May 13, 2011

Not an Unlucky Day for ME!!

Friday the 13th is known to superstitious people as one of the unluckiest days of the year.  There have been both books written and movies made about the scary things that happen to unfortunate people on this day.
This year, Friday the 13th is a great day for me because I finished my math!  I started working on it at about 3:30.  Nearly four hours, 2 1/2 lessons, and a test later, I FINISHED!  I'm ecstatic!
A half-day of work this morning made me physically tired and now my brain is officially fried and I'm mentally tired, so all I want to do now is just 'vegetate,' as our family calls it.  Who knows, maybe after we eat our Chinese food (sweet and sour chicken... yum!) and watch a movie I'll write a little.  I did about 800 words last night- including the first few points on my outline of a new story.  Right now, it's a short story, but I can totally see it being a novel... that is, if I have time to write.  I foresee my school getting done before June rolls around, so I'll most likely have more time to write.  (Yay!!!)
PS:  Last night, I finished my autographed copy of Nathaniel Darnell's book, Glory, Duty, & the Gold Dome.  It was really good!!

May 9, 2011

An Update on My Busy Life!

Greetings, whoever reads my blog!  Sorry I haven't updated you guys in a while- I've been too busy to do so!
I thought about doing a post called, "The past few weeks of my life in pictures," but I didn't have pictures of everything I've done.  So I guess I'll just have to tell you what I've been up to and the pictures will have to wait.
So for the last few weeks, I've been doing a lot of the normal stuff- orchestra on Monday nights (though we had a concert about two weeks ago and now we're done!!!), piano and violin on Tuesdays, church on Wednesdays, babysitting on Thursday morning, work on Thursday and Friday, and yardwork on Saturdays- and that has kept me running around, but there have been quite a few extra things we've done.
Last Thursday, Arwen and I had a Royal Schools examination (a fancy piano exam) and I don't think I did too well on my scales, which was a bummer.  But I do have an excuse for not doing well!  I was sick two weeks ago from Thursday to Saturday, then had an awful ear infection last Monday that I'm still recovering from.  That's the reason I didn't practice much.  Last Monday, I was stuck in bed with a laptop watching dumb movies.  Believe it or not, I'd rather have been doing school!!  Instead of finishing my math last Thursday, I won't be done until Friday.
Anyway, Friday was my little brother's 2nd birthday and also the first day of a homeschool conference, which went through Saturday.  I got to meet some famous people that I admire and one of them even signed my copy of their book!!  (It would be an understatement to say I was overjoyed.  My head was in the clouds for the rest of the day!)
At this certain conference, they had a session on movie-making, which is something I've been wanting to do for a long time.  It got me all geared up to start working on a script again, but the more I thought of the idea I'd had, the more it seemed kind of dumb, so I think I'm going to put that aside for a while.  The more I think about making a movie, the more I'm nervous about it looking cheesy.  But enough about that....
The next few weeks are going to be very busy for us, so if I don't post for a while, don't get worried!  Arwen is graduating this year, so that's going to keep us on our toes until June, then we're having a party for her (a hoedown is more like it- a bootscoot!!), and then Arwen on down to my younger brother (child four of the five of us) are going to our grandparents' house for the annual Camp Grandma-Honey!!  I recently got the idea to do a movie with my cousins, so that's another thing to think about.  (I have so many writing things on my plate right now, it's not even funny.  If I've promised a short story or chapter or something to any of you who's reading this, please know that I haven't forgotten, I've just been busy.  I'm working on it!!!)
Let's see... is there anything I've forgotten?  Oh, yeah!  Last Thursday, I got my first phone!  It looks exactly like Arwen's, but I put a little beady-string-thing on it, so we can tell the difference between ours now!
Guess that's it!  Until my next post....