It’s officially been a week since my last post, and considering here’s another post from me, I think we’re doing pretty good! This schedule might just work for me. It gives me all week to compile a good list of things that interest me! I must let you know, though, that the list for some weeks might be short. Simply because…my life really isn’t that eventful. Some weeks I have amazing new things going on…other weeks there’s pretty much nothing. Without further ado, I present to you my 2nd installment of “Today is Tuesday”! I hope you are having a fantastic Monday…and if you aren’t, I hope this cheers you up a little.
- I had my hair cut this week! I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but back in March, I got a perm. It was a ringlet-y type perm that quickly relaxed into really pretty curls. I have loved my perm for almost the whole time I’ve had it. The only problem is that I had two perms in one week because the first one didn’t take (I had it done at a beauty school and I’m not sure the student knew what she was doing), which makes it frizz really bad when I try to untangle it. The double perm also fried my ends, which resulted in 2 1/2 inches of dead/split/ugly ends. Hence, my haircut. Not only did they cut the dead ends off, but they thinned my extremely thick hair, and gave me a deep-cut sweeping bang. Having my hair thinned is absolutely wonderful. My hair is pretty long (before the cut, it was only 3 inches from my waist), so when I don’t want to lose *that* much length, I have it thinned and it takes so much weight off my neck. It’s utterly amazing and feels so wonderful. I actually wasn’t planning on getting a bang, but I was at the beauty school again, and the instructor wanted to play with it. Which I was pretty okay with. 😉 In conclusion, I love my hair cut. It feels and looks wonderful, and my hair is healthy again!
- The book, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas was released last Tuesday! I’ve been wanting to read this book for so long. When I first discovered it, I was ecstatic and promptly went to Amazon.com to order it, and realized that it wouldn’t be published until August 12th. I ordered it a couple days after it was released, and have been devouring it since it arrived. I have to say, it’s a lot different than I expected, but still good. 🙂
- You know the cake I said I was going to attempt to make? The one for my mom’s birthday? Well, that cake didn’t get made until this Saturday. We were super busy this past week and the first chance I had to make it was Saturday. Anyway, I made a “Death by Chocolate Cake.” The only thing I did differently in the recipe was I made the chocolate cake mix from a “Devil’s Food Cake” recipe. We didn’t have any cake mix, so I made it from scratch, but it still turned out yummy. It was more solid than I expected, but really moist…more like those sweet dessert breads you can buy from the grocery store. So it wasn’t quite cake-like, but it was still great, and my mom loved it, which is what matters most. Yes, it was a week late, but she understood.
- I have a friend who just turned 16. I’ve known her since she was 8, and we’ve had some pretty great times together. For her birthday, she was having a music-themed costume party. Everyone who went had to come dressed as one of their favorite artists. I went as Avril Lavigne. It was pretty easy for me because I had an Abbey Dawn shirt (Avril Lavigne’s fashion line), black skinny jeans, a studded belt, hightop Converse, and some gaudy jewelry. That was all pretty easy, but then came Avril’s signature mark: her raccoon eyes. I was kind of dreading that part all week. Make up is expensive, and I wasn’t exactly looking forward to wasting it. Still, it wouldn’t be Avril without it, so I proceeded to paint and powder my eyes until they were raccoon eyes. The party lasted four hours, and by the time I came home, the makeup had killed my eyes. They were extremely irritated, and I quickly removed all trace of the cosmetics. It was fun while it lasted, but I don’t think I’ll be doing raccoon eyes again anytime soon. Back at the party though, I should mention that nobody voted on my costume. I blame it on forgetting my jewelry, which would have sinched the outfit. However, I was perfectly fine with it, considering that fact that whoever won the contest had to sing a song from the artist. As much as I love music, I really, really don’t like singing in public. It would’ve been kind of nice to have at least one vote…but oh well. I still had fun. 😀
- I start my Senior year of Highschool on September 4th. I can’t believe I’m a Senior. This is amazing. Yet, I’m slightly sad when I think about the fact that this will be my last “first day of school.” I absolutely love school and learning, so I’m pretty sad that I’ll be done. I’m not sure what I’ll do after graduation, but I figure I have a whole year to figure it out, and I’m sure God will open the doors and show me what I should do. I’m not too concerned. This year is going to be crazy busy and I’m going to earn that graduation. I already have at least seven subjects I’ve planned for myself to do, plus extra electives. I don’t want to graduate with the feeling that everybody does and it’s no big deal – I want to come out of school knowing that I earned it. I’m probably going to burn myself out with all my school, but I’m looking forward to it more than anything else. This is going to be amazing.
- Before school starts, I have this summer reading list that I’m working through: (1) The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas), (2) Max (James Patterson), (3) The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield), (4) Throne of Glass (Sarah J. Maas), (5) Sense and Sensibility (Jane Austen), (6) Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Jane Austen & Ben H. Winters), (7) The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins), (8) Peace Like a River (Leif Enger), and (9) Two Thousand Leagues under the Sea (Jules Verne). I’ve read four books out of those, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to get the others read either before or during the beginning of my school year. Oh and just for the record, I created this list for myself – it wasn’t required. I love reading (I’ll gladly take a good book over a movie), and summer is my favorite time to focus on books that I don’t have time to read during the school year. Therefore, it’s only natural for me to make a list so I can make sure to read all those books. Believe me, I have like a bazillion other books on my TBR (to be read) pile, but these are my top priority.
- Picco got Batman Converse for her 17th birthday – which I really, really want. Yeah, she must feel special. 😉 However, I looked them up on Amazon, and they only come in Men’s sizes, and the smallest size is like 3 sizes too big for me. That kind of puts a damper on things, but I’ll still hunt around for them. Men’s or not, they’re amazing.
- My Essential Michael Jackson album came in! Can you guess where I bought it? Amazon. Have I mentioned I love that site? It really is an incredible album. It came in 2 discs and features 38 songs of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits. Some of my favorites are “Bad,” “Rockin’ Robin,” “Blame it on the Boogie,” “Shake Your Body Down to the Ground,” “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Black or White,” and “Heal the World.” I love watching Michael Jackson’s live performances of “Billie Jean” because he always does his famous Moonwalk, which is absolutely incredible. Nobody will ever be able to replicate it. They may come close, but Michael Jackson was one of a kind. 😉
Just look at that choreography!
- This is pretty random, but my mom has affectionately nicknamed me “The Black Mamba.” Why? you ask? Because (1) I wear black clothes a lot. What can I say? Black goes with everything and always looks nice. (2) Megamind is a family favorite of ours, and his “baddest” outfit (black and with spikes, naturally) is called the Black Mamba. Thus, my nickname. I’m very okay with it. 😉 I mostly wear black during the winter because I almost never wear pants during the summer, and I don’t have any black shorts. However, during the winter, my favorite pants are black, one of my comfiest t-shirts is black, my favorite belt is black and studded, and I’m usually cold so you’ll find me wearing my black hoodie. And I’m being completely serious when I say that I don’t do it on purpose. Many times this past winter I had no idea that I was wearing all black. However, it happened often enough that my mom dubbed me “The Black Mamba.”
- Weekly Bible Verse and Application: My family has been studying the book of Job in our family devotions for a long time. I think we’ve started it over about 3 times as a result of getting distracted with other books (such as Hebrews). However, we have finally covered almost the whole book – we finish it tonight! I just have to say, most of Job seems like a lot of complaining and false “look-at-how-sinful-you-are” reproach by Job’s friends. Kind of a big pity party. However, I absolutely LOVE the last chapters, starting in chapter 38 through the end. This is where the Lord steps in and sets them all straight. It’s pretty much amazing. Just to quote a couple verses:
- “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.” (38:4)
- “Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place…?” (38:12)
- “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail…?” (38:22)
- “Who has cleft a channel for the flood, or a way for the thunderbolt..?” (38:25)
- “Can you send forth the lightnings that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are’?” (38:35)
- “Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?” (39:19)
These are epic verses. I don’t know what it is, but I just love them. I highly recommend to pick up a Bible, turn to the back of Job, and read chapters 38 to the end (it’s only 4 chapters). After all the complaining and false reproach in the rest of the book, God rocks the stage. Yep, that’s pretty much what I’d call awesome. This technically wasn’t *A* Bible Verse, but I think it definitely works. This is one of my favorite passages in the Bible. When God appears, His creation knows Him, and trembles.
Have a great week! Any thoughts on what I wrote? Please share! I look forward to hearing from you. Lord willing, I’ll have another post for you in a week. Unless, you know, something amazing happens that requires a separate post. 😉