Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My 2014 New Year's Resolutions

I don't know why I make New Year's Resolutions each year, as I never keep them. But, I do it anyway. And, I will be make some for 2014.

One of the bigger resolutions I've decided to make for 2014 is to do one activity a month that takes me out of my comfort zone, as I am a very shy person.

I really want to have more experiences in life, but my extreme shyness prevents some of them from happening.

I never had very many friends growing up, and my self-esteem/confidence has been low as well.

Now that I'm an adult, I want to feel better about myself, I want to be more confident.

I hate feeling like everyone is judging everything I do and say. I am very self-conscious about how I look, what I do, what I say, and sometimes what I wear.

Outgoing people intimidate me, and I don't like crowds of people. I rarely raised my hand in school, and I don't usually start conversations unless I am with friends and family.

All of this makes me feel like not many people want to be friends with me. And that hurts. So, I really want to try and be more outgoing.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Never Doubt


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

To those who celebrate, merry Christmas!! I hope this year has been good, and that you have a wonderful, safe holiday with your friends and family! Pictures will come soon, of my holiday celebration. I am celebrating with my sister and her family, and two of my brothers and dad, so I will definitely be having a good time.

Monday, December 23, 2013

What is a Dad?


Friday, December 20, 2013

'Tis the Season

Well, it's that time of the year again. Presents. Decorations. Hot chocolate. Family traditions. Celebrations. Church. Snow. Snowmen. Presents. Family and friends.

Yep. It's Christmas alright.

I will be going to my sister's on Christmas Day, which I am really looking forward to. I get to see her, my brother-in-law, niece, and nephew.

I am pretty much done shopping for presents. I just need to wrap them, and I am all set. I am really looking forward to spending time with my family this Christmas. I love hanging out with them.

Today, I got a few gifts from some people I volunteer with/delivery library stuff to. I got some Christmas cookies, a Christmas card, and $10 (from a patron on my delivery route; even though I didn't need the money, it was a nice gesture nontheless).

Last Friday, another patron had given me a cute Christmas bear decoration, a bar of chocolate, a card, and $15. That was unexpected, but it was a nice surprise.

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a blessed, merry Christmas, and a safe and happy new year!

If you don't, happy new year!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Your Mind, Feelings, and Emotions


Sunday, December 15, 2013

26 Acts of Kindness

Ever since the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I have heard of people doing 26 Acts of Kindness in memory of the 26 people who died.

I plan to join in on this, as I think it is a great idea.
Willow Shields, who plays Primrose Everdeen in the Hunger Games series, did this, and has inspired many to take part as well.
I have a few ideas already, of what I want to do, which I will mention in another post.

I hope that you remember, during this holiday season, those who are suffering. Everyone is fighting their own battle, whatever it may be.

Birthday Weekend

Well, yesterday was my birthday. I had a good day, getting a present from a neighbor family, a card and money from my dad, making a gingerbread house, putting up the tree and decorations, church with dad, baking a cake (yes, I baked my own birthday cake, which I do not mind doing at all), and watching a couple movies (Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and Harry Potter 3).

I had a really good day overall. The presents I got from the neigbors were 3 headbands, a magnetic color cubes set, a dark chocolate turkey, and a card. I am already hooked on the color cubes, as I LOVE magnets. There is a booklet that came with the set, that has pattern ideas. I have already done two of them so far.

I'm not doing anything special today. Just relaxing.

Leftover candy from the gingerbread house

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Polar Express- "Believe"

One of my FAVORITE  holiday songs. Enjoy!

Never Change Your Originality


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela

A couple days ago we learned that Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. That is so sad, as he was an amazing man, who did even more amazing things.

He was brave, inspiring, peace-loving, accepting, and he was only just one man. Yet he changed that way many people think and act towards others.

He will be dearly missed, but he is in a better place, and I am thankful that he has lived, even though I have never met him.

You can read a bit about him here.

Rest in peace, Mr. Mandela. You were very loved here on Earth.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Newsong - The Christmas Shoes

This song always gets to me, every time I hear it. This is one of my favorite holiday songs.

Remember, this season, those who are struggling for whatever reason.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bozo the Clown...A Classic Kid's Show

My dad and I were watching a show the other day, about the making of the Bozo the Clown show, and it made us reminisce about watching the show growing up.
I remember watching that show as a kid, and loved it. I wish it was still on, as it was one of my favorite shows growing up.
On the show the other day, one of the things they showed was when Bozo and a kid from the audience were at the bucket game, where you throw a ball into several buckets, and win a prize in each on.
The little girl who was playing didn't quite understand the rules. She kept walking over to each bucket and throwing the ball in, instead of staying behind the line like she was supposted to.
Bozo was exasperated with her, because she wasn't doing what she was supposed to in the game. It was funny, but cute.
There were a few other cartoons/shows that I loved watching as a kid, but I think Bozo the clown was my favorite.
What was your favorite show as a kid? Is it still on TV? What was your favorite part of the show?

Monday, December 2, 2013

My Food Sanitation & Safety Teacher is Awesome!!!

My teacher told us today that she was dropping Test 4, and instead giving us her final exam next week. There is a ServSafe exam the following week, which we have to take as well.
Well, for the teacher's final exam, we have to take it in class, instead of at home like we did for all the other tests.
But, when leaving to go home after class, my teacher offered me the option of either taking the exam in class, or at home. I have a learning disability, so that is probably why she offered that to me.
I decided to take it at home, because then I can have more time to prepare, and take the test. I can be more relaxed during the test.
I had her for a class previously so I know she was a really good teacher, but this made her an awesome teacher. I am SO glad I got to be able to take two different classes with her as the teacher.
She has really helped me feel confident in my schooling, that I can do well in my classes. That makes all the difference for someone like me. And I love that!!
So, many thank you's to my teacher, for all that you have done for me. You have no idea how much that means to me, what you have done, and I will miss being in your classes.

Find a Heart That Will Love You