Friday, December 23, 2011

Let's Play a Game

So right now I'm sitting with my sisters. We have each had one small present dropped onto our lap. However, there's a catch: Melissa's still not here we have to wait. The Rutherfords have never been on time, so I'm expecting we'll be huddled around our neatly wrapped gifts for quite some time to come, playing the waiting game.

I gave Marilyn her present today. I made a collage of her favorite patterns onto a wooden letter M and accompanied that with pink cheetah pajama pants to match mine and a wolf necklace. Everyone who knows her plays along with the joke that she's a lone wolf. She really is though...haha.

Every year at my mom's house we do 'Secret Sister' which is exactly the same to secret Santa. I have Hannah this Christmas and yesterday purchased her gift. While shopping I found something that looked a lot like a zebra snuggie with a connected zebra hat. I started laughing when I saw it. It screamed Hannah. She keeps trying to snoop around the house and find out what's in store for her. Today I caught her staring at her pile of presents with a concentrated smile, attempting in vain to figure out what she will receive.

Garrett's birthday is the day after Christmas, which means he gets one present on Christmas and one the next day. I'm extremely fortunate to be blessed with a boyfriend who cares so little for material objects, however, I love the look on his face when he unwraps something special. I'd write on here what I've gotten him, but I know he sometimes reads this.

As for me, I only asked for one thing: tickets to the Broadway tour of Les Miserables. It's only the best musical of all time. I've been dreaming of seeing it for years. I've even read half of the book. My birthday was almost two weeks ago, and I received the tickets from my dad then. So that leaves a giant question mark for what lies under each tree for me. Honestly, I'm content with nearly whatever I'm given. After all, I already got the tickets, not much can top that.

Naturally, Melissa still isn't here yet. My sisters have each wandered off now, in pursuit of other activities to bide their time until they hear the front door open. Merry Christmas to whoever is reading this! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with the people you love!

Monday, December 19, 2011


I opened this new blog post with a fierce determination to write about the quietly peaceful sound of rain hitting my window and the gentle gnawing of hunger in my stomach. However, the rain just stopped altogether and the gentle gnaw became an intensely angry gnaw. Lovely. lol.

ANYWAYS, I'm home now and things are nice. I met my sister's boyfriend this weekend. They're in love and it's sweet to see. I've been to two Christmas parties within the past three days and it's magical. It's so wonderful to be reunited with everyone from my hometown. However, I am beginning to notice the changes that have occurred while I've been away. For instance, the main road I drive on every day is under major construction. It's weird. There's always cops on that road now, sitting and stalking speeders like prey. Then there's the much deeper changes: people grow up a little, or loosen up a lot in some cases. It's nice to see the improvements in some areas, but frightening to see the neglect in other places. I apologize for the ambiguity and scattered structure of this post, but it seems like whoever is reading this blog should be used to that from me by now.

I redyed my hair and LOVE being back to my old bright blonde self.
Also, a weird light came on in my car today. And on the way home from Garrett's it started making scary sounds...I'm definitely taking it in tomorrow. I have an irrational fear that it'll explode on me while I'm really.

Goodnight to all! It's far too late for me to keep typing and I'm sure I'll receive my wake up call earlier than anticipated tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I'm in the midst of my very first set of college finals right now. Today I took my Stage Movement and Math exam, which left me feeling like a zombie at around one. Since then I've ran a couple errands, watch two episodes of How I Met Your Mother, and started to watch an old movie. Campus is getting an eerie vibe, because everyone is slowly clearing out. Even my roommate is gone. I'm starting to feel like I live in a ghost town.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Birthday. ;)

Today I am nineteen.  This is the last of my baby years. This weekend has been really fun, a nice break before finals. Garrett came into town and visited yesterday and today. It was such an incredibly surreal feeling to be able to hug, smell, and just be around him again. When we're together we're like a team. We immediately slip into doing things together, whether it's folding laundry, or even carrying our fast food to the car. It's nice to actually have someone next to you to hold your hand and help you carry your stuff from your car to your dorm room. There's also something magnificent about the simplicity of sitting around on a Saturday and doing absolutely nothing with someone you love, whether it's a friend, significant other, whatever.

Today we went to Olive Garden after church with about ten of my friends. My favorite food in the entire world is bread sticks and Alfredo sauce from Olive Garden. YUM. I also had a slice of cake, a handful of presents, and one ridiculously out of key birthday song sung on my behalf. After Garrett left I was feeling down, so I padded off and bought a large Coke from Sonic and a new book. After and long time without reading, I forget how I much I truly love to get lost wandering through the pages of a book. It's a gorgeous thing to be able to identify with characters and their circumstances, to get to entirely wrapped up in what you're reading that you forget time and dive into the plot. On that note, I'm going to slip off and get back into reading, eating my Chick Fil A sandwich, and drinking my Coke.

Best wishes to all. 

My latest jam.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

At the Close

My first semester of college is ending. Funny, I feel like it has only just begun. It's flown by so fast! I picked my classes for next semester and cannot WAIT to have no Friday classes and huge breaks in my day. It's gonna be so great. I only have a week of school left, which includes finals. I only have two finals that I'm truly nervous about, but I'm going to work EXTREMELY hard so that I can get a good grade.

Also, today my radio play was broadcasted and tomorrow it will be available as a podcast. It was soooo strange to hear my own voice on the air.