Wednesday, 27 May 2009

It's my day off!

Here I am, enjoying my fifth day off in the last 27 days... though it's rainy out and I don't feel much like moving around. It's a lot different from my last day off- last Wednesday- when I went on a long hike with my brother and father. I'll post and load photos about that soon, I hope.

I've been reading again, though it rather cuts into my sleeping time. (Don't worry- I'm still getting that in too!) Plus, with work, I've had lots of plant-related things on my mind. And plenty of stories from the greenhouse that I want to blog about. I've been terrible at keeping up on emails and blogs (like you needed to be told that?) and life in general. Hopefully, I'll learn to balance this before I go to college. Then too- I'm going to not try to post every single day at college. Maybe two or three times for my non-hectic weeks? We'll see. More likely... it'll be once a week like it has been since May 1st. But I find that I miss blogging... something about not expressing myself somewhere makes me feel behind and like I'm incomplete. Now you know why I'm a writer; I have the thoughts and feelings and make people listen to them or I go nutty.

It's kinda funny too: most of my blogs since work started have been about me wanting to blog more. (And, incedentally, still not blogging more...) And with all I want to tell about in my life, I'm not perfectly sure where to start, or what to say first. Maybe I'll write up a bunch of posts and just publish them over a few days. (Don't want to over-load the blog all at once!) Hopefully soon, I'll have a new camera and be sharing photos again!

Yes, that is my sad news- after years of faithful service and literally thousands of photos, my camera is dying/dead. It goes through batteries in about a week- making it very expensive for me. (Do you realize that spending eight dollars for about two weeks' service means I could get a new camera within a few months? It's time to just go buy a new one and stop the money flow on dying batteries...) Thus, I haven't really been taking any photos recently, which is rather sad. I love taking photos. And Theophilus' camera is really just too large for running around taking snapshots. And Dad's camera is a photographic brick. With lots of lenses that I'll never remember to lug around. So... cheap small camera will have to do me. :) I have a few in mind... we'll see how the developements go.

Okay, rambling post done for now. I'll start working on those other posts perhaps this evening. Definitely that one about the little boy and the math teacher... just for my brother's sake.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Oh... Hello!

So... I just realized that I have been very negligent of my poor blog these past few weeks. One, I'm working six days a week and have little brain-power of which to speak. Two, I have posts in mind, but not the will to actually type them all up. Three, time is flying far too fast for me to have enough time in the day for all I want to do.
In the words of Calvin, "There's never enough time for all the nothing I need to accomplish..."
Well, I'll attempt to get on top of this here soon. I hope that when I get home tonight, (although it'll be late) I'll at least write one new post up.
I hope to write soon, and not next week! (Like... the last three weeks?)

Monday, 18 May 2009

Happy Birthday Mummy!!!

Okay... second birthday post in a row:

Happy Birthday Mum! I love you!!! :)

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Happy Birthday Blog!!!

It's been a year!!! Wow... I didn't know if I'd really keep going this long, but yay for one year... and lots more to come! :)

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Smorgasbord Post!!!

My brother's been home a week... it doesn't seem like that much time has passed. (Or that I've pretty much ditched blogging for that time. >.<)
Summer is going to be busy... I'm working part-time, planning for college, dealing with paperwork and family/friends full-time. Oh yes, and somehow, I'm still trying to find time to write, and have alone-regeneration time. (Which hasn't happened since Sunday...)
In just a few months... this will be over... and I'll be missing home. But I'll be at school, studying, and making new friends and learning all sorts of fun things!
Also, I seem to be queen of mixed emotions these days. Is this part of growing up? When can I be done with it? Oh, to be logical...
In other words- my brain is still on that Star Trek movie that just came out.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Almost forgotten quotes...

Reader, you must know that an interesting fate (sometimes involving rats, sometimes not) awaits almost everyone, mouse or man, who does not conform.

Reader, you may ask this questeion; in fact, you must ask this question: Is it ridiculous for a very small, sickly, big-eared mouse to fall in love with a beautiful human princess named Pea? The answer is. . .yes.
Of course, it's ridiculous. Love is ridiculous. But love is also wonderful. And poserful. And Despereaux's love for the Princess Pea would prove, in time, to be all of these things: powerful, wonderful, and ridiculous.

He was, alas, a mouse deeply in love.

Reader, do you believe that there is such a thing as happily ever after? Or, like Despereaux, have you, too, begun to question the possibility of happy endings?

Because you, mouse, can tell Gregory a story. Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.

All living things have a heart. And the heart of any living thing can be broken.

When you are a king, you may make as many ridiculous laws as you like. That is what being a king is all about.

And hope is like love. . .a ridiculous, winderful, powerful thing.

What kind of world is it, Miss Louise, when princesses are taken from right under our noses and queens drop dead and we cannot even take comfort in soup?

"You are my knight," she said to him, "with a shining needle. And I am so glad you found me. Let's go upstairs. Let's go eat some soup."

The Dungeon, reader, stank. It stank of despair and suffering and hopelessness. Which is to say that the dungeon smelled of rats.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Let's Go Down

Sorry there hasn't been any posting this past week... I've been working, plus Theophilus is home!
So, now I'll just be quick, say I haven't forgotten all about my blog, and leave you with a lovely song. :)

Down to the River - The Soggy Bottom Boys

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Kittens and Smiling

Just in case you needed to be reminded, or given a reason to smile, I thought I'd share this with you. A friend of mine sent it to me, and I think it needs to be passed on.

Kittens: Inspired by Kittens
The way to bring a smile to your morning, and keep it there whenever you think of it for the rest of the day. (Trust me: this works. I have tried it.)

Monday, 4 May 2009

Happy Birthday, Saminda!

It's a day late, 'cause I live in Alaska... and I had to work yestereday... but...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SAMINDA!!!! I've loved getting to know you over the last year- reading blogs and commenting, and now on facebook getting to see a little bit more of your life. (So exciting and different from my own!)

I'm working on that present for you still (it takes awhile when I'm working...) and hope to have it finished soon. It's of course, too late for your birthday, but who says Christmas isn't a good time for these things?

Anyways, I hope you had a lovely, wonderful birthday, and I'm so happy to have met you! Happy Birthday, Saminda!!!

Friday, 1 May 2009

May 1st: College Decision Date

Okay, not like there was much doubt. But in case anyone missed it.

I am going to HC this fall!

Oh yeah, and it's May Day today! Happy May Day everyone, and I hope you saw some flowers or danced or did something slightly crazy but fun! I was given a lilac pansy at work- and I love it. Being the Purple Girl is so much fun.

And in celebration: I bought myself new purple garden-rubbers. I think I like them. I feel like a little kid, looking down to see how pretty my feet look. Hm... let's hope they keep the blisters far away from me!

By the by, this is my three-hundredth post! *wild gasp ensues* How have I actually managed to find anything to say worth three hundred posts? :)
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