty Pictures

Seeing as I won't be having much time to be writing posts for this blog, I've decided to start posting pictures, most of them from Pinterest. Have fun!

*Redwall geek/lightbulb moment*

guide to deduction 1324
Useful indeed. . .

Write that first draft! Writers Write Creative Blog
Very true. 


Psalm 139:9-10

autumn and old books
So pretty!

“For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.”-Psalm 92:4
I literally do. :D

Beautiful ring!

I love old looking keys.
I love old fashioned keys. :)

That's it for now!

God Bless!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Blogging Month: Week One-GREETINGS


I'm not sure how many of you know about this, but a group of people I know has decided to make September a blogging month where they (and I) will hopefully create a habit of writing on our blogs more consistantly. As a college student, I have decided to write on the weekends (possibly even get some posts scheduled).


My first full week of college has now gone by. I've so far met every homework assignment deadline, and I'm hoping to get ahead today inbetween work. I love my World History and my Basic Computer Skills course, mainly because the teachers are so fun. I have mixed feelings about English (it's stuff that I already know, but don't know well enough evidently). My Bible classes are interesting and really stretch my mind. All in all, I had a rather fun week, and I'm hoping to get ahead in my homework over the weekend (even if just a little).


I'm currently brainstorming and beginning to outline another novel. This one is a fantasy novel, that I'm currently calling The Gypsy Gift. I'll be writing more about it on my writing blog later. So far the brainstorming pinterest board is a secret board, but once I've gotten far enough I'll share it. 


So far I've been able to do work study in the college campus cafeteria. I do the scrubbing mostly, though lately I'm suddenly working the check in counter. 

That's the highlights of my week. 

God Bless!

Friday, August 16, 2013

What a Bad Girl am I. . .

I feel so bad! 

I'd completely planned on posting about going through the fuel cycles. That didn't happen. Then I completely planned on doing August Resolutions. That didn't happen. 


I completed my first novel. The first draft of Shadow Wings is done at a little over 27,000 words. I was able to send it in to the One Year Adventure Novel contest as a last huzzah, as this is the last year that I could send it in. 

College is coming. 

In a little over a week, I'll be heading to college. I'm both excited and freaked out. What if I forget something?!?!?! It's times like these that reading my Bible becomes the most important thing to do each day. God is in charge. He shows it through general revelation everyday, and special revelation when we turn to the Bible. 

In Saying Farewell. . .

I hope to post a quicky partial August Resolution tomorrow. . . Let's see how good I'll be. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fuel Cycle: Day 2

More on Deep S days 

Nothing that has the slightest hints of carbs. So no yogurt (even 0% Greek), no cottage cheese, none of that. Everything is to be of the purest fats that you can find. So what does that mean for me and my family's low budget? Lots of eggs.


Fried eggs seasoned with Nutritional Yeast and salt and pepper, small cup of coffee with a bit of cream and stevia


Salmon on lettuce with fried bacon


Okay, I was bad. I got into some ready whip my mom had gotten this morning for our fuel pull days. . . It was an hour until supper and I didn't (still don't until someone proves me wrong) think it was that wrong of a thing to do. It's just about a fuel pull!


Kai Si Ming from the THM book with much smaller amounts of onions. My first try at something like that, and it was good! At least I thought it was, others might have other opinions.

I really need to work on drinking more, I've only drank two cups of water other than the coffee with breakfast. I can't wait until tomorrow!
God Bless

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Start of My First Fuel Cycle

What is a Fuel Cycle? 

A Quick Rundown 

If you have not heard of (or most likely read) the book Trim Healthy Mama, a Fuel Cycle is a week long of eating that forces your metabolism to start using your body's fuel (aka fat). It goes very much like this: Three Deep S (eat as pure of fats as possible with non-starchy veggies and no Carbs) days, two Fuel Pull (foods with very little to no fats or carbs with non-starchy veggies), and two E (Next to no fats, low carb) days, you repeat this a second or even a third time depending on how stubborn your body is. Today was day one of my Fuel Cycle. The deep S days forces your body to use up the sugars that are already in it (all of the glucose) and to start turning towards your fat for burning while giving it the best fats you can possibly afford. The Fuel Pull days are to start burning your own fat. No carbs, basically no fat (what fat you are allowed is burned up quickly by your body). Finally the E days where your body gets to refuel on glucose/carbs.

Day 1

My first day, a deep S, is now coming to an end. As my family's budget is rather low, we have had to come back to some pretty basic foods until tomorrow, when we get to go food shopping. So far I'm tired, but then again I haven't been keeping to a good bedtime lately. . . (usually sometime between ten and eleven, but I always take about fifteen to thirty minutes to fall asleep only to get up around six in the morning. . .)

Breakfast: Fried eggs, half a cup of coffee with a small amount of cream sweetened with Stevia

Lunch: Scrambled eggs and mushrooms with salmon seasoned with salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast.

Snack: Whipped Cream  and Iced Oolong Tea sweetened with Stevia

Dinner: Scrambled eggs with hamberger and mushrooms, more Oolong Tea sweetened with Stevia

Each day is a new one, I can't wait to find out what it will be like!
God Bless,

July Resolutions

July is so much more relaxed compared to June! But that doesn't mean I'm any less busy. . . What with college preparations, finishing my first draft before August (at least it's my goal), and looking for a job!

#1  Less computer
      Yes, I'm going to try again on this one. The more I'm on the computer, the less ANYTHING gets done. This month, my goal is to be on the internet for an hour or less, and the rest of the time I'm on it will (hopefully) be working on my first draft of my story.

#2  Help with the Garden
      I love gardening, but I also don't like the bug bites, sunburns, and soreness I tend to get when I do garden. Seeing as I'm in charge of two garden plots this year (brocali, radishes, lettuce, marigolds, cilantro, and cucumbers) I'm going to work even harder on actually gardening!

#3  Finish My College Application Stuff
      Technically I've been accepted to Northland International University, but I'm not all the way finished. It's mainly the smaller stuff like sending in the medical papers, insurance info, and signing up for my classes. I'm a horrible procrastinator (as you can probably guess by now), and I have been putting this off for as long as possible.

#4  Finish My First Draft
      I have the first two and a half chapters written for my first draft, that leaves just ten and a half left to write up before the thirty-first. Word wars anyone?

#5  Complete a Fuel Cycle
     I'm doing the Trim Healthy Mama life style now, and one of the ways to kick starting your metabolism is by going through a Fuel Cycle which forces your body to start burning its own fuels in a safe way. I've already started, but it's a two week long cycle. I'm going to have to really work on my self control throughout those two weeks.

This month, I have FIVE resolutions to work on. Let's see how I do this time.
God Bless,

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Weight Loss Recap

Where I Was: 

I started on the Trim Healthy Mama way of living sometime around April. I don't have a picture to show how heavy I was, but I was pretty heavy, close to 200 lb and I'm almost 5' 3". I was constantly feeling worn out, tired, and I had horrible joint pains (I'm almost 20). A friend of ours had started using the Trim Healthy Mama guidelines, and as of today she's lost around 30 lb! The best part of the THM way of living, I can eat some of the most delicious foods I've ever eaten (Chocolate! Cheese cake! Frappes!) and I have never felt this full all the time in years.

June Thirtieth

I've lost 12 pounds so far, and I've kept them off! As an added bonus, today for church I was able to wear a blouse that I haven't been able to button up even before I bought it. God has truly blessed me today! The photo I'm uploading isn't the best, it was taken really quickly so I could get changed into my everyday clothes. . . Oh well. I hope to take a better one next Sunday!
God Bless! 

How well did I do? June Recap


After one hectic month, I'm sitting down and looking back to see how well I did on my resolutions. I am a bit ashamed to say I almost forgot about these until I decided that it is time to put up an update. Well, here goes.

#1 Less Computer

    B+ or 85% : I have been on the computer less, but when I have been on I have not been doing what I should be doing; instead of writing or looking up what I was originally supposed to be looking up, I'd be on Pinterest, YouTube, or Facebook. . .

#2 Help Keep Things Clean

    C+  75% : One of my banes is how I ignore things that I don't like. Such as cleaning. I have been much better, especially with the kitchen and dining room, but my room is such a mess right now! It doesn't help that everyone in it (I'm sharing it with four sisters) doesn't want to help clean either. To top it off I was gone for a week, and the week before that I was busy with VBS! The excuses shouldn't count though, I need to make cleaning (even more than my share of it) more of a responsibility.

#3 Start FAFSA 

   A 95% : I finished filling out and sending it in about one and a half weeks ago. Woo hoo! Something done on time! The down side, I evidently missed something while filling it out, and now I have to contact a Financial Aid Assistant to figure out the problem. Ouch.

#4 Get as Much of my Story Written before the Summer Workshop

   A 90% : I did get the first chapter written a week before the Workshop! I also wrote a few pages of the second chapter as well. The Workshop was beyond amazing, and I'm hoping to go again next year. I am now plowing my way through the third chapter in my story. I say plowing because I feel so bad about how awfully written my first two chapters are, but I'm not supposed to edit them until after I've written the whole book.

Final Score: B+ or 86% 

Ouch. I'm hoping to do better next month. I'll hopefully be posting July's Resolutions soon.
God Bless!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I can't wait any longer!

YAAAAAAAAAAAY! I'm so excited!

For years I've been obese; never having the gumption to count calories or measure all of my food I'd almost become satisfied with being overweight for the rest of my life. Almost. I didn't have any energy to exercise (though I love dancing and running), and sometimes going out with my youth group became something to dread because I'd run out of breath way faster than the other skinnier kids. My mom would tell me about when I was six years old, a skinny little bundle of energy. I've always wondered what that would be like to be again as I hardly remember being six.

As of this morning, for the first time in YEARS I've lost ten pounds! I've also lost one pant size, and the one I'm in right now is beginning to get loose! I'm so excited that I'm typing this with a silly grin on my face.

That's my little ramble that I had to write before I went to bed.
God bless and good night!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June Resolutions

June is pretty busy for me. . . VBS is next week, and the week after I'm leaving for a week long writing workshop! I'm so excited!

      I'm not sure how many of you have heard of the documentary called Captivated but it has changed how my family and I look at computers and other forms of entertainment. My time on the computer has been cut way back, and as it is now planting season I'm hoping to be outside more working in the gardens (my dad and brother made ready seven large plots this year!) and writing in a notebook instead of on the computer (I need to work on my handwriting, ha ha!). I'm hoping for at least an hour less of computer time by the end of June.

#2: HELP KEEP THINGS CLEANER (at least while I'm at home)
      In a family as big as mine (right now there are eight kids at home, not counting both my parents) and as we are constantly working on school and not the house, you can bet the nine out of ten times the house will be a mess. I'm hoping to kick myself in the behind more and help out. I'm almost twenty! I'm rather embarrassed at how little I do in my own home. Also, I'm really hoping that I'll be able to go to college this fall, but I don't know if I can afford my first choice of college (Northland International University). So, I'll be doing CLEPing instead. My goal for this month (and the months to come) is to help keep my house clean (especially the kitchen and dining room. . .).

      For some reason, I've been putting that off. I'm not sure if its just the jitters of realizing that I'm actually going to college, or what but I need to finally get it started so that I can hopefully go to college this next year for sure! The longer that college has been put off for me, the more I want to do it so. . . I'm going to at least get as ready as I hopefully can! The CLEPing will help with the cost as well, thank God for a program like that!

      Writing, my current love! Except when I'm actually supposed to work on it. . . That's when my procrastinating mind goes blank and I become stuck (aka. a classic case of writer's block). Right now (just under two weeks away from the workshop) I'm so close to starting the first chapter. I'm currently working on outlining the last four chapters, and when that's done! The fun part! But with VBS this next week, and all the business that's going on with planting, I'm just hoping to write a few pages of the first chapter, if anything at all. I'm currently a bit scared that I wont accomplish even that, but I can push myself, and I will do it!

If you read all of that, congratulations! This is my first time doing this, and I tend to ramble on quite a bit. . . Which is odd because I'm a rather quiet person in real life. Until I get to know you, that is. Then I guess I do ramble a little bit. ha ha!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Now and the Future

To put it simply, I'm a horrible procrastinator. I'm working on that. . . In fact, I hope to put up a list of things I hope to get done each month on here with the intention of actually getting them done. Among the things that has been happening, I have gotten a job recently, VBS is this next month, I've been accepted to the college I want to go to, and I've actually started to read some books again.

My newest job is a small hospice kind of job. I'm helping to care for an old lady who is dying of cancer. She is a very sweet lady; she loves gardening, bird watching, and she loves cooking. I'm thankful that I am able to help her in any way I can.

Ever since I moved to where I am now with my family, I have helped with our church's VBS every year. This year I'm taking on a different role then before (I used to be either a craft helper or a group helper). This year I'm director's assistant, costume assistant, and props assistant for the play. This year's VBS is medieval themed, and I can't wait to help!

Yes, I have been accepted to Northland International University. I am very happy about that. What I am doing now is procrastinating horribly with filling out my transcript, FAFSA papers, and everything else I need to do. My goal is to have it done by the end of this month and hopefully signed up for classes, but with my current record (which I hope to change) it look doubtful.

I have been very bad for a few months. I have not touched any books to read for fun. Instead, my computer has entranced me into it's depths. I've been on Pinterest more times than is useful, and played around with things like Paint and Windows Movie Maker with nothing in mind for making with them. I have started to read two very fascinating books, Johnny Tremainn and The Gift of Music. I'm half way through Johnny Tremain, and am completely loving it! (Especially since I've been going through One Year Adventure Novel I now understand what the author is doing and why. ) I've read the first four or so chapter's of The Gift of Music, and adore it! It's written by Jane Stuart Smith and Betty Carlson, and each chapter is about a different composer. Did you know that most of the influential composers (up till Bernstein) wrote music for the Psalms? It's true! Some of the composer's I've never even heard of, and am very excited to listen to their music.

That's all for now, though I hope to be back tomorrow with my resollutions!

Solo Deo Gloria,


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I'm not on the computer much lately. . .

This is the reason I'm behind on this blog, and my writing blog. In fact, most of my computer time lately has been taken up with college prep and writing (okay, I squeeze in Pinterest too now and then. :P ), so I'll just try to give you a really quick rundown on what has been happening.

My mom bought the Trim Healthy Mama book as I've said before, and I have finally finished reading it. In fact, I finished it last Sunday, on Easter. It took that long to finish it! I am already trying to put it too work, even though the rest of my family isn't that into it yet. I even started trying to do the 'Spew' workout. My first time doing it was last night, and I am still sore today! I am planning on getting pictures taken soon for 'before and after'.

I have been accepted by Northland International University! I am so excited! As you can tell by the exclamation marks! Now, I'm working on figuring out how I'm going to pay for it. . . I am going to stubbornly not take out any loans, so if that means I have to go one semester at a time in order to pay for it, I will do that. I'm working on filling out FAFSA, and I'm starting on a search for as many scholarships and grants as I can find.

I've been reading through Martha Peace's book Becoming a 2 Timothy Woman, and I've been highly convicted on how I and my life are not the picture that God want's me to be like. I'm almost done reading through it, and I'll be starting the Girls Gone Wise book next.

I'm doing a World View class with my mom and some friends, and one of the things I will have to do is a Media Fast. I'm not sure exactly when I'll be doing it, but it will include no TV or computer for a certain amount of time. I'm planning on doing more crafts, reading, and school during that time.

That's all that has been happening around here!

God Bless!

~ Sparrow

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Trim, Healthy, AND be able to eat butter, cheese, chocolate, cream, and all that?

Yup. It's called the Trim Healthy Mama diet, or the S and E diet. I can't wait to start it!

It's based on separating your meals into two different kinds of meal. The S meal or the Satisfying meal is full of fats, the E meal or the Energy meal is full of carbs and sugars. The switching back and forth from the different kinds of meals allows your body to use up one kind of fuel all the way before you feed it more. (It uses up all the glucose and sugars you just fed it for the E meal, and then it uses up all the fat you feed it with an S meal.)

I'm not an expert yet, I'm only on page 66 and this book is a whopping 607 pages long. Most of it is recipes, but it is till a whole lot to read!

The thing is, this book makes more sense than anything I've seen on TV, the internet  or any other book. This is something I can try to start to do as I read it! It's fun to read, and is stock full of scientific information. Those women have done their research well!

The two sister's who wrote it, Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett, have been using this method for five years now. Serene has helped her husband to lose weight, and Pearl's husband finally has food that he likes to eat at home! The sister's write in a way that is fun and easy to read. I highly recommend this book!

I'm hoping to make their Chocolate Nut Slabs later today!

Solo Deo Gloria,


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Brownie in a Mug, Take One

Today I decided to try making a Brownie in a Mug. I found a recipe off of Pinterest and tried it out. Here's a link to the pin: I couldn't find necessarily where it came from either. . . Oh well.

It turned out pretty good, though it could have been better. I added about two teaspoons of vanilla (because it didn't call for it, and chocolate usually tastes better with vanilla), and the substance wasn't as runny as it showed in the picture, but it was still pretty good (I ate it, so it is at least edible hee hee!). 

I made two of them, one for my mom and one for me. Hers came out better; it was fluffier and richer than mine. Mine was okay, but it was a bit grittier. I probably should have added more liquid to mine. I might take out the salt all together if I try this recipe again. 

Here's the recipe typed out in my own words:


1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Flour
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder (I used heaping tbsp's, maybe that was my problem hee hee!)
Pinch of Salt (Neither my mom nor I liked it with the salt, I used even less than a pinch and it was still salty at times)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil (I used vegetable instead because we don't have olive oil)
3 Tbsp water
(Optional) Ice Cream (I didn't use this last ingredient because I don't have any currently.)

Add all dry ingredients together in your mug. (I mixed them as well, but they didn't say that in the Pin.) Add the oil and water. Mix until the texture is consistent. Cook it in the microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds. Be careful taking it out, it is hot! Add Ice Cream, and enjoy! 


Solo Deo Gloria,


Thursday, February 21, 2013

O let me ne'er forget

This is my Father's world,
And to my listening ears,
All nature sings,
and 'round me rings,
The music of the Spheres.

This is my Father's world:
I rest in the thought
Of rocks and trees,
of skies and seas
His hand the wonders wrought.

Oh how I love old hymns! This one written Maltbie Davenport Babcock is amongst my favorite. I love to sing it or read it. Eventually I want to be able to quote hymns, but I suppose I'll just have to keep going with the poems that I've been learning. :P 

This is my Father's world, 
The birds their carols raise, 
The morning light, 
the lily white, 
Declare their Maker's praise. 

This is my Father's world, 
He shines in all that's fair: 
In the rustling grass 
I hear Him pass, 
He speaks to me everywhere. 

One thing I like about this hymn is how soothing it is. It reminds me of who I am, where I am, and why I am here. That is something that I constantly need to be reminded of. I'm a worrier, and I constantly worry about so many things. The only thing I should do, is praise God and help others see Him. Not worry about how life is going for me or for others. 

This is my Father's world, 
O let me ne'er forget 
That though the wrong 
seems oft so strong, 
God is the ruler yet. 

This is my Father's world: 
The battle is not done; 
Jesus who died 
shall be satisfied, 
And earth and heaven be one. 

Praise the Lord for not only a book full of instructions and reassurances to those who believe, but also songs and hymns that give us strength. 


Today has been a crazy laid back day. I did four lessons of history with my little brother at 7:30 - 8ish this morning while my sisters and mom where at piano lessons. Yes, we get up early, and yes we really do go to piano lessons that early in the morning. I worked on some of my writing, and we did memory with my siblings. The poems and things we've memorized so far fill up three pages, double columned. I'm guessing that we've memorized twenty some poems. I'll post later about what we've memorized. :) Around after that I, well, okay I'll confess. I didn't work on school. I went on the writing forum I'm on, and didn't do any school. :P Oh well. I ate lunch at 1 in the afternoon, and started working on this blogging stuff. I really should start to work on my College applications again, but I'm really scooting around them. I want to go to college, but I don't like doing phone calls and all that. Bleh. I really should just buck up and do them, but I don't want too! I'm a backwards contradiction sometimes. o_o Whatever that means. :P Oh well

God Bless,