Friday, March 30, 2012


With my free time today, I was able to do a little redecorating. So, I moved a tall, black bookshelf out of my room. My color scheme is pink and white so the black didn't really go. Now I have plenty of space for my stuffed animals, and my other smaller bookcase. ( I love to read) My little brother, mom, and I all went to a decorating store to look for pillowcases and to find some new sheets. I'm working on completely redoing my room. Check out what I want it to look like at So far, I'm going to buy the duvet cover, curtains, and possibly the ruffle rings pillow case. My mom won't let me spend too much money since I'm paying for it, so I am going to make my own ruffle rings lamp shade. I can't wait untill I really get to get started.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Still Recovering

I haven't been up to much. The doctor says that I can't do anything that will move my brain(dancing, skating, running, brisk walking, etc.) untill I have no headaches or twinges of headaches for 2 weeks straight. For me, that's torture.As of today, I can't even get through one day without headaches. But it gives me the time to work on my flexibility, and do some weights. So far, my flexibility has improved by a great deal. I can do the splits with the right and left leg and I'm very close to doing the middle splits.
   This morning, I woke up to a very gloomy morning for Southern California, so I decided to stay in bed and read one of my favorite books 'Angels at Christmas' by Debbie Macomber. I highly recommend it.
Right now, its 11:45 AM, and I'm sitting at my desk with my dog, Lilly sleeping on my bed. Lilly is a Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel mix and the sweetest dog. Sometimes, she will jump up on my bed in the morning and snuggle with me with her head on my pillow! At times, I have even found her inside the covers like a real person.
What's your favorite breed of dog? I'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My school

       Since I'm homeschooled, I have the privalage of doing my school on the couch. This is a L.A. paper that i just finished. so tell me what you think, I'd love to hear.                                           

                         Why You Should Have Fun in the Sun
        When was the last time you spent quality time outdoors? When was the last time you sat outside, listened to the birds sing, and stopped to smell the roses? Did you know that spending time in the sun will help you sleep better, it will warm you up, and make you happier? It actually can do all those things and more! Of course, I won’t go into all the details, but I’m going to just skim the surface. So please, step out into the warm sunshine, so you can experience the effects of it as I walk you through.
         The sun produces Serotonin in your body which also releases hormones in your body that actually help you sleep better.  So, just being in the sunshine for 15 minutes or more, will increase you chance of falling asleep faster and staying asleep. So when you wake up in the morning you will feel refreshed and ready to take on the day. Next, the sun can warm you up even on the coolest days. Yes, I know that you know the sun can keep you warm, but have you really thought about and tried it for yourself? I mean who doesn’t want to be in the warm sunshine in the middle of the day? Yes, it may take awhile to warm up, but once you’re warm, nothing can compare. The sun, warm and inviting, can keep you happy and cheerful with the variety up colorful flowers it keeps alive around you, so I move on to my next point. The sun gives off energy to the living things around you like; cherry trees flowering, tulips in bloom, hummingbirds sipping the nectar off a nearby honeysuckle. Now, if you were inside, you would be missing out in all of the beauty around you. You would be completely unaware that a whole life goes on right outside your door. So smell the roses the next time you’re out shopping, and if you smell the right ones, I can guarantee that you will be a much happier person.
      You see, there are many reasons why you should have fun in the sun such as the sun can make you happier, it will help you sleep better and it will warm you up. Next time you wake up to a warm sunshine, remember all that the sun does for you and enjoy it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Accident

February 22 2012, my mom and dads 20th anniversary. It was 15min before my skating lesson, and I was practicing my sit spins or a flying sit. I accidentally slipped off the back of my blade and fell on the side of my head. Everything went black if only for a few seconds, the next thing I knew somebody was picking me off the ice and almost everything was black except for a couple colors. Being that I could hardly see, I almost slammed into a wall. Somebody helped me sit down so I could try to regain sight. One of the skaters moms offered to call my mom, but I told her I could do it. After I phoned my mom so she could come and get me, my coach came over asked me how I was. I told her what happened, and she offered to call the ambulance since I still wasn't seeing right. My eyes felt like a kaleidoscope, I kept seeing all of these colors. After about 10 minutes of sitting in the cold with a throbbing headache, my mom finally came. Mom and I rushed to the nearest hospital in Oxnard, but they were very busy so she took me to the Camarillo St. Johns Hospital where it wasn't full and the wait was only about 15 min. Now, 15 minutes to me felt like 15 hours since my head hurt, I was feeling nauseated and my balance was off as well as my eyesight. Finally, they called me back to do some tests, like what were my symptoms, blood pressure, height, weight, and stuff? After that was done, I had to wait about and hour or two until the could give me a CT scan. After the CT scan we had to wait another hour or so for the results. Until then, my eyesight was getting better but my head still hurt like crazy. Since all the rooms were full, I had to sit in an exam room where they had to roll in a bed so I could lay down.
 Then the results came. I had a 3mm bleeding on the left side of my brain. I fell on the right side, so I had to have hit the ice pretty hard to be able to make my brain bleed. Anyway, the doctor wanted me to stay overnight at a hospital with a neurosurgeon that could monitor me throughout the night. Turns out they had to transport me to a hospital with the equipment and the doctors. They would have kept me there, but every hospital in the area was full, UCLA, Northridge, and everything other hospital was completely full. so after about an hour of making phone calls, the nurse finally told us that there was a room open at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. I was transported by ambulance with this really nice paramedic named Adrian. She was very kind and sweet. By the time we got there it was about 12:00 in the night(or is it morning?)and they put an IV in my arm so they could put anti-seizure medicine so I wouldn't have a seizure (obviously). Once I got into the room, they hooked me up to all of the monitors and told me that every hour they would have to wake me up and ask me questions. I only remember being woken up about 2 times. On Thursday morning they finally gave me the go to go ahead and order food from the menu, so I ordered some yummy french toast and orange juice. Before they could discharge me, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist and speech therapist had to come in the room to test me like talking, answering questions, and walking around. After I passed all the tests, the nurse came in with three toys, an Elmo with a magnet pen, a 50th anniversary Barbie and a little Einsteins doll. He told me to pick two toys, so I picked the Elmo,(for pastime) and the Barbie.
I was finally discharged at around 3:30pm, and we drove all the way back home. But it was a very nice drive since it was on the coast. We stopped at a little town named Summerland to get some fresh air and to walk around. The ocean air felt so good on my weary face. After about 10 minutes, we got back into the car and drove all the way home. I was very tired for the next few days, but on Monday, I was able to visit the rink for a couple minutes. Everybody was so concerned, it was so sweet. My coach came up and gave me a get well card and some balloons tied to a hockey puck. On the way home I opened the card and I was 6 pages long filled with sweet notes and signatures. I started to cry, I had no idea so many people cared about me.
Some of my other friends came and visited me at home too. I love my friends so much.
Over the past 3 weeks, although I have been feeling much better, I still can't jump around or dance (trust me I tried it and I ended up with a massive headache for the next 3 days) or do anything that raises my blood pressure to much. Last night I had an emotional breakdown. I was so done with not being able to do anything, done with having headaches, and done with staying at home all day. But this morning I'm feeling much better. I'm ready to begin a new day and live again.