Thursday, September 24, 2015

Finally, I Posted!

   Hello readers! My apologies for the lack of posts this month. I've been busy, I've been sick and I haven't had any fantastic ideas for a post. Finally, I'm back and posting.
   What have I been doing this month? I've been doing school. A lot of school. The past week I was sick, so I had no motivation to do anything until today. Now, as part of getting my life back on track, I'm writing a blog post. (My chickens probably suffered the worst while I was under the weather. I'm their sole caretaker and they were left to the hands of my family for food and water. Poor things.)
   School has been great so far this year. We haven't been learning anything especially interesting, but it's been easy enough to learn. Our homeschool group is back in session as of last Friday. My favorite class is guitar.
   I enjoy guitar class. I already know some guitar, but I was happy to take a class to help me along. There are only three of us in the class, a girl who is about as advanced as me, and a boy who has never played guitar before. We learned some basic, yet interesting things. We have homeschool group again tomorrow, so I'm excited for that.
   I've recently been reading a lot of graphic novels. I want to write my own graphic novel eventually. I find it difficult to draw the characters. I tend to add too much detail and they end up looking creepy or I mess up the lines and they become wobbly and once again, creepy. I just have to keep working on it until I get it.
   We went to several festivals this month. I purchased an awesome dragon necklace that my mom hates and some health and beauty products. We saw interesting things and people, had tasty food and had a fun time at each of them.
   So that is a small recap of some of the stuff I've done this month. Once again, I'm sorry for the gap between posts. I hope to post again soon!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's on your September calendar? Anything fun? 
   The festivals, for one. Where we live, we have several different festivals and jubilees and such. They're always fun. Our homeschool group starts backs in September too, so those are some fun September activities we have planned.

2. You might be described as a natural born _____________________?
   Leader. I am a take charge kind of person. I love to lead, and it comes naturally.

3. September is National Courtesy Month...what one act of courtesy would you most like to see more of in your home, town, or the world at large? 
   Holding the doors open for people. It's a simple thing to do that people in the cities can't seem to figure out. On a related note, September is National Courtesy Month? Seriously? We have a month chosen to represent courtesy?
I have no idea why it bothers me so. I have to say that these 'national day' things are getting out of hand.  

4. Eager beaver, chicken out, clam up, or let the cat out of the bag...of the phrases listed, which one have you related to most recently? 

   Clam up, unfortunately. I'm not scared to get up on stage and sing, act, perform, etc., but this time it wasn't so . We were at the nursing home where we go to volunteer, and I was playing my guitar and singing. I started on You Are My Sunshine, a song that I'd practiced everyday, multiple times. I got through the chorus, and BAM! I couldn't remember any of the lines. My mother started singing the words and it came back to me, but wow. That wasn't very fun.

5. What's your movie theatre snack protocol? Do you chow down on snacks during the previews or wait until the movie begins? Do you buy snacks or refuse to pay those kind of prices? What's the last movie you saw in a theatre? How many thumbs up would you give it?

   I don't have a movie theatre snack protocol. I've only been to a real theatre once, when I was seven, and we saw Charlotte's Web. I don't remember a lot of it, but it was probably pretty good. I've been to a drive-in theatre several times. The last movie I saw was Inside Out, and it was pretty good. 4 thumbs up.

6. Henry Ford is quoted as saying, "Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind." Agree or disagree? Why?

   I don't agree or disagree fully on that. Being lazy doesn't mean you can't think, but being active and doing things definitely helps keep your mind sharp.

7. What's the last job you completed or task you performed where you had to 'work like a dog' until it was finished?
   Collecting Monarch caterpillars. That was tiring. It was also hot and humid.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

   So now for the story of the monarch caterpillars. (I mentioned it here yesterday.) Some of our fields were to be limed. We didn't know when, but when my mom and brother discovered how many caterpillars were in the fields, we decided to go rescue them. We called some of my brothers friends and asked if they would like to come back and collect Monarch caterpillars. They did. While we waited for them to arrive, I had a snack. They arrived and we went up into the first field. I didn't see many at first, but by the end I was spotting them left and right.
   We collected and collected, field through field, until we had gotten a ton of them. We came back and counted them. 265 caterpillars and one chrysalis. My brother's friends took a little over 20 and took a few for a friends of theirs. Mom sent an email out to some of her friends regarding the caterpillars. A couple people responded, they would like a few. A few, meaning not enough to really ease our load. 
   One of my mom's friend's has a daughter that works at a discovery center, where they have animals and stuff like that. They said if we had more than we could handle, we could give them to the discovery center and they would raise them and tag them. They are coming to pick up 200 later today. I wanted to post pictures, but they are on my mom's phone and I can't get them off right now. I apologize.

Until next time!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

7 Things I've Been Loving This Week!

1: The beauty of remembering (before midnight) I had a blog post to write.

2: Fixing my Kindle Fire. Something was wrong with the battery, but luckily it was a quick fix.

3: Collecting 265 Monarch caterpillars in our fields. I'll post pictures and more information tomorrow, but until then, I'll leave you wondering. :)

4: Reading some interesting books.

5: One of my favorite tee shirts; a navy blue, loose and comfortable shirt that reads, "Dear Math, I have no intention of finding your X. Grow up and solve your own problems."

6: Freshly washed sheets. They smell so nice. We washed sheets today, so I'm sleeping on freshly washed sheets of glory tonight.

7: Our family had a large campfire and invited several of our family members back. That was fun.

Care to know what I'm not loving this week? Bug bites. They're all over my legs and they itch like crazy. Sometimes, I can't wait for winter, but I know it will be back and bitter before we know it.