Let's sit down and just talk

It's so crazy. We're already on the last day of September. And guess what? I haven't even done like one fall or September post. Which is really rather silly, as September is like one of my most favorite months and fall is definitely my fave. (Followed closely by winter. Then spring. Then summer.)  It's so crazy. This month has been crazy. I feel just about like a chicken running around with its head cut off. (Never seen it? Believe me, it actually happens.)

One good thing is, I finally got my design up. How'd I do? OK, if you hate it, you really don't have to tell me... (I might start crying. JK Actually, I might make a sad face at the computer. Yeah. Yeah.)

There's so many things I love about fall--the fresh, crisp air, the scarves, the boots, the clear blue skies and the fall storms... Fall holds so much for me, too. There's back to school. (Which, admittedly, isn't my favorite.) There's seeing friends. There's going back into old routines that we just thought about briefly during the hot summer months. There's things like choir and bell choir and parades and football games and volleyball games and all of this just comes back and hits me with force. And I love it.

I've been a rather crazy reader of late. No, really. Usually I read a lot more then I have been, like ever since summer started. But I'm getting back into the reading habit. I think most of it is that most books I pick up these days, it seems, have bad stuff in them that I don't want in my brain. (I think that's part of the reason I like writing my own books so much.) So that's why I grabbed a couple of already read books and decided that I would probably be in the kid's section for the rest of my life. Oh well. At least sometimes they have cute little drawings... (Like Tumtum and Nutmeg.)

I'm been thinking about several posts for the last few days, but I really haven't had any time, it seems. (What time I did have, I was using for my goal of finishing this blog design yesterday. So, yeah.) But don't worry. I'm sure I'll get them out there soon. Thanks so much for everybody for sticking with me.

My dad's doing actually pretty good right now. He's not in any pain (at least, his back's not hurting anymore) and he seems back to "normal." That's the good part. The bad part, is that his surgery, which had been on Wednesday (I believe it was) before, not just got postponed until three months. Please just keep on praying for us. The news kind of hit him really hard--he just wanted to get rid of the cancer and be done with it. It would be mean so much. <3 (And please pray for my mom and the rest of my family, too. It hits us hard, and all in different ways.)

I realized that I haven't told you guys very much about my torn ACL lately. (This happened way back in March. The ACL is in the knee. Apparently I don't have one anymore in my left knee.) Well, I don't know if I've said this, but I'm able to walk normally and comfortably without the brace now. I still need the brace for things like running and volleyball and stuff, but otherwise I can just walk without it. I'm doing running/jogging for thirty minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and then I have balance exercises on Tuesday and Thursday. Saturday and Sunday are off. (Hallelujah!) But, yeah, otherwise it's pretty good.

And, yes, I'm going to be changing my pinterest username to beahero. Thanks so much to everybody that voted! You know, it's kind of strange--usually I always reply to comments. Well, I'm hoping to reply soon, but it seems like I'm always trying to get something else done that I end up not replying to them, unless they have a specific question or something. =P I'll try to reply really soon! I love reading your comments. They always make me smile and warm my heart. I've been loving all of your comments so much. Thank you so much for making my day, each and every day. <3

Well, this definitely ended up being a longer post then I had planned. (Like... a lot longer.) But I guess it's good. I can finally get out what I've been wanting to get out.

Thanks so much to everybody who's been praying for me and my family. God is working through you in amazing ways. <3

Be a hero,

P.S. I left the two verses from last week for this week because 1) they're two, so it's kind of like it can get spread out, 2) they're amazingly awesome verses which I hope you've read at least once, and 3) I didn't have time to change them, so it's all worked out. :) God bless you guys. <3


  1. Oh.my.goodness! Love your new designee to death!!!! :)

  2. Yeah, I agree with you completely on being in the kids section for forever. lol Sadly a lot of the books there are not to good any more either. :-(

  3. Hey Storyteller,

    :D wow haven't commented on here in awhile sorry about that I haven't commented as often as I would have liked but you know how crazy life gets :)
    your new look is probably my favorite since the one you had when I first saw your blog...it gave me the same feeling of excitement and a longing for more fresh fall air. It feels very professional but with enough of that other look that I just had to stop and admire it before going in and reading the post. I've been missing posts like this where you just talk almost as if we're face on having a conversation and I can totally agree with the not having enough time to just sit down and read a book, that's why I love fall a season where we can just take a break from all the craziness of Summer. Also like you I've been getting back into my reading so fast you'd think I'd never stopped. I'm reading the Ranger's Apprentice series...IT'S SO AWESOME! I just finished the first book and can't wait to dig into the second...you know it was kind of funny at the library they must have thought I was crazy coming up to them with such a pile of books....and I'm going to admit I checked out all but two...actually thinking that by leaving out just those two I was going easy...yeah I think I checked out 9 books altogether (not all of them were the Ranger's Apprentice books) I just really love reading...I wanted to check out so much more..because you really never know when you'll get another chance to come in and get more.

    Another thing I've discovered is I really like adding these--> (....)

    Anyways I was wondering could you make a fall header and button for me, it would mean a lot if you don't have time that's okay but if you do it would be absolutely awesome!

    Your Friend

    1. Yeah, I know, life can seriously be crazy sometimes! :) Thanks so much. Really? Wow, um, I actually like writing these posts the most because, believe it or not, it's like I'm just being myself and talking. :D I really liked the Ranger's Apprentice series, but I stopped reading them at like the seventh book because there was this one horrible bad word they kept on saying and it was annoying me way too much...

      Yeah, those are fun to add! :)

      Oh yeah, sure! :) I'll post a link to them in my next post for you. ;)

  4. Wow! I love your design! How do you do stuff like that?!?

    1. Thanks, Claire!! :) Um, I don't know? :)

  5. WOAH. This design. It's so amazing. <3 You're right about Autumn. * breathes deeply * And going back to school...bleh. I'm so happy your leg is better!


    1. Thanks so much, Jessie. <3 Means a lot, friend. :)

  6. Wow! This design is awesome!!! I just had to stop and admire it for a while before going on to read the post. The design is just... wow!

  7. Hello! Where did you get your awesome template? I've been looking everywhere for free blogger templates, but with no success!

    Thanks for your time!



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