Monday, January 16, 2012

House Lounge & Party Animals

Today is January sixteenth and my New Year's resolutions aren't exactly working out. I pretty much set myself up for failure with those. At this very moment I am staring at my empty doorway. That's right. I have no door to my room. Kids, this is what happens when you don't keep your New Year's resolutions.

For the past week and a half, my room has become the house 'lounge'. Everyone comes and goes and there is no privacy at all. I can't even do my homework in peace. Actually, I don't even know the meaning of the word peace. Someone please explain. Not that there is anything wrong with the new lounge. At least it is semi-clean.

After having four teenage girls in the house this weekend, I am pooped. We are a lot of work. I have some animals for best friends. Party animals that is. Except we know that partying consists of making our own pizza and watching the Miss American Pageant. Miss North Carolina should have one by the way. And I am not just saying that because she is my cousin.

As my head falls and my eyes roll back, I am reminded of who my true friend is: Sleep. Oh how I miss it! Sleep is calling my name and this rug is looking more and more comfortable. (Now please do not think I have a rug for a bed; it is just laying there all fluffy and soft looking.)

If I have taught you anything today let it be this: do not take your door for granted.

Happy Reading!

Long Weekends

I define weekend as a break from the stress and business of the week; however, my teachers define weekends as a period of time in which they can load us with all sorts of homework and expect it to get done. They especially love the long weekends like this one! They have no concept of the word 'break'.

I probably had fifty kajillion things to do this weekend. Now did they all get done? No. I had to put school on the back-burner this weekend because my best friend was down from Virginia. I can't miss an opportunity to spend time with her while I can. It was extremely hard this past August when she had to move. You know you are close friends when her mom can discipline you just like her own daughter. Ever since they moved I have been stressed and no fun.

Stress. What a word. In fact, it is the ONLY word that describes me right now. I am counting down the days until May when I can take my final exams and be done with sophomore year. I swear it has been the hardest year of my life so far. The sad part is that I am only halfway done. The Digital Disrupter has worn of on my cell phone too because it is just another reminder of a school day, which I hate. Don't get me wrong, I love that I am getting a great education and that I can be what I want to when I get older. I just feel rushed to get there.

I should probably set the alarm now so I even have a chance of waking up on time in the morning. Teachers, I apologize if I am not able to stay awake in class tomorrow. I had some partying to so this weekend.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

School & Sugar Plums

Last week was the dreaded first week back to school after winter break. Actually, dreaded is an understatement. For me, school means waking up at five a.m., five hours of homework, and a fifty-five pound book bag. Seriously. School is not a stroll in the park anymore. I guess it can't be as you get closer and closer to college.

I finally had to get rid of my alarm clock, which I have named the Digital Disrupter. The sound sends chills up my spine every morning and reminds what I have a ahead of me. Instead, I started using my phone as an alarm with an alternate, cheery sound; I am much more likely to wake up when some woman is singing me good morning, which is exactly what it does. Honestly, I am surprised I can even hear my alarm. I wake up late a lot of days because I do not hear it. Let's put it this way: if a truck were to run into the side of our house in the middle of the night, I would probably sleep through it. Crazy, right?

Sleep is overrated. I would much rather stay up into the wee hours of the morning doing homework then lie in my cozy bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in my head. Just kidding. Are sugar plums even real things?

Happy Reading!

Monday, January 2, 2012

So Far, So Good...

Hooray! It's 2012! To kick off the new year, I decided to make two New Years resolutions. I can't remember a time when I have ever made a resolution, much less kept one.

1. Organization, Baby! I pledge to organize my room and all that is in it AND keep it that way.
2. Keep resolution number one.

I am very prone to messes; they seem to follow me around like puppies. Nevertheless, I am going to try harder than I have ever tried before to keep this room organized! To start my resolution, I spent the day today planning and even starting to organize some of my belongings. I realized that I have more to do than I ever imagined. I do not use half the stuff in my room and it is cluttered. I will have to fix all this. My goal is to get everything completely organized before February gets here. Also, while I am at it, I want to rearrange the furniture to give my room a new look. This year is going to be a fresh start. And a great start at that.

Well, it is January second and I can see my floor. So far, so good.