My New Hair Cut

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Yesterday, I got my hair cut, and asked the beautician to cut off a ponytail for me to donate to Locks of Love. The bottom picture is of the hair that I am donating.

The other pictures are of my new hair cut. I haven’t had short hair in a long time, but I absolutely love it. It’s easier to manage, and there are no split ends to deal with.

I don’t like getting hair cuts, and prefer long hair, but I will get a cut, if I can donate to organizations like Locks of Love. They do amazing work, and I am happy to donate to them. If you want more information on Locks of Love, here is their website: http://locksoflove.org/

After my hair cut, I went to Caribou Coffee for a treat. I got a hot chocolate and an apple cinnamon yogurt parfait. Caribou Coffee is one of my favorite places, and I got a gift card from there for Christmas. So, since I was in the area, I decided to go there.

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.

 

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2013 New Year’s Resolutions

2013 is only a few days away, and I have already started thinking about things I want to during the year. Here is what I have come up with so far.

  • Do one thing either once a week or once a month to get myself out of my shell.
  • Read 2 t0 3 books a month.
  • Take spring classes (which I am actually signed up for…yay!!).
  • Take fall classes.
  • Clean room up and keep it clean.
  • Paint bedroom walls.
  • Donate/get rid of stuff I don’t want/need anymore.
  • Apply for jobs until I get hired.
  • Write up to 30 minutes a day.
  • Donate to Locks of Love.
  • Bake something once a week.
  • Get A’s and B’s in my classes.
  • Get my license.

Has anyone else made any New Year’s Resolutions? Have you every kept them? I don’t think I have kept any of mine, yet I keep making them every year.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Year!

Merry Christmas!!

For those who celebrate, merry Christmas! I hope it is filled with joy, peace, and enjoyment!

Yesterday, my dad and I went to my sister’s house to celebrate. My brothers had to work, so they couldn’t come (I think they should have gotten the day off). My niece and nephew absolutely loved their presents, which was great.

We decorated some Christmas cookies (stockings, snowmen, gingerbread men, and candy canes), which I absolutely love doing. I am an avid baker, so baking and decorating cookies are right up my alley.

My sister and brother-in-law made a dinner of tortellini (my favorite pasta!), sauerkraut, rolls, and pork. It was a really good dinner. We opened presents afterwards. I got a DVD (the second Anne of Green Gables DVD), and a Caribou Coffee gift card.

My niece and nephew played with their presents after opening them. I had fun.

When we got home, my dad, brothers and I opened up some more presents while watching A Christmas Story, which is one of my favorite holiday movies.

I got the second and third Hunger Games books, the Hunger Games cookbook (yes, there is such a thing), a gift card to Barnes and Noble, some Ghirardelli and Godiva chocolate, The Hunger Games DVD, Breaking Dawn Part 1 DVD, and a CD by Jonathan Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli (they were finalists on Britain’s Got Talent).

I didn’t get everything on my list, but that’s fine with me. I’m happy with what I got. Yesterday was a great day, spent with the ones I love.

Today, my dad and I went to our church’s Christmas mass. It was really nice. I found out afterwards that one of the volunteers from the library goes to the same church I do, which is awesome (I volunteer at the library, and the people I volunteer with are really nice people).

When we got home, my dad saw that I got a Christmas present from a neighbor family I am friends with. They gave me some Ghirardelli chocolate (yep, more chocolate!), a Christmas mug with a snowman on it, bath stuff, and a couple combs and a brush. These things will definitely be getting some use in the future.

Either this week, or next week, I am planning on getting a haircut, and donate some hair to Locks of Love. If you aren’t familiar with them, Locks of Love makes wigs out of donated hair, for children with serious illnesses, who lose their hair.

I absolutely love organizations like Locks of Love. They make people feel good about themselves, when they are sick. It is so amazing what they do. I donated hair once, about 4 or 5 years ago. My hair grows fast, which I like.

Even though I love long hair, and don’t like getting hair cuts, I would get a hair cut if I can donate to organizations like this.

Well, that is all for now. I hope you have a wonderful, blessed holiday season!!

Hobbits, Volunteering, and Holiday Fun

I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays this season! I am, which is good, considering the last couple weren’t that great.

On Wednesday, I went to see The Hobbit with one of my brothers. It was awesome!! If you like/love the Lord of the Rings series, you will like/love The Hobbit.

I also made the dough for sugar cookies. The recipe I called for was for 2 dozen cookies, but I was planning on giving some to some of the people I deliver library stuff to, as well as giving some to friends and family, so I decided to double the recipe, since two dozen isn’t enough.

Yesterday, I baked the cookies (into holiday shapes) while watching a movie (Eclipse). It took me a couple hours to bake it all, but it was worth it. I LOVE baking, so I don’t mind how long it took to make the cookies.

Today, I volunteered at the library, delivering library materials to those who can’t come to the library. One of the people I deliver to gave me a bar of chocolate from Trader Joe’s (it is really good chocolate!), and another gave me a couple dollars, because I was delivering in the cold weather.

This is why I volunteer. People really do appreciate what we do, and we don’t go unnoticed. I have been doing this for just about eight months (it will be eight months next Friday). I really enjoy what I do, and the people I volunteer with are really nice, which makes it all the more enjoyable.

On Monday, I am going to my sister’s to celebrate Christmas. We are going to have a Christmas dinner, and then open presents. I love seeing her and her family (she is married, with two children, a boy and a girl).

On Tuesday, my dad is making a Christmas dinner, and then we are going to open more presents.

So, all in all, this holiday is good so far. I am happy, and that is awesome!

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and a safe one too. Don’t focus too much on the presents, but on time spent with loved ones. And remember the real reason for the season!

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.

My Five Favorite Things About Christmas

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season, and not stressing too much about presents and travel and all that. Here are my five favorite things about Christmas, that I thought I would share with everyone.

  • Spending time with friends and family.
  • Hot chocolate
  • my church’s holiday mass
  • presents.
  • Christmas music.

Have a wonderful holiday season!!

Angels of God

Taken before your time

By a senseless act of violence

Shot at school by a gunman

Innocent lives taken

By a troubled man

Family, Friends, Classmates, Community, Nation

All shocked

Hurting

Mourning

Life will never be the same

For those affected by this tragedy

Our hearts and prayers go out

To those of Newtown, Connecticut

wonder why something like this

Would ever happen

Especially at a school

But we may never know the answer

But we do know

That those who were killed by this man

Are now angels of God

Living in Heaven

We all will move on stronger than ever

And we will never forget what happen

Nor will we forget the children and adults

That are now in Heaven

So Sad

I found out today that there was a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Around 10 or so children were among those killed.

Here is the story, if you would like to read more about it. Please pray for those affected by this horrific incident.

I don’t understand why someone would do such a thing. Especially to children. None of these victims derserve what happened. It saddens me that there are still people like this.

I will definitely be praying for the victims.