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September 3, 2009

long time since

Filed under: holiday, Uncategorized — thesupertracey @ 3:29 pm

Do you remember childhood memories and think “boy, it sure has been a long time since I_____” and fill in the blank with something you’ve not done since then. I’ve had QUITE the time thinking that this afternoon. The house that my parents and I lived in is now for rent and since the place is EMPTY, I went and I looked around outside to see what I could remember from pictures and videos and actual memories. I remembered finding a box turtle and naming it Myrtle (the turtle) and how dad made a balance beam for me to play on – that’s gone now. And I also remember 2 trees in the back yard – there’s only one now and its very very tall. I went and pointed out to myself where my parent’s bedroom was, I peeked through a window to the “dining room” and I couldn’t believe it – the floor still has vinyl on it! I think I spilled something pink or red on the floor when I was little and I don’t remember if it stained or not. I couldn’t tell if it was when I was looking in. The back door isn’t a sliding glass door anymore, which makes me sad. Instead they’re French doors very similar to the ones on our current house. I realized that the honeysuckle bush was gone (I think) on my way out of the back yard. I found the window that was for my room. It still has a “Tot Finder” sticker on the window so firefighters would know that there is a small child in the house. I do remember that there were at least 2 trees in the front yard. They’re both gone. Instead, there’s a huge bush. I hate that bush. There are 2 rose bushes in the front too. I’m okay with them. Its just kinda weird for me to walk through the front yard and remember a time when we actually had snow and mom and I made a snow man, or that I would walk on the curb pretending that I was on a really long balance beam and end up falling and hobble back to the house to get bandaged up. What I think I’d really like to do though, is walk through the house. There’s a part of me that says “call the number on the sign” to see how much it would be to rent the house. Then there’s another part of me that says “just admire from the street, you probably can’t afford it” which is probably true right now. But hey, it would be kinda really cool for me to live there again. That’s my opinion anyway.

Hope everyone has a great weekend – Labor Day is coming up! This weekend my boyfriend Justin is coming up – Saturday is our one month of dating. We’re going on a double date with our friends Mer and Chase and Monday Justin and I are going to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame! We have free passes (thanks to dad really – or would it be the OBI?)

Ta ta,

SuperTracey

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August 4, 2009

get ready for a move

Filed under: Church stuff, holiday, work — thesupertracey @ 7:51 pm

Hello! I’ve been working on a site of my own, traceydye.com but its not finished yet! Still some tweeks here and there and some more pictures probably…

But what have I been up to? This blog has taken a long break. Well, I’m back at work after having a week off for vacation last month. Some girls I went to high school with and I went down to South Padre Island and Corpus Christi, Texas. It was a lot of fun at the beach and it was certainly very very nice to get to sleep in some. I do think that I got to catch up on sleep. And lately I’ve not had all week being the morning shift, which is very enjoyable. I have been wanting more afternoon shifts. Hopefully I’ll have more than one afternoon shift next week. Boss and her husband decided to take a little vacation at a cabin on a lake this week. We also got the results for our inspection last week – 96! 4 paws! we were sooo happy at work. I heard that last year our score was 93, so much better this year!

Before I went on vacation, there was a very busy week. It was vacation bible school and I was in the drama 3 nights. most of it was for singing, but there was one scene that I was in that I had a speaking part. I am so glad that I don’t have to wear make up all the time because it is a bit of a pain to take off. and put on now that I think of it, especially stage make up.  The same week of VBS was the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie. I saw it twice on the same day! I also saw it last week with my friend Katy, and that was a lot of fun! 🙂

I think that might be all for now, I should go and do that tweeking on the site. That’s not up yet.

Buena! Tracey

June 15, 2009

A description of Fort Hill campsite

Filed under: Uncategorized — thesupertracey @ 10:40 am

A year ago, I was at church camp in Hillsboro,Ohio. Let me paint a picture for you with my words. When coming down the road to the camp site, you pass by towering trees with deep green leaves. When at the entrance, wooden planks between rock pillars bear the engraving: Fort Hill Christian Youth Camp.  While coming around the drive, a look to the right presents a vast field of long bladed grass as well as a sand volleyball and a basketball court. Out of site because of a line of trees are the fire pit and the swimming pool. To the left sits an old pavilion where girls have their morning devotionals every day, and next to it is the manager’s cabin. The gravel drive way loops around the flag circle. The flag circle is the place where everyone meets together first thing in the morning. The flag pole is in the middle of the circle and there are benches that are several feet away from the pole in all directions. Behind the benches are bushes and other plants. West of the flag circle is the mess hall and the cooks cabin. East of the flag circle is the blacktop area where campers play 4 square, volleyball, and also have crafts time. Just east of that is another basketball court and also five our six poles to play tether ball. North of that are two buildings and a small playground. The building closest to the blacktop and the basketball court is the canteen/nurses office and cabin. The one further from the afore mentioned places, is the assembly hall where we meet for evening church service every night after dinner, silly songs before dinner, and occasionally we will have skit night in there. The boys have their morning devotionals in there too. Everything east of the places I’ve talked about so far are the cabins. The girls cabins are very close to the assembly hall and nurse’s cabin. There is a field, or a lawn if that is what you’d want to call it, that separates the girls side of camp from the boys side of camp. In that lawn area is where we have our games of kickball. There are five boys cabins and a a community washroom for them. The girls have six or seven cabins now, I believe there used to be only five and then one was being built my last year as a camper and then another one was built after that one. The archery pavilion is close by. The rear entrance comes from further east of the archery pavilion and goes up the row of cabins and the girls washroom and the assembly hall and connects to the loop of the drive that I talked about at the beginning. We also have a field that we play softball on. There is a creek that we cross to get to it. The creek wraps from the east side of the camp site down to the south and heads west, creating a boarder for the camp. All the colors are rich, bright, and full of life. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful with the tree covered hills and mountains(well I call them mountains haha!). I took a black and white picture of looking down the road from the main entrance to the camp site. I’ll try and get that up soon.

May 25, 2009

Memorial Day and what is means

Filed under: Uncategorized — thesupertracey @ 11:55 am

Memorial Day. Pretty self explanitory on what it is about, but aparently some people are missing it. Memorial day is also called Decoration Day, or at least that is what it was formerly called. It commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. Not the ones that are in it or served and still alive. Today is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but Posts and comrades will, in their own way, arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

We are here to play, Comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, “of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers sailors and Marines, who united to suppress the late rebellion.” What can aid more to assure this result than by cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead? We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security, is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.

If other eyes grow dull and other hands slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain in us.

Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains, and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledge to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon the Nation’s gratitude—the soldiers and sailors widow and orphan.

May God bless each family that is remembering a family member that has died in the service of our country and other nations of the world. Peace to you all!

SuperTracey

*most of this is from Wikipedia

April 24, 2009

so busy!

Filed under: Entertainment, health, work — thesupertracey @ 4:04 pm

The weather has finally gotten wonderful (to my opinion – some would consider it miserable) and summer is hinting that its getting here soon.

Work has been very busy! We had around 95 dogs in today. Last night when I was there for closing, we had 44 dogs. This weekend is going to be very busy. I don’t doubt that this afternoon they’ll have peaked at 100 dogs. And lucky me, I get to be at work at 6:30 am for two days in a row! hahaha – not too excited about that really. Let me explain:

I’m tired. Well, maybe you could expand on that miss Tracey – you think. So, expanding. I had that awful mild flu a couple weeks ago that I believe I wrote about. Well then I gave it to my boyfriend Tommy (have I mentioned him on here before?) and I took care of him a little while he had it. And alas I gained half of it back from him! So here I am all week, snivling and coughing. That is tiring in itself to me. Then I worked Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and really early today, and I also had play rehearsals and community chorale rehearsal, and Wednesday night I had trouble sleeping. It was 1:30 am that I got up and went downstairs and fixed a cup of tea and drank it in my dad’s rocking/recliner chair. And I fell asleep. And then I woke up at 6 to my mom and the dog coming downstairs. I went back to my own bed and went to sleep. and woke up at 8:40, 9:30, and 10:30. I got a good ammount of sleep I guess, but I didn’t feel rested at all. I was going to nap this afternoon after I showered and ate after I got home from work but I haven’t been sleepy enough to sleep till now and its just now 4. I have to meet up with my director and the rest of the cast at 5:30 for dinner and run-through the show a couple times before the shows start at 7. I want to go see Tommy some time today and the only time I can think of would be right now. After the show I will want to go home and go to sleep.

Long and tangented answers are my specialty so it seems.

The play I’m in is written and directed by Anna Riner, titled Unanswered. I will post a video of it when its up. I’m going to go now!

SuperTracey

April 8, 2009

Top 10 States you don’t want to live in

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — thesupertracey @ 6:21 pm

A little while ago, my dad handed me a post it note with a list of the top ten states that I should never live in because they have the highest taxes in the country, or something along those lines. They stand thus:

10. Illinois

9. California

8. Rhode Island

7. Maine (which makes me sad because Maine is so pretty that I would want to live up there)

6. Massachusetts

5. Minnesota (which makes me laugh a little because we lived there for 6 years)

4. Washington

3. New Jersey

2. New York

1. Connecticut

Seven of these states I have been to and enjoyed my time there very much.  I thought that I would pass the list along to anyone who was interested or was thinking about moving.

Have a nice week!

SuperTracey

April 1, 2009

not fooling

Filed under: health, holiday — thesupertracey @ 7:45 pm

Today is April the first, known as April Fool’s day. I believe that no tricks were played on me this day… if there were they were well hidden from my knowlege. I didn’t play any tricks on people today. I don’t usually play tricks – I usually just sneak up on people. Today was my day off work and I had a pretty good day…up until about a half hour ago when I realized that I felt really warm and went and took my temperature. It’s 102! I haven’t had a temperature that high in a LONG time. So under mother orders (and my friend Anna) I am to stay in bed. So, here I am sitting in bed and I realize I haven’t updated my blog in a while!

Work is going well, it is wearing me out physically though. I went to the chiropractor today and he took X-rays of my neck and my back – YIKES!  A protractor (it looks like a D and is used for measuring angles) was put up to a picture of a X-ray of a near normal neck and the curvature of it matched the arch perfectly. He put it up against my X-ray and it kinda freaked me out a little cause my neck was more straight than curved. I also saw that the left side of my hip isn’t even with the right side of my hip…its just a tad bit lower. And of course there is stuff in the middle that would need to be readjusted anyway. I remember my first time at the chiropractor’s office – it was back in 5th grade if I’m remembering right. My shoulders and hips were not even, therefore rendering me knock kneed. The pressure I was unused to and so it hurt but then after it was popped into place I wouldn’t feel pain there anymore. I also had a low pain tollerance back then too but now just the sound of it popping is what buggs me, but not too much.

Well, I’m getting rather warm so I’m going to turn down my space heater a bit and see if I can get a little rest.

SuperTracey

March 6, 2009

from the sick bed

Filed under: Uncategorized, work — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — thesupertracey @ 11:44 am

Hello, it me again! I guess I need to update what’s up…

1. I have a job. And I love it. I work at Camp BowWow . I love love love the dogs! This is my 3rd week working there and I’m working up to being full time by spring break.

2. Spring Sing is this week and I’m ushering for Saturday afternoon’s show so Beta banquet costs will be $35 instead of $45.

3. My aunt and uncle are coming down for Spring Sing today and are here for the weekend. I don’t think I’d get to see them till after I get home from work tonight, and then I have work at 6:30 am on Saturday so I’ll probably be up before them and then I get off at 10 and get to shower and get ready to usher for the show at 2. I’ll probably try and squeeze a nap in before the show.

4. I have a cold. It was weird how it unfolded. I got home from work  around 3:30 on Tuesday and I got a bloody nose from dry air. Not too long after the nose bleed ended my throat started to feel scratchy. By Wednesday night, I had little to no voice. Yesterday when we were getting the dogs in for their dinner, I could tell for sure that I had a cold. I am going to go to work. Its not a terrible cold where I feel like I need to mope and lay in bed all day (even though I’ve been in bed nearly all morning).

5. I have a doggy calendar in my room. It has an Irish Terrier on it for this month. so cute! can you believe its already March? Time is going by!

6. Don’t forget to change your clocks! Oh and you can go to Arby’s on Sunday and when you order a drink of any size say you changed your time and you’d like to change your burger and you’ll get a free Roastburger. There’s All-American, Bacon, and something with cheese. I think I’d go for the bacon one.

7. I found out today the top 3 Manliest cities. #1 – Nashville, TN. #2 – Charolette, NC. #3 Oklahoma City, OK. Interesting isn’t it? New York City is #50! haha!

8. The weather yesterday was sooo nice! It almost felt like summer! I think I would have enjoyed it a bit more if I was not already feeling warm. I love seeing the daffodils! Flowers are great.

That’s all I have for now. Hope everyone is having a good day and have a great weekend!

SuperTracey

February 14, 2009

Friday 13th and Valentines Day

Hello again! Well, yesterday was Friday the 13th, so I decided to wear all black. I didn’t have any bad luck at all! Quite the oposite. I got to hand out my Harry Potter valentine cards to my friends, I had a job interview at a doggy daycare called Camp Bowwow and I got the job! I start Monday morning – I’m excited. Then I went to Walmart to get some things I need for a dish that I am making for a little dinner party. Some of the people at the school’s apartments have a potluck dinner and I was invited to come so I said I’d make my chicken, tomato and pasta salad with the basil vinegrette because it makes a lot. I said that on Wednesday night. I found out Friday, yesterday, that it is going to be the main dish of the night! I got the chicken shredded last night before dinner. Today I shall dice the tomatos and boil the pasta. I think I will do that at someone’s apartment so they will be fresher at dinner time. I will make the vinegrette this afternoon though. It takes a bit of time to work on it, so I’ll just use the kitchen for as long as I need. Oh! Another thing that happened yesterday was my friend Keri and I went to my high school and went to a dessert theater – instead of a dinner theater. It was really good! We enjoyed it soo much! The show was titled “Find Your Grail” and had songs from a lot of musicals. Keri and I were very quietly singing along to some of them. I am very glad that my friend Brian who is a Senior got to have a solo. Seconds after he had started singing, Keri leaned over to me and said “From the moment he started singing I melted like butter!”  That made me laugh. He did a fantastic job! After the show I gave him a huge hug! He said he legs were hurting a lot. One of the other guys in the show said that this was the most physically demanding show that our high school has done and I agree! It was a very delightful evening.

This morning I wake up to my radio, the smell of pancakes or waffles, and some dark thing floating close to my bed. I sit up and get a closer look – its a balloon that looks like a rose and its tied around a box of Pirates of the Caribbean valentine cards for me to use next year. The smell of breakfast always seems to waft up to my room and wake me up. My tummy is now telling me to wrap this up and go down and get some!

Happy Valentines Day!

SuperTracey

January 31, 2009

Home, home, and HOME

Filed under: Uncategorized — thesupertracey @ 4:51 pm

Here’s something that people don’t really think of much. Where do you call home? Is it the place where all your mail is sent? Is it the place where you feel the safest? Is it the place you feel love the most? Or perhaps if you’ve moved its the place where you’ve had a lot of life experiences and memories made there. Oklahoma will always be my home cause its the state I was born in. I’ve lived here the longest. I lived in Minnesota for 6 years. A part of me still calls it home. And then there’s Ohio. I’ve never lived there, but I feel good when I’m there. Nearly all my dad’s side of the family is there, I’ve made some pretty great friends from a church camp in Ohio, and I like to claim Ohio State University’s football team as My Team. Back in November I got to be home in Ohio, home in Minnesota, and home in Oklahoma on the same day. I’ve been happy before, but it was great!

The Tuesday of the week before Thanksgiving week, I headed over to a salon and I got my hair cut. I have been getting my hair trimmed for about 3 years seeing as it was 3 and a half years ago that I had my hair chopped off. I had 14 inches of hair braided together and cut off and then had another inch off to level it all out. I felt light and free! I went home and weighed the braid and it was 3.4 ounces. And then some of my friends saw it. A couple of them didn’t recognize me which made seeing their reactions even more fun. Even now, some people that haven’t seen me in a while are still a bit shocked to see my hair this short.

As of late, I’m still 20, single, job less, and enjoying sunshine. I felt a bit trapped during this past week when we had freezing rain for 2 days in a row. I walked over to campus to see my friends and then I walked home just in time for dinner. Yesterday it was up to about 60 degrees and all the ice was melting! I took my dog on a nice walk, got some tickets for me and my friend Keri for a dessert theater that my high school is putting on. I went and said hi to some teachers and talked with my librarians while I was there. They loved my hair. Oh and I hung out on campus some before I took my dog on a walk. I watched a couple movies with some friends last night. Right now I’m waiting for laundry in the dryer to finish up. Shouldn’t be too much longer. I’ve got my violin out. it keeps going out of tune. I’m letting it get used to the temperature in my room. it’ll be warmer most likely in one of the practice rooms on campus though. oh well.

Have a nice weekend!

SuperTracey

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