I love Daughtry’s new song.
As a matter of fact, it was raining all weekend long, and it’s finally feeling like fall today. YAY! no more 90-degree weather. I hope.
But I was still able to get some pretty pictures.
And I have decided to take up running. Long story short, I’d been thinking about it, but what cinched it was that a certain friend of mine told me I probably couldn’t have handled this obstical course/race event he did about a week ago.
Never tell me I can’t.
Though he can’t credit himself as the reason, that will be part of the icing on this cake. haha 🙂
Did I mention that? How much I dearly love fall? Bet you never could’ve guessed in a million years. 😉
So some calendars say that yesterday was the first day of fall, and some say that today was. So it’s sort of like there are two first days of fall instead of just one.
This, like my lemon drop slushie from sonic (tried it for the first time today… I’m sorry, dear cherry limeade, but I do believe I’ve found another to cherish) makes me immensely happy.
Seeing as I haven’t written in awhile and some of you seem to be getting a bit anxious (hehe 😉 ) I decided to write a new post.
The weeks I spent up north were lovely… I had missed hanging out with my family, so that was great to see them again. And the last four days I was at the beach, hence all the beach pictures up on my flickr photostream. Check them out!
Tomorrow I start school again. Yay! I actually am looking forward to it, I feel refreshed after my summer break and I’m ready to get back to learning. Plus, the books we have this year are all pretty good.
Tonight I went to see Shrek 4 with the Jr. Highers of my youth group. It was fun, but for the first time I did feel a little old. I kept switching into Jr. Counselor mode, like sitting with the youth leaders and chatting awhile felt odd because I kept thinking, “staff clump!! aack! interact with the kids!” But they were all very funny and adorable, so I was glad I went just to meet them and get to know them a little.
I’ve been keeping busy lately… This weekend I have a friend’s wedding to go to (Eek! My friends are getting married!!) and then right afterwards I’m going to work a retreat at camp until Sunday. So it should be fun 🙂 I’m looking forward to it and the beginning of school.
I hope all of y’all readers are doing well! Have a happy Monday tomorrow. Do something that puts a smile on your face. 🙂
I remember when I was about 3 or 4, my mom took me to the dollar store to buy a treat with some money Grandma sent me.
After carefully considering all of my toy options, I decided on a butterfly net. (Although plastic army men were a close second) The net was pink and green plastic, cheaply made, but I didn’t care. It was such a treasure; Now I could finally catch those pretty little insects that always seemed to flit just out of my reach.
I ran around on my stubby four-year-old legs, swinging the net at any bug that looked suspicious. I kept at it for days, without success. It seemed they were just too quick for me.
I was a determined little munchkin, though.
I stayed on the watch for an unsuspecting butterfly, net in hand.
My dreams finally came true one day when a bright yellow butterfly landed on a low bush, right on my level. I threw my dollar store net and… I caught it! I proudly closed off the opening of the net and ran to show my mom.
After observing it awhile, we set it free, possibly to land on another low bush and be captured by another eager tot.
I still have that net somewhere. Even after 11 years, I can’t bring myself to part with it. I was reminded of that butterfly net yesterday when I saw a yellow butterfly, just like the one I caught, fluttering its way through our backyard. It finally occurred to me to wonder what type it was.
I whipped out my handy-dandy pocket butterfly guide and found a plethora of bright yellow butterflies that fit my description. Of course they couldn’t make it simple for me and just put a sign on the type I had. I finally found one that looked identical: the male Cloudless Sulphur. Not a very pretty name, is it? Still, I like it. Sometimes the most ordinary things turn out to be magical.
I’ve been listening to some of my old tunes lately… Mat Kearney is da bomb. 😉
It’s starting to get chilly in my southern state, visions of golden leaves and snuggly hoodies are dancing in my head. (only to vanish next week… the forecast is in the 80’s. sigh.) I *cannot* wait until the cold weather finally hits. I tried my best not to complain about the hot during summer, but last night I had finally had it… it’s too stinkin’ hot!! Only about another month, though, and it should be cooling down. I hope.