Author Archives: Anna

“where were you last night?”

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Oh my gosh! I had such a serious case of writers block with this prompt. (Thanks Mrs.J for sending it to me) I had no idea where to go with the story and figured out where it was going pretty much when the reader would, at each sentence. Though, I’m not really sure where the ending came from, please know… Read more »

Being Lutheran

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As part of my confirmation program at church there are two retreats a year, both of which are only for 1 weekend. We kind of separate ourselves and have work sessions on various topics. We also have fellowship time with one another. This time the topic for the weekend was Lutheran Doctrine and it was challenging, but in a good… Read more »

Almost Home

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Whew, haven’t blogged in a bit. I’m going to attempt to start doing some book reviews type entries and it really is no secret that I love to read. A few weeks ago I realized that I was running low on books to read, I literally only had 1 book that I wanted to read. I decided to go to the… Read more »

Day 5- Glad to be Home?

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As I suspected at the beginning of the week, this morning was great. I woke up and for the first time I did not feel sick, of course it was the day we were leaving. I am not entirely sure why, but we had set the alarm to a quarter to 6. It must have been to give us plenty… Read more »

Day 4- Interview Day

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After not being able to actually see anything at our last attempt to go to the Today Show, we decided that we wanted to try again. Although, we were a little nervous because it was a big day for us and we weren’t sure it would be worth going as we didn’t see any celebrities listed for who would appear… Read more »

Day 3- Running Around

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The second morning in New York was a lot better, but still not great. I woke up in the morning with the same feeling in my stomach. Though, it was a lot better because I was not adding another layer by worrying if I was actually sick, I knew that I wasn’t and that by the afternoon I would be… Read more »

Day 2- Feeling Wickedly Sick

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Ah, what an exciting morning. I woke up a few times in the middle of the night and felt a little sick, but was able to convince myself that it was nothing and went back to sleep. However, in the morning I was really not feeling well and after not feeling terrific each morning all of the previous week, feeling… Read more »

Day 1-Settling In

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For those of you that don’t know, the magnet program that I’m in goes to New York for a week when we reach 8th grade. It’s not all fun and games, though.  There are usually around 8 groups of 8, though this year we were a little smaller with only 7 groups and two of which only had 7 people…. Read more »

Too Many Tears, part 3

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Nurse Themba doesn’t say a word, she doesn’t need to. Instead she gathers me in her strong, comforting arms. I let myself fall to the weakness and I become limp and crumpled in her arms as I soak both of us in a shower of salty tears. Seconds pass and slide into minutes. After what feels like an eternity I… Read more »