Tag: Lifestyle

Currently: May 2017

Yayy, it’s time for another Currently post! Today’s linkup cohosts are Anne and Nancy!

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Baking-

Well, nothing at the moment, because IT’S AP TEST WEEK AND IM DYING? I had planned to bake some sort of cookies for my band teachers and stuffs because of end-of-year, but TIME. A commodity I don’t have. (I do have a list of stuff I’m going to bake over the summer, though) 😛

 

Listening-

To a lot of things, at the moment, actually. Classical music for when I’m writing timed AP Lang essays, just ‘regular’ (as regular of music I listen to XD) music when I’m typing up essays and stuff, and audiobooks when I’m doing math (because no words, and it uses a different part of my brain/concentration). I study better with noise in the background, so I’ve been listening to A TON of stuff.

Loving-weather

The spring weather? You know, the 70 degree stuff that lasted one week before it went to the 50s, and then straight to the upper 80s? Fun stuff. Also my band people, because performing and playing music with friends is always THE BEST.

Planting-

I just planted a bunch of succulents that hopefully I’ll not kill XD. I’m also *thinking* of doing some gardening stuff? But I don’t know? Because I have a tendency to kill plants and live things?

Remembering-

Not so much remembering, but realising that ITS THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. Like, not technically, because school goes until the middle of June, but after APs are over and band and Science Olympiad and extracurriculars are all over, it’s essentially over.

 

Linking up here

 

What Happened This Month: April 2017

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picture credits, editing mine, feat PicMonkey

Happenings-

  • Science Olympiad States happened.
  • Spotify finally started working on my computer 😀
  • I arranged Bohemian Rhapsody for flute, trumpet, 2 trombones, and tuba (tho we’re not going to play it XD)
  • Watching Moana and finding Lin Manuel
  • Finding out that Hangouts is slowly shutting down

Awesome-

  • Getting lots and lots of bookmail 😀 😀
  • When you actually prewrote blogposts to cover the week you were going to be really busy
  • Finding the song you’re playing in band in a meme
  • Chocolate bc Easter

Awkward-

  • When Hamilton doesn’t count for your history curriculum, even though it’s the only history you’ve done all year
  • When people interrupt your music with ads for their music. Like, guess whose music I’m not going to listen to next? Definitely not yours…
  • Waking up right before your flute lesson then spending the whole lesson choking on air bc allergies
  • When you get SO MUCH BOOKMAIL but the covers don’t match so you can’t do a photoshoot
  • When you’re procrastinating doing something that you’re doing to procrastinate on something that you’re procrastinating on
  • When your Spotify weekly is ON POINT

That Moment When-

  • When you title your essay “In Which My Brain Started Working Faster Than My Hand and I Started Mispelling Things . . . Then Ran Out Of Time (the title of my memoir, probably)” to show that you’re a serious essayist
  • You get 2x the likes on Insta because you’re posting b/w photos. Like…I’m not even good at b/w photography??

Practicing-

  • Wyman’s Silvery Waves Original Theme with Variations, piano (finally finished this one!)
  • Bach’s Inventio 5, piano
  • Bach’s Inventio 14, piano
  • Rondo in D Major by Mozart, flute
  • Flute for band:
    • Lincolnshire Posy
    • Suite of Old American Dances
    • The Stars and Stripes Forever
    • Exaltation by James Swearington (what a name)
  • A few jazz pieces for Bari Sax that I play on bassoon for jazz band
    • A String of Pearls
    • Blessed Assurance
    • Carnaby Street
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo
    • Pennsylvania 6500
    • Sweet Georgia Brown
    • and several others

Blog News-

It was a bad month for blogging 😄 I didn’t get to do any commenting on other blogs, and didn’t have time to write blogposts other than book reviews…sorry about that 😄

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Media This Month: April 2017

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Musical Finds-

Cool Blogposts Read

I didn’t read many blogposts this month, due to that thing called LIFE. Here are the legit two I saw XDD

10 Things About Books I Shall Give Vague Pterodactyl Screams Over And Then Fall On My Head (by Cait @ Paper Fury)

Positivity (by Bonnie @ Bonnie’s Blessings)

Great Videos Watched

Twitter Finds

 

Currently: April 2017 || The Insanity Edition

What would you know, it’s time for another Currently post again! Anne and Jess are hosting Currently this month!

It’s competition season for me (Science Olympiad States is in less than a week, and I’m not freaking out at all)

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Accomplishing-

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Lots of things, but not feeling like I’m accomplishing anything whatsoever. It’s competition season (for Science Olympiad), as well as AP season, and lots of things are due and AIIIII.

Guess which gif goes with this point?

 


Feeling-

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Excited and stressed. Science Olympiad tournaments are like the best things ever, particularly States tournaments. AP tests, on the other hand, are not quite as fun. They’re just sheerly stressful, but I still like studying…so I say…just wait a couple more weeks 😄

 

 


Needing-

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More time. And Sanity. And study books would be nice. As well as cookies. And also more time. And sanity. And more time. And sanity. And more time.

 

 

 


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Flute and bassoon for the concert that’s coming up in like three weeks!! I’m so excited 😀

 

 


Pinning-

Nothing much, really…I DONT HAVE TIME TO PINTEREST OMGNS. I’ve been looking for some Bible Journaling ideas, because I really want to start doing it…but guess who doesn’t have time? Not me?

 

 


Linking up here

What Happened This Month: March 2017

OKAY SO UM 1/4 OF THE YEAR IS OVER ALREADY AND I’M NOT OKAY WITH THAT

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Highlights-

  • FINDING THAT THERE ARE MELANIE DICKERSON BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY SYSTEM
  • Daylight Savings Time (either started or ended idek) and IT’S STILL LIGHT OUT AT 7PM
  • The one snowstorm of the season in which it snowed approximately 3 inches and also occurred on the week of
  • Spring Break!
  • Hitting 100 followers on Twitter (@sqq100, follow me)
  • Science Night at the homeschool group, where I got to talk about rocks and other science things, scream about science, and bust a helicopter. ’twas very lovely
  • Not exactly a highlight, per say, but WordPress changed their layout at least twice

Awesome-

  • When Easybib massively upped their MLA 8 citation game #thelifeofastudent
  • Figuring out a friend has EDS because of his symptoms (seriously. My entire week was made)
  • Winning giveaways!
  • Showing the best friend Cait’s blog and him liking it
  • When this happened

  • Surprising your friend and having a fun girl’s day out
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Awkward-

  • When your AP Lang teacher assigns a 5-7 page paper to due over spring break
  • When it’s 3 weeks after spring break and you still haven’t done the paper yet
  • When your mom finds videos of you when you were in that awkward phase and plays them on the large-screen tv
  • Chocolate covered ginger. The chocolate and ginger flavours don’t mix, but it’s still good (#TraderJoesForLife)
  • When the neighbors are using a snowblower on<3 inches of snow
  • Writing formal emails

That Moment When-

  • There’s 65 copies of 1984 in your library system but you’re still 23rd on the holds list
  • You kinda want a white minimalistic Insta theme, but also still kinda want a colourful theme
  • You can’t type because you’re rapping

Practicing-

  • Wyman’s Silvery Waves Original Theme with Variations, piano (we’re *almost* done with this one omgns)
  • Bach’s Inventio 5, piano
  • Chopin’s Valse Op. 64, No 2; piano
  • Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, piano
  • Andante in C major, flute
  • Flute for band:
    • Lincolnshire Posy (what the composer was on while he was composing, I don’t know)
    • Suite of Old American Dances
    • The Stars and Stripes Forever
    • Exaltation by James Swearington (what a name)
  • A few jazz pieces for Bari Sax that I play on bassoon for jazz band
    • A String of Pearls
    • Blessed Assurance
    • Carnaby Street
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo
    • Pennsylvania 6500
    • Sweet Georgia Brown
    • and several others

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Currently: March 2017 || also Lent 2017, in which I have no idea what to do but want to do it anyways because that’s me

Aaand, it’s another Currently post on the first of the month! This month’s host are: Anne and Carrie!

This month’s prompts are: watching, eating, saying, wearing, and posting! Incidentally, these prompts are almost all things that I’m giving up on for Lent, so I’ll talk about that as well.

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picture from Pinterest, editing mine, feat PicMonkey (WHO HAS NO LIKE LEGIT NO CUTE FREE FONTS OH THE INJUSTICE)

also yes, I know the colors don’t match

In case you didn’t know, Lent is the forty days before Easter, which begins on Ash Wednesday (today; also why it’s called that I don’t even know) and ends on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter). Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Here’s the link that I c/ped from 😄

Although I’m not Catholic, I’m planning on participating in Lent this year by giving up something(s) (which I’ll talk about in my points)

Watching-

I don’t really watch movies or shows, but I do watch more YouTube than is good for me. 😄 (Top 5 Favorite Youtubers). So for Lent this year, I’m giving up on watching YouTube . . . except for one channel: Monica Church. She’s prepping for the Big Climb for Leukemia (climbing up the tallest skyscraper in Seattle), and all revenue from the channel will go towards Leukemia and Lymphoma society. I’m really interested in leukemia (I want to be an oncologist some day), so it’s a cause I’m standing behind.

Eating-

Well, I can’t really think of anything in particular that I’m eating. o.0 (BUT RIGHT NOW I’M EATING SUPER GOOD MAC AND CHEESE SO THERES THAT)

But anyways, for Lent, I’m giving up eating sugar. (as in, pure, refined sugar, not like fruit sugar). This one’s probably going to be hard, and I’m going to be eating a lot of fruit 😄

Saying-

Saying. . . .that I’m going to die soon. 😄 No, but seriously, there’s SO. MANY. THINGS. coming up and like, *flailing*

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lowkey like that gif way too much

Wearing-

Summer AND winter clothes! Seriously, how is it 45 degrees one day and 70 the next?

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Posting-

Lots of blogposts and lots of Instagram posts! I’ve been a bit more consistent posting Instagram posts, so I’m actually pretty excited about that!

For Lent, I’m giving up on following everyone on my personal Instagram that I don’t know personally. After Lent, I’ll decide on whether I’ll follow them back (don’t worry, y’all, you guys are on my blog Insta, so you aren’t affected :P)

What are you up to Currently? Are you giving up things for Lent? What are you giving up for Lent? How are you planning on growing in Jesus in March?


P.S. I’m also doing the March Bible reading plan from Little Faith Blog–feel free to join along with me!

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Linking up here

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What Happened This Month: February 2017

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Highlights-

  • Science Olympiad invitationals AND Science Olympiad Regionals. (What is SciOly?)
  • Doing a cover reveal for Rebekah Eddy!
  • Learning the words to Guns and Ships (because, it’s of the highest necessity)
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Awesome-

  • Instagram stories
  • Winning a book giveaway
  • ARCs
  • Library trip
  • Actually having some sort of an instagram theme
  • Finishing the entirety of Hamilton in one sitting
  • Reading an really inspiring book and arranging music inspired from the book after reading it
  • When you’re at the library and there’s this kid being trained for a library job, and you legit know everything that he’s learning just because you come so often
  • When you realize that google photos can open straight onto PicMonkey
  • When you find typos in a book

Awkward-

  • When you don’t really tweet all month so have no points for your monthly recap post
  • When you write a blogpost about InCoWriMo but then don’t actually do it…
  • When you spell “adrenocorticotropic hormone” right but misspell “secretes” #scienceolympiadanatomy
  • When you realize that you have an essay due….yesterday at 5pm
  • Realizing how bad you sound on violin
  • When you attempt to go downstairs quietly so as not to wake up your family, then end up tripping and falling down the entire flight of stairs
  • You spend 2 minutes searching up “not esteemed synonym” when you could have just searched “esteemed antonym”
  • Going to piano lessons when you haven’t practiced piano in a month

That Moment When-

  • Your computer is really confuzed as to whether you use PicMonkey or Pinterest more and try to suggest both at once when you search
  • You realize that all three of your “music” tabs have Hamilton open
  • You realize that the plural of analysis is made by changing out the vowel, so analysis to analyses
  • You learn that meconium (a newborn’s poop) comes from when the baby ate its own skin particles in utero
  • You have 151 tabs open and suddenly one starts playing music

Practicing-

  • Wyman’s Silvery Waves Original Theme with Variations, piano (we’re *almost* done with this one omgns)
  • Bach’s Inventio 5, piano
  • Chopin’s Valse Op. 64, No 2; piano
  • Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
  • in my defense I didn’t have piano lessons nearly all month, and almost all of January too, so
  • New music for flute for band:
    • Lincolnshire Posy (what the composer was on while he was composing, I don’t know)
    • Suite of Old American Dances
    • The Stars and Stripes Forever
    • Exaltation by James Swearington (what a name)
  • A few jazz pieces for Bari Sax that I play on bassoon for jazz band
    • A String of Pearls
    • Blessed Assurance
    • Carnaby Street
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo
    • Pennsylvania 6500
    • Sweet Georgia Brown
    • and several others that I’m too lazy to stand up and go look for right now

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Currently: February 2017

Happy Wednesday, readers! Also, happy February! HOW IS IT FEBRUARY ALREADY AND HOW HAS IT BEEN 1/12TH OF THE WAY THROUGH 2017 ALREADY?!?!

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The hosts this month are Anne and Erin!

This month’s prompts are packing, jonesing, texting, reading, and hearting.

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Well, right now, I’m packing for SciOly tournaments! I have an invitational and regionals on consecutive weekends happening this month. No, I’m not going to die, why did you ever think that? So that’s nice.

also obviously I’m prepared and have everything all done.

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Hmmm…okay so I’m not sure what this means, but according to my friend google it means addicted to? I’m currently jonesing…uhhh…ALL THE MUSIC. Spotify *STILL* doesn’t work on my computer, which is basically the saddest story of existence, but Pandora Shuffle is great. Also YouTube, but that’s obvious. 😄

Texting-

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Best friends. Always.

I mean, what else would I do? But seriously, words cannot express how thankful I am for my friends. They keep me sane and also commiserate with me when I’m about to die.

I love them so much. :’)

readsnoopyReading-

Reading? What’s that? Is it, like, when you take a book in your leisure time (who has that?) and absorb information and enjoy it?

Ohhhh I remember now. I’m reading textbooks? Yeah, lame I know.

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My bullet journal! It’s the only thing keeping me sane through these days.

 

 

 

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