Saturday, November 18, 2017

100 Questions Part 3

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer. I never got my portrait taken.

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy? Some of them are, others I enjoy.

53. Is Christmas stressful? No, Christmas is the best time of the year, and not a bit stressful.

54. Ever eat a pierogi? I don't think I have.

55. Favorite type of fruit pie? I really like cheery and peach, but apple is very good as well.

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? I had always wanted to be a teacher after I read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, I don't anymore now though.

57. Do you believe in ghosts? No.

58. Ever had a Deja-vu feeling? Yes, I have.

59. Do you take a vitamin daily? Yes, it isn't fun, but I do.

60. Do you wear slippers? I used to, I don't anymore.

61. Do you were a bath robe? No.

62. What do you wear to bed? Pajamas and a long night shirt.

63. What was your first concert? I have never been to a concert.

64. Walmart, Target, or Kmart? Walmart.

65. Nike or Adidas? Neither.

66. Cheetos or Fritos? Fritos.

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? Sunflower seeds, I'm not that big on nuts.

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? No, I haven't.

69. Ever take dance lessons? I have taken a dance class at our homeschool group before if that counts. I love dance, and I would love to take a real dance lesson some day.

70. Is there a profession you picture your spouse doing? I am young, and not married, so no.

71. Can you curl your tongue? Yes.

72. Ever won a spelling bee? I have never been in a spelling bee, so no.

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? Yes, the best kinds of tears ever.

74. Own any record albums? No.

75. Own a record player? Nope.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

100 Questions Part 2

26. What movies could you watch over and over again and still love? I could watch Eloise, and Dick Van Dyke.

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you? I am still young and I haven't kissed anybody except my parents, and I want it to stay that way until my wedding.

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout? No I wasn't.

29. Candles, what is your favorite scent? I love my Plumeria one, I also love Apple Pie, and many more I can't think of at the moment.

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? Oh dear, about a month ago, I should probably write another one.

31. Can you change the oil on a car? No I haven't, and it doesn't seem like something I would ever want to do.

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket? I don't even have my drivers license yet, so no I haven't.

33. Ever ran out of gas? No ... see previous answer.

34. What's your favorite kind of sandwich? A BLT.

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast. The best thing to eat for breakfast is the stuff I eat for Christmas breakfast, so multiple things that I don't have very often.

36. What is your usual bedtime? Piper and I have been trying to go to bed at 9:30, but it always ends up to be 10:00, which is odd because we don't read that late!

37. Are you lazy? If I don't have too much school to do that keeps me occupied most of the day, I would like to say no.

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? Me, I have always wanted to dress up as myself.

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign? I have not the slightest clue.

40. How many languages can you speak? I can speak English, some Amish, and I am studying Spanish, Piper and I will be studying Irish after we perfect our choice languages.

41. Do you have magazine subscriptions? Nope.

42. Which are better: legos or lincoln logs? Legos.

43. Are you stubborn? If I want to be.

44. Who is better: Leno or Letterman? I have no clue, I haven't heard of either of them.

45. Ever watch soap operas? Hmm, they sound like overly clean people doing opera! No.

46. Are you afraid of heights? No, as long as it is perfectly safe.

47. Do you sing in the car? I have already, I mostly hum though.

48. Do you sing in the shower? Considering my sister has already questioned what song I was singing, yes I have.

49. Do you dance in the car? I have in the back seat with Piper before, it was fun.

50. Ever used a gun? No I haven't, the idea of even holding a loaded gun scares me very much.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

100 Questions ~ Part 1

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? I sleep with them closed, weirdly enough it makes me feel cozy and safe.

2. Do you take shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels? I don't go to hotels much, and I don't recall ever taking shampoo or conditioner bottles when I have been to them.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Out, I feel like I can't mover properly if they are tucked in.

4. Have you stolen a street sign before? I haven't, and what would you even use them for?

5. Do you like to use post-it notes? Yes I love them, I have always wanted to have at least one drawer full of them, that day has sadly enough still not come.

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? I like to cut out coupons when I'm bored, I then give them to my mother, but unfortunately we normally don't use them much.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees? Considering I have already been attacked by a swarm of hornets, I'll take the bees even though I am scared of them. I have more of a chance to escape from them then a bear.

8. Do you have freckles? Yes I do, one time I tried to count just how many I have on my nose, I think it was 81, I won't even attempt to count the total number I have.

9. Do you always smile for pictures? I do unless I don't know people are taking pictures of me, or unless I'm being told not to.

10. What is your biggest pet peeve? Oh dear, I have a few I can't really choose one. Sentences without r's, uneven numbers (three is an exception) bad grammar, and ponytails when the hairband is slipping out.

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? Actually as odd as it is I do very often, not for long though.

12. What is your favorite thing to cook? Instead of cooking I shall answer it with baking, and that would be apple goodie. 

13. If you were planning a meal for a special someone, what would it be? It all depends on what he or she likes to eat, perhaps a lovely lasagna, and a seven layer salad, for desert, perhaps a special goodie, or pie.

14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing? If nobody's around than I do it almost everyday.

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils? I have when I was younger, but it's gross to me now and I wouldn't even want to think of it..

16. How many hours have you slept last night? I think 8.

17. What size is your bed? Full.

18. What is your song of the week? Havana, I regrettably detest this song, but I hear it's going through my head.

19. Is it OK for guys to wear pink? Sure, I don't see anything wrong with it. I wear blue, why can't they wear pink?

20. Do you still watch cartoons? Yes, my little brother and I like sitting together on a couch watching cartoons once in a while.

21. What is your least favorite movie? I cannot stand some Hallmark movies.

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? By our chicken coop or in our woods.

23. What do you drink with your dinner? Water.

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Sour cream.

25. What is your favorite food? I really don't know, I really enjoy peanut butter toast with ice-cream on it.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hodgepodge on Wednesday

From this Side of the Pond

 
1.  Have you ever spent time on a farm? Tell us a little bit about it. Have you ever grown your own pumpkin? Been on a hayride? Driven a tractor? Milked a cow?

I have ridden a tractor before which was a lot of fun to do, but I haven't done any of the others, and I have no desire to milk a cow, it is "udderly" disgusting to me.

2. What's something younger you would like about you now?

Younger me would be pleased to know that I am able to finally do the Y-scale after all the years of trying and failing.

3. What are three things you'd like to do more often? Three things you'd like to do less often?

I would like to have more Bible studies, time to plan out holidays and gifts, and read books. The things I would like to do less often are slumping, talking too quickly when I am excited, and Pre-Algebra. 

4. What's on your nachos?

Well, if I liked nachos ... cheese, and chili beans, I am not that fond of other toppings.

5. What's the most random thing in your purse or wallet? Does it need to stay there?

Homemade invitations, I would like them to stay there, mostly because they are pretty, and because I like random objects in my purse.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Thinking about going downstairs at midnight, turning on my keyboard, have the volume turned up very loudly, wear something long, flow-y and elegant, and play an epic song on it would be fun, though my family wouldn't be overly appreciative of it, I fear.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond
 
1. We've reached edition number 315 here in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. So tell us, what were you doing at 3:15 yesterday? Is that typical? On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high) what's your energy level usually like at 3:15 PM?

I was on the living room couch copying my diary because all the pages have been falling out, it has been very typical to work on copying it every afternoon since there are so many entries. Copying my diary normally wears me out so I don't have much energy to spare to do anything else.

2. A frisbee, a tantrum, a towel, a party, a punch, or a curveball...which have you most recently thrown or had thrown at/for you? Elaborate.

A towel, Piper had thrown a towel at me yesterday to put away after we folded a batch of laundry.

3. What are three things that would help you right now. Tell us how or why.

Socks, chocolate, and music, socks because it is very cold right now, chocolate, because I'm really hungry and it sounds good, and music to cheer me up on this drab cold day.

4. Do you think you're strong? Why or why not? What makes you strong?

I can be strong in a few different ways, like willpower (keeping myself from eating Piper's cookie)

I've been told I'm freakishly strong physically, but there are still things I can't lift, so until then I won't call myself that.

5. Do you enjoy reading historical fiction? What's your favorite book set sometime in the past?

Yes, I love reading historical fiction books. What used to be my favorite books set in the past were Little House on the Prairie series and Life with Lily series, I still enjoy reading them.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

School is starting really soon for us, and I am hoping the weather will warm up some more so I can live up the last few days of summer break while I still have the chance.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Rainy Day Activities

    Last week on a rainy day I was quite un-entertained with most of the books in the house. Everything I considered reading sounded boring. Nothing else seemed to catch my attention either, so I often found myself digging through my craft drawer trying to find something to do and I came across a catalog that had pictures of people on almost every single page, so I decided to indulge in one of my favorite childhood activities once again, take out my markers and deface them all. It felt like the perfect little thing to do on such a rainy day.

 
     Amazing how different she looks with some blush, a bad hair dye job, reshaped eyebrows and a missing tooth.

 
    Poor Penny had no idea when she modeled for the catalog that she would be providing me with so much fun and amusement as I did a before and after on her face.


     I have found it very enjoyable to deface every single person in the catalog, and have considered making it more of a hobby rather then just something to do when it is too wet to go outside. There's something strangely satisfying about it and I really can't recommend it enough.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Playing Piano

  Last Christmas was the most wonderful Christmas that I ever had. Mum and Dad had given me what I had wanted for the longest time, my very own keyboard. The air filled with my squeal of delight when I tore open the wrapping paper and realized what it was.
  But then Mum told me she had also signed me up to take piano lessons. I wasn't too sure if I would like that, in fact I was horrified. As much as I had always wanted to play a piano, I had never really thought of the lessons it would take to be able to play it.
   We had no idea where my piano teacher lived but, she gave Mum directions, and told us to enter her house through the French doors at the front. I immediately had lovely visions of a grand house, and even though the thought of piano lessons scared me I was looking forward to sweeping regally through those French doors.
   We had a bit of a problem finding her house the first time, and arrived five minutes late, which was nerve wracking because we always try to be on time or a few minutes early where ever we go.
  Her house was nothing like I had imagined, and I was kind of disappointed by her French doors, they were just two normal doors put together. She opened the door, and I don't know how I managed to get to the chair she requested me to sit on, I felt like I had jelly legs.
  Her piano was gorgeous though it was brown and big, the keys were very satisfying to play, and the sound was beautiful.
  I have learned a lot, and by now I'm thrilled that my mother had signed me up. Playing piano has become my passion, I have been picking out songs and getting requests from my family and best of all, I get to play a song on the piano at our homeschool group's end of the year variety show in a few weeks.