Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas is on its waaayyyy =)

Today I got out my blue ballpoint pen and made a list of what I'm getting everyone for Christmas... it isn't complete, yet, but it is on its way (kinda like Christmas!), and I already have gifts for ...5 people!

Christmas song of the day:
Hallelujah (Light has Come), by BarlowGirl


Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday!!

Surprisingly, my highlight of Black Friday was not some great buy I found.
No, I actually didn't even go shopping.

Instead, I babysat. Same boys as Monday, plus two older sisters (one of whom is a friend of mine and my sister's). Great time there...

but what really is amazing was seeing four very old, very good friends of mine (when I say old, I mean like 6-years-ago-old; and when I say good, I mean multiple-nights-in-a-row-sleepover-good.)

It was great seeing them =)

Christmas song of the day:
Highland Cathedral, by Amy Grant


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Awww =)

If you asked me what my most challenging, stressed relationship is, I would say-- my sister.

So, when there are sweet moments like today when she complimented my singing, it just magnifies them times about 50,000.

ALSO- she made me smile again when, in her mime piece at the Thanksgiving-eve service (Angels) she had to duck to avoid being hit by another mime's "wing."

Christmas song of the day:
O Come O Come Emmanuel, by Casting Crowns
(that violin is breathtaking!)


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

sloww day

Doncha love the days when you can sleep in until 11, read until 1, and eat cereal for lunch?

btw-- Screwtape Letters (C. S. Lewis) = best. book. (maybe not BEST, but C. S. Lewis most definitely makes the cut.)

Christmas song of the day:
Adoramus Te, by Vineyard Music


Monday, November 23, 2009

Surfin' on a sound wave//Swingin' through the stars

Okay, tell me... who recognized that from the great old favorite...
The Magic School Bus ??

Tonight while I was babysitting, we watched THREE episodes of that ever-educational show.

Also today--
found a GREAT consignment shop while out with my friend Amy, and fell absolutely in LOVE. loveloveloveLOOOVVEE. lots of smiles there =)

Christmas song of the day:

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, by Caedmon's Call


Sunday, November 22, 2009


I love my family.
they are very smart.
and sometimes make me feel stupid.
but today was very nice.

and I love garlic parmesan bread, for the record.

Christmas song of the day:

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee/ Angels We Have Heard On High, by Michelle Tumes


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas is here/ Bringing good cheer/ To young and old/ Meek and the bold

I especially, superlyreallyamazinglyLOVE Christmas music.

Today, I loaded my Christmas music onto my iPod.

Now, don't look at me like that... yes, I know it's not Thanksgiving yet... but it IS Thanksgiving break and that is GOOD ENOUGH.

You're probably wondering why I don't talk about how I went on an all-day field trip to see a Shakespeare play with my Brit Lit class. Well, that made me smile, but it was more like a grimace. Christmas music is MORE smile-worthy.

In honor of the season, from today on I am going to have a "Christmas-song-of-the-day" that I shall post and promote and make you want to buy.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent, by Red Mountain Church


Friday, November 20, 2009

I've got a bow...

Today I decided to wear a hairbow.

A big, navy blue, early-90's hairbow.

I love it.

It makes me feel ... almost rebellious, hehe.

Did you know "hairbow" is not actually a word?


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Psychology fun =)

I, heart, psychology. I absolutely love it.

personality profiling?
sign me up.

psychoanalyzing random things?

today was just a full day of it.

"*For the record* using two periods at the end of a sentence is the EPITOME of indecisiveness. It says, "Am I an accidental double period? Or am I am incomplete ellipsis?" It has no self-esteem; no definitive. There you go-- I just psychoanalyzed your punctuation.."

read it... live it... THANK you.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Playin' Around

I *heart* GarageBand. End of story. Any software that can make a pennywhistle sound like a bagpipe is TOPS.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rrrrussian =)

Tonight was the Development Banquet at my school. My parents were sitting at a table with, actually, three of my teachers. They learned something I never knew... the one actually came from a Russian family, spoke quite fluently in college, and was going through her old books last night and is going to lend them to me!
How awesome!

I'm psyched. Me + Russian = meant to be =)


Friday, November 13, 2009



yeah, so I went to swing tonight.
there was chocolate.
with more caffeine than two shots of espresso.
I am HYPED oh dear.

but... it was some of the best chocolate I've tasted.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Daddy Date Nite =)

Tonight was my Daddy-Daughter-Date Night (say it with me... awwwww!)

and we went to TGI Friday's. Yum!!!

while we were there, he got two emails through his phone.

Last night, he sent an invitation to a dating couple at church (two separate email addresses) to come to our house on Sunday for lunch. We get the responses tonight (paraphrased)...

"Sure! Sounds great!"

"We haven't collaborated yet, but it still looks good. I'll be bringing something, probably Italian, that can be prepared ahead and stuck in the oven. He'll be bringing..." (and so on)

My dad and I had a HUGE laugh about this... we imagined them as spoken responses, probably taking about the same amount of time from the two of them.

(BTW- some of my favorite people in the world, I love 'em!)


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Coming Soon ...

So, today I finished the layout for... (dundundunduunnnn)... a NEW BLOG =)

Don't worry, not leaving you all, but I'm superly-incredibly thinking ahead this year to my New Year's resolutions. This won't be all too hard for me, but I've decided to take my devotional reflections from each night and make them into a blog, starting January 1 (1.1.10! how perfect!).

The basic principle of the thing is, each week, to take an attribute or title of God, and every day that week take a new verse relating to that and just... journal it. You do that with 52 attributes/names, 5 reflection verses and 2 application verses a week, and you've got a year's worth of stuff! I started this last July sometime, and it's AWESOME. And all the topics are in alphabetical order, of course =)


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

AP World History

Generally, AP World is NOT something that makes me smile. However. Today, I (finally) finished a 50-question SUPERHARD take-home test that I thought would never end.

See, in class, I spent 45 minutes on the first 11 questions. uuughhhh. Today was my last day to complete it, and, wouldn't you know, I still had 35 problems left to do. So I steel myself for a three-hour ordeal, which would be hard since I had an LIT meeting tonight (also smiles =)), but somehow walked away, finished, after... wait for it... ONE HOUR!! go Kathryne!!

In my defense, it did get considerably easy as it went along. It went from questions like "Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of Western modernization in the 20th century", with five very reasonable options, to questions like the one "Which of the following is NOT a condition of totalitarian regimes," with one of the answers being "selective purchase of tickle-me-Elmo dolls."




Sunday, November 8, 2009

not so sure

It was a pretty good day.
I wore my purple skirt.
I went to church.
I did homework.
I babysat.
I did more homework.

What made me smile, though? I really can't remember...

OH! right!! there was this kid at Children's Church who, after we played "The Lord's Army" yelled out really loudly, "That's my favorite!!" It was great.


Saturday, November 7, 2009


Today, went to the Revolve tour with a group from my school... left the house at like 6:15, but it was worth it. And I hate mornings.

Amazingness=seeing Britt Nicole live. You have not seen genius until you have watched this girl jump around the stage and still hit every note and, if it's possible (which it is), sound BETTER than the recording.

All in all, good day... but I'm so beat.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Run, Kathryne, run!!

Today's story is a story of little short of miraculous. Today, mmmm, 7:30 AM, I am woken by my mom to get ready for school. It's already 30 minutes later than I had wanted, but I'm not paying attention to that. I'm not capable of that; I'm still 85% asleep. Half an hour later, 8 o'clock, I re-awaken with a kind of jolt. AUGH! I was supposed to be up an hour ago! I have to leave the house in 25 minutes! I rush to take my shower and get ready.

Somewhere in the madness, I made up for the hour I was running behind and was able to get to school only 10 minutes late... still before homeroom began. Right in time for standardized testing... woohoo. Of course... standardized testing means shorter classes, meaning 40 minutes of Chemistry as opposed to 80 =)


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mimes are COOOOLLL.

FYI, everybody needs to see an Innovo (or Innovo-trained) concert of mime before they die.

It is amazing.

You probably think, uh, what? mime? those freaks on the streets of NYC?

Not quite. It's French mime-- like a silent drama to music. That's the easiest, least-worthy definition, I think. As in, that doesn't begin to cover it. Check out the website and the video--


Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Things in [Organization]

Today, after church (which was wonderful; I got to see my girl Christine again! yay!) I took my sermon notes from the past few weeks and transcribed them into my "God Book" ... before, they were on the backs of random pieces of paper in my music binder. Now, they are in an adorable brown notebook with little pink Japanese flowers on the cover. Why that makes me happy? I'm just cool (read: weird) like that =P