Scrambled Eggs and a Clean Room

This year my school started late start days, and they are exactly that: a day where school starts about an hour later than normal. During this time teachers have meetings… and I’m not sure what else. It doesn’t really make a lot of sense to me why we have them, but I absolutely love them. We have one a month, and I look forward to each one.

It’s so nice to be able to sleep in, even if it is just an extra hour, on a day that you have school. It’s not nearly as nice as a day off, but I’ll take what I can get. I always have so much more time in the mornings, too. As a rule, mornings are the bane of my existence; I usually can never get up on time and am running late, can’t find my school ID or my shoes, have about fifteen seconds to brush my teeth, don’t have time for breakfast, etc. But on late start days, I somehow manage to be able to sleep in and be able to get ready with, somehow, time to spare.

I actually had time to make breakfast for myself (scrambled eggs and orange juice, please :)) and I still have extra time, which is why I’m writing this post now. Gasp – in the morning! I know. :P It’s absolutely lovely. Plus, I just feel better when I wake up and the sun is out, compared to not being able to see the sun. :/

I haven’t been sleeping very well lately, and I’m not exactly sure why. When I get home from school I’m so exhausted so I’ve taken the habit of napping before dinner, so that probably is one of the main reasons. Yet having to wait til night time to be able to sleep again is such a long time when I’m already so tired. :blink: I just need to break the habit and hope that that helps.

Another habit I’ve fallen into recently is cleaning my room over the weekends. No matter how hard I try, I cannot keep my room clean for more than three or four days after I’ve cleaned it. I’d say that I just don’t have time to keep it clean, but that’s a lie – I’m just really lazy. So during the week my room gets really cluttered and then on the weekends I tidy it up.

Though, this weekend I also had to keep it clean because Macy keeps getting into stuff and I didn’t want her taking any of my things! :P

On Friday I have about ten scholarship applications and essays due. I worked with my dad last not on the application itself – some of the questions they ask are kind of ridiculous. One of them asked what percentage financially does each child rely on their parents. It’s just like…what? I never really thought about what percent I relied on my parents. :? So we just kind of guessed.

I’m really pretty nervous about these scholarships. I got a decent automatic scholarship from UMKC (my university): $3,500 a year, renewable. But other than that, I haven’t received any others. College is so expensive and I’m competing against at least thirty other really intelligent peers of mine. Gah. I know it’s better to at least try and hopefully get something, but I feel like these scholarship applications will be all in vain. So I guess most of my time this week will really be spent working on my scholarship essays. And praying, praying that I can get something good in return for my hard work.

I applied for dorming on the UMKC campus over the weekend. I know of one girl that is attending with me, but we both agreed that we didn’t really want to room together, so I’m just going to be put in with someone I don’t know. I kind of don’t really mind that much. I feel like I can generally get along with most people, so I’m looking forward to meeting new people, including a random roommate.

I also signed up for orientation over the summer, sometime in June (I already forgot :P) to sign up for classes and all that jazz. It’s crazy to think that in August I’ll be off to college. Kind of crazy and scary at the same time. By applying for dorms and registering for college, I basically committed to attend UMKC in the fall. I’m pretty happy with my choice because I love the campus and school itself, but I can’t help but wonder if I should’ve picked another state school to receive more money. There’s a few that I could’ve gotten almost a full-ride, but I didn’t like the school too much. I think I made the right decision though – picking a school that I really liked instead of one that just gave me a lot of money. At least I hope so.

 

Meet Macy

When I came home today, I was greeted by this cute little face:

Hello, Macy!

My sister had been visiting our local Humane Society in search for a puppy. I knew that she had been looking at a certain one in particular, but I wasn’t expecting her to get one so soon. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t be able to blame her either for not turning down this adorable ball of fur. She is a doxin/beagle mix and she just falls all over herself. :*

Tabor (my four year old golden retriever mix) doesn’t really know how to react to her. At first he stayed away from her, but I can tell that he’s getting annoyed and irritated by her. Macy just wants to play and Tabor just wants her to leave him alone.

Macy & Tabor

Macy will just chase Tabor around the living room. They’ll get used to each other eventually, but I can’t help but feel a little bad for Tabor because she does like to nip at his tail and feet, and jump on him as well. ;)

She’s not trained so my sister will have to train her and we’ll all have to chip in to take care of her because my sister does work a lot. It’s so fun to just sit and watch her. When Steven came home from school, we both just stayed in the living room for at least an hour just playing with her. She’s just adorable! Because she’s so little, she keep’s taking Tabor’s toys and dragging them underneath the chair. Tabor can’t get them back either since he’s too big to crawl underneath. Poor dog. :P

Macy

Just like Tabor, Macy comes running whenever my mom starts to prepare dinner and she hears the crinkling of ingredients and the smell of the different foods. As my brother says, now my mom will have two friends to help her cook dinner. :P

My mom is not the biggest dog lover, so she wasn’t exactly keen on my sister getting a puppy, but I think she’s relying on the fact that my sister plans on moving out soon. My mom made it quite clear that she’s not picking up any of her messes either. Though, she can’t help deny that Macy is cute. Tabor was definitely cuter as a puppy, but Macy is still cute. :love:

Macy

It was hard to take some decent pictures of her because she just jumps around and waddles away before I can snap one of her. I didn’t want to use the flash either because I don’t want to hurt her eyes! I managed to snag a few good ones though. :)

I’m sure that it will be an interesting next couple of weeks – or however much longer we’ll be keeping her – as she teethes and gets into everything like all puppies do. But welcome to the family, Macy. =)

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