Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy 100 Posts!

Okay, everybody . . . drum roll please . . . this is my

100th post!

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Damsel's Daybook II

~Hosted by Autumn @ Storygirl~

Outside my window . . . . . a cloudy sky, rain, rain, and more rain.

I am hearing . . . . . "Just Can't Get Enough" by Depeche Mode. Long live the 80s.

I am planning . . . . . to relax in the garage and paint with my new oil paints for the rest of the weekend.

I am craving . . . . . homemade oatmeal cookies. Yum!

I am reading . . . . .  Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins. It's so intense! I hope it ends well.

I am creating . . . . . an oil painting of a girl searching for four-leaf clovers. Inspiration? You can guess.

I am hoping . . . . . that Gary Ross, the director of The Hunger Games movies will cast a good Peeta Mellark. The Katniss they picked, Jennifer Lawrence, is an incredible actress, I just hope a little movie magic can make her look like The Hunger Games trilogy heroine. Their Peeta needs to be perfect.

I am thinking . . . . . about lots of things. But mostly about how Spring Break is going by way too fast and that baby birds are the cutest thing in the world.

I am wearing . . . . . dark jeans, my L*E*V*I*S t-shirt, a grey sweatshirt, and my brothers' socks.

Around the house . . . . . it’s pretty quiet, actually. The couches are all crooked and Kurt’s toys are still scattered on the family room floor, but it’s still pretty clean around here, considering that it’s Spring Break.

My wish of the week . . . . . that spring weather will come soon! I think I’m finally getting sick of all the cold and rain. The sun came out the other day and it was so refreshing and wonderful to lie in the grass and soak up all the rays!

That's all for now! :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I've still got it.

Yes, I "fownd" it. I was six, okay?
   Did I ever tell you I was once a four-leaf-clover magnet? It's true. I would look for hours and hours and every time, in every patch of three-leaf clovers I'd find one with four. I'm telling you, there's one in every patch, but you're got to look. I remember the first four-leaf clover I ever found. I was six, and it was in my front yard. I felt so lucky! (Now I've got fourteen and counting taped in my journal.)

My fourteenth four-leaf-clover!
  I haven't found one since 2006. I was afraid that I'd lost my magnetism. But today, I was lying in the grass, soaking up the sun (today was the first sunny day in months) and looking for four-leafers like I used to. After about ten minutes of searching in vain, I randomly stopped at this little patch and began looking again.
   And there he was. A tiny clover with one, two, three, four leaves. I smiled and plucked him out of the ground, feeling luckier than ever. Yep, I think I've still got it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! Did everyone remember to deck out in green?

In music class, we learned an Irish step dance with a partner. It was. . . quite an adventure. We had winners for "Most Green" from each homeroom, and I won from my class (with green braclet, necklace, jacket, earrings, ribbons and eyeshadow. I think it was the eyeshadow that did it.) When we were driving to Portland after school for a temple trip, we looked out the car window and saw--can you guess?--a rainbow! It was just our lucky day! On the way home, my dad and I were listening to an Oregon Trail Blazer game on the radio and it seemed like they were having a lucky day too . . . the ending score was 111 to 70, their biggest win of the season. 111 also happens to be a lucky number of mine!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Latest . . .

Here's my latest acrylic painting! I actually made this as a birthday gift for one of my very best friends who loves monkeys and the color green and happens to be turning thirteen today. (Happy birthday, Kirstin!) I think it turned out cute! :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

As a certain red-head once asked . . .

Alright, here's the ultimate "Would You Rather". As our dear red-headed friend Anne Shirley once asked, "Would you rather be divinely beautiful, dazzlingly clever, or angelically good?" The poll is to the right, and if you vote, you can comment on why you chose what you chose. I'm really interested in what people think!

A Damsel's Daybook I

Brooke and I were talking how there's just been nothing to blog about lately. But really, (even though nobody may care) there are plenty of little things that happen to us in our lives every single day. We sometimes simply just fail to notice them.

~Hosted by Autumn @ Storygirl~

Outside my window . . . . .is a burst of sunlight streaming through a blanket of grey clouds just starting to break away.

I am hearing . . . . .my siblings watching "Moster's Inc." and playing a racecar game on the Wii downstairs in the garage.

I am planning . . . . .to finish my grandpa's book covers by the end of the month. (Kind of a big job.)

I am craving . . . . .Ferrero coconut treats. (Absolutely the best kind of candy. In. The. World.) Also, I could go for a bit of Olive Garden too . . . yes, I could go for that . . .

I am reading . . . . .Just Ella, by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins, and I just finished the Doctrine and Covenants. (Yay!)

I am creating . . . . .a drawing of my three year old brother, Kurt. It's turning out rather nicely, actually.

I am hoping . . . . .that I will be able to get of ideas for my fictional journal entry from the point of view of a mother in the Great Depression.

I am thinking . . . . .about my science quiz I have at the end of the week. I need to get going on those notes! Electricity and atoms and magnets are just not sinking into my brain like most subjects do.

I am wearing . . . . .my school uniform, consisting of navy blue pants, a red collar shirt, and fuzzy, tan Ugg boots.

Around the house . . . . .Kurt's toy cars are scattered all over the family room floor.

My wish of the week . . . . . is that Molalla will get to see some more snow!

That's all for now! :)