Sunday, May 25, 2008


Well, my mom, dad and I finished off the chocolatey goodness and icecream. It was very good. :) Right now we, me and my mom, mainly her, are watching Iron Chef America. I remember the first time I saw that. I was at my friends house in... 5th grade? and it was on. They were serving duck. I didn't watch that show for years after that. haha, it grossed me out.
Ugh! I keep trying to kill this gnat and i won't die!! No worries, it's dead now. :) Speaking of dead...
For our summer reading we have 7 short stories and another book. Well, miraculously, I have already started on the short stories. The first one was about Satanism and the second, killing someone. I was like, "Oh, this isn't depressing at all." *insert sarcasm here* Well, the first one was by Nathaniel Hawthorne and the second by Edgar Allen Poe. Makes more sense now, huh? Well, when I finished the 2nd one my brother came in saying, "Leah, I cut myself."
Me: With what?
Andrew: Scissors.
Me: Nice.
*he's gripping his finger*
Andrew: can you help me get this open (has bandaids in it)
Me: Yea.
So, I open it and he lets go of his finger and there is blood EVERYWHERE. All over his hurt and and the other one. It was EVERYWHERE.
Me: Ew, go wash that off.
*I remain calm outside AND in*
Well, now there is blood all over my dad's sink and later, we realized, a tiny drop on the floor. (Don't worry, we got it up. :)) So, we're about to put the bandaid on, but this cut no larger in a millimeter in length is bleeding EVERYWHERE. It was insane. So, we tried to put and bandaid with neosporin, but he bled through that too. So, we put a gauze pad on it until it stopped perfusely bleeding. Then we were FINALLY able to put a bandaid on. After that, we cleaned up my dad's sink, the blood on the floor, etc. and it looked as if we'd never been there!! (Right mommy?) I told him he should be happy I had just finished reading about Satanism and killing, this seemed like NOTHING! haha.
So, I think that's enough gross stories for the day. What do you think?

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Graduation '08

What a bittersweet time. I am excited for the seniors, just as many of them are about starting the rest of their lives. They can go to college, get married and get jobs, have kids, etc. But it's also a sad time because I'm to miss the PCA class of '08 so much. They have made such an extrordinary impact on my life. Two of them in particular I cannot thank enough for how they've impacted me. Graduation today was fun. They were so excited. And although I did shed some tears, I am also so happy for them. As I watched them graduate I was reminded that the rising senior class will also be graduating the next year and I'm fairly close to some of them as well. And then just in 2 years a whole lot of my friends will graduate, including my best friend. And as I watch those people come and go, then it will be my turn. Funny, the things I try to hide from catch up with me faster than the things I look forward to. But is that not the case with most things?
I love you class of '08!!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Until next semester...
But for now I can rejoice in knowing that I don't have to take another exam until DECEMBER!! and then May! and then 2 more times after that for each... That's not a long time. hm.
Anywho, I AM excited about exams being over (obviously), but I actually like school. (Is that weird? Good.) What am I gunna do between here and choir tour except get surgical hooks? (Don't ask, I don't really know what they are either.) Update blog, sulk about having to have surgery, practice instruments, watch movies, facebook, write, read, facebook, update blog, sulk, write, facebook. Hmmm.. I'm noticing a pattern. Maybe I won't be as bored as I thought. That's good.
Oh, surprising thing: the SPANISH exam was harder than the ENGLISH exam. That may seem right to you because I supposedly speak English (my family may disagree), but Spanish is soooo much easier. Normally I get straight A's in that class. I'm (hopefully) barely pulling out an A in English. But I guess it was a good thing that the English exam was easy. Seeing as I have an 87 (and I get 2 extra points for honors, so really 89) in English, I NEED that one to be easy to get an A! But in Spanish I have a 96, so I think I'm okay in that class. haha. Well, I want chocolatey goodness.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jaw Surgery

Well, we now have a surgery date. June 21st at 7:30am. I'm not looking forward to this. I was reading another girls blog (ironically, her name was also Leah) who had the same surgery 5 DAYS AGO. So, reading hers is helpful. She says she remembers being afraid to go into surgery even when they first put the drug in to knock her out. Then the next thing she remembers is waking up being asked questions and asking questions. Next, being rolled down the hall and other bits and pieces of information. She said the swelling was pretty big (there are pics) and the pain wasn't to bad. But the first day she threw up blood twice. So, that's how she is right now. I'm going to continue to monitor her blog as the weeks go by...
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Goo-y, Chocolatey goodness

Yum, I made brownies yesterday. (aka mixed oil, water, eggs and the brownie mix...) Oh yes, they were amazing. I put icecream on top of mine. It was still hot and you could smell them even before they were done. I bit into one and it tasted like biting into heaven. The chocolate melted in my mouth and so did the icecream. Yummyyy...
But now I am back to reality and instead, I am biting into exams. Those don't taste quite as good as brownies... Hm, well, Math exam was EXCELLENT, Bible exam was extremely easy, but I can't say that I think I made an A. That doesn't really matter anyway because I have a 98 in the class. :) Uhh.... Biology exam... Yeah, I have to make a 75 to keep my A, I think I did that but it was LONG and maybe 1/2 of it was on the study guide. It was 177 questions long with 2 charts and a diagram. It wasn't necessarily hard, just LONG. But I have enjoyed Science this year, which is a change for me. Overall, My freshman year has been pretty good!!
I want my chocolatey goodness....

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Me and today

It was suggested to me to introduce myself. I'm not good at this. haha. Uhhh... Hi, I'm Leah and I'm a chocoholic... I'm also a writer (of devotions and fiction), musician (oboe), and I love school (math, english, pretty much everything). I have serious dental issues. I'm gunna have jaw surgery this summer where they will cut my jaw, pull it about 1 cm forward, screw it in place and allow the 2 pieces to grow back together in a period of about 6 weeks. I'm also missing 1/2 my teeth and I'm not exaggerating. Other things, I am NOT athletic, I'm an excellent secret keeper and I think I may want to go into the ministry. Yeah, I don't know what else to say....

Today: I got a haircut! Wahoo, no more split ends... for now. Soon I will have pink highlights in my hair. I'm pretty excited about that. :D I told one of my friends and her family and they were said, "Umm... okay" very awkwardly (is that a word??). It was quite funny. Ugh, but I believe I must study for finals soon. :( 3 more days, 3 more days, 3 more days... (3 more 1/2 days so it's kinda like 1 1/2 days...)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Simple Things

Sometimes I find myself getting completely consumed with the complex things of our world: fashion, style, movies and more. Those things can be fun and exciting in appropriate amounts, but the best things are the simple things. In this insane world we live in, it is good to know that I can trust in God even in tough times. When I feel the world and it's changing complexities is going to eat me alive, I know I can always go back to God and the simple unchanging things in my life. When all else fails, God is there and so are his simple gifts: friends, family, flowers, and the beautiful things of this world that He created. I am not one to like or accept change easily, but getting back to the simple things helps the changes go by smoother even in the roughest of times.