Yay! A real post! Shame on me for not getting one done sooner. ;)
I think that a picture of my desk is the best description of my life at the moment. Sorry for the bad photo quality, but I was trying to balance on my rather high bed to get this picture. :P
Now we play a game of I Spy. THIS WILL BE FUN.
I spy a folded up piece of cardboard, which is actually a half-finished prop for my homeschool co-op's end of year production. The play is top seeclet so I can't tell you what it's about. Yet. You'll know by Tuesday-ish. :D
I spy white sunglasses. I'm kind of hoping that I can wear them soon. It's been raining for forty days and forty nights around these parts. ;) I'm so so SO so so excited to go to the beach this summer. Maybe a beach photo shoot in the near future? :)
I spy an open notebook. It's actually my blog planner. I don't know why it's glowing in this picture. Maybe it's magic. That would be cool. I keep all my blog ideas, half-written posts, and list of blogs to check out in that lovely little book. :)
I spy a little ornate Byzantine-style incense holder. I was given it for my Confirmation by my parents, and OHMIGOSH it smells frabjous. The incense inside, I mean, not the holder. :P
I spy a little red soccer ball. OK, that really has no significant meaning. It's just fun to throw at things.
I spy my makeup bag, with the contents scattered across the desk. :P
Now for the serious part.
Here's the backstory: For the last 6 years, my sister and I have been homeschooled by my mom. Those 6 years were 6 of the best years of my life. My family got so close, and we got to learn about God every day. Pretty sweet. Starting this September, however, we're going back to public school. We had never really intended to homeschool all the way to graduation; we just took it year by year. God's will, ya know?
So last week we took a tour of our new school, and met the teachers. To be honest, I was kind of freaking out about it. I guess I've heard too many stories about other teens' struggles with drugs, impurity, etc. I wanted to go back to public school, but I was terrified of the pressure. My mom, sister, and I decided to say a Divine Mercy before the tour which I think worked wonders.
Here's the verdict: The teachers were for the most part cheerful and welcoming, I saw several familiar smiling faces among the class, and the building didn't seem like the dungeon of horror I expected it to be. Yeah, I know, I think WAY too much. :P
It was kind of awkward though. The tour was during class hours, so my sister and I were kind of like the monkeys in the zoo. One guy who will be in my class next year yelled out "IS THAT THE NEW GIRL?!" I kind of wanted to find a rock, climb under it, and stay there for a very long time. :P But other than that, it was good.
I'm not writing this saying that school is going to be easy. I'm totally expecting a lot of (excuse the language) crap. I know that there's A LOT of dirty talk in the schools that's just absolutely sickening. I guess all I'm trying to say is that God is more powerful than all that. I saw this awesome quote on Pinterest that said "When the world says 'no way', we say 'Yahweh'", and that's what's going to get me through the school still faithful. God. I'd also ask you guys if you'd pray for me. I'll definately be praying for you!