April Showers bring..(ec)

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Graduation!! YAY..Yep..in a little more then a month I will be graduating. No more highschool..ever again!! I am so excited! I love my friends to death and I will miss seeing them every day..but I can’t wait to be done!! I can see the light and I know it’s coming..

April showers also brings senior trip, eagle fit, jr.sr. and exam week which means my days of actually attending school are few as well..I think I have maybe 20 days of actual school left..whoo hoo!!

What else…well, I am just ready for May to get here!!

just a thought..
Amanda

On Rainy days I like to..(ec)

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It is a rainy day today. And I’m not much a fan of rainy days-although I have many fond memories associated with them. However, when it is cold and rainy all I want to do is sleep and watch TV. It very much serves as an energy zapper.. I hate running errands in the rain..the constant getting in and out of the car in the rain. But if it is warm and rainy then I love it. Perhaps some of my favorite times are in the summer when it is warm and raining and you can go play in the puddles or run through the raindrops.. (I’ll admit, I’m still very much a kid in this area:) ) I love to play in the puddles. And I love the smell of summer rain.. I also like to read on rainy days..or get caught up on whatever I am behind on..

Just a thought..
amanda

My dream had finally come true..(ec)

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God gave me what I want. Or what I thought I wanted. It was the thing I had dreamed about for so long, and finally it was mine. But now I didn’t want it..I had taken things into my own hands and had determined that I knew better-only to realize that all along God had only wanted the best for me, and wasn’t withholding something from me that I needed.

Isn’t that how it always happens? we want something so bad and God finally says, “Ok, you can have it,” and we promptly realize that God did know better and it really wasn’t what we wanted. This is a scary thought. The bible talks about how God gave them over to their sinful desires and let them do what they pleased-I don’t know about you..but I don’t want God to give me over to my sinful desires. I am thankful that thus far He has not allowed me to get too far into sin before providing escape and opening my eyes-and I pray that I never get to a place where God says, “ok, fine-do what you please.” I want to always be at a place where I am willing to wait on God’s timing so that when I do get it, it is better then I could have ever dreamed of or got on my own.

If I had just one snow day..(ec)

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oh man..I would die for a snow day. If I had one right now, I would write my senior thesis and memorize my speech. Those two things need done more then anything, and I just can’t seem to find the time to do them. As it is, right now it is 11:00 p.m. and I still have chemistry homework to do, packing that needs done, 5 verses to memorize, and I would like to watch survivor..but alas, that is not going to happen. So I could really use a snow day. I would also read if I had a snow day. I am in the middle of two different books and I would love to finish them. That is what I would do if I had just one snow day..(I don’t think we are going to get one this year..:( )

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The greatest lesson I’ve learned this year..(ec)

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Wow-the greatest lesson I’ve learned. That’s a tough one-I don’t honestly know if I can narrow it down to just one lesson. I mean..can you really pick out the greatest lesson you’ve learned. I will give it my best effort. I think the greatest lesson I have learned this year is..(drum roll please:))…trusting God is always best. It may seem like a simple lesson, but too many times this year I have taken things in my own hands and seen great consequences from it. Too many times I have tried to chart my own course, only to end up lost and without a road map. But God has been faithful and steered me back onto His path. I can think of relationships, decisions, and even simple things that God has used to point me closer to Him. I am very thankful for them..even though they weren’t easy, I know now that waiting on God is best. Even if I don’t enjoy the wait-He always has something better in store.

Ok..so I learned another lesson..this one not quite so spiritual..(forgive me for having two..but I could go on forever with lessons I’ve learned) I have learned the importance of my friends! I love them..I seriously think I have some of the coolest friends around. I wouldn’t trade them for the world. As I think about heading off to college, the thought of leaving them behind to move on and find new friends kills me. I don’t even think about it cuz it makes me cry.. I have three of the best girl friends anyone could ask for..I go to them with everything. We have the weirdest conversations-but man, am I thankful. I would be in the dark about so many things if not for them…and not to mention, I would not be as far along spiritually as I am. They convict and challenge me daily..and I love them for it. As I think about embarking on a new chapter in life, I am super excited..but I will miss them forever…they have a place in my heart that won’t be easily filled..

Just a thought..
Amanda

If I could be someone else for a day..(ec)

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I don’t know if I would..

First of all, I have no idea who I would want to be. I think it might be kinda fun to be someone famous-you know, live in Hollywood, and have a huge bank account at arm’s reach. But since I only have a day, I don’t think I would want to even taste that because then I would just want more of that lifestyle. Sometimes I wish I could be someone else just so I could get in their head-but would if I were someone else, wouldn’t it be my thoughts in their body? (I know I’m thinking about this way to hard..) God made me who I am-imperfections and all..and while sometimes I wish I was so-and-so, I think I am happy just being me. I think even if I had the opportunity I would turn it down. I don’t think I could ever decide who I wanted to be and honestly, just wouldn’t want to be anyone else.

Just a thought..

Amanda

I Had an Old Box…(ec)

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I Had an Old Box…(ec)

I had an old box, it was an refrigerator box-one of those really big ones! I guess maybe it wasn’t really really old, but it was from our new refrigerator and I got this brilliant idea to turn it into a house. So in the middle of my living room I cut and colored and added fabric to turn that old box into a wonderful house. I could stand up in it..but I could crawl around and I was little so it didn’t bother me. I loved that house..I played in it for many days. But it was cardboard and eventually it was falling apart and my mom put it in the trash. It was a sad day..I loved that box. So many memories! Maybe someday I’ll get another big box-I wonder what I would make out of that one?!:)

Spring Break (ec)

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Spring Break (ec)

I fell in love- in love with New York City! It was so much fun. My mom and I went to visit her best friend who lives in Queens, NY-one of the burrows of NYC. We spent two days shopping in Manhattan! Talk about fun. We walked up and down 5th ave-going in and out of all the fancy shops that the stars shop at. We went to Trump Tower-that was cool. The man is mega rich..you can tell by His building-everything is Trump this or Trump that. Hum..I don’t want to bore you all too much so let’s see. We spent part of a day in Chinatown-I got some experience haggling the shop owners:). The last night, we went todinner in Little Italy-it was like being in a different country. Oh, and for those of you who have seen Save the Last Dance or know my fascination with ballet-I got to go to Julliard! Oh, we went to Live with Regis and Kelly-but Kelly was gone:( However, Jay Leno was there, and he is very funny. As was Billy Joel and part of the cast from Movin’ Out on Broadway. It was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. People watching is the best there..I loved just walking around and looking at the big buildings and all the people. It looks just like the movies:) Well-I’ll let you all go now. Thanks for listening to me ramble on about New York. I did many other things and had a blast! I hope you all had an enjoyable spring break!

I’m out-

Amanda

My Dream Profession-extra credit

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My Dream Profession-extra credit

I have always wanted to be a fashion merchandiser. They are the people that travel to all the fashion shows and purchase styles for companies to sell. Ever wondered why stores sell certain things and not others? That’s where a fashion merchandiser comes in. It’s not very practical for having a family due to all the travel. But I think it would be the coolest job. They make really good money too-especially if you work for a company that is full of money. Just think, you would have the power to choose what a company sells and what they don’t. And since I love to shop, it sounds even more interesting. So I dream about it, and eventually come back to reality and realize that I want a family and I don’t always want to be traveling overseas and to every fashion show my company sends me to. It’s still my dream profession, but it probably won’t ever become a reality!:)

One Food I Couldn’t Live Without-(ec)

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One Food I Couldn’t Live Without-(ec)

Hum..how about all food?! I don’t want to live without any of! Ok, well, all joking aside,I think I will have to say peanut butter. I have taken a peanut butter sandwhich in my lunch almost every day since 5th grade, and if for some reason peanut butter was gone, I don’t know what I would do. I don’t think I could eat anything else every day! Although I usually cannot stand to eat the same things over and over, I have never felt that way towards peanut butter. I could eat it every day and it would never get old. While I have to periodically change breakfast cereals and dinner options, I eat the same thing for lunch. And still look forward to it! I also don’t think I could live without cheese. I love cheese. It is probably my second favorite food. However, I could live without that..but peanut butter, no way!!