Saturday, December 24, 2011


Tomorrow is Christmas. I just got back from shopping. I feel bad for the people who have to be working, and I feel guilty for not having everything ready a couple days ago. But I have a reason why. It's not a good one... But it just doesn't feel like Christmas is tomorrow. I honestly don't believe it.
So I am wondering... What is the true meaning of Christmas? Here is what comes to mind.
So that's not really explanatory...
Anyways. One of my favorite things about Christmas is the snow. And sadly, we haven't had ANY that has stayed for more than a day. My choir needs to sing the song.
One thing my family does that I really like is we take turns opening presents. We spend more time together too.
Christmas is an awesome time of year. :)

Friday, December 23, 2011


A while back I tried writing a story. It has gone pretty well and I realized how much I like to write. But the last story has freaked me out, so I tried to start again. I am realizing that a lot of research should go into it. My first attempt I didn't really need to worry about that. But this time, I do. I have to figure out where she is going, her name, choices she makes, etc. I am in complete controll of someone's life. I don't look at the people in my book as characters, but people. And I have gotten a taste of how little choices determine you outcome of life. For example:
In my last book there is a girl who is treated horribly by her family. She has a "secret grove" I guess you could say and she goes quite often. One day she decided to go farther in and explore, and meets a guy. And that guy becomes a huge part of her life. Had she not gone farther, she would have never met him, and her life would be completely different.

I will be completely honest, this is nerve wracking for me. I have controll over someone's life. I determine their destiny and little choices I make. And so this time I am researching things so I can help her make the right decisions. Why do I worry about it? To be honest I don't know. Maybe it's because I would want someone to do the same for me.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snow day

My choir class had a song called "snow day" and before I would joke "let go sing it outside so it will snow." and we never actually did. But here is the cool part. 4 times in a row after we sang it, it snowed. Is the song magical, or was it all random perfect timing?