Life, among other things
When was the last time I posted even? *checks the archives* January first.
*slaps forehead* Good gravy! I promised to have snippets posted, questions answered, and the last time I did Movie Quotes was in October!
That was not how I planned to start the post, but oh well, this thing has pretty much flown out the window, and there is no bringing it back now.
What a rather awkward situation to be in.
Anyways, if you've been hanging around the family blog (you can find the link in the Sometimes I hang out here page), you've probably been hearing about this new thing we've been doing as a family called "Cize".
The first routine was fun; lots of moving around and eight energetic dance steps. We all loved it, and even invited a friend over to do it with us.
The second routine, which we started yesterday, was clearly more advanced. Not everyone had the easiest time catching on, since there wasn't as much repetition as the first one, and there were only two moves from the first routine, and ten new ones to learn. Some of us were still able to have fun with it, but for others it was downright challenging, because if you missed a step, it'd be just about impossible to get back into the beat (trust me, I've tried). Hopefully, it'll be easier the second time around.
On Friday, my friend, Christy, threw a surprise Jane Austen themed birthday party for her sister, Emily's, 19th birthday. It was a blast!
We arrived early to help finish decorating the house. When Emily walked in the door, she was blindfolded, and everyone else was in the living room trying not to choke, because two seconds before, she had been accidentally led into the doorframe.
She was so surprised to see everyone! A few of her college friends were there, as well as some other friends, and then Lydia, Christian, and myself.
After having a light snack-y dinner, and talking for a while, music was turned on, and we were taught how to dance the Virginia reel.
It was so much fun! Normally, I'm against dancing of any sort, mainly because I convince myself that I'm clumsy and that I've got two left feet (which, in most instances, is true), but, and I have a witness to prove it, I apparently caught on the easiest out of the three of us.
After the Virginia reel, we were taught another dance called posties. I don't know if that's technically the real name, it's just what it was called while we were there. A bit more complex, but a little similar to the reel, and definitely still fun!
We had hitched a ride with a family friend, but she was tired, and wanted to leave after only a couple hours. Originally, it was the plan to ride back with her, but Christy's Dad graciously offered to drive us back if we wanted to stay longer. I check with Mom, and she was ok with it. We were the last to leave, at almost 11pm.
So ended the birthday party of awesomeness.
(I'm referencing the family blog again, is that ok?)
If you've read the last few blogposts from the family blog, you would have noticed that we are making friends with/borderline adopting a person named Aron. On Wednesday, he came over for cize, dinner, and desert. He did excellently at cize, and seemed to enjoy it. Dinner was sloppy joes. And desert was a live demonstration of how to make the best brownies in the world. Oh my goodness... SO. MUCH. CHOCOLATE! And, we ate them at, like, 9pm, so most of us were up until 1 or 2 in the morning because, sugar highs.
Also, on Wednesday, Dad and I scheduled my driver's test for the next Wednesday. I'm so happy! I'll be able to take Ava on spontaneous trips to the library!
Anybody noticed that I keep going backwards with the days? I mean, really Chloe, this is a very disorganized post.
That said, I'm going to go back to the events of Saturday, or yesterday.
For the past few weeks now, we have had a different worship leader than normal, because the one we had, decided that he was done. Now, before I begin, I want everyone to know that the guy substituting is doing an amazing job, considering the circumstances, and that the elders are actively looking for a permanent leader, since this guy has to go back to college soon. Hold on, the funny part's coming.
Ok, this guy has a really, really, really high singing voice. It's a nice voice, just super high-pitched and hard to match. For a while, I just stuck to singing roughly two octaves lower than him, and that was ok, I would just end up sounding like I had no emotion. Yesterday, I tried to sing at his tone.
|But I did anyways...|
At first, I was able to keep it at a normal, if not, slightly higher tone, and was doing just swimmingly, then I realized that he was about to go even higher. Ack! Also, the fact that he was singing all unfamiliar songs was a bit distressing. I stuck to it, strained my vocal cords (I had no idea I could go so high), couldn't get it back down to a normal tone, so I was either off-key low and gravelly, or off-key high and squeaky for the rest of worship, and ended up with a dry mouth and throat for the rest of the service.
Please don't think I'm complaining about it, it was really funny trying, and failing miserably I might add, to get my voice back to normal mid-verse. XD
Today, Aron can for brunch, and to teach us soccer, and to take Christian to play disc-golf, and to eat dinner with us, and to watch part of Star Wars* with us.
*Note: we are strangely under-educated in this area. This will be the first time for most of us to watch it. I am so excited, since it was the plan to watch them on new years, except nobody remembered to tell the only one in the family that owned them to bring them, nobody in the neighborhood had them, and amazon didn't have it for rent. Also, it was optional to watch one of them instead of reading "Storm Troopers" for school the last year we did CC.
Next week we have another speech and debate tournament. This one is three days long, and is in Tyler, therefore, we will be staying at a hotel so we don't have to leave at some absurd hour, like four, in the morning. I'm excited, but since only one other team from our club is going, I'm rather nervous, especially since I won't know hardly anyone, and I don't know the team very well.
One more thing, before you leave. I'd really appreciate it if you could fill out this survey for me. Thanks!
What? Still here? I suppose you want me to do something with more words, maybe post some snippets, or answer the questions you asked on my inquire if thou pleaseth post, or, surprise you with an unexpected game of Movie Quotes.
Ehh.... Sorry to disappoint, but I've gotta make kefir biscuits.