GUYS I DROVE ON THE FREEWAY !!!! -- lots of drivers ed stuffs || { + autumn feels}

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A U T U M N   F E E L S :
it's getting colder and much more fallish, work is slowing down because it's so cold *sniffs*, Julia and I made 92 blueberry muffins last wednesday, peppermint cocoa and warm apple cider, its raining outside, notes to study for tests, feeling like writing something, took my siblings fall pics, flipping through my bible and finding random notes I've scratched there, thinking about nano, a newly released book I've been waiting for is coming in at the library, fallish color yarn, made fudge and it actually worked, knitting to do, a thousand tabs open, baking carrot cake later today, sitting on the couch and chilling, soft blankets, reading janette okes books, christmas lights + rainy days = fall, feeling inspired

W H A T S   U P   W I T H   D R I V E R S   E D :
*blows at cobwebs* omw guys - that was a kind of an unintentional blogging break?? but I AM BACK AND ALIVE

yesterday i drove on the freeway so I REPEAT, I AM ALIVE

drivers ed + studying is legit taking SO. MUCH. TIME. I have just a week left, but that includes tests every day + the big test
my driving is going really well! with my instructor I have driven all around town (gotta love those hills and those people who park RIGHT ON THE ROAD), gone through intersections, went to a town farther away and did those turns where you don't have to stop but you are going 55mph and have people behind you and you gotta make that turn smoothly and then get back going the same speed (my teacher said I did good, though xD) also LANE CHANGES PEOPLE - scary at first, but you get used to them.

and parking. PARALLEL PARKING. My first one wasn't good (I guess I backed up too far before turning??), but the second I did all on my own and was good. xD then parking on hills, and backing into slots, AND PARKING INBETWEEN CARS IN WALMART #help

and then the freeway.


merging into it, PASSING CARS (actually not that bad. and I observed another guy do his freeway drive afterwards and he passed a semi -- my teacher said we both did really good) I didn't have to pass any semi's, but that might come up on my next drive. Then getting off and decelerating suupppeerr soooonnnn. I got on and off the highway four times and I actually didn't mind it *thumbs up*

but then I was merging into the highway and had to get my speed up really quickly and then my instructor told me to floor the gas

*cough* regardless, I actually am liking driving a lot and actually like driving on the freeway??????? btw I DROVE ALMOST ALL THE WAY HOME WITH MY DAD YESTERDAY whaaaaaa this is so weird

what's up people?? IT'S BEEN FOREVER. what's one crazy thing that's happened to you this past week?
do you call it "highway", "freeway", or, "expressway"??

SEPTEMBER IS LEGIT OVER WHAAA || lots of Ju moments = ghost peppers & poison ivy

Monday, October 02, 2017

L I F E   I N   S E P T E M B E R -
- I drove. For the first time. ever. also signed up for drivers ed and had to sign papers (GOSH SIGNING MY OWN NAME IS WEIRD)
- I worked a lot and baked excessively

- also managed to keep my room pretty clean?? for some reason cleaning my room in the evenings has been kind of therapeutic idk why but it's good xD

- school is happening. did you know that a the speed of an average raindrop is 17 mph??

- a library nerf event happened and was SO. MUCH. FUN. I volunteered again this time (I'm a member of our teen advisory board *clears throat 'cuz its totally important* basically it was nerf and running everywhere xD


- fall is here and it looks like it but it's still hot ????? OKAY WITH ME

W R I T I N G -
- lolol. I wrote this prompt for my literature does that count???????? ..I honestly haven't written since camp nano ended *cough* I have felt like writing, it's just the lack of time and need for sleep that hasn't allowed it xP xD

- I'm currently debating whether I'm going NaNo or not (TRAGIC TO EVEN BE CONSIDERING OTHERWISE, I KNOW) honestly I'm going to go with the flow, and if I am going to, it will probably end up being a figuring-out-my-book/replotting kind of nano for me. we'll see how I feel after this hectic month coming up

R A N D O M   M O M E N T S -

ju to me: so they have this thing at the library where they won't let you renew christmas books. that makes sense but it /is/ July...August...I mean, wait. it's...September
little sis: *is talking*
8 yr old bro: I don't follow...

- basically whenever I come home from work now my five yr old sis goes: "did you bring me carrots?"

- baking 180 cookies for the shares at work and made another 180 O.o

*is screwing lid on water bottle*
lid: *flings four feet across kitchen floor*
me: ...


ju: just so you know, when I look at you I see carrots 
me: .......... ????

me: would you rather go on a plane, or a boat?
five yr old sis: ummmm. weeeelllll. *hesitates* do planes have seat belts?

- when i'm at the library while ju is doing her interview: *oh I'll just do the edge part of this 1,000 piece mosaic puzzle for amusement*

ju: here. smell this rosemary and lavender 
me: no thanks - I have a cold
ju: smell it anyways!
me: no, like, I can't smell
ju: *shoves herbs in my face* don't they smell alike??
me: ......

- meeting our boss's scottish relatives THE ACCENTS ARE SO COOL THO

- ju and me =
- little sis helping bring in groceries: I can carry more than that!

- I wanna sleep on the moon tonight - julia

- ju at drive in bank deposit: IM TOO SHORT I CANT REACH 

- strung up more lights + new bedding

- the half-asleep, murmured "I love you" from my five yr old sis <33

me showing five yr old sis how to open a can
sis: so you have to damage it??

- so I drove my grandpas almost-new expensive truck LIKE WUUTTT

- julia and I going off to adult and run errands =

julia: hey look at these cool peppers. they are different--
me: uh huh *goes back to work*
and then our boss came out later and told julia to immediately go wash her hands CUZ THEY WERE GHOST PEPPERS
julia: *grabs leaf and rips it up*
me: um wasn't that poison ivy?...
julia: *pauses* NAAAHHHH

- my email has like 235 unread junk emails right now - don't ask


F A V   P O S T S -
{DREAMS AND CALLINGS PART TWO} SURRENDER - by audrey - audrey sometimes just seems to read my mind and honestly I'm sure everyone has something they are holding onto SO JUST READ THIS POST
NEW FIRST DRAFT COPIES! (+vlog) - by katie grace - her books are just so aesthetic and gorgeous and just watch the video (also realistic book dropping WE CAN ALL RELATE xD)
realm makers 2017 recap - by savannah - STILL KINDA JEALOUS it looks like it was so much fun tho xD
on reworking major elements of your novel (FEAT. LIBRARY OF LIES 3.0) - by jon - awesome post about editing/rewriting/reworking. also scroll to the bottom to read the first chapter of his book to see the difference of his reworking *nods*

S E P T E M B E R   G O A L S   C O M P L E T E D -

- paint the rocks I collected from all over on vacation - OHMYGOSH I FORGOT ABOUT THOSE. yeah, still wanna do that XD

organize life with school, work and other activities - I actually think I did pretty well with it - I'm waayyy less stressed than I used to be *thumbs up*

- make seafoam again - I just got the stuff to make three musketeer bars again so I'll probably be doing that instead haha xD

- write, or not - whatever life allows. WELL I TOTALLY ACCOMPLISHED THIS ONE I wrote nothing this month but that's okay *crosses fingers about nano* we'll see what works with that XD

W H A T S   U P   O C T O B E R   /   G O A L S -
  • work is possibly ending in the mid/late area of this month (but will still be going on when I'm doing drivers ed - HOPEFULLY THERE SHALL BE TIME FOR SLEEP) xD
  • but I also have school going
  • and three weeks of drivers ed which consists of: driving with teacher, class time, tests, and getting to observe the driving of other hopefully other careful teens - BRING IT ON *cough cough*
  • sleeping will hopefully happen (I am a person who sets bed time if it's a work day and must be in bed by that time jsyk - just ask Julia xP XD)
  • preparing for fall - BRING OUT THE HOODIES AND COCOA PEOPLE (*am still mourning the loss of summer tho* xP)
  • maybe some nano preparations?? hopefully
  • and possibly even a fall festival I might be doing with my sisters - if I get the time to get some stuff made for it that is xD

G O A L S -
- do some reading?? I honestly don't think I finished one single book this month AND GOSH THE LIBRARY TOOK BACK THE BOOKS I WANTED TO READ *is pouting*

- I was reading my journal the other day and came across my New Years resolutions for 2017. One was "Get over my fears and do drivers ed" lolol so that's my goal for this month XD

- get back into taking more photos with my camera - it's really been different this month, I barely have time to get the stuff I want to get done let alone do my hobby stuff. somehow I'm not stressed about it tho?? like, at all? 
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so I'm not gonna set too many goals for myself. basically just live life and not go mad with the busy-ness. I MEAN ITS GONNA BE NUTS BUT ITS OKAY.

so teens are supposed to get 7-9 hrs of sleep like lol - do you??
what's up with you?? what's something you are looking forward to this month?

{GUYS HELP I'M DRIVING LIKE WHAT EVEN} || baking 360 cookies + drivers ed coming up

Sunday, September 24, 2017

GUYS LOOK. THE SARAH IS DRIVING LIKE WHAAAAAA -- remember in my last post when I said some new/exciting/scary thing was happening?? basically --

^^ when I told my friend she sent me this and like wow isn't just she so kind

I've done a bit of getting-the-feel driving in parking lots and dirt roads. my grandpa took me in his truck today and I hopped in the front and he goes "okay now back up" and i'm like:
 -- but I did it and it wasn't too bad and he said I did good, so xD

so lots of random things have been happening lately and GOSH IT'S BEEN SO BUSY -- this Saturday I actually had some time and it was weird and I actually felt bored?? #soweird

  • I went to another nerf event the other day (Julia isn't allowed anymore 'cuz she GREW UP *gasps* + and it's weird to see her working there?? XD).
  • my friends and I volunteered for the event and then made a blockade in the kids area to protect ourselves from flying nerf
  • #itwasepicness
  • it's supposed to be fall but it's like 91 degrees
  • ????????
  • ??????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • but I love summer so I'M NOT COMPLAINING
  • school takes forever but I love my science and did you know that the record coldest weather is  -129 degrees??? THATS LIKE, SO COLD
  • drivers ed starts in a little over a week
^^ basically me dealing with it all
  • (aka please refrain and don't tell me all your scary driving/drivers ed stories -- like, just tell me the good stuff...OR LIE OR SOMETHING xPP) 
  • I haven't written in F O R E V E RRRRR
  • Ju and I have baked arrouunnddd 360 cookies this month for work - not even joking
basically if you guys could pray that drivers ed will go good for me?? I'm feeling moreish confident about it but there are three weeks of class and tests and parallel parking to learn and basically it's like you pick this human or are given someone (and pray they are a cautious being) AND THEN YOU WATCH THEM DRIVE and 6 drive times with the teacher, including highway -- and --
basically, PRAY I SURVIVE OKAY *clears throat* as julia says "IT'LL BE OKAAAYYYY" lolol but yes, SIGNING OFF -- I'm going off to swim in our pool while this hot weather lasts SEE YA 

have you done drivers ed?? if so, give me your 3 top driving tips!!
what's up with you?? CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S FALL? like, WUT

P R A Y E R -- why does it have to be so complex?? {IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE}

Sunday, September 17, 2017

p r a y e r 

so is it this thing where someone asks for prayers for something and you go "aww, totally praying for you!!" ... and then don't really? bc I mean, we all know that saying and doing are two completely different things and does saying you'll pray really count as prayer??...

prayer is real. so utterly real. prayers are talking to God. we can legit TALK to the One who created us!!!!! LEGIT GUYS -- before Jesus came, people couldn't talk to Him the way we can now. When He died on that cross for us, that veil of separating split!!

so...why do we treat it as if its nothing special?

then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me and I will listen to you - jeremiah 29:12

praying isn't rocket science. it can be, if you make it that way, but, honestly, it isn't. it's just talking with God. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. we talk with people all the time, why should it be so different??
when you pray, you don't always have to be jabbering on trying to fill "silence" or not be "boring" to God bc sometimes...silence is better.

and when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words - matthew 6:7

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L I S T E N I N G -

JUST LISTEN GUYS!! Listen to God --

I'll admit, prayers have always been hard for me. I've often been frustrated with myself -- like, how do you even begin to talk to the One who created you?? like, HE ALREADY KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT ME so what do you even SAY??

but guys, it's pretty simple. there ARENT rules. like I said, it's just talking. talking with God like you would a with a friend 'cuz...He is our best friend!

so my prayers have been turning into "talks" more and just plain sporadicness. I tell Him about my day, the good and bad, even though I'm sure He already knows all about it, I tell Him about stuff I'm worried about -
stuff like that. but...I can /feel/ the realness more -- I find myself sporadically talking with Him throughout the day and just...thanking Him for random things. maybe prayers and talking are the same thing, or maybe they aren't - idk, but it feels more real for me when I just talk

He's here guys, with us at all times -- Just talk with Him. I mean, He's a great listener for a stressed human like me and will even take it all away if you ask Him to (even countless times after I keep taking it back again :P)
take a few minutes and just REFOCUS. Talk with Jesus. Tell Him what's up in your life. He's there listening, trust me.

basically, I wrote this post because it's something I've really been feeling lately. time is SHORT people. SO very short -- and I feel like I've just been so busy lately, and I'm just trying to make sure I don't let busyness overtake Jesus and everything else that's really important in my life bc honestly, it's not worth the trade

p.s. TOTALLY OFF TOPIC HERE - but did you know they are making a new version of the Magic School bus and putting it on netflix on the 22nd LIKE WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE

 as I said, life has been so busy and a new thing may be added to it thats excited/scary so I'm trying not to take the stress back again so if you guys 
could just pray for me that'd be so awesome <33
so what can I pray for you for?? something specific, or generic?

hello there fellow human. i'm sarah - the introverted extrovert. just a teenage girl who apparently likes to embarrass herself {as you will see here}

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