Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gatherings, Guffawing, Goosebumps. . .

So this weekend was pretty awesome too.  Well, actually, it was amazingly GRANDABOULOUS! 


I've been blessed to have been given so much FUN!  

Let me hit on some high-points. Or as Inigo says "there is too much, let me sum-up"


My grandparents, (on me mum's side) live in the mountains, er, foothills
It's a pretty place to be. We went up to see them on Thursday. 


We watched westerns with my grandaddy, went walking and shopped with my mimi, and had strawberry milkshakes and liver mush sandwiches at Myra's 


(if you are thinking "ewww Kenzie, Liver Mush? You've got some odd taste buds", it's because you've never tried it. They are pretty amazing.) 


THEN, I saw my cousins. They are so much fun!! :)
On Saturday morning, we headed back to the flatlands for a wedding


It was beautiful.

It made me feel so happy to see the sweet ceremony. 


Afterwards, I helped out with the reception. 
Filling drinks, collecting plates, that sort of thing. 


I really love helping out with stuff like that. 
Maybe I shouldn't tell you why. 


But I will. 


When you help out, see, you get to see everyone. I love that. 


Another plus: there's not many awkward moments and there's always something to do. 


Awkward moments = Blech. 


Anyways, I got to see some people I haven't seen in a long, long time at the wedding. It was very neat. 


. . . I think I have laughed more in the past week than I have in a while. 




Have you ever had one of those laughs come up and you just can't suppress it?
It always happens at the oddest times. 


Like when my sister and I took a "holy yoga" class. It was a group class. 
There was some major laughter then. 
But you have to be (or are supposedly) silent and graceful when practicing yoga. 
It didn't help that we were sitting right next to each other. 


I was doing well, keeping it together, until I looked over at her. 


I tried to stop, I really, really did.  But it happened. I attempted to cover it up with a cough. 


It didn't work.  
Guffaw. What a horrid word. Sounds like something a donkey would say. 


After spending a few moments envisioning a calm, peaceful, LAUGHTER-FREE beach, I calmed down. 


But I didn't look at her again. Just to be on the safe side. 


Back to the events: 


After the wedding, we helped with the clean-up. 


My mom cooked a MASSIVE amount of noodles with creamy garlic mushroom sauce and chicken, 
wait, it has a fancy italian name...but I can't think of it at the moment...
Anyways, she and some other ladies cooked A TON of food for the wedding and there were a leftovers. 


A bit of which are in my refrigerator. Yum. :D 
And there was the putting away of silver platters, decor, and such. 
The floral arrangements were given away. 


I got one of the table wreaths, which I promptly put on my head and wore the rest of the night much like a little girl. But it was fun.  


And it was SUCH a relief to get those pumps off. To put on some comfy flip flops.  
Pumps are nice and all, I guess.
 I've heard it said that: 


"High-heels were invented by men to make it harder for women to run."


That must be true. It's hard enough to walk in them! 


Sundays are one of the best days. 
Awana, Quiz Practice, Praise Band, seeing friends. 
it's all good. 


when I got home from church, I realized something. 


Homework. Due. 
Ahhh! PHYSICS. 
It's really not so bad.




enough rambling for now. . . 


One last thing. 
March is supposed to go in like a lion out like a lamb? 
It's flip-flopped. 
These 20 mph winds are giving me goosebumps. 





Monday, March 22, 2010

Fabulous finds and Fortuitous fortune

One of the findings this week:

I have an addiction.

An addiction to caffeine.
Coffee is a wonderful thing.
In moderation.

So yes, maybe I was getting a little teensy-weensy bit used to coffee.

To put it bluntly, there was an intervention.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Emphasis on the Eternal

Wow. What a weekend! 

It felt like it was so much longer than three days. 

It was nice to be away from “it all”. 
Away from the distractions of daily life. 
Away from Physics homework. 
Away from the little details of life that bog me down. 
It was about getting closer.
Closer to God. Closer to friends. Getting to know myself better. 
There was rain, there was sun. There were octopuses (octopi?)
There was squelching in the mud and lots of laughter. 
There was running like a maniac to win the scavenger hunt, getting terribly lost in the blindfolded maze, conquering fears and jumping off of a 40 foot pole onto a trapeze. 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Delights and Discontentment

Well, another week almost over.


The weather has been nice. (what is it with small talk and weather? I guess it's a common interest, but really?)


Physics is a thorn in my side  wonderful yet challenging subject.


For serious. I don't know if I ever will understand the coefficients of friction. 


When I'm 64, I'll still get a bemused look on my face when a stranger comes up to me and says:



"Hey, I'm trying to drag a block here with my string that makes an angle of 25ยบ to the horizontal. If the mass of my block is 12.0 kg and I'm exerting a force of 36.8 N, what is my block's coefficient of friction?"

I'll say "who cares?" and that will be that. 
Honestly, what kind of stranger would do that to you?


Nope, I'll master it. I willI shall overcome. 




So whenever, however, whoever that person is, comes up to me, I can proudly state that the coefficient of the kinetic friction is 0.25


ahh, math. 


It's not really my subject. See, I lean towards the "other" subjects. 


Math, in my book, is not necessary, at least the higher level stuff. 


I know what you're thinking. 


If we didn't have math, we'd be big old ignoramuses.


It's true.                        (I wish it was false.)


It's funny that I love most sciences, but dislike this physics so....




Let's refocus, shall we? 
"Count your blessings name them one by one...." 


Ohh, a wonderful blessing: new guitar strings. You don't realize how crummy the old ones are until you replace them. I just did, and it is a beautiful sight. 


something completely Different: 


This weekend is going to be a blast. See, it's a retreat. 


Retreats are amazingly refreshing. 


The only bummer is that it is supposed to rain.


All. Weekend. Long.


But that shouldn't affect too much. It's a spiritual retreat more than anything. 






*****My sister just made some mega-cinnamon buns. They just came out of the oven! I think I 'm going to go sneak a "nibble" and no,  I'm not going to define the size of a nibble...  



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

coffee catastrophe


This past Sunday something very strange happened.

It started with a
doughnut:



a cappuccino:

and some legos.

An epic battle was the result:



and of course, Darth Vader joined in too.

Moral of this story: don't leave doughnuts unattended.

Live long and prosper.
Wait, wrong space show...

Bemused...

Well, here goes. post #2...


This blogosphere thing is pretty neat.


as Albert Einstein said (Quote of the Day!):

"Logics will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere."

(so I'm blogging, but there isn't much logic for it...)







Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Addle-headed?

So begins my blog. Hm, what to write about? The top ten things running through my mind (not in any order, really.) :

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