Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Facebook and Other Things

Hey, everybody. First off, an apology. I have begun to think in the form of a Facebook status update. You know, 'is doing nothing', 'wishes to go somewhere'? So if any of my sentences begin with verbs, forgive me. It just might be involuntary.
And speaking of facebook, I'm a little creeped out at the moment. You see, there's this stupid application called 'Friend Quiz' where you answer random questions about your friends. Well, this morning I got a notification that somebody had answered a question about me. I jumped through the hoops to see who it was, and lo and behold, there's my old friend Jonathon. The question was 'Would Ella make a good spouse?'. He said yes. Eeeww! Now see, you have to understand that Jonathon and I have some, how you say?, history. He had a major crush on me when we were kids, then he moved far far away. So I never have to see him anymore, but it's still creepy. Moving on!
The next couple of weeks are going to be wild. But I suppose I'd best start in the past before moving on to the future. Saturday night Joy and Haley spent the night. We had a grand old time. We played Apples to Apples, ate popcorn, watched Meet the Robinsons, and stayed up 'til 2:30 in the morning. Sunday morning we got up at like seven o'clock to go to church. Worship was great, no thanks to...well, never mind. We could've used more practice, that's all. Sunday afternoon was quiet. 
Yesterday was my first full day of school, with all of my school books. I had been working steadily long before that, but yesterday was the first time with all of my curriculum. So needless to say, it was a long day. I spent the whole day looking forward to band practice, and then they cancelled it. If I wasn't used to it by now, I would've been mad. I made up for it though. Last night Andrew randomly asked me to watch a movie with him. So we watched Lion King. Then we played Battleship. We had chinese food for dinner, then finished the day with Mom reading to us kids. So it was a nice evening anyway. I love my family!
Yay!! Now the past has caught up with the future! My daddy's leaving early Thursday morning for Ohio. His grandmother passed away last Thursday, and he needs to get up there for the funeral. Spring and I keep on saying how much we both wish that I could go with him, but it just isn't going to work. 
Dad will get home some time Friday, then Saturday morning we're taking off for the mountains. We're headed out for a week-long family do-nothing vacation. And guess what? What's that? You don't know? Okay, I'll tell you. Mom and Dad let me invite Joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so so so so excited. Of course, we're still waiting on an answer from her parents, but it's looking hopeful if I do say so myself. Yaaaaay!!! Oh my gosh, it would be so much fun! And we would even have a whole apartment in the condo to ourselves! Wow. So you can imagine how much I'm waiting to hear from her. 
I think that's pretty much everything that's going on. You guys have a great day!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Good Morning!

Happy Saturday to you all!! I'm sitting here in my favorite pajamas, drinking my coffee and blogging. Does it get any better than this?
Actually, it does, and it's about to. After I get through today (cleaning galore) I get to have Joy and Haley over tonight!!! I'm so excited, spending time with my besties. I don't think we have much of a plan, except for popcorn. Popcorn has gotten to be a midnight-snack-tradition for me and Joy. That and sitting on the roof. Yeah, we're random sometimes. And speaking of random, I suppose I could let you in on our epic search for kazoos. See, the last night of VBS, Joy and I found these two kazoos among the leftover prize stuff. We were so insane that night, it had been absolutely chaos, and we celebrated the fact that it was over by blowing psychoticly on our kazoos. Now ever since then, these two kazoos will reappear from our pockets at the most random moments, and we'll start playing something. We even practice new songs. It's fun. But now, whenever we do it around our friends, they all want in on the fun! So we decided to start our own kazoochestra (not my word, but I forget where I got it), but no matter how hard we try, we can't find kazoos! Nobody has them! So we're gonna have to wind up ordering them online. Oh well, it'll be worth it.
Well, guys, I have chores to do, and I'd best get on with my day. Enjoy your Saturday!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Just some quick bits of news.
First off, Spring's visit has been delayed to mid-October. :( But at least she's still coming!!! Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!! 
Second, I didn't make Bible Bee nationals. Oh well. Next year? Joy's gonna do it with me, and we're gonna try to get our whole church into it. Next year will most definitely go better. :)
K, I think that's it. Bye!


Hey, everybody!! I just got home from youth group. We had our 'Is-love-a-spiritual-gift' debate tonight. You might've noticed the poll on my blog. The final consensus was that it is, which was what I thought all along. You'd think that I'd be happy. I'm not really. I never really cared. It was just the fun of debating. Well, it wasn't all that fun. It was kind of...anticlimactic. Dull. Whatever.
Aside of that, it was a wonderful evening. We had fifteen people tonight, all crammed into Mr. John's tiny office (that has been doubling as a youth room). After most people left, me, Joy, Brandon, Corine, and Isabel played our favorite game (The Dice Game, I'll write more about it later). We had a grand time. 
Today was a little insane. We finally started school, kind of. Today we went out to the second-hand homeschool curriculum store, and the music store, and the christian bookstore. Lots of running around. 
NaNoWriMo is coming up fast! I hope everyone has their ideas ready. Hey, do me a favor? Let me know if you're doing NaNoWriMo? Feel free to leave a comment. :)
I'm totally psyched about it. It's going to be so much fun. I have my story all planned out. I'll tell you about it, but it's too late tonight. Sometime soon.
Well, that's pretty much it. Have a great night!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Blah again

I hate naming these things. Anyway...hey everybody! Hope you've all had a marvelous day. 
I think I have. I'm not sure. I have a cold, so I can't really tell. Who knows? I might be asleep right now. Moving on!
It's been an eventful few days. I think my last post was last Wednesday. That stupid virus went all through the family. Everybody got it but me. I got a cold, which I'm still stuck with now. So outside of everybody being...sick, the second half of last week was quiet.
Sunday was insane. After church the youth group had an outing. We started out the beach, and all of us brought lunches and had a nice little picnic. After hanging out there for a while, we went mini-golfing. It was great, kind of depressingly dull, but fun anyway 'cause I was with my friends.
After mini-golf we went to dinner at a little sub/pizza place. 
 I got stuck riding home with the guys, 'cause we were short one seat in the girls car, and Joy and I decided to take turns. It actually wasn't horrible. They were pretty typical guys, talking about eating disgusting amounts of food, scars, and hurting people. They attempted to freeze me to death, but I managed. They attempted to blow me away with loud music. I managed. It was fun. 
Well, folks, that's all for now! Bye!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Past Few Days

Hey, everybody! It's been a hectic few days. I think my last post was Saturday morning before the Bee. It feels like it's been forever since then, but I guess that's just because so much has happened since. 
Saturday went well...I think. I know that I did not totally fail. I felt okay about it. But I don't think I made nationals. I'll know Friday. I don't know at this point if I'd be thrilled or horrified. If I made it, that's a chance at 100,000 dollars. But it also means that the next two months of my life are entirely devoted to studying. I'm kind of happy to have my life back, but I don't know if I like the idea of not being good enough for nationals. So I'll let you know how I feel when I let you know how I did. I guess for now it's all in God's hands. 
Sunday was fabulous. Church went well...as usual. Nothing majorly out of the ordinary. Sunday afternoon was a little rushed. Me and Mom spent the whole afternoon in the kitchen making food for Sunday night. Sunday night was (cue drumroll) The Dedication Service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so beyond incredible. There must've been like 300-some people there. The atmosphere was amazing. It was like a holiday or a celebration. Our mother church was there, along with another church from the area (the one who's building we met in for about four years). The band did great. Worship was wonderful. It felt more like a concert than church, and I had a great vantage point from the stage. Watching that many people...it was amazing. Our special music songs (Revelation Song, In the Air Tonight, and Where the Streets Have No Name) went well to. I was glad for the musicians, because I know that alot of them were nervous. They did wonderfully. Afterward there was food. Kind of like a potluck meal. A bunch of people from our church brought food, and everybody made a plate and went to the gymatorium to eat. The line for food was HUGE!! Me, Haley, Joy, Brandon, and Stephen's little sis Corine (temporary name. I'll find a better one.) were all hanging out together, waiting in line. We were very hyper, giddy almost. It was fun. I don't really know what came over us, but it was fun.
Afterwards we had some fun drama. Somebody sent somebody to send somebody to tell Corine that he likes her. She (being a good bit younger than me) reminded me a good bit of myself at her age in the whole thing. She freaked out. She was walking around in circles, acting like she was going to puke, sliding down the wall, half-crying on my shoulder. It was great. Me and Joy just kept on telling her, "It's gonna be okay." It was funny. After she had started feeling a bit better about the whole thing, she got really, REALLY, hyper. Her brother definitely noticed, and (not knowing about the whole 'that-person-likes-you-situation') blamed it on the fact that she needed sleep. I laughed and said, "Oh yeah, that's it." He was in for a rude awakening. 
Anyway, Sunday was a success from beginning to end. Monday morning, I flew out of bed, packed a bag, got ready (kind of) and was out the door by 10:00. We spent Monday and Tuesday in Colonial Williamsburg, came back Tuesday evening. It was a marvelous time, and I feel like I learned alot. Very interesting place, you should visit it if you ever get the chance. 
Then today was fairly uneventful. I spent this morning far, far away from reality. I've been so busy lately, I forgot how delightful it is to escape your world and stop thinking by reading a book. I didn't have a self-related thought for hours. Then I cleaned my room, worked a little on my Nanowrimo story, and planned on getting ready for Bible study. But then Mom informed me that I was staying home to watch Andrew (who has a stomach bug). I was really bummed, 'cause in youth tonight we were supposed to resume a really fun debate that I've been preparing for since May. They actually wound up canceling Bible study altogether, 'cause there's a lot of sick families in the church and we wanted to prevent it from spreading further. 
Well, that just about catches the past up with the present. Right now I'm just hanging out at home. 
Have a great night!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Well, folks, in just a few hours, it'll all be over. I'll be back to my old blogging self. I should explain. The Bible bee is today. So everything I've been working towards, all my studying, the reason I haven't been on any of my blogs, will be over by, eh, four o'clock this afternoon.
Wish me luck!!!
Have a good day. :)