Friday, May 25, 2007

Still here, ha-ha!

No, I didn't fall off the case you were wondering. :) I had painfully little sleep last week, and have been recovering and busy with other stuff this week!

Camp was really, really awesome! I can't even remember all the activities, but there were a lot of them. This was my last year, so I'm really glad I enjoyed it so much! Thinking about it, I don't know that I'd want to do another year of camp activities anyway, even if I could, but mostly I'm going to miss all the people...since most of them I'll probably never see again. :( And that makes me sad...
Oh well, I guess that's just what happens. Anyway...

I've been mostly working on school this week...I've got one more week before summer vacation. And I'm going to work on some stuff during the summer also.

It was really weird when I got back from camp...we went out to eat Friday night, and I was afraid I was going to do something stupid. Something that would be perfectly normal at camp, yell across the room to someone, or almost fall asleep at the table because you're so tired...little things like that. It was funny really, like culture-shock or something!

Sunday, May 13, 2007


Ah...this is going to be a quick post... I really have other things I should probably be doing!

I got my red afghan finished, so I can take it to camp with me. It's very soft and's not as big as I planned in the beginning, because I didn't realize how much yarn and time it was going to take. What I had planned on being the width is the length instead. I already had to buy two balls of yarn to add to what I already had, but it's throw-sized, and plenty big enough to cover me.
The two extra balls are a slightly different I added one to each side, so there would be two stripes.

Also I had time this afternoon to take a picture of my finished bathroom... I think I finally managed to get the wall color to look right in the photo:

So, I think that's all for now...I'll be busy tomorrow morning with packing and last-minute things to do (chores). I'll post a really short post tomorrow morning though... In reality, I'll write it tonight and post it tomorrow! And the time stamp will probably be wrong then, but oh well.

And looking at the picture of the bathroom...I don't think I ever did post finished pictures of my bedroom, from when I redid it...uh, last year, I guess. Well, I'll get to that sometime!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Oh dear...

Oh dear, because I can't ever seem to find time to blog! I got my bathroom all done and painted ages ago, but I haven't posted, or even taken pictures of it!

Part of the problem is that I was hit by allergies all of the sudden last week. Serves me right... when the rest of my family had allergies in April, I went blithely around saying that I was fine because I don't get allergies until May. May 1st. I go to bed with a sore throat...very funny.
I'm feeling better now. I've been taking allergy medicine every day, so the symptoms are reduced to a runny nose and slight coughing...a major improvement over coughing my head off and feeling horribly weak. I'm hoping I'll be over all this before I go to camp next week, but if I'm not, I can manage if I take the medicine with me.

I do have a picture of the ceiling after I finished painting it:

The other thing I've been frantically working on is a baby blanket for my new cousin. My aunt and uncle have a new little baby! Little Evan was born 4 weeks early, luckily quite big enough at 6 lb. 3 oz., so he's home now, not having to stay in the NICU. Which we know from experience is a great blessing! Both I and my little brother were born 7 weeks early, at 4 lb. 4 oz. and 3 lb. 14 oz. respectively. I can't remember quite how long either of us had to be in the hospital, but it was around a month for one of us, I think.
Anyway, since May 2nd I've been working on getting his blanket grandparents went down to Texas to visit them, taking the gifts with them, so I think it's probably safe to post a picture of the blanket now!

That elephant I got at Target is the most adorable thing ever...he's so cute, and green, and soft! I saw him sometime last year. I was looking at all the really cute baby stuff and wishing I had someone to buy it for!

And here's the elephant, ready to leave:

This week I'm trying to get a bunch of schoolwork done before camp, and I'm also working on my red afghan I was crocheting...I don't have any pictures of it though!

Five days till camp! I'm excited; this will be my last year, so I'm going to really enjoy it!
If anyone wants to write me a letter here's the address and letters should probably be mailed between Saturday and Wednesday.

Mountain Top Youth Camp
1460 Mackay Lane
Pinnacle, NC 27043

I'll try to post some pictures of the finished bathroom this week if I have time!