Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I Got Candy!!

Well my friends! It's official! It is the beginning of Lent... Ash Wednesday! The day I give up all sweets, candies, chocolate... all the above (including juice) for forty days!! This was a fun, interesting holiday that I knew nothing about until I came to Michigan! Oh and I guess technically it is like forty-six days because I think they don't include Sunday or something like that. The morning of Easter I will allow myself candy... lets see how I do!!

Now some updates on my life...

Yesterday, February 16th, 2010, I received my first speeding ticket! The police officer was very nice and only wrote it over for 5mph instead of the actual 21mph... I know:) I thought wow he really saved me a bunch of money! Unfortunately no... the ticket is $120. Had he of written it for 21mph the price doesn't increase all the much. I am sure the points do though so I am grateful! In Utah you can do driving school instead of paying or to have the points taken off your record. Anyone know if you can do this in Michigan??

This semester is going well. I am back to playing my viola again (JOY TO THE WORLD!) This is very exciting since it has now been four months since I injured my hands. The problem has said to be linked to arthritis, tendinitis, and a possible stress fracture... we never really pinpointed which it was, but my pain was gone and that is all that matter. I had a busy playing week this week playing in church and a lesson with orchestra on Monday so my hands aren't feeling their best (typing isn't really recommended either actually) right now, but I know Heavenly Father will prepare a way for me to finish school on time!!

Helaman says I look angry... he is totally right!! Maybe this is why I have very few other action shots of me and my viola?? People are too scared to take a picture? So I thought I'd add a happy (old, and totally posed) picture of me and my viola from when I was like 13 or 14... ahh so young:)

Spring break is in t minus 9 DAYS!!! YEAH!!! I get to come home thanks to my Dad's skymiles (thank you!) without them and with my recent ticket... paying for a ticket home would have been impossible!! I am going to hang with the fam and RELAX!!! It will be much needed break/recoup to finish out my JUNIOR YEAR of college! COMPLETELY CRAZY! Only one year left and I will be Bachelor of Viola Performance Erin:) nice title right?

I am taking spanish and my upper level theory this semester. I LOVE spanish:) I really enjoy speaking it and learning how to speak it properly. Our recent learning include the imperfect tense that I don't completely understand the point of... any suggestions? My theory class is good... a little boring but we are learning about atonal music (which I love) so that is fun!

Well, happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Happy snow day to my Michigander friends, Happy Valentines Day, Happy Presidents Day, and Happy Lent:)

Con Amor (my new favorite phrase in spanish! So much more exciting than the english version...with love=LAME!)


  1. I'm almost positive we don't have driving school in Michigan, unless I've just never heard of it. Sorry! And sorry about your ticket you wild woman, you!

    Good luck giving up candy - you're a stronger person than I.

    Oh, and I think both pictures of you are really cute!

  2. The best I was ever able to do was to give up chocolate (not candy in general) for Lent - so hard! But I did it, and it was a surprisingly rewarding experience. Good luck to you!

  3. 0_0 you already started the lent??? i just had cookies last night at the insititute.... T.T You can do it, Erin!! YAY!

    Utah, im coming!!!! LOL (not spring break though...T.T) Bring my love to your mom~~~ :D

  4. you posted!!! It's about time! Sounds like school is going good! I'm glad your hands are feeling better.. I miss you and wish I could see you!! Love ya and have an amazing spring break!

  5. Erin.. You have the cutest blog ever!.. and i am so glad you only got a ticket for 5mph over.. AHHH tickets are the worst. I would love to see you when you come in town for spring break. I miss your adorable face. loves, xoxo

  6. I am also learning about Lent! Here in Jerusalem we have been participating in the Lent rituals and I got to go to a Catholic Mass on the first Sunday of Lent. Good for you for giving something up though, I don't think I could do that!