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December 2009

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The Sixth Day of Christmas

31 December 2009

six geese a-laying
[six days of Creation]

Since today symbolizes the gift of the Creation, I made a marvelous little creation myself.

     What you see here used to be regular ol’ xtratufs, and now… they are Homer’s grandest fashion statement! And please notice how I beautifully sewed on the old border around the top of these with marvelous colorful thread. It took me the entire Harry Potter 6 movie, 2.5 hours. My fingies are sore.

     P.S. I went sledding at Ohlson Mountain today with Holly. It was icy, steep, speedy, awesome. We crashed gooood. I liked it. But since Sister is an old woman now, she didn’t really like that. How booooring.
     However on a less boring note, we did get this exciting picture today. I especially like Holly’s face.

P.P.S. We watched Food Inc today. Watch it. Makes me even more glad I don’t eat meat, or animal products, with the exception of these cookies I’ve been eating with butter and eggs. :) But Food Inc… good film it is.
P.P.P.S. There’s only one day left to complete my resolutions for 2009. Looks like I will be failing some of them. And I need to decide on some 2010 resolutions for a better world and a better Chelsea.
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The Fifth Day of Christmas

30 December 2009

five golden rings
[the Torah – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy]

I blogged.
I ate cookies.
I didn’t shower until 3.
I wore sweats all day.
I cleaned my room.
I dressed up Natalie.
I felt really sick for a few hours.
Too many cookies? :)
I threw up.
I started feeling much better.
I kind of like when that happens.
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The Fourth Day of Christmas

29 December 2009

four calling birds
[the four gospels- Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John]

This day was extra fabulous.
-This morning Holly dyed my hair dark, dark brown  again. I love it.
-Then I saw the neighbor boy slip on the ice with his bike down his driveway. Hilarious. And he was fine, so it’s okay to laugh. I’m still laughing actually.

-My dear siblings and I drove up to our Dad’s house, rockin’ out in the truck on the way.
-We hung out at Dad’s for the day, talking with our grandparents a lot. They are wonderful.
I was wicked allergic up there, so Grandad made me a nice concoction to help me.
-Holly, Stacy, Jake, and I fought over which carvings of Dad’s we should get. I love those carvings.
-Another funny… I was bouncing on a big ball and Jake kicked it out from underneath me at the perfect time and plop! I fell on the ground. Very very hilarious.
-Me and my dearest siblings left, and I had to say goodbye to my favorite ol’ Pops for five months. Sad. I’ll miss that wonderful father of mine.

-Then us aunties and uncle watched our two nieces while Holly and Jordin went and saw the Blind Side. I love that movie.
-I sat on the floor and turned my old xtratufs into cut offs. Yay!
-Had another little classic party at HoJo’s when they got home. Mumsy came over too.
-I became the Michelin Man and Stacy had bed sores.
-We played a serious game of charades. It was nothing but incredible.
-Stacy gets pretty excited with those guessing games. It’s kind of overwhelming.
-Jakey Bob and I had a fabulous drive home, singing out Billy Joel’s Piano Man, and revving the engine to the beat.

My family is the best. They’re the only people I’ve played with all Christmas break. Classic. My social life outside the fam bam is rather nonexistent, but I kind of like it that way. :)

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The Third Day of Christmas

28 December 2009

three french hens

[faith, hope, and love]

The opening hymn in church today was a Christmas song. Goody goody gumdrops (except we were late so I didn’t get to sing most of it. Oh bugger.) But I’m glad we still sang a Christmas song, because Christmastime is not over. I don’t want the Christmas decorations to go down. I don’t want the Christmas music to stop playing. And I don’t want the Christmas spirit to leave.

I do miss the anticipation of Christmas day, but I don’t really have a bad case of the “after Christmas blues” this year. I suppose because I’m still home in Winter Wonderland Alaska with my family, which is what I wanted most. And it’s still Christmas-y because I’m still listening to Christmas music, I’m still eating Christmas goodies (unfortunately), and I’m now blogging about the 12 days of Christmas! :) And looking forward to Epiphany.

After church today, the fam bam came over here to Mom’s house and we had a little feast. We’ve been feasting a lot these days. I soooo love all of the good family time I’m getting. It’s the best.

Since today is the Third Day of Christmas, Stacy and I watched three movies, in a row, and on Mom’s new TV from Holly and Jordin. I just sat here on my computer going through photos and stuff as we watched three movies. Three three three. We watched Nights in Rodanthe (excellent, I liked it a lot a lot), Whale Rider (good good, glad I finally saw it), and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (classic).

I really like Christmas Break.

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The Second Day of Christmas

27 December 2009

two turtle doves
[the Old and New Testaments]

Natalie had a sleepover here at Grandma’s house. I put my footie pajamas on for the occasion. I do love wearing footie jam jams, especially with darling yittle Natalie girl.

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The First Day of Christmas

26 December 2009
a partridge in a pear tree
[Jesus Christ, the Son of God]
Merry Christmas,
or Joyeux Noel,
or Mele Kalikimaka,
or Happy Birthday, Jesus.
The Twelve Days of Christmas, or Christmastide, begin on Christmas Day, December 25th, and ends on January 5th, the day before Epiphany. Today is the first day, the day we celebrate Christ’s birth. It is a glorious day in every way.
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Green Machine

25 December 2009

     Mumsy and I went to the phone place today so I could add texting to my phone plan, only $6 a month for unlimited global texts. I never ever text, but I figured it was time. I’ve been semi-against texting for forever, but I’ve finally caved to the pressures of society and I’m going to use this new method of communicating. Hmm… I have mixed feelings on the issue.
     Texting is pretty excellent and so convenient and easy, but it really depersonalizes communication. But it also helps to keep in touch with people you wouldn’t normally really keep in touch with. It’s good, I just hate when people are obnoxious with texting and don’t pay attention to the real things around them and are just stuck on their phone, ignoring people.
     So as long as I don’t get like that, I think I’ll be okay. And as long as I don’t let texting replace personal communication or talking on the phone, I’ll be golden. And I think I’ll really like this new texting stuff. This is a big move for me, but a good one.
     I suppose it was quite irrational for me to be anti texting, so I am no longer anti.

And P.S. I got a free new phone too since they were having some holiday special and I renewed my contract. Yay! I was so in need of a new tellie, especially for this next semester… oui oui.
It’s an LG Script, lime green and beautiful, with a full keyboard too, for my new texting-ness.
Now I can text Merry Christmas to people! :)

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Winter Solstice

22 December 2009
is the greatest.
Because I got to spend it with all of these wonderful people.
Oh I love you, Family.
On this beautiful winter solstice here in Homer, AK, the sun rose at 10:04 and set at 4:03.
I love that light is now coming back into the world.
Solstice, I thank you for that.
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Hoooooome in Homer

21 December 2009
Natalie learned how to make funny faces for the camera today.
She liked it. I did too.
And guess what else I like…
-my nieces wearing Christmas dresses
-my grandparents 61 years together
-seeing my breath when I breathe
-catching snow flakes in my mouth
-wearing hats with poof balls on top
-making snow angels
-eating Dad’s bread
-Christmas music with Christmas lights
-being in my home ward
-sleeping in Mom’s bed
-wearing my striped pajama set
-taking family pictures
I quite like being home in Homer, AK, especially with these peeps.
They are my favorite you know.
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Un Papier!

17 December 2009

I still have a ten page paper left to write, due tomorrow at noon, but I’m all done with exams and studying! Before I start writing though, I’m celebrating finishing tests by mindlessly unwinding on my computer, and in my mindless wanderings I came across these pictures…

My my time flies when you’re Harry Potter,
Actually, my my time flies anyway.
Speaking of flying… I cannot wait to get on an airplane and fly to snowy and cold Alaska! I’m so ready to be done with the semester and go HOME to the fam bam.
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Sunny Days

15 December 2009
ON THIS SUNNY DAY I got this most wonderful poster in the mail from this most beautiful friend.
ON THIS SUNNY DAY I spotted this girl on the beach, wearing a nice, big, funny hat. She is one of the girls that I often like to refer to simply as “Sister”.
ON THIS SUNNY DAY I went to the Swap Meet and got these sweet new sunglasses, among many other lovely items.
ON THIS SUNNY DAY, today, I saw very little sunshine. I was in class, taking tests, and studying all day long, with much more studying to do, as well as working on my group presentation. Unfortunately my sunshine exposure today was quite meager. And…
I am overwhelmed with studying.
On Friday I finished a group presentation.
I have another one tomorrow.
Today I took religion and self defense finals.
Tomorrow I will take my intercultural communication final, my anatomy final, and a retake test for physiology.
Wednesday I will take my last physiology test.
I have four physiology articles to read and three lab reports.
And Thursday, I have a ten page paper due for peacebuilding.
And of course I have Christmas presents to prepare.
I am overwhelmed. That doesn’t happen very often.
I can’t wait for Thursday, to be done with this stuff.
And more importantly, I can’t wait for 7 am on Saturday morning, when I’ll fly into Homer, AK!
P.S. I hope these days of Hanukkah are going well for you!
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7 December 2009

I love Christmas time, so much. And I love it even more after watching the First Presidency’s Christmas devotional. You should watch it too. So good. Makes me focus on keeping the “Christ” in “Christmas”.

We’re celebrating Christ’s birthday.
What gifts are you going to give?

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Farewell Ting Ting…

6 December 2009

Our dear friend Tingy is leaving Hawaii again, not coming back for a while.
So glad he got to come back this semester, but so sad he’s leaving again.
I’m gonna miss this crazy dude. He’s basically one of the coolest people ever.
I certainly do like this Ting friend of mine, but we’ll see you later alligator.
Thanks for being so wonderful to us all.

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21 years ago

5 December 2009
this girl was born. Oh how that day has changed my life, bringing me the most happiness ever. Happy Birthday bestie friend.
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Pita Party!

5 December 2009

    Chelsie Tavernier and I ran into each other tonight on our runs and we decided we needed to have a fun little Jerusalem party. We wanted Moon and Kara there too, but sadly they were busy, so Chels and I partied anyway.
    I put on my genie pants and Jerusalem sandals, went and picked up Chels, and we drove to the store to get pitas. A little side note, we listened to Arabic techno and Jerusalem by Matisyahu the whole car ride, while talking about our fellow JCites.
    Once we had our whole wheat pitas (yum yum) we went back to my house and got out the goods. Hummus, almond butter, jam, peanut butter, and honey. (Sorry, no nutella or halva spread). Then we plopped our pitas in the toaster, put on Aladdin, and began our feast. Twas marvelous!
    P.S. We decided not to watch Aladdin and went to the Blind Side instead, a very very good movie. Loved it. You should watch it.
    Salaam and Shalom!

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barefoot run

5 December 2009

My wonderful little feet ran over grass, mud, and rocks tonight, under a beautiful, starry, Hawaiian sky. So perfect.