Current Mood: happy, confident, clean (just got out of the shower ;) you should see me…my hair all wrapped up in a towel. :D)
Last song played: MySpace Girl – The Afters
Pinterest Update: 44 Boards, 1,219 Pins, 500 Likes
I seriously cannot believe how well my first Ramblings post was received. :D haha I know a lot of you were looking forward to it, but still…I didn’t think I’d get that sort of response. And all the comments totally made my day.
As a friend of mine said: ‘your readers are legit!!’ Like he really needed to tell me that :P ;)
So…you all gave me some good ideas in your comments. Oh! And speaking of comments, one girl (Marcia) asked if it’s okay for my readers to ramble in their comments on my rambling posts. The answer to that is:
By all means!! Long comments totally make my day! I mean, comments, in general, make my day. But long, rambling comments make my day super amazingly happy.
I loved all the suggestions you people gave me for fun, random things to begin my posts with! I liked the idea of a ‘favorite smell’, but…not sure if (by the time I write another Ramblings post), if I would’ve gained a new favorite. Know what I mean? I’m still open to suggestions, though, so…fire away! :) Oh! Somebody else suggested doing an ‘Ask Raquel’ thingamajig. That sounds fun! And I’m always open for questions. :) So…we could do that too. Maybe end with that, actually. And I’ll just answer the question that I think is the most…interesting. ;) Sound good?
Oh and since I was eating something else in my last post, I just thought I’d let you know that I’m nibbling on a blueberry muffin. Costco’s blueberry muffins are the best!
A few days ago, I finished a portrait of Brandon Heath. This past December, my Mama, bro and I got to go see him in concert (with Britt Nicole opening for him). It was a ton of fun! I wrote a review to his first album here. And I’m currently working on a review for his second one (What If We) – keep an eye out for it! :)
Not my best...and the scanner certainly doesn't help in making it look like it actually does :P ...
I’ve been thinking of starting to do exercises every morning. It’s not that I’m a weakling or anything (if you’re a country gal/guy, you get daily exercise no matter what :P). But I’m thinking more of the push-ups, pull-ups type deal. ::shrugs:: I’m not totally sure yet. My body has an iron deficiency (which I am currently taken supplements for). But basically, that means that I don’t have a ton of energy…which, in turn, prevents me from going out and jogging a couple miles. :P I love walking! And we live on a great country road that allows us to do that. ‘Walking is very beneficial exercise,’ to quote Miss Elizabeth Bennet. :)
How about you? Does your family have any sort of exercise program that they do? I know some families that have a sort of PE for their homeschools. :)
Is it just me or are custom license place becoming really popular? I have seen so many lately!! The other day, I counted about 8. I only remember about 3. DPQR (sounds like a radio station), Crazy 2, and T-Flo. Don’t ask me what any of those mean, but…I thought they were kind of interesting.
Do any of you remember when I posted pics of the back of my cell phone. I put a sticker of Rapunzel on it. Well, I decided to add a couple more.
What do you think?
Ooooh!! I have some really, really exciting news!!! I am now an official photographer on Etsy.com :) I opened up my own shop and am currently trying to fill it with photographs. I am so excited!! So far, I don’t have very many items up, but am adding more and more slowly.
Stop by and take a look-see whenever you can. I’d appreciate your visits. :)
Oh some other exciting news.
I have entered a new chapter in my life. A chapter I never thought I’d start writing. A chapter about something that I’m not a super huge fan of.
I can imagine losing about ten followers right now – just for saying that I’ve never really been ‘into’ sports. :/
BUT…there are some sports that I really do like. My uncle is the professional trainer of the trainees for the Peruvian national team – Alianza. And my Dad (his brother) was in a world-cup game. And they won. ::nods:: Yeah, pretty cool. ;)
AND, of course I love sports that have to do with horses.
LOVE watching the Olympics!!
But football. I’ve never really been that excited about it.
But you should all be very, very proud of me because…
I watched my very first Super Bowl EVER this last Sunday!!!
And I decided that I like it…especially since the team I was rooting for won. ;)
Did you watch the Super Bowl this year? Who were you thinking was going to win?
Anyway…my official opinion:
Football isn’t all that bad...though I do think some football fans can make it overrated. :P
Eli Manning is pretty cool.
Tom Brady is not very attractive…okay, so he has his moments, but for the most part, he’s not. :/ Anyway, he's not a very good person..and plus, his stinkin' team has lost already (before this year) so...yeah. Gaints FTW! :D
Three Reasons I Was Rooting For the Giants:
1. I have lotsa friends in New York.
2. There were more black people on the Giants' team...and black people are KNOWN for being good at sports. (seriously!!)
3. According to the people I was hanging out with, the Giants are...just...better.
And in closing…I have some bittersweet news.
In the last two months, three people at my church have gone to be with the LORD. Yes, they were all believers. One was an older gentleman who was 81 years old. He had lived a good, long life. The other two were women…in their late 50’s, early 60’s. They all left behind families and loved ones. And one of the women was one of my Mama’s best friends. We have known that particular family since before I was born. :/ It’s been a very painful road for Mrs. B. (since she had been battling cancer for a few months now), so in a way, we are all grateful that she is out of pain and in a blissful, heavenly body now. She leaves behind 6 children – 4 girls and 2 boys. 3 of the girls are married and out of the house, with children of their own. The youngest daughter (in her early 30’s) is still living at home, and has been such an inspiration to me – the way she had been taking care of her mother (without complaint) all the times she had been sick. The boys are 15 and 13 years old. My bro and I went and picked them up Saturday afternoon, just to get them away from their house for a little bit. We went to Dutch Bros., walked around at Fort Vancouver, went out to dinner (at Elmer’s!...yes, we had breakfast ;), and then they ended up coming home with us and spending the night. :D haha We watched ‘The Dark Knight’…and the boys didn’t go to bed till 11:30PM. I was a good girl and hit the sack at about 11. ;)
This was my food ^
But anyway…please be keeping these three families in your prayers. Mrs. B’s memorial service is this Thursday and I’d appreciate prayer for my Mama as well. We are all mourning the loss of Mrs. B., but…so, so, so happy that she is now home with the LORD. In a place where cancer cannot reach her and pain cannot seize her. She is happy. :)
Time to go help my little sisters with their school. ;) A big sisters duties are never done!
Question for Readers:
Where did you watch the Super Bowl this year?
My bro and I went to a friends’ house…in all, we had about 14 teenagers crowded into their living room. :D haha And out of all of those, there was only one person rooting for the Patriots. ;)