Monday, May 7, 2012

Going to become active again

It's been a long time since I've posted something. I would post pictures of the mail I've received, but I still can't get my sister's camera to work. I've figured out the problem, though- I don't have the software for it. XD' So I asked her if she knew where it was, and it turns out that she lost it. I'll have to find some other way to show you all the pretty envelopes and postcards I get.

But, a few updates to let you guys know about:

○Those jobs I applied for? I finally got one!(After 7 tries at other places. But I'm lucky to have found one. One friend tried 11 times, and another still can't get a job. ; __ ; ) I'm now a hostess at a place called "Big Al's Diner" It's in Blaine, and so it's close enough that I can drive there easily. :3 Unfortunately, I now have almost no energy on the weekends, because I work all day on those days, and sometimes Thursday and Friday.

○Golf is almost over for my school team. D: My last match is tomorrow. This news is sad, but I'll now have more time after school to study for my finals. Which are coming up soon. And my AP testing is next week. D: Wish me luck, please! I'm going to need all the help I can get!

○I'm going to (hopefully) visit my penpal Shelby this summer! If I can save up enough money from my job, that is. Lets hope so! <3 It's looking pretty promising so far. :D <3

○Because of my results on my science tests last year, I've been chosen to be a tutor this year! Yay! And I get a nice little certificate to put in my portfolio.

○I've started to swap ATCs. I've only done one for Shelby so far, though.

And that's about all the updates I have for now. I'll try to find another camera to use soon! <3

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Yay! An update!

Took me long enough. : )
Also, there's going to be a house-meme-thing in the next post, since I told Tiina I would and it looks like fun. :'D This is a forewarning, just in case you're not interested.

First off, I finished a letter to Tári, my amazing new penpal. And Shelby, my amazing not-new penpal. :D

So, that's two done! Just two more to go! And a three day weekend to do it all! The little bells on Shelby's envelope took a very long time to do. XD

So, I got some new stamps (although I've used most of them already. I didn't buy a lot.). I got the 'love' stamps that you see on Tári's letter. I'm completely out of the standard standard stamps (that you see on Shelby's letter. That was my last one, which is why I had to go buy more. D: ). I was waiting for the cherry blossom tree ones, but they came out after I had gone. They're so pretty! 
The other ones I wanted to get are actually 'marriage roses' but they're also very pretty. :'D
The flower-theme in general is just my favorite!

Also, I applied for jobs. And I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I should hear from them by the end of the week, and next month at the latest... 

I'll show some pictures of my trip to the Peace Arch next!

 You can kind of see my sister standing against the base. She's about 5'8" (172cm), so it's pretty big. 
 Distant view
A gazebo. It's really Asia themed(but it's hard to tell from back here). There's a pond next to it with a bridge, and a big willow-like tree. 

Also, I just recently got my enhanced license, so I'm hoping for a trip into Canada sometime soon! I'm pretty excited. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Getting a bit behind.

There's a reason for it though! And it's maybe one of the hardest things I have done in my life. 

Job applications. ;  _ ; Needless to say, besides a resume, I haven't really done anything job-wise besides working for my mom's friends. So wish me luck in getting a job, please. I think I am really going to need it.

And this means that I still have a few letters to respond to. Tári, I'm sorry, yours still isn't done.

But, as a few of you may know, I went to Olympia on Monday (Washington's capitol), and I have a few pictures to share! (This is the end of the penpal related post, if you're not curious, then that's it! :D )
 The building itself (well, the main part with all the main offices and such)
 Washington state seal.
 Inside of the lobby.
 Detail on one of the front doors. It's made of brass, I believe. There's more pictures later on.
 The room where they vote on bills. Our representative offered to give us a shout out if we decided to watch. Unfortunately, we had to go.
There's a page system, where you get to help out in the state building. Unfortunately, I miss the age limit by one year! D:
 A statue of George Washington. The reason his nose is discolored is because the pages and interns rub it for good luck. I got to rub it as well. I hope the luck lasts!
 Inside one of the offices, they have an awesome display of stuff. I can't remember the time period, though.

 Washington's constitution.
 A time capsul! I'll probably die before they open it, though. ): A depressing thought.
 A farther out view.
 More images on the door. I wanted to take one home, haha. They're very pretty.

 You can't see it very well in the picture, but it's names that when looked at right, make 3 soldiers. It's everyone from Washington who died in WWII.

Another view of the building.

So yeah, it was a really fun trip. We were all really tired though, because we had to be at about 4:30, so I didn't go to sleep the night before. It was not a good idea.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

What a wonderful day~

I got something in the mail! The mail lady came while I was Skyping (and supposed to be cleaning my house. Oops. ;D), so I sat on my couch and stalked my window until she finally pulled away from the mailboxes! My dog thought there was something interesting out there, so at least I wasn't the only one staring...
So then I threw on a pair of my step dads old sandals (and damn does he have big feet!) to clomp my way out to the mail box~ I grabbed everything in there, and then tracked mud all over the nice clean kitchen floor. D:
But lo and behold! A letter!

The first one from my new penpal in France. : D
I was so excited to receive this! She's such a sweet person! 
The paper is adorable! We both share a love of  "The Aristocats" I had to sit and "awww!" when I first saw the paper. It's just too cute! :D She also sent me a post card as well, and it is very pretty. So I'm working on a reply to this~
Ah! I didn't realize it, but the postcard is blocking the cute penguin on the envelope! D: Sad!
And this week's outgoing mail (so far)

Letters to Tiina and Shelby. Both were sent out a little bit ago, so they should probably get to their destinations soon!

And today I finally discovered a way to be able to write on unlined paper without having crooked lines!
I taped lined paper to my folder that holds all my stationery. >:D This only works with papers that are very light, but since the ones that I am currently using are just so, it's not a problem! I don't know what I will do once I get some that are too thick for this! D: And it took me this long to figure this idea out... Yeah, I'm not the brightest crayon in the box. XD'

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I went to the library today...

Well, I go almost every day. But today I decided to finally get a new card. And the quote is awesome.
"When I got my library card, that was when my life began"
And I have a few new books to read. I'm currently reading "Between the Sea and Sky". Besides the fact that the author's writing seems to be really simplistic, I love this book so far. I'm only half way through, but I am in love with the characters Esmerine and Alender!  And the mermaids/sirens in the book, and the winged people~ I'm not going to say too much since I haven't finished, but I am loving this book so far! Mmm~
I'll try to write a review when I finish or something. :'D

 Nothing new in the mail, unfortunately.Well, I don't know. My mom left without checking the mail or leaving the key. So I have to wait until she gets back from the Realtor.

 But my life did get a bit more interesting. My grandfather invited me to come hang out with him on the weekends and to bring my siblings, and on our first day out there, we did the most amazing thing!

I drove a horse carriage!

It took us a long time, and we only did it around his farm, but it was so much fun!

This is the horse. :D His name is Midnight.

He is so much fun to brush. I felt like I could sit there and brush him forever. And he is so pretty! I believe that he used to be a show horse, before my grandpa stopped showing. And he is really sweet, even if he has a bit of an attitude when he is hungry. :'D
It was really hard to put all this gear on. It was very confusing to figure out what everything was. D:

And then we all hung out with my grandfather and made burgers and ate dried fruit. And made plans for this Sunday.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I deleted my introduction post.

Hello, I guess. I'm Destiny, and I am 17, and reside in the USA. Washington, to be more specific. And when I say Washington, I mean the state, not Washington. D.C. There is a difference! They are not the same place at all!
I'm also (quite a bit of) a ditz. I always forget, misplace, or lose things. It's quite sad. And the fact that my room is filled with useless stuff and half finished crafts doesn't help a bit when it comes to finding things.

I can't remember what I put in the last post, so I hope I don't miss anything important!

I am absolutely in love with snail mailing. It's an absolutely amazing past time, and I am surprised that not many more people do it. Really surprised. But I have met some of the most amazing people from this, and I am so glad that I started. They all have, and will always have, a special place in my heart.
And this blog. XD I'm sure that I will post a lot about them. And snail mail in general. But there will be other things I post on here about!

Such as, cosplay!

This one wont appear as often as snail mail will, because I don't cosplay very often. It's usually only when my friends come over and force me into it. It's not that I don't like it, but because I am very self conscious. My friends, on the other hand, are the kind of people who will willingly walk around Walmart in a banana suit. Which one of them happens to own, and has probably done.
I don't know why, either.

And, there is also crafts.
I can't get too specific on this one, because all kinds of crafts interest me. I crochet (and want to learn to knit), make bracelets, do origami, draw, paint, do paper crafts. There's a whole list. Usually I stumble upon something and then, if I decide that I like it, I will continue to do it.

I think that's most of what I covered. And if I remember anything else, then I will be sure to mention it somehow.

Today in the mail, I got...

A post card!
For some reason, it wont let me upload it the correct way...

It's from the UK (England), and it is my first ever postcard received from Postcrossing! I have 5 more that are 'traveling', but I wont receive another one for some time. But this is still so exciting! My wall will one day be filled with postcards!
My wall so far. :D It's a really dark picture, though.
Most of them are from the same person. <3