heyy guys :) today i thought i would just write up a post on things that i've been up to recently (accompanied by a gajillion random pictures) since, literally, it's the perfect weather right now. this whole past week the sun literally hasn't broken through once, and it's just been cold, wet, rainy, and windy weather basically this whole week. not the most fun, i mean really, like a glimpse of the sun might've been nice, but yeah well.
today was no exception, i mean, the wind's been howling all morning, i baked some chocolate chip cookies and used brown sugar to see if they would get chewy, and lazed around watching Kitchen Conundrums by Thomas Joseph. Oh yeah, and i got a copy of The Book Thief from the library. So, not a whole lot of interesting things, but, some post is better than no post. =)
school-wise, we have a science fair coming up eventually, and we have to start preparing for that with investigation plans and the whatnot, so that's pretty stressful. i'm also working on a research paper about the foundation of photography, so, those are the long term assignments i have, but we still have smaller deadlines, so with those and regular school work, it's works me out. but, in a way, that's okay i guess. this post by olivia really inspired me; you should really read it if you haven't. ^_^ at school, in one of my classes, we have this really awesome teacher who's really into having discussions with us and stuff, and it's really great. but a couple times, we'd talk about school, and there's this one girl who's quite emphatic about her opinions, and she's just there like, "I hate school." That got me thinking.
I mean, think about it. Sure, school's a real pain sometimes and more often than not, I'm sitting in class daydreaming about anything except what i should be focused on. but in reality, school is actually a privilege that i have the honor of having. like, dude, that's pretty amazing. education is something that other parts of the world don't have as freely as i do right now. i should be thankful, but quite honestly, that's one of the hardest things for me to do sometimes.
another thing i've been doing recently before going to bed is listening to a sermon or two joel osteen. his messages are like really, really positive and uplifting, and they really encourage me for the next day. what i love about his messages is that they are inspirational, but he also talks about God and how through HIM we can have peace and joy and happiness. on our own, it's not something we can have naturally, but because of Who is on the throne, we can live life happy and positive.
ugh, it's still raining outside. i really should just make some popcorn and watch a movie or something. yesterday i was at school till like 8 o clock since we had a fundraiser and i had to help. and i got sick in the process of this week. *drops shoulders*
honestly, i'm not quite sure what this post is going to be like. probably very jumbled and all over the place. well, sorry in advance.
these brownies were a batch i made when i was really craving some brownies. i just wanted a batch of perfect, delicious brownies, yanno? every girl needs some. so i googled "best brownie recipe", and found a recipe and made it. they turned out OK, but really cakey. Not my favorite, I much more prefer a fudgy and dense brownie, so these weren't my faves, but yeah well.
so yeah. i don't know. i made pumpkin cake yesterday at my friend's house. and then i had to go to school, so i don't know how they turned out. hehe :)
anyways, so i think i'm rambling. if you even read this far, props to you ^_^
thanks for reading and have a great week ♥ life is beautiful, you just have to find the beauty.