Monday, September 28, 2009

Splashing in Puddles


Of course, it's MONDAY!

I liked today. Most Mondays are just boring and uneventful, and so very EXHAUSTING that there is no way to glean any joy from the mundane activity of returning to the week. I found all that to be a LIE today.

I went to bed at 8:30pm Sunday night, so I was well-rested for my 6:50am alarm clock-- and miraculously made it out of my house by 7:48. Amdi, Molly, and I went to C&K Bagels ("Bagel Station II") for overpriced and exponentially-cream-cheesy bagels. We "creeped" in the parking lot while jamming out (Amdi's terminology xD) to my ipod. The day progressed, and there was nothing truly BAD about today-- Physics was rather fun, despite Monica's absense-- and I had fun. By the time practice rolled around, the sky was fairly clear and the temperature perfect for running.

Well, the weather didn't stay perfect for long, but despite the terrential downpour, lightning, thunder, wind, puddles, screaming, and lacking-shirt-ness, and having to huddle under a picnic area in the bathrooms, it was an AWESOME run. Actually, that's what MADE it an awesome run. I ran through every single puddle on the way back to school, and I haven't had that much fun running in a while. Cromwell gave me this look of "wow, really?" and Coach Amy was too busy trying to stop hyperventilating to care much for my loud splashing.

So that was today. And it was good. I'm glad-- I can do with days like this more often, because it just give me a better outlook on life.

I have a revelation for today, but it's not so much a revelation as a re-affirmation of something I think we all forget sometimes.

"Childlike" joy (joy in simple moments and pleasures) is the best kind of joy. It doesn't take much to be happy, and when the smallest things make your day great, the world isn't as bad as it seems.

I'm going to try to remember that in these coming weeks.

Quote for Today:
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. - Emily Dickinson

Hope you had a joyful day!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Long Time; no Blog


I don't think it needs to be said, really, but I haven't posted here in forever. Again, I've been neglecting most the Blogger blogs in favor of tumblr, but I'm sort of falling out of my tumblr addiction these days. I want to write, and that's why I blog. Tumblr is used more for photography and Grand Statements about Life, which I really don't have right now.

At any rate, I'm busy right now. Not incredibly busy, but enough so that I spend a lot of time NOT doing things that I would rather be doing.

I don't know if I posted anything about this on THIS blog, but I passed my online classes! As in BOTH of them, which is rather unexpected. I thought I failed AFM for sure, and had barely scraped a passing grade of a D in French. I actually got C's in both, which is really not okay by my normal standards, but it's fine for all that...

This year, I'm taking super-easy courses, which basically means I have busywork and I spend days tyring not to take naps, because Molly makes me stay up late with her while she finishes all her AP homework. I'm taking AFM again, to get a better grade, as well as (block) Honors Environmental/Earth Science (it's a complete joke. I'm the oldest student in the class... gah, I hate the classes of '12 and '13...), Honors English 3, Honors Physics (my brother is in my class, which is a bit traumatizing), Honors Sociology, and Honors French V, which is my only truly challenging class. Unfortunately, Madame is out for a while because she just had surgery, so that is a lot less challenging than it ought to be, as our substitute is ... ehrm, not very good at French.

I thought I had a fun anecdote about Frenchly stuff to share, but I have forgotten it. *gnashes teeth*

I had a crappy week this past week, but the week before was AMAZING, so hopefully this week will be alright?

I'm running VARSITY at the Wolfpack Invitational on Saturday, but I shouldn't know that... I guessed, and Coach Amy will be telling me OFFICIALLY tomorrow!
This means I have to be INSPIRED and get un-running-rutted by SATURDAY so that I can validly force Lameface to show up to cheer me on. My motivations are so screwed up, geez.

Bonne nuit!