Saturday, June 16, 2007

New Post! How Exciting!

Hey! I'm writing a new post! This is it!
Just foolin around with ya. Nothing terribly exciting happening around here. Hmmm...
Oh Yeah! Stetler's are now moved in to their new house...right beside mine! Complete with golden retriever puppies! (That's the most important part!)
Next Wednesday, Hobe Sound Bible College male quartet comes to sing. I've heard they're not that good, and that they even admit it but... oh well, it will be a delight to have them, I'm sure. (It's another one of those breaks from the boredom, you know. I kinda feel like a hermit sometimes and getting out in the public and seeing new people is always welcome! Just kiddin, I'm not really that bored!)
I have read another four or five books, watched a Chonda Pierce video, Ella Enchanted, and The Apple Dumplin' Gang Rides Again! I'm so proud of myself -what an accomplishment! I am also learning a few German words from the German dictionary I got at the library. I might as well learn something this summer!
Oh, yes, and my aunt, uncle, and cousins are coming next Saturday. Next Saturday is also the church picnic, and my second cousin Steven Aaron is getting married.
Well, that's about all the stuff going on in my life right now. Glad I could let you in on it!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Welcome Back!

Hey everybody! Welcome back from youth camp!
So yesterday at church, I got the whole story from everybody about what all went on down at youth camp. Seemed like it just wasn't the same without me (or so I heard). Sorry to disappoint everybody. lol. Actually, it felt a little awkward to have everone telling me how much they missed me and wished I was there. I was not sure how to respond to this. So hugs worked just fine. I missed everybody, and was kinda bummed. I mean, I felt normal Tuesday through the rest of the week, and I was distressed. I did, however, manage to read about eleven books this past week, along with watching about seven episodes of the Flying Nun ( a very funny old TV show that we found on dvd at the library), and the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, Carousel. That was a sad movie. I feel like I have accomplished something monumental. Ha! Yeah, right. So I'm glad everybody had fun. Welcome back, bla bla bla, etc. Now I have filled you in on my exciting week. :) I'm really not trying to make anyone feel sorry for me, really. I don't care. It's fun to have everbody excitedly telling me their version of youth camp. I'm getting perspectives that I wouldn't have heard if I had gone.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Totally Unexpected

Yeah, that's about the only way to describe it. I'm sure you're wondering why I'm blogging when I'm supposed to be in Alabama. Well, I'm still a little lost on that one myself. I was ready to go and had everything packed. Then Sunday night, I went through one of the awfulest experiences in my life. This included severe stomach pains, passing out once, and throwing up. Yeah- lovely, I know. So that's why I'm here and not there. I almost started the vomiting thing again Monday night, and thank God, after praying and reading my Bible some, I actually felt better. I'm pretty close to being back to normal. Monday, I went to the doctor to get checked to make sure I was okay. Of all things, I had to have some young, good-looking doctor. So let's just say I felt a slight awkward. My bloodwork that I did came back fine, and I'm supposed to have an ecocardiogram (ultrasound on my heart) next month. The doctor says this is standard procedure for people who pass out. He also said that sometimes people pass out for no reason, and not to worry about it that much. So, I am enjoying catching back up on my rest which may have been part of the reason for my not feeling so well. Mom and I have been shopping and everything is getting back to normal. I still miss being in Alabama, though!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Prepare, Alabama!

Well, look out Alabama! Here we come! Youth Camp is two days from now. Yay! It looks like a heat wave is hitting Alabama about the time we'll be getting there. Ha. Probably from hot people like me heading that way! (just kiddin'). Anyhoo, I've already been packing, and I have pretty much everthing packed. Yup. Stayed up after midnight, but I've got just about all I need! Mom and I are going to go get me a disposable camera here in a few, and I'll be ready. But is Alabama going to be ready for me? I don't know if I'll be able to stand getting up early every morning, and I won't do as good in sports (at least not in softball) as I've done before. This is the most unprepared I've been - I've also gained weight. Yuck! Oh, well!
So....Alabama -prepare yourself! I'm coming! >>insert scary horror music>> (and a shriek or two.... it can't hurt.) :D

Friday, June 1, 2007

Sleep Deprivation Does Odd Things to Teenagers

Ahhhh! So where to begin? *sigh* that is the question. So after gorging ourselves on cookies and s'mores, our crazy sleepover began. There were actually only eight of us, then Marjie and Katrin had to leave at eleven, so there were only six of us to sleep over. The name sleep over gives the unsuspecting reader the connotation of being a time to sleep in. The true and literal meaning of the word is to sleep over at someone else's house, and visit and chat with friends and stay up as late as possible without falling asleep - something you would never do at your own house with only your family around. We stayed on the back porch laughing, talking, and doing hair until the water hose (that someone was rinsing something off with and accidentally let go) got loose and sprayed us all at one in the morning. Needless to say, there was much shrieking and such, and the neighbors weren't too fond of that. After being reprimanded by one neighbor, we decided that we had embarrassed Cherie enough, and went inside. Then we played dutch blitz, and finally, I learned how to play! I had the lowest score, but for not having a partner with it being my first time ever to play it, I was doing halfway decent. We laughed and talked some more, and I can't remember what all we did. After a while, Esther began to laugh uncontrollably and we started doing more crazy things to make her laugh. Then we went downstairs. Esther and Kyla played checkers, and I (being the brilliant actress that I am), kept Tiffany and Kaylen in stitches with my little skits. Sleep depriviation does weird things to teenagers. You never know what will come out of their mouth once they're inspired, and everything is funny at five in the morning of course! I eventually went to sleep a little after six, and I was (unfortunately) awakened by a loud dinner bell, and then Carolyn, who ran upstairs and shouted "Hallelujah!" as if there was something to be happy about at the ungodly hour of ten thirty! (She went to bed first).
Even though I resloved not to fall asleep so that I could sleep better tonight, I confess, I napped for an hour or so. Of course, it doesn't help when that's what both your parents are doing and you can't tell them about the crazy night you had. I just had a Mountain Dew, and now I'm afraid I won't fall asleep tonight. I know that no one really cares and I'm just rambling, but like I said, sleep deprivation does strange things to teenagers!