Monday, January 30, 2006

A Job Well Done

Once upon a time there lived a bat. His name was Matt. He lived in a tree by a stream, near the palace of a great king. During the day he was inclined to sleep, but at night he worked especially hard. While Matt wasn’t the smartest bat out there, he was the one who did his job well; he never missed a night eating mosquitoes. His mother had told him that his job was very important because without him the king would never come outside.

In this very same tree there also lived a nightingale whose name was Carol. During the day, she also slept, but at night she sang, and because her song was so lovely the king would come out and listen to her sing. Sadly, this caused Carol to become proud and she started to make fun of her neighbor the bat.
“Thou art so worthless,” she taunted “thou spends every waking second eating mosquitoes.”
The bat didn’t answer at once. This thought had never crossed his mind. Worthless? That was not what his mother had said.
“It is an important job!” he answered.
“Important?” Carol laughed. “Look at me, I sing for the king, my job is not even comparable in importance to eating mosquitoes.”
“Thou doesn’t realize,” replied Matt, “that without me the king would never come outside.”
“He does not come outside because of thee,” she sneered, “He comes to listen to my music.”

Matt knew he should not reply. He decided to show her what he meant. The next night he did not go out and eat the mosquitoes. Instead, he watched while Carol sang her song to the king. She was so into her own song, she didn’t notice that her audience was distracted. Soon they were swatting the hungry mosquitoes that attacked them and they quickly retreated back into the palace. Not one remained.
Carol was quiet for awhile, then, knowing that the bat was correct, she sighed. “Thou was right, Matt, the job that thou hast is just as important as mine. I can sing for the king, but I cannot do it without the help thou gives.”
Matt smiled, and from then on the two worked together. Carol sang, while Matt caught mosquitoes. The king and his royal court once again came outside and enjoyed the lovely song of the nightingale. Clearly, we need to learn to be thankful for those around us that do their job well. Without them, we wouldn’t be successful in ours.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Ellie needs...

Ellie needs a place to stay.
Beautiful Ellie needs a home.
Ellie needs the water) --- Screamed at maximum volume when I turned off the garden hose she was spraying.
Ellie needs help with suicidal thoughts.
Ellie needs her little pleasures.
Ellie needs to be crated when she is home alone.
The last thing Ellie needs is to fall for the wrong guy.
Ellie needs more than $8300 monthly to maintain her lifestyle.
Ellie needs a husband or her father's odious fiancee will choose one for her.

lol. Following several other people's examples, I decided to post these "needs" of mine. I found it very amusing and some of the results are quite funny! :) I was very surprised to find that there are a lot of dogs named Ellie.

Quote of the post:
"All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other." - Unknown

Song of the post:
"Hero" by Enrique Iglesias

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Sweet Sixteen

So here I sit. Yesterday was my 16th birthday. I cannot even explain, I have felt so loved in the past several days. Friday night I had an ice-skating party, a lot of the people I had invited couldn't come and I was worried about how it would turn out, but to my surprise those who came made me feel so special. Sara, Bekah, Laura and Jessica took me out to dinner as a surprise, but the best surprise was Sara coming home for my birthday because she had told me before that she couldn't. Then yesterday - Saturday - my family took me to a movie and out to dinner downtown. We saw "The end of the spear", the story of Nate Saint, Jim Elliott and those who were killed trying to share the gospel. This birthday made me realize that I have so much to be thankful for, I just don't always see and I get caught up in my own selfishness.

Verses of the post:
"You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light."
- 1 Peter 2:9

Quote of the post:
"Born to be wild - live to outgrow it." - Unknown

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Hope this works...

Sara just told me that her computer wouldn't let her go to my blog because of my song. So I'm letting you all have a little slack and I'm gonna guess that all you people's computers won't let you come to my blog either and that is why you didn't comment.

Since I can't play the song on my blog, here is the link for "Why." See the post below about it.

New song of the post:
"If you are not the one" by Daniel Bedingfield

Monday, January 16, 2006


For the record - I love the song "lonely" by Akon, but because (thanks to Abby) I finally figured out how to do free webhosting I wanted to put the song that Ruth and Zachary wrote on here. I have to experiment with recording singing with it - if anyone has any suggestions on how to do that I am very willing to listen. Anyway here is piano version - and I'll just post the lyrics too. Luv you all... :)

Tell me why
Why are you going
Why are you leaving
I need to know why
You need to tell me
Why won't you call me
Why don't you care anymore
I need to know why to live
I need to know why should I give you my love
Or should I take it away

Tell me why
Why are you here again
Why are you begging me to come back to you
Why when I find someone new
Do you break my heart again
I need to why to live
I need to why I should give you my love
When you took yours away

We used to be together
But you found someone new
and now she's tired of you
So now you're here again
but this time I've got someone else
I broke your heart today

So why am I sorry for you
Why am I crying
Why am I coming back
Now I know why
Now I know why I should give you my love
when you took yours away
I love you
its cause I love you

btw... my b-day is saturday!!! :)

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Sorry for the lack of posts recently, we've been having some computer problems. It started when a CD exploded - and yes I do mean that - inside the CD-drive. We bought a new drive and I tried to replace it, but when that didn't work we took it to a shop. The guy at the shop said something else was wrong with it, so he deleted everything we had inside the computer - excluding my dad's estimates. Anyway we haven't had the computer since last Wednesday, so I'm sorry if I haven't had the chance to reply to any of your e-mail, comments etc.

I just finished an awesome book that I think everyone should read. It's called "A thousand tomorrows". I guess you could probably call it a girls book because its a love story, but its more than that because of the circumstances in the book. I cried more than once, especially because the boy has a brother with down-syndrome who reminds me so much of my brother. I loved it and it is definitely on my list of best books!

I had a swim meet last weekend. Not exactly something I was looking forward to, but it ended up not being as bad as I thought it could have been. There were only eight older swimmers from Rivi, so it was a more personal meet. Therese told me what to remember while I was swimming before my event and then told me what to work on afterwards. I dropped at least 4 seconds in every one of the four events I swam. But I had a lot of fun cheering for my friends and I think as long as I don't stress myself out I do fine.

And I should to stop talking because I have Worldview to finish. And remember if you comment you'll make my day! :)

Quote of the post:
"A little rebellion now and then is a good thing."
-Thomas Jefferson

Song of the post:
"Lonely" by Akon

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Happy New Year everybody!

At the moment I think this year is going to be great. I turn 16 in nineteen days and I'll be able to drive. That will be a big help to my mom and it will make a difference in how much I work. School is going well, though its helping me to think that I'm halfway done with the year and I only have one more semester left. But then when I try to think of all the positive things I can't help but think that last year I was thinking the same thing, I had my hopes and my dreams. But I shattered a lot of them. I did a lot of things that I can never change, not really thinks I regret, but things that changed my future. *sigh* I'll stop there, please tell me what you think?

I'm also writing this post because I need to change my song. I don't think "My December" goes very well in January. But its definitely one of my favorite songs.

Quote of the post:
"If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own." - Socrates

Song of the post:
"Think of me" - Phantom of the Opera
~ I love singing this song.