Friday, May 27, 2011

Five Minute Friday - On Forgetting

Every Friday I try to take five minutes out of my day/evening and write. For five minutes flat. And then I link up over at The Gypsy Mama with all the other "Five-Minute-Friday-ers"

This week's topic is On Forgetting.

Forgetting is so easy to do. Remembering is the hard thing. I can forget what I did yesterday, and I frequently do. But why is it so easy to forget the important things that happen? The things that God has done for me? How he has changed me. Why is it so easy to forget?
Those are the things that should be remembered. Those are the life changing, forever impacting moments. Those should be remembered.
Just today I was talking to my Mom about LT (Leadership Training) this summer. We talk so much about logistics that it's easy to forget to think about and anticipate what GOD is going to do for a week. It has nothing to do with me. I need to remember to anticipate what God will do in my life and in the lives of those around me; what he will do in the lives of the people that he so dearly loves and gave his only son for.

Why is it easy to forget that I am in this world to share Him with others? At work especially. It's so easy to get caught up in... working. I forget to make sure that I'm serving cheerfully and have a positive attitude and am not being rude or snarky. I feel like I still need to apologize to one of the managers for the tone of voice that I used at one point tonight. She probably doesn't remember, but I do. She probably didn't even notice. Should I forget? What are the things you should forget? Is it okay to forget things like that? I guess I'll ask God and if she's working tomorrow maybe I'll say something. But she probably forgot.

Why is it easy to forget? When is it okay to forget? Those are my questions.

Whew. That was a great topic!

I'm going to go to bed now. Goodnight!

I'm linking up right here!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I'm tired.
Dance was good tonight.
I think this is all that this post is going to be.
Six lines.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend Update


Just so y'all know, one of my summer goals is to blog every day. I'm not going to beat myself up if I don't, but it's on my list for every day.

This weekend was BUSY. But it was super fun!
I posted on Friday, right? Yeah. I did. Okay.
Saturday. Got up and moseyed around. Got ready for work. Worked from 11-3. Came home and ate. Meme&Pops were here. We sat around outside and talked and caught up. It was super fun!
We got Chiptole for dinner, which was delicious. After dinner we went for a walk. When we got home we played Wits&Wagers which is a SUPER fun game! :) We also watched an episode of Chuck (Chuck vs Agent X) which was AAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZIIIINGGGGGGGGG. Chuck is just SO GOOD. I'm so sad that this next season is the last one :( But I'll live.

Sunday we did music at church, which went well. After church we came home for about 5 minutes (probably a little bit longer) and then went to Canton for a bridal shower! It was fun :) After the bridal shower I was home long enough to grab a bagel and keys and then went to the very end of the Youth Leadership meeting that was going on... which turned into PROM planning committee meeting! :)

We prayed a little bit and then hung out and chatted and ate and whatnot. They played this fantastically funny game where we came up with different scenarios and people had to come up with break-up lines in like, 15 seconds. QUITE funny.

Brandon talked about warning signs in a relationship. It was really good. (We're doing the Summer Lovin' series at The620.) To see the videos (from past weeks and eventually this week!) go to!
After youth group, I dropped Kaylala off at her house and came home. Meme and I watched the Billboard music awards a bit and then Katie, Hannah, Mom & Dad got home from their walk. We sat around and they ate their Frosties. Eventually we went to bed. And that was my day!

From 8:30am-8:30pm I was home for less than 15 minutes. Just a fun fact. Hah.

Today has been... normal?

Got up, ate breakfast, Meme&Pops left, I read some of my history, took a shower, caught up on blogs, ate lunch, watched a bit of The Sound of Music, read over my physics stuff that I'm taking a test on, and now I'm blogging. I should really go over the test w/ Mom... sooo,
Adios for now!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Five Minute Friday - When Seasons Change

Five Minute Friday is an opportunity to write for five minutes flat on a topic each week at The Gypsy Mama.

The topic this week is When Seasons Change.

When seasons change, I look around. I see the beauty in everything. Things are changing and becoming different, things are becoming new. Winter into spring is a beautiful change of season, and Spring into Summer is even better. To me, summer is relaxing and stress free. But Summer itself is changing. This summer is a change in season for me. I have a job. I'm starting to take on more responsibilities. I have my drivers license. People, it seems, are changing too. The people who are in my life, the people who are most important to me. There are people who will always be important to me, but things are changing.

Last fall-into-winter was a season change that brought about changes in my life. Winter-into-spring brought about its changes too. I'm looking forward to seeing what these next season changes will bring with them. Will I like the changes? Will I accept them for what they are, or will I stomp my feet and complain to God that that wasn't what I wanted. Who knows. Only God, I guess. 

When seasons change I see God differently. What will he look like during this next season? Will he be friend, father, lover, Lord, King? What will he be to me.

Only time will tell as the seasons change.

Thank you for changing seasons and me, God.

I'm linking up here!


Time to update from Wednesday before work to now.
Wait. Laundry is calling....
Done! :)

Sooooo Wednesday...  Went to work. Worked. Was fairly uneventful. Had to do some e-learning for barista and the new celebration that's coming out soon :)
I made my first cafe mocha by myself. Closed by myself-ish. Had some help, which was good. I really need to learn how to take the bagel slicer apart and put it back together. That would be good. It seems like Allen is the only person who knows how to take it apart/put it back together.

Came home. Ate a little bit. Took a shower. Went to bed.

Thursday morning James came over for breakfast. He was here when I got up. Kaite was making pancakes. Whitney was still here. So we had a little party at breakfast :) The pancakes were good except for the fact that Kaite forgot to put the salt in. Oops. I was eating one of the first ones and was like, this doesn't taste quite right. I went through like "did you put only wheat flour in these," "did you put sugar in these," and that was really about it. But we put peanut butter and syrup and sometimes powdered sugar on them. DElishus.

I did some school... or tried to. James was doing some KaRen stuff, Kaite was doing her class online, Hannah was... helping James and... doing I don't know what else, Whitney was watching videos or something. We ended up watching part of the That Choir Thang Variety Show from 2005. Crazy stuff. Katie and I also ran up to the plaza about job scheduling stuff.

James left before lunch because he was having lunch with his dad. We ate lunch kinda late... I don't remember what I did after lunch. Hm. Oh well! haha
Dinner was quiche, delicious! After dinner we went for a walk and then had a surprise Mother's Day since Hannah got home on Mother's Day weekend. Katie made a cake and we had ordered some books that Mom had wanted. For fun we played Wits and Wagers which was really fun! And then we watched an episode of Chuck-Chuck vs the Family Volkoff. I think tonight we're going to do pretty much the same thing! I know the next Chuck (and maybe the next one after that!) is going to be watched tonight.
After all that it was time for bed. I sat in bed and read a few chapters of the next installment of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Goooood books.

This morning I got up and ate breakfast. After brekkers I mowed the yard. Took a shower. Caught up on blogs. Ate lunch and watched Glee. Did some schooool. Talked to Kayt about prom pictures tomorrow. Did some more school. Drank an Icee and talked with the girls. Played the piano some. Did some laundry. Now I'm blogging and waiting for laundry to be done. Yay!

Dinner tonight is Bubble Pizza! I'm excited because we haven't had Bubble Pizza in a LONG time.

Today is also FRIDAY which means Five Minute Friday! So look for that later :)
Until my Five Minutes are up,

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just another Manic Wednesday... Wait, that's not right.


I've been kinda slacking on the blogging front. It's something I'm hoping to do more of over the summer. It's on my daily to-do list.

Life has been good.

Monday I didn't have BoW... because school is pretty much over! But I had a dentist appointment and went to the library, bank, and grocery store with Mom.
When we got home I had lunch and watched The Biggest Loser from a couple of weeks ago. I babysat in the afternoon... which was fairly uneventful. After that I ate dinner with the fam minus dad (because he golfs on Monday nights) and then headed off to dance! "Dance on a Monday?", you say? Yes. Dance on a Monday. It was a makeup class for one of the crazy snowdays that we've had.
I came home and... relaxed for a bit? I don't remember. Took a shower, went to bed. You know the drill.

Tuesday morning... got up... did school... Watched Make It Or Break It.
Thennnnn *drum roll please* we had a girls tea thingy! Yeah, I should have a better name for it, but I don't. But we had coffee and cookies and chocolate covered stuff. Annnnnd yes. We talked about life and whatnot. Annnnd.... after that... I don't remember what I did, honestly. But we ate dinner and then headed out to the Falls. Mom&Dad had a meeting, Katie was meeting with a couple of friends, and I had dance. On a Tuesday. Like normal. Came home, took a shower, went to bed.

Wednesday! Aka today.
Got up, ate a little bit, did a couple days worth of physics, and a couple days worth of history. Ate lunch. One of Katie and Hannah's friends, Whitney, is over for the day... she got here during lunch-time, and we talked and whatnot, ate, watched this video of Katie reading something... that was really funny... to her. It was actually quite hilarious. She was laughing until she was crying. Good stuff.

Then we went on an up-and-down-the-street walk because it looked like it was going to rain. And it did indeed rain.

Hannah and Whitney (who will be referred to from here on out as "The Crazies") went out in the rain. I went on the porch and took pictures of them. They're crazy.

Annd now they're talking. Annnnnnd I have to work soon. So. I shall be done for now.
But I hope this was a fairly good, comprehensive update!

Until later,

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Today was a good day.

I got up, ate breakfast, got ready for work, and went to work.
Work was CRAZY. It was so so so busy! It was the first Saturday morning/afternoon I've ever worked. I did work last Saturday in the late afternoon/evening.

But yes, it was crazy busy. I feel like I used up all of my words for the day in the 5 hours that I worked. It was actually kinda fun. There was definitely a lot of talking and voiding involved.
If you come to Panera, I'll try to get your order the first time. Just be patient. Gimme a little bit of time :)

After work, I came home and ate my jalapeño cheddar bagel and drank my Dr. Pepper.

Ermmmm........ yeah.

The Karen girls were over... we played Apples to Apples for a while.

They went home around 5:30...

We had grilled cheese for dinner, and now we're watching Chuck (third episode of the night!), and I had half of my pecan roll that I got today. So yes. It has been a gooood day.

Tomorrow is church and youth group and some more Chuck probably...

I'll try to keep up the blogging!
Later my readers!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Deep Breath

Five Minute Friday. A time to WRITE for five minutes flat, post what ya got, and link up over here.
Go check out the other Five Minute Friday posts, too!

Today's prompt: Deep Breath

Deep breath.
Honestly, I'm taking a deep breath as I jump into this post.
I haven't blogged in 12 days. That's almost TWO weeks, people! I'm such a slacker.
But taking deep breaths helps me slow down.
For example, I take deep breaths before going to work, before diving into the craziness that is the bakery-cafe I work at. I love that place. But I'm taking deep breaths just thinking about my shift tomorrow. It's the first lunch shift I work, and I'm nervous. I'm afraid I'll make a mistake. But when I think that way I need to take a deep breath and let my Savior lead me. He'll drive out my fear. He'll help me not make mistakes. I firmly believe that.
Deep breath.
I take deep breaths before I dance, before I perform. The recital is coming up and sometimes I just have to take deep breaths. Deep breaths are calming. Deep breaths slow your heart rate and stop your blood from pumping quite so hard.
Deep breath.
I take a deep breath as I try to suppress jealousy and ugly feelings. Take a deep breath and let it all go. Let the negativity out with that deep breath.
Take a deep breath. Right now. Calming, isn't it?
Deep breaths make me think of a sleeping baby... that little stutter in their breath, that deep sigh. Sometimes I wish life were like that... that I could be a baby again. Wouldn't that be nice?
But alas, I'm a teenager. A teenager with a busy life and a busy schedule who sometimes needs to STOP. And take a deep breath.


Thanks for taking the time to read my five minutes of word vomit! (That's about what it feels like... haha!)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Just because I can...

White Rabbit. :)

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