Monday, February 21, 2011

So much more like myself

I feel like I'm getting back to my old self. Without cheer, although it was very fun, I am able to go back to the everyday schedule that I love so dearly. My mind is more clear and I feel so much happier. I loved cheer, honest to God, but I need this time to myself. I denied myself this time by thinking cheering wouldn't stress me out. 

 I've been sewing again, playing video games again, taking tons of baths again, and spending time getting to be alone with myself. My room is finally clean, consistently, again. I've had time to do the things I find enjoyable, instead of a steady schedule of school, cheer, and passing out at the end of the night from exhaustion. I've had more time for William, which has been wonderful since we are apart anyway. 

I know I am like this, I really cherish time to myself. I know I love to have time to blog and read blogs and actually care about the posts I'm reading. I missed really being a blogger. I'm really grateful to be getting back to my own routine, which includes blogging a lot more often than I have been.
I feel so much more like myself.

Love and Turtledoves,

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Week in Pictures

I've seen some beautiful clouds,

Been modeled jean vests,

Made funny faces with a Swede, a German, and a Tomatoe,

Saw a double rainbow (and freaked out),

Made a silly Lovebot,

And had bath time with Muffin ♥

Love and Turtledoves,

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Small Victories

Somedays you just have to accept the little victories. Today was a long day, the little girl I tutor is a bit of a butt head. I'm also not so sure what exactly her parents expect from me, so that's a bit of a conundrum.

On top of that the yearbook deadline is next week and we have just a few pages left. A few easy pages left and a million problems with our camera. First it's not charged, then the charger is gone, then this then
that. I just want to finish my precious book. ♥

Today I have to accept my small victory of getting the comfy seat in the coffee shop for the first time in weeks. William and I have been having Skype dates for at least a month straight and this is the first time the best seat has been open. The only thing I dislike about it is the table is a little high for typing. 
Now I'm just complaining ; ) 

I'm to an hour of tumblring, sipping green tea mango smoothie, and planning future posts while I wait for boyfriend to get home from work. We'll be Skyping at five, I just thought you'd like to know : )
Love and Turtledoves,
Jacqueline Comfypants

P.S. Wow I totally take it back. They asked me to move so one other costumer could sit there... hmmmm... If their internet wasn't better than Starbucks' I would be looking for a different coffee shop.
Look how less comfortable I look.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Day in L.A.

Last weekend a small group of kids from school and I headed down to Los Angeles to check out the Chinese New Year Festival. My history teacher, Mr. Lockwood, had put together the trip for our Chinese Exchange Students but a few friends of mine and I came as well. 

First we admired Union Station.

Then watched some crazy Lion Dances.

 Made good use of the gorgeous scenery.

Tim learned that "70lb weight limit" does not mean "70lb weight limit"

Jesse acted like at true tourist

Well we all acted like true tourists 

 After a humongous lunch we hunkered down and watched the parade! 

We saw more lions,

A hungry dragon,

 Some fan dancers,

And whatever the heck this guy is!

Then we retired to this gorgeous fountain area downtown before heading back on the train to our sleepy desert city. ♥ 

All in all the train trip was the best way I could image going to L.A. You don't have to even think about your car, you just need a good pair of tennis shoes, a water bottle, and a longing for adventure.
Love and Turtledoves,

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone is having a very sweet Valentine's Day! 
William and I are having a Skype Date in a few minutes and I just wanted to wish everyone a happy happy  Valentine's Day before we do! 

William got me these wonderful earrings from Zoozjewelry via Etsy!
And I'm sure they'll be here by the time he's here ;)

I got him this shirt from Express!

Well time to Skype! I hope all your Valentine's Days are full of love, laughter, and teal shirts :)
Love and Turtledoves,

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Are worth staying up for....

Like making Lurk wish he had thumbs.

Happy Sunday!
Love and Turtledoves,

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Spirit Week Catch-Up

As promised, here are is a look at my school's all loved Spirit Week. Once a year, every year, we take a week off of school work and show our school pride before the Homecoming basketball game and Homecoming dance, our only dance.

Tuesday was the first day.
Toy Day.

Commercial Day.

Compound Word Day

And last but not least. Friday.
Blue and Gold Day.

Our Homecoming Pep Rally was legit, especially out perfect background (courtesy of Alexis).

After the pep rally we headed over to the community center, where the Homecoming Game would be held, and reset up the entire backdrop.

Needless to say I was one tired cheerleader by this point.

We ended the week with our Homecoming game Friday night, where my good friend Alexis won Homecoming Queen along side her boyfriend, Tim, who won Homecoming King. Needless to say everyone freaked out.

The next day I spent the day getting ready with Alexis, Paige, and Erin at Paige's house. We did our make-up, I washed my hair in the sink, and all around had a great time getting ready together.

Erin ♥

After Homecoming we returned to Paige's house for the rockin' after party. Although it was bomb, I left around 12 so I could drive home safely ;). I have to admit she knows how to throw a party.


My Steve Madden after party dress. ♥

Although I'm a little sad it's over, I'm glad to say I had a great last Spirit Week. We lost to the Freshmen, first time in school history might I add, it was a good year for me. I had fun and that's all that really matters. I love my school and my last Homecoming was absolutely perfect. ♥
I wouldn't change a thing.
Love and Turtledoves,

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This is just the truth.

Sometimes I need to learn to step back and look at what I truly have. Stop wanting so much and just accept the way things are. I need to learn to love the way things are, especially things I cannot change. I need to accept the truths of my life. I want to love the life I have without attempting to change the things I have no control over. 

 I have a wonderful life and I am trying to learn not to take it for granted. This is just the truth. I have a sweet, sweet boyfriend who I need remember to appreciate instead of miss. I knew it would be hard when I entered the relationship, I need to finally accept that he isn't in the same state and just be happy with the fact that he adores me. This is just the truth. I have an amazing friend who just lets me chill next to her for hours and enjoys it as much as I do. This amazing friend will be gone from our continent in months, I need to show her my love while I can. This is just the truth. I am going to be done with high school in a matter of months, moving down the hill, and starting a new chapter in my life. I need to love the time I have left here. 
This is just the truth. 

Love and Turtledoves,

Monday, February 7, 2011

One fly panda

This last week I got a very, very special custom order from a coworker of Emily's (my brother's wonderful girlfriend). I couldn't keep from sharing, I think I love him.
I think he's the best Pandabot I've ever made :)

Well I'm off to play Zelda while I wait for William to get home from work. ♥
Love and Turtledoves,

Friday, February 4, 2011

I am one busy bee!

curly-ish hair for my skype date yesterday :)

Might I just say that these last few weeks have been the most stressful, fulfilling weeks of the year. I've been out and about just about everyday, trying to get back to my normal life and failing terribly.

Cheer is winding down, we only have three more games and two more practices until it's over. It seriously feels like we just started, even though it was October... doesn't that feel like a lifetime ago, and it's already over. We've learned one amazing dance, two complicated stunts, and countless cheers. I've worn underarmor sleeves more hours than I ever wished to, trotted around in a skirt and spanks shorts so many days. The last game is a week from today and I am happy to say it was a good run, but all things come to an end. It's time to put my poms away. ♥

Homecoming was absolutely amaaaazing, I'm so sorry I have yet to talk about it! We danced all night to cheesy music, since my school can't play the good stuff, and then returned to the after party to dance to the good stuff :) It was a wonderful night. ♥ I have so many pictures to share, I know I will eventually. I just haven't caught up on my sleep quite yet. Since spirit week and Homecoming, I've just been so tired all the time. I'm waiting for everything to slow down so I can breath again. ♥

Here's a little look at what I've been doing :)
Sketching up a fancy pandy for a custom order ♥

Donned a lightening bolt as part of my "storm" costume. I have to admit I liked my hair.
Will said I looked tired and unenthused, he was right :)

Thrifted this navy jumper for two dollars

I hope you all are doing well!
Love and Turtledoves,