Thursday, December 29, 2011

I'm back! ;D

Okay, so I took a looong break from this. But I was busy with Christmas ;D And my sister's b-day was on the 27th so I had that too. But you get two quotes instead of one once again. But before I give them to you, I want to tell you about my Christmas Eve/Day. It was lovely ;D I went to my aunt and uncles house after 4:30 Mass just like every year. I saw my Godfather again and I was so happy! He lives with his family in D.C., so we don't get to see them very often. Then later that night my dad took me to midnight Mass! I was sooooo excited! ;D Tired, yes, but that didn't beat the thrill of being there :D :D It was so beautiful. I felt like I was part of something so historical, and I was! :D When we got home we had to be super quiet b/c my mom said if we woke her up there would be no Christmas ::) ;) Surprisingly I went to sleep almost right away and didn't get up until 5:45. Whoopee, I know ::) Half hour or so later I finally went back to sleep until 7:30. Perfect! ;D I got two books, The Merchant's Daughter and Deliver Me From Evil from my parents. I got a really pretty red crocheted shawl from my sister. And from "Santa" I got fuzzy Hello Kitty pajama pants ;D A really cool music doc, and a couple shirts that I've been wanting and an awesome dance T-shirt that says, "Sweat dries, Blood clots, Bones heal, Suck it up and DANCE" ;D ;D Then I had a few more presents from various family members thrown in there. And my sister wanted to go bowling for her b-day, so that's what we did, and my highest score was a 95 out of three games :p :p ::) Today my dad is taking me to see the second Sherlock Holmes ;D And this weekend we're going to a hotel up north where we'll indulge ;D ;D ;D And finally, your quotes!

"Even if the stake were raised and the fire lit, I would not lose faith in God." ~Joan of Arc

"The virtue of hope isn't about knowing that I've got a perfect plan to work everything out; it is about trusting that God is bigger than our problems, and He's got everything under control." ~A 30-day Spiritual Makeover for Women (I know the author is Gina Loehr, but her husband said this quote and I don't know his name ::) )

Have a good New Year!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I sill have...20 days off! I will be glad when I go back to school though ;) I had a Christmas party/make up class at dance yesterday. That was fun ;D And I also had tumbling where I almost got my round off back handspring. Almost! I can totally do it with my instructor spotting, but then I tried it by myself and didn't go back far enough, so I kind of splatted on the floor in a whacked out backwards somersault on my neck :p I'm okay though! I almost have it! ;D

And you get two quotes again since I didn't post yesterday ;) "Every experience of beauty points to eternity." ~Hans Urs von Balthasar

"I have loved you with an everlasting love." ~God

And on Sunday night I finally saw the new Jane Eyre! I was soooo excited ;D My mom and I watched it together, and I fell in love with it. She did too, which surprised me a lot. And at the end I had to sit and wait for her to stop sobbing for two minutes straight. I really didn't expect that ;) I saw the one that was made in the 80's or 90's, and it was pretty good. But this one I thought was better. For one, I liked the fact it was an hour shorter ;) And I thought it was better acting and had more oomph ;) ;D I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy it ;) Anyway, if I don't post before Christmas, have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends! :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Finals done!!!!!!!!!

Hey everyone!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I didn't really feel like it :p ;) But today I do! And I'm sooooo happy to say finals is over and I'm pretty sure I aced all my classes! I know I did with psych(and Honors no less ;) ), but Algebra I have to wait until they put up the grades and same with Writing. My portfolios only got a 2.5(same as almost everyone I think), but luckily that isn't the course total. So I passed with hopefully around a 3.5 or 4.0. With my portfolios, I felt better when out teacher said she's been teaching writing from K-12 up through Masters' courses. And our course was as hard or even harder than the Masters' course, so I felt pretty good that I got a 2.5 with something that hard ;) And according to her, one of our portfolio graders was a, and I quote, grader from hell. So...yeah :p ;) Whoo-hoo! Passed a course from the grader from hell! ;D ;D ;) And another thing, I got a 100% on my research paper from psych! Our teacher said she's a harsh grader with papers, so it's very good if we got B's. After the final, I got mine and I saw the 75/75. I had to go back in the room and clarify with her ;D I was walking on air after that ;D And I have God, Mary, and Jesus to thank, along with my patron saints. I prayed a novena and begged God everyday for success. And thus the promise is fulfilled, "Delight thyself in the Lord and He will give thee the desires of thy heart." Gives me goosebumps! ;D

Today we're frosting sugar cookies with my aunt and exchanges presents with my cousins and other aunt. I love exchanging present with people ;D I love giving to people period. It gives me so much joy to see the joy in their faces.

Here's a pic I took last year of a winter scene in my yard ;D
I have other things I need to do so I can't post more ;) But have a good 4th Sunday of Advent! :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Okay, since I never gave y'all a quote yesterday, I'll give you two quotes ;)

"A room without books is like a person without a soul." ~G.K. Chesterton. I think we can all agree with that ;)

"What is a friend? It is a single soul dwelling in two bodies." ~Aristotle. How true. I'm pretty sure each of us has a best friend or friends with which we can relate. I myself have split my soul amongst many friends :)

And my math and psych finals are tomorrow, so PLEASE pray for me! :) And I keep all of you in my prayers :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday ;D

Ahh.....the beginning of the weekend ;D Along with reviews for finals which is next week! :o :o I guess I'm ready...once I start to read stuff ;) But I feel pretty confident already, b/c of divine intervention and my own smarts ;) I don't have my writing class today, b/c they're grading our portfolios :o Yikes....ugh! I hate these stupid jitters :p

I just want to say I love the dance classes I teach ;D My little girls are so cute, and they hang on my every word ;D My pre-dance is so funny. There's an adorable chubby girl in there who shouts, "I did it!" Whenever we do plies ;D But...there's a nut in ever family. Or rather, every dance class :p At least with little kids. This particular girl will listen and pay attention for the first ten minutes, then for the last twenty minutes she'll pay attention for five minutes in jazz and tumbling ::) I'm so grateful for my assistant. This girl will even go so far as running around the room and laying on the floor. My assistant will track her down or pick her up, then deposit her to her parents if she's bad enough. But I personally can't stop every thirty seconds to "fix" this little girl ::) But my combo class is very good :) And there's a pre-combo I teach with another instructor, b/c the class has 13 four year olds in it :p ;) They're pretty good, but during tap...oy :p I never seem to bring enough food on Wednesday nights b/c I've been at school all day and don't think about it the night before ::) So during tap, my sugar low headache always increases :p :p And we can never get them to stop tapping when we tell them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :p The main instructor has a microphone, but even their taps are louder. Then I try to stop them one by one, but it's hard :p So finally my dance teacher(the owner), came into the room and let an ear piercing whistle. Scared the daylights out of me, but got them to listen ;) Anywho, venting session over ;) I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Monday, December 5, 2011


Happy Monday! Here's the quote for today: "Even to see her walk across the room is a liberal education." ~C.S. Lewis. Gotta love that guy ;) That's the kind of quote I want to put up on a billboard ;) It really shows the world who women are.

I had my last math test before the final today! Whoo-hoo! :D

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Peeps, I am sooooo sorry I haven't posted at all. I meant to post Friday, but I forgot I wasn't going to be home all day. Anyway, a review of my week: Tuesday we had a HUGE snowstorm :p I was at dance from 5:30 to 9, and it snowed almost the entire time heavily. When I was on my way home, we had to do 20 the whole way there. It took forever to get home :p Wednesday everything was still covered with snow. I was SO hoping I wouldn't have school that day. But....we did. Everything was closed except the college ::) Thursday was...Thursday. Friday I had my writing class where we handed in our portfolios for grading. Eeep! Then I got picked up for a meeting with my friends. Normally I don't go, but then we had a birthday sleepover to go to afterwards. It was so much fun! :D :D We played Fear Factor and my team won ;D Then we watched Sister Act, 17 Again, and A Walk to Remember. All in all, we stayed up until 1:30 :p Then we got woken up at 6 by my friend's brothers who were leaving for hockey. So we had to listen to them talking and hockey sticks clattering, and eating breakfast etc :p Sleeping in the living room was fun ;) Then we fell asleep and I didn't wake up until 9:30. Yesterday I was dead tired......and then Clare Bond stayed overnight and now I am taking a break from some homework. And as a side note, I got my book back from one of my friends that I've been missing ;D ;D I'll be posting your quote tomorrow!