stuff i want to do during christmas break

I need something to get me through until December 6, so here are some things I'd like to do sometime over Christmas break: NOT DO ANY HOMEWORK Watch "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" with friends (Believe it or not, that's my current favorite Christmas movie. Sure, I like the conventional ones, but there's something about this…

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an early morning thanksgiving

Some people love the mornings. Early sunrises are their thing. That's not me. I'm more of a night person. The easiest reason I can give is that staying up late is easier than waking up early. If I were to be my overly-poetic self, I'd say it might be because the sunrise is so unrealistically optimistic.…

me too

Have you been harassed? Me too. It was all because of a stupid dance. I was at a dance with some of my friends and having a wonderful time. I felt pretty and I was dancing to music I liked with friends I loved. A guy asked me to dance that night. I said I…

ready… set… wait…

The Fall Retreat was wonderful. I know it was a few weeks ago, but I have to talk about it a little. One thing that surprised me was how well the group meshed together. At more than one point, a few people would be sitting  and chatting somewhere and, gradually, more people would show up…

reformation day restored

It's something I've avoided for a while: Reformation Day. It is my least-favorite church holiday. When I was younger, Reformation Day was a Christianized Halloween. At my old church, we dressed up as characters from the Bible or historical Christians and presented research essays about our chosen figure.There would be several Loises and Eunices, Timothy's…

i think i should feel hopeful

I think I should feel hopeful. I think I should feel hopeful that my triggers are being triggered; if I work through them, I'll eventually move on without them. If the way out truly is through, then I am being catapulted into a future too bright to see because I'm choosing to believe the light at…

into the fire

Burning a book isn't my first line of defense when I find one that is problematic, but most rules in life have exceptions. My rule is no different. I had to burn some books from my past. It might sound overly-dramatic, but I wouldn't burn just any old book. To me, burning books is a…

disconnect to reconnect

I have a hard time speaking up for myself. When someone comes along with a stronger opinion than mine, I fold like a cheap lawn chair during a hurricane. I just naturally assume I'm always wrong. Keeping my opinions is sometimes a Herculean feat. One of the natural strengths of my personality type, INFJ, is…

a face behind a face

Apparently people seem to think I'm this nice, sweet, innocent person. I'm not sure how true that is, though I can see why people might think so. I'm short and petite. I wear scarves and cardigans like a retired librarian. I wear bright lipstick and rarely leave the house without makeup. I knit for fun…

the state of affairs

I'm going to be honest here: I don't really want to write a post this week. I'm writing one anyway because I hate the idea of breaking my four-month posting streak. This week has been tough. They say grief can return unexpectedly. It's true. Mine appeared at church last Sunday and has been reverberating in my…