Thursday, April 29, 2010

I'd like to thank you for all of your prayers. I am better! I still have a little bit of a cough, but it's nothing much. I am going to Talents for Christ, and without sickness :) Mark's opening day is on Saturday, and he will be in a parade. Poor kid, his team is losing really bad. They need him sooo much. What can I say, he's my brother and an all-star. One day he will go on to play for a major league team.
Well, that's all. Hopefully I'll have time for more tomorrow.

Prayers Needed!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Well, I think I am coming down with a cold. And Talents for Christ is Friday into Saturday; so, I'm hoping and praying that I will get better. I'd really like to go, but if I'm not better by Friday then I'll just stay home. Prayers are greatly appreciated! :)

I'd also like to ask that you pray for everyone who's going to Talents for Christ and that our performances would go smoothly. I'm starting to get a little nervous about my flute solo and my extemporaneous writing, but I won't get too worked up until Saturday morning. Although, I'm starting to forget about preforming, because I'm mainly focusing on getting better. Haha, it's sort of hard to play a woodwind instrument with a cold. For example, When I went to work on my flute solo today, I missed a few breath marks and crescendos (getting louder) because of my cough. Ugh, I despise colds!

Now that I've taken up you're time I'll get off. I hope you all have a nice week!

Hey, Ya'll!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Soooo. Tonight my brother had a baseball game. Of course, he didn't play (poor guy). This was supposed to be the year that he hit his homerun : )

I got to drive the tractor yesterday! Yippee! I love to get behind steering wheels. Then this morning, Mark and I were talking about fixing up cars when we're older and taking them to the drag strip. Now, don't get my wrong--I'm not a tomboy. I like being a girl. But I do love cars. My mom told me that girls can't race at the drag strip, though : ( So, Mark said he'll drive my cars for me (of course, that takes out half the fun). But, my cousin Jacob and I are planning on racing at the drag strip when no one's there (we were going to do it on the backroads, but when my family found out, they said, "NO WAY!)

This afternoon, I worked on a song with Morgan, and it turned out well, if I do say so myself. Then, I went inside and had lunch (which I actually had at 2:30, because I was outside. Mark was also burning the paper and when Morgan and I went to say hi, I saw Mark running towards the burner barrel with a bucket of water. I thought, "oh boy." It all turned out well in the end, though.

Well, I must go. Supper is ready. Hot dogs! YUM! Then it's off to work on The Full Measure of Devotion. Thanks for all the comments on that, by the way!

Almost Gone

Friday, April 23, 2010

I don't really have time to write--we're going to watch a movie. But I would like to share with you all that I almost died today. Haha, not really.

I was mowing the grass, and our tractor made a really weird noise, and I thought it was going to blow up (everyone always laughs when I say that--but seriously, if you woulda been there, you wouldn'ta been laughin--I know, "bad grammar"). I did have a fun time though, and I am still alive (thank goodness). *Although* you think *if this crazy girl would have been blown into a million pieces, then I wouldn't have to be reading this blog ever again.* But hey, it's your choice!

Well, I must go now. It has been a beautiful and wonderful day (or beautifully wonderful day or wonderfully beautiful day) and I would like to write about it, but I can't. See ya, and thanks for reading!

P.S. I wrote another song today!

Spring Brings..... Allergies : (

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I love spring. The blue skies, getting to be outside after months of confinement, the green grass... But I don't love allergies (*duh, who doesn't?* you wonder). I've never really had allergies before (yay me!!) but this year...I've got a cough and my throat is scratchy. Part of me says that it isn't allergies, it's just a cold (the part that is proud of never having allergies, unlike the rest of my family, who always get them). I think that I got the scratchy throat from Mark, who got it first (why couldn't he give me something better like, $$$$, or his room, or...his ability to make people laugh?). But, I have whatever I have just the same.

Well, we got some books at the book sale at Mansfield. Nothing much (of course, I did get to eat at Wendy's, and that was awesome). I got two Nancy Drew books, though, and that made me happy. Annie got a Little Bear video and has already watched it twice (whoopee). The James V. Brown library book sale is tonight and my mom's going to that. I bet that there will be at least two other homeschoolers there; homeschoolers love book sales (at least, most of the homeschoolers I know do).

Hey guess what!? May is homeschool month at Hershey Park! Homeschool groups get 45% off the admission (or something like that) if they get registered (or something along those lines). Just thought I'd let you know. And, maybe if my mom reads this post, she'll take the hint! :)))

I just realized that Talents for Christ is only a week away from Saturday. Aaaaa! I don't think there's much more left to say.

That wraps up my post for now, except that I would like to wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Andrea (I think it's her birthday. 17th to be exact). I wish you many more, too!


Monday, April 19, 2010

I just thought that I'd post again (for you, David--haha). This isn't going to be a very long post. But some of you might like that : )

I put some of my novel version on my The Full Measure of Devotion page. Thanks for all the nice comments, by the way.

Well, that's all for now. Hope you all have a wonderful day! And a wonderful week!

Random thoughts, from a Random person

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a while. So many things have happened; it would take long just to tell you about them all. Haha.

Wednesday was Mark's first baseball game. I missed it, because I was at church. The team won 8 - 0. They played against Muncy; and, as Mark says, "Muncy hates Montgomery, and Montgomery hates Muncy." They're arch enemies. Haha, we beat them! But, hey, is that any surprise? The Lions (Mark's team) was the Montgomery League champion last year. Sadly, though, his team lost 11 - 1 last night, against the same team. That's because there were only two pitchers on Mark's team--Mark and some other kid--but now that Mark's got Little League elbow, they're kinda short. Pitch count really is a bummer sometimes, isn't it?

By the way, have you guys seen the latest pictures of Mark?

Because of Little League elbow, Mark's arm is now in a cast! It's to make sure that he won't throw. Haha, I had some friends over when he came home from the doctors, so for a while, he had only girl names on his cast. We told him that everyone would think that he's a chick magnet. lol. Now, though, his team has signed it, so no worries!

Last night, our Youth Group was supposed to have a campfire but, since it was raining, we had to move the activity inside to church. Instead of having a campfire, we did an activity called Humania. It was fun! Humania is where us teens live a certain game. For example, in human checkers, we were the checkers. Other than checkers, we played Scrabble, Hungry hippos, Battleship, and Pacman. Pacman was really fun, but deadly (for me at least). I fell over quite a few times--remember, I trip over flat surfaces, so when we had to tie our feet together, I was a little unstable. Plus, with our feet tied together, we had to hop (obviously) and we had just ate. Anyway, I wasn't in too much pain, until I woke up around 3 o'clock a.m. with excruciating pain in my knee (I stayed awake for a while. lol). But, all is well, now. My team won--let's see... Just about every game. For the first checkers game, I didn't move at all, because if I would have moved, then the other team would've had a king. So, I stood up, in the same place, for maybe 20 minutes. Strangely enough, I didn't get that tired.

I guess I'll get off now. But once again, I'm soooo sorry for not posting. I wanted to, but it didn't seem like I had enough time. I'll try to post again on Tuesday, if not Monday (on Monday there's a book sale in Mansfield; those of you who have ever been in my basement--or know my mom--know what that means: I'm going to Mansfield). Thanks for reading!!! Now it's off to write, and after that, homemade fried chicken!

Thank you... (for many things)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thank you to all who voted on the poll. I'd like to know what everyone voted for (hint-hint). I had a very good birthday yesterday (thanks for all the happy birthday wishes--they worked!), and I got what I wanted. Seriously, I'm not disappointed. That doesn't mean I don't want a car anymore. I still want a car, and I still want to drive. I learned in science today that on Venus, I would be 22 years old. So, my plan is to go to the drivers licence place and say I'm 22. The people who work their will say, "no you're not," and I'll say, "yes I am." Then they'll say, "on what planet do you live on?" (implying that I'm crazy--not all there--you get the point), and I'll tell them, "Venus." Oh, my sneaky plan will work for sure (not). Haha, well, I can dream, can't I?

That's all for now. I'll try to put some pictures of my new bike on here, and maybe some other pictures from my b-day. By the way, the homemade ice-cream was AWESOME!

P.S. Today it was 86 degrees and right now it is 85 degrees.

P.P.S. I really must stop this P.S. thing; it's becoming a habit.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Well, today I am fourteen years old. So far it has been a completely WONDERFUL birthday.

The day started out like any other birthday. I woke up early, got dressed, heard "happy birthday from every member of my family (except Annie, she was asleep), and then went out for the traditional birthday breakfast with my dad.
We went to Dunkin Donuts and got a dozen donuts (and a french vanilla latte. The smell is really deceiving--it smells so good, and then you take a sip and it's kinda bitter. I knew that from previous experiences, though. Just a side note). Before I ordered, my dad told me that we were going to look at bikes. Just so you all understand, I have been asking for a new bike for a long time (not as long as the car, though. I have explained that if they don't get me a bike, but get me a car instead, I would totally understand and still love them). The one I have isn't very good; the brakes don't work too well (they squeak and they won't stop); and it has no springs. Just imagine what it's like when I do off- roading or jump ramps. Ouch.
So, then we went to Walmart to look at bikes. I saw one I liked and much to my surprise, my dad said, "okay, let's go check out." I was astonished. I thought we were only pricing bikes. Anyway, I love my new bike that has front and back springs, and (oh, how wonderful!) brakes--that work. I haven't been able to try out my bike yet, though, because my dad has to adjust it; he says that the people at Walmart obviously don't know how to assemble bikes. I was practically jumping off the walls, I was so happy. I told my dad, if I'm this happy over a bike, think how much more happy I would be if he gets me a car. He then said, "I'm not getting you a car." There is a dark blue convertible mustang (I'm guessing it's a 2003 or 2004) in Muncy for only $4,695. My dad says that the reason it's that price is because there's probably something wrong with it. I said I knew that, but I also knew that I am blessed with a family that knows how to fix cars (not in that wording, though. I just said someone could fix it. But you get the idea).
When I got home, we ate the Donuts and then I got to open another present (it was from Mark and Annie). I opened it and found out that it was not one but three presents: a Lego Star Wars Wii game, Star Wars IV (with Harrison Ford--yay!), and Night at the Museum 2 Battle of the Smithsonian (I love that movie!).
Later, David came down and gave me an old Ford key to put on the key chain that he got me for Christmas. I like it. It's so nice to have a key to put on a key chain). Then aunt Maryann came down and gave me some presents. I got a card in the mail from my aunt Carlene and her family--a Hoops and Yoyo card (I am a major Hoops and Yoyo fan).
Tonight, my grandparents and aunt are coming over for my birthday dinner. I'm having hot dogs and baked beans (is that awesome or what?!) with green bean casserole for supper, and for dessert, there will be homemade ice-cream and brownies (I will be putting my ice-cream on top of my brownie.

Thank you for reading this post. I will write more later. Thank you mom, who got me my bike, thank you David, for the key you gave me, and thank you to Mee-Mee and Aunt Kim, for the presents you got me, that I haven't opened yet.

P.S. Today is a beautiful day; our thermometer says 82.3 degrees. Awesome!

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter! Remember the reason for this holiday!

100th Post

Saturday, April 3, 2010

This is my 100th post. It feels so wonderful. *dreamy and contented sigh*

Tomorrow is Easter. But it's so sad that there's not too many people who know the reason we have Easter. It's not a day made so we can eat candy and search for eggs. We have Easter because Someone gave Their life for us. Us miserable sinners. It's a little hard to swallow, when we think about all the bad stuff we do. How many times have we thought about whether or not to do somethine and our conscience says, "don't do it?", but we go ahead and do it anyway.
Another amazing part is that Jesus didn't stay dead; He rose from the grave. To think that our Saviour can give His life for us, and rise from the dead, is so breathtaking. It's not just anyone who loves us, it's Someone Powerful.

So how many of you fell for my April fools post? None of you, right? It's okay, I was racking my brain to find something, and remembered how I heard about someone saying that they were deleting something. I thought I might as well give it a try (say it with me, "excuses, excuses").

Well, thanks for reading my 100th post! It's so cool! Happy 100!

Some sad news

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Well, here it is. The sad news. I know that it will hurt me more than you.

I am deleting my blog.

Wiping it off the face of the earth. Yes, it has come to this. The reason's for closing it are too complicated to explain. I love this blog dearly, and I love all you dearly (more than the blog), but I am closing this blog, Em's Alpine Path, forever. I hope that you all understand. It's nothing personal, just life. All things must come to an end (actually, there could be some exceptions. Forever never comes to an end. I know, really bad joke--I'm just trying to make the best of things, I guess).

So, for the last time, goodbye!

April Fools!