A little bit about something

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Well, tomorrow night, at twelve o' clock, it 2009 will officially be a thing of the past. I'm near tears. Can it really be that the years go even more faster? I can't handle that. Last year, I wrote a little review of the year. So, that's what I'll be doing tomorrow. I get so dreamy while I do it.

Well, I'll have to go now. A movie's starting. Bye!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25, 2009

So yesterday I had an awesome time with my family. I was to excited to eat, though. That has never happened to me. (Jim said it disgusted him.) I got my camera that I wanted. Even though people said I wouldn't get it. I was soooo happy. Tonight with the Clan, I took approximately 1 million pictures. I had a good time tonight, too. We literally just got home. We watched Jingle All the Way and stuffed our faces (Jacob and I were in heaven with the pickles and garlic bologna) and opened presents and I got to hold Londan. Yes!!!!! That made me happy. I have at least twenty pictures of her, I'm sure. (I think.)

Well, I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and Christmas Eve. By the way, this morning was soooo fun! I got lots of really nice clothes and some movies and books. No pickles, though. (Sigh) Oh, well. I guess I don't need them. lol.

Mark said that since it's Christmas and tomorrow is Saturday, we can stay up as late as we want to--he asked momma. Wow. Never though I'd hear Mark say something like that. I plan on finishing my new movie Up. Jacob wants to see it, so I'll have to have him over sometime.

So, as you can tell, this has been a really great Christmas. After all, we have Londan now and Jane Austen the dog. I love my family.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!

Merry Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Well, the cookies have been made--the mint ones, that is. They're actually the only cookies I made today. I wrapped some presents, listened to some Christmas music and---oh my word--Annie cleaned up the living room ALL BY HERSELF. And RAN THE VACUM. WOW!!!! It's hard to believe that my baby sister is going to be seven years old in three months. I can't remember--or imagine--what life was like without her. Definitely boring and quiet. Wait a second. Boring and quiet with Mark around? Let me change that: somewhat boring and somewhat quiet.

I don't think I was as excited last Christmas as this Christmas. My mom noticed that, too. I don't know why. Maybe it's because of all those big presents under the tree with my name on them. And I know what my siblings got. I think that they might love me forever with what I got them. Stuff that will make them so happy. Annie's present will keep her from bugging me at times and Mark's--well, lets just say it might--wait a sec he's in the room. Now he left. Let's just say it might get me killed. And the same thing goes with the present my aunt got him, too. Oh dear. hopefully someone got me a suit of armor and a doctors kit. And protective goggles. And a shield.

Well, I guess I'll be going.

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

It's Christmas Eve!

Well, it's Christmas eve. I tried to sleep in so the day would be shorter and I'd have a shorter wait. lol. That's me, alright. I'll be baking a lot today. The thing that I'm looking forward to making more than anything else are oreos covered in mint chocolate. They're so good! I love them! (and pickles, and red hots, and barbecue sauce, and.....)

I'm so excited about Christmas. Maybe it's because of all those presents under the tree for me. They're sort of big. Ah, I can't wait until tonight and tomorrow. I'll be opening presents--I mean, spending time with family--and eating; stuff that will rot my teeth and colon. Ah, what a wonderful way to put it.

So, now I'm off to bake and prepare myself for all the excitement. Put batteries in the cameras, charge up the MP3 player so I can listen to Christmas music, pray that my brother's present from me will get here, and have a good time.

Merry Christmas!

It's Christmas Eve Eve!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wow. I cannot believe that the day after tomorrow is Christmas. Or that tomorrow is Christmas Eve. For some reason I just can't comprehend it. Yeah, there's presents under the tree, but nope; I can't believe it. Maybe it's because I don't want 2009 to end. So many wonderful things have happened. For instance, I've made lots of new friendships and made old friendships stronger. Of course, not too wonderful things have happened. But, the good triumph over the bad--as always. I love how that happens. Or rather, I love that when you're a Christian, you know that the good guys will always win. Even though at times the bad guys win a battle, you don't have to feel defeated, because the good guys will win the war. And that's what really counts.

One thing that I'll miss about Christmas--definitely one of the top things--is the music. Christmas music is the best. Whether it's White Christmas or Silent Night, it's wonderful. And that reminds me. On Sunday night, the whole church sang Silent Night. That's one of the most beautiful sounds. Hearing it sent shivers down my spine. I don't know why, but it does.

Ya know, when you go to the mall at Christmas, you see a lot of guys walking around that look clueless. I was in Bath and Body Works the other day and a middle aged man walked in. He looked at a display of lotions and perfume and said (looking quite distressed) "Which one?" My mom told him that they were all nice. He ended up buying the same thing as my mom. When he was checking out, he asked "Well, how do I wrap it?". Then today, my mom went to the mall and she saw a guy with a baby. He looked at his watch and said, "Uh-oh. Where's Arby's?" My mom told him, "Well, you're going in the wrong direction." Just think about it. When you go to the mall the day before Christmas Eve, the majority of people you see is men walking around, looking clueless and distressed. You feel bad for 'em. Of course, their wives will think that it's sweet when they buy them something, and you should be thankful for what you get, but flowers are--well, how do I say it? I don't know how. It would be much nicer to go out to dinner or get a new car or a trip to some place you've always wanted to go.

The other night, I watched The Blue and The Gray with my Mee-Mee and Aunt Kim and I loved it. It was so interesting. And somewhat sad. It's definitely not a movie that you can forget. As I watched it, the movie made me think about my book about the Civil War--it has a happy ending, nothing happens to any of the family- it's really unrealistic. The Civil War was full of pain and sorrow. Picture it: You visit your family for the summer. You and your cousins run around, swim, and go on picnics. Then, for the holidays, they would come to your house; you'd eat turkey at Thanksgiving and give each other presents at Christmas. But next summer, your uncle and cousins are fighting against your father and brothers. They're killing each other and you have a feeling that you'll never see your family again. Not your aunt or uncle, your boy cousins, your girl cousins--even your father and brothers. And if you do, it might be in a coffin. I would just die if that were the case with me. I love my family too much.

Well, now that I've taken up your time, I guess I'll be going.

Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

Last Night (Was the funnest time ever!)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Well, last night was the big night. I'm sorry its over. I though I would be nervous. I wasn't. I though I would be glad it was over. I wasn't. In fact, when the other actors and I had finished, I asked them "Could we do that again?". They just stared at me like I was some kind of freak.

The part we though we would mess up on went really well. Everything went well. I was sort of surprised. I felt really at home up there on stage and under the lights. How come I can't say that when I play an instrument?

After the play was over, I had to smile at least a million times. My cheeks are still sore! I tell you, if I smile one more time, my jaw bone will fall out. I guess I don't mind that. But hopefully last night was the first and last time I'll ever hear about the dove thing; and when people see me in the future, maybe they'll have mercy on me and not say "coo coo!".

So, as far as the play goes,

First of all, I'd like to thank my parents. They took me to church early to practice. And then I'd like to thank my siblings--although I'm not sure for what. Then my grandparents and aunts and uncles, and........

See ya!

Christmas Trees and Red Hots

Friday, December 18, 2009

Here's some pictures of my Christmas tree. I love decorating my room for Christmas!













And now, for some of the Christmas cookies I made. As you can see I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE red hots. I love 'em! Love 'em!



This is my Christmas tree cookie. With 20 red hots on it! I was in heaven....







The Candy Cane of Hotness






The Red Hot Bell



All three of my red hot cookies. Ah, it was a dream come true! I love 'em!






A close up. I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove 'em!






My Red Hot Dotted Candy Cane



I love my red hots. I'm very protective of them. Them and barbeque sauce. But that's a different love story.

What's Happ'nin' ?!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hello everybody! Well, yesterday was a slippery day. Very wet. And cold. I was freezing all through church--in the morning and the night. Oh, well.

Yesterday I watched It's a wonderful Life. I love that movie. Good message in it. Today I plan on watching Prince Caspian. No, it's not a Christmas movie, but I still like it. I always get very near crying at the end. My eyes get all full of tears.

Well, I think that I'll be going. At 3:30 I'm going somewhere with my Aunt Kim and I think Mark and Annie. Change that. Mark just came in and says he isn't. We'll just wait and see. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Hi There!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I don't know if any of you have seen my avatar since I changed it (about thirty seconds ago, so probably not). It's so life like! While I was hanging up the outside Christmas lights this year, that is. I'll change it back after Christmas. Christmas Eve is only two weeks away, ya know. Wow. I can't believe how fast the year has gone! I wish it would stop going so fast. Maybe 2010 will be slower. I sincerely hope so.

Well, I guess I'll be going now. Hope you can all pay your Christmas bills!

Hello and Goodbye

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I know that I haven't posted in a while, but once I tell you the reason, you will understand. My mom's been Christmas shopping on the Internet. Simple as that. I can't make her get off, now can I? That would be disastrous.

Look at all that snow out there! We have about six or seven inches. Once again, the weather people made a mistake. I don't even know why they're called weather people. Maybe it's because they're bosses don't know "weather" or not to keep them. (Okay, that's the worst joke ever. Pretend I didn't say that. Say I learned it from Mark or somebody. It's embarrassing to think that I came up with a joke that bad. It's awful.) If only this rain would stop, it would be quite nice. But there is one good thing about the rain--when it stops and freezes, it's going to make sledding a lot easier. You see--for those of you who aren't experience sledders (but seriously, everyone who has been a kid sometime in their life-which I sincerely hope all of you have- is an experienced sledder, or was) when it snows, or sleets, the top of the snow becomes a layer of ice, or like a layer of ice; then , you take out your plastic sled and it goes pretty fast. (Unless of course, you have it full of four or five people--or two teens and a tween--it doesn't go fast then. In fact, it usually breaks the ice. Oops.)

Well, I must be going. I've got things to do, snowsuits to struggle into, snowballs to bombard at people.... Snowballs to be hit with...Maybe I don't want to go outside after all.

Oh my word!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's snowing! Woo-Hoo! Ah, it's soooooo wonderful. Although, Mark and Annie took every available chance to throw muddy snowballs at me. That wasn't too nice.

(Sigh) Now it feels like Christmas. Yesterday, the weather forecast people said that we'd get some snow, but it wouldn't amount to anything. Well, it looks like they were wrong. Now, of course, they say that it will amount to an inch. Who knows? They might change it throughout the day. (Sigh) No one likes to be wrong.

The Christmas party last night was really fun, one of the main highlights being that I was able to hold my little cousin once removed--okay, I'm just gonna make it cousin--Londan. She's soo big. From when I saw her last, that is. (And that would be before my family was sick. I saw here on Black Friday, but that doesn't count. She was big then, too.) Londan's so adorable. I have lots of pictures of her. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on her at Christmas. It will be hard, though, since everyone else will be trying to get their hands on her, too.

Ya know, it's a real winter wonderland here.

I also got to talk with three of my friends last night and was able to have some really good food. It's so nice to be able to have wonderful friends. I was really wonderful to be able to see them last night. And to make the night even better, my two cousins Jackie and--I'll just call Jim a cousin, too--and Jim sat with us--and Londan, too, of course. My BFF Sarah was also able to sit with us and she made me laugh on more than three occasions. (Way more than three) Ya know, people say that laughing makes you live longer, but on the other hand, it gives you wrinkles. I wonder which I'd rather have... (Live longer, definitely!)

Well, I guess I'll go, even though I don't really want to. I could just write on here all day. (As you all sadly and unfortunately know. I hope to see you all sometime soon!

Goin' to a Christmas Party...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Well, it's off to the church Christmas party tonight. Hopefully some of my friends will be there. Although, I know that two of them won't be because they're going hunting. :( That stinks. I love Christmas parties. I'm trying to plan out one with our neighbor. It would be so fun! Well, it's about time to go. I'll be listening to Christmas music the whole way up and the whole way back. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and I miss and love you all!

More about wonderful Christmas

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hello, everyone. It's only 23 days until Christmas. I can't believe it. I love being able to turn on the radio and just listen to Christmas music. That's definitely one of my favorite parts about Christmas.

I'm so excited that I am able to spend Christmas with my family and friends. I've got some of the nicest friends ever. And I made new friends this year, so I get to share Christmas with them, too.

Well, only three weeks until my big show. Yep, the Christmas Cantata. I'm so excited. Instead of nervous. That's a first. I was so scared and worried about practicing on stage last Sunday, but after about five minutes (or less) into the play, I started to warm up and I really got into it and enjoyed myself. I mean, that's all I talked about that night--how much I enjoyed rehearsal. Jim was hilarious! I laughed so hard sometimes. He is a good actor, though.

I suppose I'd better get off. I think we're having chicken alfredo. Yes!!! I love that. Maybe I'll make chocolate chip cookies. That would make Mark happy and it's always good to have him happy with me. But that's not the reason I'd make them. It'd be because I want them. Yum! That's the main reason I cook--because I get to "sample" (lol) the food. Let me tell you, though, I take the biggest "samples" (lol) ever. I love food.

At Christmas, though, I get in a cooking/baking mood. It feels so wonderful to be making cookies and pies and cakes and other stuff that's loaded with sugar...Ah.... It's so nice. Christmas is so warm and cozy. Tonight I'll probably sit on my(I claimed it for my own a loonnng time ago. I can't even remember when. It's just always been mine. In my eyes, at least. And everybody else says mockingly "yes, that's Emily's love seat--it always has been". But that's another story) love seat and write--while watching a Christmas movie. Or rather, while Mark and Annie watch a Christmas movie. Okay, maybe just Annie. And me. Sometimes.

I might also plan for a Christmas party that one of my BFF's and I want to have. Just her, her sister (they're our neighbors) Mark, Annie and I. And then I plan on having Jacob over sometime to spend cousin-time together. We'd have cookies and play the Wii and maybe watch a movie...And Mark and him would goof off. Ahhh, it's so wonderful. I love all of my cousins and I can't wait until Christmas. I also love going to my Mee-Mee's, Pappy's and Aunt Kim's, where we get spoiled rotten and I love it! The food is good and the presents are good. Oh, and I guess being with family is good, too. Just kidding! Being with family is the best part of Christmas! I love my whole family and I'm so glad and blessed that I live close to all them and can spend the holidays with all of them. Thanks for always being there, guys!

Survey

This is a survey a friend sent me. It was fun!

Age: 13 (and a half)
> Bed size: double (I share with little sis)
Chore you hate: unloading dishwasher
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> Dog's name:I don't have a dog. If I did have one, I'm not sure what I'd name it. There are a lot of names I like
> Essential start your day item: freezing glass of milk and a cookies and cream pop
> tart
Favorite color: dark blue
Gold or Silver: I like silver, but gold is nice, too. So, both Height: Short (around 5' 1"--woo-hoo!)
> Instruments you play: Flute, Piano, Guitar
> Kids: None
> Living arrangements: mom, dad, brother, sister, me
Mom's name: Linda
> Nicknames:M&M, Emy, Ema, Emilemithy, (there it is, Morgan :)) Pumpkin, He-He (when Mark was little), Empy (Mark), Bubba (Mark). Mark also gives me many other nicknames that I hate (and he knows it, too)
Overnight hospital stays
> besides your birth: None>
Pet peeves: When people cough all over my stuff, my brother comes in my room, people who think that kids are incapable of anything, and some other stuff
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> Quirky movie: Elf (is the awesomest!)
> Right or left handed: Right (I'm always right--just kidding, that's the biggest lie EVER!)
Siblings: Two sisters. Just kidding! One sister, one (very boyish, manly, strong) brother (thank goodness the don't a have an identical twin that does everything alike!)
> Time you wake up: 8:00 all week 'round
> Understanding: Sometimes. It depends.
> Vegetable you dislike: just about everything. I'll eat lettuce, sometimes celery, broccoli in some things, and tomato on hoagies and chicken sandwiches from Wendy's
> Ways you run late: Every way--mostly people in my family make me late
> X-rays you've had: Arm, hip, I don't know of any other place
> Yummy homemade food you make: Anything with chocolate and sugar--I also like pickles, but I don't make them. Yea, Pickles are real good
> Zoo favorite: As in animal? I don't know