Thursday, February 12, 2009

School, Piano, Friends, and Seminary

A lot has happened since ten days ago. For one, I started school again. I have a new subject. WA state History. It's fun...okay not so much, but the teacher for it is my newest favorite teacher. Mrs. Pleasant. Her name fits her personality. There are several field trips to the Capital of the state or museums of history that she has planned. I'm still trying to convince mom to let me attend those since it'll probably be an overnight trip if I do go.

Wednesday, the fourth, I attended New Beginning's. It was spiritual. The theme was "Worth of a Soul." All the young women brought a pair of shoes that meant something to us to represent our "soles." I brought mom's temple shoes, because they were the ones she got sealed to dad in and made our family sealed together.

I have, so far, avoided being the young womans official piano player, but I fear that is coming to an end. Last dance, I accidentally let it out that I've been playing the piano for nine years now, and Bro. McKinney gave me a few weeks to learn some hymns. Last week I got out of it because of New's Beginning's and yesterday we got there a little bit late, so there was no need for me to play. Unfortunately, next week, I'm pretty sure I'll be playing. The last month I've been trying to learn as many hymns as possible, but I have only four down, out of the twelve I've been practicing. Only two of those, I might feel safe accompanying someone singing. I don't mind accompanying them once, but I know that once I play the first time, they'll get me to play for church and mutual until I graduate from Young Womans, something I really don't want to do. All well, at least I'm getting some hymns down.

In other piano news, my music fest pieces are coming along well, I'm pretty excited to play at music fest in a few months. Just today at lessons, my teacher gave me a new book of Disney songs, but they are like rewrites of them, making them different. That'll just add another thing to practice during the week, making my practice time go up to 90 minutes a day...maybe more. I don't mind though, I love playing the piano. It's one of those things I can do while letting my mind wander, on the songs I've got down well anyway.

I'm really excited for the dance Saturday night, I'm not really sure why, I don't usually get so excited about dances. Maybe it's the fact that's it's on Valentine's Day? Or perhaps that I'm just excited to be around people I can actually talk to face to face. I have friends from school, but I only know names and personalities, not faces. It's kind of frustrating sometimes. I did find a couple of them on facebook though...

I am currently working on a new story...LOST. I actually wrote it a few years ago, and just recently found it again. I rewrote it and Part One is posted on my site if you want to read it.

I'm really tired lately...staying up late (though not on purpose. I try to go up to bed at around 9:30, but then Lydia comes up at around 10:00 and wakes me from my dozing to chatter about her pets on chickensmoothie or kugyay. And then after that, we are both too hyper and talking about random nonsense until I finally get sick of her and start reading around 11:30 to calm myself down again. Then, I usually get caught up in the book and don't get to sleep until around 1:00 :P ) and getting up at 5:15 in the morning for seminary just doesn't seem to agree with me.

On the subject on Seminary, Sis.Smiley hands out a lot of fake money for prizes...and she seems to like me a lot. At the moment, I am the richest fake money holder in the class at $1,186. Everyone else is down around $500 at average. I win the daily prizes and get there early every day, which gets me about double the amount of everyone else by itself. My fellow students have unofficially banned me from saying prayer, reading scriptures, giving devotional, winning games, answering questions, or anything else that will give me any money. It's kind of hard, as I am a good reader, so Sis. Smiley calls on me often to read verses out loud.

Anyway, that's all I can think to write for now. Until next time,
~The Big Dreamer~