Monday, February 28, 2011


Finally, it's the time of year when we start looking forward and planning for the spring (and summer). Personaly, I hate this time of year (besides one thing that I'll get to below). I hate that the sky is always grey, the world is cold, with no purpose (for example it's usually not snowing), the sun isn't very warming, and the ground is frozen solid. Not to mention the fact the most of the snow has already melted leaving the ground a 'beautiful' brown. You're tired of winter, have cabin fever, and wish that the crocuses would just bloom already!

           The one thing that I like?             (scroll down for answer)

Ordering seeds! We just ordered ours, and I'm now looking forward to a summer filled with  red and golden tomatoes, strawberries, string beans, snap peas, eggplant, and lot's of lettuce! I am so excited to prep the garden and turn the soil. Just thinking about standing with the dirt between my toes and the sun, warm on my back gives me a fluttery stomach!

Question: What's your favorite part of gardening? What do you like to plant in your garden?
             [Unfortunatley, the picture is my mom's I can not take credit for it, though I wish that I could!]

Sunday, February 27, 2011

when will it end? Also: ideas?

After taking a much needed week to thaw off in the south, here I am...RUDE AWAKENING: it's cold and still snowing.  Yes, life is terrible sometimes but also very pleasant sometimes...for example tomorrow when the weather is going to go back up to 50 degrees YIPPEEEE!

Anyhow, this blog is not a weather report.

Also: I find myself often typing things on my blog that don't have much inspiration behind them. It's that time of year when everything is sort of bleak and the skies are grey, so I need some inspiration! If you have any ideas, questions, or comments that might inspire future posts, I would love to hear them (and I will link your name to the post.) That would be much appreciated... I look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

No post {florida}

There's this joke that my dad once told me (in Hebrew) that makes absolutely no sense. It goes:

Two elephaunts are sitting in a bath tub, one says to the other, "Pass the soap please" and the other one says, "No soap, radio!" [here, you're supposed to laugh so hard milk comes out your nose]

See what I mean?  Anyhow, the reason that I bring this up is because the title of this post reminded me of that joke, so I came up with a more fitting one.

Two people are sitting at two different computers, one writes (in a comment on my blog) "post please" and the other person (me) writes "No post, Florida!" ha ha ha.

Actually, I'm writing to say that I haven't and won't be posting for some time because I'm currently visiting family in FLorida. (It's very warm here, I'm getting a small tan, and everything is good  with the world...except that there's too many malls and cars here!)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

this is all

Busy as a bee!

I feel pretty terrible right now about not having posted for the past --over a--week. However I do have a reason.

Have you ever had one of those weeks where nothing seems to get done, besides a few math problems?

[The math utensils, not used this week!]

Yes, well that was last week. It was so hectic that I can't remember what I did on Monday, but...

Tuesday: a rescheduled shadowing day at one of my possible future high schools, this started 8:15 (we thought there was a 90 minute delay, and wanted an hour to get there--bad weather) and went until 4:30 (including the time it took us to get home--a half an hour). We sat down for a quick bite to eat then off to a makeup date for dance (I hadn't had a dance class in over a month due to snow days)!

Wednesday: An orthodontist appointment that (I think) had also been rescheduled due to bad weather. This went for 80 minutes, afterward; my writer's group, we meet every two weeks; then an afternoon of some math, before packing up my dinner and going to a duct tape workshop (we made awesome roses). My mother was teaching at the Hebrew school, so I went home with a friend, grabbed my dinner (in a bag), and went to her basketball game for a few minutes while I waited for my mom to pick me up and take me to dance (again).

Thursday: a morning doctor's appointment. great amounts of pain from the previous day's orthodontic gear, a few hours working on civics and math, then finally a quiet evening (finishing my math), an early dinner, and off to discuss some things regarding a newspaper club with another home schooler (we're starting a Newspaper Club in our home school coop).

Friday: Teen Home school coop (see last night's newspaper discussion), the afternoon was spent preparing for the Jewish time to blog there!

Saturday: Sabbath (and volunteer work, feeding homeless people, when the sabbath was over.)

Sunday: parents had meetings in the morning (which of course I had to attend), helping out at my previous school's open house, hanging out with my best friend for a few hours, then off to Israeli dancing with me!

Monday: also busy enough, but finally time to sit down and right something. Sorry about the crazy post...

'nuff said!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Our Town {or is it yours?}

The highlight of last week was most certainly preforming a scene from the play Our Town by Thornton Wilder (as an English assignment).  My mom, my best friend, and I acted out a scene from the begining of  Act II (for those of you familier with the play).

   They both had several characters to be...but luckily I arranged the script a bit so that they didn't have to be those two characters at the same time!
 My Mother acted out the Stage Manager [her script above], Si Crowell (the paper boy), and Mrs. Gibbs (the main character, Emily's, Neighbor). My friend acted out Constable Warren, and Mrs. Webb (Emily's Mother). I was Howie Newsome, the milkman.

It took most of the afternoon to re-arrange our living room into the stage minimalistic stage set that Thornton WIlder 'perscribed' to the play.

Above, I attept to hang our 'curtain' (bedsheet) while my friend captures the beauty of the sunset (which lasted approximantly ten seconds). Below: my friend tries her hand at getting the sheet to wasn't easy, but it stayed up for the whole performance!

Our usually very full living room was transformed into a minimalistic wonderland.

  Mrs. Gibbs "house" (a table, chair, and trellis [indicated by the two plants on the floor!])

It also got a very thorough cleaning!

Mrs Webb's House (the table and trellis, again indicated by the two plants)
I'm not even going to try to describe the play to you, but instead I will find a reveiw and link it to this and this!
(I also have a small description that I will edit and post another day)
Note: for some reason Blogger isn't letting me use spell check, so please excuse any words that were incorrectly spelled!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Too much snow!

AA-Florida or Bust Bumper Sticker (

Well, if you are a regular reader of this blog, you'll know that I was greatly anticipating the first snowstorm and was just as greatly dissapointed when we got a mere three or so inches. That said; there can be too much of a good thing.

For example, take the two recent snowstorms that we had...each dropping off about a foot of snow. This combined with nowhere to shovel the new snow I beleive that we're all fed up with this thing we call magnificent winter!

Then, we can just add the three to five inches expected during the next few days and get:
  •  a bunch of people fed up with winter
  • a lot more snowbirds heading down to florida
I'm guessing that the only people that are really enjoying all this weather are the forcasters...because for the fourth time this winter(at least): they were right.
[If you are a weather forcaster reading this; please don't be offended, but I've had too many falls reports coming from you colleagues that I'm not sure how much I take seriously your reports!]

Image courtesy of  AA- Florida or Bust Snowbird Bumper Sticker