Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Christmas was fun. I got a lot of good stuff. A few books, some jewelry, a blanket that has a dolphin on it. Yea, good spoils. Oh, and I also got fuzzy socks, interestingly enough.

There is so much snow. It's so deep, and yet, I haven't been out to play in it yet. It's really windy too, but the sun has been out a few days.

Lydia and I discovered a new treat. When the power went out on Saturday, we lit some candles, so we could read. Lydia wanted to roast marshmallows over them,but since those were downstairs, we didn't want to go get them. then we remembered the girl we met on the beach last summer. She was roasting starbursts over the fire. Since we happened to have some starbursts, we decided to try it. Surprisingly enough, it actually is really good. It makes the candy crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. It works with tootsie rolls too.

It was interesting trying to get ready for church with the power out. The power came back on about five minutes before we were going to leave.

Anyway, I guess that's it,
~The Big Dreamer~

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas is coming!

We've been snowed in. It started snowing Wednesday morning and has pretty much been snowing since, except a few hours at most. We have tons of snow, and although earlier I was really excited about it, now I'm getting bored of it. I still have yet to go out and play in it, so tomorrow, Lydia and I are going to spend awhile outside, sledding and building a snowman.

Seminary was canceled on Thursday and Friday, and church on Sunday was only the first hour, the rest was canceled as well.

Today I had another orthodontics appointment and had my wire changed. My braces are now red and blue, which actually looks pretty cool.

On the way home, Lydia, mom, and I were talking about Santa Clause. We were discussing who or what he is. My point of view is that Santa/St. Nick/Chris Kringle is real, but not in the same sense as most children believe. Santa isn't a guy in a red suit with a ton of elves who lives at the North Pole. No, Santa is more of a Spirit. He's the Spirit of Giving. He visits every house each Christmas, bringing along a feeling of happiness and joy. It is the parent's job to give the gifts, but if they aren't able to give the gifts under the tree, then the Spirit of Giving usually comes and those unfortunate people are given a good Christmas in other ways, by other people.

A friend of Lydia, Ann, brought up the idea that one of the three Nephites or his other apostle that was made immortal is Santa Clause, since they were left on Earth to teach the people. It fits, kind of.

On another note, we decided today that we needed to name our car. We have only had one vehicle that we named, and that was our ford, explorer, which we called 'The Exploder' because it always exploded. So, we named our car. since it works well in the snow, we called it 'The Snow Meister' or 'SM' for short. Yes, we're weird for naming our car. Get over it.

I just realized yesterday, that Christmas is Thursday. It doesn't really seem like it's that close. I guess I've just been busy.

That's it,
~The Big Dreamer~

Monday, December 15, 2008


Music is probably my favorite thing in the world. Last night we went over to Ginanne's and ate dinner, then we went to a music thing at the church that was so cool. When the congregation sang together, the music rang off the walls and echoed everywhere. It was amazing to sing with such a musically talented group that big. It was very spiritual.

Tonight was my recital. It was fun. I found out just how much different from all my teachers other students tonight. I was probably the most experienced performer there. I was almost the oldest. There was an adult there that was older. All the other students are younger.

The recital was different from recitals that I've had in the past. It seemed more casual and less strict. We had an intermission where we all sang Christmas songs and it was great. I played my song better than I have before too, I wasn't that nervous because the atmosphere was calmer, it also helped that I was one of the better performers.

I was calculating a few days ago, and I realized that I had been playing the piano since first grade. Eight years. That's a long time.

I been thinking lately, not that I'm never not thinking, and I came up with my New Years Resolution. I know it's a couple weeks early, but I want to write it down before I forget.

I've been really lazy lately. I've been getting bad grades, slacking off on my writing, skipping schoolwork that I really need to work on, and I feel that I'm not progressing very much with the piano lately.

Since Christmas break is next week, I'm going to take those two weeks to relax and take a break, then when school starts again in January, I'm going to start the new year running. I'm going to work harder on everything; piano, schoolwork, chores, reading scriptures, everything.

If I keep going like I am right now, I won't be able to fulfill several of my goals. So when I start working on this resolution in January, I'm going to start keeping this updated with how I'm doing, that way when I start slacking off, because I almost guarantee that I will, you can reply and get on my case about it.

Anyway, back to more fun things. Lucy, Lydia's hamster, escaped while we were at the recital tonight. So now there is a rodent wandering the house somewhere.

Today was freezing! We had negative temperatures. With the wind it was even colder. Right now, I really want to go visit somewhere warm and sunny. Preferably a beach with warm water that has dolphins playing in it. That'd be great, but highly unlikely. Looking out the window, I know there is no way I could be somewhere warm. Don't get me wrong, I love the snow and the whiteness. It's the cold that I don't like.

If there was someway to make a snow like substance that fell from the sky that was warm and didn't melt in the sun, I would be outside, playing in it at all times. Then again, the fact that snow is cold, gives you the excuse to drink lots of hot chocolate and spiced cider.

Till next time,
~The Big Dreamer~

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Grandma's Arrival

So, Grandma and Grandpa arrived today instead of Monday, but it wasn't too bad since the temple trip was canceled. Mom and dad aren't home though, because they are in town Christmas shopping.

I'm so nervous for my recital Monday, it's not even funny. I really wish I had the song down better, but I can't get it down any better before Monday.

We spent all day cleaning, which was kind of annoying. At least I got to sleep in, for once.

I was watching how the cats played with the snow, since for most of them ,it's their first winter. It's funny that Trixie walks on top of the snow, while all the others sink into it and get all wet.

Today was boring in all,
~The Big Dreamer~

Friday, December 12, 2008

Snow, Seminary, Stuff

It is snowing, and this time I have hopes that it'll last more than a day. It has been snowing steadily since Seminary this morning. The ground is covered with whiteness and it is freezing.

Next week is the last week of school until break, so I'm pretty busy with everything still. Hopefully in the two weeks of break I get I'll be able to get back into all the stories I've been writing. I just find that I don't very much time anymore, especially since my piano recital is on Monday so I've been practicing a lot lately. Not that I don't practice a lot in the first place, but I've had longer practices, and it's wearing me out. The song is memorized, but it's four pages long, so it's difficult to play under pressure. I'm going to play at the recital with the music, but it'll be okay anyway.

Yesterday at Seminary, I accidentally let slip that my recital is Monday, and Sis. Smiley had me bring the piece to Seminary this morning to play in front of everyone. I don't mind playing in front of people I don't know, because I'll probably never see them again, but in front of all my friends like was freaky, but I did okay.

For literature this week, I'm reading 'To Kill a Mockingbird' well actually, I haven't started it yet. I'm supposed to read the first four chapters today. It sounds like a boring book to me, but it has a lot of people that like it so I'll to wait til I've read it to see.

My sister is so strange. Lydia was sitting on the couch, and trying to avoid doing her schoolwork, she was paying attention to the cat. The cat, Co-co, was sleeping. Lydia sighed all of a sudden and said to Co-co "You need to work on your 'not-boring' skills!" Co-co looked up at her and started purring.

Tomorrow, the youth are going on a temple trip, and it should be interesting, because the names we are doing are some of my family names. Sis. Smiley also has some names to be done tomorrow and she told us the history behind them and stuff, so I'll really be able to connect.

The house is all decorated for Christmas. Well, sort of. The stockings are hung, the nativities are out, and the tree is up, it only has lights on it so far though. I don't know if it'll get farther than that, really.

I guess that's it,
~The Big Dreamer~

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bad Mood

I'm in a bad mood.

Today was the gingerbread house contest for WAVA. We didn't win. At all. We were planning on signing up for the 'people's choice' judging, and we would have won if we did, but the teachers there convinced us to sign up for the Crystal awards, where some judges come in and decide. That wasn't a good thing. There were three other houses in the Crystal awards. One of them won, not us. There wasn't a second or third place, we just walked away with nothing, except a certificate that everyone got. I don't mind that we didn't win, it's the fact that we got absolutely nothing to show for our work.

The first year we did the contest, we won first prize. Last year, we got second. This year we didn't place. Why does it seem like we're getting worse at making gingerbread houses?

Also at the WAVA activity was ice skating. I've decided I hate it. I stayed on the ice for only a few seconds and couldn't control the skates at all. How am I supposed to be able to ice skate if I can't even roller skate? It's impossible for me.

After that we went Christmas shopping, and my back is now sore from carrying around dad's Christmas present (that's a hint on the size, dad). I, at the moment, also have a bad headache and feel like complaining a little bit.

I'm done,
~The Big Dreamer~