Monday, December 27, 2010

What All Girls Need to Know

important facts of Love & Life

If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away.

If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay.

Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior.

Allow your intuition(or spirit) to save you from heartache.

Stop trying to change yourselves for a relationship that's not meant to be.

Slower is better.

Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.

If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can't be friends

A friend wouldn't mistreat a friend. Don't settle. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is.

Don't stay because you think it will get better

You'll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better.

The only person you can control in a relationship is you.
Avoid men who've got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women.

He didn't marry them when he got them pregnant, Why would he treat you any differently?

If he is still friends with his ex, he must be confused. A man who respects you would never stay 'friends' with his ex.

If his ex is sticking around, she is probably the 'back-up' plan, don't let him deceive you like that...move on to a man that would never dream of replacing you

Never stay with a man that doesn't appreciate you, if he doesn't appreciate what you do for him now, what makes you think he ever will?

Always have your own set of friends separate from his.

Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you.

If something bothers you, speak up.

Never let a man know everything, he will use it against you later.

You cannot change a man's behavior, change comes from within.

Don't EVER make him feel he is more important than you are... even if he has more education or in a better job.

Do not make him into a quasi-god.

He is a man, nothing more nothing less.

Never let a man define who you are.

Never borrow someone else's man.

If he cheated with you, he'll cheat on you.

A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you.

All men are NOT dogs.

You should not be the one doing all the bending...compromise is two way street.

You need time to heal between relationships... there is nothing cute about baggage... deal with your issues before pursuing a new relationship

You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you...a relationship consists of two WHOLE individuals...look for someone complimentary...not supplementary.

Dating is fun...even if he doesn't turn out to be Mr. Right.

Make him miss you sometimes...when a man always know where you are, and your always readily available to him- he takes it for granted.

Never move into his mother's house.

Don't fully commit to a man who doesn't give you everything that you need.

Keep him in your radar but get to know others.

Share this with other ladies.....

You'll make someone smile, another rethink her choices, and another woman prepare.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and an entire lifetime to forget them.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

School Update

Last Friday was my first day of school. It went pretty well. We watched a couple videos about chocolate making, and the teacher gave us samples of different types of chocolate. It is supposed to be a four hour class, but the teacher let us out after two hours. That was fine with me, though. I had stuff I needed to do.

Yesterday, I went to school to get my uniform for the class. It actually isn't a bad uniform, so I won't mind wearing it. Except maybe the pants. The pants are checkered black and white. I don't have problems with the colors, just the pattern. But I'll get used to it. Today, my mom took me to Bed Bath and Beyond to get some other materials for the class.

I need a candy thermometer with a probe, 2 plastic/rubber spatulas, an offset spatula, and a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. I got the plastic spatulas and the offset spatula, but the store didn't have the other stuff I needed. I'll have to either go to school to get the rest of the stuff, or some other store that carries that stuff. I need them for this Friday's class, so I will have to get going real soon.

I can't wait to start making stuff in this class. It seems like a lot of fun. I just hope it isn't too difficult. If it is, and I can't handle it, I'll probably have to drop out. But it's only once a week, so I don't think it will be too bad.

Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

School Starts Tomorrow

I can't believe school starts tomorrow. I kind of wish I had more time to prepare for school, but I guess I need to start sometime. Plus, the class I'm taking is only once a week, so it won't be as stressful on me as other classes could be. I just hope I don't have panic attacks during class, since it's a 4 1/2 hour class. I've been dealing with depression/anxiety/panic attacks for a few years now, and last semester, I had problems with panic attacks.
Though, even with the emotional stress, I still did well last semester. I got straight A's, which, of course, I was happy about. Though, I was kind of surprised. I didn't expect straight A's. But I'm happy. I hope I do well in this coming class, as well.
I've been looking for a job to have on the days I'm off, as well. I really hope I get a job soon. I really need the money. And something to do. Right now, the closer to home the job is, the better, since I don't have a license and a car yet. When I have the money, I'm going to get a license, so I don't have to be so dependent on others.
Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Monday, September 6, 2010

4 Days and Counting

School starts in 4 days, for me. I am excited/nervous/anxious. I don't know what will happen, since it is a 4 1/2 hour-long class, and I've been dealing with some emotional stuff lately. So I don't know how I would handle that long of a class. But, I'm looking forward to the class.
I've been applied to a bunch of places for jobs, over the last week or 2. I really hope I get a job soon. I need the money. And the job. The first thing I want to get after I get a job is a cell phone. I really need one.
Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Goings On

I have started applying for jobs for the fall, and possibly spring. I have applied to about 10 different places, and still looking at others. I really hope I get a job soon, as I really need the money. Please, hire me!!!! Right now I am looking at a 2 mile radius, but I will look further than that if I need to.
I can't believe school starts soon. I start school on September 10. Most of the other students started on Monday. I am kind of glad I didn't start then. I need time to get ready, physically and emotionally. I am taking one class, once a week. It is called Chocolate. I think it is a class where we work with chocolate, and learn about all the ways we can work with it.
I am really looking forward to the class. Seems like it will be fun. The thing I am not looking forward to, howerver, is the length of the class. It is 4 1/2 hours long, which I really don't like. But, as it is a class about one of my favorite foods, I will live.
Well, that is all for now. More to come later.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Long Overdue Post

ostWell, not too much has gone on. I had 2 different dentist appointments last month, to get cavities filled in. That actually stressed me out a little. I had to have nitrus oxide, to calm me down. I am sooooo glad that's over with!!
My niece's birthday party was August 8th. I had a good time. I can't believe she's 3 years old already. It seems like yesterday that she was just a baby. I can't wait to start taking her, and her brother, places.
I will be taking a chocolate class in the fall. I am really looking forward to it, since I LOVE chocolate!!! The only thing I don't like about the class is that it's 4 1/2 hours long. But I'll live. It's a class on something that I love, so I'm happy.
I start on September 10, which is probably a week or two later than most other classes start. I'm happy about that. It gives me more time to prepare. Another thing I'm happy about is that there are no required books for this class, so that's one less thing to pay for.
Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My Life

Yesterday, I got home from a disability leadership summit. I had a lot of fun, although I had a couple stressful times there. But I had a good time overall. We had workshops that taught us what services there are for us, our rights as people with disabilities, we had a pizza/bowling party (I got a score of 93; I got a strike and 2 spares), a dance, and an awards ceremony. It was a lot of fun. Too bad this was the last summit ever. The person funding this (and other stuff too) decided to cut the summit, which really stinks. This summit is a great way to learn about everything to do with disabilities, and it's a great way to have fun and meet new people. One of the mentors went around getting signatures, to keep the summit going. I really hope it gets to stay. I love going to the summit. We'll see what happens soon enough. Although I had a lot of fun there, I'm glad I'm home. I really wanted to be with my mom, since I'm going through a rough time emotionally. But I had to tough it out, and thankfully, I got through the last few days without much incident. Not much else is going on right now. Just relaxing at home.
Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Update of My World

I hope all the mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday. For Mother's Day, my parents and I went to a brunch buffet a nearby university was hosting. It was really nice.
Today, I found out I get to volunteer with a day camp, as a photographer. I am sooooo excited!!!!!!!! The camp is the third week of June.
This month is my nephew's fifth birthday, and a birthday party for my grandma. I can't believe my nephew is almost five already. It seems like yesterday he was born.
My grandma lives in another state, so I have to do some traveling. I can't wait to go to the party.
This week is the last week of the semester, which I am so happy about. This has probably been the most stressful time. Wednesday and Friday are my last days of school.
Wednesday is part one of my last final, and Friday is part two of the final. I don't know why it's split in two, but I can't wait for it to be over. Although I'm glad school is almost over, I can't believe it's over.
Time went by fast. Next semester, I'm hoping to take a chocolate class. This class is one day a week (Friday), which will be easier on me. Although, the class is four hours long, which I don't like.
Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My World

Not too much has happened lately. School is almost over (about a week or two until finals, and then summer break). I am so happy school is almost over, since I've been pretty stressed out recently.
Next semester, I am planning on taking a chocolate class, which is part of my degree (I plan on becoming a pastry chef in the hospitality industry). It seems like a fun class, although, it's 4 hours long. I can probably handle that, since the class is only one day a week (Friday).
Though, it's not paid for yet, so I have to wait for the bill to come. I can't wait to start the class. Seems like a fun and interesting class to take.
This coming May is my nephew's 5th birthday. There's no plans yet for a party, but we'll find out soon. I can't believe he's almost 5. It seems like yesterday that he was a baby. Time goes by fast.
Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

100 Things About Me: The Last 25

76. I have never been to Italy, but I am obsessed with that country. I love the language, pasta, and the people. I hope to visit Italy someday. Hopefully soon.
77. I wish I was a lot better at singing than I am now. I was in choir throughout school, except for college. If I was better at singing, I would be more willing to sing karaoke.
78. I am very passionate about disability rights, as I myself have a disability. Last summer, I went to the Illinois Youth with Disabilities Leadership SUmmit, and had such a great time there. We learned about our rights, and had fun as well. I hope I get to go again this year.
79. I've only gone camping (in a tent) once in my life, and the only parts I didn't like were that it was cold, and that I didn't get much sleep. Overall, though, it wasn't all that bad, since I was in a beautiful city (San Francisco), and had a great experience.
80. Whenever I have kids, I'm debating over whether or not I want to homeschool them. it's been on my mind for quite a while now. One of my friends was homeschooled until 8th grade, and she told me she liked it.
81. SOlitare is my favorite card game. It's a simple game, but I enjoy playing it.
82. My least favorite exercise is running. I hated running the mile in school, and am glad I don't have to do so again.
83. My favorite actor is Johnny Depp. A lot of the roles he's had were weird, but he plays them convincingly. I've always wanted to meet him, and I hope to do so someday soon.
84. For my last birthday, one of my friends paid me a surprise visit to give me a birthday present. She gave me a really nice card, and a beautiful heart-shaped picture frame. It was really nice of her to do, but it has made me feel like I'm obligated to give her something for her birthday now. Though, I wouldn't mind getting her something. She's my friend, and something would be better than nothing.
85. My cat being put down was one of the hardest things I've gone through. She was like a best friend to me. No matter what I went through, she was there for me. Now, with her gone, I feel like I'm alone. I know I have my friends and family, but having her with me made my life a whole lot better. I hate not having a pet in the house. I do want more pets someday. I hope that someday is real soon.
86. I am really sensitive by nature, so if someone says something, even when it's only supposed to be meant as constructive criticism, I get upset by it, or feel down because of it. I also cry when I see other people cry. I try not to let everything get to me, but it's hard.
87. My favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream.
88. I prefer chewy cookies over crunchy cookies.
89. I have been into science for as long as I can remember. I wonder how thyings work, and why they work the way they do. And how things come/came into being. I'm also interested in personalities, and why people act the way they do.
90. Another branch of science I'm interested in is Astronomy. I've always wanted to know how the planets and stars formed, why they are where they are, and why there are as many as there are. I also wonder how and why black holes form. And why it takes so long to get to some planets. And how many universes there are, and how far space goes on for. Pretty much everything about space interests me. Though, I'm not sure if I want to go into space. It would be cool to go, but I don't know if I want to make it a reality right now.
91. Like a lot of people, there are things about myself that I want to change, like my eyes, my hair, and my feet. There are physical conditions that I don't like, which makes me uncomfortable with my body.
92. When I had a birthmark on my neck, I felt even more uncomfortable with my body. I was so glad when it was removed, because I didn't/don't have to worry about it anymore, and I could feel better about my body, even just a little bit.
93. I have a very low tolerance for pain. Even if the pain is minor, like a headache, I complain about it, or I don't want to do anything. I know I have it better off than some people, but I don't like being in pain, no matter how bad or minor it is.
94. I love guys who have long hair, a beard, and a mustache. Though, some guys don't look good like that, in my opinion.
95. I also love guys with deep voices. Though, the deeper the voice, the weirder it sounds. I guess I like deep, low voices because they sound soothing. And cool.
96. I wish I could go back in time, to my elementary school days. Those were probably the best years of my life. I loved being in girl scouts, and going on the campouts, getting the badges, making crafts, and all the other stuff we did. I hope to be a girl school councelor someday. I also loved the field trips the teachers took us on, and the teachers I had.
97. My best friend from elementary school moved away in second or third grade. It was the worst day of my life then. I remember her mom took us out for ice cream, the day before they left. I miss her very much, and hope to see her again someday.
98. I prefer pens over pencils. Although, it is annoying if I make a mistake and can't erase it. For the last several years, I've written in pen a lot more than pencil. I don't know why I prefer pens more. It's just a habit I have.
99. For quite a while, I've been fascinated by magnets. It's interesting (and fun) to see which magnets are attracted to each other, and which aren't. And it's fun to decorate magnetic surfaces with funky magnets.
100. I am addicted to the Internet. I go on and stay on longer than I should, but it's hard to stay away. As soon as I get the Internet on my computer, I will probably cut down my Internet time.

Monday, April 12, 2010

100 Things About Me: The Next 25

51. I didn't get my ears pierce until I was 13. I plan on getting them pierced again soon. I want to get at least 2 more piercings in each ear.
52. I keep all the letters, postcards, pictures, etc. that friends and family send me.
53. I love the Three Stooges.
54. My dad got me into the Beatles.
55. My favorite restaurants are TGI Friday's, Cracker Barrel, and The Waffle House.
56. I am double jointed, and love being double jointed. Except when I get a kink in my neck, and it won't go away.
57. I hated wearing glasses when I was in elementary school. In second grade, I sometimes pretended I forgot to bring them to school, so I wouldn't have to wear them. Though, after second grade, I wasn't force to wear them anymore, which made me happy. Now, I don't mind wearing them as much. I don't know what made me change my mind about glasses.
58. I have never been outside of the U.S. before, and I really want to go abraod soon.
59. I want to live in another country for a year or two, to see what it's like living there.
60. I want to adopt special needs children. They have as much a right to a family as any other child, and they deserve a loving family.
61. Like a lot of girls, I love to shop. I usually go by myself, which I don't mind one bit. I can get what I like, without any criticism or judgment from friends and family.
62. On Christmas Eve of 2003, I had the birthmark from my neck removed, which I was very, very happy about. The surgery was supposed to be December 17, but thanks to the doctor, it had to be rescheduled. If I didnt have the birthmark removed, it could have been cancerous.
63. I have never had a boyfriend before, though I have had a couple crushes.
64. I have more female friends than male. I don't really know why that is. Maybe because they thought I would make a good friend.
65. I wish the wizarding world was real. It would be so much easier if chores could be done by magic. And homework. Then, I would be able to have more time to do what I want, and not worry about what has to get done. And I wish that Hagrid was real. He seems like a person I would love to have in my life.
66. I'm not an athletic person, but I love watching sports, mainly baseball and ice hockey. As for playing sports myself, I've rarely done that on my own (basketball for a little while, and tennis).
67. I also love to swim, bike ride, roller blade, and play Frisbee.
68. Although, actually getting the exercise is hard for me, since I can be lazy at times.
69. If I had a choice between being smart or being pretty, I'd choose being smart. I don't care too much about looks.
70. I've tried both times of skiing, and stunk at both.
71. I want to try snowboarding next.
72. I love nature, so I try to go for walks as often as I can, and take pictures of the things in nature.
73. I've never had a dog before, but have always wanted one. My favorite breed is the golden retriever.
74. I prefer long hair, though once, I've had hair short enough to where it couldn't be put into a ponytail or pigtails. I'm thinking about getting a pixie cut someday.
75. Music and journals are two things I can never live without. It keeps me sane when things get stressful, and too much for me to handle.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

100 Things About Me: The Next 25

26. My favorite boys' names are Michael, Christopher
27. I hate winter. It looks beautiful after a snowfall, but I hate being out in the stuff. I always look forward to spring, when the snow and ice melts, and the weather gets warmer.
28. The last year or two, I've been really interested in linguistics. I wonder how words come into existence, and why things are called what they are.
29. If I was stranded on a deserted island, I would have journals, pens, and a laptop with me.
30. I have 3 fears: Spiders, heights, and death.
31. My lucky number is 14 because that's my birthdate.
32. I have a thing for post-it notes.
33. I am a Su Doku freak. It is one of the best puzzles ever created.
34. I love teddy bears, big and small.
35. I love beanie babies.
36. I am a night owl, though on occasion, I get afraid of the dark for no apparent reason. But it's not that bad.
37. I love magnetic poetry. I have a Chrismas-themed set and a college-themed set.
38. I love dry erase boards. I usually just doodle on it, though I do write reminders on it, too.
39. I have been to the north, east, and west ends of the continental U.S. Hopefully soon I'll get to go to the south someday.
40. I keep a dream journal, as well as a regular journal. I love to see what my mind comes up with when I'm sleeping, and not in control of my mind.
41. I love rainstorms and thunderstorms.
42. Sometimes, I wish I was ambidexterous. I am right-handed, and want to be left-handed as well.
43. I love things that glow in the dark. I have glow-in-the dark stars on my bedroom ceiling.
44. I like to spend time alone, to think. I sometimes get stressed out by life (like anyone else would), so I got to my room to relax. It's like my own perfect little world.
45. Sometimes I get ideas for stories from dreams I've had. And a lot of my dreams are interesting enough to turn into stories.
46. I've never hosted a sleepover before. I'd like to host one, before I get too old for them.
47. I want to be a voice in an animated movie someday.
48. I have never been to any concerts or plays before, and I want to go to some someday.
49. I am a big procrastinator. Especially when it comes to cleaning my room.
50. I can never keep any New Year's resolutions I make, and I keep making resolutions each year, knowing full well what'll happen.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

100 Things About Me: The First 25

1. I am a big chocoholic.
2. I love children.
3. I love animals.
4. I love photography.
5. I love writing.
6. I love baking.
7. I want to become a special education teacher someday.
8. I want to open my own bakery.
9. I want to go to the summer olympics for horseback riding.
10. I have a learning disability, which makes it hard for me to concentrate on homework, and I get frustrated when I can't understand the work, and to get it done.
11. I am a really shy person, so writing is the best way to express myself.
12. I hate confrontation. I try to avoid it whenever I can.
13. Not having a job, a license, and a car is frustrating, because I can't buy what I want, when I want, and I have to rely on others to drive me places all the time.
14. I am most definitely not a neat freak. It takes me forever to clean my room, and when I do, it just gets messy again pretty quickly.
15. I am a very big Harry Potter fan. I've seen the movies and read the books a thousand times, and I never get tired of them.
16. I have never met anyone famous, and I want to someday.
17. I'm not real big on video games, but when I do play, I play for probably 2 or 3 hours at a time. With a few breaks, of course.
18. I strongly dislike coconut. And yes, I have tried it before. I don't like the texture of it.
19. I used to love mushrooms when I was a kid. I don't remember why I stopped eating them, or when. I've been wanting to start eating them again for a while, but just haven't. It's been so long since I've had them, I don't remember what they taste like.
20. I never did well in school until my junior year of high school. Which is why I didn't really like school that much. At least, I don't remember doing well until then. My mom told me I did well for the first few years of elementary school. But for reasons even I don't know or understand, I want to be an elementary school special education teacher. I guess it's because I have a learning disability, and can relate to others who are like me. Though, I had trouble in my classes that relate to my degree, so I changed my major to hospitality. In the future, I will definitely get my teaching degree.
21. SOmeday I want to live on a farm and raise horses. As long as I get to do that with a husband, kids, and teaching and baking jobs, then I will be happy and content. I would be living my dream with the people (and animals) that I love, and living a good life (hopefully).
22. My favorite musical artist is Italian singer Andrea Bocelli. I was channel suring one day about 7 or 8 years ago, and one of his concerts was on TV. I decided to watch that, and have been hooked on his music ever since. I have a few favorite songs that he sings: Bellisime Stelle, Because We Believe, and a few more I'll add later.
23. I love to read, mainly fantasy books. I plan on writing fantasy books someday.
24. My favorite color is purple.
25. I want to have 4 kids (after getting married of course), 2 boys and 2 girls.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekend Report

It is finally the weekend. I had Success in College this morning, which went well. I finished all the journal entries today, so I don't have any homework for this class. I got home around 11:30 this morning, so I have all of the afternoon off.
I have a couple assignments for my Hospitality class that I need to do. First, I have to read chapter 5. Then, I have to fill out this sheet, that describes events that have happened in my life. It's a good thing my Hospitality homework isn't due until Wednesday. I need more than one day to work on some homework.
Tonight, I might put a movie on for me to watch. And then I will probably take a nap. I need one.
Yesterday and today have been pretty warm, considering it's February. We got up to about 40 degrees both yesterday and today. That melted a lot of the snow, which I am happy about. I don't like winter much.
Right now, I'm watching the women's curling game (USA vs. Russia). So far, USA leads 3 to 1. Go USA!!!
As far as I know, I don't have any plans for Saturday and Sunday. Just relaxing. But I'll play it by ear, as far as plans go.
Yesterday, I got a recommendation from one of my high school teachers, for the Disability Summit. Now, I'm just waiting for the second recommendation. I also have to type up the answers to 4 essay questions. I'll probably do that this coming week.
I really hope I get to go to the summit this year. I went last year, and I had so much fun.
I also hope I get to go to TLC Camp this year, as a photographer. That was also a lot of fun. I can't wait until this summer.
Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day and Beyond

I had a good Valentine's Day yesterday. I had a friend over to hang out. I made a card and some fudge for him. We played some games, ate, and talked a while. I had a good time. Today, I had my Success in College class. We did an in-class assignment, and the teacher handed back the quiz we took last week.
I passed with an A, so I'm happy about that. I am glad today was a short day, since I'm kind of tired right now. I will be taking a nap in a little while. I still have homework to do, that's due one Wednesday, for my Hospitality class.
As I am using the computer, I am watching Olympic skiing. Just now, a Canadian just won gold. Good job Canada.
Tomorrow, I will be working on my homework, and relaxing the rest of the day. Of course, I'll be watching the Olympics tomorrow, as part of my relaxing day.
That's all for now. More to come later.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

This Weekend

Yesterday, I had my Success in College class. We were in the lab, working on a couple journals. We were allowed to leave after we were finished, which was nice. I was tired after school, so I wanted to take a nap. But, thanks to my mom, and the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics, I didn't get one.
My mom made me cook dinner for my dad, then she made me go shopping with her. She then took me to the post office, so I can mail the application for a camp I hope to go to this summer. Then, I watched the opening ceremony, which was pretty cool. I liked it.
So far today, I had lunch, and used the computer. I will probably work on homework, and then make valentine's for my friends. I don't know if I would be able to see any of my friends this weekend, but I will make valentine's just in case. If I don't see them, I can always save them for next year.
I saw that the Illinois Disability Summit had put up the application on the website. So I hope to print it up this weekend. That is another thing I hope to look forward to this summer. I can't wait until this summer.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Earthquake in Illinois...Who'd've Thought?

Yesterday, just before 4 am, we got a 3.8 magnitude earthquake. I think I remember hearing a rumbling sound, but I don't remember feeling any shaking. I never thought we would ever get an earthquake, no matter what magnitude it is. Makes me think that anything can happen here, if we can get an earthquake.
I am so glad I don't have school today. I really do not want to be going out in this kind of weather. We got several inches of snow, it is freezing out, and the wind is harsh. I am so glad tomorrow is a short school day. I get out at 10:50 am.
So far today, I watched tv, ate lunch, and used the computer. Later tonight, I will be doing my Hospitality homework. Even though it isn't due until next Wednesday. It's good to get a head-start on it, so I don't have to worry about it later.
Tomorrow is the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics. I will definitely be watching it, when it starts at 6:30 pm. I love watching the Olympians having fun while competing in their sports. It's fun to watch them.
Well, that's all for now. More to come soon.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow Day

Today, we're supposed to have a really bad snowstorm, which ends tomorrow. We're supposed to get about a foot of snow in the end. We got a few inches so far, but right now, it looks like it's just barely snowing. I hate winter, and can't wait for spring to come.
I just hope I can get to school on time tomorrow. I take the bus, so I don't know if it will be on time. I hope so. But I am also hoping that classes will be cancelled tomorrow. At least I don't have any homework to turn in.
But I'm not going to be too hopefully. When I was in high school, we NEVER had a snow day, which I was not happy about.
Today, I just relaxed, since I did not have school today. Which is good, since it is probably really bad out. I might watch a movie later. Either Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or Twilight.
Speaking of Twilight, the second movie in the series, New Moon, comes out next month, on the 20th. I can't wait until then.
This Friday is the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. I don't like winter, but I love watching the Olympics. I will definitely be watching on Friday.
Sunday is Valentine's Day, though I don't have any plans yet. I hope I will soon. I really want to do stuff with friends. I don't have a boyfriend yet, but I don't need one to celebrate Valentine's Day. It can also be a day to have fun with friends.
Well, that's it for now. More to come soon.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I had my Success in College class today. There was a quiz in today's class, so there wasn't any homework. I am glad about that, because I've been tired pretty much the whole day. I need a day where I can just relax, without worrying about what's due the next day.
What got me mad was when I got on the bus this morning and when I sat down in the seat, the person next to me got up immediately and moved to another seat. He did not want to sit next to me for some reason, and that got me really mad, and upset.
I don't know why he did that, but to me, he was a jerk. I wish there weren't ignorant people like him in the world. Then I wouldn't be as upset as I am now.
We're supposed to get about a foot of snow in the next couple of days, which I am really not looking forward to. I hate snow, and I hate winter. When I can live on my own, I will live somewhere warm all the time, like Hawaii. Though, I do love my hometown of Chicago. A beautiful city; the most wonderful city in the U.S.
This Friday is the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics. I don't like winter, but I do like watching the olympics. I can't wait for it to start.
Then, this Sunday is Valentine's Day. I don't have any plans yet, but I might do something with some friends. I do not have a boyfriend, but I don't need one to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Well, that's it for now. More to come soon.

Friday, February 5, 2010


It is finally Friday. The week actually went by pretty fast, but I'm glad it's Friday. Wednesday, my mom took me to the eye doctor to check out what's going on with my right eye. I missed my Success in College class, thanks to her. Fortunately, I got the homework from that class, and finished it on time.
In my Hospitality class on Wednesday, we talked about our homework assignment, turned that and a take-home quiz in, reviewed chapter 2, and talked about tourism. It's a 3 hour class, but it seemed like it was shorter than that. I guess I enjoy my class enough to where I don't notice the time going by until the end of class.
Yesterday, I relaxed at home, and did my homework. That's pretty much all that happened yesterday. It's really nice to have a day off in between classes.
Today, I had Success in college. We were in the lab today, and I was able to finish the journal entries pretty quickly. I think I was the first one to finish them. We are allowed to leave after we finish, so I left, and went to the cafeteria to get lunch. I got a bagel, cream cheese and a thing of fruit snacks.
I had some of my lunch before the bus came. I came home around 11:40 am. I love having a half day on Fridays. Gives me a 2 1/2 day break between classes.
In my Success in College class, I got another A on an assignment, which I am really, really happy about. This is the first time I'm doing this well in class. I am happy about that, though. Makes me want to keep doing better in my classes.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Start of Another Week

I just got home from school about 40 to 50 minutes ago. I did not get any homework today, which was nice. Now, I can just relax the rest of the day. It was a very easy day today, which I like.
Tomorrow, I have a doctor's appointment at 2:15 pm. I am not really looking forward to it, but I will have to go to it anyway. Just get it over with, and relax the rest of the day.
I wish it was spring already. I'm tired of the snow, and the cold. Though, it is starting to get warmer. It's supposed to be in the 30's today.
That's all for now. More to come later.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Yesterday, in my Success in College class, we did an in-class exercise about a story of a baron and baroness. It was a pretty easy exercise. For homework, I have to read chapters 1 and 2 in the book. I love to read, but I am not looking forward to the reading. The chapters are kind of long, and it takes me forever to concentrate on the chapters.
Then, for my Intro to Hospitality class, we did 2 in-class exercises: one where we were given a paper cup, and had to come up with a way in which to use the cup (besides the obvious). My idea was to use it in a costume. The other exercise was where we got into groups and had to list what we think guests want, what guests want, and what employees have to do to take care of guests.
For homework in this class, we have to read chapter 2, write a paragraph on how we would take care of guests if they have a bad experience with the industry, and to take a take-home quiz. That is the easiest quiz I have ever taken. I didn't need to look at the book for the answers.
Last night, I had a dream that my cat came back, and we got her back. I held on to her, because I was really happy to be with her again, and didn't want to let her go. That was an interesting dream. I wish I could really get her back. I miss her so much. She was my best friend.
I am so glad I only have one class tomorrow, and that I am off until Monday. I really need a break from school. I need more time to do homework, even though I have a day off in between school during the week. Though, I do like my classes. They seem interesting enough to where I actually want to do the homework, do well, and work towards getting my degree.
This is the first time I've actually wanted to go to school voluntarily.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Weekend is Finally Here

I know I've only had 2 days of school so far, but I am so glad it's the weekend. I have some homework from both classes that I need to do. I am not really looking forward to that. I have about 2 or 3 things of homework that needs to be done.
One: I need to read chapter 1 of my Intro to Hospitality book. Two: I need to write about 2 good/bad experiences I have had with the hospitality industry. And three: I have to write a paragraph on as assessment thing for my Success in College class.
It won't take long to do the assignments, but I'm not really looking forward to doing it nonetheless. At least I have time to do it.
I got home today around 11:40 am. So I have the whole afternoon off, which is nice. On Mondays and Fridays, I have the afternoons off. Wednesdays, I get off at 2:15 pm. Even though I only have 2 classes on Wednesday, that is a long day for me.
One class is 50 minutes long, the other is about 2 1/2 to 3 hours long. So on Wednesdays, I will be taking a nap after I get home from school.
I know I may be complaining now, but in the future, I probably won't be, depending on how the classes go. I really, really hope everything goes well. Other than this, not much else is going on. Just relaxing at home. More to come soon.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Day at School

Yesterday was my first day of school. It actually went better than I thought it would, considering how tired I was. The night before, I didn't get a lot of sleep, so I thought I would be too tired to pay attention in class. But I did pay attention, and the day went pretty fast. I had 2 classes yesterday: Success in College (10 am to 10:50), and Intro to Hospitality (11:45 am to 2:15 pm).
I am off today, which is really nice. I have a day to sleep in, and to relax a little. I did get some homework from my Hospitality class, but I have a week to do it. Though, it won't take me very long to finish it. I have to read chapter one in the book, and write about 2 good/bad experiences I've had with people in the hospitality industry. I haven't thought about what I want to write about yet. I'll do that tonight.
Tomorrow I only have one class, Success in College. After that, I have the afternoon off, and will be off until Monday. I can't believe school started already. Time went by fast. I took some time off of school, because it wasn't working for me. So we'll see how it works out for me this time, especially since I am going for something I love: baking and pastry.
I haven't done much today, except use the computer, and eat. Even though school just started, I can't wait until the weekend is here. Getting up early is kind of stressing me out. Maybe school just isn't for me. And that's what I hate. I really want to get a degree, but I don't like that it stresses me out.
But I will not give up just yet, seeing as I've only had one day of school so far. I really want to have this degree, so I'll push through the tough times, and see where I go from here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

First Day of School Tomorrow

Tomorrow is my first day of school. It's been a couple years since I was last in school, so this will feel weird for me, going back. So I am kind of nervous about this. But I am also excited, as I am going for something I love to do, which is baking. I can't wait to start.
I have 2 classes tomorrow, Success in College from 10 to 10:50 am, and Intro to Hospitality from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. Kind of a long day for me, so I hope I can handle it. Friday, I only have one class, Success in College, so that will be an easy day.
After this week, I have classes on Mondays (Success in College; another easy day), Wednesdays, and Fridays. A somewhat full week, but I think I can handle it, especially since I don't have to be in school a lot.
One of my brothers and I will be taunting each other now, now that I am going back to school. Whenever he has work and I am off, I will taunt him that I am off, and can relax for the day, and vice versa, for me with school and him having the day off. I know he's kidding when he does that, so it doesn't bother me.
I've had a few stressful things going on in my life, so I hope this doesn't add too much stress for me. This should hopefully be really good for me, going back to school. I know it will, since I am going for something that I love to do, which is baking. That is one of my passions.
I have a few other passions: children, so I would also like to be a special education teacher; photography; animals; and writing. I would like to incorporate all of these together, if possible. I can't decide which I would like to do more, since I love all of these equally. But I will of course take my time with it.
So, my life is starting to take a turn for the better now. I am so happy that it is. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for me. Hopefully, it will be more good than bad.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

School Starts Soon

I start school this coming Wednesday. I can't wait, but I also want a few more days before I go back. But I have to go back at some point. I'm looking forward to my classes. On Friday, I went to school to get my books, school ID, and accommodations for my classes. So I am all set to go.
I have one class on Mondays and Fridays, and 2 classes on Wednesdays. I think that's all I can handle right now. In the future, I might take more classes in a semester. Hospitality sounds like a really fun major to have.
There is a class that I am really looking forward to take in the coming semesters. It is called "Chocolate." As the name implies, it is a class dedicated to chocolate. We will be learning about how to work with it, and we will actually get to make recipes with it. I can't wait until then. It will be lots of fun, especially since I love chocolate.
Tomorrow, my mom wants me to go with her to her doctor's appointments. I love my mom, but I really do not want to go to it. I have gone to too many of them to be looking forward to it. She's able to handle it by herself. She doesn't need me there.
A couple of times, I've had to cancel a party that I wanted to have, to celebrate my birthday. Now, I have decided to wait until my 25th birthday to have a party. Unless I can have it earlier. I really hope so. I really want to see my friends again. I haven't seen them in quite a while. It would be nice to see them again.
Though, I am looking online, and checking out books, for ideas for a party. I'm looking for anything from food, games, favors, etc. I really hope to have a party this year. It would make me really happy if that would happen.
That's pretty much all that is happening right now. More will come soon.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Day

This morning, my mom woke me up around 8:30, and started nagging me about doing stuff around the house. That had stressed me out, and it took me a few hours to actually get around to doing it. After she left, I just wanted to rest a while, since I didn't sleep very well last night. And because of her stressing me out.
I am hoping I can have a few friends over this Saturday for a birthday party, weather permitting. We are getting quite a bit of snow today and tomorrow. I hope it doesn't snow on Saturday. My mom is freaking out about me having friends over, because the house is messy. It really isn't that bad here.
There isn't that much stuff laying around where I want to have my friends. It's been a while since I've had friends over, and I didn't get to celebrate my birthday with them. There are a few friends who I haven't seen in a while, and would like to see them again.
So let's hope I can have them over on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, New Decade

So far, my new year is going fine. I am planning a birthday party for this Saturday. It will be to celebrate my 24th birthday. My actual birthday was on December 14th, but I didn't get to celebrate it with friends. I have quite a few ideas for what I want to do.
On January 20th, I start back at school. I can't wait to go back. I'm starting classes for a new major, Hospitality. I love to bake, and someday I would like to open my own bakery. I am so excited about this!
I wish it was spring already. Winter here is extremely cold. It is below freezing, and I am not happy about it. I am not a winter person at all. I've lived in Chicago my whole life, and I have never gotten used to the cold winters we've had.
I am really hoping to get a job soon, so I can get my own place, and hopefully move somewhere warmer someday.