I am reading the best book ever! Its called Harry Potter - Page to Screen (the complete filmmaking journey) . Its this huge book that I just happened to see at the library. Its over five hundred pages of how they made each Harry Potter movie, how they cast the actors, how they made the sets, how they made all of the creatures, how they made the costumes and everything thing else that goes into making a movie. The only problem is this book is massive. I can't read it for more than half an hour at a time because I lose blood flow in my legs, that's how heavy it is. (Just as a visual it makes our math books look small.) I actually lied there is another problem with this book, its new so the library only lets you keep it for two weeks and you can't renew it. Again this book is over five hundred pages, there a lot of pictures but the pages are huge so they take me a long time to read. I have this book only until Thursday so I think I'm going to do a lot of reading in the next couple of days.
If you remember or go back to my very first post its about my uncle's wedding, now we are waiting for his baby to be born. I feel like its been forever, the baby was due Saturday but he's not here yet. Oh I forgot to say that we already know its a boy and he is already named Luke. My uncle picked out this name because he wants to sayy "Luke, I am your father". He's a big fan of Star Wars and he wanted to name him after a character, my aunt thought Luke was the most normal. Now the boy cousins on my mom's side will be Mark, Luke and John all we need is a Matthew and we would have all of the gospel writers of the Bible. I thought that was kind of funny because if I was a boy I would have been named Matthew.Anyway I'm really excited and I will post a picture as soon as I can.
Yesterday I volunteered at Su Casa, which is almost like a shelter for Hispanic women. Su Casa lets these women live with them for a year, they give them food, send their kids to school and help them look for jobs. Anyway my church was trying to get some people to go over there to paint, wash windows, plant flowers and thongs like that. We went with my family friends and we all wanted to kind of stay together so all of the girls decided that painting the dining room chairs while the boys painted the dining room walls. Now there are seven of us girls, but more like five because two of my friends aren't much help. There were fifteen or so chairs so we thought it would take us about two hours, we were very close on our guess, it was about an hour and fifty minutes in when the Su Casa lady was like "Oh I found these in the back, I completely forgot". She brought in eight chairs. Then another four. I kind of wanted to hurt her. We were all ready for a break, considering it was lunch time and we probably lost many brain cells smelling that paint. We ate but then got right back to work, we were doing pretty well until everyone else finished their jobs. This group of ladies probably in there thirties wanted to help us, this was perfectly fine with us but the problem was they were super slow. In the time me, Laina, my mom and my friend Annie would get three chairs done the five of them would get one done. Even though I probably lost many brain cells from smelling paint for three and a half hours it was nice to know that so many people would love the grayish blue chairs that we painted. They looked really nice, they had been all mismatched when we got there and the all matched perfectly when we left. It was a satisfying feeling and definatly a productive way to spend my day.
As the end of the year gets closer and closer I realize how weird time is. We only have about a month and a half of school, month and a half can be looked at as a lot or just a little. If you consider a month and a half away from your family or stuck in the Andes it could be a long time. But if you put it into comparison with the school year or your entire life its not that much. Sometimes I feel like this time is speeding by me and sometimes I feel like its going as slow as it can go. When time seems to be going fast I freak out because there are so many things I still have to do before the school year is over but when time is going slow I try to get these things done. For example I have to practice now flute and piccolo, I will be playing them both in my last band concert ever, our band trip to Washington and Roosevelt, and the school assembly. This wouldn't be such a big deal if I didn't have a piccolo solo in the song that almost every knows like the back of their hand. I also have three dances I have to perfect for not only my dance recital but a performances at Six Flags, the Allstate and the Taste of *insert the name of our town*. As you can see I have a lot on my plate and when its all over I am really going to need a break.
I have been holding off on posting this because I wanted to get it just right, I still don't think I have it all but I think its good enough. (By the way these are in no particular order)
•When my room is really clean (like right now)
•Getting a lot accomplished in one day
•Chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven
•Finishing a really good book
•Listening to my favorite music (Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Matt Nathenson etc.)
•Watching Disney movies and singing along
•Watching Friends and quoting it
•Going to dance, espescially when we are working on our dance for the show
•Looking at old photo albums/watching home videos.
•My favorite pair of jeans
•Laughing so hard my stomach hurts
•Laughing for no reason in particular
•Playing monopoly with my cousins (they have different rules that makes the game better)
•Playing in the snow
•The smell of crayons
•Getting really excited for things way in the future
•Getting excited over really small things
•When it stays light really late
•When my flute is clean and shiny (not that it really ever is...)
•Packing for a vacation
•Making and decorating cupcakes
•Going to antique stores
•Putting up Christmas decorations
• Walking outside without a coat and not being cold
•When you can see all of the details of a snowflake
•Spending time with family and friends
•Making to do lists
•The end of the school year/the beginning of summer
•School supply shopping
•Finding something I thought I lost a long time ago.
•Seeing my dad laugh at the stupid at&t commericals (The one with the little kids, he laughs everytime even though they aren't that funny)
•Catching weird bits and pieces of people conversations
•When people tell me I make their day
•Adding posters to my Taylor Swift wall
•Seeing somebody I haven't seen in a while
•Trying new things and liking them
•Making a happy list (it makes me realize all of the good things in my life)
I just realized this is really long but I still feel like there is more to add. If I come up with more I will add on