Sunday, April 24, 2011

Because He Lives....

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

Thank you for conquering death, Lord Jesus!
Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Numero Cien

Apparently, this post is significantly substantial.

Not because this was posted on April 13, 2011 (a very fine day, I must say). Not because the title is in Spanish (which is, by the way, totally awesome). Not because it was posted by yours truly (significant as this reason may be). No, this post is special because it is officially my 100th post.

By now, many of my readers have by far surpassed their 100th posts, and for them, this might seem like a trivial accomplishment. However, for the author of a blog which has been much neglected, this is huge. The very moment that I hover my mouse over the "Publish Post" button and apply a slight force with my right index finger, I will have clicked that button for the one hundredth time. Oh, the exhilaration.

In honor of this significantly substantial occasion, there are some things I will NOT do.

First, I will not aimlessly ramble on like a sophisticated idiot who redundantly says things twice and appears to know what she's talking about but really has no idea whatsoever and therefore she completely bores her readers or either slightly amuses them with her complete ridiculousness and absurdity.

Second, I will not make an atrocious list of one hundred facts about myself (as many are accustomed to doing on their one hundredth posts). If anyone ever reads one hundred facts about any one person, they either have way too much time on their hands or they're stalkers. (If you have ever read one hundred facts about someone, please say that it is because of the first option.) Plus, I doubt in my ability to come up with one hundred facts about myself.

Those, my friends, are the things I will not do in this post. However, there is something that I WILL do in this post.

(Yes, I am a firm believer in productivity.)

In honor of my great accomplishment of reaching my 100th post, I will be greatly accomplishing my very first giveaway! The object of this giveaway will be these beautiful, intricately hand-crafted earrings. (Okay, they weren't that hard to make.)

It's nothing huge compared to the hugeness of the occasion of this post, but I've been wanting to do a "give-away" for a while now. So... Ta-da!

P.S. - The earring part is made of nickel-free metal

P.P.S. - I sincerely apologize to any males out there whose expectations of a "cool" giveaway were utterly dashed. Please feel free to enter the giveaway anyway, and if you happen to win, you may in turn give them away to somebody who would be more likely to enjoy them

P.P.P.S. - To enter, you must do these 3 1/2 things:

     1} Leave a comment on this post.

     2} In your comment, suggest one of your favorite books that you think I should read. (Preferably, suggest a book other than the ones I have listed in my "Faves" page.)

     3} This give-away ends on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

     3 1/2} You don't have to be a follower of my blog, but as I'll be announcing the winner on here, it's probably a good idea.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's almost here!

Spring is just around the corner!

Disclaimer: Yes, technically, spring is already here and it's summer that's just around the corner, but then that would be no fun at all because how can you make a funny, cheesy picture with the idea of "summer" and "corner" and it still make sense and be funny and cheesy all at the same time? So, for the sake of my post, let's just pretend that spring really is around the corner, okay? Thank you for understanding.

Friday, April 1, 2011


I don't know. Where have you been? Anyway, here's where I've been:

Buried in books, school, papers, school, homework, and school...

In Kansas City for a regional Bible quiz competition...

Then, in Chicago for the national Bible quiz competition...
(BTW my teammates and I placed 9th!!!)

Practicing my Chopin piece (Nocturne in E minor) for State competition...


Playing tennis on a local homeschool tennis team...
(My doubles partner and I placed 3rd out of 8 teams in a recent tournament!)

And finally, preparing for TeenPact! I'm going this next week, in fact!

Busy school year? Yes.
Was it worth it? Absolutely!
Do I want to do it all again? Noooooo.