Two hour delays..why?
There are certain occasions that call for a blog and this morning was one. I stayed up till around midnight last night working on homework. I then was supposed to get up and be at school at 7:15 to tutor, which meant I had to get up around 5:30. My dad came in to wake me up, and told me there was snow all over the ground. My first thought was two-hour delay yes!! But then I quickly remembered our school never has two-hour delays..why should today be different? Even when it was like -20 degrees outside and every other school in the state had a two hour delay, we still had to get up and stand outside to greet..so, I was pretty sure we wouldn’t have one. None of the other schools around here have one, and I watched the news for awhile. I got up and got all ready to go..I have a basketball game tonight, so I had to wear my cheerleading uniform and put my hair up. (It actually looked ok today..) I ate breakfast, and was about to walk out the door when my dad comes in and says we’re on a two-hour delay and that we are the only school. First of all, that is strange and second of all, I gave up valuable sleep time for no reason:) I was so mad..I wanted to sleep in so bad, but I had promised someone I would help them, and I knew I had to get up..so now, I’m sitting here, dressed, all ready to go and I have two hours..if my hair wasn’t up, I might actually have been able to sleep..but since it is I have to sit and stare wistfully at my soft, warm bed. I’m glad though because now I can finish up my homework..
If only they cancel school…ya right:)
I’m back..last night some people from my youth group and some people from Rossiville went ice skating. I had so much fun! I can’t remember the last time I blew my list of stuff I needed to do and went to hang out with people. I made some new friends and had fun with my old ones. I have decided I’m a really stinky skater..although I never fell and figured out how to turn in a circle! I was proud! but again..homework!
Throughout my highschool years, I have learned one very important lesson-you must have the ability to laugh at yourself. This is not something everyone will master, but something everyone should. I think over my past 3 years..let me tell you, if I had not cultivated this ability, I would have almost always been embarrassed. I can’t tell you how many times I have said the dumbest things at the dumbest times. Or how many times I have tripped over that stinkin’ carpet.. And last night was the kicker..I’m with a bunch of people I don’t know, dressed up all fancy in my formal dress and high-heeled shoes. We’re traveling around to houses eating-a progressive dinner. I fell out of the van one time, and dropped my red sauce covered knife on someones’ brand new white carpet. Luckily I have learned to laugh at myself..and just sat there apologizing and laughing. I had so much fun, that those little things didn’t seem to bother me. I could have been so embarrassed and let them ruin my night, but instead I laughed it off and moved on. Not to mention that I got to know some totally awesome people. So remember to laugh at yourself..it makes life so much more enjoyable! And makes all those dumb things we say and do seem to be but a small speck in the scheme of our lives:)
I would have to say it happened in Biology 2. We were talking about something, I honestly don’t even remember what. It was a normal class, but we were a little bit more outspoken and silly then normal. (Of course, normal is not usually a word that describes that class..but oh well!) Anyways, I was sitting across from Abri..and I have to say, that girl is hilarious. I love her to death..she always has something funny to say. But anyways, she also happens to be vice-president, and class rep of the senior class. Well, Mr.Grass walked in the door, and I don’t know what came over Abri, but something compelled her to say in a rather loud voice, “Speaking of the devil.” Now, that is not normally something I would recommend saying around the principal of our school. Mr. Grass walks over and goes, “What was that?” At this point, the 5 of us at Abri’s table are about ready to burst out in laughter. I had tears rolling down my face from laughing so hard..and I was trying to hide it so as to not make Mr.Grass more mad. But is was hilarious. He stood in the back right behind our table for what seemed like an eternity. Finally, He left and I couldn’t help it. I burst out laughing. It had to be the funniest thing I have ever heard, and her timing couldn’t have been more perfect. So while there are many other memorable moments, this one seems to be the one I still laugh about.
So many times I have been tempted to look at my circumstances and think about how lonely or bad they were. I often wish that I was invited to do stuff on Friday nights..but last night I realized it’s not about me and what I want to do. I am helping with the junior high girls club this year, and it has been a blast. One of their moms asked me to go trick-or-treating with her daughter and some friends. I said yes, but at first I thought, I’d rather go hang out with friend’s my age..but I had so much fun with them!! We laughed as we went from house to house..and I think they enjoyed laughing at my screams..one guy scared me so bad! It was so much fun, they all had ideas on who I should like, and what we should do. I can’t remember very many other times when I have enjoyed myself so much. We finished up and deaded back to her house..and they all wanted me to spend the night. While I didn’t stay, I realized how much these girls looked up to me. A bunch of junior highers wanted a junior to spend the night. I realized that I had not only had a blast, but had poured into those girls lives..and that’s something that can’t be replaced. As I drove home, I thanked God for giving me this opportunity, and realized that life can be so much fun if you reach out.
Our soccer team won-they defeated #2 ranked Heritage Hall to win state! It was a great game..even with the cold and rain..and the guys played awesome! Congratulations guys!! Our first state championship win..it was sweet!
So..that’s kinda how my afternoon went on Friday..wacko! I went on the fan bus to cheer on our eagles at their last soccer and volleyball games. and I had a blast!Sadly, only our JV came away with a victory-but good job to all the teams! and Good luck at State!!
So many memories..but I must say something about Amanda #2..aka Bosma. We worked at day camp all summer, and I am convinced it messed up our biological maturing cycle. Either that or we still know how to enjoy life..we had so much fun. Who else could find enjoyment in kids’ meal bags or in the toys you get inside..nice hamtaro’s are still better! It was a blast..and I know, everyone gave us weird looks, but you know what..we were having a blast! and some people have grown to old to enjoy the little things in life. So thanks Amanda for still acting like a kid sometimes..it was a blast!!
Ok..so weird title, I know, but it fits.. we got our cheerleading shoes today, which means one step closer to d-day..or our first pep rally. I mean, I guess there are people out there who like to overcome the odds, embarrassing themselves in the process, but I don’t happen to be one of them. Personally, I like to win my battles without everyone watching and waiting to laugh. But God didn’t call us to live in secret..so I must put myself out there, even if it is to be made fun of. Plus, it’s getting exciting, and all I have is my shoes..just wait till I get my whole uniform..who knows what might happen then. I might actually like cheerleading..but then, that wouldn’t be a crime. And plus, I’ve got Eve to keep me sane..and Sara who has strict orders to knock me upside the head if I get the bobble-head cheerleader walk going on.. So cheerleading might not turn out all bad..and i’m not here for me..just to cheer on our basketball players.. so good luck to them and good luck to our soccer and volleyball players..yah Kelly!!
Well, I just got back from a trip to Cedarville University and it was so much fun! I love it there so much, and want to go super bad! However, the memories I made just on this trip will last forever. The people I met were so awesome..and very accomodating to us, the puzzled looks on our faces probably gave us away.:) And I got to see Rachel and Mary, and we(the girls) stayed with Elizabeth. I didn’t sleep much though..try sharing a twin bed with Eve:) And after coffee and Code Red, neither of us were much into sleeping anyways. Me and Eve seem to make memories wherever we go. We wrote all the college students notes on their whiteboards-we were super bored..and we laughed so much. I laughed till I cried and every bone in my body hurt…
“Yah, because she can’t sleep with them” LOL…
How about Clifton? and grave yards..yeah nice trick guys:)
non-understandable gargle is the best form of communcation too..grshchgrshch:):) But you must be upside down to get the full effect..
And you can’t forget those weird aliens that brainwashed our prince
Sting like a butterfly, Float like a bee
“Have you ever seen the stars shining so bright..”
” I’m so glad God made you for me, tight as lock and key”
oh man, I could go on and on…Eve I will never forget this trip.
I am so glad you are my friend!!!
I love long weekends!! I actually get to sleep in on a weekday, not to mention catch up on some much needed stuff. Like cleaning my room, it’s a mess. And this weekend I’m going to visit a college with some friends so that should be lots of fun! Although, the one person I wanted to see isn’t even going to be there, but oh well! It’ll still be fun! And I turned in my micro paper today..yay! But anyways, Hope you all have a great LONG weekend..and I’ll see ya all on Tuesday!