Tuesday, February 12, 2013

new blog!!

hey all,
  it's me again! i just wanted to let you know that i have a new blog thats more relevant to my life right now. i hope that all you lovelies will come follow me. thanks for being such supportive followers!
t-straps and tulips is my new blog, check it out and let me know what you think!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

one final word {school}

I haven't written a blog post in such a long time that I almost forgot how fun it is!
Now, I know what you're thinking 'But I thought she wasn't writing on this blog anymore,' and I probably won't after this, but I was just reading some friends' blogs, and I thought to myself,
'Oh, how I miss that!'
So, then I decided to take a look at my blog... just to see...and then I saw that my last entry sort of left off on a not very final note...then I remembered how much I liked writing my blog...and then I signed in...just to see...then I saw my dashboard, and I couldn't resist.
I clicked on write new post.
and here I am, writing a new post on my old blog,
a post that no one will read
(because they've long ago given up the hope that I'll ever write another post here),
but a post that will make me feel better about abandoning ship,
a post that will make my blog feel more complete.

So, let me tell you about school.
  • There's A LOT of work, and so many big projects!
  • I love my teachers! They're all really funny, wonderful people who make learning super-enjoyable.
  • It's a lot of work.
  • It's a long commute and I spend close to 10 1/2 hours away from home everyday
  • but it's worth it
  • but I have to wake up at 5:30 am
  • so I'm really tired
  • but it's worth it.
  • Did I mention there's a lot of work?
...And so my day's go by. Wake up, go to school, have a snack, do homework. Most of the time, I love it, but there are days when I realize that I no longer have the time to do the things that I love (like blogging). Some days I feel like I'm having a midlife crisis* and that I need change something or else I'll go crazy. On those days, I'm brave enough to cut my hair, or get my ears pierced, or throw out all my clothes and start over.
But it's worth it.
I'm always interested in what I'm learning and I like being able to interact with kids. In addition, losing the time to do the things that I like has introduced me to new opportunities. I had to cut out one of my dance classes (I had been taking two 45 min/1 hr dance classes), but found out that I could take half hour private lessons with a teacher who I hadn't previously worked with. So now I'm doing that and learning new techniques...I'll even get a solo in our Spring dance show!
At school, I've joined the newspaper. I write an advice column, and although nobody ever writes in, the staff and I sometimes have fun coming up with situations for me to write about.

My family is all healthy, and I'm thankful for each and every new experience that is thrown my way.
...so that's what new with my life.
and thank you so much for reading my blog!

Post Script: Come to think of it, I kind of like ending on a not-so-final final note...it keeps us guessing. Will I ever write again? Will I never write again? What will I do with this blog? Will anybody ever read it?
So, I guess I'll write a little normal post, something like what I used to write, it can keep us guessing:

As you know, I love clothing. Especially girly, feminine clothing. So, when one of my teachers whose style is almost exactly like mine, told me about a wonderful vintage inspired online clothing store called Ruche, I had to check it out.  Not surprisingly, I absolutely adore it! It's a bit pricey, but soooooo worth it!

[This is currently my desktop background]

Aren't they gorgeous? I am officially obsessed.
Go check out the website (especially the look-books), and you can be obsessed too.

Signing off for now,

All images via.
*Please Note: this may just be spring fever. :P

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Oh me, oh my, I really do hate making decisions!

School is getting closer and closer, and as it draws near I am becoming more and more agitated when I think about my poor blog and what I will be doing with it. (oh, yeah...my vacation was wonderful, I ate delicious frozen yogurt and overall had a great time.) My first problem (with my blog) is that I feel very attached to it ... and feel like I would have abandonment issues if I started a new blog, and just forgot about this one. (Which I have been thinking of doing, given that I am no longer home-schooling.) You see, my blog just turned one (on the 8th) and I would feel SO bad leaving it that soon after it's first birthday!
(if you really couldn't care less about my reasons, just skip to the bullet points then  comment and tell me what you think I should do!)

On the other hand, I can't continue to have a blog named "homeschool diaries" when I am in fact no longer home schooled...I've never really liked that name and it just wouldn't make sense to keep that name on my blog when I am not home schooled.

So, I could
  • rename this blog something else and just keep writing
  • keep this blog (though not continue writing) and start another one which I would name differently
or, I could
  • do something else (please specify!)
What do you think I should do? Please Comment* and let me know what you think!

In other news, I'm FINALLY getting a cell phone...this is actually very exciting for me...and now I'm going to shut up to keep from further embarrassing myself with all this scatter-brained writing! (trust me, I'm not usually like this!)

Oh, one last thing: I want you all to go check out Jocee's post from a few days ago on The Cupcake Dictionary, I really enjoyed reading it, it was very descriptive of how I often feel...thanks Jocee!

*preferably comment on this post...not another one (It would also be really helpful if you could tell me why you think I should do whatever it is that you think I should do) THANKS!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Guess what? I'm creative!

This post is dedicated to stating the fact that I have a creative blog...

Thank you Deirdra  for the award (speaking of creative)!

Also, I am again leaving my house (and my blog), but this time only for a few days. Later today, my parents are going to drive me to my cousins, and I'm going to stay with her and her family for a few days, then I'll be taking the train back...all by myself! (Super excited for that!) So anyhow, that paragraph was just to tell you that I won't be blogging for a while!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Come to the Dark Side...we've got rainboots!

For my birthday, my Aunt, Uncle, and cousins sent me the Coolest Pair of Rain-Boots Ever! I had seen them in a nearby store, expressed (in front of my Aunt) how much I like them, and promptly forgot about them--the rain boots that is, not the Aunt. So, imagine my delight upon coming home, receiving a birthday package, and opening it to find the Coolest Pair of Rain-Boots Ever! (I was pretty delighted!)

I get mixed reactions on these boots, some people (like Emily Rose, who kindly modeled them for me) thought they were "WHOA-REALLY-AWESOME!!!!!!" (that was almost--but not quite--a direct quote), and others, like my mom, think that they're "really something" and that they're "very funky", but a little "scary". I have to say, all of these reactions are quite fitting... ... ... ... ... ... ...  so... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
... Come to the Dark Side...
we've got rain-boots

Monday, August 1, 2011

pictures of the past...

I decided that as a begining to the end of this blog (I am no longer homeschooling and feel that it would be fitting to start a new blog, one not called homeschool diaries), I have decided to revisit some favorite photos of the past year... ... ...

top tens of spring 

going away

some other post

fun with the fuse box!

winter wonderland!

inspiration...how inspirational!

sunny day

mirror mirror on the wall...which of these is real?

Ellis Island

granola...one of my first and most popular posts!

Well, at least on my new blog (which you are all going to follow, right?) I'll have more opportunities to showcase my photography.

Monday, July 25, 2011

hellooo- i'm back!

culture shock is a funny thing. One would never expect that one would experience culture shock coming home after only one month...but one does. Especially when one has just come home from camp, where one is very secluded from the outside world.  ~welcome home! hey look, it's a computer!~
 Camp was a really great experience this summer...last summer it was a little bit eh, but this year I really felt that me and the rest of my kvutsah (age group) grew a lot closer. From showering in the bik (the beit kisay-literally house of chairs-otherwise known as the bathrooms/communal shower...don't worry there was a boys' side and a girls' side) to planning the activity that my mom told you about (getting the entire camp safely into "Palestine" in the middle of the night) to having a sleepover with my kvutsah on the basketball court, the last night of camp...I actually felt very at home this summer.
 That said-I'm also glad to be back, and to be able to sleep in! I have many more stories to share, but there is a time limit on how long I can blog today, so I'll share them with you another time!