Monday, October 29, 2007

Potrait of an Autumn Afternoon

There's nothing quite like an autumn day in the country...

Hay bales don't look so mountainous as they used to, now that you're a big kid. You stand there for a moment, surveying the biggest bale, contemplating the best way to mount it. Running jump? Frantic scramble? Maybe you should hop on from a smaller one? No matter. It's fun however you decide. You hoist yourself up; the bale wobbles a little, but you're not scared. You've had a lot of experience. As a matter of fact, you settle down with a little extra wiggle and bounce, just because you like the feeling of knowing you won't fall.

From up here, you can see the whole field. It's almost like being in the middle of nowhere... too bad you can still see the house. But it's okay. You turn your gaze from the field to the trees behind you at the sound of a ripe persimmon hitting the ground. Looking up, you see the contrast of skeletal branches, still holding their plump, orange fruit, against the clear, blue sky. You hug yourself as the breeze whispers a little more loudly than usual, telling a few more persimmons to let go. Maybe you should hop down and try one? You've never been really fond of their strange, orangey gooeyness, but how can you help not tasting something that looks so pretty? You decide not to. It would be too inconvenient... you're awf'ly comfortable.

Yawning, you lie down on the warm hay. Warm hay smells so nice. It prickles a little, but somehow it's a comforting, friendly type of prickle. Sunshine pours over you, warming your face, and soaking into your jeans. Eyes closed, you sigh contentedly, thinking of nothing, but perfectly happy in the moment.

Until some little six-legged bugger decides you're offensive.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Happy Weekends

Does anyone remember when I used to complain about not having a life? No longer.Don't know how it happened, but life has definitely picked up. Lots of stuff's been going on lately! Yay!

Okay, so how cool is it that I have gotten to see Calvary people 3 weekends in a row?! Awesome!! They're so great. You heard about us going to Janie's, and then last weekend we went to Calvary for a seminar thing, and today we came home from spending the night at the Davises' house. They had a party. **cough**redneck party**cough** (I'm laughing in my head.) It was awesome fun.

You know what else is great? Driving down the interstate at 11 in the morning, with the warm sun shining, the cool fall air rushing in the windows, and Pirates of the Carribean music turned up really loud. I didn't want to go home, but I have to say, the ride was great. And I thought I was going to die when we went past Six Flags. Augh. The Goliath was rolling. It made me feel happy and sad inside at the same time. lol

We got a little mixed up on the way there. It wasn't our fault that the roads had more than one name! "Um... I don't think there's a Brown Rd here, and we've already wasted like 2 miles looking for it. You should call." "I don't WANT to call! It's gotta be here somewhere. Just turn around again." "If it was there, I would've seen it. Maybe it has a different name. Please call." "Dear Lord, please help us find the right road, without me having to call Grayson again." I made her call again. lol. And it wasn't Brown Rd. It was Senator Rd. Crazy roads. But we made it, all in once peice. Yay! We had hot dogs, and played volleyball, and just sat around and talked about stuff like Star Wars and guitars... and we didn't talk about people. heehee... And we had some fireworks... and some insane people doing insane stuff... So... Anyways, it was great.

I don't think there's really a point to this post - I'm just super happy.
When I got home, my 50 dollar check was in the mail! WOO!! YAY!!

And I'm hungry. I'm gonna go have lunch now.
Love to all my Nice Peoples friends.
Have a beautiful day.

:)Princess Caitlin

P.S. I forgot to tell everyone how Sarah spewed water all over me when we were at Janie's house. I forgot how it happened now. Hmph. But she did, and it was funny. And yesterday, I accidentally splashed her with my water bottle.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


That's right, folks.
National Novel Writing Month.

And guess who's decided to participate?
Yours Truly!

Any novel ideas, anyone? I have what I think is a good one, but I'll tell you in the next post. I'm still keeping my eye out for storylines and such.

So. I doubt my capabilities, especially in writing 50,000 words in one month, but if you dear people would grill me, interrogate me, and otherwise pester me to death, asking how it's coming along and such, then I will probably make some progress. Hopefully, anyhow.

It should be very satisfying to write a novel!


Sunday, October 7, 2007

Randomness Because I Feel Like Posting

**disclaimer: I strive for God, His will, and His good pleasure to always take first place in every aspect of my life. The answers given to these questions reflect my personal wishes and preferences, which will be (and have been) forfeited for the carrying out of The Master's plan as He wills.**

Where do you want to be in 5 years?

Hm... I shall be 23. I should like to be married, and have a nice little home, and to have accomplished something "big"... like maybe publishing a book? Or learning a foreign language? But, anyways. Married. lol

How do you handle a rainy day?
Read a book, sip some tea... cozy things like that.
Or lie around and watch TV and wish for some sunshine... it depends.

What is the truest thing that you know?
God is who He says, His Word is true, and a deep relationship with Him is vital for a meaningful and joyful life.

What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
um... Maybe my costochondritis... felt like being stabbed with a knife. yay.

Who have you hugged today?
Would you like a list, or the most recent person? A list would be more funner.

Who has done something today to show they care about you?
Mrs. Lunsford was really sweet. She told me that if I ever wanted to come to Calvary without driving all the way, I could go to her house and ride with them.

If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be?
1. Play the guitar
2. Learn French and Spanish (I guess that was cheating)
3. Get a car. (or that truck I told y'all about)

Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?
How they make me feel.

What 5 things do you want to do before you die?
1. Learn another language
2. Travel lots
3. Have my own family
4. Be an author
5. LIVE!

What book are you currently reading?
Nothing, actually... Weird, I know.

Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?
Uh, no. But there are a lot of movies that I could watch pretty frequently. The Lion King, for instance.

List five random things about yourself.
1. I love my socks.
2. I like to say "mefinks" and "probly" and "dreffly" and other shortened versions of stuffs.
3. I don't really like my braces.
4. I like mustard. It's my favorite condiment.
5. I purposely use bad grammar. It's more funner.

Have you ever dreamt a dream that came true?
Not that I'm aware of.

What is your idea of paradise?
Besides for heaven?
I'm not sure...

What one thing have you done that most people haven't?
Apparently, most people haven't danced with a broom... I have.

What is the kindest thing you have ever done?
Um... I don't know. (Great, now I feel bad...)

Are you a patient person?
Not really, but I'm working on it.

Where is the most fun place you have EVER been?
The most fun place... the WILDS summer camp. But it would have been so much more fun if my friends had been there.

What is under your bed right now?
That is a very good question... I think boxes of letters, and ... I'm not sure. But I know have 2 or 3 shoeboxes of letters.

Would you consider yourself to be romantic?
Yes. But not hopelessly so.

What is the one thing that you love to do so much that you would make sacrifices to be able to do it?
See my friends! I shelled out 20 dollars for this weekend. And I need new shoes. lol.

Would you rather give up listening to music or watching television?

List five people you love. (No particular order)

I don't think that's fair!

Have you ever lost someone close to you?

Have you ever won a contest or competition?
Um... yes? lol - best Sr High soloist at a camp one year.

Is there anything really interesting in your family history?
Nothing. **yawn** I wish there were.

Is there anyone you trust completely?

Your favorite place in the world?
Wherever the people I love are.

What could a member of the opposite sex do to impress you?
Play a mean guitar. Or sing really well. Or BOTH! (I'm actually more impressed by gentlemanliness, though. A friend of mine held the door open for me and my sister today as we walked around church, and I was impressed.)

Do you ever have moments where you feel like everything is all right in the world?
Yes. I call those my "I just want to hug the whole world and everyone in it" moments.

Favorite verse(s):
You know, I'm not very good with favorites.

Person you admire?
Paul the apostle.

When you see a stranger on the street does your first reaction lean towards thinking of this person as a potential friend or as a potential threat?
I'm really not sure. When I see a stranger on the street, I simply think "Oh look! A stranger on the street!"

Vanilla or Chocolate?
vanilla, in most instances. Well... at least for coffee beverages. I like chocolate pudding and chocolate cake better.

Is it natural for human beings to fear and distrust each other, or is it cultural?
I would say natural... Not like I go around distrusting everyone for no reason...

You have to choose. Would you be happier marrying someone rich for their money or living in the streets and subway tunnels with someone you love?
I love how it says "you have to choose." Who's going to make me? but I will choose anyways. (don't hold me to this, y'all.)
I will say marrying someone rich for their money. And I say this because if you marry someone poor and live in subway tunnels, it's bound to stretch you, cause stress and tension, and damage your relationship. If you marry someone rich, even if you're not in love, you can learn to love a person. Especially if conditions are favorable, I would assume.

What do you feel unworthy of?
Everything I have been blessed with. I deserve nothing, and have so much more than I could ever say thank you for.

What makes you want to be someones friend?
that's a good question. I'm not really sure. But genuinness is a key.

Is fifty dollars a lot of money?
Yep. Most of the time.

Least favorite chore?
Washing dishes. Then peeling potatoes.

When are you planning to move to a new home?
In 3.5 years, 7 hours, and 9.6 minutes.
**shrugs** Whenever I get married, I suppose.

What instrument would you like to be famous for playing?

Which is more romantic: an expensive, glittering bouquet OR flowers that were hand picked as they grew beside the parkway?
It depends on what kind of flowers they are.

So, there you have it.
Feel free to copy it and do it yourself. I love reading these.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

(riding home from Calvary)
Me: "You know, I don't really understand it, but I just have SO much fun being with Sarah! It's awesome. We just have a nice time together, and I'm not sure why it's so great to be with her... it just IS! hm?"
Laura: "I know why."
me: "oh?"
Laura: "Yeah. You're like peanut butter and jelly. They taste so good together, but nobody really knows why. It's just cuz God made them that way - they taste yummy and just go so well together. That's how it is."

I guess Janie is the milk.

It was so great to be with friends this weekend!
Laura, Sarah, Janie, Bekka and I had suuuch a great time. We watched North and South. (What a nice nose! :^) ( 'O')
We talked about a certain name, and how the people who own it generally have a common characteristic. We laughed for no reason... And sometimes we laughed with a reason. (Like the "love scene" in Janie's play...)

And visiting Calvary today was great!
Hi to all you sweet Calvary people! It was so good to see you guys!
Wonderful, actually. ♥And I'm very sorry if you're a Calvary person and I didn't get to talk to you!

On the way home, we accidentally turned off 75 onto 285, but it wasn't a big deal, cuz I knew to just get right back on 75. lol. I can't believe we drove to Acworth friday, and then home from Smyrna today. Wow. And we're alive and well, and everything! And I didn't even whine and be crazy sad when it was time to go. I just smiled and said bye. :-)

Anyways, it's been a LOVELY weekend. Really.
Have a lovely Sunday evening.
I'm happy. ^.^

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Soooo Sleepy!

So. My Daddy's ok.
They ran another test to determine if the problem is his gallbladder or intestines. It's looking like his gallbladder, but they want to be sure. If that's what the problem is, hopefully the surgeon will go ahead and operate so's he can come home sooner. If that's not what it is... well, we won't think about that. Intestines are a little more complicated. But they're pretty sure about the gallbladder. And I have never typed gallbladder so many times in my life before. As a matter of fact, I don't think I've even typed it before tonight.

Also, my parents aren't sure why they did the heart sonogram, but the cardiologist hasn't gotten back with them, so his heart must be ok. :-) which is great.

Maybe you've noticed I'm a little wordy for almost 1 AM.
Ugh. It's because I had a large coffee from McDonalds. Now I will tell you how and why:

I got home from church, and decided to call and tell my mommy that we made it safely. Then she told me that Daddy wanted his breathing machine, and Daddy wanted me to bring it. And I really didn't want to. But I did. And I also took a pillow and earplugs for my mommy, who decided to spend the night at the hospital. So, Laura and I left the children with orders to go to bed ASAP (which, they did. I'm so proud of them), and off we went, into the dark and the rain, to the hospital an hour away. But I was getting sleepy, so we stopped at McDonalds, where all of the employees were just sitting around talking.
Nice Employee Man Who Was Leaving Soon: "Good evening! Can we help ya?"
"yes, actually. Y'all got any coffee?"
NEM"I dunno, but if we don't we can brew some - unless you want iced coffee... that doesn't gotta be brewed. But we'll brew ya some!"
"Oh, that would be lovely"
They laughed.
On- duty employee: "Can I take yo' order, ma'am?"
"Yes, please. I need a small coffee and medium fry."
-off-duty employee woman: "How old are you, anyways?" She made a funny face at me.
"Eighteen." I smiled.
"Wha-?! You look fourteen!"
... I just smiled.
"Huh. You look real young. When I was 18, I looked 21! I got in to anyplace I wanted."
NEM: "I don't even want to hear them stories."


The Nice Employee Man and strange woman who were off, left. Everyone else forgot about me. Finally, some woman said "Hey! Did anyone check that lady's coffee?!" And then they gave me a large since I had to wait so long.

I drank most of it at the hospital. It was weird seeing Daddy all drugged up and mostly incoherent. 0_o But I'm super glad he's ok.

Anyways. Now I'm home, and it's almost 1, and I still have lots of caffiene in me... I hope going to sleep isn't too hard.

But now you know the whole story about me getting coffee, and you know how Daddy's doing.

Driving around at midnight was a first...

Anyways. I'm done rambling now. **yawn** And I still have work tomorrow! Augh!

Thanks so much for y'all's prayers. Love you!!
Princess Caitlin

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

In Love...

Riding home from work, I saw him.
He was standing there, idly, just watching the cars go by.
My mother saw him first, actually. I was too busy rambling about the day to notice anything noticeable.
"Caitlin! Did you see?!" She pointed.
"Wha- OOOhh!!"
My heart skipped a beat.
We drove out of sight...
"Ooooh," I sighed something about love.
"Would you like for me to turn around?"
I grinned.
We turned around; I got out and got his number.
And some pictures.
10-2-07 003

10-2-07 002

Pictures do him little justice.
If only, if only...

Monday, October 1, 2007


So. I set up a little shop online to sell my wares.
If you would like to take a look, all you have to do is click these words.
If you wouldn't like to take a look, then sit tight, because I'm forcing you to!
**evil, but cute laughter**

First, we have my newest listing:

A slouchy beret-type hat. I think it's way cute.

Maybe I'll do a little promo for Avon, too...
I'm wearing my new makeup. It's awesome. Love the lipstick.

Next, we have my personal favorite listing:

Woo hoo! Pink Heather Cap! Yay!

But that's not all! This bracelet's pretty sweet, too!

Anyways. That's all I'll make you endure for now.
Just thought I'd do a little self-promotion.
And just a little for a friend.

so... Preschool's going well... And... I just bought some cute boots...and makeup...
And I haven't sold anything yet, so I didn't buy anything else.