I was fourteen years-old in 2009 when my family moved to Columbia, South Carolina. I was about to begin my eighth grade year. Coming from a small town in Georgia, home schoolers like my sister and I were about as … Continue reading
Today’s outfit was super simple, even though it was a pretty awesome day! I wanted to wear a TWU shirt as an affirmation for the assignment I was doing. Two of the classes I’m taking this semester require you to observe children for two hours each week. So that’s not a huge problem, except I just moved here and don’t know anyone with children well enough to say, “hey, can I come to your house for two hours and watch your child?” That would sound pretty creepy. So instead I went to the mall, because they have a children’s play area.Although it’s still a little weird, it’s not as bad as being in a stranger’s house. Anyway, I wanted to wear the TWU shirt in case anyone asked me why I was watching their child play at the mall. Also, I was still making up for the four hours of sleep I got the night before and did not want to put forth more effort than absolutely necessary. Also, I’m running out of ideas. But on to exciting things: I got new coffee mugs at Ross today! They’re super cute and match our dorm perfectly! (check them out on instagram?). I also bought brownie explosion coffee, which I’m super excited to try! Continuing the food theme, I went over to a friend’s apartment and made banana bread (mind blowing fact: there were only three ingredients. 3 bananas, 2 eggs, 1 yellow cake mix. 350 for 40 minutes in two small loaf pans. Legit, it tastes like regular banana bread, only a teensy bit sweeter. My next adventure is to try to make it in a mug in the microwave). BUT: the most exciting news of all time is that………..Rachel and Lindsay just bought their plane tickets to come visit me!!!!! I am SO EXCITED!! We’re already planning our short week Together in Texas (that’s the theme of this Clarinet Reunion, I just decided that). What is your favorite thing to do in San Antonio and surrounding areas?
I made them for the Easter Vigil party. They are caramely, chocolatey, nutty goodness.
This is the first layer.
I love music. Not just in the “I listen to music all the time, I can’t go a day without it” kind of way, but also in the “I can play four instruments” kind of way. I’m especially thankful for music this time of year, because I LOVE Christmas music. I love playing Christmas music in band, I love listening to Christmas music in the car, I love going to Christmas concerts, and I love playing Christmas records on my record player. Today, I get to do all four things. I’ve been playing Christmas records all morning, I’m about to go to band when I get to listen in the car, and I’m going to the Story Tour tonight with my bestest friends (The Clarinets). I’m super excited!
Today I am thankful for technology! I honestly don’t know what I would do without it. Three-way skyping with The Clarinets and then a surprise conversation with my sister lasting until twelve thirty made my night super awesome. Being able to connect with people that I haven’t seen in five (or more!) years through Facebook is amazing. Plus being able to post to a blog online for anyone to see is crazy cool. I love seeing the countries that my blog was viewed in: Finland, China, Sweden, Korea, and Germany to name a few. It’s so neat to know that people in a completely different country are reading what I write in my quiet little house in the United States. Not to mention “smaller” technology such as phones, texting, and email. I have become so accustomed to having internet twenty-four seven, but today I will stop and remember how lucky I am to have it. It would be much harder to live without technology.
|From Left to Right: Rachel, Lindsay, Me, Ms. Cindy, DeVendra|
My favorite memories with The Clarinets:
1) Craziness at band (especially in clarinet ensemble, Ms. Cindy puts up with a lot!!)
2) Making our “Clarinets of 2012” shirts
3) Flea market shopping (we got turtles!)
4) Vintage dress shopping/wearing/taking pictures
5) Trying pear salad (it has mayonnaise and cheese on top of a canned pear…)
5) Trying out each other’s churches (mine is next!)
6) Three-way calling
This list could go on for pages and pages, but you might get tired of hearing how awesome they are, so I’ll stop at just six. I am so thankful for The Clarinets! I love you guys!!!
Today I wore the dress, a red and gray (and a little bit of sparkly silver and pink) striped sweater, silver sparkly TOMS, the traveling earrings, and a black headband. I seriously did look cute before it was the middle of the night, I promise. See y’all tomorrow (or today, rather…)!