Tuesday: The whole of that school day was spent moving from class to class not really learning anything or getting anything done but just floating around form place to place. That’s only because it’s so close to Christmas that all the teachers are done teaching and are now on survival mode till Christmas break. Lunch time was the best time; I broke my record of being swered at and went a whole day with out on colorful aimed in my direction. Yippee! We had our final band practice before our big day. We had tow hours of singing and playing instruments, trying to get the final details ironed out. In the end it all summed up very nicely and it was really sounding good. After that was over I went straight home and did my home work. I was up till
Monday: Excited!!!!! Very, very excited!! It’s just getting so close to Christmas, that think of all the things makes me giddy!! And then getting to move my room was such a relief! I’m actually not even cold when I get out of bed! I can sit on the floor and not bump in to anything. It was really nice to move. I feel much more comfortable in my new room. So all of that made me feel like the whole day was going really fast and super slow at the same time, very confusing but that’s what I felt.
Sunday: Good things come to those who wait!! It’s true oh so true, good things come to those who wait. I waited and now I have a really amazing thing! Try it, it works. 🙂
This week I read Calvin and Hobbs just relax. We all know what happens in these stories; Calvin and his pet tiger Hobbs get in huge trouble by doing really little kid-ish things. Well I really love these stories. They remind me of my life in Toledo. We used to do things like what Calvin does with his tiger. Things like play tricks on our baby sitters, drop water balloons on people coming got our house form the tree over the drive way, Oh and then getting lost in the forest behind our house. I so can relate to these stories. Like in one comic strip Calvin and Hobbs are sitting in a tree during summer vacation, doing nothing. Calvin pipes up “You know people run around all their lives, all they do is work and work and work. The only things that they specialize in are doctorates and courses of collage! Why can’t the whole word just specialize in what we do! And do nothing!”. That’s what our life was like in Toledo. We had to do school but that was a byproduct it wasn’t our first thought it was our last we specialized in doing nothing. That’s what I love about Calvin and Hobbs I can relate.
Monday: School flew by!! It’s getting so close to Christmas that I find it hard to concentrate and do my work. So I was in a rush on Monday to finish all the things that I’d been putting off. After a really fast day in school I RAN home, like really ran, and started my home work. I did that till 11:00 pm and then I fell in to bed. I did get it all done thought and I handed it all in on time. Whew!!!
- Sunday: Very tired!! I was happy that I got to move my room! I felt like I’d been settling for second best for such a long time and I finally got something really great! And it really is great I love my new room and I finally have space to spread out and relax! I’m also not sleeping on the porch either, that’s a plus.
- Saturday: When you have a situation that you aren’t enjoying try your best to relax and glide through it. It’s like standing on ice. When you’re walking over ice that’s thin and you stand up your wait will crack it, but if you lie down and spread your weight out it will support you. Same in a stick situation that is a wee bit awkward. Just lay low and let it blow over. The awkward situation? That boy I was dealing with, I just have to lay low and let it blow over.
- Sunday: Got up fairly early for a Sunday morning. We had to go to church without Mom because Bentley was sick. Dad made us sit through serves instead of going to youth group because he wanted us to hear it >< it was a little bit boring but the message was good. Anny has exams all this week so she had to study Sunday and couldn’t baby sit, so I did it on my own. I got through with that at like 4:30 and came home. Oh and then I moved my whole room to my little brothers room because I need the space, so Bentley is now in my old room and I have his. After that ordeal was over I settled down to finish my thesis paper and science home work and study for my Korean test on Wednesday. So I ended up staying up till like 12:00pm finishing it. Very long day.
- Saturday: I was very happy with the Christmas bazaar it was a huge success. I enjoyed working there and it was a good time to just spending with friends. But I did get stuck with that boy who is crazy about me and that was annoying!!
- A book can be your escape from reality, it can be that thing that absorbs the stress and care you feel and it will allow you to live another life. Sometimes though people need you to be on earth, they need you out of the clouds and back in the real world and it’s a good idea to come out of it when they need you or you might get in to trouble.
- Saturday: The Christmas Bazaar!! That’s what happened yesterday. I was put to work right away at the Cookie station. It was really long and boring sitting watching people frosting cookies. It did raise a lot of money though we sold ever one of them. After I finished there I moved to my Dads Home Rooms station, where they had a game set up. It was a good game we had targets that the kids shot at with bean-bags and then however many points they earned they could spend at our prize table. It raised a lot of money. I went home fairly soon after it was over and sat down to finish home work that my teachers had given me for the week end. I finished that at like 10:42pm and went straight to bed. Sleep was very much needed.
- Friday: I wasn’t all that down about losing to ICS-P, we played our best so like I’m happy with that. Plus how could you be down after getting those books! I was so excited to read them and of course I started right away, but that got cut short by the statement “Stop reading and get your head in the game! If you’re not focused you’re going to lose!” That totally rained in my parade, like come on people! Leave me to my dream world, you can have your real one. Not really I can survive the real world with great enjoyment, but I live the lives of the books to such reality that I hate to step out of one.
- Thursday: If you love to be a little bit melancholy like me then when dwelling on the past don’t let it take over completely otherwise you can lose track of reality in your immense sorrows and be miserable. It’s really easy to do when you can’t live without a little tragedy.
- Friday: We had a game against ICS-P and they play hard!!! They weren’t like super good we just didn’t get in to it very much in the first half. The second half we fought a lot more for it. I got four fouls in the second half only, but I’m proud to say that no one got a basket while I was out there! Oh we had the book fair and I got two new books. Jane Eyre and, The Adventures Of Sherlock Homes. I immediately started to read Jane Eyre, and that is why My Coach was so bugged with me. I wasn’t really paying attention.
- Thursday: I felt lonely, I missed my home. The Christmases that had gone past in the US had come back to me in one big flood. I remembered the house, and the decorations running up the stairs and the Christmas tree standing in the living room. It was beautiful and I loved it so much. But its gone nine years of my life in happiness and bliss was gone forever. That was the feeling of that evening, I felt like my whole world was just falling down.
- Wednesday: If you hate something enough to avoid it you might not want to stick with it. It does can turn in to a big drag that affects the rest of your life and you can’t enjoy any of the other things in life.
- Thursday: That was not such a great day. We had the huge concert and all in the evening and that was really hard emotionally! I was really feeling the strain of the whole Christmas season, loved ones not being here to celebrate it and all, very deeply. I almost burst in to tears at least twice, but no one knew I hid it well. The concert it’s self went very well, the choir sang beautifully and that song Carol of the bells was just amazing like I was so worried about it but it turned out great. The band did extremely well, I’m so proud of Amy sitting up there with her flute trying her best to look like she knows what’s going on. She’s like fourth chair or something. So it spared here the embarrassment of having to sit right in front. They played… Oh shoot I can’t remember. Anyone who reads this please don’t tell Amy :). It ended with a big carol sing with everyone and My family and I retired to our house to celebrate my Mom’s birthday. Pleasant events but painful and happy memories to go with them.
- Wednesday: I was SO happy to have won (and get that basket but that’s just between you and me). It was nice to glide in to the success of the team and be part of it. It was a great learning experience for me though, and I think I’ve gotten better in doing it. I still really hate basketball but I think I’ll live though it and sticking it out is a good idea. I’ll never regret it (thought I doubt I’ll ever play again).
- Tuesday: If I don’t get started on something right away I never get it done so my lesson way work and then play! Never put of the work because you will forget and not get it done.
- Wednesday: WE WON!!!! We won, we won, we won! We totally took KIS out! We whipped them! The ending score was 36 to 10. And guess what!?!?! (No laughing) I got me very first game basket. Now I know to all you great pro-basket people it’s no big deal, but for me! I’ve been playing for 10 day’s come today and I’m awful so it’s a big accomplishment for me to be able to do that. Well any way the game went super well. KIS isn’t a bad team they just are inexperienced like me. Mayray got like 60% of the baskets and Alex got 39% and then that last 1% was milkshake and I we only got like three baskets between us. I did some great rebounding though and boxing out was a great success! So I think that was a great learning experience.
- Tuesday: Not making wise decision is the thing. I need to make wise decisions. In the case of yesterday I really was kicking myself for not staying focused and getting things done. I hate when I do that and I feel so helpless, because I just can’t seem to get my act together on those days. I hate, hate, hate leaving things to the last minute and that made Tuesday evening a little harder. Band practice was good in the beginning it was a little hard cause like I felt that I wasn’t really prepared to to do this, but to my great relief I’ve caught on pretty darn quick and I feel I’m doing well at it.
- Monday: At all costs do your very best to not show discomfort or awkwardness to the world around you!! The malicious little pipsqueaks out there will see your weakness and strike at you… very, very hard. It’s not pleasant and I do not relish that happening again.
Tuesday: Band again! I’m really getting on well in there. The songs are ones I know and then all the other members are really patient with me when I need to work on some thing. we practiced Lord I lift your name on high, Above all, and then a Christmas song which I know the word to but not the name. I got home at like 4:30 I was excused from practice so I went strait home after Basketball. I got a bit of home work done but I really couldn’t stay focused. It was really hard for some reason so I procrastinated. but because I did that I’m now sick from being up late. *sigh*
Monday: Surprised at ever corner! I like the routine it’s good for me it helps me know when to do what and all that. So on Monday when I was only a little bit out of routine I felt uncomfortable and very awkward. Not like me as a person awkward like the awkward of putting on a pair of jeans that are two sizes to small and your stuck that way for a whole day awkward. It’s not a pleasant feeling to feel a little out of place.
Sunday: You need a break once in a while and when you do end up taking on don’t feel guilty about it! The world will still spin with out your help and the people around you will be just fine. The sky won’t fall, the water won’t dry up and the earth will not crumble if you need a rest. It’s OK you can take one.
Martin the Warrior is the second book in the Red wall series though I haven’t cracked it open yet I know what it’s about ( I watched the movie).
- Martin a Tall mouse of about 14 seasons has been enslaved but the evil Rat or whatever it is, Badrange and is now a slave and forced building his monstrous fort Marshank. He is fighting against the tyrant with all his might but to no avail! He cannot wriggle out from this stone pawed rulers grasp and after many years of being a thorn in Badranges side he is put out as food for the birds. But then when all hope is lost he is saved by a beautiful mouse made who drives the birds, who are about to feed of his flesh, away and saves Martins life. He is nurtured back to life by this Rose of Noonvail and her tribe but soon find out that Roses little brother is enslaved by the evil Badrange and goes back to save him. So fallow a daring fight between Badrange and This Martin the Warrior. It rages back and forth with Martin and his band slowly gaining the upper hand. In the last battle that is fought between the two sides there is the last deciding scrimmage between the leaders, but Martin is slowly losing and the evil Badrange seems to be winning. In a desperate attempt to save Martin and his cause (to free all the creatures under Badranges rule and ride the earth of his scum for ever) Martins beloved Rose of Noon Vail gives her life in the battle. The story ends in a dramatic close of Rose’s Funeral and Martins sworn oath never to love again.
- It’s a great story; I love the tragically romantic ones. Like the Titanic and Guinevere and Lancelot or Romeo and Juliet. They are all so tragic one will to die for love and the other lives ever on pining away for their lost loved one. Though most of this story isn’t that tragic ending lots of it is spent building the love story to that dramatic end. It’s amazing.