Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. ~ Jane Austen

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Supper At Eat Side Mario's (With Friends)

Girls' Night Out
Andrea, Brianna, me
East Side Mario's
Haven't been there in years, rather more expensive than I remembered
The bread is just as good though
Ordered my first alcoholic beverage out,
Lime daiquiri
Rather tart
Nice bartender, just the right level of friendly, without being a flirt
So filling
Only ate half my pizza
No dessert, no way
Fun times
Good conversation

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Just the Little Things

It's the little things in life
Like not getting teased for getting into a parking lot scrape with another vehicle
Like having my Dad leave a customer meeting because I am more important to him
Like having Daddy buy me a KitKat bar, a sweet gesture to cheer me up
Like girls' night out
And iced lemonades
And not crying when I got my ears pierced
Like gummy worms, and accidentally calling them gummy bears... every single time
Like having someone else make lunch
Like talking with Brandon even for just an hour
Just the little things that make life so sweet amidst the bitterness.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


You make me smile
You know just how to cheer me up when I'm down
You are learning what I don't like
You are learning my quirks 
(which is making me realize how many I have!) 
But you still seem to like me
More and more
You are so wonderful

April Showers

'April showers' are becoming reality. A week before now we were crossing our fingers it wouldn't snow again. Now, finally, half way into the month: lots of rain. And rumbles of thunder. I love thunder, wish there was more of it.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Mummy

Forgot my movie review yesterday! 
The Mummy: a comic thriller/horror? 
Funny, some rather creepy parts (the bugs!!) 
Not a waste of time for sure. 
But Monday movie night never is.


Phillip and Marjory, the ducks who visit our pool every year since we moved here, have returned. Five springs in a row.

A Quote: Ann Judson

"Oh Jesus, make me live to Thee, and I desire no more."

Performance Preparation

The most nerve-wrecking day of preparation for a performance is the day before, when you sit down at the piano, hoping to just play through each song once, perfectly, by memory, and mess up or lose your spot in your head, can't remember how it goes, and have to look at the book to remember :S

Monday, April 15, 2013

Just Burst My Bubble Why Don't You?

When you're all like "I've been good today, haven't idled doing useless things..." And your mother comes along and reprimands you for not having done anything productive...

Friday, April 12, 2013

Kiwanis Music Festival

Watched my little brother play four piano pieces this morning. She was a nice adjudicator, but:
Unpredictable on multiple levels. 
Instead of third?
Second and third
Instead of first?
He still got away with two firsts
Good job.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Blue Bloods

I remember when this show came out. Now it's something to fill my time... Pretty good so far... Two episodes in.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Fleeting Emotions

Interesting how quickly feelings can change in a moment. PMS does dreadful things. If I relied completely on emotions I'd suffer too much heartbreak.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Somewhere Smiles

Somewhere between the rain and the melting snow and the grey skies and the mud. 
The birds flit, 
Someone smiles.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Wedding Invitations

Made super pretty wedding invitations today. (not for me) so excited Katelynn is getting married and I'm in her wedding. She's kinda like a sister, having lived with us for two years. I miss her... wish she still with us...

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I love when the weather turns warmer. 
The snow melts. 
You don't even need a jacket. 
The sun is out.
Spring has sprung.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dear Snow

Dear Snow,
As much as I think you are beautiful, and peaceful, you bring the cold, and I hate cold. When I was done working at the tubing park I said 'now the snow may go'. You didn't, so I went snowboarding. When I was done snowboarding I said 'NOW the snow can go'. At first you didn't. But last weekend's beautiful weather gave us all the impression you were gone til next year. Congratulations, you have deceived us all. You have come back with a vengeance, one final taunt before spring. Now. You may go. Please leave us and do not return til November. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Weekend

Good Friday service, to remember the death of my Lord and Savior; His sacrifice on the Cross; taking my sins so I don't have to suffer the everlasting agony of hell which I so deserve.
The Lord's Supper.
Seven hours at my sister's boyfriend's house, visiting with his, ours, and my boyfriend's families. Such a lovely time.
Food. So much food. All weekend long. Chocolate. Fruit. Chips. Crackers. Veggies. Pizza. Desserts. 
Saturday. Relaxing. Cooking. Haircuts. Walking in the warm sunshine. 
Easter services. Fellowship at church. 
Easter feast.
More food. Quality family time. 
Staying up late, games, Gladiator. 
Goodbyes. So ends the beautiful four-day weekend.