Thursday, January 24, 2008


Well, last week Georgia saw snow! It started on Wednesday. Mom, Mandy, and I were cleaning the church when it started lightly snowing. It looked like it was going to stop, but when Mom took me to chemistry, it had picked back up again. Halfway through chemistry, when the teacher gave us a break, we students peeked outside and saw that the snow was sticking. We were so excited!

The excitement soon faded. At 8 PM, thirty minutes before class was over, a security guard walked in and told us to leave the classroom because they were locking up the building early due to the snow. Mom's biology lab wasn't over yet, so I stood outside. After a few minutes, I decided that standing outside wasn't going to work. To make a long story short, I stood outside for a total of around 30 minutes and spent about 10 minutes inside Perimeter trying to thaw out. I was frozen when I got home, but I warmed out. I think it's a miracle that my pneumonia didn't take the opportunity to make a comeback.

Anyway, that snow didn't last the night. It began raining, so it melted. However, because of a fear of ice, there was no school on Thursday, but I did go in for my first chemistry lab that night. On Friday, we learned more snow was on the way.

On Saturday, Dad, Mom, and the kids went out to run some errands. Around 11 o'clock, it began to snow, and it stuck. It was coming down heavy. It snowed for about an hour, stopped, picked back up again, and then stopped again... this time permanently. The snow wasn't that deep, maybe half an inch. That evening, Mandy and I decided to throw a couple of snowballs around before the snow melted. I accidentally hit Mandy in the face with snow, and she got me a few times. On Sunday, the kids at church were busy throwing snowballs at each other. It was absolutely freezing, and I had decided, which I will never do again, to wear open-toe shoes on the snow-covered playground. By Monday morning, all the snow and ice had melted.

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Friday, January 11, 2008

The First Week Back

Well, the busy-ness has begun again. We are back into the flow of school.

Last week, after New Year's, Bethany Greer spent the night and accompanied us the next day to Dawsonville, where we spent our Christmas money. I spent half of mine on a pretty, new purse and the other half on a pair of jeans, a new shirt, a new dress, and socks. Seth didn't spend any of his that day, although later he would spend some of his money on a new computer game. Mandy later spent hers at Old Navy on some shirts and a new pair of pants. On Saturday, Dad and Mom went on a "last hurrah" before school started up. Instead of the usual dinner and a movie, they went to the High Museum of Art and ate dinner at a gourmet restaurant. They had a good time together.

My college schedule has changed this semester, which is weird but I like. Instead of going in everyday, I only go in on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (and Thursday night). This lets me sleep in on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On those two days, I stay home, do homework, and clean the house. My first class in the morning is geography. The teacher is sort of quiet, and the class can get slow sometimes. My next class is English. This semester we're talking about the Caribbean and learning how to write research papers. The last class is digital media, which is dry and boring. Chemistry, which I take on Wednesday nights and go in for a lab on Thursday night, is fun. The teacher is funny, and the class has already begun to bond. So far, I don't have a favorite class, but I'm leaning more towards chemistry for that position. It is so weird to change all one's teachers and classmates; it's like the first day of school all over again. But I'm quickly getting used to it. It is nice to be back in school and to stay busy.

Well, the first week of school has ended, and everyone is tired. On the way home today, Mandy fell asleep in the car and started muttering in her sleep. Mom is currently napping, since she's been up late this week, planning for her classes. And, there is a little cause for worry since Dad's car died last night and refused to start up again this morning, even after an attempt to jump-start the battery. At least it died at the end of the week, and thank goodness Dad is still borrowing the motorcycle, or he would have never made it in to work this morning.

So, that is pretty much it. There are no new pictures to share and nothing else (that I can think of) that is exciting or worth telling about. I'll be sure to post again when something occurs.