I’m not even sure where to begin talking about today. Lots of stuff happened, and so I suppose the best thing to do would be to just start at the beginning and hope I don’t end up writing an entire book on all the details of today.
Basically, today was our school’s “Fun Day.” The first part of the day, however, is never that fun, since it involves cleaning out the lockers and cleaning up the classrooms as well. So we did that, and some of us also went upstairs to the room with the piano to set up chairs for our final chapel of the year. Zac and I also had to set up our guitars, so we did that and then practised a little bit before the chapel actually started. Basically, this final chapel is devoted to the Grade 12s imparting their words of wisdom. Each of them also gets to pick a song to sing as well. On top of the actual Grade 12s this year, though, we also had Jael speak, since she’s going back to Switzerland after this year, and Bethany, since this is her fifth year, and she didn’t get to speak last time since she was sick. So, in all, we had five people speaking and five songs.
I really enjoyed all that each of the people had to say. It really challenged me to think; Jael spoke a bit about trying to escape from problems, and Jon spoke mostly about encouragement and…Continue Reading
I’m not sure what kind of mood I’m in today. It’s sort of the type of mood you get when you have a really bad headache – only without the headache. It’s a combination of slight happiness, tiredness, and disappointment. Why, you ask? I’m not completely sure why, but I’ll try explaining it as best as I can.
It was a pretty normal day today for me; I went to church in the morning, and then came home and had lunch. I didn’t get as much sleep as I’d like to have gotten, which is where I suppose the tiredness came from, so I was just a little…subdued, I guess could be a good word. Then I got on MSN, and Angelie asked me if I wanted to head over to Long Point with a bunch of people from Central. I wanted to go, but I really didn’t want to drive. I’ve been driving everywhere lately, and it’s getting boring. But after talking with her for a little bit, I realized that they needed drivers. So I went upstairs and asked my dad if I could take the car to Long Point. His exact words: “No.” I asked why not, and he said, “It’s too far.” I said something like “It’s not that far,” and his response was, “It’s almost as far as Windsor.” I said no it wasn’t (since Long Point is only about 1 1/3 the distance to Port Dover; I looked it up on a map), and…Continue Reading
Well, today was our softball tournament. And besides the fact that I hate softball (I’d much rather just play normal baseball), I had lots of fun, and I’m sure everyone else did as well. I think we did quite well overall. We got third place out of four teams, which doesn’t sound that impressive, but I still think we played well. We just had some really bad screwups that cost us some runs. It really wasn’t anyone’s fault; actually, now that I think about it, probably everyone screwed up at least once, so we all had an equal share. There were a few times that I could have had an easy out, but fumbled it or some other stupid mistake, but things like that just happen and can’t really be helped. The ball was slippery from the light rain, what can I say?
We had a couple minor injuries during a couple of the games, dealing with our outfielders mainly. Bethany sprained her wrist or something trying to catch one ball – she just caught it wrong and it hit her palm or something. She went off the field and Mrs. G drove her over to the doctor’s office just to make sure everything was alright. She has a tensor bandage on it, and might have to get out of work or driver’s ed. Oh darn. Jael also got hit in the face on one play. She caught it, but it popped up and hit her in the face I…Continue Reading
I think it would be fitting to open this journal topic with my usual sentence, “Not much happened today at school.” It seems to be a recurring theme, but the fact is that I don’t go on dangerous rescue missions and save damsels in distress every day. I would if I could, but that’s just not an option. So today was fairly average.
It started out with Biology in the morning. Mrs. Houtman finally finished reading the section on evolution. For the past couple of classes, she’s just been reading the notes she typed out for us, and it’s been hard to actually learn anything when you’re busy falling asleep on the desk and drooling all over your notes (well, okay, I don’t do that last part…no, honestly, I don’t). After that came swimming. The time seems to be going by more and more quickly each time. Today it seemed like I had just sat down and started reading when we had to leave. I don’t really mind that at all, but I’d rather spend the whole school day reading Tom Clancy or something.
Anyways, after that came lunch, and then Parenting class. That was boring, and then it was off to baseball for Gym. That was pretty fun. I was on second base for most of the game, and will likely be there for the tournament as well. With the three times I was up to bat, I hit three doubles – they were actually all horrible hits, and…Continue Reading
Today was a normal, boring ol’ day. Actually, today was Be Nice To Everyone Day, as set up by Bethany and Melissa. I was supposed to have one of those days a week ago or so, but it lasted for about five minutes before I relapsed back into my normal, cynical self. Today, however, I did much better. I actually only said about two or three mean things throughout the entire day. It was quite a feat. And of course, I’ll be holding it over their heads for the next little while, so that covers me in the nice department for the next little while. “Hey Jeff, could you hold these books for me?” “Pphh, I was nice last week, so if you wanted me to do something for you, you missed your chance.” Gotta love it.
Biology today was monotonously boring and dreadfully bland. Mrs. Houtman has given us the notes for the next few chapters, all nicely typed up with lots of spelling errors, and with no visual breaks in the text either. I mean, she didn’t even make the titles bold or underline them or anything, so everything just blends into one big text block. Anyways, so for the past two classes, she’s just basically been reading out of the notes and the text while we sit there and “listen.” I don’t think I heard anything she said this class, and Beth said exactly the same to me afterwards as well. Jon was asleep, and Lana was…Continue Reading
Today was a pretty cool day. I mean, nothing really interesting happened, but there’s some days where you’re in a good enough mood that it doesn’t matter. I think most of this good mood was due to the fact that I’m finally caught up in homework and notes and such from missing school on the snow day we had and the funeral. I mean, obviously nothing happened on the snow day, but I was planning to get some of my stuff to do my homework, which ended up not happening since I obviously didn’t go to school. Anyways, I finally finished it all last night and I’m caught up, although a little bit tired.
I also achieved a good milestone for myself. I’ve been trying to get back on track with reading my Bible, something which I’ve completely failed at since the beginning of summer. I got back on track again around October, but after a week or two that failed as well. Ever since then, it’s been a day here or there; it’s just so hard with a part-time job that once in a while takes away my entire evening. But on Monday, yesterday, and today I read it – that’s three days in a row! I’m quite pleased. And the prospects look quite good for tomorrow and such. I only work on Friday and Sunday, so I won’t have homework or anything on Friday, and Thursday’s good as well. I’m not as worried about the weekend. But anyways,…Continue Reading
Today my school had their flag football tournament against several other schools from southern Ontario. Now, get this: our whole school was involved in the tournament.
Haha I love saying that. I go to a really small private high school with 22 kids this year. Yes, that’s in all four grades. So we had two football teams, one a guys’ team and the other a girls’ team. We (the guys’ team) only won one game, which was an improvement from last year. We almost had two games, but a few strange calls from the refs meant we lost the game to a homeschooling group.
But anyways, I think everyone had a great time. I got a touchdown, another first I think for me; I usually play runningback and get used for the short, quick plays to gain a first down with a few yards left. Everyone had a lot of fun, and the best part was that it wasn’t all rainy and mucky like last year’s tournament. It was great weather, a great time, and now everyone has great muscle pains. My legs are absolutely killing me; my ankles barely move, my knees make me feel like I’m 80 years old, and even the other joint in my leg hurts – I’m not sure what they’re called, the one right below the waist. But those really hurt for some reason, and I’m not sure how to really stretch it out. Hmm……