Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I'm so tired. For some reason I've had a headache allllll day, and it's not going away! While I'm talking about things that won't go away I can't get rid of a weird smell that's been with me all day, and I'm working on aNOTHER project and expecting to be at it at least another hour. I have a hard time paying attention to anything for too long, so I'm taking a short break for the first time in a couple of hours.
I'm ready for bed!! On Monday I leave for MS to see my sister. Momma, the Brats and I am going in the first load and on Tuesday night Sarah will follow with Dad and Julia who both had to work. I'm trying to get this all done so that I can just get a move on to the weekend.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Papa's beard is much whiter now than it was last time he grew it out...I think he looks great-so distinguished.

He had a golf/over the hill themed party.

Papa's birthday party was last night. Sixty years old! I can't believe it! We had a really good time, and Papa obviously enjoyed himself too. I took pictures. It was great seeing Patrick again. He's so funny; he looks and acts a lot like his dad too. I stood up and told some of Papa's pet peeves from when we were little kids, and the celebrities he likes to make fun of...We came up with some pretty hilarious true things from the past and present.
By Monday I'm supposed to have a certain amount of my jacket sewn which probably isn't going to happen. I get started on a big project on Tuesday, and I'm excited about that. If I had money to spend I could really go overboard on it. It's a scrapbook/portolio design project where I have to choose a company I'd like to design for. I picked Priscilla of Boston which is a bridal company. As usual, this coming week will be gone before I know it.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Life, the election, and "other"

The election left somewhat of a bitter taste in my mouth. Sadly, it wasn't so much about who was elected (because I do trust God to make it all work together for good for us,) but more about the hate passed back and forth by those who were on separate sides. Last election a lot of people who wanted Kerry to win were sure that the Bush side faked votes, but I don't remember them being as upset as everyone is this time. The side for Obama wants to know why you (who voted for McCain) voted for someone who won't take other people's money and give it to you. They also say he thinks too much like Bush (though how they know this when those I've heard say this obviously didn't even CHECK policies.) The side for McCain has gotten on their high seats of righteous indignation and want to know why anyone would vote for someone who is for abortion and infanticide-if I baby lives through an attempted abortion, Obama believes it would undermine abortion laws to do anything other than let the baby die a painful death. Hardly anyone says anything with compassion or reason, it's all "my way or the highway" yelling and screaming. I've found that people are accused of being stupid, and racist for not voting Obama when I believe race is the last reason a person should be voted for, and that if someone stood in line two hours or more and their candidate didn't win they've been punished enough. I for one hope that things don't get worse simple because we now have everyone at each other's throats. I am really just believing that God is in control. I do love to debate, but I like debating facts, and using opinions along with those facts, not throwing around ignorance, and hate language. Could we please not kill each other just so everyone will believe that we've "Come so far"? Whew, glad I got that off my chest.

Jocelyn and the four of us: Sarah, Mary, Julia, and me (Elisabeth). The bride and bridesmaids!

I am so excited that I will be visiting my married sister (as I call her) and my brother and their wonderful little daught-I mean, dog in two weeks. I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is really sneaking up on us like this! We have all kinds of plans. I never expected to miss my sister this much! We are planning to take pictures of the four of us, send dad and the kids crabbing and fishing, make a huge thanksgiving dinner, play games, watch movies, and obviously SHOP! I'm hoping to sew up something for the colder weather out of all the corduroy I have, but we'll see.

The kids and I started painting the Sunday School class walls, and unfortunately we didn't finish. I think we're supposed to finish tomorrow, but until then we're going to have to meet in another room. I can't think where that'll be!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Right now I'm just trying not to think about college at all lol. The weekend was busy busy. We decided to have game night at our house this time because last time was at Ayesha's house. Well it starts at 7 so no one will be hungry still, and we can just have snacks so that's one thing we don't have to worry about. Momma (being Momma) has me mopping the floor and then waxing it, and cleaning the kitchen and stuff. I was kinda surprised I wasn't sent to clean up my horrendous room (I'll get back to that.)
Saturday morning we had buskids over again and they were playing uno and singing and stuff. Around 2 o'clock the missionaries came over and Sarah and Julia took them shopping while I babysit lil Donovan and the Brats.
My room for some reason is a horrible horrible mess. I have clothes everywhere separated in darks and lights and pjs. My room looks like a lumpy multicolored rug. *sigh* I'll think about it tomorrow.
My hair is a major mess and it's getting too long for me to handle honestly, and it rarely looks good. It's always pulled into an unkempt curly-or kinky-bun, ponytail, or ball at the back of my head. Someone I met the other day in class pointed at my hair and goes "Wow, you have a lot of hair, how long is it?" It takes tooo too long to do anything with! Who has a suggestion? I would like to cut it, but I like it long when someone else does it. Maybe I can bargain to do someone elses if they'll do mine...