September is over already! Fall is on the way as well- I'm enjoying the cool weather. :)
I had thought I might do a summer highlights post... but I don't think I will.
Here are my September highlights. :)
I helped in my cousin's wedding...
...And I turned 16 that same day! :)
I returned home after over a month on vacation(s).
Had my 16th birthday party. :)
My home school group co-op started. I'm taking three classes: essay writing, a trivia class, and art. :) Guess which is my favorite? Art, of course. ;) I've been painting, charcoal drawing (for the first time in my life, I believe), and all that. :)
Went to hang out with youth from my home school group and played "gaga ball". It was actually fun. :D
Oh, started school. :P Fun, right? I'm currently in 11th grade. Yikes, I'm "almost" graduated already! Only one more year after this. Do you ever feel like yourself is growing up extremely fast? :P One day you wake up and realize your childhood is over. *sniff*
Fall came! :) At least for now. It's been blessedly cool lately. And some rain. I love the nights where you're hanging out outside and it's cool... like enough to make your hands cold. :) Just from experience the other night.
I'm on my way to getting a driver's permit... sort of. I'm reading the driver's manual, which takes a long time because it just isn't very interesting. :P I JUST NEED TO FINISH IT SO I CAN START DRIVING!! Er- take the test and start driving IF I pass. Let it be so. ;P
I had a dream the other night that I was driving... probably in a parking lot. And then I think I pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake and lurched toward the parked cars! Maybe I woke up after that. :P But that actually happened to me- I pushed the gas instead of the brake! Eek, scary! :P At least I was only practice driving and not on the road.
\\BOUGHT IN SEPTEMBER
I thought I was pretty rich this month, and bought a lot of stuff. ;P
|On the far right is the one thing I colored|
First of all, I got this lovely Godey's Fashions coloring book! I found it on ebay for like, maybe around three dollars? With free shipping, too. :) Click here to to see one for $3.49 plus free shipping, if you're interested in something to do while you're curled up by the fireplace with a cup of hot cider during the nearing cold days. :D Doesn't it look great, though?
My Walmart has had lots of sales lately. I found this lovely scarf there for $3. :) The color is like mint green- my love. ;D This picture dulled the color, for some reason.
The other thing I bought there on sale is this skirt, for $5. Isn't it pretty? I think it's kind of country-style, which I like. :)
Here are a bunch of little things I've bought (from top-left): red lipstick (I should dress up 1940's, right? :D), green eye-shadow, and pink nail polish. The rest of the things, besides the feather ring, were all together for $2. They were on sale. Extremely on sale, because I think they were originally $11 or something. :P Who would pay that much?
And I bought The Inheritance (plus it has three other movies on it) for $5 at K-Mart. K-Mart had so many movies for only five dollars, and they weren't all junk (like at Walmart :P).
I found this awesome mini pan at Goodwill ($1.59). I've cooked eggs on it. :D
These last things are things that I just got... I didn't buy them.
A wonderful birthday present from my sister! :) They are The Messenger by Siri Mitchell (my review is on my Book Reviews page :) ), a pretty journal, and this lovely photo album! I need to order some pictures from all my summer "travels" to put in it. :D
I'm taking an art class in my homeschool group co-op, and I got this AWESOME sketch book! :) That drawing is my still-life drawing (what I had to do for home work). :P
\\CAKES OF SEPTEMBER
I decorated my birthday cake, which many of you probably already knew. :)
I made a cake with only wheat flour (because I couldn't find any white :P). Then I made a glaze for it. It was good, but you could definitely taste the wheat flour.
Then I made this cake, and decorated it. :) Good practice.
(the inside ;) )
I also helped my little sister put together\decorate this cake. ;) (she made it.)
Yea, lots of cake stuff this month. Oh yea, I helped with cakes at my cousin's wedding, which was this month (on my birthday), as well. I got lots of practice. One thing I've learned is that my hands are going to get full of frosting while decorating cakes. :P Probably just my messy-ness.
\\WATCHED IN SEPTEMBER
It's a Wonderful Life
I may not have watched this in September, but it was probably pretty close. :) Good movie.
I watched this by myself on my dad's laptop, and I enjoyed it. :D
Re-watched one or two other movies. :)
\\READ IN SEPTEMBER
The only book I read this month was King, by R. J. Larson! It was really good! Read my review here.
And now, I am currently reading The Captive Maiden, by Melanie Dickerson. :)
\\SEPTEMBER PHOTOGRAPHY ACCOMPLISHMENT
Star photography! :) See this post for the "details".
Here are the posts I've done this month: