Archive for July, 2011

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep…

                                                                  You are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace…

                                                         You are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness…

                         You are more blessed than the millions who will not survive this week…

If you have never experienced the danger of battle,  the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation…

                                                You are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death…

                                     You are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If your parents have a good relationship, are still alive and still married..

                                                               You are very rare.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful…

                               You are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder…

                            You are blessed because you can offer a healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you and furthermore.

You are more blessed than over the two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

I found a paper in our house with this on it and I wanted to share all of it with you guys, because it makes you think about how blessed you are.  And you think twice about complaining and looking at your life and saying how unlucky you are. I’m not really sure who this was written by but I do give credit who discovered how amazingly blessed they are. I was working on finding these pictures for a while so it took about a week to get everything in order to do this.

Thanks for reading.


Alicia Dunk


i did it again =(


Sorry about being gone so long, it’s funny how I just put out that post about me not procrastinating anymore then I leave for a week. =) Sorry. Anyway I went to camp Joy El (in PA) for five days. (17th-22nd) I had a blast! I made a lot of friends and it was a lot of fun. And I’m sorry I didn’t have time to post something to tell you where or when I was going so sorry. Again…

Anyhoo! So I got on my blog yesterday and now I have 21 views!!!! I’m so happy and thank you for reading, even though I’ve probably been boring you I still thank you. Anyway, my last swim meet was on Saturday. (23rd) It was very tiring. I got disqualified in the breaststroke. =( for the second time. That’s actually really sad I’ve only swam the breaststroke three times in a meet, and only once I haven’t been disqualified.

If you want to know more about the camp I went to, it’s a great christian camp, here’s the link:

It’s a lot of fun and a great way to get connected with god.  Well I don’t have a lot to say so have a great day bye!

Thanks for reading!!


Alicia Dunk =)


I’m very sorry that I haven’t written in a little while. I would say I’ve been busy, or that I haven’t had time but that would be a lie. Yes, I have been a little busy but I’ve had plenty of time to post. So I’m sorry. I’m a procrastinatior, I know it’s a bad thing


I’m trying to improve. =)

     Anyway,  I had a swim meet on Saturday. It was a lot of fun I almost got first place in the back-stroke but two people beat me by about 3-5 milliseconds. And I also got disqualified on my breast-stoke. =( My goal for my next swim meet is not to get DQ.

     So for my birthday I usually get $10 from my grandma Amy. But this year I didn’t get anything in the mail. I just gave up until my mom called me upstairs and said she had another birthday present for me. When I went on a family reunion/vacation/eightieth birthday for my grandma my grandma gave my mom something to give me for my birthday. Anyway, it was a 1970 bone glass tea-cup and plate. It’s from England and had July on the inside of the cup with flowers on the cup and the plate. Its beautiful and I also got $10 from her. So here I am procrastinating. I have to write my grandmother a tank you note.

      Yesterday I had lots of fun with my mom. We went shopping everywhere! We went to 3 clothes stores, Joanns, ACMoore, Wal-Mart, Sams club and Chick fille’. Chick fille was HEAVEN! I spent my $50 dollars that my brother gave me on 3 scrapbooks, scrapbook stickers, 2 $10 iTunes gift cards and I have $5 left over. I love spending money when I know I can, don’t you? Well I better not procrastinate any longer so goodbye!

Thanks for reading!!


Alicia Dunk


July 7th 2011 Thursday


Yesterday was my birthday, I had a great time. I got lots of stuff and my blog birthday wish almost came true. I was one view away! =( Oh well, 12 views is better than nothing right?

I am going to try how to figure how to upload pictures and stuff from my birthday. So you will see some pictures soon. Just in case you wanted to see a picture here’s one:

There, you happy? Well you should be because ice cream makes people happy! So be happy! (Just kidding =)

I just found this on the internet and I thought it was really cool. Here is the address where I got it from:

Well my mom is going to work again today so now I get to stay home and play with all my new presents. YAY! Well Thanks for reading!


Alicia Dunk (now 13 years old! =)

My brithday!!


     This morning I had to wake up at 6:00am and when I was in the bathroom getting ready for swim practice I actually realized it was my birthday! Another girl on my swim team had her birthday today and we both got a happy birthday sung to us. That was embarrassing…Anyway! Lots of swimming, at practice, when me and my mom got home I cleaned the kitchen and watched a movie.

     I decided to work out today so I can eat extra cake =) Just kidding. So here I am. going around the internet looking on all my accounts to see if I have a happy birthday card or something. Well I will post later about what I got and maybe with some funny pictures. Well happy birthday to me and everyone else who might have their birthday today (July 6th)

Thanks for reading!!


Alicia Dunk =)


     This morning I checked my e-mail and I had a comment!! I also had 11 views total! I’m so excited. two more views and I’ll get my wish.

     One of the hardest thing in summer is trying to convince yourself your day wasn’t a complete waste.( At least for me, it might be easier for people who go to work everyday) Most kids love summer and doing nothing. Me, well I’m not most kids, I can’t sit around for hours not doing anything.

    One: My mom would get mad.

    Two: It’s just not possible for me.

     So everyday I get up, eat breakfast and then try to decide what to do. I decided that exercise can kill about 2 hours. So everyday I deiced I’m going to exercise.( Also i need to stay in shape for sports and I’m not skinny as a toothpick) Still there’s about 15 more hours to decide what to do with. So here I am…bored. My mom left for work about a half an hour ago and now it’s just me, my brother, and my 3 cats.

     Tomorrow is my birthday, I can’t wait. So now I’m left to clean the house by myself. Since my brother is pretty lazy. (no offense intended.) I can’t expect much help from him.

This morning I finished one of the best books I’ve ever read its called The Nick of Time by Tim Downs. And its a really great book. I urge you all to read it.

     Good news, all of the fleas are gone. *whew* And my cat Evie is fully recovered and no longer has rashes and is back to her normal self.

     Well there isn’t much to say because its only  2:00pm.

Thanks for reading!


Alicia Dunk =)

July 4th 2011


     Good news! I had 5 views today! I was sorta getting discouraged because I didn’t have that many views. But, these new 5 views makes my day. I had no Swim meet on Saturday but I went to go see the Green Lantern with my sister Beca for my birthday. It was an awesome movie. We got ice cream afterward. Which I pretty much got all over me. =) Maggie-moos is where we ate, they have some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had.

     Lately it has been loud in our neighborhood. You see we live out in the country and about a half an acre is between the houses so it’s not completely a neighborhood. Anyway, lots of fireworks have been going off. Especially at night, which is starting to get annoying.  I love Independence day and everything but, I’m just glad it’s almost over. =P

     Like I said earlier I went to go see the Green Lantern with my sister for my birthday. And another fun fact about me is that when I see a new movie and I really like it I usually look up the starring actor or actress. And for about the next month I’ll watch a ton of stuff that the actor or actress has been in. So I looked up Ryan Reynolds. (one of my fave actors.) And I found an old show he was in, called Two guys a girl and a pizza place. And its hilarious! Here’s the link to the first episode:

 I’m sorry it’s not the best picture ever but this was the best one I could find… and you’re welcome. =)

     My birthday is this Wednesday and I can’t wait! My mom let me open a small present today, it was a cross stitch kit. And for my birthday I was hoping since I’m turning the big 13, that I would have 13 or more views. It would mean so much to me. So if you guys could tell others and stuff that would be so great.

Well Thanks for reading!


Alicia Dunk =)

Bad day by 10:30?

Hi everyone!

     I’m trying to decide if this is a really bad day but it isn’t even lunchtime yet. 3 bad things have happened this morning and its only 10:30!

     1: when I got up my mom told me that our van’s battery died. My mom and my brother went to buy a new one which cost over $100.

     2: My dad works at Bechtel and they decided to move their company to another state! So either he has to commute forever to get to work or we have to move or something even worse.

     3: I let my cat Evie outside this morning with my cat Pepper. Evie is a mane-coon cat and she has a lot of fur and she doesn’t like being outside because she’s afraid of EVERYTHING and she gets too hot. So I let them outside and then I went to do something else. But I forgot they were outside, but I remembered about an hour later. I called outside for Evie and she jumped out of the bushes, my cat Pepper went crazy and she attacked Evie. She followed her inside and starting growling and wouldn’t stop. So now she is down here in our basement with me.

Yesterday we found a flea on my cat Evie, she had bites all over her and she had a rash on her stomach so we had to buy flea stuff. =( my poor baby. Here’s a tip on cat care, when you have 3 cats you can’t just treat one cat for fleas, you have to treat all three because the flea will jump to another cat.So we ended up buying $100 worth of flea and tic stuff. Yes, we could have bought something cheaper but we tried that once and one of our cats started running around and having seizures. (she’s ok though). So yeah its been a little crazy =) Today my mom has to leave for work around 12:00. So it’s just gonna be me and my brother. Hopefully nothing else bad or expensive will happen. Maybe you guys can comment on a really bad day you might have had once.

Thanks for reading!


Alicia Dunk ~ Below: My cat Evie. Above: My cat Pepper.