Tuesday, August 31, 2010


So, school has been in session for almost a week and a half. I think it's about time I elaborated on my classes. I've a pretty good idea of whether or not I like them, so here it is.
First period I am a TA for THE best teacher on campus. This is by far my favorite class of the day.
Second period is Spanish 4 AP. Sounds tough, but honestly I'm willing to put in the work. I love foreign language.
Third period is British Literature AP. I'm a little bit worried about this class. I like the teacher, and I love to read, but the Old English stuff is frightening. No wonder I dislike the English language.
Fourth period is AP Psychology. I thought I would like this class more because I like the teacher, but so far it's pretty boring. It will get better, but I'm used to a different class style. (In case you haven't noticed, I'm not super adaptable.)
Fifth period is French III. Again, a hard class but I'm going to work hard at it because foreign language is something I want to pursue in college.
Finally, sixth period is AP Government and Economics. My feelings on this class change daily. Some days are much better than others.
After school, I manage the girl's cross country team. I enjoy helping out, but it's too hot for me to really enjoy it right now.
And then I come to the worst part of my day: lunch (or any other social, non-class setting). I am dead serious right now. My sarcasm hand is not raised. I've been feeling rather disconnected and out of the loop lately. It will probably pass and things will go back to normal, but right now it sucks. I dislike feeling like I don't exist. Who knew how much a half-hour could bring down a whole day? It makes it hard to remember that, in God's eyes, I definitely do exist and there definitely is someone who is interested in what I have to say.
Okay, my sad little confession time is over. Good night all.
Love, Meredith

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass me by.

Unfortunately, that is all too true, which is why it is Sunday night and I still have work that needs to be done before tomorrow. There really is no reason why it isn't done already. I've had plenty of time all day, but I've chosen to do other things. What can I say? Pirates of the Caribbean is much more interesting than reading a chapter of economics and taking notes on it. I did get some things done today though. I cleaned my bathroom and painted my fingernails a lovely shade of pink. The color is so lovely, in fact, that the girl working the drive thru at McDonald's was wearing the exact same color on her nails. Isn't life just fascinating sometimes? I've also come to the conclusion that I want to marry Gilbert Blythe. Not the Gilbert Blythe from the movie, mind you, but the true original from the books. Everyone else can go as crazy as they want for stupid Edward Cullen or immature Jacob Black as long as they leave Gilbert Blythe alone. I mean, honestly, if you are going to go crazy over a literary character, at least go for one who could actually exist in real life. I'm afraid Gilbert is rather impossible for me to describe, but if you've read the novels, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. But since we all know that I'll never have a shot with someone who doesn't even exist, I'm going to go and work on my economics work now.
Love, Meredith
P.S. I'm considering taking up learning an instrument, either guitar or bass guitar. Any thoughts?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer Storm

Oh, how I love the smell of rain! It doesn't ever rain here, since we live in the desert, but heat storms roll through every now and then. Lightening and thunder are all over the place. I'm told that a few areas of desert got some rain today, but not where I live. :( I did take some pictures though, because it was so wonderfully dark beyond the little mountain range I live by. Please excuse my super amateur photography. I can't help but share the pretty sky with you.
Sigh. I love the rain. But only desert rain. The drops are big and the air is warm. It's totally unique and I <3 it! The other nice thing about it is that it doesn't happen all the time. It would be depressing if it rained everyday. Some people love it, and more power to them. I am not one of those people.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


There is such a thrill in reading a book that can make you cry. There is an even bigger thrill in a book that will make you cry every time you read it. I'm an avid reader, so I can tell you that it doesn't happen a lot, but when it does, I'm in seventh heaven. Most of the books that make me cry don't make anyone else cry, however. I'm just a sap, that's all.
This book makes me cry at the same spot every time. I know that it's coming up, and I still can't help myself. It's an excellent read, however, and I would definitely suggest that you read it.
I am not ashamed to admit that this is another novel that brings me to tears. I love Anne Shirley and I always will. There are eight total books in the series. I've read them all, but the seventh and eighth one drag on just a tad. The first six are excellent, however. This is a classic no one should pass by.

Hasta luego!
(all images via google)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas

Ah, life. It's really amazing how the little things can make or break a day. I think I'm going to enjoy my classes this year. I don't know that I've ever said that after a first day of school and really meant it. Because of the classes I am taking, many of them are small in size despite our district's budget cuts. Most of the teachers I have this year are teachers that I've had in the past, which is nice. One of the two that I haven't had before seems really cool. The other one? Not so much. I'll deal though. It's not like I can expect to love EVERYTHING about school. It just wouldn't be school without something or someone to dislike. I'm overall happy with the classes that I chose to take and am excited about this school year. I've yet to feel like a senior, however. I don't think that aspect of it will hit me until the end of the year and graduation preparations begin. I must say that I am pleasantly surprised at how well my day went, though. Putting it all in God's hands helped a lot. Hopefully my homework load will be a little lighter this year than it was last year.
I took this picture before school this morning for no real reason. I got up too early and had some time to kill, so now you all benefit because you get to see my smiling face. :)
(Totally kidding)
Well, there was no official homework for tonight, but my French and Spanish skills need some brushing up, so I'm going to go work on that. I'll try and think of something interesting to blog about next time so I don't keep boring you with lame everyday stuff.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I Will Not Blog About School...

Tonight is the night before my last year of high school begins. I am NOT going to blog about how much I don't want to go or about how nervous I am for my classes. Not tonight. Other blog posts will probably be about school, but not this one. This post is going to be a reflection of my summer. This summer, I went to summer camp. That was one of the best weeks of my young life. This particular camp was called Wildwood. I was challenged physically, mentally and spiritually. It was amazing.
This is the wonderful group of ladies from my church at the end of the week. Wildwood rocks.

The next thing I did was a mission trip to Wahiawa, Oahu, the headquarters for Surfing the Nations. That was another amazing week. God knows how to challenge people. It's amazing to see Him moving all around you.
This wall borders the STN property. There is a porn place on the other side. The handprints are a reminder to pray that God will bring the wall down. Hawaii was such a great experience. It wasn't a typical mission trip, but no two mission trips are the same.

After that, my family and I went on a road trip to visit the University of New Mexico. I loved it there. I'm pretty sure that I'm moving to Albuquerque next summer, so that should be fun. I'll keep you posted on that one. After New Mexico, we came home and started to prepare for school, and that's when I started this. It's been one long, crazy summer, but it was amazing too. I can't believe that now it's over and I'm back to the daily grind. Oh well. Such is life.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Today was exactly that: satisfactory. Nothing amazing happened, but it wasn't a waste of a day, either. Tomorrow will probably be more of the same. I just got a sudden craving for this.
My mom made this for my sister's birthday last month. It's a cake made entirely out of cupcakes with homemade frosting. I want some. It was really good. My mom is amazing. I'm going to go eat some Oreos or something instead.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yes, Really

Not much to report on this end. Dinner last night was good, driving was fine and today was uneventful. My last real day of summer vacation and nothing happened. Beowulf is decent, not the worst summer assignment I've ever had, but still a drag. This post is definitely going to be short. Since my day bored me, I'm choosing not to bore you. You're welcome. I think I've decided that people shouldn't blog unless they have a real life to blog about. I don't have a life, but I'm going to continue anyway. Crazy, huh? I was browsing through some old pictures today and found a really adorable one of my cat.
Her name is Smudge. Highly original. She is slightly crazy, but in a good way. Random moment of the week has now been taken care of. Oh, who am I kidding? Everything about this blog is random. That's just the way it's going to be. Transitions aren't really my thing. There's too much effort involved for that. Jumping is easier. Now, as my favorite Winnie the Pooh character always said, TTFN! 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

End of Summer Woes

The days between me and the beginning of school are disappearing. Summer assignments are glaring at me, taunting me, mocking me. Back to school shopping is bittersweet because it's always fun to shop, but the fact that the things being bought are school related sucks some of the joy out of the experience. I'm a little bit hesitant to dread the beginning of school because this is, in fact, my senior year. One year stands between me and college. I am so looking forward to graduation. I can't wait to start fresh somewhere else. I love where I live but I think I'm ready for some independence, some responsibilities. I do wish, however, that this summer would last forever. I don't have a real job and I've been free to do whatever. Next summer just won't be the same. As of right now, I'm feeling that the sooner I get started, the sooner I can get this year over with. I'll let you know how I'm feeling after my first day. Ugh.
On a lighter note, I get to dress up and go to dinner tonight with my grandparents. My grandpa just turned seventy-three and he is taking my family out to celebrate. Wish me luck-my mom is making me drive and I've not made this trip before while I'm behind the wheel, so this has the potential to be disasterous. I'll probably be fine, but you never know what the other crazy drivers are going to do.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Burritos, Skating and Target

Today has officially been labeled a 'Good Day'. I bought a new skirt, which always makes me happy and I spent quality time with a quality friend, which makes me even happier. This evening will be spent reminiscing with some of my other quality friends. After spending too many days stuck in my house with a severe head cold, the ability to go out and do stuff is really awesome, for lack of a better adjective. I should really be finishing up my summer homework right now, but, as per usual, I find too many things to do instead, this blog now being one of them. Hopefully my work ethic will pick up once school starts, because otherwise I am in big trouble. My study habits could definitely use some work. The idea of going back to school makes me sick, but the sooner we start, the sooner we finish and the sooner I graduate. I'm excited for graduation. I'm excited for college. I'm excited for the future, but I'm also nervous and a little scared. And now...I'm babbling. Time for me to stop typing and find something else to do.


Hello...as you can obviously tell, I am starting a blog. I figured since my senior year of high school is about to begin I would use this to preserve some memories and also preserve my sanity. It's a little bit scary to think about an unknown audience reading the thoughts that generally are kept in the private world of my mind. I don't pretend to know what I'm talking about, but I have an opinion about almost everything. We'll just have to wait and see how this whole blogging thing goes...