Thursday, May 29, 2008

Great Opportunity.

My french teacher and a Spanish teacher at my high school are planning a trip to go to France and Spain for next April Vacation. I've really wanted to go to Paris since 9Th grade and I finally have the opportunity to do it. I feel like this is a one chance opportunity for someone my age. Especially since the high school doesn't do this very often, like maybe once ever 4 years. Big problem... MONEY. It will cost $2,199. However, when my teacher finds out who will actually be going ( and she will know because you have to make a $95 pay to be sure your going but that $95 is still part of the $2,199) so when she figures out who is actually going there will be a parent/teacher/child meeting to set up fund raisers and payment plans etc etc. I really really really really really really really really really want to go but I also have to save up for a car. So I'm like ' Car? Europe? Car? Europe? Car? Europe? ' i think if we do fund raisers and what not it shouldn't be to hard for me to save up for a car too. So since my birthday and Christmas is before next April Vacation. Money is defiantly on my list. And it wouldn't be waisted. Every little bit counts so make sure you remember I want money for my birthday. That probably makes me sound real greedy but i don't mean it like that.

First off this is what the $2,199 fee is for:

1.Round trip airfare
2.7 overnight stays at a beautiful hotel ( Ill be there for about 10 days total, 1 day arriving 1 day leaving)
3.Breakfast and Dinner
4.Full time bilingual tour director
5.3 sightseeing cities: Paris, Barcelona and Madrid
6.1 sightseeing by personal director: Carcassonne ( wherever that is)
7.Walking tours in Paris and Barcelona
8.Orientation tour in Madrid

These are the plans:
Day 1- we leave on the Thursday before April Vacation and we are excused from school
and its a 6 hour plane ride over the Atlantic( obviously )

Day 2- we are introduced to our tour directors and he/she explains rules and what we are doing ( that's the only boring part )

Day 3- we visit Paris and the Eiffel tower, something to do with Napoleon( i think his house or museum, Louis XI V's home for the wounded soldiers, the Ecole, the Opera Garnier and the Place Vendome.

Day 4- Free time in Paris. We can walk around and do whatever we want with our chaperone's. spend money..ha ha if i have any to spend

day 5- we go to the Musee d'orsay. Museum of art work by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Pissarro and much more. After that we do a walking tour of Paris ( or some of it) Then we go to the Norte dame Cathedral ( so excited )I think about the Hunch back of notre dame when i think about visiting it.

day 6- we arrive in Barcelona and Toulouse. But we mostly visit Carcassonne that day.Than back to Barcelona.

day 7- we go to the la sagrada familia which is a huge-mungus church and its beautiful( check it out on Google images), we go to the Magic fountain of Montjuic than we go to the top of Montjuic hill. then we go to the Plaza de colon which was built in honor of Christopher Columbus (even though i don't like him very much)
Then we go to where the famous artist Gaudi lived.

Day 8- we go to Zaragoza and that was a city founded by Caesar Augustus in 19 B.C. After we visit that city we head over to Madrid.

day 9- Last visit in Europe to Madrid.We go sightseeing and pass through the 9 arched gateways leading to the renaissance hub of the city. We go to the grand square. We visit the castle of King Philip V. ( who ever that is ) At night we get to go watch the Flamenco dancing.

Day 10- That's the Saturday before school starts back up...we head back home all pooped out from all the excitement.

Sunday- we go home and sleep

My best friend Becka and I would really like to do this together. She's going to be a senior next year and thinks it will be better than going to Boston for a senior trip. I'm real excited and hoping my mom gives me the O.K. I will bring my camera tons of baterys and tons of memory cards so i can show pictures to everybody. I'm actually hoping Mr. Martin will let me take his Olympic camera over. I don't think he'd have a problem with . I think he'd be wicked excited for me to take pictures of that kind of stuff.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dont Like Change

I was so excited getting this job. I thought about all my possibilities getting money in my pocket. I would save every last penny of it to put a down payment on a car and then hope I made enough to pay monthly payments. I know I will because I've been working a lot. I've already worked 20 hours and today Ill be working for 8 hours. Then I have to work tomorrow. I don't want to work both days every weekend. I'm still a teen and I have things I want to do too. I used to go see Scott every weekend but now when I work he doesn't and when I don't work he does. So there is no time to see each other. My biggest concern is not being able to go to camp. If I have to work Saturday and Sunday every weekend I'm going to cry.

Mom told me you guys saw 6 moose. I wanted to cry real bad because the only nature I saw was a spider in the car WHILE I WAS DRIVING and it was HUGE. Bigger than a quarter. And it's still in the car not dead... EWWW BEEPA COME KILL IT!!!!

I wanna see mooseys

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Its okay, stress is normal...

It's getting close to the end of the school year and I am obligated to do my school work to the best of my ability. I will be a junior next fall. But I have to do my best especially with English 9. I am taking that class over again right now because I failed it last year. If I fail again this year I am going to flip. We got progress reports and I got 4 A's 1 B and....a D. Guess which class I'm getting the D in? Yup English 9. I don't understand why though because I get papers back and I don't get anything less than a C on my work. I saw that I had zeros so I went back and looked to make sure I had the work and I did and now she wont take it to put in her rank book. It's stupid. I did the work, I have a grade for it, so why is it a 0 on my progress report? If she keeps this up I will go to the Principle. I could get high honor role this quarter and if my English teacher ruins it because she doesn't know how to record her grades I'm going to be SOOOOOOOOOO MAD.
Work? After two hours of training on the register she put me on BY MYSELF. It's not hard but I'm still a little slow with it all. Customers get a little frustrated but I have a tag that says " In training " so its not my fault if they chose to cash out at my register. I have to work tomorrow night and I don't know how I feel about that...


Friday, May 16, 2008

1st Day Of Work

Today I had to watch an hour and half movie all about the store. After that one of my managers, Faith, walked me through everything and got me comfortable with the store and each department. I got paid for all three hours today. Sunday I get time and a half for working from 10 am to 3:30pm. Then I work Wednesday and next Saturday from 5:30pm to 9:45pm. I am so excited....

Yes Gram I get an extra 10% off everything. Not this weekend but next weekend I get 25% off. But that's memorial day weekend.

I might have to work memorial day monday but I can probably get it off. If not than I get time and half for that too because I get time and a half for Sundays and Holidays. I also get paid for the holidays I don't work, even my birthday!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I got pretty sick of their non-sense so I had my interview for Home Goods ( Grammy's favorite store) today. The manager lady, Jen, gave me my interview and hired me on the spot and wants me to start on Friday May 16Th. That's a lot sooner than Wal Mart. I get paid a dollar less an hour at Home Goods but I like it better at Home Goods and my hours there are flexible where as my Wal Mart hours would have been the same. Having a flexible schedule has up-sides. Like, I already get 4Th of July off and a few days around that time because I explained my camp life a little bit. Also I could work nights one weekend and then days another weekend. I don't have to work Saturday and Sunday every weekend either. It could just be one or the other every so often. Home Goods is also a lot closer than Wal Mart.

Now I just have to call Wal Mart tomorrow and explain my situation. I really hope they don't get mad because technically I was already hired by them I just hadn't started my hours yet....

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Makes me MAD

So I had my pre-employment drug test. I passed just like I said I was going to. HOWEVER, Stacey called me back today and says she doesn't want me to come in for an orientation until Monday May 26Th. I have that day off from school so I as far as that goes I don't have a problem with. The thing that bugs me is that it wont be another week and a half until I start working for sure and get paid. I get paid for 8
hours of orientation but I really need to start working like....NOW.

I have an interview for Home Goods tomorrow in Gilford. I don't know why I agreed to take the interview but I guess it could be a good thing.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Yesterday I went for a two mile bike ride with Scott and his brother. We biked a mile down to the park and played on the slides and on the swings there and then biked back. I didn't really go for exercise but I got some anyway. I think if I actually have time I will go for a bike ride every weekend... but first, I need a bike.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Life's good

So I told you about my new job at wal mart. They hired me right on the spot over vacation. I then went to camp and when I came back I went right into surgery so I couldn't really work or have do my training. I called them back and no one that I needed to talk to was available because they to went on vacation. So I got mad and applied to other places. Well last Friday wal mart called me back and asked me to go in and take a pre-employment drug test. So I went today and Myles, the big boss, told me that Stacey, his assistant, will call me after they get the results back and she will set up training and hours for me to start. YAYY ME

Mom asked if I passed the drug test and I told her yes even though I really don't know the results but I have no doubt I will pass because IM A DRUG FREE KID. GIVE HUGS NOT DRUGS ♥

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I Admit it

If you haven't heard already I skimmed my moms rear drivers side tire on a yellow post. So right above the tire on the car there WAS a yellow streak. But I washed it off so most of it is gone and what is left you can barely see. There aren't any dents or anything so mom isn't mad or anything. But really she can't be because I heard she did the same thing to Grammie and Beepa's car when she was my age.

So for now if I ever want to go through a drive through she wants me to park and GO IN. I agree because I felt so guilty about it and I still do even though it's all taken care of. I mean I called her the second I got the food and parked somewhere.