Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Counting down the days

I am counting down the days until Christmas and till my 20th birthday.

So first I will start with Christmas:
The last couple of years I have gotten into the giving mood. I love to get presents, don't get me wrong, but I LOVE giving them. This year I made most of the gifts that I am giving. In fact all but one were hand made. The only one that wasn't was the one for my parents, but that one is one that I know will get used a lot and it is something they really needed. I have given 2 gifts already. They were Leighton and Cait's gifts. They both loved their scarves. Cait's was shorter, becasue she doesn't like really long scarves, but I made Leighton's longer, because she seems to like that kind. Both really loved them and I have seen Cait with hers on and it makes me smile.

I still have to give Mimi her wash cloths, Aaron his hat, and Danielle her present, but I am sure they will all love them. I can't wait to see Aaron react to his hat. We are not opening our gifts until Christmas morning. It changes each year when we open the "Santa" gifts depending on Mom's work schedule. This year she works till 3 on Christmas Eve, but on Christmas day she is off. So we opted for just opening the gifts on Christmas morning. Then we will go have lunch at Mimi's. We will then play dirty santa.

The 26th we are going to my cousin's house. Cason and his wife Jessica are fixing breakfast and we will then play dirty santa also. Another cool thing is that tonight will most likely be spent scanning pictures. We got both my Mimi and my grandmother and grandpa a digital picture frame for Christmas. So we will be loading them up with pictures tonight.

So now onto my birthday:
My birthday is next Tuesday. I will be turning 20. I was going to have a party, but now I have opted for spending time with Leighton and Danielle as much as possible. I only get to see Danielle every 6 months or so and Leighton is about to go down to Orlando, so there is no telling how long it will be until I see her again. I am hoping to go see a movie or something maybe on my birthday with some friends. I have decided that is what I want most. Now I just need to figure out what is playing that I would want to go all the way to Oxford to see. I hope there is something good on.

Well now I think I will sit and read. I love being out of school. Even though it isn't that long of a break, it is still plenty of time for me to read.
Hopefully I will put pictures up from Christmas after all the craziness.
so Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Quote of the Day= my life statement

So I was looking at the qoute of the day widget on the side of my blog *points to right side* and I couldn't help but feel a little giddy about it. It is so something I would say. So here it is.
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
Jane Austin

So to explain. Not only did she describe how I feel about reading she also had the point about having a library in her home. That is me. I want to have a library in my house. I have it all figured out in my head. I know that at first I won't be able to, but one day I want to. It is on my bucket list. I may only be 20 (well almost), but hey, I want that in my lifetime. So I just thought I would post about how much I want a library.

On another note, Mom, Dad, and I played Scrabble. I got my first bingo word (when you use all 7 tiles). It was "Meiosis". I usually don't do that well, but tonight I was doing great. Mom and I tied for 2nd place and Dad won, but it was a close game. I think Dad was 122 and Mom and I were 117. Even with a 90 point word I still lost. *shrug* At least I got a bingo word.

Well I think I will go and read The Time Traveler's Wife now.
Night, and keep writing/reading!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Off The cuff

This post is going to be diffrent than any other ones I do. This is going to just be a poem that I write now. No editing. I might go back and edit it later, but for right now it is just going to be what comes out at this moment. so here goes (Well first I need to comb my wet hair, then it will be poem writing time)


I've been heartbroken,
Had my heart torn in two.
I have given you all of me.
And now I am walking away.

I will not fall again.
I will not jump in that pit again.
I saw the edge,
I contemplated it.

Then I felt the tug.
The tug of the one who loves me more than you.
Not that you ever really loved me.
Not the way I need you to.

I saw the edge, but his pull was stronger.
I stand far away.
I see it in the distance.
I could jump if I want.

But-I won't.
I won't go back down that path again.
You won't-see-me-again.
I may talk, but that is it.

I can't tell you where I have been-
You won't-Understand.
I have something you don't.
-Love- from an ever present-God.

So go along your way.
Don't look back.
Don't go back.
Keep moving forward.

I see that pit.
I know its depths.
I won't jump back in.
I will stay away from it.

Kayla Goodwin
December 5, 2009

So there it is. Hope you like. If you don't understand, then good. If you do then great. I don't care. It is just a statement to myself and someone else or is it? That is for you, the reader, to try to figure out. :)