Sunday, November 29, 2009

Giving Thanks

This past Thanksgiving gave me a lot to think about. There are so many things we each have to be thankful for. We have friends, family, and just so much for. I'm grateful for so much, like time. We all have the same amount of time, even if we don't necessarily use it wisely. We have enough time to play and to work, to sing and dance, and to learn and sleep.
I am very grateful for my family, especially to get to know the new, wonderful people that are my step-family! I get to learn and grow from these great people, and hopefully help each of them to learn and grow. I'm also glad I got a chance to grow closer to each of my sisters (including Rachel!). I am happy to say that the members of my family are my best friends!
I'm grateful to my friends and for the examples they are to me. They help to stay on the right path in so many ways! They keep me going through the hard times, and help me not go too crazy during the good.
I am glad I have so much time to do the things I want to do, and to do the things I need to do. I know the importance of working hard, and of playing hard.
I'm grateful for beautiful music. I can perform on the piano, and on the alto saxophone. These are blessings to me, and a relaxation tool. Hearing the music makes me relax, and knowing I've done it brings this amazing feeling of pride, and awe. But more about that at a different time :)
And lastly, but certainly not the least important (it may even be the most important) I'm grateful for my daddy. He took the time to teach each of us such important things, like how to work hard. I know I complained a lot, but he was there to keep me going. He continually encourages me to do my best and to get the best possible education. But, with all this, he wants me to make my own decisions and to be able to take care of myself.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Trip to the ER

Last night at about 8:15 I had a really bad headache. My dad told me I should take some Excederin because that usually helps his headaches go away faster. I did what he said but within 5 minutes I was really hot and swelling up with hives. It started in my head and worked down. After a while it started getting really hard for me to breathe. kinda scary in my opinion... after we got to the emergency room the wait was long. I was improving a little so dad wanted to just leave, but I was still bad enough he decided not to. I finally got admitted at about 9 but then another wait took a little while. Eventually I saw the doctor but by the time we left it was 9:30. We went to Harmon's and got 3 prescriptions filled and then just went home. Gotta love those trips to the ER. Not. :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

School Starting

As my summer flew by, I couldn't help but think that school was still "weeks away", but I think it's time to accept that school is starting in a few short days. I realized that school will always come sneaking up from behind when you have your back turned the other way. I kept putting off the things I needed to get done, because I "still had plenty of time before school". I had to get registered for high school and the one college class I'm taking this year all in one day. Which means I did a lot of running back and forth between the high school and Dixie State College. I have also found that if you wait until the last minute, a lot more unexpected things come up. You know, things like emergency hospital visits and stuff like that. :) But I think I will be mostly prepared for school by the time it starts...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Time Well Spent

I recently got to spend some good times with Jessica, Colby, and Smokey Joe. We did many different things, like packing boxes, going shopping, packing boxes, getting haircuts, and did I mention packing boxes?! Yeah, I went and helped Jessica pack up all of her belongings.
My journey began, surprisingly, at Pine View High School on July 22nd. I went up on a bus with all the other bando's from the Washington County School's to perform in two parades. We practiced for two hours about 2-3 times a week. It was well worth all of our efforts when we marched in both The Bountiful Handcart parade as well as The Days of '47 parade. After the Days of '47 parade, the band went and spent the afternoon playing at Lagoon. I had a fantastic time with all of my friend's that went!! On July 25th we went to 7 Peaks water park and played until about 3:30 in the afternoon. I was picked up by Jessica and Colby and taken back to their house (and a really nice shower!!)
While amidst all the scramble to pack, Jessica, Jordanne, Courtney(who had come up for a night), and I found time to stop by Jessica's hairdresser. I was convinced by Jordanne to cut my hair really short again... It feels so much lighter!! :) It's definitely a change, though.
I stayed with them in Salt Lake until July 31, and we proceeded with "The Move". (You can read her blog for details). I stayed in Pheonix with her until the following Monday, and then I finally made it home :) It was a really good trip with my time well spent! At least I wasn't sitting at home doing nothing!! :)

New Beginnings

Well, since I did so poorly on the "family blog" that I set up, I'm hoping this personal one will do better. :) I picked Wrandom Writings as my title because it seemed to fit me and what most of my writings will be about. I know that "Wrandom" is spelled wrong, but I also did that on purpose. I did it to be different and because it looks kind of cool. :) but that's just my opinion. I hope everyone will find this blog much more interesting than our family one and I also hope that I can get more pictures for it.