I haven’t blogged in ages, I know. Hell kinda broke loose last week in my family and I’ve been mentally and emotionally distracted from both blogging and writing my books! But instead of talking about how I’ve not been blogging, I’m just going to jump in catch up on a few memorable adventures I’ve been had the nine or ten days…
Kayla and I had a little adventure with a large Gold Canyon Candle last week—basically, our parents were out for the evening and we were watching White Christmas with Nathan downstairs and Kayla goes to the kitchen for something and find the entire candle on fire. Like, the entire inside of this large glass candle was on fire. I think all the wax was burning or something. Anyway, the flames were pretty big and she called me up. We tried dropping a wet wash clothe over it to smother it but there was a pop and the glass broke, wax was drizzling everywhere, blue flame was on the outside of the candle and I was moving away all sorts of papers and the wooden cutting board because, hey, who’s to say that can’t catch on fire? Kayla called Mom and she told us to wet down a large towel and throw it over the candle. We managed to do this and thank God it went out. It was quite an ordeal but we laugh about it now. 😛
Kayla and I hadn’t made any fun movies with friends in a long, long time until last Sunday; we had a ball filming a thriller with The Boys over the afternoon while we were hanging out around our house. Well… it was suppose to be a thriller, but Daryck and Kayla turned it into a comedy that mostly made fun of me and Dylan (we were acting, Kayla was filming and Daryck was directing.) We had a lot of fun and we made more bloopers then actual useable film. I ended getting to hanging out with The Boys at their house on Tuesday and we all watched the footage together on my laptop (just about died from laughter while watching ourselves mess up over each take.) And we played Monopoly. So, it’s been nice getting to see more of them the past week.
I also attended our former Baptist church’s Christmas Party yesterday, so it was good to see my old friends as well. We laughed too much and traded stories about fire (I told the candle story), we practiced our acting around the fire pits, frosted sugar cookies, and went caroling up and down the neighborhood block. I got to catch up with my new friend Stephen, whom I only get to see at these get-together’s, so that was really nice. We were even caroling buddies; I held the book full of Christmas songs and he turned the pages for me because I couldn’t with my gloves on. It lightly sprinkled rain late in the evening, but it never came down hard during the party, so it turned out to be a perfect evening.
It’s been raining all day today; I love rain so much; I rarely see it and it’s lovely to have the sidewalks wet and the skies dark all day. It feels like winter when it rains like this! This afternoon, because for some reason I function on the random side, I decided to go out in the rain and do some of my signature moves of life, called Puddle Splashing. I put on some black boots, my black and red Halloween vampire cape and grabbed my umbrella and trotted around in the front yard and up and down the street for a little while. I even swung on the swing hanging off our tree so I could get some good cape action in. I would say the neighbors probably thought I looked weird, but I think by now they are used to seeing us running around the front yard clothed in capes and leather from all our weird Cops and Robbers games with The Boys. Yeah.. the neighbors should be used to this.
And finally, I’ve been trying to put together post about one of my goals for this upcoming year but it’s been difficult to get the right words out onto my post; considering I don’t usually share really deep, heart-hurting posts, it’s just a little weird for me. But I’m hoping I’ll feel ready to post it by the new year. 🙂
I need to go write something for my book, now….