Last Day of Summer

10:03 am.

Well guys, it’s here. Today is my last day of summer vacation. tomorrow, I go back to school for another nine months. My junior year of high school.  Wow.

The weather changed very suddenly; two days ago, it was sunny and humid and hot, and now the sky is overcast with clouds, and it is chilly and breezy.  This rarely happens in Northern Lower Michigan, but I think we might have a first day of school with actual autumn-like weather.

So much has happened this summer. For me, anyway. And, you know, I haven’t done very many posts on my blog here. Hmph.  I guess I’ve just been doing things, and not Internet-ing too much.

All in all, I had  good summer. I listened to good music, I read good books, I had good times with my best friend and my other friends, and I did some writing, too.

I suppose I am refreshed and ready to go back to school.

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SNAILS!

1:03 pm.

Today was the last day of school (half day), and my blog’s one-year birthday, so the snails came out this morning ot celebrate with us! Isn’t that sweet?

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Thank you so much, everyone who has been a part of making this blog of mine a lovely thing (to me, anyway).

I had an ice cream cone when I came home from school.

No more school!

Once I have fully recovered from Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus class, I will make a large Pascal’s Triangle. By the way, I passed my trig exam! Yay me! And, I passed all my other classes’ exams with flying colours. I was only really worried about trig, but I passed, so hooray.

These thoughts are becoming increasingly disorganised, so I think I better leave it at the. Love you guys.

First of June

7:50 pm.

Can you guys believe that it is already June?? I mean, I know May always passes at high speed, but it’s June! And all you schoolchildren out there know what that means…the last day of school is just around the corner! Hooray!

Once school’s out, I’ll be able to go to the beach, go to the library, read, write, BLOG, take photos, hang out with friends, all the time. I’ll even probably paint some. Oh, and garage sales! I love ’em, you never know what kind of treasure you could find.

Before school gets out, though, I have to write my research paper for English class (I’ll need to work on that tomorrow…), and take all of my exams.

But, hey, the last day of school is the eleventh…so you know what that means! The eleventh is the one-year anniversary of my blog! In ten days! Wowzers! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year already. It’s so nice to see in my archives list all the months between June 2012 and June 2013. And, I couldn’t do it without all you guys. All your likes, your comments, your follows…thanks so much. They’ve fueled my continuation of blogging. My blog has evolved so much. I’ve made 115 posts (I think that’s the number, anyway), I’ve shared my life, I’ve won some awards along the way, and I’ve met lots of lovely people. I realise I should probably be saying all this in the eleventh, but  just wanted to say it. So, thank you, everyone who has ever looked at my blog. Thanks for being a part of this.

The End.

1:08 pm.

It’s coming. We have only eleven (!) days of school left. Yesterday, we got our yearbooks, always the true sign that the school year is drawing a close. Yesterday was also the seniors’ last day of school (they always get out a couple weeks before the rest of us). It’s odd; the last class between my sister and her graduation from high school is now gone. Crazy!

Our lilacs are in bloom, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. The trees are all green with leaves. However, it’s unseasonably cold; yesterday, it was in the 50s! Today it’s in the 60s, but still, usually we are in the 70s at least. (These are degrees in Fahrenheit; I’ve just realised that you guys may not have gotten that, most of you being European, and America being one of the only countries not in Celsius.)

So, what else is new? My orchestra concerts went well (both of them), and so did the AP World History exam.

Oh, and I have a couple photos:

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I don’t Know which marble photo I prefer. Let me know what you guys think (if you have any opinion on the matter). 🙂

So Yeah.

6:56 pm.

Hello all. Sorry for my sparse posts; you see, the AP exam for my AP World History class is in a week from today, and my Honors English class research paper is just getting into full swing, not to mention that May is the Month of An Event Every Other Night. So, I’ve not had much time left on my hands to to fun things, like read and blog and pet my cats (that last one was a joke).

In any case, I took this photo this morning before heading off to school. I Rather Like it.IMG_3390-001

I’m Still Here!!

4:10 pm.

I am so sorry, everyone! I’ve been away for so long…it’s been three weeks! Augh!

Why was I gone?

Well, I had a week of second trimester final exam testing, then the first week of the third trimester, then a week and a half of spring break…I’ve been a busy(ish) bean.

What did I do over spring break, you may ask? Well…

1.) I went to the public library for the first time in about three hundred years. (Really. It’s been a long time.)

2.) I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part II in the historic theatre downtown. It was so great! (Only thing: Harry was supposed to fix his phoenix feather wand with the Elder Wand, then put the Elder Wand in the Headmaster’s office. Not break it and throw it in the ravine! Hel-LO!)  (<–see that? That was a rant. 🙂 )

3.) I travelled downstate to Grand Rapids, where we spent time with my grandparents. We went to an antique mall, where I bought these guys:

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I got this SuperCool pen holder. It has pennies in it! REal, live 1979 pennies! Ten of them! How rad is that?

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Here it is again, because it’s so great!

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This book was published in 1879! It’s in great shape, plus it was only 2.5$–how could I resist?

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Another spoon for my collection!

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And, I got this beast of an insulator! Really, it’s huge, and weighs…well…a lot!

 

4.) I went to see the big Titanic exhibit in the Grand Rapids museum! I apologise for lack of pictures of it–there was no photography allowed. Nevertheless, I loved it! I don’t know if any of you know about it, but it is a big exhibit with a ton of real artifacts. There were rooms set up; there was even a faux iceberg! It was cold and wet like the real thing!

Also, every visitor receives a “Boarding Pass” at the beginning of the exhibit, with an actual person on it, who was on the Titanic. At the end, there is a memorial wall, where you can look to see if the person on your ticket lived or died…how thrilling! MY person was Mrs. Peter Joseph (Catherine Rizk). She survived, along with her two children and her friend! Which is pretty cool, considering 68 percent of the people aboard perished. Including the person my grandfather got–his person was Isodor Strauss, who was the owner of Macy’s (the store).

So yeah, I had a great time…I even bought a t-shirt!

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Also during break, I did a reading binge–I read ten whole books! I was at it voraciously, as I hadn’t had the time to read a book since November! Which, by the way, is very out of character for me; I usually read all the time; however, with all my reading for AP World History class, I haven’t had much of an appetite (or time!) for reading recently.

I don’t know if I’ve actually mentioned this here on my blog, but I am on a Penny Project right now. It’s really rather an ongoing effort. I work my way up to 1000 pennies, and then use the Bean Counter (as my mom and I refer to it…really, it’s the put-your-change-in-and-then-redeem-your-money machine thingy) at the bank for ten dollars. I last did that on the third of January this year. Right now, though, I already have 586 pennies in my “Pennies On1y!” Jar. I am more than half-way! Whoo hoo!

You know what else I’m halfway through? My current journal. It’s volume three; I’ve been journalling since New Year’s Eve, 2010. I’m pretty proud of myself: volume II took eleven months to fill, and I only started volume III in February! Given, it was a journal I had made myself, so the pages are unlined (resulting in fluctuating handwriting size). However, I’m still rather pleased with myself. I recently purchased (yes, I’m a compulsive journal buyer, whether I need one or not; I just can;t help myself! 🙂 ) a journal that I want to be my journal during this summer, and I might make it in time.

You know what else else? I’m rambling. Haha, sorry, I just have so much to say! It’s all spilling out.

Plus also, I should probably get to working on my pre-calculus homework…yesterday I didn’t understand Synthetic Division, so I hated math and the world. However, I get it now, so math is fine and the world is so sunny! 😀

Well, I’m off! Don’t worry, I will be posting much more frequently now. I’m in the home stretch of the school year, and I can feel spring coming on…also, I’m back in the groove of blogging now.

Goodbye!

Kooky Week…Hm…”Kooky”…

2:42 pm.

This week for me had been, as aforementioned, Kooky.

Monday was a normal-schedule school day. Tuesday, though, was the ACT testing for the juniors, so the rest of us were scheduled to waste our time doing pointless things. Fortunately, due to a combination of a sore throat and an understanding mother, I was able to stay home.

Wednesday, I had to go to school. This is because it was the day the sophomores (me) were to take the PLAN test, which is the pre-ACT. It wasn’t anything too strenuous; after all, we’ve been taking pre-ACT tests since middle school. So, I took the test in the morning, ate lunch, sat in a room doing absolutely nothing for an hour, and then my mother came to pick me up because of my…er…sore throat. 🙂

Thursday, though, my throat was very sore, my voice sounded terrible, and I was not feeling well at all. So, I stayed home. It was a nice time, just being at home with my mother.

And today’s Friday….my throat is still sore, but I came to school because it was a normal-school-schedule again. WE ate pancakes in my third class. That was lovely.

Oh! Here’s some photography of mine…nothing new, but I feel as though thi post requires more than a run-down of my on-and-off week.

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pencil.

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To be revisited.

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Front of the refridgerator.

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Self-portrait.

 

Have a lovely weekend, all!

What Did I Do Today?

8:32 pm.

Ah, another snow day today! That’s the eighth one this trimester…which is practically unheard of!

So, you may ask, what did I do on my day off? Well…

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A batch of chocolate chip cookies made this morning, nearly half gone already.

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Rainbow-painted fingernails.

 

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I got a little crazy with the fake tatoos…

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And, let’s not forget the one next to my belly button! 🙂

 

Hope you guys had a good day…I did!

I Have No Title for This. My Apologies.

6:01 pm.

My oh my, I have been so ridiculously busy this week! mostly with schoolwork. I had three photography assignments, a timed essay for AP world History, an entire chapter for History, a trigonometry/pre-calculus test to study for, and the list goes on. Thankfully, this weekend I have not much to do as far as schoolwork goes, so I managed to make a bag. It’s almost finished, I just need a strap for it. Here’s a picture:

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I’m rather pleased with how it turned out. I needed a simple bag, smaller than my other ones…and, since I had the time, why not make my own?

You know what’s funny? I can hear my cat, Noodle, snoring in his sleep. Does anyone else have a cat that snores? It makes Noodle seem quite silly.

Also, the trees outside looked lovely this morning:

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