Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break!....around the house

So while all my friends are here and there in different parts of the country, celebrating their week off, I am at home pretty much all week. Such is the punishment for getting in a wreck that costs your parents a couple thousand dollars. I've known since October that I wasn't going to get to go anywhere for Spring Break, but I guess I just never realized the full extent of that. Not only am I still here but because all my friends are gone, I can't call anyone up to go hangout. The only company I have had besides my parents is my boyfriend and a couple of his guy friends. Its fun to joke around with them but I can't wait for my girl-friends to get back ha ha.

The weather is also making this Spring Break difficult. Its warm and sunshiny for an afternoon and then rainy by that night. Its supposed to snow this weekend! The forecast is a roller coaster of precipitation and cold and warm and sunny. Today it was raining really hard but it had stopped storming so my boyfriend and I took the four-wheeler out and attempted to go mudding. We made it about ten minutes in the cold rain before we decided that it wasn't the best idea.

Though this Spring Break hasn't exactly been amazing, I am thankful for the time off of school and the extra time it gives me to write scholarship stuff. I can't believe I have less than two months until graduation. I probably won't see half my classmates again after graduation night. I'm making myself a slideshow/movie thing of my senior year. Already it's mind boggling to think about all the awesome things that happened this year. I thank God for every moment of this dream year, even for the parts that seemed more like nightmares. I have grown up a lot this year and the good times and the hard times were the cause of that.

I just hope I have grown up enough to go to college on my own in the fall. I know I won't be completely alone, but I won't be living with family anymore. Just the thought of that is weird to me. I've always seen where I'm going to college as a kind of second hometown, but is it really home if your family isn't there? I know my brother will probably still be living in a house right next to campus but it's not the same. I will be sharing a room with someone I won't even know for the first few weeks, and a bathroom with a dozen girls I don't know. I'm excited to make new friends but there is a difference between making new friends and being forced to make friends.

And what becomes of my old friends? Of my close friends, none of us are going to the same college. And what about Coady and me? I mean supposing our relationship lasts through the summer, then what? I just keep thinking what a big life change college is and it just feels like I am beginning a whole new life. But then again, it can't be that difficult to deal with. Millions of teens do it every year. The more I think the more I realize how easily things change with time. Then again, I overthink a lot.

So while this post started out as a Spring Break complaint, as always my thoughts turned to college. Next Spring Break I won't be left home, I'll be coming home for a week.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Whoa! time goes by!!!

So I thought I would get another post up here since I haven't for like two and a half weeks! I had no idea it had been that long! So much exciting things going on.....I'll try to just sum it all up in a top ten list.

1. Brandi and Chaselyn came to Arkansas for the week
2. Basketball Girls Win State Championship! Congrats Lady Tigers!
3. Baseball, Softball all the time now
4. Scholarship season wrapping up....working to meet deadlines!
5. Proms coming soon...mostly ready : )
6. Spring Break '09 starts tomorrow!
7. Dance tryouts in two weeks
8. Recieved a partial scholarship to my top school :)
9. Graduation in two months
10. Senior Pictures next weekend with Jim

So much to do, so little time to do it. I don't know what I am going to do once summer gets here. I will have to find something else to keep me busy. Surely with the All-Star games, orientation, vacation, and family time I'll stay entertained : )

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Oh the snow!

Whew! Yesterday can be described in one word: rushed. Before the wedding and during the reception, Laura, Randa, and I were running around constantly working starting at 11. It was freezing outside, and actually started snowing! We all had dresses on so we were shaking cold. We had to clear plates and make sure the food didn't get too low at the reception. The wedding was so pretty and the reception so cute, but I was tired when we finally left at 6:30. My day wasn't done though. I still had a basketball game.

Because of the wedding, we missed all but the very end of the girls game :(. We got to watch all of the boys game and perform our last halftime performance at Charleston. It's sad that I won't get to dance there anymore, but I knew that it had to end sometime. At least I have the All Star games in June. A lot of Charleston fans, some I didn't even really know, came up to me after the game and told me how much they had enjoyed watching us dance this year. That's what got to me the most. This year, even though the team was REALLY small, we had some of the most talented dancers that the school has had. All of us wanted to be out there performing. Sometimes we didn't like the dance we were doing, but we put on a smile and did it anyways.

Mom and I were going to go to the Razorback baseball game but a few minutes after we were on the road, my brother called to tell us it was canceled. Apparently, the dusting of snow we got yesterday, left three inches a little farther north. With the snow and the weather still being frigid, they decided not to play. Almost makes you feel bad for the other team who rode on a bus to play a three game weekend series and only got to play Friday night.

Tomorrow, hopefully, I'll hear on my scholarship to the U of A. The past couple days we haven't had any mail at all. Everyday that there isn't a letter, I get more and more nervous. It's hard to wait a few days for something you've wanted for so long.

I guess patience is a virtue I don't have.