Posts Tagged ‘snow’

My afternoon was occupied with work

March 2, 2010

…which means I wasn’t able to finish Wallie’s present. I hope he’ll understand if I give it to him Thursday, perhaps, or maybe Friday. When I started it on Sunday, I didn’t realize that I would be working both today and yesterday… I got a good chunk of it done, but it’s not complete as of yet.

Work was long, and mostly boring. It was snowing basically the whole time, so Safeway was very busy, with everybody in the “we could be snowed in for weeks!!!” mentality. My teeth, due to the braces, are still killing me.

It felt so weird having a regular backpack kind of thing rather than a messenger bag. I haven’t had a backpack sort since seventh grade, or maybe even sixth!

I was about to say once again that my teeth are killing me… one track mind, let me tell you. I do not have a high threshold for pain.

Tomorrow’s Wallie’s birthday! And the stage crew meeting! It’s dreadful that it falls on Wednesday Club, but we’re having Thursday Club this week instead, so it’s all good in the neighborhood.

I’m not working at all this entire weekend! I can’t wait!

Here are old-fashioned braces to make me feel better about myself. I would NOT like to have headgear, that’s for sure! Consider myself lucky.

Quid pro quo

February 24, 2010

It was a good day. The week was going by slowly, but the knowledge that tomorrow is Thursday sends a shiver down my spine. Maybe it’s not been going by so slowly after all! It’s supposed to snow tonight, but I hope if it does that it’s only enough to warrant a delay- the first (I guess you could say) official meeting of stage crew is tomorrow, and I don’t want it to be canceled, especially since I won’t be able to go to set build on Saturday because of work (3- 8 pm).

Today was Wednesday Club, an extended version. Rachel had musical rehearsal so she wasn’t able to come until the very end (we stayed until 6:15 pm), but Wallie and I had a great time nonetheless. We finished our schedules outside (I’m actually going to take Independent Living instead of Parenting- I wanted to take a class that Wallie wouldn’t mind taking as well, and it seems like it would be more useful), and then it got even colder, it seemed, so we went inside. I felt bad because this guy with a laptop (Wallie calls him “the guy with a laptop and an attitude”) sat near us, as it was the only available place to sit, and we were kind of loud… I felt like we were distracting him. We did homework, anyway, though we both kept getting distracted and talking more instead.

At 5:20 ish, we went over to Giant for the second time and bought our dinners. Wallie and I each bought hot chicken sandwiches, as well as Odwalla drinks (Wallie had Orange Honey something, I believe, and I had Pomegranate Limeade) and a piece of fruit each (Wallie a banana, I an Asian pear, which I had never had before and was very good). We ate at the picnic table outside the library.

As soon as we finished our dinners and stood up to go back inside, Michael called, as per Rachel’s request, because Rachel had been looking for us. I told Michael that we were currently at the picnic table but were heading inside, for him to relay this information back to Rachel. I guess he didn’t hear the second part, though, because Rachel trekked through the snow on the hill to get to the picnic table to find us! I felt horrid about this, as Wallie and I were sitting down inside when Rachel came in, snow in her shoes, and finally found us. We then all headed back over to Giant for a third time in order for Rachel to buy something for dinner. It was a little after six at this time. I bought a package of cheese rolls for another day, and as we were just heading out of Giant my sister Emma sent me a text message to let me know that my father was there to pick me up. I gathered my things and headed back out. Then I went home.

I was greeted by another thick stack of college letters as well as a package, which turned out to be “Possible Side Effects,” another Augusten Burroughs memoir I had ordered. I actually ended up being more excited, however, by the 30+ paged booklet from American University! It’s really a wonderful thing. Is it bad that I’m basing my college choices mostly on how interesting the mail is that they send me? Runner-ups are one that looks very artsy, the brochure, I mean, and one that has my name spelled out in fireworks on the front. It’s beautiful enough to hang on my wall. In fact, I think I shall do so.

Frozen Computers Frustrate Me

December 24, 2008

If you hadn’t guessed it by the title, the reason I failed to post yesterday was that my computer was frozen. I only wish outside were becoming as white-Christmas as the PC. *cue Christmas songs*

Blegh, sorry, I know, that was completely uncalled for. Christmas songs are heard enough around the holidays as it is.

Speaking of the holidays, just as the last time I posted: boy, am I excited! Tonight was the third night of Hanukkah– we got a new menorah, replacing the one we got as a gift before I was born and which we have to jab the wax out after each use in order for it to actually hold new candles. We also got some chocolate covered oreos in festive Hanukkah colors. Blue and silver, blue and silver, blue and silver. What comes next? Silver!

Gee, am I really still in the Child Development preschool/pattern mood? Guess so.

Oh, and so yesterday was the second day/night of Hanukkah. Baskin-Robbins gift certificates galore and a fruit basket along with that! It’s a sort of running joke in my family that every year my father ends up getting summer sausage from somebody. Guess what? There was summer sausage in the fruit basket! And fudge shaped like a tree! And an apple with a Merry Christmas stamp on it! Ironic, eh? Jolly good fun for all.

Speaking of which, I never even wrote about the first night of Hanukkah! Sorry, I’m a bit scatter-brained at the moment. We got the Wall-E movie. I still have yet to watch it– that and Elephant Man, and The Incredible Hulk, for that matter. I love movies but it’s difficult to find time to sit down and watch one. I get distracted easily.

Over the past few days, I’ve knit up three soap sacks. Yup, supremely snazzy indeed.

Oh oh oh, guess what all the things I received from friends as presents were? (verbose sentence alert!) Well, there were plenty of candy canes, of course, and a scrumptious cookie from Daniel, and then a bag of holiday-color-wrapped Reese’s peanut butter cups from Kaitlyn from yesterday (and possibly some from Friday). Then, today, I got a piece of peanut butter fudge, and MORE Reese’s peanut butter cups from my bus driver, and a super adorablicious pink and green turtle from Rachel, and two marvelously adorable real (as opposed to fake?) handmade crystal animals, a dog and an elephant (a puppy-sized elephant! except not! half-dollar sized, perhaps?). Great great great presents. Thanks, everybody.

If I get around to it (and it’s on the official List of things I have to do over the holiday break), which I most absolutely definitely will, I will be bringing in gifts after the break, not only because I didn’t get around to collecting gifts beforehand, but also because it’ll be nice to give things after the holidays, once everybody’s suffering post-break depression and all.

Oh, and today I was working on an AP Euro project in the library (what a shocker– usually it’s lecture lecture lecture lecture test) and I came across a few carts full of old books that the library was going to get rid of to make room for new books. Naturally, I couldn’t let them go unnoticed, and I plucked three of the spined, word-filled creatures to take home with me. Two of them were those corny scary story sort of books for more or less middle school aged kids, so I brought them to Clara and Emma in case they were interested. The third book, far more superior in every way to the other two, is a lovely old-book-scented being titled The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. Sound familiar? Amazing, that book is. I’ve only had a chance to read the first tale of mystery and I’m as hooked as ever. Doyle, Doyle, Doyle, fantastic human you are.

Though, naturally, the computer’s basically frozen again and so if this doesn’t end up being posted for a while, then you will know the reason, though it will be too late to wish about it anyway by then.

Wow, I’ve practically written up one fiftieth of a NaNoWriMo-sized novel! Crazy, that is.

Golly gee wow, Christmas is the day after tomorrow! The year is nearly halfway through!

Oh, good, the computer’s sped up again. Maybe this will end up being posted straightaway just as planned after all.

Well, I’d better post it before it’s too late.

Sayonara, por favor. (ooh, getting cultural now, are ya? two languages at once? does it even make sense? that is doubtful. does the writer care? also doubtful.)

Sleep tight, sapes. Lovely weather we’re having, eh? Cold and windy, not a hint of snow? Come along, white fluff, we love you.

P.S. Let It Snow is in the school library! I, for one, was SHOCKED, with a capital S.

EDIT: Wow, I just viewed this post and found that it is the longest in quite a while.  Now, cheerio for real.

Still more to do, but done for now

December 17, 2008

I typed up the Chapter 29 Outline for AP Euro this afternoon, start to finish.  Speaking of AP Euro, our teacher was absent today and yesterday.  Videos and discussion, oh joy.  Today we watched most of a video called “Gallipoli.”  I like it.  A lot.  Love love LOVE it.  This truly has nothing to do with the fact that the main characters are named Frank and Archibald, awesome names, by the way.

Christmas packages have been coming in the mail left and right, and I wonder- what on earth is inside them?  I’m not the sort to shake presents and guess what they are, but I do wonder…

I’ve been watching on and off television shows about people with rare skin conditions.  That is all to say about that.

A few minutes ago I brought Lydia outside in a sling all wrapped up toasty warm with a fuzzy green blanket that mysteriously showed up one day and my father’s Yankees hat in order to put my library books in the car so I don’t forget to return them tomorrow.

I hope it stops ice raining and snows instead, though I would rather it ice rain than nothing.  Actually, I hope it snows Wednesday night or Thursday morning, not tonight.  I don’t want to miss Club Day tomorrow, or Wednesday Club afterwards.

It’s a good day, my friends.  A very good day.

With love,

Hope.

Half and Half

December 7, 2008

Zinnia Zinnia Zinnia… oh, how she was worth the long wait.

Other than hugging and holding Zinnia all day, marveling at her tiny pink newborn cuteness, I managed to finish a little less than half of my AP Euro outline for the test on Tuesday.  I also read  few chapters of The Scarlet Letter and the sparknotes on them as well because, as my teacher said and pretty much everyone else would agree with me, it is a tough book.  I don’t hate it, though, like nearly everybody else in my class.  I actually kind of like it, even if it is really hard to understand.

Jake went to Goodwill today and bought two flannels.  I wish I had been there– I’ve been wanting to look around and purchase some things for quite a while.

It snowed today and, much to my surprise, it actually stuck a bit.  The roads were very slippery so, who knows, maybe if it starts up again we’ll have a delay Monday, though I doubt it and that’s okay with me.

I am quite liking the new WordPress design.  It feels very modern– crisp and fresh with clean lines.

Well, it is getting late late late and I am somewhat tired, so goodbye and good night.  I hope you all have lovely weekends.

You’re probably all expecting a nice long post because it’s a Sunday and all…

November 17, 2008

But no, no long post today.  Like always, I have been procrastinating all day on writing for NaNoWriMo and as of now I am 6k behind.  Granted, that’s much better than I was on Friday, but it’s still not great.

We had spaghetti for dinner and it was great.  I love spaghetti when it’s chilly outside.

It snowed for a minute or two today, bringing thoughts of playing in the snow and hot chocolate afterwards into my head, but, alas, it stopped without sticking at all.

Hmm… what else?

I’m becoming even more and more excited about the baby’s arrival.

Oh, speaking of exciting dates, this week I actually have something going on for four of the five school days (providing there’s a MUN meeting tomorrow– otherwise, three, but that’s still more than normal).  Wednesday is Wednesday Club, of course, and then Thursday is the Crucible field trip (which I still wish either Courtney or Ashley were going to… I will have nobody to talk to…), and Friday to Saturday is Kaitlyn’s birthday party, which I am immensely excited about, of course, but I am still racking my head for present ideas.  A present isn’t mandatory, but I like to give people presents and a birthday is a good excuse as any.

Well, as I said, I really need to stop procrastinating and surfing the web and get on with NaNoWriMo-ing.  Bye now.  Wish me luck.