Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Well, I figured I'd post some more pictures.

I have discovered that my favorite game on Wii Fit is Penguin Slide. :) I even figured out how to catch red fish (even if I only caught one :). I'm not quite sure why, but I absolutely adore penguins. :)

P.S. If anyone knows of a good clean site where I can find buttons for my sidebar, please let me know. As some of you can tell, I love buttons. :) But it's hard to find good sites, as you may well know. Anyway, I'd really appreciate it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Well, I didn't have to disect anything yesterday. YAY! :) The friend that does the experiments with us got the flu. :(

We played frisbee today and had a very fun time. I wasn't going to play, but then I changed my mind. I'm glad I did. :)

Last night we decided we wanted something to do, so we went to Blockbuster to get a movie. Jo walked up to the counter and asked the guy if he could tell us where we'd find 'Penelope'. The guy looked at us funny and asked "Is that with an E or an I?". Not sure where the guy would have put the I, Jo said "Umm...an E." The guy typed it into his computer and said "We don't carry that movie." Jo was confused. We knew they had it, we just didn't know where it was. "Oh.". A second guy had just finished taking care of a customer, so the first guy asked him "How do you spell 'Penelope'?". The second guy got the funniest look on his face and said "P E N E L O P E" slowly and then, even slower, said "Pe-ne-lo-pe". I was trying so hard not to laugh as the first guy typed it into the computer. All of a sudden he went "Oh, we do have it!". :) He was kind enough to run get it for us and we enjoyed our movie night. Although the moviemakers should have thought of a way to do it without the witch. :( But, witches and some swearing aside, it was pretty good. And boy did that writer have a good sense of humor. :)

I'll leave you with a picture. :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy...

Well, our house is now relatively empty. It all started way back in January...

January 28th a friend of Mom's and two speakers came into town. We had the Mother/Daughter thing that weekend and on Saturday the speakers went home and another friend of ours came over for the night. The next Monday (the 1st of February) my grandpa and great aunt came. The next day Mom's friend left. On the 12th my uncle and aunt and two cousins came. And Sunday morning all of our company went home (grandpa, great aunt, uncle, aunt, and cousins). I really enjoyed the time I got to spend with them all. But just because our guests went home doesn't mean life slowed down any. It just got faster. On Sunday night we went to the new Bible Study they're doing at church. And since Monday I've done three modules of biology, finished a history book, and did eight pages in my handwriting book. Tomorrow is a sewing day. And on Friday I have a lot of experiments to do, including disecting an earthworm. Yuck.

I'm still practicing my two strings every day. I've been crocheting a lot. I'm still working on the fifth chapter of my book. Not much else is happening around here.

And for those of you who like pictures:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

So, here's five thousand words for you. (at the rate blogger uploads pictures, it almost would have been quicker to just type the five thousand words. :) Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Book Quiz

Okay, here we go. You can be tagged if you want to be. It's really fun to do. Even though I've read hundreds and hundreds of books, I had trouble remembering the titles of 30. But once I found the titles, I remembered what the story was. At least I have that much. :) If you do decide you'd like to do it, please leave a comment; I'd love to see how you answer. Enjoy!

Top 3 authors:
1. Elizabeth George Speare
2. Lois Walfred Johnson
3. Greg Kincaid

Top 3 male characters:
1. Nat
2. Blake
3. Michael

Top 3 female characters:
1. Kit
2. Joanna
3. Carrie

Top 30 fiction books in no particular order:
1. The Witch of Blackbird Pond
2. The Sign of the Beaver
3. Calico Captive
4. The Hidden Treasure of Glaston
5. To Have and to Hold
6. Bear and Forbear
7. All Things Bright and Beautiful
8. All Creatures Great and Small
9. All Things Wise and Wonderful
10. The Lord God Made Them All
11. Augustine Came to Kent
12. The Hawk that Dare Not Hunt by Day
13. A Dog Named Christmas
14. Treasure Island
15.Where the Red Fern Grows
16. Not My Will
17. Heidi
18. Secret Garden
19.Little Princess
20. The Black Arrow
21. Sherlock Holmes
22. I, Houdini
23. Follow My Leader
24. Swiss Family Robinson
25. Within the Palace Gates
26. Little House on the Prairie
27. Scout: The Secret of the Swamp
28. Ink on His Fingers
29. Cabin on the Prairie
30. Cabin in the North Woods

Top 3 books most recently read:
1. The Endless Steppe (almost done)
2. The Adventures of Happy Jack (Mom is still reading it to me)
3. Hilma (Jo is still reading it to me)

Worst 3 books ever read:
1. Saga America (it's not bad, it's just a real dragger)
2. The Cat Who Went Underground
3. Christianity and the Celts (I didn't finish it it was so blah)

Top 5 scenes from any books:
1. When Nat rescues Kit
2. When Mikkel comes back for Bree
3. When Dick finds out Joanna is a girl
4. When Nat and Kit are repairing the roof
5. When Nat shows Kit the boat

The book(s) that made me cry the most:
1. My book (for those of you who don't know, I'm writing a book)
2. Where the Red Fern Grows
3. Fighting for Dear Life

The book(s) that made me laugh the most:
1. When Mama Makes Up Her Mind (not recommended; Mom read it to us very edited)
2. Tell Me Where it Hurts (again, not recommended; Mom edited it)
3.I, Houdini

The book(s) that made me feel the best at the end:
1. Witch of Blackbird Pond
2. A Dog Named Christmas
3. The Sign of the Beaver
4. The Secret Garden
5. The Black Arrow

Contemporary or Historical? Contemporary

Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror? Fantasy (depends on the type, though) or good Horror (I classify Donal Grant as a good horror. some parts are really spooky, but it's not bad)

Hardback or Trade Paperback or Mass Market Paperback? Any. A book is a book

Barnes & Noble or Amazon? neither

Bookmark or Dog-ear? bookmark

Alphabetize by author, alphabetize by title, or organize not at all? by looks

Keep, Throw Away, or Sell? depends on how good the book was

Keep dust-jacket or toss it? keep it

Read with dust jacket or remove it? why remove it?

Little Women or Anne of Green Gables? both

Short story or novel? Novel

Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? Chapter breaks

“It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”? both

Tear Jerker or Belly Laugh? tear jerker

Buy or Borrow? borrow unless it's really good

Standalone or Series? standalone

Tidy ending or Cliffhanger? tidy ending

Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? I don't know who's heard of what, but I don't think many at all have heard of Scout: The Secret of the Swamp

Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Video and Various

I was kinda nervous about my first violin lesson, but my teacher is the sweetest. Now I can't wait for the next lesson. :)

Not much else is new around here except that my poor little kitty isn't feeling well. :(

I figured I'd try to post a video. It's really neat. One of my favorites. It's only about 20 minutes long. And worth it.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I'm sitting here thinking it's about 10:30, 11 ish and I should just sign out, go to bed, and try to figure this out in the morning. And then I looked at the clock. 8:20. 8-|

Maybe I thought it was so late because I can't wait for tomorrow. I start violin lessons in the afternoon. I'm not musical at all, but I keep trying. (those of you who know me pretty well know of all the instruments I've flunked in.) But I'm not planning on flunking violin; I'll practice day and night if I have to, but I will learn how to play the violin. And yes, I can be very stubborn sometimes. :) That might be the only thing I have going for me, but I think that counts for a lot. Oh well.

More Pictures

Okay, since the one thing I do know how to do is post pictures, I will do so. :) I'm still trying to make a poll. Oh well.


I can't figure blogger out. I read the help topics for friend connect, but I can't even find the page that it says to be on to start changing my settings.

So, can someone please help? When I follow someone's blog, I can't figure out how to get it to show my profile picture instead of a little bubble person. I figured out how to make a poll that never closes, but I can't figure out how to make one that does close. I can't figure out how to get a list on the side of my blog of all the blogs I'm subscribed to. And I'm not about to go changing the look of my blog. Thankfully though, that's the one thing I like just the way it is. :)

Any help or hints about blogger would be greatly appreciated.


Okay, I'm still trying to figure out all the ins and outs of blogger. But I decided to venture into new territory and try to figure out how to post pictures. So, here it goes. :)

Well, if this turns out on my blog like it's turning out in the preview, then this worked. Hooray! :)


I finally got a blogger! I made the switch from xanga for several reasons; one of them being the fact that now I can subscribe to others' blogs and not have to keep checking every single one of them all the time to keep up with everyone. :) It's time to go eat now, so I'll post more later.