Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Trust me... I'll post something good on here eventually.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm pumped!

I am so pumped about my life right now. I am volunteering at the barn for summer camp (we all know that...), and I have 3 more weeks left after this week! And then I will be getting another job. Which means saving up for my Australia trip next summer. Which also means I can start saving for a new laptop eventually... mine doesn't like one of my email accounts anymore and is 18,000,000,000,000,000 years old. It's a computerized snail.
Ok, so it's not that old, but it sure can act that way. lol

I am reading an awesome book right now which is making me wanna read a ton of history books due to the storyline. Yes, you read that correctly. Me, the person who doesn't like school, wants to read history books! Don't be too surprised - I have always loved history. Believe it. History is the best of any and every part of education!
AND...... goodnight.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I've been thinking recently about books and reading.  Reading is, by far, one of my favorite things to do.  I am currently reading Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen and trying to read Inkspell (the sequal to Inkheart) by Cornelia Funke (By the way, Inkheart and Inkspell might be better books in their original language, I don't know, I think they're alright books, but could be a bit shorter).
Books are wonderful escapes.  Getting wrapped up in a mystery, falling in love with characters, of course hating the villian (as we all must), trying to figure out the "twist" in the story before we come to it, all the while still hoping to be surprised, because as we all know, the book is never really good if we're not truly surprised by the way a story is turning out.  I'm not sure who said this, I just read it somewhere, but I agree.  They said "You know you have read a good book when you turn to the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend".  I've read a few of those books, where you feel very sad because you got to the end and although you wanted to know how it ended more than anything else, you didn't want it to be over.
But on the same hand, as good as a novel is, non-fiction are just as good.  Biographies of people that lived durring the world wars, the depression, and people who were excited about the changes going on durring the 1880's.  The history of Europe, the fall of Rome.  Reading about the French Revolution, or about Australia's convict camps.  And history is not all, there are music books which show us how to play music that touches us and makes us happy, sad or calm.  There are cook books, books on just about every animal, science books, math books (ok, can math books really be qualified? I mean c'mon, math?), books about herbs and gardening, about sewing, law, photography, and everything else you can possibly think of. 
Some books touch some people, while others touch other people.  We all have our preferences.  I love history books, biographies, certain romance-ish boks, books that are about Australia, Alaska and Russia.  In general if a book is well written, I'll give it a chance and read it.  Half the time I find a new interest, something to research, to learn about, and it some cases try.
So what are your favorites books and types of books? What are you currently reading?

"A story is alive as you and I are.  It is rounded by muscle and sinew.  Rushed with blood.  Layered with skin, both rough and smooth.  At it's core lies soft marrow of hard white bone.  A story beats with the heart of every person who has ever strained ears to listen.  On the breath of a storyteller, it soars.  Until its images and deeds become so real you can see them in the air, shimmering like oases on the horizon line.
A story can fly like a bee, so strait and swift you catch only the hum of its passing.  Or move so slowly it seems motionless, curled upon itself like a snake in the sun.  It can vanish like smoke before the wind.  Linger like perfume in the nose.  Change with every telling, yet always remain the same." - From The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey

"No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of of good books." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice... and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart."  - Gilbert Highet


Monday, July 12, 2010


I was out of energy by 10am. A very bad thing. By lunch I was hearing the sofa calling for me to take a nap. After lunch I was a bit more awake. By the time it was time for campers to go home I was ready to go, however I had a mini camp to help with. 10 kids. Two more hours. Then chores. After barn time was done I went with Jill and Amber to wal-mart to get camp supplies (by choice). I bought double shots of esspresso for Amber and me to share through the week. Say buh-bye to sleepiness. YAY!
haha. ok. so now i'm not going to bother using proper capitalization for this post. my fingers are just going to type what my brain says without the proper capitalization. proper capitalization is over rated sometimes. like now. when im not using it. and i just said proper capitalization 3 times in 3 sentences back to back. forgive me. haha.
i can hear bee talking to her boyfriend through my wall right now. our rooms are side by side. maybe i should consider getting ear plugs. it would be quiet then.
aw im just kidding. its very quiet here even with bee chatting. lol
i am the camp photographer this week.
times up. going to go watch the back of my eye-lids.
enjoying this random post on this wet monday night,

Sunday, July 11, 2010

What a week!

Camp was great! We got wet almost everyday in the games, and just had a great time!
I just did my college post for the week only to realize I did it for last weeks lesson for the second time. Oy... and after I realized that fact, I also realized that the director hadn't posted this weeks lesson which means I am a week behind and not able to do anything about it... OY!
Bee and her boyfriend have been hanging out all afternoon, and my grandpa had come for the day.
It has been one kind of a week and tomorrow morning starting at 7:30 I will be doing most of it all over again!
Whew - deep breath - I feel busy... lol
Good night!

Monday, July 5, 2010


...from a very tired Lys. Camp was great today. I am tired. My eyes are watering from being tired and my nose is stopped up. Tell-tale signs that I need sleep!
Why then, you may ask, am I on the computer if I am so tired? Very simple. I haven't been online at all today and I wanted to do a few things. This is my last Internet stop before I "hit-the-hay" as some say.
My sister Bee officially has a boyfriend as of today. It's about time too! She is 21 after all... lol. Let my sisterly duty commence! That sisterly duty would be making in-law jokes and such. All you little sisters out there should understand what I'm saying!
And now I am saying goodnight. All you tired people (and not tired people) should understand that too! haha.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th!

Happy independence day, y'all! Over 200 years ago we declared our independence from England! woot woot. haha.
I should be sleeping right now, however my neighbors are still shooting off fireworks. I normally wouldn't mind staying up this late, but tomorrow is when camp starts again! It is the 12 and up week so it shouldn't be too hard. lol.
:) 'Night,

Saturday, July 3, 2010



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Home Alone!

I am home alone right now. Well...I have the 3 dogs and 3 birds here, but I am the only human in the house.
My parents left for Pennsylvania this morning. They will be back late Saturday night! Until then, it's just me, Bee, Amber (she has been staying with us for the past week), the three dogs, and the three birds.
Plans for the weekend starting with today:
  1. Clean house (vacuum, dust, scrub bathroom, do the dishes, ect.)
  2. Puppy-sit constantly
  3. Make dinner
  4. Make Bee do the dishes since it is her dish day
  5. Go to the mall with Amber
  6. Come home
  7. Get ready for bed
  8. Watch movies
  9. Sleep.
  10. (Friday) Possibly go to breakfast somewhere
  11. Puppy-sit constantly
  12. Make sure messes cleaned up
  13. Hang out
  14. Maybe go swimming
  15. Go out for Chinese food for dinner
  16. Come home
  17. Get ready for bed
  18. Watch movies
  19. Sleep.
  20. (Saturday) Go to a movie with Bee and a couple of friends
  21. Puppy-sit constantly (unless not home, of course)
  22. Make sure messes are cleaned up
  23. Laugh a lot
  24. Dance to music :)
  25. Have a good time
  26. Try not to tease Bee too much
  27. Read!
  28. Eat
  29. Stay up late
  30. Welcome parents home
  31. Sleep.

Take a deep breath now. Don't be overwhelmed. It's going to be a great weekend. Now I have 2 and a half hours until Bee gets home from work. Until then I'm going to get a jump start on the cleaning I mentioned...