Birthday, Blog, feasts


I missed the real one-year anniversary of this blog, which was yesterday, but I guess I’m not too far out. Today this blog is officially 366 days old!

Not to mention it is the Feast of the Transfiguration. Let me refer you to my previous post.

Birthday, College, time

‘Let the years come and go…’

I suppose that most of you know what it’s like to be asked “Do you feel older now that you are ___?” The answer, which is generally no, is yes for me this year. I do feel older being sixteen. (I feel odd just writing that.) It is as if I had been fifteen for a very long time; my fifteenth year seemed curiously long, despite the fact that my fifteenth birthday seems so recent. However, I’m not displeased to bid it farewell. Not that it was more unpleasant than any other year (I’ve had worse), or even that it was tedious, exactly. But it’s time to say goodbye. I think sixteen will be a good year – it certainly began well.

Well, it’s just twenty days till I leave for Christendom, and I can’t quite believe that I’m actually going yet. I’ve never been away from my parents for more than two days yet, so I’m a little nervous but I know it’s going to be lovely. I’ve got the plane tickets now – this is the first time I’ve flown in nearly ten years! (I’ve probably mentioned that already…)

Birthday, Family, knitting, school

Titles are tough

Alas, I have not posted for several days. This must be amended.

In recent news, my youngest sibling, my brother AJ, has just turned four. He got a lightsaber for the blessed date. Also, two days ago my third youngest sibling, Anna, turned nine. She is the only member of the family without brown hair, except for my red-headed father. She herself is a blonde.

As for other things, well, school is going okay. I recently got my lowest exam grade ever… a 68 on a chemistry exam. However, I have completed and turned in corrections, for which I will hopefully get half credit and arrive at a satisfying 84. I am still behind in Latin.

Knitting is rather unsatisfactory of late. I purchased a new skein of Malabrigo Lace, an extremely soft little skein of single-ply laceweight in a charming purple colorway known as Violetas. It is a good bargain – $8.95 at my local yarn shop. I am going to use it eventually to knit this scarf, a pattern I received for Christmas. If that was all, it would be fine, but unfortunately, there is more. I finished the first Fair Isle sock I posted about previously, but it proved uncomfortably small for my friend and will be frogged, most likely. I have cast on for a plain sock with ribbing, heel, and toe to be knit in scrap sock yarn, which I will probably give to her (if it works out, I will have to frog the first sock. Or maybe only frog it up to a certain point and turn the rest of it into some kind of pouch thingy like I saw someone on Ravelry do). I have also cast on for a pink cotton lace headscarf, in the same pattern as a shawl I have been working on, but with thicker yarn/needles and less repeats. And there’s actually more…

Birthday, Blog, internet, meme, random

tagged myself

Thanks to Mollie’s old blog for this meme…

Where’s your phone right now? I don’t know. My cell phone has been lost for several months… 😛
 Do you have any plans for the weekend?   Yes! I’m going to a friend’s birthday party on Friday night, that is… if that counts… and I’m doing one of those little Christmas performances on piano that most people who play instruments do on Sunday.

 Has someone ever made you a promise and broke it? Yeah… but who has that not happened to?
Last movie/DVD watched? Hmm… it’s been a bit… I can’t really remember. Probably Fellowship of the Ring. For the dozenth time.

Does anything hurt on your body? No.

 How are you? Why thank you, I am quite well.
 Are you excited for next year?  Yes!!!!!!!

Is your room clean? Fairly.

 How many pillows do you sleep with? Usually one, sometimes two.

What are you doing? Typing, what else?

What are you planning on doing after this? Great Books reading, saying the rosary. 

Have you ever read an entire book in one day? Sure! Just a couple months ago I read a 800+ page book in one day.

 Who did you push last?  I dunno.
Do you own any band t-shirts? Nay.

 What does your hair look like right now? Thick, down on my shoulders.

 Has anyone ever told you that you were their best friend? I don’t think so.
Did you get hurt today? No.

 What are you looking forward to? My friend’s birthday party! 🙂
Do you currently want something? Yes.

What was the last thing you had to drink? Water.

 Who was the last person you said “i love you” to? I don’t know. Probably one of my sisters.

Where are you? In the living room on my dad’s laptop.
Do you like to walk in the rain? Not really.

Do you like looking up at the stars? Like is too weak a word.

Do you think you are a nice person? No.

Do you like swimming? Yes!

Have you ever swam in the ocean? Yes!

Do you go to school? I don’t GO to school, but I do school and take classes at a co-op and online.

 Do you want to go to college? YES!!!!!!!!!!

What do you want to be? Preferably a mom, but let’s wait and see what our Lord has in store.

 Do you want kids? Yes, a lot! Preferably 13 or so… maybe more…
 Do you like going to the beach? Yep.

 Who is the last person you went to the mall with? My mom.

 Have you ever had any x-rays? Yes.

 Who do you hate right now? No one… except the devil I guess…

 Who was the last to cook you food? Someone at the restaurant we got take out from. (It’s my mom’s birthday).

 What did you do 2 nights ago? Eat pizza.

Who was the last person you were on the phone with? My friend who is TURNING SIXTEEN TOMORROW!!!!!!!! HAVE I MENTIONED I’M EXCITED!!!!?????

Anything good happening tomorrow? See above!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Do you have unlimited texting? No.

 Did you have any unread text messages when you woke up today?  Ditto. 

Last person to make you smile? My friend.

 Was this a good weekend? Sorta, yeah.

If you could move somewhere else, would you? I wouldn’t want to move to a different area, but maybe a different house.