Monday, January 27, 2014

Currently I'm...

Reading...Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Playing...Mahjong on my phone
Watching...Cake Boss and Bakery Boss get my room clean
Cooking...chocolate chip cookies
Drinking...water one one
Tweeting...about Cake/Bakery Boss
Crafting...a crocheted shawl
Going...nowhere, as it is below zero out. warm house
Hating...this below zero weather
Discovering...interesting recipes/crafts
Enjoying...a warm bed
Thinking...of how happy I will be when winter ends
Hoping (for)...a more outgoing me
Listening (to)...Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on CD
Smelling...cookies baking
Thanking...God for another day on Earth
Considering...learning sign language again
Finishing...books I have checked out from the library wish it was spring or summer

Every Day We Wake Up is Another Blessing


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wanting to Try Learning Sign Language Again

I recently checked out Switched at Birth on DVD, a show that I love!! A few of the characters/actors on the show are deaf, and watching the show again, has inspired me to want to learn sign language again.
I took a sign language class in college several years ago, but I didn't do very well. I think that is because I have a learning disability, and it takes longer than usual to learn and remember things, that the class was once a week, and that I didn't have anyone to really practice with, as no one I knew at the time knew sign language, other than the teacher.
But, I want to try again, and see what happens. I am putting holds on books and DVDs on the language, and looking on YouTube for videos to help me out.
I want to learn sign language, partly because I want to either be a special education teacher, or a teacher's aide, and I know that there may be deaf students, and I want to be able to talk to them myself, and not have to rely on an interpreter all the time.
I also want to learn because I want to be able to have a conversation with deaf people, and not worry about not being able to understand them, and vice versa.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

First Day of School and Fall Semester Grades

Well, yesterday was the first day of school for the spring semester. It went well; the teacher was really nice, it's a fairly small class (about 10 or so students, including me...and out of those ten or so students, only one of them is a guy), and it seems like a really interesting and fun class.

I am taking Intro to Baking and Pastry, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

I do have homework, but it's easy: read chapter 1 of the book.

I also have to get a pastry kit, non-slip dark shoes, a chefs hat, neckerchief, and side towels (that go at your hip for when you need to wipe your hands). This class is becoming really expensive. I hope it's going to be worth it, though.

Also, I checked the school's website yesterday, and saw that they posted the grades from the Fall semester (finally). I got an A in my Food Sanitation & Safety class, which continues my A streak for this degree.

I'm not really striving for all As, that's just how well I am doing so far with my baking/pastry degree. I just want to pass my classes, so I don't have to repeat a class, or drop out of school.

So, school is going well overall. Which is great!

This is the first time, in probably ever, that I can truly say that I enjoy school, and look forward to going to every class. I guess that's because I am learning something that I am really interested in, and because I have teachers who are really involved in their students' education. They truly care.

I hope to own my own bakery someday, and I am well on my way to achieving that dream.

Monday, January 20, 2014



Sunday, January 19, 2014

Longing for Heaven...To See My Mom

Ever since my mom died over three years ago, I have been missing more and more every day, and I have been wanting to see her again.

Don't worry, I'm not going to take my own life, or have someone take it. I'm not that desperate. I just want to be with her again.

But, for now, having dreams about her is the best I can do (I have had several good dreams about her, although they make me wish she was still here).

My mom and I may not have had the best of relationships, but I still loved her very much, and I know she loved me. I still love her.

I look forward to the day when I take up my place in Heaven, and to see all of my family (and friends as well) again, and I never have to worry about any bad things again.

Plus, I want to live forever, especially in a place like Heaven.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Back to School (Almost)

The other day, I realized that the spring semester, for me, starts on Tuesday. I can't believe break is just about over. And that I actually forgot I was registered for the spring semester. It feels like yesterday that it just started. Why does time do that? Speed up? Although I am excited about going back to school, I'm also nervous.
I am only taking one class once a week, from 8:30 am to 1:20 pm (yeah, weird hours, I know), every Tuesday. I bought my school book on Thursday (it's a big book, and thankfully it's the ONLY book I need this semester), and I need to buy a notebook or two, then I'll be prepared for class.
I hope the teacher for this class (Intro to Baking and Pastry) is as nice and understanding as the teacher I had for the spring and fall classes. She understood that I have a learning disability, and needed some help/more time on things (if I needed it). She truly cared about her students, and their success in class.
Since I started going for my baking/pastry degree, I've come to like school more, and having teachers like her, makes school even MORE enjoyable, which I love.
I have been getting straight As with this degree, which makes school just the more enjoyable, and likeable for me. I don't really remember making straight As in school. Ever. I didn't really do all that well until I started this degree, which is partly why I never truly liked or enjoyed school before. But, at least I still have a chance to do well.

I'm not a morning person, so it'll probably be hard for me to get up really early, but at least it's only once a week. (I foresee a lot of naps in the upcoming 4 months or so, for me!)
So, I am really looking forward to the spring semester starting, and, shockingly, doing homework again. The only things I am NOT looking forward to are waiting for the bus (I don't have a license yet :(  ), and getting up early.
Well, that's all for now. More to come later.

Monday, January 13, 2014

There Will Always Be a Reason Why You Meet People


Monday, January 6, 2014

Always Be Humble


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Dangerous Weather Here

Well, the next few days will be dangerous in terms of the weather. The temperatures will be below freezing, and there will be several inches of snow (6 + inches). Many schools will be closed, as well as many businesses.
I volunteer on Mondays, and when I saw that the library will be closed tomorrow, I was happy about that, because I did/do NOT want to go out in the conditions we are supposed to have tomorrow.
The high school that I went to is having a snow day tomorrow, which shows that they have some common sense this time in closing the school. They seldom close the school, and I was kind of surprised, but happy that they are closing tomorrow.
Winter is my least favorite season, so I can't wait for it to end, and spring to start. I really do not like cold weather, so the weather we are having is really not making me happy.
I just can't wait for all this to be over.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Joni and Friends Retreats 2014

Well, it's time to start thinking about the Joni and Friends retreats. I really, really, really want to go to one, but they are a bit expensive.

I don't have a job yet, so I will somehow have to raise money for the trip. I am thinking about getting some babysitting jobs, to help with the expenses.

Hopefully, I can maybe get a seasonal job, or a part time job as soon as possible. I have my heart set on going, and I really don't want to miss out. I know they go on every year, but I really don't want to wait until next to go to my first retreat.

Hopefully things will work out. If not, then I will wait for next year. I just hope I get to go this year. Wish me luck!!