Friday, September 30, 2011

Week Down, Many More To Go; But Today's Friday

This week went well, in my opinion. I may or may not have done well on my math and chemistry tests, but I tried hard, and I have a chance to get the points I missed back. Hopefully, though, I did well. Cross your fingers for me. :) Also, I'm sore. No, not from running, because I only went once; from P.E. Read that again. . . . P.E.!! Let's just say running a mile, and doing lunges kind of hurt. Let's also say that my gluts are seriously (I mean seriously) lacking in the "in shape-ness" department. I look like a penguin when I walk.

There is a boy in that class, though. . . . Now, before I proceed, I'm just going to say that I have avoided talking about boys on this blog because I don't want to seem like some vain girl, and this might be a rare occurrence, but really, I can't hold in my infatuation any longer.  So, going on, there is a boy in that class by a name that I will not disclose. Let's just say he's pretty attractive. He's attractive because he can seriously flip. Have you ever met a boy who tumbles? It's super cute. :) He told me (which this is, like, the only time he talked to me, and my heart melted) that before the semester ends he has to "one man stunt me." Do you know what a one man stunt is?
 It's pretty ridiculously hard and scary, and I said, "no way!" But actually, in my head I said, "yes, yes, yes, please!!!!"

I lived at the range from 4:45 to 6:45. I still can't do serpentine or figure 8 backwards, but I passed completely, which means I am onto the road test. That is, if they call me soon. Which I hope is very soon! I just want the whole process over with. It would be a lot less stressful. A positive that came out of the range is that I had a good partner. She was so nice about my mistakes and so willing to help me not hit the cones. I didn't hit one cone yesterday, and I am giving my partner all of the credit. She's awesome. :) Also, another positive, I know how to use my mirrors. That might come in handy. . . . :)

The great news is that we finally have a sink in our downstairs bathroom. And. . . . . wait for it. . . . . orange towels!! I love them, and it looks super cute. :)

The even greater news is that I'm leaving for a 4 hour car ride in an hour. I've realized that I really love, love, love riding in the car. Our destination is St. George, which is equally as fantastic as the car ride. The weekend is going to be full of warmth, homework, marathons, and best of all, conference. It's going to be a good one; like always. Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cleaning and A Few Other Things In Between

 I spent almost my entire day cleaning yesterday. Saying that I spent my entire day cleaning would be a lie, because I pretty much procrastinated the entire thing. 
Lauren and my Mom had a priest and laurel activity all day, so it was me and my dad at home.
I was in charge of the cleaning inside the house; 
He would be in charge of the cleaning outside the house. 
As you can tell, the inside of this house was a disaster and needed a thorough cleaning, but that was the last thing I wanted to do, 
so I got out the camera and just kind of. . . . went to town. :) 
As I was cleaning the kitchen, I looked out the window, which is just right above the sink, and saw this little scene:

 Reed is a stud. That's all there is to it. :)

The cleaning did finally get done. 
At 8 o'clock that evening. 
I think the funniest thing about the situation is that my dad knew perfectly well that I was spending my time doing pointless things like looking at blogs instead of cleaning the bathroom. 
But he just kept telling me, "Get it done. Get it done." 
Whereas if it was my mom, I would have been in trouble, and she probably would have done something to make sure that I stayed off the computer. 
It shows the differences between my mom and dad and how they really do balance each other out. 

Oh, and. . . .

 I ate a pork tostada for dinner. Did you know that that's my most favorite place to eat EVER??!!!!! Now you know. 

Have a good sabbath.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

FCCLA: Family, Community, Career Leaders of America

On Monday, I journeyed up to Logan with FCCLA for a leadership workshop and a RE:VIVE Fashion show. 
Man, it was super, super fun!!!

We first had to make the journey up there, which is a two hour long ride. 
I definitely planned ahead and charged my DVD player.
My Bus buddy Danielle and I watched this lovely movie called Anne of Green Gables.
I wish I was Anne (with an "E") Shirley. She's so sophisticated. And confident. And lovely.
Also, Goal: I will live in Prince Edward Island during at least one period of my life. (That's nothing new, though)

When we got to the beautiful little city of Logan I was quickly reminded of the last time I was there. I visited the temple, farmer's market, hung out with Phil and Mckell, and ate amazing bread. 
I couldn't wait for the happening of this day in Logan.

So, we got to the campus, walked to the auditorium, waited for awhile, and then was introduced to the national FCCLA representatives who introduced us to the club. We were split into groups and made a poster on one of the specific words of the acronym; ours was "community."

Community means to us: working together to serve; to make it a safe environment, serving on our own to make it a good place, being healthy, helping to keep it beautiful, being united, being green, and encouraging education and learning.
 We then were introduced to the USU FCCLA leaders, who told us about this fashion show later that day. They wanted us to participate. . . (we all looked at each other questioningly). 
We were split into groups again, given a black bag of various materials (i.e. Newspaper, Shamwow, tape, scissors, a piece of a tire, a phone book, a stapler, etc), and were told to make a "look" which would be showcased that night. 
One rule: It had to be removable.

This is what ours looked like:

Of course these are just some of the masterminds behind the fabulous look (if I do say so myself. . .:))

After, Danielle (our wonderful model) took off the "Look" (I love saying that) we were split into groups again (haha, this day is just us in groups) one of the ambassadors took us on a little tour of the USU campus. It was homecoming week, and basically, on every corner there was a tractor. 

The campus of USU is beautiful, though. I really wouldn't mind going to this school when I graduate. In fact, I'm seriously considering it. I could see myself reading on the quad, or walking to Old Main for classes, or even on top of the A being a true Aggie? (maybe that last part. . . I'm only 15, right? :))

After our tour, we went to the TSC building, ate Aggie Ice cream (I saw BYU ice cream in the same exact container. Hmmm. . .), and just kind of hung out. I got to talk to Mckell who was so kind to walk over. It was definitely a good time seeing and talking to her. 
Also, these guys were just break dancing in the middle of the building. It's fine. 
Really it is. It was awesome!

And then begins the fashion show. What was really amazing to me was that all of the looks were made out of totally reused somethings. Most of it was newspaper, but they also had a flower pot, post-it notes, folders, shopping bags, measuring tapes, table cloths, and many other things that I can't even think of.

USU was so fun, and the fashion show was one of the coolest things that I have ever experienced in my life. Really, the fact that they used all recycled things is awesome and shows that we can always do more to help out the planet. So, start recycling!! :)

P.S. sorry that I was parentheses and picture super-happy in this post. :)