Tuesday, March 10, 2009


We haven't gone sledding as a family in a while, but it was fun when we did. With variety of sleds including 'snowboards', we tried all sorts of things. Going down a park hill is hard when you're standing on your sled. Another fun twist was purposely falling off. When you're going fast and fall off, rolling and tumbling down, it makes things much more fun.

After sledding for a long time, we'd drink hot cocoa there, then come home and relax. The perfect ending to a fun day.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Looking back, it's weird remembering what it was like without glasses. I had no concept of blurry/clear, to me the world was blurry and that was normal. Then on one trip we visited this big church that had something written in big gold letters. My mom noticed me squinting, trying to read it. After that trip, I visited the eye doctor. I turned out to have bad eyesight, which fyi has been slowly deteriorating since. I've never taken the ability to see clearly for granted since. I might as well be legally blind without my glasses or contacts, everything is so blurry. Well... That's an exaggeration but it does seriously limit me.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New schedule

I apologize, I haven't had a chance to post for awhile. Life has been hectic, which is busier than just really busy. Anywho, I will only try posting once per week now, starting next week. Expect the posts to come Monday nights anywhere from 6:30 to 11:00 PM, EST.
And because I need to get it out on paper, here's what my schedule has been like with more than just times I leave the house included.

Tue-Science, creative writing, public speaking classes, debate
Wed-Babysitting in morning and at night

Taking care of siblings
Homework from classes/CAP
Regular school besides homework
Misc. other stuff

Debate tournament starting this Friday, I had to get alot done to be ready for it.
CAP always has more than just Saturday meetings.

I'm probably forgetting something, oh well. It's out there now to an extent at least and I feel better.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My first nightmare

I suppose technically it probably wasn't my first nightmare, but it's the first I remember. In fact, it's the first dream I remember period.

The dream started all yellow. There was a ferris wheel, I was riding on it. My dream view was out of body, so I was watching myself ride it. Then two cartoonized dragons swooped into view. One was red, the other blue. They circled the ferris wheel, acting friendly enough. But then the wheel stopped, with my seat at the very top. Then the dragons started breathing fire, and set the ferris wheel on fire. I was watching the flames slowly reach me, even though I wasn't in my body so to speak. The ferris wheel started to crumble and fall, when I woke up crying. My dad came to get me, and I slept with him for the rest of the night.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cape Cod trip

We took a trip to Cape Cod way back, I was in the stroller for some of it, so that gives you an idea how long ago it was. I was probably 3-4 years old. I don't remember much from the trip, except that there was this ferris wheel, probably in a festival of some sort. My dad asked if we (me and Anne) wanted to ride on it. I absolutely didn't want to, because it was so tall, so we didn't. It was dark and we went to the small cabin we rented. There our parents gave each of us a little toy (James was born and got something). Mine was a plastic dome with little balls in it. Facing inward were four hippos, with little buttons on their backs. When you pressed the button, the hippo's neck would extend and it would chomp down on anything in front of it. The goal was to get as many of the balls as possible. We had loads of fun playing it. Then we went to bed. That night I had my first nightmare, which I'll write about tomorrow.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tunnel that leads anywhere

Me, James, and John used to share the biggest room in the house, which is up against the bathroom. There's a removable panel on the bedroom wall, to get to various pipes for the tub. We always thought it was more than that though. So I convinced James that it was a tunnel leading everywhere in the world. But not only that, it also had a fountain with any drink you could want just inside it. He bought it, and that's how we left things for quite awhile. As you can see we had active imaginations.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lost in Canada

We went to a hotel in Canada during Valentines day for a vacation. That's all I remember about the trip, except that we went to a huge arcade. We were having a ton of fun, but then I got lost. I stopped to look at a game, and when I turned back around my family had disappeared. I had enough sense to find a worker and tell her I was lost. She asked what my parents looked like, and I described my mom, though not very well. I got as far as the color of her shirt (green) and the color of her hair (black). It felt like forever even though I'm told it was only a few minutes, and I was scared the whole time. But finally we were reunited and enjoyed the rest of the day. But ever since then, and even at 15 I'm still struggling to shake off, I've been scared stiff of getting lost. In stores my mom will ask us kids to run off and get things. I do it, but my legs are jelly the whole time and thoughts of being lost forever run amuck in my mind. Like I said, recently i've been getting better but it definitely was a major life changing event.