Thursday, July 24, 2014

in which I get a cast... and also a car

Some weeks are REALLY good.
Some weeks are REALLY bad. 
And some weeks have REALLY good days and REALLY bad days. 
This week has been one of the REALLY good and REALLy bad days week. 
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Monday started way too early, with me at a orthopedics office, getting a cast on my right wrist, finally dealing with the problem in my thumb from a year and a half ago. It wasn't what I expected at all, and quite frankly, I was extremely unhappy about it. 

I'm gonna whine for a minute. I'm a pianist, I'm also the oldest of 9 living at home, I'm right handed, and I have a weeklong road-trip to the beach coming up in two weeks. I need my right hand!!! 

Wednesday on the other hand was fabulous. We drove back home to Goldendale to pick up my car. I wasn't expecting to get a car until next summer at the earliest, and even then it was iffy. (Depending on when I can get a job, and how much I could save.) But about a month ago, I found out that some sweet friends from back home were giving me a car. It was so unexpected, but an amazing blessing. It's a VW Golf GTI, and runs beautifully. The only "hitch," and it's not much of a problem, because I can learn, is that it is stick-shift, and I don't have a clue how to drive it. So I shall be back to driving lessons. Hopefully I proceed faster this time than the last time I learned to drive. :)

Last week I spent down in Southern OR with some friends, working at a fair in their concession stand. Let me just say that I have a whole new respect for food vendors at Fairs and Festivals. It's long, HOT and your feet hurt like crazy by the end of the day, and mornings come way too soon. It was great fun to people watch, however, and I saw so many adorable babies and little kids it was wonderful. And an amazing amount of twins of all ages. People-watching is one of my top ten favorite things. :)

 So, these pictures are weird, but it's kind of hard to take pictures outside in the rain, whilst giving your little brother directions the whole time on how to get the right shot, and how to zoom the camera. :) Thanks, bro!
This is one of my lazy, stay-at-home-all-day outfits. It's cold and rainy here, and I really didn't feel like dressing up even a little. I'll probably throw on some strange colorful socks and a sweater this afternoon, and curl up on the couch and watch a couple of my nutrition class lectures. I was planning on focusing on my current Algebra book this summer, finishing it by September 1st, but now that I have a cast on, I can't use a pencil, so I've decided to focus on finishing my nutrition course, the writing/essay class and hopefully finish Biology, so that this fall/winter and next spring I can focus on finishing all my math, and graduate in June, (or maybe even before! :)

outfit details:
Skirt: Thrifted {7.99?}
Brown Shirt: Goodwill {5.99}
Burgundy Cami: Fred Myers {9.99}
Hot Pink Nail Polish: Walgreens {4.99}
And I'm not wearing shoes again...

how's your week going? Is it good, bad or both? Tell me what's going on. :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

l i s t s

*loving right now*
-cold brewed coffee
-wearing my maxi as a dress
-moby dick
-chocolate milkshakes
-sleep (it's not overrated)
-sense and sensibility
- and my yiruma pandora station playing at the same time.

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Don't you know? Haven't you heard? Don't you understand the foundations of the earth?
God is enthroned above the earth, and those who live on it are like grasshoppers. 
He stretches out the sky like a canopy
and spreads it out like a tent to live in.
He makes rulers unimportant,
and makes earthly judges worth nothing.
Have have hardly been planted,

They have hardly been sown.

They have hardly taken root in the ground

Then he blows on them and they wither 
and a windstorm sweeps them away like straw.
"To whom, then, can you compare me? Who is my qual?" asks the Holy One
Look at the sky and see.
Who created these things?
Who brings out the stars one by one?
He calls them all by name.
Because of the greatness of his might and the strength of his power, 
not one of them is missing...
Don't you know? Haven't you heard? 
The eternal God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth,
does not grow tired or become weary.
His understanding is beyond reach.
He gives strength to those who are weak.
Even young people grow tired and become weary,
and young men will stumble and fall.
Yet the strength of those who wait with hope in the Lord will be renewed.
They will soar on wings like eagles
they will run and won't become weary
they will walk and won't grow tired.
Isaiah 40:21-26, 28-31

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favorite quotes right now:

if the shoe fits... buy it in every color.

If you live to be one hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day so I don't have to live without you.
Winne the Pooh

Adventure is OUT THERE!

Distance means so little when someone means so much.
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to do:
* finish the laundry
* 3 lessons of algebra
* clean my room... again.
* clean the girls bathroom
* get this post finished and up
* straighten my hair and apply make-up so I look presentable when my brother arrives later tonight. :)
*  finish the email that's been sitting in my drafts for days.

/ / / \ \ \ brother is coming to visit tonight, and I'm excited. I haven't seen him in three months, and although this trip will be super short, it will be wonderful!! :)
ii. I've started making bouquets out of the various flowers and weeds around our yard. Some of them turn out better than others, but they are all colorful and brighten up our dining room table.
iii. it's been hot. i'm a cool weather girl, so it's been interesting trying to survive. lots of iced tea and iced coffee! and ice-cubes and ice-cubes in lemonade. and ice. :)
iv. this girl is one of my favorite peoples. so go check her out. she's pretty amazing.


Sunday, July 6, 2014


1.      i hadn't intended to take an almost 2 week break from blogging. in fact, i planned to get several posts up, but stuff happened, and i got busy and it never happened. it seems like the neverending excuse, but there it is anyway.
2.     I spent three days last weekend with my best-friend, Hannah, back home in Goldendale. It was restful, beautiful, and simply amazing. We were able to just sit back and relax, talk and be absolutely weird and silly. It was wonderful; Especially considering that I got home around dinner time on Sunday, barely had time to pack and then was up at 3:30 Monday morning and out the door for a week-long, super busy trip to CA. 
3.     We attended a homeschool conference in Sacramento this last week, and were able to visit family and see friends. I got to spend one night with my sister-in-laws sisters, and we had a lovely time. :) I had a little too much caffeine that night, but it didn't affect my sleep at ALL. Hannah K. and I tried to watch Sense and Sensibility but we were both too exhausted and she fell asleep and all I wanted was to climb into bed, so we didn't finish it. I plan to in the near future though. 
4.     it's summertime, and it's starting to get super busy. It's good though, because sitting at home doing nothing isn't the most wonderful thing in the world. :) I set some HUGE goals for myself today for the summer, (school goals.  Yes, I am planning to do a ton of school over the summer. I already know I'm weird. :) and it's good, it'll push me to my limit, and help me feel super productive. ;)

                             how's your summer been so far? what kind of wonderful plans do you have for the next month or two?