Saturday, November 21, 2009


I woke up today at 7:29, on my own, WITHOUT an annoying alarm clock going off at 6:00.
...So it's actually set on Al Green...and that's kind of fun...but still. ;) (thankful for Saturdays.)

anyway, the main point:

I am thankful for those first moments in the morning, when you wake up on your own.
The sun is streaming through the windows, you're listening to the gentle whir of the fan, lying there all cozy and warm in your bed, but the tip of your nose is chilly.

I have found that it's in this peaceful time, (if undisturbed) that some of my best thinking is done. Best prayer time, and best solution finding time. It's incredible.

good morning, and happy thanksgiving week!

Friday, November 20, 2009

My Dearest Friends

I am passionately thankful for my friends.

Young and old.
Relatives and pretend relatives.
I'm thankful for friends that tell you how something you did changed their day, or made them feel warm and happy inside. I'm thankful for friends that make you feel all warm and happy inside. I'm thankful for friends that make you cry.
but cry with you.

I'm SO thankful,
for these PEOPLE.

aah!! Thank you, Lord.

It makes the struggles of this life infinitely easier.
It's why we drive miles and miles to church meetings and singing schools as often as we can, even though gas is expensive and there's tons of stuff we should be doing at home.
All so we can worship, and grow, and learn to praise God in song with kindred spirits:
This crazy group of kids trying to be an example of the believers.*

So we can hold one another up.

So we can be together.

For all of you that I've been a terrible friend to, and completely neglected over the past months or even years, I'm sorry.

I love you All, and thank YOU for your love and friendship.

Thank you girls, for being sincere, loving, and comforting. Thank you for being beautiful, elegant, and modest. Intelligent and wise. Crazy and fun. Helpful and kind, always. Thank you for being understanding, forgiving, and loyal.

Thank you gentlemen, for always being gentlemen even when the world tells you it's archaic, wimpy, and cliche. Thank you for being respectful, humble, and Godly. Thanks for being bold and courageous. Thanks for being hilarious ALL the time. Thank you for all being crazy handsome and fun. ;)

"You may value the friendships of youth and of age,
And select for my comrades the noble and sage;
But the friends that most cheer me on life's rugged road
Are the friends of my Master-the children of God."
-House of the Lord, vs. 3

Because I haven't said it enough,
I'm thankful for you.

* "...In word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

This Evening

I took a walk and saw an angel in the clouds. Glory.

The Scientist played the moment i walked back into my room. Thanks, Coldplay.

I'm thankful for the little blessings.

Thanksgiving is one week away. Let the countdown begin!

What are you thankful for?

Monday, November 9, 2009

"City of Black & White"

My First go with a film camera set on manual. These were my favorites.

Darn the computer for making them extra blurry, but i kinda like it.
(a few of them turned out a little blurry to start with) ;)

My goal for next time is to get more contrast. help?? (que Maggie.)

I love black and white film, don't you?

(The Coldplay one might be my favorite favorite even though it really is blurry.)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"I'm not a real girl. I'm just Mary-John"

I'm tired. I'm sleepy. I'm tired of seeing this country go to pot. Let's do something about it. no, really. it's time.

I've been rude to my family lately.

I haven't shaved my legs in days...

I haven't taken off this nail polish...and i hate and abhor chipped fingernail polish.

There are people in our country trying to use our tax dollars to pay for the killing of our babies.

Sometimes I wish Facebook would disappear. Just run away...explore a new life, taking over some other society. (yet, who happens to be logged in right this minute??)

I'm not behind in school...yet. Tomorrow- Defensive driving course with Whitney. all day. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday- Working at Christmas Village. gag.

Senior Pictures: another thing still on the checklist.

Guess which teeth are still in my mouth and shouldn't be? ...oh wise ones...

How come I NEVER get to the rest of the stuff on my To Do list?

I feel like NOTHING I do am I doing a complete and thorough job, to the best of my abilities. I feel rushed in everything.

I'm feeling overwhelmed. I don't want to just get-by. Will I ever get to things like painting my closet doors and working on my stories from years ago? Finish every single piece of art work that i never finished? (there are many.)

What things could i accomplish if I managed my time more wisely? I don't want my life to fly by... and me think oneday...but there were so many things i never did. I never accomplished anything! because i was... lazy??

But it's alright.

I'm NOT behind in school.

I have a home and a family. that's all that matters.

My desire to get in the Word increases daily. I love how the more you read, the more you truly want to.

Thank you Lord for apologies. and forgiveness.

I am thankful for nail polish.

I can be happy now.