Sunday, August 15, 2010

Forever

I haven't written in a long time, I know, but a lot has happened. I went on trek, I started band camp, I've been working on AP summer assignments, and we had a family reunion. But I'd better go in order.
My AP summer assignments are not fun. For English, I had to complete a packet of questions that are like the ones on the AP English test. I had to read the passages, then answer the multiple-choice questions for each one, stating why I picked that particular answer. I completed that part, but the second half of the assignment I have not completed. For that, I have to write a 3 to 7 page essay on whether or not pennies should banned, using only the 7 sources given in the packet. So far, I've used all of the sources that support banning the penny, and have only 2 pages. Problematic.
For AP history, I had to pick one of the three books on the list, write a 250 word summary on it, then describe the time period it was set in, including things such as important political and social leaders, any legislation that is pertinent, and the social conflicts of the time. I picked a book that explained the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and it was kind of boring. But I got the essays done, and turned in (2 days late, because of band camp; I got them done, then forgot about them). The other part of the history assignment is top make an outline of pages 25 to 105 in the textbook. So far, it's taking a long time just to do one chapter, and school starts on the 23rd. Yikes, I'd better hurry.
Trek was pretty much amazing. We went over Rocky Ridge, through Martin's cove, and did babtisms for the dead in the Jordan River Temple. It was so much fun, and very spiritual. I got a whole lot more this trek than I did the one I went on when I had just turned 12.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Uh, right

So................
I'm going to be taking two AP classes next year, AP English and AP History. Compared to some, it's not a lot, but if I make Drum Major in band for next year, it will be a living garbage dump. But hey, I wasn't forced/bribed/threatened, so I really can't blame anyone but me, can I?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

april fools!

I discovered a very good April fools trick today. Take a quarter and scrape the edge all around with the lead part of a pencil. Get another quarter, but don't mark this one. Hide the marked quarter in one hand, and ask someone (preferably someone you know who won't get upset by this joke) if they can do this. Roll the unmarked quarter slowly down your forehead to the tip of your nose. Switch the quarters when they're not looking at your hands, and give them the marked quarter. Watch as they roll the marked quarter down their face, leaving a black line. Try not to laugh as you leave the room, and wait until they see their face in a mirror before saying "April Fools!"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Trek!

This summer, for YW/YM camp, our stake is going on the trek reenactment in Wyoming. I'm really excited because I went on the trek about 4 weeks after I turned 12, so I just barely got to go. And now, I might get to be a ma; but even if I don't, I'll still get the amazing trek experience. Last time, we went to Martin's Cove, the Sweetwater Crossing, and Salt Lake. This year, we're still doing the Marrtin's Cove, but we're not doing the Sweetwater. We are doing Rocky Ridge, which will be an amazing, but grueling, experience. My friend, my younger sister, and I are going to be doing exercises, and 2-mile walks/jogs, as well as Pilates and plenty of other getting-physically-fit things . We want to be physically, mentally, and spiritually prepared for whatever we have to face on this trek. I'm determined to prepare well for this trek, because last time, we had moved here only a couple months beforehand, so we didn't get to do any of the walks or square dancing to prepare for it. I'm really excited about this trek, and am determined to make it worth remembering for the rest of my life.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

another week

So, the only thing that's really been going on is musical practices until 6:00, so I'm at the school from 6:50 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. But it's really been worth it, because it's coming together nicely. I'm really excited that my sister Steph is coming up from Utah with her family to see it, because she was in The Music Man when she was in high school. Hopefully, it turns out to be a really good show!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Living half asleep

After a 4-day weekend, it's been really hard getting back into the school routine, for some reason that I don't know. I have almost literally been living half asleep since Monday; I can't figure out why, but it could be the fact that Honors English II just got 10 times harder, the musical is getting quite a bit more stressful on my schedule (not to mention my mom's), and, for some reason, almost everything in my life seems to have gotten just a bit more demanding of my attention (like chores, for instance). Hopefully, I will be able to get some more sleep this weekend, but I won't count on it. Oh well, it's just the life of not-so-typical highschooler.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

training

Well, I just found something new to post: I can now change cloth diapers. My new niece, Audrey, was born about a month ago, so my family and I came down to Salt Lake for the baby blessing. We got here on Thursday, and have been having fun playing with our niece, Zaylee and nephew, Thomas. Stephanie has been making lots of cloth diapers instead of spending lots of money on disposable ones, so, when I offered to watch the kids today so she and Jeff could go to an open house, I had to learn how to change a cloth diaper. I already knew how to change a disposable diaper, but it never hurts to learn new things about being a mom. Steph did say, however, that I didn't have to clean the poopy diapers if I didn't want to, for which I was glad.