Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Note: This post was started quite a while ago and I forgot about it. I just finished it today.
Yesterday was a good day.
I went to church and sat with Lysa (who is also back from college for Christmas break).
The sermon was very good and kept me interested. It was about Esther and the similarities between her saving her people and Jesus saving us.  Like I said before it was very interesting. You should read the book of Esther (don't worry it isn't super long) and try to find all the similarities you can.
After  church I went with Lysas family to her house and then Lysa and I took the car and went to the Korean restaurant close by.  Neither of us had had Korean food before and since we are both very interested in the culture we really wanted to try it.  It. Was. Amazing. *dies*  There was a lot of food but even though we were really full it wasn't the painful feeling of being full.  I think that it must have been a bit healthier food to be able to not hurt even though you are stuffed.  Lysa and I both got Bulgogi. The only difference is that she got chicken Bulgogi.  So good.

After that we went to her house and picked up her brother to drop him off at their church for his play practice.  Lysa dropped me off at my house and went back to hers for their family Bible study.
I watched Despicable me with my parents and it was soooo cuuuute!! Such a good movie.  I want it. lol Anyone want to give me a minion too?

Minionnnnnnn. <3
(These pictures were taken off of the interwebz by the way. I just googled them that's all.)
   After the movie I went to Lysas house and we drove to the mall. It was really fun listening to songs like Love Ya by SS501. (Yes I am now off of my self inflicted K-pop ban ^^.) We got to the mall and parked on one of the upper levels.
We went inside and headed to a few different stores including Dairy Queen for a cookie dough Blizzard for Lysa, The Tea Garden for Bubble tea for me.
Since I am picking up this post quite a bit later. (I forgot it was in my drafts) I do not remember what happened after this. I know I had a lot of fun though. lol fail at remembering to finish this post that day.

Will you be my minion interwebz?

-Melina Rose

Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas! How do you say it in Japanese…..hmm

As I will have said in my last blog post I am stuck in an airport and therefore have no internet so I am typing up these posts in Word to be posted later when I have access. 

Christmas was much fun. I woke up and ate the Blueberry French Toast that my mom makes every year for breakfast. After cleaning up we opened our presents. I normally only get one good present and I know what it is but this year my parents had been rubbing it in my face that I didn’t know. It had been torture! I think my favorite part of Christmas is giving the presents. I’m not even kidding I love it to death.  

We got on the flight we were waiting for so this post that I was writing in the airport was cut short.  
Continuing on with my Christmas this year:

Not to be focusing only on what I got for Christmas but I am going to include it.  I am so thankful for my gifts and happy to have them.
-New cell phone come February (from my parents)
-New boots (from my parents)
-$50 dollars (from my Grandparents) which promptly went into my concert fund
-A cool shirt and $15 gift card for Target (from my Aunt and Uncle)
-An ornament (from my two cousins)
- Fuzzy socks and Xtreme airhead candy (from Bree)
- A Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader poster and handmade purse (from Christal)
-A SHINee lanyard (from Lysa)
-A 2011 planner with pictures that are Japanese themed (from the Lawrences)
-A book about Japan (from the Lawrences)
- A book on learning Hirigana and Katakana (from Jayne)
- A Japanese Grammar book (from Jayne)

I got other gifts too but these are the main ones that come to mind.

After we opened our presents we opened our stockings.  It was fun seeing my parents reacting to what they got.  I got a really cute bunny ornament in my stocking. After stockings we got ready to go to Jaynes parents house to have lunch and hang out. We got there around 12:30pm or so. We ate lunch with Jaynes parents and brother. There was turkey, parsnips, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and green bean casserole. Mmmmm so good.  The only time I have parsnips is when we have Christmas with them.
After lunch we watched Oliver Twist (the musical version) and Jayne took a nap upstairs while I just fell asleep on the couch watching the movie. After the movie was done we went upstairs and played catch phrase. There were several different teams. "kids" against adults, girls against guys, and then our families went against each other. I was on the winning team all but once if I remember right. 
After we finished with the game we decided to watch another movie. Jayne and I convinced everyone to watch Father of the Bride. We hadn't seen it in a long time and I really enjoy the movie.  After it was done my family and I went back home. I climbed into bed and caught up on a website I follow. 
After that I went to sleep :P

Have you ever had parsnips interwebz?

-Melina Rose

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

No Net at the Port

 I am sitting here in the airport without internet. How will I post this you ask? Well, I will just type it up before and then copy and paste it later.  Today is the day after Christmas. We went to church this morning and worship was super good.  I was supposed to sing but we were supposed to be flying out to CA this morning instead of afternoon. All flights are oversold so it is difficult since we fly non-rev.  I almost fell asleep in the sermon even though it was a good one. I am so tired.
We came home and ate left over Christmas food and then decided to try for a flight today.  We didn’t want to try one flight and then have to try to go to a different city and have our bags sent to the first city so we are only taking carry-ons. It is rather difficult to pack everything you need for three days into one backpack. That is everything and not just clothes and such.  I packed about 4 books, one composition book, various stocking stuffer candy, laptop, camera, ipod, phone. Stuff like that. I wore three jackets, hoodies and the thought crossed my mind that I wish I could wear more than one pair of shoes. Yes, I am wearing some of my clothes to transport them. 
We got to the airport after 3pm and sat down to wait for our first attempt at getting seats to San Francisco.  We got a bit of food while we waited. I had a plain bagel and cream cheese and my parents had burgers and frys. It’s not like I’m a health nut or anything but fried food just doesn’t sound good to me right before flying.
Attempt #1 failed
We found out the location of our next flight and started heading to the concourse. We got some Caribou on the way. Mom got a sugar-free, decaff, caramel latte. Dad got a mocha and I got a caramel cooler. I had fun listening to my kpop and mouthing the words as we walked. I’m sure I looked really strange but who cares. Lol I was having fun.
We arrived at the gate and they had little posts where you can plug in your electronics! While yes, this does not provide me with internet it means I can use my computer without using up the very short battery life.  Yay!
I had been working on writing more of my story at the last gate and so I sat down and typed up what I have so far. Spell checked it and formatted it how I wanted in word. Word isn’t very good for formatting compared to InDesign but it will have to do. I made the page half of a eight and a half by eleven page because that is how I imagine a page in a book. Lol At that size with the font being 10pts I have nine pages! Yay! 
I am also listening to music on my computer since I didn’t bring a charger for my ipod and my computer isn’t losing battery. I am missing a lot of music from before when we had to reformat it but it is still very nice to have. 
I am getting very bored so I took some pictures featuring various airport views and my domo from Taco Bell. I broke out the peach rings, and shortly after started on this post.  Lucky you, you get a few excessively long blog posts. I have nothing else to do!
            There are little kids laughing and it makes me smile. One looks like my cousin who is where we are going to visit. I am so excited to see them and my other family that is there.

Me thinks I am going to end this post and work on one telling you about my Christmas interwebz.

-Melina Rose   

Monday, December 27, 2010

Just a filler?

So yesterday I wrote up a post to post but it is on my laptop and I am currently using my Dads laptop.  We are on vacation in CA visiting my awesome relatives. <3 Yay! Tonight we are eating a salmon dinner and making pop-corn balls.  I think we are watching Prince of Persia too. My cousin is sitting next to me *waves to awesome cousin* Hi Jessa! :P Well I'm going to go.
I should be able to post the premade post later......

Ta ta interwebz

-Melina Rose

Sunday, December 26, 2010

So tired...

I'm so tired that I don't even want to write this.  I hope to get a decent post up about my Christmas though. Maybe tomorrow? We will have to see.....


Oyasumi Interwebz

Melina Rose

Monday, December 20, 2010

The 18th

This posts purpose is to quick fill you in on what I did on the 18th of this December. 

   Bob is home for NYC and it is great to have her back :) I hung out with her starting in the morning and we went to Target so she could buy some clothes. We were both really tired so we ended up watching part of Did You Hear About the Morgans when we got back.  We then went and took a nap.  I didn't sleep very well but it helped a little and it was comfy just laying in the bed. 
   Once we got up we headed out to pick up St. at her house.  It was so good to see her.  She gave me a soap shaped like a flamingo. It was awesome.
   We headed to the theater where we were meeting up with my adopted senior class. (I have been adopted into this senior class because my class doesn't actually get together with each other and this one does. I happened to go to one of their events and make friends with them. Thanks to Bob for this.)  Once everyone got there we went into the theater and took up one and half rows.  We watched Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  I still liked it since it was Narnia but it was the lowest on my list of the three movies. 
   After the movie we all went a little ways down the road to I.H.O.P.. I got double blueberry pancakes and Bob got double chocolate chip pancakes.  St. got french toast and the girl across from me got a huge omelette! Only St. out of the people I just listed could completely finish her meal. Both Bob and the girl across from me had to get boxes and I had two bites left on my plate.
   After the meal was done we got back into my truck and went to drop off St.. I then dropped of Bob at home and went home myself.

So there it is interwebz

-Melina Rose

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Life is like dancing. As long as you are confident you will do fine.

So the night before last was our church formal.  I was actually rather nervous because while at first Bree and Christal said they were going to be coming they ended up not coming.  I don't really know the other girls that went very well so I was nervous that I wouldn't have anyone to hang out with.
It turned out really fun though.  I came in the door of the first location and was immediately greeted by three girls that were already there.  They made me feel welcome and all my fears were melted away like the snow on my toes.
The formal was a progressive dinner.
First stop:
We had mini quiches and those deli rolls from Sams Club. lol They were so good. There was also this punch that they had made with sherbet that was really good. There were challenges at each location so the challenge for this one involved marshmallows. I saw the bags of marshmallows and my thoughts immediately went to "please don't make us eat them."  I really didn't want to have to feel sick afterwards.
We were divided into teams. Our team name was "Super Classy". We competed against teams, Great, Teeth, and The 'stache.  Our challenge? Build the best snowman out of marshmallows and whatever else you could find. Our snowman ended up being a small snowman on a marshmallow mountain.  It was awesome but we got last place.

Second Stop:
Main Course
The main course was amazing! We were served an delicious and very large chicken enchilada.  So. Good. All I can say.  So. Good.
After dinner we had Christmas trivia challenge which I think we might have won part of and then a spoons challenge which we won. Yay!

Final Stop:
We got to the last house and just kind of hung out for a while.  There were mini cheese-cakes upstairs and marzipan too.  There was a limbo contest for our last challenge. Do you know how hard it is to limbo in a full length dress? Difficult.  I almost won (who knew) but someone shorter than me had the advantage and took the win.  I really don't mind. lol
After prizes had been handed out an awesome dance party burst out. It was great.  It got so hot in the basement we had to open a window.  We danced until the play list ended and then ran upstairs to get water.
When we came back down we had a bit more dancing and then we all kind of collapsed into the couches because we were so tired.  Some people left and then our youth pastor started a game of The Moose is Ready.  If you have every played this game you will know it gets pretty hilarious.  We played for a very long time and had great fun laughing at each other making the silliest noises and motions to be our animal.
Finally we all we tired and we went home.
The end. It was a blast. :D

Feliz Navidad interwebz

-Melina Rose

Friday, December 17, 2010

I'm back

Yesterday was killer as I'm sure you can tell.  I ended up calculating that I spent a total of eleven hours at school.  The last nine hours were really miserable.  I had no food and no breaks.  I really thought I might pass out or throw up.  Healthy I know but I was bound and determined to get everything done if it killed me.  I turned everything in that I could and ended up leaving school at 8:30pm.  Ew. 
I had calculated my overall grades for my classes and it was really depressing.  I'm getting Cs in at least two of my classes.  After all that hard work I still get Cs.  My teacher had told me that a few large projects of mine were fine when I showed them to her.  I turned them in and got Cs.  Lets just say that I was a little more than upset.  I cried all of the way home. Really hard. It was pathetic.  I guess it was all of that pent up stress and emotion. 
My parents were at a home-group dinner and so the house was empty.  I really needed someone to be there so I called a few friends but they weren't able to pick up and texting wouldn't have done it so I ignored that option.  I called my friend Tortuga from work.  She lives a few blocks away from me and so I wondered if she was home. 
She was and so we quick ran to Panda Express and I got myself a panda bowl with fried rice and orange chicken.  At this particular location they have this amazing peach tea and so I got some of that too.  It was just what I needed after only eating one meal that day.  (A bowl of chili) Mind you I wasn't starving myself I was just incredibly busy. 
We headed back to Tortugas house after quick stopping and getting ice-cream and cheese-curds for her.  After an enthusiastic greeting from her dog we sat down and ate our food.  We watched CSI and a little bit of Degrassi. Yeah, Degrassi. lol  It was entertaining. 
After that I went home and used our new massage bed.  I fell asleep for part of it but I was so sore.  I went upstairs and got online because Sephre had updated her status but she wasn't online so I climbed into my bed and set my alarm for 2:30am.  That is when the live stream of those bands was supposed to be on. 
My alarm never went off and I missed it.  To bad. 
I slept in until at least 10am and then got up and took a shower.  Dad came home and we talked for a bit and then I think I got online again. 
I had the Chiropractor at 2pm so after a quick new music video screening thanks to Lysa I was off. 
I came back home after the chiropractor and got ready for the formal tonight. Speaking of the formal I leave very soon so I shall have to go now.
Bob is home tonight after 4 months of not seeing her.  I get to see her after the formal. I am excited. :)

Sionara interwebz!

-Melina Rose

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I can breath again! kind of...

I just finished my Advanced Typography final.  Our teacher is super nice and lets us take three hours for an open book test.
Unfortunately for some unknown reason I started freaking out in the middle of the test and started feeling sick.
All is well though.  I am done and I think I did fine. I am very tired though due to me staying up late last night talking to Sephre since she finally got online when i was on!  Yay.  I can't wait for her visit in January!
Can you believe it? Christmas is next week people! Next Week! *sigh* Yay
I am thinking about going home for "lunch" quick even though it is only 10:18am.  I'm hungry!
All I have left to do today:
(all I have left.... *scoff* as if it was a small matter)

Sell sheet for Photoshop
Greyscale Ad for Illustrator
Brochure for InDesign?

I told you this already didn't I........mmmmmm

I am going for lunch interwebz
Don't worry I'll be back

-Melina Rose

*yawn* Ohayoo

I'm back at school and it is completely deserted.  Perfect quiet environment to get work done.

What I have to do today:

  • Finish my Greyscale Ad for AEI
  • Take my AT Final
  • Redo my Brochure for AEP
  • Do my Sell Sheet for AP
So even though that might not sound like much it really is.  I have to start working on it now.
Gambate on your finals if you still have them!

Later Gator interwebz

-Melina Rose

So I've been a little busy...

Quick summary of the past few days.


No really this has been it:

I was at school from 10am to 6pm with three 5 minute breaks and not really to much food.

I was at school from 8am to 4pm with one ten minute break and once again not nearly enough food. After that I went Christmas shopping with Bree and it was a very welcome break to do things I needed to anyway.

I was at school from 10am to 3:20pm with no breaks. Then I ran and got food and brought it back to school and stayed there from 4:30pm or so to 6pm.

Thursday (today)
I go to school at 8 and stay there until all of my school projects are done.

Plan for Friday
Get up and meet Lysa at Caribou at 3am.  Yes.  The 17th marks the day I am off of my self inflicted Kpop ban. We are going to watch a  live stream of Beast, Shinee, Suju etc. I will then either take a nap or do something productive.  2pm Chiropractor. Then I get ready for my churches winter formal!  I am going to wear a wedding dress and converse.  Win.  No really it will look good trust me. lol After that I will go hang out with Bob because she will be home!!!

Waaaa busy...
Off to bed now! It is 1:20am!

Check in with you sometime in the future interwebz!

-Melina Rose

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm back now and the world smells like chocolate chip cookies

Good evening!
Today I had to get up early because Mom was singing on our church worship team.  My dad didn't want to make her drive in the snow so we all took the same car.  We left at 8:10am.  The drive there wasn't to bad.  We did slide around a lot and we did see a SUV stuck in the opening of a side street.  There was about one and a half feet of snow around its tires.
Church was good and most of the kids for the Christmas play were able to show up and so they didn't cancel it.  It was a repeat of one that I had been in over ten years ago!  I was sitting next to one of my friends who had been in it with me and we sang almost all of the songs. It was fun. :)
After church we went out to a favorite buffet of mine.  Yum :D
We went home and i was nodding off writing the beginning of this post so I went to take a nap.  I slept until 6pm and then went downstairs to get back on the computer.
I resumed talking with Lysa and began talking with Bob.  I miss Sephre a lot.  It hasn't been that she has been gone for a long time really.  I am just so used to talking to her everyday now! Maybe she will be back online tomorrow.  Ah! she updated her status!...........but isn't online.  *is sad*
I am currently in a terrible mood.  Thinking about way to many things at once.  Relationships, timing, school, people, stuff..............
I have a headache.
We watched sound of music and ate turkey and yams with apples and cookies with milk tonight.  It was nice.

I wanted to put my fortunes from my fortune cookies up but I can't find them.... hopefully later.

Goodnight interwebz.....I wish you could give me a hug.

-Melina Rose

Snowstorm of the century

So last night (10th) the news people were saying that we are in for the storm of  the century here in Minnesota.  It is supposed to rival the one on Halloween of 1991.  Well today there was over two feet of snow on our deck.  They keep calling it a blizzard.  People are stuck everywhere and they even closed the Mall of America early.
But I'm heading to bed now!

Don't get snowed in interwebz!

-Melina Rose

Saturday, December 11, 2010

To Narnia and back again

Thursday December 9th- Friday December 10th
Went to midnight showing of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader with DLBPF.  It was awesome.  We were such a disruption.  lol.  It was a blast.  We dressed up like grown up Susan and Lucy.  I was Lucy and I wore my gold corseted dress with my bucklely brown belt and my black velvet cape.  My hair was in a long french braid tied with a red ribbon.  I was also wearing a gold and ruby necklace.
The following list probably won't make sense to many people but it contains what we did from 2am-4:30am.

We went to:
Some random place because i took a wrong turn to see Aslan
B-Rocks house
Narnia (we managed to fall completely into the snow and get soaking wet)
Saw deer and staples
Gotham city
Telmarine Narnia Portal
Cair paravel ruins Portal (Narnia)
Train station
Beer (don't worry there wasn't any alcohol)
Moodles DQ
Hissyfit DQ
Bobs house
Water tower
Aslan face
Writes Frodo on Anakins windows
Desert from horse and his boy (Narnia)
Tunnel to the unknown
Id land
The taco bell (Demarios)
Creep lair HQ
My old house
Bds house
Darth Vader's house
The woods Portal (Narnia)

As most people know... you say really strange things in the middle of the night so here are some lovely quotes for you:

Its colder in ______. We slept in the truck bed. Yeah, we just don't have thumbs anymore.

Are you eating Edmund?
No, I'm just.........Biting

DLBPF:Narnia is calling!
Me:I want banana milk.

Why are you completely soaked and shivering like a monkey?

Yes so that is our craziness for that night.  Using over half a tank of gas to drive all over and have a blast while dying laughing and saying strange things.  I love it.

Do you know where I can get some Banana milk interwebz?

-Melina Rose

The four Ls in life

The four Ls in life
The four Ls in life by MeWhoElse featuring wrap scarves
Live Learn Laugh Love = Life

For Christal

Do I dare to dream?

Move your bookmark when you turn the page

Stay strong dear :)

Stay strong dear :)
Stay strong dear :) by MeWhoElse featuring 3/4 sleeve sweaters
For Sephre &lt;3 (and all my other girlies)


Friday, December 10, 2010

20 Things you may or may not know about me

I thought I would make this list of 20 interesting things about me. I saw it on V. Lavenders blog "The Lavender Ninja".  I really enjoyed it so I thought I would do one too. (I kind of followed her general things she talked about and/or just left some of the things that we have the same.) I hope it is interesting! If you have the time to do this on your blog, let me know! I'm excited to get to know you better too! 

1. I'm mostly Dutch but born in Minnesota USA (Minnesnowta :P)

2. I absolutely love clothes and shoes and makeup and stuff like that.  Funny thing that my parents told me though: When I was younger they wondered if I would ever care what I looked like or develop a style. Haha

3. I am fairly tall (5'7") but I wear heels as much as I possibly can.

4. I became intensely addicted to anime a few years ago and from there onwards progressed to korean dramas as well.

5. I was the youngest in my high-school graduating class and I was home-schooled my entire life until I started doing PSEO in high-school. (PSEO stands for post secondary education option and simply means you can take college classes in high-school for high-school and college credit)

6. I love a wide range of movies from Die Hard to She's The Man.

7. For my 20th Birthday I would love to find a forest and string lanterns from the trees, bring a bunch of blankets and pillows, lots of colorful decorations and put on a pretty dress for a picnic dinner. I have had this dream ever since I was little when I read the book (i think) called "Betsys Birthday" It is a really old book and I love it.
A picture of an idea for it

8. One of the items on my bucket list is to take a two week trip to Asia.  One week in Japan and one week in South Korea.

9. Supposedly I am related to both Queen Wilhelmina and John Smith.

10. I am an only child and always wanted siblings.

11. According to a facebook quiz I am 19 but I act like I am 23.

12. My dream is to teach ESL in Japan and be an author on the side.  I realize this would be incredibly difficult but I still want to.  (Thus the trip to check it out and find out what it is actually like)

13. I'm a Christian: born again believer.

14. Shoes vs. purses. Definitely shoes!

15. I am pretty much a wannabe Asian. *hangs head*  I am very interested in the food, fashion, language and culture. :D

16. I am on the internet everyday.  

17. Bubble Tea is my weakness.  If I go somewhere where I know it is there I have to buy it.

18. Trusting is hard for me but I still put a lot into my friendships and don't know what I would do without my friends to encourage me and keep me strong. (I love you guys)

19. My favorite Bible verse: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jerimiah 29:11

20. I have never been on a date. Never been kissed. Never even held hands. 

Friday, December 3, 2010



Romans 8

Life Through the Spirit
 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.  5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
 9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
 12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
Present Suffering and Future Glory
 18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.  22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
More Than Conquerors
 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:    “For your sake we face death all day long;
   we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
 3738 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

I would like to thank Ben Kasica from Skillet for his tweet at 8:22am Dec,3 2010.  It gave me a passage of scripture to encourage me and lift my spirits.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I need you forever...

I need you forever...
I need you forever... by MeWhoElse featuring green tops
...I promise

Because I can't do it without you

   Ok so as I have told you before I am incredibly behind in my classes in college.  I am trying to not let the worry overtake me and just get down to it and work on it.  I have been being very productive but I'm afraid it isn't enough.  I just found out that two of my classes are ending a week early.  Everyone is really happy.  My reaction was kind of like this....
You mean our class is ending a week early that's grea.....wait....... how am I supposed to get everything done?!?!?!?!
Anyway I don't see any possible way of me getting everything done in time so I'm going to need some help.  I am requesting some prayer from anyone who reads this. PLEASE pray that I get everything done in time and don't fail any of my classes.

Dear God,
I desperately need your help right now.  Thank you for always taking care of me.  I realize that if I do fail it will fit into your plan for me but I am quite afraid of failing and really would rather not.  So. Please give me the strength, focus, and perseverance to get all of my projects done.  Please bless me with decent grades.  Thank you so much.  You are all powerful and can do anything.  Please lend me that power. :)
-Your Daughter

Spread the request for prayer will you interwebz?

-Melina Rose

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just a sigh

Just a sigh
Missing old times
Times of code names
And exploding smiles
No i'm not saying
That everything has changed
I just wish
That some things were the same

Happy December!

The snow is being blown like glitter in the wind.
A few flakes frolic wandering on their own
The sun pulls back its comforter of clouds
And even though the glitter is still flying through the air
Liquid crystal forms and falls


So..... yeah.  Today.

I woke up 5 minutes before I leave for class.  Pulled on skinny jeans and an over-sized sweatshirt.  Wrapped myself in my scarf and pulled on my boots as I hoisted my backpack onto my shoulder and headed out to my truck.  It was windy and my ears were very cold even through my hood.  I set my coffee on the truck bed side and fumbled with my keys.  I turned the correct one in the lock and pulled.   Nothing happened.  I tried again.  Again nothing.  Both hands took two tries.  Doors that are frozen shut are no fun.  I turned on the truck and flipped the wipers on.  It was powdery snow so it should be fine to just brush it off.  Guess not.  The wipers just kind of twitched instead.  I brushed off the truck and tried the wipers again.  Long story short they now only work on the highest setting and they don't go back down properly so you have to time it just so to get them to stay down.
I got to school for my 8am class and it was good.  I was productive.  I worked on my newsletter quite a bit.  Went home and showered.  Dried my hair and partially straightened it.  Mostly just the two front pieces that I left out of my ponytail.  Same clothes mostly except I switched out the shirt underneath my sweatshirt for a clean one. I went downstairs and made a bowl of spaghetti-Os.  Is that even considered food?  I don't think it is... I did my devotional while eating.  I grabbed the mostly eaten box of frosty nerds on my way out the door heading back to school.
   I got back early and so I started working on my Packaging for Illustrator.  I worked on it for a long time and in class and finished my rough.  I switched classrooms so I was in the one for my next class and went back to working on my newsletter.  I started on the rough for it.  So time consuming!  I have to measure the grid, gutters, margins and general layout and text!  So. Long.
   I went back home and grabbed a rice ball (onigiri) and after talking to my mom for a bit headed off to youth group worship practice.  It went well.  I played piano for this practice.  We had a nice acoustic circle of death at the end and then we were done.
   I headed  to taco bell for some much needed food.  Since my window is frozen shut I decided to skip the drive through and go inside.  I wasn't super sure what I was going to get but I noticed the kids meal toy board had domo toys.  It was decided.  No thought needed!  I got the kids meal and a crispy potato soft taco.  I quickly walked back to my truck and ripped open the toy!  Oh the joy!!!
It is 1:08am.  I am going to bed. I have class.  Stuff to do.
*kisses domo goodnight*

Domo says goodnight to you too interwebz

-Melina Rose

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Simple Earnest Reliance (Part 2)

20th (continued)

We were split into four teams.  The competition started out with the olympics of the mind.  There was charades, the question game and some other things.  After that we headed outside for two of the physical challenges.  I participated in the first one of those which was a throwing one.

FAIL AT FINISHING THIS POST :O (found in drafts May 16, 2011)

-Melina Rose

Simple Earnest Reliance (Part 1)

This post is also a catch up post.  This one will cover around four days.  18th-21st

18 (Thursday)

   I went to AEP at 8am.  My teacher wasn't to encouraging and I was really discouraged.  I went home and ate and then came back for my AEI class at 12pm.  I continued working on my packaging design but wasn't feeling well so I went to my AT teachers office and told her that I wasn't going to be in class because I wasn't feeling good. 
   I went home and slept for three hours.  I got up and called DLBPF and told her I was going to be coming over.  I packed up my costume and pj stuff and headed over.  Once I got there we worked on my costume for the midnight whoing of Harry Potter 7 part 1.  I am not a huge fan of HP but I love going to midnight showings!  We got my costume figured out and then after Dan and Ron got there we took pictures.  We had the whole Malfoy family.  DLBPF was Lucious. I was Narcissa. Dan was Draco and Ron was Dobby.  It was a win.  I greatly enjoyed it.  We reserved our seats by covering them with blankets and wo pieces of paper.  One read Reserved for the Malfoy Family.  The other read and Dobby (steal and you will be cursed).  We walked around the hall in our costumes and took a picture with a guy in a start trooper helmet.    The movie was good and we went to Perkins afterward and ate food.
   I always get breakfast food after midnight showings.  The one time I wasn't going to was when we went through the Mc Donalds drive through at 3 or 4am after a showing.  Bob asked for a McChicken and the order taker said that they were cleaning their grill so they didn't have any hot food.  Bob said in the saddest voice "No McChicken?".  It was pretty funny and sad. As we drove past the drive through to move on to our usual Perkins meal the person leaned out of the drive through window and shouted after us that they were sorry they had no McChickens.  It was really funny.
Anyway... I got to bed around 4am.

19 (Friday)
   I got up and packed myself up to go to our church retreat that evening.  I was so tired.  I think I might have gone to school and got some stuff done but i'm not sure.  I picked up a few Lychee juices from Cub and put them in the refrigerator for the trip to the place where the retreat was.  I ran to Burnsville and bought two bags of Turkish Delight for the road.  (I managed to keep one uneaten!)  I then headed to church and got all of our stuff packed into moms car.  We were standing in the foyer of our church waiting for everyone to show up and Lysa walked through the door!  After standing there with my mouth hanging open making weird sounds, I screamed and glomped her.  I was so surprised!!  She held up a little paper with five little people in animal suits and the words "Is this the reality you wanted? kekekekeke"  It was awesome.
  After much talking and the rules for the weekend being read we were off!  I had my dads GPS so thankfully we would not get lost.  It was around a 45 minute drive but we ended up arriving in the middle of nowhere at this retreat center!  We got there a little ahead of everyone and it was already quite dark.  We drove down a long road and up a huge hill.  There was a culdisac kind of thing there with some cabins but we had no idea where we were supposed to go so we drove back down the hill to where the larger buildings seemed to be.  As we were coming down the hill the caravan that was everyone else in my youth group drove in.  My youth pastor got out of the front car and went into the office to let them know we were there.  After that we drove back up the hill to the cabins.  They split the girls into two cabins and the guys into two cabins.  We were the bear cabin and the other girls were the wolf cabin.  They were really nice cabins!  Heated floors, loft, multiple bathroom and shower stalls, and little cubbies for each of us to put our toiletries in!  I was up to sing for that nights session so we hurried up and headed back down the hill for the evening session.  We had chili with cheese and sour cream and then proceeded with the word and worship.  Afterwards we went back up the steep hill and went to bed!  I was very tired!


I was slightly aware of an annoying beeping noise around (so I am told) 4am.  I remained half asleep until it took over my thoughts.  We thought it might be someones alarm or phone or maybe the smoke detector.  No.  It was my keys to the car.  Not sure why they were beeping but it was.......lovely.  Anyway, part of our cabin was already up showering and such.  I got up and got dressed and pulled on my new black and white striped hoodie.  It has built in headphones but we weren't supposed to use them so I didn't.  We headed down the hill to breakfast.  We were pretty much the first ones there.  We sat down at a table and waited for the rest to show up so we could start.  Finding that there was a cappuccino machine, I drank around 3 cups of french vanilla before breakfast was even served.  It was soooo gooood.  Breakfast was good.  There was bacon or sausage, french toast sticks, yogurt, and fruit. 
   After breakfast we walked back up the hill in the cold to do our quiet time.  A group of us girls sat in the loft to do it.  I suggested reading Isaiah 40 to them since they were asking me for ideas on where to read.  Why Isaiah 40?  Well I'm not sure if I blogged about it but a while back but when I went to deliver Thanksgiving baskets with a group from my church we had the privledge to be blessed by talking to a pastor at another church.  He asked one of the other girls to read the passage aloud and for us to listen and take it to heart as if God was speaking it directly to us.  It was really powerful and I haven't gotten it out of my mind since.
   After quiet time was done we went down the hill to eat lunch. I don't exactly remember what we had but..... it was good. lol  After that we were informed that we had a few minutes to put our stuff back in our cabins and grab warm clothes.  After that were the first annual Olympics for this retreat. Oh...and it wasn't optional. 

Good stuff

I find this girls playlist very calming. :)

I bought a kids meal just for the toy...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just a quickie

I am currently working on another post to catch up on what i think was.....last weekend?  I don't know.  Anyway this is today.

I woke up around 8:30am and got ready for school.  Had a smoothie for breakfast and then went. Had class. Did homework. Went home. Made lunch for myself.  (I'll put the pictures and description in later) Now back at school. Finished Ad. (I think...) Going home. Doing dishes. Going to Jaynes birthday dinner.

I'm so busy interwebz...

-Melina Rose

Polyvore set of the day (aka P.S.)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shivering Hope

I sit here cold
No feeling
No breath
Shaking like my resolve
Hope rallies my clammy heart
Warmth as if from a hug spreads through
and even though only my heart is warmed
I sigh and continue along this snowy road

The Leeks leaked on me (A tale of Blanket forts, Narnia, and an adventurous Gourmet meal)

This post was meant to be written quite some time ago. But it shall be written now because  I fail.

   I randomly had the night off of work on a Friday so I called up St. to see if she was free.  She didn't pick up so I left a message and went to dinner with my parents at OCB.  She called back and said that she had a concert but after it was done I should drive up and spend the night.
I ended up getting there around 11pm and we were both very hungry.  We decided to make a "gourmet meal" so we used my dads GPS and drove to Target.  Target closes at 10.  We drove to Cub :)  We had great fun going around the store getting our ingredients for "Asian food."  We went and found the leek and attempted to weigh it.  The scale didn't work.  We adventured around the store gathering beef, garlic, soy sauce and rice.  We managed to find the smallest piece of ginger and I dropped it on the ground.  I think our giggling was rather loud.  After gathering all of the ingredients (and chopsticks) we headed to the check out and a random creepy guy rung us up.  We ran outside into....... the snow!  It was coming down heavily in large flakes/blobs.  It was so pretty!
   After driving back to her dorm, we brought our groceries upstairs and started making the meal.  St. had some cookie dough and so she made chocolate chip cookies and the rice.  We had to borrow a bigger pot from one of her neighbors for the rice so that it would cook properly.  We had an adventurous time making the meal and the leeks leaked on me.  While the rice was finishing cooking we worked on making a blanket fort with the card table, two desk chairs, bench and some other things.  It ended up spanning at least half of the dorm room.  Win. 
   Our food was done cooking by 2am and we moved it into the blanket fort and prepared to watch Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.  I had bought some Turkish Delight from Tj-Max and so we all ate some.  After finishing our food we settled in better and I was the first to fall asleep.  The other two followed and then we all woke back up and went to bed. 
   The next morning St. was woken up to me repeatedly saying her name and pointing at the window.  We had gotten around 7 inches of snow in just that one night.  It was absolutely gorgeous.  We went back to sleep since it was 7 in the morning and then later got up to clean up the blanket fort and dishes. 
   After bringing the portion of my stuff that could be cold to my truck we decided to adventure around outside in the snow.  We took a bunch of pictures and then adventured into the woods of Narnia. :)  It was gorgeous there and covered with snow.  I had to leave an hour earlier because of the driving conditions though so our Narnia trip was not as long as we would have liked. 
   It was a blast though.  I drove home braving un-plowed freeways laced with large icy puddles and semi trucks.  I made it home safe and after taking some time to get ready I headed to work. 
   Since I am writing this some time later I do not remember what happened after that.
  I will add pictures to this post later :)

Have you ever been to Narnia interwebz?

-Melina Rose

I want time.

I haven't posted in what seems like forever and unfortunately we will have to continue waiting for a real one.  There is lots to talk about so when I once again have time there will be a flood of long posts.  That is if I can remember...  I hope I can.  For now I am going to bed. 

Goodnight interwebz

-Melina Rose

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 11

Frying Pan Faith

You have that paper to write for English and the algebra test to study for.  Meanwhile, your best friends is mad at you, your parents are upset that you haven't done your chores and when are you ever going to learn your lines for the Christmas youth play?
   If only life were simple again.  If only you could go back to the way things were before all this life stuff happened to you.
   Ever feel like that?  Well, multiply that feeling by about a hundred and you can identify with the Israelites in the desert wilderness.

Exodus 16:1-3
Then they left Elim and journeyed into the Sin Desert between Elim and Mount Sinai.  They arrived there a month after leaving Egypt.  There, too, the whole community of Israel spoke bitterly against Moses and Aaron.  "Oh, that we were back in Egypt." they moaned.  "It would have been better if the Lord had killed us there!  At least there we had plenty to eat.  But now you have brought us into this desert to starve us to death."

   For more than 400 years, the Israelites lived a horrible life in Egypt.  They were slaves.  They worked hard under awful conditions an received very little for their labors.  But, with Moses as their leader, Go had miraculously rescued them from Egypt.  Now he was leading them back to their own land.
   Just one month after leaving Egypt, the Israelites found themselves in the middle of the Desert of Sin--a huge, barren, mean land.  They had jumped out of the frying pan of Egypt.  But had they jumped right into the fire of the wilderness?  They were surrounded by danger, uncertainty, and fear.  And they were hungry.
   Had they taken the time to listen, the people would have heard God calling them.  In that barren land, God urged his children to depend solely on him.  Yes, they would encounter testing.  But God wanted these trials to lead his stubborn people to depend on him.    They had to realize that the only certainty of their lives was God's provision.
   Instead, they complained.  They attacked their leaders Moses and Aaron.  And they yearned for the past.  Sure, they were under tremendous stress, and complaining is a natural reaction to tough circumstances.  Unfortunately, their untrusting  attitude steered them into even worse problems.
   Like the Israelites, you know how it feels to be stressed out sometimes.  How will you respond the next time you feel overwhelmed by all your responsibilities?  If you need to vent, talk to a friend or trusted adult, as well as to God.  But don't just complain.  Learn to trust your Provider every step of the way.


  • Remember to pray and talk to God about it
  • Learn how to respectfully talk to God about my troubles and not focus on my wants and worries

Friday, November 12, 2010

Time flies when you're busyfied... (Eat some Turkish Delight)

It has once again been a while since I updated my blog! Four days went so fast!  I am not going to attempt to fill you in.  I honestly don't remember enough of it. But you can hear about today right? :)

Today I had a dentist appointment at 11:10am.  I woke up and re-straightened my hair and arrived on time/early.  I had brought my notebook and got a good half a page to a page and a half written of my story.  The appointment went well.  The usual you your teeth look great remember to floss spiel. 
   On the way home I stopped by the grocery store and got two cans of spaghetti-os.  One for today and one for some other time.  I ate the princess spaghetti-os and continues writing my story. 
   I find it rather hard right now actually.  It is a part in the story where I feel like my main character as I am writing it.  I don't want to reveal how that is since it would reveal a large-ish part of the story but my character is in a lot of emotional pain.  I am now totalling seven and a half handwritten pages.  Yay!
   I had a chiropractor appointment at 2pm and it went well.  I think I fell asleep on the roller/massage table.  I go back in three weeks.
   I went home and after grabbing my illustrator folder drove to school.  I headed upstairs and noticed that the computer lab closes at 4:30pm on Fridays.  That means I only had one hour to finish my Gradient Mesh Dahlia!.  I hurried and got myself settled in and worked on it for the entire hour.  I looked at the clock about ten minutes till closing time and really had to hurry.  I didn't know if I was going to be able to finish it before they closed the lab!  Thankfully I finished just in time.  I was the last one to leave.  I went home and said hello to my Mom.  It was the first time seeing her today but she was on the phone so I went into my room and got on my laptop. 
   I am watching a Thai drama.  It seems very different than the Korean dramas I had been watching before.  Don't worry!  It doesn't break my Kpop ban.  I'm not even addicted to it!  It is just something to sit and watch that is interesting. 
   Dad came home and my parents were surprised to find out that I don't work tonight.  Normally I work Thurs-Sat nights but they didn't schedule me for Friday this time.  It is a nice break to not have to worry about it.  We went to dinner at OCB.  It was very good.  After that we went to Tj-Max and my parents got caramel flavoring for coffee and I got Turkish Delight!!!!  I have always wanted to try the real kind. I had had chocolate covered rose flavored chocolate delight before but not the powdered sugar covered kind.  I got the bag of assorted.  It was hard to decide though. They had different kinds.  Raspberry, citrus, pistachio!
   We headed home and I tried the stuff.  I think I have a new favorite candy.  It is soooooooooo good!  Yum.... It is sad it is kind of spendy though.  4 bucks for a 10.5 oz bag. Mmmm yum.
   I am going to be going to visit St. again!  She has a concert tonight so I will leave once it is done.  I plan to bring blankets, (for a fort), Turkish delight, (for obvious reasons), and Narnia (prince caspian).  I might bring some other stuff too.  I am super excited. 
   While I wait I shall talk to Bob on chat, watch my Thai drama, and try not to eat the entire bag of Turkish Delight. :)

I hope I can update you again tomorrow interwebz!

-Melina Rose (Pevensie) :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

When you drive by old men on motor scooters walking weiner dogs

Woke up. Went to school. Worked on homework and went to class. Came home. Ate food. Went back to school. Worked on Gradient Mesh for 3 hours straight. Went home. Picked up Chrissy and Bree. Went to the mall. Got Bubble tea. Took Pictures. Sat in the White hall with the couches and shiny crystals. Dropped off  Chrissy and Bree. Went home. Heated up fajitas. Ate while watching various Tv shows. Finished blog post. Went to bed?

Yes, in case you were wondering I did see an elderly man driving his motor scooter in the grass by the side of the road behind his dachshund.
My reaction? "That is adorable!"

I said I was going to bed at 1am and it is now 1:36am
Time to sleep interwebz

-Melina Rose

Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm still alive just letting you know...

So..... I know I haven't posted in four days and that the posts before that were rather short but I think I should be able to fill you in today.  I will only be telling you about the past three days though because yes, I have already forgotten what happened before that. So here you go friends :)


I got up around 10am and showered and got ready for the day.  After that I got in my truck and drove to have lunch with my Dad.  It was a buffet and it had a lot of good food.  There was terriaki chicken, good bread, salad, pasta salad, lots and lots of good stuff.  I had one square of green jello and a little bit of fruit cocktail and marshmallow salad for dessert.  Dad had had to leave for school so I was finishing up alone.  I called Lysa and talked for a bit while finishing up my food and then headed out.  I went straight to school and worked on homework and then came home.  I got ready for work and arrived on time.  Work was really hard.  It was good.  But hard.  I worked with my friend Tortuga and we had a surprise sleepover after work.  It turns out that she lives just a couple blocks away from me!  Who knew!  We went to her house to grab her some pjs and then went to my house and watched Finding Nemo.  I started falling asleep towards the end so as soon as it ended we both went to bed.

   Tortuga and I both woke up and went downstairs for breakfast.  Dad had made eggs and cinnamon rolls.  Sooooo good.  It was great. Her and I talked for a while and then went back upstairs to get dressed and ready for the day.  I was still trying to figure out Lysas Christmas present so Tortuga and I headed to Goodwill first.
    I found a book and bought it even though I really shouldn't be spending money.  It is funny the kind of looks you get from cashiers when you buy a baby name book.   Miss cashier, I am not pregnant or expecting a child.  I am writing a story and like to have fun with my characters names. After Goodwill we went to the dollar store.
   Tortuga desperately wanted a book there that was a dollar but i convinced her to come back.  I want to buy it for her for Christmas....
   After that we went to Savers.  We didn't find anything there so we moved on to Jo-Ann's.
   I found a great sweatshirt but it was priced at 17 dollars.  I don't really have to much money and I am trying to save it as well.  I decided today to do other things for her present.
   Tortuga and I were both very thirsty so we stopped by our work for something to drink.  Now, most people at work make fun of Tortuga; and while I don't participate in putting her down, I tend to just not get involved in the conversation.  I had a choice to make.  If we showed up together at work it would be final.  People would know that we are indeed friends.  This is a very recent happening so it isn't like I was hiding it or denying it.  People just didn't know yet.  By choosing to be her friend I am choosing to do what I feel is good to do but also by choosing that I am choosing for the people at my work place to think of me differently.  Tortuga didn't work that night but I did.  I knew that one girl in particular would probably comment so I just didn't worry about it and decided that I will be friends with who I want to be friends with even if people don't especially like it.  Tortuga is not bad influence on me.  It isn't that kind of situation that I would say I will be friends with who I want in a rebellious way.  It is more a conscious decision to go against what is expected of me and choose the opposite.
   Her and I both went back to my house and started watching Flushed Away while drinking our cold drinks.  We had to cut it just short of the end of the movie because I needed to go to work.  I worked at 4pm.
   After dropping Tortuga off at her house, I went to work.  I arrived a bit earlier that usual and got ready.  I talked to my "Mom" and then clocked in.  Sure enough within the first few minutes of work the girl I knew would comment said something.  It wasn't anything terrible but I know that this girl really doesn't like Tortuga and Tortuga knows it too.  All she said was "I didn't know you were friends with Tortuga." and I said yep I am.  It was a pretty interesting situation.  No one else commented but they were definitely all looking at me to see how I would respond.
   Tortuga is my only work friend I have hung out with outside of work and I enjoy it a lot.  We have similar interests and similar friends.  I am keeping her. :P
Work was ok but I felt absolutely terrible.  Even after I took my break I felt weak, tired and a little dizzy.  I made sure to keep drinking water but it didn't seem to help this time.  I think I may be getting sick.  This is not allowed.  I have no time to be sick.

I woke up and got ready for church.  We got there an hour early because my parents forgot daylight savings.  We decided to go get coffee so after we stopped at home for Mom's Starbucks card we arrived.  I got a medium caramel machiatofrapachino.  After drinking most of our coffee we went to church.  I started out sitting with my parents but went and sat with Christal once she arrived.  Worship was good.
   After the service ended I went outside and ended up playing with Miguel and some other people.  Another girl and I were told to be princesses by her younger sister.  We went up into the play set "tower" and the little sister said "Rapunzel Rapunzel let down your hair."  The older sister leaned her head over the edge and said "It's to short!".  The little sister matter of factly said "then I will just use the ladder!" and came right up.  I don't know why that stuck me but I just thought it was fun. I was in the process of fleeing bad guys when I was called to leave with my parents.
   I said goodbye and ran after my parents in bare feet not forgetting my four inch heels by the playground.  We headed home and I promptly took a shower.  I got on the computer to check if people were online and was called down to put the toppings on my mini pizza.  It was a honey-wheat pita with olive oil and cheese and oregano and garlic.  We didn't have to many pepperoni but there were three on mine.  I went back upstairs while they were baking and did some more stuff online.  I think I was mostly just watching YouTube videos.  Coming back downstairs, I ate my pizza and went right back up.  I continued watching videos and wasn't feeling good.  I fell asleep in the middle of watching them and so I put my computer away and took a nap.  Mom woke me up and I called Lysa.  We talked about saving for a concert next year and then I got back online after calling the Historical Society.  I watched more videos and did random things with my e-mail, talking to people, and I started on this blog post.  This one is taking a loooong time.  After a bit I went downstairs and made a box of stove top stuffing.  I ate almost the entire thing while talking to my awesome cousin, Lysa, and St.. I watched a Sherlock Holmes TV series with my Dad while talking and doing homework.  I don't exactly remember to much after that which i pretty sad since it was just yesterday.

Monday (so far)
I have been blogging and working on my proofreading homework while talking to people. I added Bob to my conversation pile and she went to bed a while ago. Grandma popped up on chat and I linked her here so that she can read my posts. (a little scary since now she will be able to see everything that I put on here I don't tell everyone)   I called her and talked her through how to work it and then got back to working on homework.  I finished my assignment I was working on and am now going to bed. Bed! It is 3am and I desperately need sleep and was going to go to bed much earlier but I figured I was getting homework done and I needed to update my blog since I hadn't in a while.

I wish you a very good night interwebz

-Melina Rose

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Just today...*headkeyboard*

Well I shall update you on today so far because I have a feeling that after work tonight I won't have much energy or desire to.

Once I was at school for my AEP class I worked on my pocket calendar for an hour and forty five minutes.  I went home around ten to get something to eat.  I reheated some cheeseburger casserole and drank some apple cider.  Grabbing a honey-wheat pita bread and a banana I went back to school.  I got back to school around eleven and then got back to work on my calendar.  I decided to take a "break" at one after realizing that I had been working on this project for almost four hours.  Moving on to my Gradient Mesh flower I worked on that until my AT class at two.  Working on that was about half an hours time.  I am now in my AT class and should be doing homework.  Class ends at four and I work at five.  I won't have much time to get ready at all. 

Take a deep breath interwebz
I know I need one...

-Melina Rose

Ohio gozimas!

   I know I didn't post yesterday and I'm not sure I did the day before either but hopefully later today I will have some time to update you.  I have been kind of busy and normally I update my blog before I go to bed.  My body pretty much forcibly made me go to bed at 1am this morning.  I needed the sleep since the last two nights I had gone to bed past 2 in the morning.  I guess that is why I was actually able to get myself out of bed by 7am this morning.
   I got dressed and went downstairs for some coffee.  It was still dark outside so I figured there was probably frost on my truck.  When I went outside there wasn't any frost so that gave me extra time.  I went back inside and drank my coffee while doing my devotional.  I left for school and found my lost earring in the grass beside my truck.  I was very happy.
   I am at school now and class starts soon so I am going to go and work on homework.

I hope I am not to busy later interwebz

-Melina Rose

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

So I guess it is November

Yesterday was Halloween and today is November.  Time flies!  My semester is almost over! (scary)


   As I told you before I had plans with St. to go to the arboretum all dressed up.  She was on her way to my house when she called me in tears because her parents had changed their mind and she could do it anymore.  I was very sad but St. was crying and it made me really kind of upset at her parents.  But.... you have to listen to your parents so there was nothing we could do.
   After a little bit of awkward conversation we hung up.  I was really really sad because not only did I not get to hang out with St. for our fun plans but it kind of pokes my hurt feelings from not being invited to hang out with DLBF. 
   I ended up staying home with my parents.  We once again had absolutely no tricker treaters.  Mom and I started out with a mini Pride and Prejudice marathon and Dad joined us for the newest version.  After that we rented How to Train Your Dragon.  I loved the movie.  Dad had ordered pizza and made homemade hot cocoa too.  It was a lot of fun.
Somehow I still ended up feeling sad at then end of the night though.

Monday (what is now yesterday)
I went to my 10am class (AP)  and we critiqued our magazine covers and worked on our project in the book. After class was done I went home to eat.  I took a nap and ate lunch.  I did my devotional and took care of some stuff on the computer.  After a bit I went back to school and tried to get a lot done on my gradient mesh dahlia.  The lab closed at 6:30pm so i left at 6:20.  I got home and got on the computer and talked to Lysa, Bob and browsed youtube and facebook. 
  I was watching a video from one of my subscriptions that has nothing to do with kpop but has this asian guy who does funny skits and stuff.  He did a collab with two other guys and I went to one of their channels.  After watching all of his videos in which he sang and danced I somehow found out that he used to be in 2PM.  2PM consequently is a Kpop band.  I swear it is following me ever since I decided to take a break from it.  Once I found out that the guy had to do with Kpop I couldn't watch his stuff anymore since it related to Kpop.  It is really sad.  I will have  to wait until Christmas.
   Christmas is coming soon!  It is already November!  Time flies!
   Well.....I am going to end this post.  I need to go to bed soon since I have class at 8 and it is a little after 1pm.  I am watching Chobits until I go to sleep.

Oyasume na si interwebz!

-Melina Rose

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Excited for later today...... (Halloween)

   The movie was great except for a few parts.  Maybe you have heard of it.  It is called Just Wright
   After the movie was done I read some of my posts to my parents.  I didn't notice I had been reading for half an hour so I had to run to get ready for work. 
   Work was pretty good.  I worked with my two "nieces" as well as Mice who I hadn't worked with in forever.  One of my nieces I don't really like to much.  She tends to complain and tell me what to do a lot even though she is younger than me and hasn't worked there as long as I have.  This annoys me.  She told me to stop singing tonight.  It kind of made me rather mad.  She also told T-Bro to see if he could not talk for 15 minutes.  He didn't talk for half an hour.  I really want to call her nasty names.  Even though she was annoying me a lot I still had a good night.  Asian was talking Japanese the whole night.  No idea what he was saying most of the time but I want to learn!  lol
   I came home and got on the computer.  Lysa was supposed to be on but she wasn't so i talked to Bob, St. and someone from Lysas school.  I have been watching hair styling videos and planning St. and Is costumes for later today.  Sleep now though.  It is 3am. :)

Happy Halloween interwebz

-Melina Rose

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My days are like woooo so this post's for two ;)


I got up a bit before ten and did my devotional.  It is really good to be getting into the habit of doing it every day.  I showered and got dressed and did my hair and makeup and ate breakfast.  I then headed to school and worked on my gradient mesh flower.  I went straight to my Chiropractors appointment and my adjustment was really good.  By really good I mean that there were some very loud cracks and my neck ........ouch.  I definitely needed it.  I went back home and got ready for work while talking to St. and Lysa for a bit.  I headed to work and it was pretty slow until around 5 different sports teams came in.  I was sooo tired.  I had realized earlier in my shift that the only thing I had eaten was the Cream of Wheat that I had for breakfast.  I needed food.  It didn't help that Panda Express just opened across the street and you can smell it through our drive through window.  I went home and stayed up until around 3 in the morning to find out Lysas "unbiased review" on a certain musicians singing.  It was good.....:) 

Saturday (today)

I slept in until around noon because I really needed the sleep.  I woke up to a nice voicemail from Lysa and I called her back leaving a similar one.  I then got up and got dressed after which I did my devotions for today and posted about it.  I then started this post and was called downstairs to watch a movie with my parents.  Neither of them are downstairs with me.....  I have been told that I can not have my laptop with me during this movie so I shall be leaving you now. 

More later interwebz :)

-Melina Rose

Day 2

Today's devotional made me think of St. right away.  She really is attune to being a good steward of the earth.  Sooo I decided to post on my devotional again.  I probably will keep posting about them not only so that you can see it but it makes me think about it more.  So once again here is today's devotional from the book called Edge (Every Day God Experience)

Day 2
Large and in Charge

What would happen if your parents decided to take a month-long vacation and left you in charge until they got back?  Imagine being the boss of everyone and everything in your house-brothers, sisters, cats, dogs, hamsters, plants. "Take care of things" is the only instruction your parents give you before they leave.
   How well do you think you'd do? How hard would it be for you to make sure that everyone and everything in your house was taken care of? What would things be like when your parents got back?
   Adam and Eve (and their children) knew the feeling of being put in charge.  But their responsibilities took on a much larger scope.  After God created the earth and everything in it, he invited his human creatures to share in the joy and responsibility of maintaining it.

   Genesis 1:28  God blessed them and told them, "Multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.  Be masters over the fish and birds and all the animals."

   Genesis 2:15  The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and care for it.

   God tossed us the keys to the earth and said, You're in charge of the place. Take care of it for me. That is why we are called stewards of God's creation.  Stewards are people entrusted with caring for the wealth and property of their master. God has placed us in charge of the earth's resources. We are to use them properly so that everyone can share in its bountiful provision.
   How well would you say we have done in fulfilling our responsibility? When we think about widespread pollution, hunger, and the depletion of resources, such problems often result from being poor stewards. Hoarding resources or taking them without regard for other people or creation itself ultimately harms us all.
   While we may be tempted to dismiss such problems as to big for us to tackle, we must keep in mind that we all have a responsibility to do what we can to manage earth's resources wisely. Several small efforts on a local level have the potential to yield large-scale benefits.

  • Continue to recycle
  • Turn off lights when I leave the room
  • Try not to leave water running as long
  • Pick up and throw away my trash (don't ask lol)
  • Try not to stand there with the refrigerator door open
   I don't really think about managing the earth to much but it is a very valid point.  Even cleaning my room could bring glory to God.  (Trust me it could lol)  I'm just saying;even if you don't see it as a big thing you can bring glory to God through whatever you do.  So in whatever you do do it well.

To tired to write a full post

I am going to bed but I wanted to say that later, today I guess it is now, I will post for today and what is now yesterday.  :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 1

I think I finally found the book that I am going to use for my devotional.  I think it will keep me involved and thinking about it through the least I hope so.  It is called Edge by a whole bunch of people.  I got it back in 2003 from our church.  The message inside reads:
   Melina, May God continue to lead and guide you as you seek after His will.  Always look to Him for your guidance.  God bless, (My Church) Sunday School  6/1/03
   I am not sure if I will share every day but I might.  This time I will.

Day 1

   Sometimes it seems like the entire world is made up of cliques.  African Americans.  Irish Americans. Hispanics. Asians. Upper class. Middle Class. Lower Class. A students. B students. C students. Baby boomers. Generation Xers. Haves. Have nots.
   In a society so intent on emphasizing differences, it can be tough to find common ground with other people. And yet, in he first chapter of the first book of the Bible, God makes it clear that everyone who draws breath on this planet shares one important characteristic.

Genesis 1:26-27 
Then God said, "Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves. They will be masters over all life- the fish int he sea the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild animals, and small animals."  So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.

Most people learn at an early age that the world consists of "us" and "them." When on of us is in trouble-whether it's a friend, family member, or neighbor- we'll usually do our best to help that person. When one of them is in trouble-a homeless person who lives in the park, an immigrant family struggling to support themselves without a steady income, or a  starving tribe in a foreign land-we're not as motivated to help.  Why? Because we don't take their plight personally.  We feel very little connection to them or their situation. We have nothing to gain by easing their hardships. Or so we think.
   In reality, if we take God's words spoken at creation to heart, we will recognize that there is no "them"; there is only "us." We are all created in God's image. When we choose to ignore the struggles and difficulties of our neighbors, no matter who they are, we slight the ones who bear the imprint of God's Marvelous creation.
   On the other hand, when we choose to get involved int he lives of those who are struggling, when we decide to focus on similarities rather than differences, we reflect not only God's image, but his grace as well.

  • Try to see others through God's eyes
  • Focus on similarities even if there are more differences
  • Not hold grudges against people who have wronged me
  • but instead learn to trust people even if that means pain
  • Seek out the people who are not in a "group" and show them God's love
So I guess I would like to challenge you as well as myself.... What are you going to do?

What I already posted twice today? So what!

You can't make me leave.....

 Because I feel ..... How do I feel?  Sad, Lonely, Edgy, Melancholy, Listless?  Yeah feelin a little emo.  I'm lonely ok!  *sigh* is a good playlist.

and picture....
taken from this website....

idk.  I should just go to bed.

It's to bad you aren't a person interwebz

-Melina Rose

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Do you remember the last time we did that?

So I just got done talking to Jayne on the phone.  I think our conversation time totaled around 2 hours!  It has been years since I last talked to her that long on the phone.  Haha the last time we took just half an hour to say goodbye because we kept trying to trick each other into thinking the we had hung up when we hadn't.  It ended with me hanging up and then calling back to apologize for hanging up.  Haha those were the days.....
I will tell you about our conversation once I return from food.  I am desperately hungry and shall not be kept from sustenance!!
I return with Special K with berries (strawberries) :)
Ok so she popped up on chat and our conversation and we talked about some random stuff and then got talking about what we disagree on.  She ended up calling me and we started talking about what we disagree on and how we are different and pretty much what happened with our relationship.  It was a good talk and there was a lot of laughter and long awkward silences.  We made two lists. One of things we disagree on and one of things we agree on.  Both are somewhat sketchy but here they are.

Things we disagree on:
Friends (We have friends that have wronged each other and our other friends- how we view that and if it matters in our relationship)
Dating - not the general idea of it mostly, but putting into action
Personalities -Completely opposite
Writing Poetry- I do she doesn't
My Future - although she agrees (lol)
This list
My shoes - haha (she hates it when I wear heels and wants me to be shorter)
Neopets (yes, neopets-I like she doesn't~even though I haven't played in forever lol)
Bipolar/mental illnesses in general
Blogging - She doesn't like it because of past experiences with people and I.....well this is my blog isn't it?

Things we agree on:
Politics - abortion, gay rights, small government (As far as we can tell)
Our senior pastors wife- we both like her lol
People - good/bad
Longs walks-we both like them
Sims-both enjoy playing it
Alcohol-follow the laws, not good to get drunk, rather not have people drinking in front of people who are underage
Graphic Design-from two different view points

So there is the gist of what we talked about.  It was a good talk and I think we both benefited from it.  It will be interesting to see what happens with us. :)  I love her though and care about her.  After all she is my "adopted sister." :)
I hear that you can make phone calls through the interwebz...

-Melina Rose