Thursday, May 31, 2012

Off To The Beach!!

On Tuesday, I went to the beach with my family and my dog. It wasn't quite warm enough to go swimming, so instead we just walked along the beach; occasionally dipping our feet in the water. The water was so beautiful and blue, and there was hardly any breeze, so the sand didn't get blown into our eyes. At times the sand was so hot that it scalded part of our feet, especially when we were walking back to the car It took a long time for Lilly (a golden retriever and cocker spaniel mix)to get used to the water. Well, sprinting was more like it. I was so hot!! It was like running on hot coals I imagine. And now back to the blue water, and crashing waves. As we were walking, three Labs of different colors came running after a ball, splashing in the waves. Lilly, of course, was thrilled to see so other dogs, but she was to scared to go in the water so she would just wait for the dogs at the waters edge and once we got to far from her she would forget the dogs and come running to us. She did very well at the beach; she never was aggressive torwards anyone or any dog, she would always come when she was called, and she stayed right next to most of the time. We walked for about an hour and then we came to some rocks. Some rocks had sea anemones covering them and others had muscles or limpets. We took a bunch of pictures, but it was on a big heavy duty camera so I'm trying to figure it out. I will post them very soon.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Why I love to homeschool

Now that my homeschooling year is coming to a close, I realized that next year I would be going to a public high school.(I'm will still be home schooled throughout my high school years, after all I'm already in 9th grade.) That thought made be appreciate how fortunate I am. I was in public school for kindergarten and first grade so I do know what I'm talking about.

-I have the opportunity to finish school early and go ice skating so I can work toward fulfilling my dream of qualifying for the Winter Olympics in 2018 or 2022.

-What if one day I graduate high school and move to a far off land and realize that I never really knew the person a couple doors down in the hallway? What if I didn’t know the person that I sat across from at the breakfeast table every day? What if I didn't know what made him laugh? What the name of his friends are? What if because I didn't know the person, I didn't care about him or what he did with his life? If I was in regular school I wouldn’t be able to know the answer to these questions are. I would have school from 8:00-3:00, then I would get home by 3:30, then I would still have homework for 2-3 hours a day, and then I still have to eat dinner, call a friend or two, get some exercise, and go to sports. Being homeschooled allows me to know my family inside and out. Being homeschooled also allows me to know the ‘person down the hallway’ what makes him laugh, what his dreams are and concerns are.

Homeschooling is a wonderful part of my life. I will be homeschooled all through my highschool years, and I will surely homeschool my children so that they can enjoy learning and pursue their dreams.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mailman Sprays Pepperspray on Dog

Yesterday was awesome. I had an 1/2 hour lesson with my coach. We worked on footwork, jumps, and spins. I figured out after my lesson that I won't be able to spin for a while. A painful headache started to hi after my spins. So now, I have to say good-bye to my spinning to keep the headache from coming back. I have a lesson on Friday at 2:30, so I'm very excited.

Does your dog hate the mailman? Over the weekend, my sweet dog Lilly was hanging out in the front with my dad and his best friend. They were doing construction on the bathroom so the were cutting wood for the counter tops. And all of a sudden, Lilly tore across the street  like a bullet where the mailman was getting out of his truck, and loading his bag with mail. Lilly was seriously going to kill the guy if it wasn't for pepper spray. Yes. My dog got pepper-sprayed by the mailman. As my dad tells the story, he doesn't think that even the pepper-spray would have stopped her from biting his butt off. Afterwards, I had to go up to the mailman and apoligize, hoping that he wouldn't tell the city people.  How was yours?

Friday, May 18, 2012

First Lesson

Today was the last day of homeschooling classes! I'm so happy! I got an A in Biology!! It took so much studying, but it was so worth it. I am so proud of myself!!
After classes, I went skating-I love the sound of that. Anyways, I went ice skating and It felt so wonderful. I loved the feel of the cold and the skates on my feet. I warmed up everything but my jumps and spins. I did so many egdes and step sequences. Usaully I would have disliked every moment of the edges, but this time, I loved it! At 3:00 I had my lesson. We worked on spirals(I had a tough time with them cause my foot was not in alinment with the rest of my body). After we went through the elements of my prelimanary test, and my coach was suprised at how well I did. Then, with my mom's permission, we worked on my jumps and spins. I had a little trouble with the landing of some jumps due the breakdown of my boot(I have only had them for 4 months and they are already in awful shape so we are getting them replaced) Almost everytime I faltered, my coach blamed the boots, but I know that It was half my fault. As I went into my first spin, I had a terrible flashback of the fall and I scared me but I was determined to keep spining and not fall over. Unfortunatley, during most of the lesson, I had an awful headache. Probably due to the excitment, the nervousness, and the cold(the cold used to give me a headache when I first started skating. I have a really bad headache, so I am going to say good bye.

Mothers day

I said I blog about Mothers day so I will. I woke up early and made scones from the box and they turned to mush. I have no idea how in the world that happened. I also made chocolate croissants and that turned out delicious. I made them for my 8yr old brother since he could not use the oven. Yet my mom ate the scones that didn't turn to mush. She loves having breakfeast in bed (so does my daddy) What happened to the mush? Well instead of throwing it away, I put in into a small casserole dish and baked it and it turned out looking funny but just a couple minutes ago, my mom was snacking out of the casserole dish of mush! I gave my mommy a movie: 'Letters To Juliet' with Amanda Seyfried and Christopher Egan. It is a fantastic movie flimed in Verona, Italy. All in all, It was a very good mothers day.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My first time skating

Good morning! Weather for my home in Southern California
60°F | °C Thu Fri Sat Sun
Mostly Sunny Fog Mostly Sunny Clear
Wind: N at 0 mph
Humidity: 80% 82° 50° 73° 50° 70° 52° 77° 54°
Tomorrow is the last day of homeschooling classes! I'm so happy.
Anyway, on my last post, I said that I would blog about my first day of skating. So here it goes.

On Saturday at around 11:45, I took my first step onto the ice. It was between public classes so there is a 30min break for the teachers. During that time, skaters that are enrolled in the skate school are allowed to skate. I was not enrolled but that day I was helping my coach with the toddlers. I steped on the ice very timidly. And as I started to skate, I realized that I did not need to hold onto the wall. So I took my hand off the the wall and started to skate. It felt completey natural; like I had never stoped skating. I began to glide across the ice, saying hello to my cold and friendly long lost friend. I felt like I was flying. I had so much fun going around and around in the oval. This friday is my second time skating and my first lesson since the accident. I'm getting really nervous. The 30min went by so fast. Soon it was time to help out with the kids. All I really do it hold their hand as the march to the wall and back. That was my first time skating. My mom took some pictures; I have to figure out how to upload them first. I will post them when I can. Today, I am going to run and pratice my jumps outside on the grass. If I get one that doesn't show my falling on my butt, I'll post them. Have a beautiful day

Monday, May 14, 2012


How was every ones Mothers Day? Good? Good. I won't say much today cause I have a cold. The whole shebang, runny nose, tired eyes, headaches(like I need anymore of them), yes everything but the cough. I'm sure I'll get that later. On my next blog, I will talk about Mothers Day, my first time on the ice, and a fitting in Anaheim. Stay tuned until I get better. Achoo!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Things I couldn't do 4 days ago

Things I want to do that I couldn’t do 4 days ago:
1.       Run for 10 minutes straight.
2.       Jump up and down like a manic
3.       Go skating on Saturday for the first time in almost 3 months!!
4.       Go to the beach with my dog and frolic on the sand
5.       Do 10 axels and double jumps on the grass (no way I have the courage to even try it on the ice)
6.       To run around and play nerf with my brothers and his friends
7.       To finally be able to start building up my skating muscles
8.       To not be bored any more, by not knowing what to do
9.       To dance my heart out
10.   To go to the park and rollerblade
11.   I LOVE MY LIFE!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Can I Go Yet?

As you know, I have had headaches almost every single day since February when I fell and hit my head on the ice while skating.  Which resulted in a brain injury, I actually had some bleeding on my brain.  Since that horrible day, I have not been able to ice skate, run, jump, dance, etc. All of this inactivity has resulted an extra 11 Ibs on my body. So I hope to lose that very soon. But I have kept my leg muscles and flexibility in tact, because leg lifts and stretching is about the only thing I could do. Today at my neurologist app. in West Hills (about 1 hour away from home). I told him that my headaches are daily, yet much less severe. He said he wants to put me on some medication to get the headaches under control.  Then he said the sentence that would change my day, week, month, and maybe year. “Since, it’s been long enough for your brain to have healed, you can resume normal activity, but if your headaches get worse…. Stop." He said that ‘my brain should be fine, just ease into your normal activity’. I did especially ask about ice skating and he sad it’s a go. He also claimed that my headaches are now chronic, but I don’t believe that because the acupuncture is really starting to help. So my guess is that I will almost headache free in about 2 months. That is my goal. Since I can start skating and running again, I won’t have time for headaches. J

          May I emphasis the 'You can resume normal activity" part? Isn't that like the best thing since sliced bread? I was overjoyed!! It took all I had not to laugh and scream out loud! I don't really care about the 'if your headaches get worse, Stop.' Okay, fine I do care. But I will pray and hope, and pray and hope some more that they will never get worse. He is going to put me on meds. but it is a very low dose. He just wants stop the headaches. :( I am a very anti-meds. person, but I need to get the headaches under control. I will be on the meds. for a min of 3 months. It usually takes 1 month for it to start working. Yes, WOW. That is a long time to start working. But, remember, 'You can resume normal activity'.  I did it!! Yippee!!  Yes, I will start off very slowly, so don't worry. Won't my coach be thrilled?!!!! I have a list of all the things I’m going to do. But, I think that’s enough for one day. TTYL!  J

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sleeping in on Monday

How was your weekend? Mine was very nice. I had Cinco De Mayo at All Things Yummy's house. We had delicious Margarita cookies and cupped tortillas. You cut the tortillas and put them in the oven in the muffin tins. Then you fill it with your favorite Mexican things like, black beans, homemade guacamole, etc. It was a very nice day.
And today, I got to sleep in till 8:30. I woke up at 7:44, but my mom told me to go back to sleep, so I did. And now, I'm sitting in bed in my PJ's blogging. I have the life. You may be jealous, but it is very dreary outside, 89% humidity and 59 degress. Enjoy the rest of your day, and I will enjoy the rest of my day here in Southern California. (thats sounds like a spokesperson LOL)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Almost fainted!

Today, I went to homeschooling classes. In the opening class (you could call homeroom), I started to overheat and get really dizzy. So, I put a cold water bottle to my head. That helped untill I went to my second class. About 15min into it, the same thing happened only worse. So I had to ask my teacher if I could leave the class and go get my mom. She completely understood and let me go. So I went upstairs where my mom was helping with the kindergardners and we went outsidde for a walk and I laid down. It finally went away after about half an hour and it hasn't come back again. Yay!! But don't get me wrong, It was very scary. So after lunch, I went up to my favorite class, Papercrafting and I made adorable cards for Mothers day and Fathers day.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Today is a very dreary and cold day. During the weekend, I had very painful headaches so I was extremely discouraged. Somebody told my mom that eating 5 slices of cucumber every night before bed is supposed to keep away the headaches for the rest of the day. So we'll see how that goes.
On Saturday was one of my worst headache days, so in the evening I decided to try to jostle my brain out of the habit of hurting, so I tried to run around the block. Turns out, unfortunately, I could hardly get half way around. Before the Accident, I was an amazing runner and I could do a 5k on a whim. So, I tried again on Sunday and I was so much better! I could have run around the entire block but I didn't want to over do it. When I started my school the next day at the kitchen table, I started feeling faint and hyperventilating. Now, I was doing nothing but writing the word: Ectothermic. Anyways, I almost fainted, I started to overheat (it was cold and cloudy outside), and my head started to hurt. I told my mom and I laid down on the couch, and tried to relax. After about what seemed like forever, It finally went away and I rested my eyes for about 10-15 min. Feeling faint like that hasn't happened for like 3 weeks. So I guess no more running for me. Now I have to stick to bike riding and walking. Its alright, but its definately not the same. If anybody has any cures for headaches (besides meds.) comment and let me know, it would be a fantastic help.