Life Update and Some Randomness

The school year has officially started for our family.  The summer sped by (as usual), but it seemed to go by even quicker this year.  Lots of activities kept us busy.  Graduation, a party, a formal, out of town guests, building a barn, joining Pintrest (click here), laser tag, a book study, a tea, a couple of English Country dances, and several get-togethers.  I’ll be blogging about some of these summer activities in the near future, so I won’t spoil the upcoming posts by telling you about them now. 😉  But I will give you a glimpse of my summer through a few pictures.

Me and one of our chickens, Calamity Jane.

Playing a card game with friends.

Ready to annihilate the green team! 😉

Playing Ninja with my cousins.

But amidst all the fun, there has also been a lot of work.  Much of my time has been spent studying for, and CLEPing out of college classes.  Last Monday, I was the owner of 18 college credits.  Now, I am the owner of 21 college credits, 12 of which I have earned since the end of June.  Now that’s how to do it! *nods* Next, I get to tackle Biology. *wrinkles nose* 😉

This is my new desk lamp.  I was looking for a lamp similar to this one, and the only ones I could find were too large and too expensive.  Then I saw this one sitting all by its lonesome on a shelf in Target.  It didn’t have a price on it, so I brought it up to customer service.  After punching a few buttons, the lady slapped a sticker on the tag.  “As is, $3.75.”  Yes, you read that right.  The Lord gave me the perfect lamp for less than 4 bucks!

The above quote perfectly captures my thoughts lately.  There is always a list of things to be decided or taken care of, and no sooner do I knock a couple of them off, more get put on.  Rinse  and repeat.  I whole heartily agree with Anne; it is quite a serious thing to grow up.

I’ve done a bit of work on the blog over the past few days.  I updated the About Me page, (overhauled might be a better word) so go check it out!  Also, you can now subscribe to blog updates by email.

I recently discovered that I have a passion for pen and ink drawing.  It’s small, detailed, portable, and can be very precise — what’s not to like?  I ended up taking a pen & ink class this summer to learn some techniques.  It was me, and about seven retirees drawing for almost nine hours. 🙂

So yesterday, when I needed to make a blog button, I brought out the sketchbook and pens.  The end result is the little pen & ink image over here on the right —>  (Fellow bloggers, you are welcome to grab it!   I haven’t figured out how to get the little box with the HTML up there, but you can just stick the picture in your sidebar and link it back to here.)

So… I think that’s all I have to say at the moment.  I already have another “real” post in the works so it should be up here sooner or later. 😉  Thanks for reading my ramblings!

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8 thoughts on “Life Update and Some Randomness

  1. Thanks for the update, friend! I loved the pictures. 🙂 And I loved the Anne quote – and what you said about it. I just love your blog! Keep up the great work!

  2. Cassandra Rhoden

    Hi Emily. It’s Cassandra Noelle from CollegePlus! I followed the link to your blog and I’m following now… looking forward to reading what you post!

    Love in Christ,

    • Hello Cassandra! I was so tickled to see your name on my comment alert thingy this morning — thank you for commenting! (BTW, I’m following you too.) Thanks so much for sharing that Anne quote on Random Thoughts a while back. It really put my thoughts for the past couple months in a nutshell. “Talk” to you soon!

      • Cassandra Rhoden

        Well, I’m so glad that you liked the quote. It just seemed so fitting. We’re all growing up and it can be a very confusing thing and we try to figure everything out.

        Have a blessed Sunday!

        Your friend,

  3. Hey Emily! I don’t actually know you…I just saw your blog on the CollegePlus forums and thought I’d check it out 🙂 I love your blog!! And I also love Anne of Green Gables…so, seeing your quote right when I got to your blog was pretty awesome…just sayin 🙂 Anyway…nice to “meet you!”

    • Hello Joanna! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love comments. 😉 What’s your username on the forums?
      I’m glad you enjoyed the quote. Cassandra posted it on Random Thoughts a while back. When I saw it, I knew it would be going on my blog.
      Nice to “meet” you too! Thanks again for commenting!

      • I’m JoannaNicole on the forums…I don’t go on that much just because of busyness with school and all, but, I’ve started looking around a lot more recently 🙂

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