Every year, our church has Trunk or Treat. The adults decorate their trunks all Halloween-like, and the kids come around and trick or treat at the different trunks. It's so much fun and I love seeing how the kids dress up! So, this year, Brice and I decided to decorate a trunk.
Brice and I went to eat lunch in Juliette with Matt and Lorin. Brice and Matt had never been to Juliette, so we pull up to this small little town and they both ask, "Where the heck are we?" But we had a delicious lunch at the Whistle Stop Cafe and had fun browsing the shops.
Of course, he wouldn't cooperate.
There we go!
Matt's sweet shades.
Me and Lorin!
I also went with Daddy to see Jonathan and David become Eagle Scouts tonight. Their speeches were so cute!
Today, Emma got to bring home her class pet, a rat named Fancy Nancy. She was so excited! All week, all I heard was, "Fancy Nancy's coming home with us on Friday!" So, we had lots of fun playing with Fancy Nancy.
Oh, Chemistry. We are not friends. Nor will we ever be. But for tonight, we'll pretend. Bond with me until tomorrow at 12:15 upon the end of the test, and then we can go right back to hating each other, as always.
My Vera Bradley duffel bag finally came in! I'm so excited that now all my bags will match when I go on trips now. I believe my next trip will be for Thanksgiving. So, look out, Corum family. Here comes some matching luggage!
Taylor Swift's new album came out today!! I love her songs. They're amazing. If you don't have this cd yet, go buy it! And then listen to Dear John (#5), Better than Revenge (#10), and Last Kiss (#13). I mean, listen to all of them, but I think those are my favorites.
Brice called me in a panic when he got home from work tonight. Zoey's cage must not have gotten shut all the way, and she had gotten out. There's no telling where she was. For those of you unfamiliar with chinchillas, they can't get wet, or their fur will mold and rot off. So, naturally, he's scared she might have gotten upstairs to the bathroom and gotten wet, or chewed into some kind of wire. He didn't even know where to start looking for her. He started looking around the apartment and eventually found her in the laundry room. She had gotten over by the water heater by the washer. And she wasn't coming out either. I knew he was going to have a hard time getting her out because chinchillas are fast little boogers. Like crazy fast. Don't believe me? Youtube it. But he lured her out with her little pink bath house that had her dust bath in it, and got her back in her cage. As scary as it must have been for him to come home and find her cage open, I was freaking out because here I am, thirty minutes away, and can't do anything but listen to him panic on the other end of the phone. It was awful. But I'm so glad she's all safe and sound now.
I have been trying and trying to find a new dress. First it was for Brice's uncles wedding. But I couldn't find one, thus resulting in me recycling one I already had. Now, it's the quest for a dress for Wesley Ball. However, NOT A SINGLE DRESS FITS ME RIGHT. Not a single one. It's either too big or too little, but never just right. What I needed was a Goldilocks miracle. So FINALLY, I found one! Nana, Jon, and I had gone back to Macon for the second time today, and went into the last store in our sweet little city I hadn't looked in for a dress. And we found not one, but three! Three dresses that fit me (almost) perfectly! Nana had to take the straps in on one of them because they were a tad too long, but other than that it was a perfect fit! I'm so excited!
Nana also decided she wanted to learn how to knit, so, as I usually do, I referred her to the way I learned how. Do you remember the Klutz books from when you were younger. You know, the ones that taught you oragami, or how to paint your fingernails with little pattern and pictures, or how to do cat's cradle and other string tricks? Well, that is exactly what taught me how to knit and crochet. They illustrate everything and don't abbreviate anything, so it's makes it easy to understand. Those adult patterns with all their k3,p5, yo, k3 abbrevs makes it hard to understand. So, she decided to give it a try. But in the meantime, she decided I should knit her a scarf for Christmas. Here's the yarn she pick out. It's really pretty.
Today was St. Joseph's Fall Festival. So I went and walked around with Emma. We had tons o' fun! Although I was a little confused when the DJ was playing Ke$ha at a Catholic elementary school's fall festival...but we had fun regardless. She played games, and won tons of candy, but no cake from the cake walk this year.
I got to keep the kids in between my classes today because those lucky ducks didn't have school. When we were deciding where to go for lunch, Emma asks, "Can we go to that place across from Chick-fil-a? The black and white one?" At first I was extremely confused, until I figured out we were talking about Steak 'n' Shake. And it was delicious.
I'm working on a new scarf. I'm determined to finish this one by the week of Thanksgiving. For those of you who don't know, I like to start all these knitting and crocheting projects, but halfway through, get bored and start new ones. I probably have at lease 5 projects going on...
Quote of the Day:
Eli: "How does your brain work, Emma?"
Emma: "It doesn't work. I don't have a brain."
I got a flat tire today. When I got out at the kids house, I heard this hissing noise. So I ran inside and got Emily to come outside to hear it. And we discovered there was air leaking out of my tire, and it was leaking FAST. I was not a fan of this. I called Daddy and he came and changed it after work. Buttttt...this means I have to get up early to take it to get fixed before class. I am NOT a fan of this either.
On a happier note, our Bo Burnham tickets came in the mail today! I am SUPER excited about this. Just a little over a month til I get to see him in person! But for now, I'm about to go watch his Comedy Central Special that came on Saturday while I was gone. I've got it recorded and have some free time. How perfect! This should hold me over until his new CD comes out tomorrow! :)
Brice and I took turns driving today because Friday he whined that I didn't drive any. I started off driving the first part of the trip back. We had been driving for about an hour when I happen to look up at the sign above the interstate, and what does it say? Farmville. No stinkin' way. There is a legitimate town called Farmville, NC. So, I said, "Brice! Take a picture for my blog!" He snapped the picture real quick on his phone.
I immediately handed him my phone and made him twitter Kelly to tell her. It was too good to be true.
We ended up coming back a little differently than we went. On our way back, it brought us through Milledgeville. I happened to look up at the GPS and it said "Jessica" from where I had saved her address for when I visited her. Of course, we had to take a detour so I could show him where Jessica used to live.
Yesterday, we were running low on gas. Extremely low. And as we're passing each exit, none of the signs say anything about gas. So I think, "Hey, the GPS has gas stations programmed into it." So I punch in the nearest gas station, an Exxon. We get off at the exit it tells us to and turn left. We come to the stop sign and it says "Turn right on Chicken Road. Wait...Chicken Road? You read right. We turn down this Chicken Road and not too far down the road, the GPS says "Arriving at destination on the right." We look over...huge field. Not a gas station in sight. Wonderful. And at this point, I'm panicking. I am terrified of running out of gas, especially in a place where I'm not familiar with the surroundings. We punched in another gas station on the GPS. This time it took us straight to the BP it was supposed to. So, we filled up and used the bathroom, then we were on our way.
Today felt like the longest day ever because we were on the road. All. Day. Long. The nine hour drive was ridiculously long to begin with. But add in bathroom breaks and food stops, and it gets even longer. But we had fun, regardless.
Welcome to South Carolina! This was right after the welcome sign. We were going to fast, but this one says we're in South Carolina, so it's good enough.
South of the Border. The carnival right before you get to North Carolina.
We made it to North Carolina! But we still had like two and a half hours after this picture was taken.
Brice and I are leaving tomorrow to go to North Carolina for his uncle's wedding. So, tonight was spent packing. It always takes me FOREVER to pack because I get bored and have to breaks to do other things that are more interesting. But I finally got packed.
My day was filled with calculus, calculus, and more calculus. It started out with reviewing homework for the quiz we were having in class.
Then we went to see Calculus the Musical. It was pretty funny. They took popular songs, and wrote lyrics explaining calculus to the tune. It was inventive. We were tempted to buy the cd, however, we did not. BUT you should totally check out their website if you love math like we do, and you can hear some of the songs. Don't be fooled though, they didn't sing all of the songs that are on their website. We were disappointed.
I spent like two hours today working on this programming assignment for my computer science class that's due in the morning. It was ridiculous. And then, I had to write another two programs that are due tomorrow at midnight. These little programs are not my favorite thing to do.
But, I'm reading this book right now, and it's really good! Of course I was drawn to the sappy teen love story...but I'm a girl, I can't help it.
Brice and I went to the Georgia National Fair in Perry today. It was super fun and super hot. We rode several rides before we decided we were too hot, so we went in to watch the 4-H cattle shows that were in air conditioned arenas. I used to try and get Daddy to get me a cow....he wasn't too fond of that idea. Then we went around and looked at the different booths in the marketplace building. There was one booth that had this shoe cleaner stuff, and we stood there for a few minutes watching them demonstrate on different people's shoes. The difference between the clean shoe and the dirty shoe was ridiculous, so Brice bought some. Look out for a post in a few days on the wonders of this stuff. Then we went to watch Tammy Barton the hypnotist. It was the funniest thing I've ever seen. These people were cracking us up. After the show we went and used the rest of our tickets on the ferris wheel and this ride called the orbiter. Let's just say we were glad we hadn't eaten anything for a while before the orbiter...On our way back to the car, we stopped at the petting zoo, where they had my favorite animal, a giraffe! I was SO excited! And then we remembered we hadn't gotten a funnel cake yet, so we made a pit stop.
Taylor and I went to the Museum of Arts and Sciences. It was really fun. They had a giant insect exhibit, and let me tell you, these suckers were huge! After we explored the rest of the museum, we went to the planetarium show and the animal show, walked on the nature trail, and looked at the train. Then we went to eat lunch. Taylor decided she wanted Firehouse, but she couldn't grasp the concept that it wasn't an actual fire station we were eating at rather than just a restaurant.
(To give you some perspective, that white thing back there is the wall of the room.)
Looking for dinosaur bones
on the train
The pumpkins are finally here at church! For those of you who aren't familiar, every year, our church has this huge pumpkin patch. So, Brice and I went and got some pumpkins to carve. Then, I stopped at k-mart to get a pumpkin carving kit that had the special little knives and the pattern. Brice made fun of me the whole time, saying, "All you need is a knife and a spoon to scoop it with. I've got knives and spoons." Let me just tell you all, he used a pattern from my book AND all my little knives.
This was right before he realized he needed my little tools
Brice wasn't quite done with his when I left, but I'll post his finished picture soon.
For my birthday, I got several gift certificates to this wonderful little store called Creter's, so I could pick out some more Vera Bradley in my pattern. I LOVE Vera Bradley. Love love love. So, today I went to decide what I wanted. I ended up getting a cosmetic bag, wallet, and key chain. They're also ordering me a duffel bag in my pattern, because they didn't have it in the store. Which is unfortunate because I'm going on a trip next weekend and now my duffel bag won't match my new cosmetic bag...Anyway, it will be here in approximately two weeks. So, for now, I'll have to settle for a mismatched set of bags. But at least now my wallet will match my purse and checkbook cover.
So, today started off as a not so great day. Last night, I realized my two goldfish were dead. I went in there to feed Martin and Hanson, but found them floating instead. Now, most of you are probably thinking, "hmm..goldfish. those are easily replaced." Not the case. I got Martin last year at the fair on October 17th. He was a spastic little fish. Everyone doomed him from the start, especially Daddy. But sweet Martin grew and grew, and I grew more and more attached. Then in May, we got Hanson at a fair in Central City Park. Him and Martin became good friends. So, when October got closer, our one year fish-a-versary was drawing nearer. So, naturally, I was distraught when I found them both dead, nonetheless 30 minutes before my birthday. It was a little sad. Here's Martin not too long after I first got him:
Unfortunately I don't have a recent picture of him, since I wasn't expecting him to be dead so soon.
On a happier note, it's birthday day! It started with lunch made by a special someone. Brice made pancakes for my lunch, but not just normal pancakes, special ones.
Then I went to get the kids from school. Emma asks, "Can we do something fun since it's your birthday?" Which translates to, "Can you take us somewhere and buy us something but use your birthday as an excuse?" So, after we took Eli to art, Emma and I rode with Jessica in her new car to go eat ice cream. We picked Eli up from art and went back home, where I found out Eli's giving me a drawing he did of a lighthouse for my birthday! It made me tear up, it was so sweet!
After work, we went to eat with the family at Shoki. It was delicious! My pineapple boat:
Overall, it was a wonderful birthday! Thanks to all of you who wished me happy birthday and/or gave me a card (or in Emily's case, 4 cards)! You guys are awesome!
This has been the most ridiculous week of my life. Seriously. I've had a huge exam every day of this week. Monday, I had Computer Science. It wasn't too bad. Tuesday, though, was the worst. Chemistry and I do not get along. If you recall, a couple of posts ago, I was spending time with my friend Chemistry for the Utterly Confused. It helped a little bit, but I still felt really confused as to what I was doing. I studied for a week and a half for this test, and I felt like my brain was going to explode. But, I improved a whole letter grade from the last test to this test. So, if I keep hanging out with Chemistry, hopefully I can continue to raise my grade each test. Lastly, today I had Calculus II. It was a little rough. I studied and re-worked all the problems we had on previous quizzes, tests, and homework. I felt pretty confident in what I was doing. But he likes to throw little trick questions on the tests. So, I get in there, and I think I tried to make things harder than they really were. But I still think I did alright on that one too. Luckily, our fall break is tomorrow. So my weekend has officially begun! I'm so glad to have this ridiculously rough school week over with.
On a happier note, IT'S BIRTHDAY EVE! :) I'm super excited about my birthday tomorrow. And a birthday surprise that a special someone has planned for me. But yesterday, Emily comes up to me and says, "Let's just say that you're gonna get a lot of cards for your birthday." She had trouble picking just one. So, I'm not sure exactly what the total card count is, but I got an early birthday card today before my test.
This pretty much made my day. So, I'm excited to see the other cards she got. I guess I'll have to wait 'til tomorrow.