Showing posts from May, 2018


May 31, 2018 Last Day of May!
Today was the last day of May! Other than that, it wasn't very exciting. Tomorrow is the last day of school, so most of my time was spent getting my grades up. I worked on that till after lunch, and then I had to work at 4, so I went in to do that. As I was just coming into Frazee on my scooter, a huge spider appeared in the corner of my visor, almost causing me to crash because I really hate spiders. I got to work safely, and there is no way someone could have gotten that helmet off my head faster. I put in my 4 hours at work, and then closed for the evening. While I was at work, I had a great idea for a VBS promo, and so Tevia and I got to work on that as soon as I got home, and we had it finished and uploaded by 10pm. I was exhausted, so I then went to bed.


May 30, 2018 Youth Group Night 
Mom was working today, but I still forced myself to get up at the same time as usual, as I had a bit of school left. Officially the classes close on June 1st, but it'd be nice to finish early. Anyway, I got to work on school, and then around 2, Dad and I went over to take out the boat, because there were some things that weren't working right, like the motor not coming up. I brought it across the lake, and then we loaded it onto the trailer and brought it home. I did a little more school when I got home, and then it was time to go into Frazee for youth group. I got there around 5:27 to practice with Caleb and Allie before we actually had youth group, and then we played, and everything went well (I think). Afterwards I went into Detroit Lakes with Caleb, and we had DQ as apparently neither of us had eaten dinner yet. Afterwards, he dropped me off at the church where I brought my scooter home and went to bed.


May 29, 2018 The Day Jen & Davin Left
We got up this morning as usual, and went over to Grandpa and Nana's house so that we could say goodbye to Jen & Davin and company, as they were leaving to go back to Wisconsin. We also had some breakfast, and then we said goodbye. After they left, Mom and I dropped Jana and Tevia off at the house, and then we went in to the High School for our meeting with Ta Fett. We were able to get a lot figured out (I think; Mom did all the talking) and so that went well, and then we went home and I worked on school for awhile. After awhile, I went into town on the scooter to pick up a package from the post office, and then went over to Grandpa and Nana's where I put the canvas on the boat because it kind of looked like it might rain. Around 5:45, Grandpa picked me up and we went to the church, with a quick pit stop at All-in-All because Johnna had texted asking if I could grab her some dinner. We practiced for the VBS skits, and well... it was…


May 28, 2018 Memorial Day 
I slept in this morning, and then got up and did a few chores Jana, Mom, and I left for Vergas, as Tevia was marching in the Memorial Day parade today. We watched her go by, blowing on her tooter flute, and then we went up and listened to Caleb speak at the cemetery in Vergas. We went home and then I hopped right on the scooter and took off to Grandpa and Nana's house, where Jen and Davin were about to head to the Frazee parade so that they could watch Tevia as well. We got there and found some nice seats on the corner, and then Jeremy and Sherri came walking down from their place with Steven and Dawson, and Apallo, their dog, and watched Tevia play with us. Nana didn't come because she and Grandpa had come to the Vergas one as well as Frazee. After that, we chased Tevia's bus up to the school, and then we went over to our house where we looked at the cows while Tevia changed. We went over to Grandpa and Nana's again and had egg salad sandwich…


May 27, 2018 Cora to the World 
I got up this morning, and quickly got all my stuff gathered up, as we were leading worship in church and I hadn't really prepared all that well. We left and got to church on time, and then I got everything set up while Mom and Dad had their prayer meeting with the leadership team. Today was the final day of Sunday school for the summer, and so we had lots of donuts and really good snacks, and it was only Jana, Tevia, Matthew, and me because Johnna was sharing at Strawberry Lake, and Janessa had taken all the other people in our class to her church in the cities. We lead worship in church, and it went really awesome, and then Cora shared about her upcoming trip to Indonesia, where she'll be for the entire 2018-2019 school year. After church, we went home and had lunch, and then went over to Grandpa and Nana's, where we hung out. Jevin, Dad, Davin, and myself took out the boat, and we tried to get Jevin up on skis, but it didn't go so well…


May 26, 2018 Jen & Davin Came to Visit 
I was able to sleep in this morning, and then got to work on my chores right away. I cleaned the back porch, made a salad, made the ribs for tonight, and cleaned my room. Once I had all this done, I also made some potatoes. Finally, I got permission from Mom to go over to Grandpa and Nana's, and so I took off quickly before she could change her mind. Jen, Davin, Jevin, and Enavi all came to visit, and they got here around 2am this morning. They were already all up of course, and so I said hello to them, because I am not rude and don't ignore my family. Grandpa cooked hotdogs for lunch which were super amazing, and then we did some swimming. Paul and his Mom and a bunch of their siblings came over to go swimming with us, and they had a good time swimming with us (I hope). After we were all done swimming, we headed back over to our house (not before I accidentally grabbed a La Croix soda instead of a Cream Soda... ew), and then we showe…


May 25, 2018 A Lit Bonfire 
So, I had to get up really early this morning, because we were going into town to have Jana take her drivers test. We rushed to get ready to go, and then headed in, and went to the DMV in Detroit Lakes after a quick stop at Country Kitchen so I could pick up an application. Jana passed her test with flying colours, and then we dropped off my application at Country Kitchen and went and picked up some lawn mower parts for Dad. I got right to school when we got home, which was very entertaining as always, and then at noon, we went into Wannabee's in Vergas, except Dad and I brought the truck with the boat behind it. We had lunch in Vergas, and then we went a fueled up the boat and truck before going and dumping it in Rose lake. Tevia and I took it across the lake, and then Dad met us on the other side where he was putting in the dock. I jumped in and helped him after getting in my suit, and so we were able to get the entire rest of the dock put it. We then …


May 24, 2018Almost the Weekend... 
Today I started out with doing school, which seems to be a trend these days. I don't get done till the 1st, but I'm really looking forward to it. Anyway, I got done with school, and then I was in the middle of shaving and I got a call from Frazee Family Foods. Apparently 1 of the freezers and 3 of the coolers had broke, and they were having a mid-day crisis, and so I went in and worked from 2-8pm helping them. As soon as I was off work, I went down and got gas for the scooter, and then went over and took a swim at Grandpa and Nana's, had some popcorn that Grandpa had made, and then went home. When I got home, we had a stranger at our house (a lady from camp) and so I said hi to her, and then I had gotten my helicopter working so I flew that, and then went to bed. Really exciting day. Not really.


May 23, 2018 A New Cow
Today was Wednesday, so Mom was working in Hawley at the doctor place there, and we were on our own (with Dad). I was tired from driving with Grandpa last night, so I ended up sleeping in until almost 8am. I went downstairs and didn't waste anytime getting started on school work, and didn't even come up for lunch until I had completely finished both Spanish and Health for the year. I finally had lunch, and then Dad made me come out and help him with the lawn mower, which was his weird idea of a reward for getting done with school before everyone else, but in reality, was absolute torture for me. Half way through, we heard the cow making weird noises, and it turned out that she was giving birth, even though the calf wasn't due until the 1st of June. Dad ran inside to tell the girls, and by the time he got back out to the barn, she had already dropped her calf. We watched it for awhile, and then Darwin stopped by and he went out and looked at it as wel…


May 22, 2018 Drama Practice and More Driving 
Today I woke up, and made my way downstairs where I started on my schoolwork after eating a fried egg. I had my math class at 11, and then after that I did some more school work, until about 2:30 when I started having a random urge to go tubing. Dad was at camp, so I convinced Tevia to help me mow part of the lawn so that he'd be more willing to take us tubing, but then when he got home he said we couldn't because the dock wasn't out at Grandpa and Nana's. So Tevia got on the moterbike and I got on the scooter and we drove over to Rose lake and put another 2 sections of the dock out before it was time to head back. I washed my hair in the lake, and then we went home and had leftovers for dinner. I had practice for the VBS skits at the church, so Grandpa picked me up at 7, and dropped me off at the church. We practiced till 9:30, and then Grandpa picked me up again, and we went driving into DL, as I still needed some night dr…


May 21, 2018 Grandpa's Birthday 
Today started as any other day might, with school, more school, and hey, did I mention school yet? We have 8 days left, and so there is a lot of pressure to get good grades on our exams and finish all our homework and stuff. However, it is going to be super nice when it's finally over. I had math class, which was actually the very last math class, and so my teachers were being a little sentimental, and then I had lunch and did some more school. I left for work around 3:30, and then I stopped at the bank on the way there to put some money in my account so that I don't spend it. Work went pretty quickly, with a steady stream of customers. As much fun as it is, I can't wait till I get a different job. As soon as I got done with work, I took off on the scooter and made it back home at 7:15 sharp, and said Happy Birthday to Grandpa, and then had some dinner. After I finished eating, Mom had me play some songs on the piano for Grandpa and Nana…


May 20, 2018 Graduation Parties 
I woke up this morning, and almost freaked out when I realized we were leaving for church in like 10 minutes. I quickly got all my stuff together, and then ran downstairs and got in the car. We got to church on time, and had Sunday school and the service, and there was some great timing with music at the end of the sermon. Right away afterwards, Rhonda had a meeting with everyone involved with VBS, and we went through the schedule and different things, and then we went downstairs to eat, as it was Fellowship dinner Sunday, aka free food at church. After lunch, we went back upstairs and practiced again for the VBS drama, and it's really going to be fun. We talked for a little while afterwards, and then went home to rest. Mom was making bread, which took a really long time, and then we were off to Harley's Graduation party. There was actually more than one that I was invited to, but her's was the only one we went to. They had really good taco …


May 19, 2018 Church Cleaning Day
After last night, I was super happy to be able to sleep in a little bit, except it wasn't actually that long because we had to be at the church around 10 am to help clean ditches. Tevia and Dad headed up that way, while Mom and I dropped Jana off at Grandpa and Nana's house so that Nana could help her with her math, and then we went up to the church. As soon as we got there, David, Brock and I started down one side of the road cleaning the ditches, and ended up getting almost 4 bags of trash, including a bunch of parts from where a Chevy had hit a tree. We got back to the church and had some lunch (everyone was supposed to bring food for their own family, but hey, unattended food = free game), and then went out and raked, mowed, and picked up the lawn, as well as cutting some old branches off the trees. I had to print some things out for Rhonda about VBS, and then Mom and I went back over to Grandpa and Nana's to pick up Jana, and then came …


May 18, 2018 Night Driving
We sadly had to go to the Thrift store today at noon, so as soon as I got up, I got started on my school, trying to get it all finished for the weekend. I went out for a little walk before having lunch, then took a shower and shaved as well because I had to work at 4. We went to the Thrift store and Caleb was there so I talked to him for awhile, and we totally weren't getting into any sort of trouble, and then around 3:30 I walked down to the store and got to work. Dad picked me up at 7, and I was like super energized because I had just drank a Dr. Pepper. I had some dinner, and then Caleb texted me saying he had just met my Pastor, Jesse, at Wannabees in Vergas, and since I needed to get gas anyway, I drove into Vergas, and then stopped by and said hi to Becca. I drove over to Grandpa and Nana's and around 8:50, Grandpa and I took off for Fargo, with me driving, as I needed about 9 more night hours for my driving log. We drove all the way to Fargo, c…


May 17, 2018 Back to the Tech
Today started as any other day, with me getting up and finding out that I had a piano lesson, as it was Thursday. Mom and I were able to get through it pretty fast, and I'm very excited as I only have one last piano lesson. I went downstairs and did school till about noon, with one break to make myself a taco salad, and then at 12:10, Mom and I left to get Ruby and go into town. We picked Ruby up at her house, and then Mom and her dropped me off at the tech, where I went and turned in my textbook so that I didn't get fined $180. I didn't have anything to do and they were planning on being at the workforce center for awhile, so I figured I should make good use of the wifi and upload the rest of the pictures I had found. I spent about a half hour doing that (50Mbps up!) and then after that, I walked over to A&W where I got myself a medium root beer float, and sat at the table taking my time eating it, just waiting for something interesting to…


May 18, 2018 Swimming at the Nursing Home
Mom was supposed to have to go to work today, but for some reason they said that she didn't have to, so she was at home today. However, I was ready for a bit of a change of routine, so I went over to Grandpa and Nana's house anyway. I had some cereal for breakfast, and then got started on my school work. Pretty soon, Jana showed up as well, and then when Grandpa got up, he made more breakfast, so I had a second breakfast of toast with jelly, bacon, and a big glass of milk. I got done with my school after awhile, and then Nana had me go out and blow off the deck with the leaf blower so that we could go out there without stepping on all sorts of gross stuffs. Grandpa got home from the grocery store, so we had chicken, potato salad, Cheetos, and donuts for lunch. After lunch, we just messed around for awhile and talked until it was time for me to go back home, as I needed to do the dishes. I met Tevia coming over on the motor bike on the w…


May 15, 2018 The Church Vote
Today started out with me trying to find food as always, and then I went downstairs and got started on school. I got through my assignments, mostly doing English, and then I had Chemistry class at 11, which made me rather upset as the teacher was talking about fixing Java, and about 80% of what she was saying was either wrong or just uneducated. Chemistry class was really short (or maybe it just felt short because I was playing Minecraft) but afterwards I went and packed up my laptop, and took off to Jeremy's house. Both Jeremy and Sherri were in Fergus Falls, so I just made myself at home and started uploading about 4000 photos I had found on my HDD the other day, ranging from about 2000 - 2010. I stayed over there for awhile, almost falling asleep with the cat and dog, but then packed up my stuff and went over to Grandpa and Nana's, where I put in the plastic section of dock that Nana and I had gotten a little while ago. Then I went back home and …


May 14, 2018 Monday Again...
Today was the dreaded Monday once again. I got up around 7, and made my way downstairs. Dad was gone, Tevia was at school, and Mom was working, so I just kinda bummed around as I didn't really want to go down into the basement quite yet. Around 8:30, I figured I should get started on school, so started heading that general direction. I turned on my computer and was pleasantly surprised to find out that I only have 14 days of school left, with 4 assignments per day to be done on time. I got through my school work, and then had Math class which I sadly can't speed up. After math, I went upstairs to have some lunch, and then had a meeting with my English teacher, which only took about 10 minutes, but he was telling me how he looks forward to seeing my work and I'm doing good in class. In fact, I've already reached the point in all my classes where if I wanted to quit right now, I could and I'd still pass them all with a D+ or better. Anyway…


May 13, 2018 Mother's Day
I slept in as long as I could this morning, which sadly was only 8, then got some clothes, went downstairs and got ready for church (shaved and showered). After I got ready for church, I said Happy Mother's day to my birth-giver, and then went out to wait in the car. We finally got on our way to church, when we realized that Mom and Dad were leading worship, and they forgot the laptop. Their laptop is very slow, so I figured it'd be better for all of us if I just grabbed my laptop, which I ended up doing and did not regret. We got to church and had Sunday school and the service, before going home afterwards. One entertaining thing that happend during the service was Mom had forgotten to turn off the ringer on her phone, and so near the end of the service, Jesse heard the vibrator on the phone go off as Jeremy was calling, but thought it was a cow making noise, and so he announced from the pulpit that it was time to end because the cow was making no…


May 12, 2018Another Youth Group
I was super happy that today was finally Saturday, and so I slept in until almost 10 a.m. until my alarm went off at 9:58. I made my way downstairs to have some breakfast, and looked at all the chores on the board. Eventually I got around to cleaning my room, cleaning the back porch, cleaning my school area, and making a salad as Mom and Dad were having people over tonight. After I finally finished all my chores around 3:30, I played on my phone a little bit before Dad got home and it was time to leave. An old friend of mine named Anna had invited me to her church's youth group, and so Jana, Tevia, and I were all going to that. We took and got there a few minutes before 6. We went inside and after a quick stop at the bathroom, we went into the back patio area where they were cooking hotdogs and all sorts of fun stuff. We ate, and by this time there were quite a few more kids there. It was an outreach program at a Baptist church, and you could tell th…


May 11, 2018 Soup and Fishsticks
It was finally Friday today, so I got through my piano lesson with Mom quick, and then got finished with my school. Sadly, after I finished my school, I realized that I didn't really have anything that I wanted to do, so I just sat around until 3:40 when I left on the scooter for work. Work was pretty average, except about halfway through my shift, a Hispanic family came through, and they were super nice and only the little boy spoke English, and so I got to talk to them in Spanish for awhile and it was fun. After work, Mom and Dad were still in town with the girls after Tevia's last track meet, so I got some groceries, filled the scooter up with gas, and then went over to Grandpa and Nana's, where I had fishsticks and some soup that Pat had made. It was really good. I hung out over there for awhile, before heading home, and Mom and Dad had just gotten back a little while before with the girls. I went inside and didn't move from the couc…


May 10, 2018 VBS Setup Day
Today was just your regular Thursday; we had school in the morning, then I messed around in the afternoon, etc. Mom was still working and Dad was doing stuff so there wasn't a whole lot to do. When it finally became evening time however, we got into the car, dropped Jana off at the school for Drivers Education, and then went up to the church because it is the first day for the VBS setup. We got there around 6:30, and much to my disappointment, there was no food or snacks. Since Ben lives right next door to the church though, Brock and I ran over and got corndogs, Pepsi, and mints and then came back over to the church to help. There were some other people there from different churches, as all of our churches are using the same VBS material this year, and so we worked with them, trying to turn the church into a high-tech, futuristic time lab. I was building a robot and a portal, before getting drafted into Graphic design stuff on the computer (shocker). I h…


April 09, 2018 Driving Education
This morning I went downstairs and had a breakfast of scrambled eggs and mushrooms, which Dad had made at some point. Then I shaved and took a shower right away, as I had two more hours of Behind the Wheel at 10am. I still ended up rushing out the door, even with how early I was ready, but got to the school before the teacher did. We started with practicing parallel parking, and then drove into Detroit Lakes, then back to Frazee to practice more parallel parking and 90-degree parking, and then back to Detroit Lakes again, and the finally back to Frazee for a little more 90-degree parking, and then Grandpa picked me up. I only have one more 2-hour chunk before I can be done with it. I worked on school for awhile after Grandpa dropped me off, and then I came upstairs and everyone was gone... no note, no text, nothing. I sat and read comics on my phone for awhile before getting hungry and frying some hash browns for myself. Eventually everyone got home, an…


May 08, 2018 Kinda a Special Day...
While nothing extraordinary or super amazing happened today, it is kinda a special day. Why? Because this is my 100th journal entry!  It has taken forever, but I now only have 265 more days left before I've done an entire year. Anyway, we got up this morning, and I quickly got packed and then we headed over to Grandpa and Nana's house, as both Mom and Dad were working so we were going to spend the day over there. When I got over there, Nana was on the phone with someone from an online security company, and so I helped her figure out what was going on, and then found a nice Mac cleaner for her... if anything to do with Apple can be considered nice. We did our normal school like always, with Brats for lunch, and then after lunch, Nana and I went into Audubon to get a new section for the dock, which we put on top of her car and brought home. As soon as we got back, it was time to head back to our house, and so we did and then Grandpa brought Tev…


April 07, 2018 Tevia's Concert  Today was the dreaded Monday... I really don't like Mondays at all. Mom has still been working, and Dad is usually out getting into trouble, so I went downstairs, but he was down there making pancakes. After breakfast, I decided I should probably go start on school, and so I made my way to my torture chamber in the crypt-like basement. I got some of my school work done right away, and then had math class, before going up and having some burritos for lunch. After lunch I went over to Grandpa and Nana's, where Dad was supposed to meet me so that we could put in Nana's dock, but he had decided to take Tevia to track first and so he wasn't there. I waited awhile, and then started cleaning the changing room because it was kinda gross, and then he showed up and so we pushed in Nana's dock, and then I went and attached the stairs to Grandpa's dock. Then I jumped in the water and went under a few times so that I could say that I was t…


April 06, 2018 So much good food I woke up this morning to my Echo telling me that I had a new message from Huldy Sannes at 6:30am, and was slightly annoyed and tempted to throw it out the window. Luckily, I was able to fall back asleep and get a little bit more rest. I had pizza for breakfast while I waited for my laundry to get out of the dryer, as I wanted to have clean clothes to wear for church this morning, and then got into them and hopped in the car as soon as I could. We took off to church (except Mom who is working all week) and got turned around almost to Frazee, as Glenmore Miller had some of his cows get out, and Dad felt the need to offer some help. We eventually completed the journey to church, and had an interesting Sunday school lesson, which involved me falling backwards from the church railing, and hoping that someone underneath would catch me... which they did (almost didn't though). After the rest of an amusing Sunday school lesson, we started the church servic…


April 05, 2018 Cinco de Mayo

I was so excited to finally be able to sleep in this morning... and then I woke up at 7am and it ruined my entire early Saturday morning experience. Thankfully I was able to fall back asleep somewhat and sleep for a little longer. I woke up and then had a second rude awakening because Mom called and wanted to make sure that we were all out of bed. I cleaned my room and dumped about 5 gallons of Febreze in there to make sure it smelled nice, and then at 11pm Grandpa came and picked us up. Because it was Cinco de Mayo, I was wearing my big sombrero and we were on our way to the grocery store to get taco makings, which we did successfully. As soon as we got home, I started on the tacos while Grandpa fixed the lawnmower, and then we had a super good taco lunch. We sat down after cleanup, and discussed what we were going to do that afternoon, especially since it looked like rain. Eventually we decided on going to see Avengers: Infinity War in the Detroit Lakes C…


May 04, 2018 National Star Wars Day
Well, I guess there is a National day for pretty much everything now... I'm not complaining as I love Star Wars, but still... Anyway, may the fourth be with you today. I rolled out of bed this morning and hurried through what little schoolwork I had left, and then as soon as Dad got home, I did some chores and then left for Grandpa and Nana's on the scooter. On the way, I ran into a large snapping turtle near Fairy lake, which I wanted to touch but didn't dare to. Well, I got over to Grandpa and Nana's but they were out for lunch, so I looked at the package I had gotten in the mail and found that it was a sweatshirt, notebook, business card holder, and a signed card from the people at Speed the Light whom I'm raising money for. The sweatshirt was super nice, so I put it on right away and then went out and threw the canoe in the water to get my workout. It was pretty windy, so canoeing was indeed quite a workout, and once I got out…


April 03, 2018 National Day of Prayer  I woke up this morning to my alarm as usual (my alarm was Reckless Love by Cory Asbury this morning) and then dragged myself out of bed... I thought I did pretty good getting up even if my watch said that I didn't actually get up until 7:02. I had some empanadas for breakfast, and then had my piano lesson.... which could have gone worse. I only have like 3 more piano lessons before I'm done (forever) and so I'm pretty excited about that. After piano, I got started on my homework, and so now I only have 6 more assignments until I'm completely caught up from after the Florida vacation. Around 11:30, I got ready and went into town for the National Day of Prayer service at the town hall in Frazee, which lasted from 12 to 12:30 and was pretty interesting. They went through a big list where they prayed for our Government, our Military, our Media, our Business', our Education system, the Church, our families, and then had a closing pr…