Friday, August 31, 2007

God is so Good!!!

Well, I have a lot of catching up to do.

So, last Friday, I found out I am senior attendant for Band Coronation. I'm super excited. We go dress shopping tomorrow. I think me and the junior attendant are going to try to find red dresses. I can't wait.

Then today, I found out I am Rotary Student of the Month. That means that every Wednesday of September I get to eat lunch with the Rotary Club of my town. It's an honor to get to be apart of and looks really good to colleges. The teachers and administration of the school pick you and whoever gets the most votes gets to be the first ones. So, I'm kind of excited for that too.

Labor Day is this weekend, and I'm so glad because I'll be out of school on Monday. I finally found a job. It's at a garden and landscaping place in my town. It's really close to my house too, so that works out good.

God has just been showing me lately that the more I trust in Him and wait on His timing, the more awesome He shows Himself. I love Jesus, what can I say?

Well, just wanted to catch up. I'll talk more later.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Boy Do I Have A Funny Story!!

Well, I'm going to cut to the chase. I missed the first day of my senior year. I hope that isn't a sign of how the rest of my year is going to go. I'll start from the beginning.

Last Monday, my mom took me to an herbal doctor. She was supposed to give me something for my acne, a diet plan, and headaches. She gave me colloidal silver, a diet plan, vitamin C, and told me to get pineapple for my headaches. So I went home and took the Vitamin C pill. That night I was fine.

The next morning, I got up and had kind of a sore throat. I didn't think much of it. It didn't hurt too bad and I just kind of ignored it. Well, I thought it might have been from the Vitamin C pill. I wanted to test it so I took it again. Well, we left that afternoon for Springfield. That night, my throat started hurting worse, and my head was hurting. That could've been that I had my hair up, but honestly I don't know.

Well, the next morning, I woke up and my throat still hurt (I found later that it wasn't from the Vitamin C pill) and my head hurt. Well, we were going to go shopping that day, so I got ready. After getting ready, I hurt even worse. My head had never hurt so bad, up until then, and my throat was getting worse. So, one of our friends gave me one of her migraine pills. It worked wonders. I got to feeling better and we went shopping.

After coming back from shopping, I went swimming. Well, I probably shouldn't have done that. Later that night after dinner, I really started feeling bad, and that was when I first started running a fever. My throat hurt, my head hurt, and I was shivering and shaking uncontrollably. I was so cold. My temp got up to 102.3 that night.

The next day we left early. I went to the doctor when we got home, and it turns out I had tonsillitis. They gave me cephlex for that and imatrex for my head. I took the last imatrex today. This morning I woke up with a migraine, I think due to a storm coming in, and I took 5 pills within 4 hours. (Today is the 18th. I'm editing from yesterday's post.) Yesterday, I didn't go to school and felt fine. But today I've had a headache on and off.

I think all this is due to all my going that I've done this summer. I've gotten more sleep in the last three days than I've had all summer, or at least it seems.

But I also have some good news. I've been wanting to publish my story, and I've finally been contacted about publishing it. I think I'm going to combine a short story that I wrote earlier with the longer story that I wrote. They're both related, so I think it will work well. Plus, it would make the book longer. And maybe more interesting.

I also think God is telling me to rethink my choice of college. Some things happened in Springfield with my potential roommate that really made me think. Yeah, that girl that I've been bragging about that I can't wait to be with, she's changed too. I'm just waiting on God. I don't want to be too hasty.

I finally got my laptop. I love it. It's so nice to have.

Well, I'll talk more later.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Just 10 more days of freedom.

School starts in 10 days. Ugghh!! I want to be a senior, don't get me wrong, but it feels like I haven't even had a summer. It's gone by so fast.

Being a senior does have its advantages though. When school starts, I'll be able to park in senior parking. I'll only have four hours (meaning I'll get out at noon, Hooray!!). And the most awesome thing about it is that it's my last year of school, in my town anyway. I'll then be going off to college.

I am very happy that I'll only have four hours. And really two of those hours are band, so it's not like I have a very hard schedule. But for the past three years of high school, I have really pushed myself. I think I deserve a break before college.

I'm here at my aunt's until Saturday. Hopefully, on Saturday my dad and I are supposed to go on a date. We'll probably see a movie and go to dinner. Then, I'll be home for my magical two days and I'll be back on the road again. It seems like everywhere I've gone this summer, I've been home for two days, then back on the road. It's kind of funny.

The best thing about being gone this much though is because I had prior engagements, I don't have to go to any before school band practices. This probably doesn't thrill my band instructors any, but this is my last year and they can get over it. I chose to stay in band, and if they can't be satisfied with that, then boo hoo.

My little cousins are keeping me busy. They're so cute and fun though. I love them. I'm so glad I got to come down and help my aunt and play with the boys. My aunt is getting better. She still gets tired quick and she's still a little achey, but not as bad as she was.

Please pray for my grandma. She's undergoing chemo right now for breast cancer. She hasn't been doing too well. My mom has been staying with her a lot. Please pray for my entire family. Thank you so much.

Well, I guess I'll wrap it up. My aunt left some stuff for me to do while she goes to the grocery store. (just joking aunt Lea.) But really, I need to do something.

I'll talk more later.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Just One of those "Blah" days!!!

Well, I woke up this morning a little late. I wanted to workout on the EFX machine that my aunt has upstairs, but maybe I will this afternoon instead.

As I've mentioned before, I'm trying to lose weight. Trying being the key word. I've only really lost two pounds and after the mission trip, I've gained that back and more. My eating habits are so out of wack right now. It's ridiculous. I'm trying to do better since I'm at someone's house, but it's still hard.

Then, I woke up this morning with a lovely visitor on my face. But really, it wasn't that lovely.

I kind of feel gross at my stomach, like I've eaten something I shouldn't have. Oh well, I'll just have to take it easy today.

I just feel weird. Maybe I'm getting ready to encounter my lovely time of the month. I'm not sure. I got a message from one of my friends on facebook, and it just feels like she's changed. It seems like she's fake. I'm used to the real her.

Anyway, I'm going to go take a shower and maybe looking somewhat presentable will boost my mood. I need to have my quiet time, too. That would help a lot.

Well, when this happens next month, and even through the rest of this one, I'm not going to let it get me down. I just need to stop eating so much. It's just stupid.

Well, I'll talk later.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

This Week has Gone by Fast!!!

I've been here at my aunt's this week helping her with her two little boys. It's been kind of hard on her because she was in the hospital for four days, and now she's really weak. She can't really play with the boys, but yet they are still so clingy and wanting to be on her all the time.

I came down here Monday night. I can't believe that tomorrow will be Friday. That doesn't seem possible. I'm having fun, though. I love my aunt and uncle and their two little cuties. I'm glad that I got to come down, 1) because Lea really needed the help, and 2) because I haven't been able to come down by myself since she's had the boys. I've really enjoyed it.

Being here with my aunt has made me think a lot about how I will raise my children someday. I've always wondered if I have the gene to have twins because I've always wanted twins. My mom is a twin so it could happen. But now I'm not so sure if I want twins. Not that I don't love my cousins. I just don't know if I could handle two little ones all the time. I admire my aunt a lot, especially at her age. Props to you, Aunt Lea. I don't know if I could do it. But God always says that He will never give us anything we can't handle. I guess if it's His will, I could do it. Oh yeah, I remember (slaps myself on forehead), I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I have played a lot with the boys the last two days. Yesterday, I was making spaghetti for Lea while she was taking a break. The boys were on their learning tower next to the counter playing with sponges and water in some bowls. They loved it. They entertained themselves so well. They did get water everywhere, but that's really not that messy. Plus, it gave Lea some very needed "mommy alone" time. Then, they went into the library and started playing with books. Well, since I am not a mommy, I do not have the ears that most mommies do. I was standing in the kitchen chopping chicken just off in my own little world, and all of a sudden, I realize that it is completely silent. (I figured out that is never a good sign, unless their sleeping.) They had found "big people" books and had strewn them all over the floor in a corner behind the love seat. I told them "no" and pointed them back in the direction of their books.

Then, today, we played outside. They played in the sandbox, and after I cleaned out their pool, they went for a swim. If you really call it a swim. It was more like, "Let's sit in water and play with toys and get Jana wet." But they had fun and that's all that matters. The water felt good anyway. It was hot. After they swam, they wanted to swing and go down the slide. They did that for about twenty minutes before B finally wanted to come in. N didn't want to at first, but he finally agreed when he realized he would be left behind if he did not follow. We finally went back inside.

The boys are so cute. I can't wait for them to get old enough so they can talk with us and really understand us. I know Lea doesn't want this quite yet because she wants them to stay young as long as possible. But still, growing up is part of the process.

Like I said earlier, I've learned a lot this summer. I thought my learning was over after the mission trip. I guess it wasn't. I guess we never stop learning even if we're just playing with a couple of one year olds.