Monday, July 31, 2006

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A sign I've been putting kids to nap too much: I get ready to go to bed, and start singing "Bye, Baby Bunting" to myself. Good grief.

When work interferes with fishing...

A lot has happened in the past week, but there is no way I am going to recount them because they're basically kid stories that nobody can relate to because they don't know the kiddies. Let's start with the weekend instead (and then we'll get to my depressing post title)

Let's see... Friday! Andy had another flat tire. He drove over a man-hole-ette... you know, those little tiny manhole looking things, only they're not? Sometimes they're the water thingies. Whatever they're called, it was sticking up and he didn't see it and got a flat tire. In the words of PJ, "WELL SUE THEM!!!" Andy was going to pick me up at work so we could go to WalMart and the Carlson's for the college and career Bible study. Because the tire blew out on the way to pick me up, he dropped it off at Firestone and we took my car.

Oh yes, while waiting for him to pick me up, I was in the clubhouse reading books to Kassie and Kelssie. They were stories about Barbie. Barbie is this virtuous, lovely, noble doll who does good things and is pretty as well. Good grief.

Anyway... we went to WalMart on an unsuccessful trip. (I was trying to find something that wasn't there.) So then we went to the Bible study. Mr De Lisi spoke on evangelism again and we had to give the gospel one on one to someone there. I did it with Christiana. It reminded me of freshman seminar -- that's what we had to do in freshman sem. Except we used things like the "Evange-cube" and "Wordless book" and stuff like that.

We ended up staying until 11:30 at the Carlson's because Becca talks a lot. HAHA!!! Just kidding. It was Becca, Julie, Andy, and me. Becca was talking about her childhood fights with Rachel and how they were so different. That was amusing.

Saturday, Grandmother and Grandfather went to NY State for Jordan's wedding. Andy and I stayed home and amused ourselves by setting off kinder surprise bombs and stuff like that... NOT. I studied some for the Praxis, nagged Andy to stop playing his computer game and actually do stuff, and other things like that.

Sunday was good. Mr. Harris preached on a Biblical perspective of recent events and Pastor Martin continued his series on justification and Pastor Bart continued on 2 Samuel 7. I also had a surprise bday party at lunchtime, though it wasn't really a surprise because a certain smart person blew it. HAHA! Funny... I had inklings along the way, but if the other person hadn't spilled the beans, I would have been a bit more surprised. I have yet to be surprised. No wait, my graduation was a surprise. =) I definitely decided it's more fun to plan the surprise. Anyway, Catherine, Kaitlyn, and Julie came. Ronda was house sitting, Christiana had their monthly dinner (which they were hoping I'd forget about -- and I did!), and Susie went to Virginia Beach. It was a fun time. Kait gave me a HUGE Superman poster to put on my dorm room wall. I told her I'd only do it if she put a huge Orlando Bloom poster on her wall. First of all, there's no space on her wall, and she does have an Orlie calendar. HAHA!!! I'll put it up and take a picture and then take it down... and if she sleeps over, I'll put it up for then too. HAHA. Pictures to follow.

Gmother, Gfather, and Andy gave me an iron (which includes a board eventually) which made me very, very excited. It must be a sign that by the time you get excited over an iron, you're definitely not a little kid anymore. (Then again, I was obsessed over the highlighters and pens Kait gave me and I've been like that since I was little...)

Random fact: my miles per gallon average from June 30th - July 30th was 16. *cries* I had been moping at church about driving on an empty tank and when I came into the house, I was moping about filling my tank and Kait, Catherine, and Julie were hiding in the front hall trying not to laugh. Haaay buhay.

After evening service was a hymn sing at the Chung's. That was a lot of fun. There were 2 other guys there that heard about Trinity online. The older guy is really energetic and tells stories extremely well. He was talking about some of his street evangelism experiences in real inner city. The other guy is a sophomore at Valley Forge studying Theology. His sister is a best friend of a girl that goes to PBU. (She was in one of my classes)

Today Andy flew home. I went to work and in between shifts, I picked up his car. His car is a mess. (I can say that cuz I just cleaned mine.) His room is a mess, come to think of it. I might post a picture on the tattle blog. Anyway, the tire had just arrived when I got there so I was told to wait 15mins. More like 45. Anyway, the guy who did it just came back from a month in the Philippines. The Firestone dude said he should get a supply of those tires cuz Andy keeps getting flats. Tsk tsk.

When I got home, Gmother told me that ECC called to say class was canceled today. Gfather, Uncle Chuck, and CJ went fishing tonight and I realllly wanted to go, but I still had work! If it weren't for work, I could have gone. *tears* I want to go fishing! The last time I went was when I was 8!!! I was very depressed... but work cheered me up.

Bryan's grandparents picked him up today. They fly back to the Philippines tomorrow. They're from Pasig. Funny... when people are taken out of their culture, there is an amazing common bond even among complete strangers. Bryan's family is really nice anyway. His grandparents were really great to meet. Spoke some Tagalog. Then his grandmother went into the ball pit cuz she wanted to try it out. PK said, "I guess she can't go into the ones at MacDonald's so she went in ours." HAHA! That almost made up for missing out on the fishing trip.

So anyway, since I can't go fishing, I'm going ........... woah, interruption. Gmother's car alarm started going off and I thought it was mine so I hit my panic button and both cars started alternating obnoxious beeps. HAHA!! And the fire alarm went off in the middle of the pastoral prayer yesterday morning. False alarm......... what was I saying... oh yes! I'm going to study for the Praxis, do sociology stuff, research for my paper, and work on getting a list of what we need for the play. I'm going to make the kids work on it during circle time because there is no way we're getting it together if we only have Monday practice. Bye

P.S. Andy got me Selecta Mango ice cream. The girls were very impressed. Tis very good.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Contemplating chickens

1.) Chickens in America are huge. They look like Turkeyettes
2.) Not only is America obese, chickens are obese too.
3.) Chickens in America come with a little bag stuffed inside containing their innards. HAHA

Thrift store sign: Unattended children will be given espresso and a free puppy

Thursday, July 27, 2006


The sleepover:

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Kait's birthday

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Quick one

If you don't hear much from me until May 4, 2007, it is because life suddenly got busy. (May 4 is when school ends next year.) I have about 7 minutes to write this. I decided working 5 hours in the morning is soooo much faster than doing it in the afternoon. I'm kinda glad I have the 5 hours to get it over with in the afternoon and then only 2 when I go back. It drags when kids spend half the time sleeping. Haha.

Thanks to a year at PBU, I have developed my time management skills. I was able to squeeze in an hour this morning (plus get a load of laundry on the line... woohoo!) and about 45 minutes just now to study and I put in 4 hours Friday morning last week. I have the first big exam (covering 4 chapters) on Thursday with the topic and references due for my term paper also due. La la la. I get off work at 5:30 so I should have some more time to study after dinner.

Work is calling me. See ya later.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


I got home from church to an answering machine message from Tracie asking me to come in at 8:30. Sashi was gone for good and I told her I have a class at night (which she didn't realize I was doing) and so we cut it from an 8-hr day to a 7-hr. I'll be working Monday to Friday 8:30-1:30 (so I can be there when the kids arrive and be able to put them to sleep) and then back at 3:30-5:30. That means I have at least an hour and a half in the middle of the day to study and maybe an hour between dinner and class. She asked me if I was going back to school this semester, because if I wasn't, she was going to offer me the full-time teacher position first. Tempting, but I can't. =( She's going to advertise the position to open the Monday I go back to school.

Somehow I have to accomplish my homework, study, write a 6-page term paper, and take the Praxis by August 17th (when the summer class ends). I'm going to start by taking a nap. Bye!

Friday, July 21, 2006


During the summer, what I save in gas, I make up in school expenses.

I ordered some of my school books for next semester -- church history and integrated language arts. PBU isn't very smart if they think I'm going to buy from their bookstore. I went to the bookstore online and found out the needed books and then checked for the best price. One book was 1 cent plus 3.49 for shipping, coming to 3.50. I saved 49 cents. Haha. The kid books for children's lit I can get out of the library. I'm very excited -- the first book is Number the Stars. Haha! I like that book. I've read several of the books on the list. (Like Giver, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Charlotte's Web) The other books are Honey for a Child's Heart, Literature for Children, Read-Aloud Handbook, Shiloh, Fairy Tales, and James and the Giant Peach. I'm going to try to buy the PE book off of a student.

Now to work on more sociology.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I'd just like to say...

When I got into my car today to go to Kait's (bike riding!), I was excited to see that I had gone 41 miles since a full tank (which was July 30th).

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Storm is brewin'

I'm so glad I can drive stick. CJ's door-less jeep is pretty cool! (I BACKED INTO THE DRIVEWAY! The open top and door-less-ness gives great view for backing up.)

Haven't had a video in a bit! Here's one:

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And here is a picture of the little birdies in the nest that a bird built in a flower pot hanging from the front porch:

Monday, July 17, 2006

Something very cool

I just thought I'd mention something very cool. The thermometer said 101 and it didn't even feel like it!!! It's hot, but not at all like Manila. Very cool!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

I think therefore I am a rhubarb tart

EDIT// Thought I'd add some pics!

He was sticking his tongue out but I didn't catch it in time.

Sheryl is getting taller by the day

We are mature almost-19-year-olds. *cough*

I want another slice of rhubarb tart.
I want another lovely slice.
I'm not disparaging the blueberry pie
But rhubarb tart is oh so very nice.
A rhubarb what? A rhubarb tart!
A whatbarb tart? A rhubarb tart!

The principles of modern philosophy
Were postulated by Descartes.
discarding everythign he wasn't certain of
He said 'I think I'll have a rhubarb tart.'
A rhubarb what? A rhubarb tart!
A Rene who? A Rene Descartes!
Poor nut he thought he was a rhubarb tart!

Read all the existentialist philosophers,
Like Schopenhauer and Jean-Paul Sartre.
Even Martin Heidegger agrees on one thing:
Eternal happiness is rhubarb tart.
A rhubarb what? A rhubarb tart!
A Jean-Paul who? A Jean-Paul Sartre!
Eternal happiness is rhubarb tart.

A rhubarb tart has facinated all the poets.
Especially the immortal bard.
He caused Richard the Third to call the Bosworth Field:
'My kingdom for a slice of rhubarb tart!'
A rhubarb what? A rhubarb bard!
Immortal what? Immortal tart!
As rhymes go that is really pretty bard!

One of these days that is going on the background music of the EX-Parrot.

Weeeell it was a long week. I worked 40 hrs, went to class Monday-Thurs, etc. What are some of the things that happened recently:

* I am a victim of water.
--> Grandfather threw water on me at the table when we ate outside
--> Andy threw ice water on me in the kitchen because I changed his voicemail message to "I am currently in the bathroom with my laptop playing World of Warcraft and I can't come to the phone right now. Please leave a message after the beep" and the Filipino travel agent called and said "So you take your laptop everywhere with you... kahit sa banyo?" *dies laughing*
* I got told I am "an amazing woman" and "a mature 18-year-old, can you teach my son to be responsible; he's 21 and he's good looking too"
* Kassie wants me to be her sister
* PJ wants me to stay the whole year
* Kelssie lets me brush her teeth and put her to bed without her binky (amazing)
* Morgan and Ariana finally are getting into the pool and getting wet
* Bedros and I had an argument about my name
--> "Say 'Becky'!" "Mama." "No, say, 'Becky'!" "No, Mama! Mama! Mama!" [insert weird sounds like taka taka dagu tasha taka]
* Samantha is not cured of calling me "Miss Bethany"
* Taylor and Kassie helped put the younger ones to sleep yesterday and got tired themselves and fell asleep which gave me 3 hrs of peace
* James was missing on Friday so there was more peace than the past week
* Bryan is gone for 2 weeks =(
* Nicholas was tattling on Shahan... something about hitting his face
--> "Nick, do you always need to tattle?"
--> "This isn't tattling. This is serious."
* PJ took my bike and dumped it in the grass until I threatened to lock it up next time
* Justin is turning into the world's greatest terror who cries everytime he is asked to share
* Sociology is a very interesting class. We discuss lots of crazy things. And we're 95% from other countries.
* Kaitlyn was forced to the picnic by 4 people talking to her on the phone to persuade her to come (including Pastor Bart) and then she had a lot of fun and ended up sleeping over in a tent in the backyard. See the EX-Parrot for details
* I will fail the Praxis somehow... I have a bad feeling about it.
* I did laundry finally. Woohoo.
* I folded up the tent and it fit in the bag at the first try. Yay.
* I want to go swimming.
* For those concerned about the South Beach Diet, I am on phase 1.5 plus brownie. (Keena, I don't care what you say -- I also exercise too which makes up for the cheating.)
* I love work. I wonder when my record will break -- so far I've never had a job I didn't like. I liked TBS, TCBY, Chick-fil-A, day care... the only job I don't like is going to school and studying. (Probably cuz all the other jobs don't involve academics. TBS involved organization, speed, stocking books; TCBY involved organization, cleaning; Chick-fil-A involved organization, speed; day care involves diapers, cooking, cleaning, putting children to bed, dishes, lifeguard, arts and crafts, referee, hugs, games, songs, sun tan lotion, wiping away tears, time out, yelling, organization, patience, love, firmness, and responsibility. -- Conclusion: all better than school books!... Although, when I get into a class, I like the challenge of working for that A! And most classes I end up liking -- except A&P just because, English Comp, OT 1 second half and 2 and I think next semester I'll be adding Lit and Arts (if I get in) and Philosophy to the list)

Ok, I'm going to ramble. This is what I do at The Orchard School (including the extra 3 shifts to cover Shashi when she's gone):

*Arrive at 10am. Find out how many kids we have, hug the kids who come running up yelling, "Miss Becky's here!" Then break up a few fights ("Guys, you need to take turns.") Talk to Trish and find out what the craft is. Then get the kids together to put on bathing suits and change the toddlers. Put sunblock on them all. Grab food and herd them all out. Then they eat a snack outside ("Can I have some water?" "How do you ask?" "Please may I have some water!" "I don't want to eat this anymore.") and some do a craft and some go in the water. One of us has to do the craft while the others play lifeguard ("NATALIE, DO NOT RUN AROUND THE POOL!" "I'm not running. I'm skipping." "NATALIE!!! SLOW DOWN!" "Natalie, do not jump in the pool. Either step in the pool or step into time out.") and watch those who are outside the pool area ("JAMES GET A HELMET NOW!!!")

Lunch is supposed to be outside. After they eat, we send them all back in to change and then the younger ones go down for a nap. (Which is everyone except Kassie, Taylor, PJ, and Nicole... and Willow and Alana when they are here.) I go down, turn off the lights, turn on the fan, and turn on the lullabye music (which gets stuck in my head -- "Lavendar's blue dilly dilly, lavendar's green/ When you are king dilly dilly, I will be queen/ Who told you so dilly dilly, who told you so?/ Twas my own heart dilly dilly, that told me so"), and start putting kids to bed.

After they finally fall asleep (Kelssie, Shahan, and James can take foreeeever), I go upstairs and find something to do with Kassie and Taylor and PJ if he feels like it. I also try to get cleaning done (vacuuming, wiping down tables, emptying dishwasher and reloading it, sweeping, mopping, etc). Then everyone starts waking up around 3-3:30, ocasionally on a particularly wonderful day they wake up at 4 (yay). Then they all get changed and suntan-lotioned. I grab food, the attendance clipboard, and send them out to the snack table. Then they all get in the pool and I play lifeguard for 2 hrs or less (boring) and sometimes run all around the yard bringing in toys.

I usually leave right at six, but sometimes I still have to change a kid or yesterday when I was playing "I'm going on a picnic and I'm going to bring an apple, bananas, cake, desert, egg, fish, grape juice, hotdogs, ice, jam, ketchup, limes, milk, noodles, olives, pickles, quesadillas, radishes, soup, tomatoes, unicycle, vanilla ice cream, water, xylaphone, yogurt..." and whatever z was -- that was yesterday -- I can't believe I remembered that far -- with Kassie and then she started hanging on me (breaking my back too) saying, "I'm attached to youuu."

Anyway, boring last few paragraphs. Haha. Oh well. bye

MESA BACK!!! I am such an unstable person. I never know what I want to do in life. I end up not wanting to do one thing -- I want to do lots of things. That's probably why I like all my different jobs. They're all so different. My unstableness dawned on me as I was making dinner. When I'm in the kitchen I want to be a cook. I want to study culinary arts. I like to work with food (do you know how much fun a chicken is when it's not cut up?). And besides, experimenting with flavors is interesting. (Let's just hope the "Bombay style chicken" actually tastes good tonight... *sigh*) Then I watch a documentary on autism and read a book about a child with autism who had speech problems (echolalia) and stuff like that. I work with kids with speech problems. Then I want to be a speech therapist. And after I think about being a speech therapist, I decide that I want to do special ed. After I decide that, I decide that I don't want to do either because I'd still have to go to college. Then I wonder what it would be like to be an afternoon day care...person... and work morning shifts at a fast food place cuz that's a lot of fun too... and go to a night culinary arts class. I am such an academic loser with no direction. Isn't that depressing? That's why I suppose I ought to stick to el ed (since I'm in it already) and enjoy the random job hopping while it lasts before I must get a real job. Now this would be ideal (but not very logical, responsible, or wise): work at the Orchard School part-time, work as a receptionist for a few hours twice a week, work at Wendy's or Dunkin Donuts for a morning or evening shift, and take classes here and there. How pathetic. My theme song is "I'm a looooooser" (ask Kait). There are people that say, "I want to get through college. I want my own career." Career?! I must have problems. "Career" sparks no excitement. "The Orchard School" and "fast food cashier person" and "cooking and baking" spark more excitement. *randomness* OK!!! Time to write a mini-paper (or "paperette" to use an Oliff term) for sociology. I'm going to have fuuuun with that (it's my own opinion rather than spitting back the book -- yahooo!!!!).

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Monday, July 10, 2006


"Oh no. A broken girl. I need to take you to the doctor." -- James, as he
picks up the head of a Barbie and proceeds to go back and forth in a
conversation between himself and the Barbie
Woah... I just realized a part of this was cut off! I can't remember what I said. Probably something about working 8 hrs and then going to class. And then I probably said that I have decided Protestants are not what I thought they were.

Explanation: We were talking about Emile Durkheim whose theory is social
integration. He compared suicide rates of several European countries and found
out that Protestant suicide rates were higher than Catholic and Jewish rates.
She asked the class why they thought it was true. The one lady said "Maybe
because Protestants don't have faith?" The prof, glancing at my PBU shirt, said
"Protestants have faith. Be careful, we might have some Protestants in the
room." Then the prof asked, "What do Catholics believe in?" The same woman who
said that thing about faith said, "Jesus Christ." So the prof said, "So then
they believe that killing themselves is a sin. Therefore that is why Catholics
A SIN?! I was quite disturbed until Protestants once again came into discussion
and I decided I must not be a Protestant. "Protestants believe they'll get signs
from God (e.g. if they're wealthy, God is on their side) whereas Catholics
believe the way to heaven is by baptism and church membership. (Therefore, if
Protestants aren't rich, then they believe it's a sign that God isn't on their
side and they get all depressed.) HUH?! Good grief.

Work was good. Sashi is gone for the week, so I'm kinda free to run it on my
own. I miss Sashi though! Sarah is not able to take charge or anything much, so
I had to put the kids to sleep, sort out the cleaning, get the kids up, get
Sarah to change some of the kids while I did my end-of-the-day cleanup (which
Sarah helped by vacuuming everything while I was putting the kids to bed) so
that I would not have to come back, leaving Sarah alone with the kids in the
pool. Then I had to take responsibility of finding a snack for them, getting the
drinks, and signing the kids out. It's a funny job -- it's like running your own
house (you can basically do whatever... free reign of the kitchen and all the
other supplies) except the kids aren't yours. I can't wait for the REAL thing --
not just this... except, I get payed for this. HAHA.

About Sarah -- she has some disability, but we don't know what it is. That
means, we have to find out for ourselves what her limitations are. For one, she
does everything in extreme. For instance, she came downstairs to get the vacuum
cleaner while I was trying to get the kids to sleep. She has a tendency to talk
a lot, so I just put my finger to my lips and said "Shh" and she dragged the
vaccuum cleaner across the floor at the pace of a snail. Another thing is that
she is very uncoordinated... and she can't wrap a vacuum cord up neatly at all.
Plus, she repeats everything 10 times and makes unnecessary comments like "Yeah,
that's what I was thinking" or "Yeah that's a good idea cuz..." (and then
explains everything). Here is an example of a typical conversation with

"So you sign in even though you're a volunteer?"
"I'm not a
"Oh, cuz I thought that since you were a volunteer that you
wouldn't sign in. But you sign in?"
"Yeah. I work here."
"Oh. So that's
why you sign in? Cuz you work here?"
"So she pays you? Cuz Trish
said you're a volunteer. So that's what I was thinking... but she pays you? So
you sign in?"

Yay for 5 hours with Sarah, without Sashi. It's hard for everyone, but it's a
test of really who I am as a Christian... seeking to love my neighbor, and be
thankful for how God made me! Also, not expressing my annoyance but showing
Christian character of gentleness and patience.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Interview time with Joash!

Have you been grounded in the last 3 months? 1 year? 5 years?
No. No. Uh... nooo...

What color are your best friend's eyes?
Brown?... wala... haha

What size shoe do you wear?
11... no it's 11 or 10

Paper clips or staples? Paper clips... Staples are dangerous (hahaha)

Have you ever eaten something really, really disgusting?
Wait... my nails?

What did you want to be when you were 6? 10? 15? Now?
a garbage man... ten? (haha) wait.. what did I want to become when I was ten.. pilot? Fifteen? A girl.. HAHA no just kidding! HAhaha. [stupid] wait.. I dunno. When I was fifteen? A big boy! Now? I dunno. I think I want to be an art teacher.

What kids TV show do you miss the most?
I dont know, I still watch them. They're all still on. Oh wait, Teletubbies! It's gone!

Chocolate or vanilla?

What is the Pythagorean Theorem?
What? (ano daw?) What is that?

Explain what the color blue signifies to you.
Color blue? Wait... let me think. Yeah it's cold. (Haha)

Who do you want to hug?
Hahahah.. no uh wait.. hit? Oh hug. MEEEE

Who do you want to hit?

Have you ever worn someone else's socks?
Socks? Yeah I always do

How do you feel about being interviewed?

Would you like to be left alone?
What? Right now? No..

Trip to Space Farm

So today we went to the Space Farm in Sussex County. Two kids got sick last minute, so we had the same number of adults as children. That way we had one on one. I had Morgan to watch. That kid is heavy!!! Thankfully we had 2 strollers and we took turns using them with her sister and Kelsie.

Interesting thing happened after lunch. A group of kids at another table were singing a thanks song for their food and Tracie turned around and said to her husband, "P! We didn't say any grace!" Then she turned said "I'm surprised Becky didn't say anything!" and she turned to Nick's parents and said, "Becky goes to a Bible school." I said "Well I prayed on my own..." and Tracie said, "But you didn't share it with us?" And I was like... WHHAAAAAT??? Tracie is Catholic, but I still thought religion was bawal. Maybe cuz it's a private school they can set the rules. Apparently Sashi sings some thanks prayer before the kids eat their lunch. There is a book about creation on the bookshelf. So that was interesting. At least now I know they're not nearly as strict as I thought a secular school would be.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Back at Orchard

It is kinda depressing when you get $73.13 taken off your paycheck because of taxes. Oh well -- Sociology class payment earned back and that's what counts. Woohoo.

I should start reviewing for the Praxis. *Sigh*In fact... I'm going to go to the library right now cuz it closes in an hour.

PS Did I mention how fun Orchard School is? Bedros was in my lap giggling hysterically while I was trying to put shoes on him. He can't talk but he makes funny sounds and laughs crazily over the most ridiculous things. Such a cute little boy. Oh and I made bracelets for Kassie and Taylor, but I forgot how chunky Taylor is. Her wrist is bigger than mine. Woops. Redo!

I work tomorrow 9-4ish cuz we have a field trip to Space Farm.

Over and out.


I just got back from the library. I got a big fat practice book for the Praxis. Ahh!!! It is now one day less than one month away from my exam. (Which means one day less than one month until I'm 19) I was also looking for books on autism (I watched a documentary called "Autism is a World") and I ended up getting some other book that I have no idea what it's about other than some kid with some problems. Oh well. We'll see.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Some thoughts...

The header of my blog says "For The Lord your God is He who fights for you, just as He promised you." The Bible talks about how God sees when a sparrow falls. That is such a small thing which reminds us how much more He sees when one of His children cries...

God is truly good and faithful. I guess I can be a pessimistic person when it comes to my own life (yet terribly optimistic when it comes to everyone else's) and I'm learning a lot about sitting back and trusting my future to an all-wise, ever-faithful God.

Yes, I'm going back to PBU. Maybe for the rest of the years in college. College may not be my first choice and I like to say that college is not for everyone... but I have no other option. I can't stop for a year because I'll lose all my scholarships. Funny how some people want to go to college and can't and here I am in college and I'd rather drop out. I am not transfering to WPU yet -- God has obviously overruled and who am I to question Him?

But... the point of this post is that I went to PBU on the way back from VA and talked to Elisa Monahan and I have a room in Penndel and it's a single room (Mommmmmyyyy sleepover time!!!) and the other 2 girls in the apartment I know and they're nice. God answers prayer in unbelievable ways...

I would yack on more but Andy is yelling for me to leave for Prayer Meeting.

PS I have a sore throat and it's all white in the back.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July

Wow, I really am on a roll with all these pictures and videos!

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Yay for cameras!

Is it just me or do you see a similarity?

Another video for your enjoyment!

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AND a slideshow! Woohoo! We're on a roll! I had to cut a few pics out... I think there must be a picture limit, though it doesn't tell you that -- it just doesn't function!

Some pictures...

Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
Well, I wanna drive it all night long

Good morning!

Claire lost some teeth!

Claire reading to Lindsay

Claire and her favorite princess

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Sunday, July 02, 2006


Sleepy time...

I need to go to bed. I got my new layout from Jobel and it needed some tweaking... I still haven't figured out how to get my profile picture thing back. The top advertisement/search bar is gone and I know how to get that back, but then it looks baduy. It took me a while to figure out the codes for getting my comments back. Sorry, Mom, the email this link disappeared and I haven't figured that code out yet. But anyway... THANKS, Jobel. =)