Thursday, December 29, 2005

A little bit of everything....

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that I'm a dreadful correspondant. I can't even remember to write on my blog, let alone write an email or (horrors!) a letter. So, anyone who is reading this and is owed a note of any sort, I'm terribly sorry.

We had a nice laid-back and relaxed Christmas. My grandparents came to stay over Christmas Eve and go to church with us. After church on Christmas day we just hung out around the house.

On Monday we went to see "King Kong" which was just AWESOME. The bugs....eww, the bugs. They didn't scare me, but they sure were disgusting. Andrew loved them, especially the wormy-thing, but he's just a weird little kid. ;o) One of the reviews in the Fort Wayne paper said something about Adrien Brody's character, Jack, being weak and uninteresting and bemoaning the fact that Ann might even consider him over Kong. I had to disagree. Jack was wonderful and he definitely wasn't weak. (The dude went charging off into the jungle BY HIMSELF to save the girl. Stupid, maybe. Weak, no.)

Last night Patrick and I went with Pr. Petersen, Thomas, and Winston to rent skis for the ski trip we're going on next week. I'm so excited! I haven't been skiing for over two years, and I didn't think I'd get to go along this time because of school, but we figured out last night that the timing won't conflict after all. I'll be taking a lesson when we get there, as will my dad.

After we got finished with the skis, Patrick, Thomas, Winston, and I went to a dance lesson. Well, really we got lost on the way there, missed the early lesson, went out for coffee, and made it to the next one. We learned the swing (which Patrick and I already knew) and the cha-cha. The cha-cha is sooo much fun....almost as much fun as the foxtrot, my current favorite dance.

Friday, December 23, 2005

A Huge Sigh of Relief

It was nice getting my first semester of college out of the way, but even nicer is knowing that I got it out of the way and ended up a 4.0 GPA. :oD

This is a HUGE relief, especially in light of the problems I had with my english class/professor. I also get to keep my scholarship, which I had been a little worried about. I'm sure it also feels great to my homeschooling mother... just a reassurance that she didn't (completely) mess me up.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

How girlie am I? HA!

Thank you Rachael.
I always knew I was a girlie-girl, but the description given doesn't quite fit. At least, I don't think so.

Hmph. My highly enlightened, collegiate mind tells me that this quiz is founded on antiquated gender-based stereotypes, and that's the problem with the answer. It's faulty at its core.... ;o)

You Are 30% Boyish and 70% Girlish

Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.
You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.
A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.
But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Yes I do have a blog. Nice of you to remind me....

I don't *think* I was trying to set a record for how long I could go without getting online, but it was working that way. I think it's been just over a week....and that's just getting online. Forget blogging, of all things!

Finals are OVER, and I think they all went well. Piano did for sure. I got some really great feedback from the professors I played for, and have officially been moved from the 200 level course to the 300 level. Yay! I still have to figure out if I'm keeping the same teacher, or if I'll be taking lessons from Dr. Robertson now.

On Friday, with finals completely over, I decided to keep the stress level up by starting a new project: sewing. I'm working on an apron right now, and thus far the patterns, sewing machine, fabric, needle, thread, and pins are all giving me fits. I'm sure it will all come out fine and I'll enjoy it once I figure out what the heck I'm doing.

On Friday evening we went to a surprise 60th birthday party that my grandpa threw for my grandma. It was held at a nice steakhouse complete with live band and dancing. My little cousins (the little little ones) really got into the dancing part, and they entertained the band. Jessica, her friend Paige, my cousins Chris and Matt, and I danced a little, though it was mostly just goofing off or swaying around in a circle.

My dad got back from his trip to India this evening! We're soooooo glad to have him back home safely. He came bearing gifts (naturally.) My mother got a gorgeous black 9-yard sari with beautiful white and peach flowers embroidered on it. I got two Indian dress/pants outfits. Everything is silk and so comfortable.

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His hosts in India gave him a Buddha as a gift, and my parents are still trying to decide what to do with it. It's the cutest thing, if you can forget for a moment that it's an idol....

He also brought a few german newspapers he picked up while stopping over in Frankfurt. Wonder of wonders, I can actually READ them!!!That was so exciting.

Most amazing of all....My father bought toe-rings for my mother and I. My father, who almost had a cardiac event when I first bought one for ;o)

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Ah yes... I remember it well....

Being forced to post again. Good thing my mother is so bossy. Without her I would probably forget I even have a blog! ;o)

Perhaps sometime I'll actually write something....

"It's totally random!
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want--good or bad--BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you."