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Expedition

I’ve been napping a lot. Maybe getting up at 5:30 every weekday is taking its toll. Then there’s also the fact that I’m a light sleeper. So when my sisters get up in the middle of the night for a drink (which happened twice last night) I have to try to get to sleep all over again.

 

Also, while I’m thrilled and excited about my latest project as mentioned in my last post, sometimes it’s hard to muster the motivation to work on it. It’s like that with most projects I suppose, a lot of excitement at the beginning, and then the tedium required to actually complete it. That’s why it was a good thing I was halfway done with it before realizing it was going to be a project. But now that I’ve got the idea and I want to do more similar things, I’ve got to focus more to get it done.

 

It was nice today though, I went out on a little expedition with my parents and brother and sister. There are a lot of cool nature walks here in Ohio, it’s great for picture taking.

 

Ack! Time goes by so fast!

Well, I didn’t get a lot of rest last night. I got plenty of sleep. But my dream included a murder mystery (with the detective being Sharpay from High School Musical) and witnessing death by suffocation and drowning. So…. yeah, I do not feel very well rested at all. And I stayed in bed later than I should, hoping to finish my dream on a different note.

On to more pleasent things, Dad wanted to do something with the family yesterday. He usually likes to do something with the family, which is one of the reasons why he’s awesome. He ended up taking us to see Wreck it Ralph. It was especially interesting given Dad’s line of work. Dad knows a lot about arcade games. In fact, when we watched the trailer and saw Cubert, Dad was able to recognize him. None of the rest of us knew who he was. Anyway, I enjoyed the movie (and I positively adored the short at the beginning) and it was good to have that before Jasmine and I leave. You know, in like…. two days.

Time just goes by way too fast these days. Not that I mind going back to school, I love being a student. It’s just… I have stuff I can do here, you know? Like writing.

I told you that I was actually managing to write something didn’t I? I still have trouble coming up with my own story, but this is a fairy tale retelling, so the story is already pretty much set up for me. And so far I’ve managed to get over 14, 000 words in it! Before that, my record for a continuous story was nearly 5,000. Lori promised to read what I have before I leave.

It’s just exciting at last be writing something, you know, since I’ve been dabbing into it for a over two years. I’m not planning on being a writer, I don’t even know if I want my family besides my sisters to read what I’m writing. But it fills a sort of yearning of mine to have something complete written. As I said, my goal is to have a collection of these sort stories which I have written. Just for the sake of having them. Which may seem weird to other people, but I’m not going to apologize for it.

Hopefully, I will be able to get more of that writing done today, before I have to move on to things like… packing and stuff.

Family time

This is possibly the best family photo we’ve had in years. We never have our pictures professionally taken, practically all our family photos are taken using the a ten second timer, and Dad scrambling to get in the picture on time. Then of course, someone will be looking away, have their eyes closed, or is not smiling. This we took on our family outing, a hike through an indian mound reserve not even twenty minutes away from home driving. It’s one of our favorite places to go for a family outing. We are actually standing on a slope, with the camera set on the ledge of a rock. I had to crop out the patch of moss that is sitting right in front of the lense. So… not the best of photos, but better than we usually have and I like it. I’m the one on the far right.

Lots of little happy things :)

I had a good day yesterday. Mostly because of a bunch of little things.

For instance, I learned that the fifth installment of the Ace Attorney series (a visual novel mystery game, I’m not the biggest video game nerd, but this is one of my favorites, and certainly my favorite for the D.S)  is going to star Phoenix Wright taking place a year after the Apollo Justice game AND they have already announced that it is going to be released in America (which they didn’t do for Investigations 2). Phoenix is awesome, but it for a while it looked like he would never return to court (he’s a defense lawyer who solves mysteries). But he’s coming back!

And then my family went to a ‘Settler’s Celebration’ thing. It was a bit like the Heritage Festival that I volunteered at, but better. We’ve been there before, so we know the good stuff. One of our family’s favorite stations is the cider press, where you make apple cider and then get a sample of your work. And the weather was perfect- the temperature was lovely and there was a bit of wind (and you know how I love wind!)

On the way home we stopped by the library to pick up some requests. One of them was Mirror Mirror. And do you know, I enjoyed it. It was fun and I liked the characters (liking the characters is kind of a big key to me enjoying something). Especially the prince and the dwarves. Ah the prince, regal, dignified (well you have to admit he carries himself well given some of the cirumstances he finds himself in), charming, and has a lovely voice. Wonderful voice. But enough of that, gushing always sounds stupider in writing.

But that’s why yesterday was a good day.