Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is (officially) here!

Today was (as some of you know) the third day of spring!!!!!!
Exciting, for one, because well... it's spring, and not winter -although I love winter- but not exciting because, it being the third day of spring, I missed the offer of a free Italian Ice at Rita's, which was only valid on the first day of spring. Devastating, I know... but wipe your tears and we'll move on. The weather around here has been lovely, although, sad to say, there's been no rain :( But the sound of birds in the morning can be almost as good as the pattering of rain on the roof.
My older sister says that if all you have to talk about is the weather, than you don't really have anything to talk about. But that's not always true. I have things to talk about just not the urgent stuff.... I ramble (have you noticed?:) All the flowers were out today. After I came back from swim practice I was so happy (not exactly sure what it was about since I was in the middle of a theological debate with my brother... but then again that may have been why I was happy...) and seeing the flowers everywhere and our weeping cherry tree in full bloom just thrilled me.
Tonight Arielle and I went to the hardware store with Mom. It's so weird going with her since that's where Dad always takes us when we go on dates. Arielle and I were going to slip over to Rita's while mom was in the store, but she said she'd be lonely so we came in with her. We missed a trip to Rita's but Arielle promised we'd go later. Not sure when but later is enough to satisfy me :)
Well, I think I'm done rambling and it is pretty late.
Talk to ya'll later...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This is Weird....

Today I had a dentist appointment. I love dentist appointments. Many people cock an eyebrow at me when I say this, but you're on the other side of the screen so I can't see you cock an eyebrow. I was headed to said dentist appointment, expecting a cleaning, but wasn't until I was seated in the chair, our dentist walked in a stuck a needle in my mouth that I realized that I wasn't there for a regular cleaning (how come people don't tell me these things??). At first I had no earthly idea why there was a needle in my mouth ("new and improved way of cleaning?" was the first thing that went through my mind) but when my mouth started to go numb and the dentist told me that I was going to have a filling, I caught on pretty quick. For about 20 minutes the dentist and the hygienist had an ridiculous amount of tools in my mouth at the same time. The good side was that I got to watch the History Channel the whole time. Every once in a while the hygienist would break my concentration on the program about tsunami's to tell me to close my mouth and bite down on this or that or close my lips so she could stick that little vacuum thing in my mouth. Any way, after about 20 minutes of that, they turned off the TV and called my mom in. the dentist then expounded on the type on sealant (did I spell that right?) he had used, what had been done et. But now.... almost an hour after the whole thing I can't feel half of my face, half of my tongue and half of my lower lip.... thus the title of my post, because it is really weird. If any of you have ever had local anesthetic, then you know how it feels, but this was a first time experience for me.
Shortly after I got home I walked past the mirror in our front room and just happened to glance into it. It was then I realized I had a string of drool on the left side of my face that had managed to take advantage of my numbed state to sneak out of my mouth.... thankfully I was able to catch it before anyone saw it... ah the wonderful thing about mirrors! :)
But for now, my mouth is still numb and I'm having quite a bit of trouble trying to get out an intelligible string of words.
On another note...
It just happens to my my Daddy's birthday day today. We are planning on an dinner of homemade hamburgers (a special favorite of his) and then heading over to another family's house to celebrate his and another gentleman's birthday. I think it'll be fun.
He had a friend his from Canada (where my Dad's actually from) call to wish him a happy birthday. I picked up the phone and after a bit of conversation, they said "You know, you don't sound a bit like you're from the South, you actually sound more like a Canadian." I'd have to disagree... if they could hear me talk on a regular basis they'd probably change their mind, but there it is, straight from the mouth of a Canadian. :)
Well, I'm off to go make Dad's birthday cake.
Till next time,

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pictures.... and Rain :)

Starbucks!!!!!! Iced Caramel Machiato (did I spell that right?) was fabulous!!!
(Me on the left, C. on the right)
Lovely lake at Bays Mountain....
Looking over the edge at a water fall.... you can't see it from where the camera is.
We had an all around good time....
Talk to ya'll later!
The script on this thing is really driving me crazy! It is stuck on underline... argh!!!
the rain cloud is back and I think it might rain again! YAY!!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Just a jot this time...

I've tried to write an extensive post.... but each time it turned out wrong. So today you're just going to get a short one. I just came back from spending the night with a friend who lives "up the mountain". We had a blast! Most of our day was spent at the Bays Mountain Park (beautiful by the way) and we wound it up with a trip to Taco Bell. My announcement that, indeed, I'd never been to Taco Bell before was met with expressions of disbelief from every one who chanced to hear. It also resulted in a free meal, courtesy of the cashier... so it was definitely worth it! :)
We did get back relatively late... and ended up staying up till 3 a.m. talking. I was a bit out of it today, needless to say :) My brothers were a little shocked that people could possibly find enough to talk about in order to fill that amount of time. But when two girls, who haven't seen each other in months, get put together and given an open ended bed time... what do you expect? :)
The drive back own the mountain this morning on the way to church was gorgeous! Spring in it's (nearly) full beauty, simply takes your breath away when you think of the awesomeness of the God who created it all!
Band practice was good today. We are getting ready for the St. Patrick's Day parade, which is soon. Our music is coming together, and I am almost certain that we will be ready by the day of the parade. I hope so at least! :)
Well, I said this would be a short post... and compared to others, it probably is... but not quite as short as I thought it would be. But I'm done my rambling....
Sincerely Yours,
Pictures of my weekend soon to follow.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


After a bit of a rainy piece here, the blue sky is back and the sun is shining through. I can't help but say I feel a bit sad. Oddly enough, I prefer the rainy, cloudy, foggy weather that's been here lately, though when I tried voicing that thought to my avowedly solar powered sister on a recent drive in her car, she threatened to make me walk home :) Of course I love the sun, but prefer the rain. Yesterday, I was running our lake route with my mom and simple felt thrilled at the feel of the rain soaking me to the skin. I tend to get terribly warm when I run, so it's nice every once in a while to run in the rain. It's almost like as soon as you start to get over-heated, the never-ending shower cools you down... I love that! :) We had a dry spell here, and when the three day rain began, I could sympathize with the plants, who seemed to be silently rejoicing in the.... wet-ness (is that a word?) of it all. Rain reaches the deepest depths of my soul and wakes the inner me... okay, maybe a little dramatization, but what can I say? I love the rain!
But sadly, it's all gone now... the sun is lovely, and it is nice to dry off a bit before another rain, but it is a bit sad... Oh well, we can't have the rain without the sun! :)

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Beginnings: A New Blog, and Spring

Recently, while watching my sister type away at a new blog post of hers, I became possessed with the idea to start my own. But I am somewhat OCD, so after that resolution, I was on a mission to find the "perfect" name for my little blog spot. Taking over a week was inevitable, but as my quest for "just the right name" stretched into a month long trial, I sent a list of possible names to my obliging sister, and had her pick one. I reconciled myself to her choice and realized that I kind of really liked it. But now that I have the "right" name, facing me is a dilemma: What exactly do I write now. Ah, the great mysteries of life. :) In the absence of a thrilling anecdote, I suppose I must content myself with simple a brief description of me. I'd like to think that that in itself would be thrilling... but I think other sources would disagree.
I am a homeschool student of uncertain age. Some say that I am 10 going on 30, while others would swear I am older than 16. I can, however add some clarity to that area and assure you that none of those is correct. I am neither, 10 nor 30, and a bit closer to 16. I've been living in the NC piedmont for most of my life and don't foresee a change in that. Being the youngest of four has it's ups and downs... I'm sure any other youngest child can attest to that.
Beyond that, nothing comes to mind that any of you would care to know. I'm sure you'll learn more about me as I get more comfortable rambling into a computer.

Spring is just about here. the daffodils are all blooming and the forsythia contributes it's brilliant yellow to Spring's growing palette of color. Spring and Fall are definitely my favorite times of year. In the South, Summer tends to get pretty humid, and that does odd things to my hair. But Spring and Fall: that when the magic really happens. The delicate beauty of spring is like the beginning of a favorite fairy tale. God's wonderful creation is just starting to peek out and bloom, while the air has a new electricity, as if everyone is holding their breath waiting, just waiting, for everything to burst into full color and surprise us, like every year, with it's magnificent beauty. Fall... well, we shouldn't speak of fall while the full wonder of Spring is here.
I hope you are enjoying your Spring!
Sincerely Yours,