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. :)

1 comment:

  1. I love your red door! Red doors are the prettiest.

    I want to learn to drive a stick shift, but from my own limited experience in moving them around they really don't seem that hard. There's just the clutch and gear-shifting. You will probably learn really fast :) Although, honestly, it would probably be easier for you to have your parents drive with you once or twice and then, once you get the gist of it, go practice by yourself and kill the car as many times as you need to. That's what I wish I could do, but I doubt Mom and Dad would let me ;) Besides which, all of our manual transmissions are rather large. A smaller one would be easier to handle.

    I hope you have better days coming up soon...I can't wait for our trip! :)

    dance a real


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