Friday, June 24, 2011

My Mother Will be Blogging

While I'm away at Summer Camp, my Mom will be doing some guest posts on the blog, so enjoy her company!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

summer camp {my silence shall last until the end of July}

Hello again, I'm writing a quick post to say that I'm leaving for camp on Sunday and won't be coming back for almost exactly a you won't be hearing very much from me until August.

(To rephrase that: I will not have access to a computer until August, so you won't hear anything from me.)

I may have time to put up one or two more posts before I leave, but packing is taking up WAY too much of my time. (time? What time?)

Anyhow thanks for being lovely readers and for your patience until the end of I said before (when I was not high on Tylenol): I love you all!

Excuse the mushiness of that statement, I'm in rare form today!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day! {and other random stuff}

Teeth are feeling a lot better! (I still can't eat hard things, like carrots...but no big loss there, I don't really like carrots anyway!) Thank you Emily for your kind wishes, the ice cream was wonderful!

I would like to wish a Happy Fathers Day to any fathers who might read my blog, and I'd also like to wish a Happy Father's Day to everybody else's fathers, I hope you're spending the day doing something fun and are actually going to read this post tomorrow (the 20th), because (unlike me) you guys are awesome daughters (or sons) and would never even think of going on the computer on Father's Day... (actually, the computer just happened to be on, and my father was doing some "manly work" somewhere...)
Anyhow, Happy Father's Day!

In other news; Friday was my last day homeschooling, ever! Now I am officially on Summer Break, and next year I won't be homeschooling...I'll be going to "real" high school. (Don't you other Home Schoolers hate when people call public school "real school", as though when you're home schooled you don't actually get an education?) Umm... so my point in saying this was...[scratches head]...oh yeah, that I may have to start a new blog, or at least rename this one (given that I will no longer be homeschooling), what do you think I should do, start a new blog, or rename this one?

Wow, that's a really depressing photo, sorry 'bout that!
I'm not actually packing up all my home school stuff, so don't start worrying about how depressed I am right now...I'm not!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

the pain of having straight teeth

braces hurt.

a lot.

On the other hand, at least they give me an excuse to eat ice-cream, however; even gold and purple bands don't feel so special when the person wearing them is in severe pain.

They're even less special feeling if this person wearing them is totally drugged up on Tylenol!
(which I am not)  (at least not yet!)
Anyhow, just to cheer me up out of this painful mood, I decided to share with you what pain I'm in, and I'm really enjoying making my pain sound a lot worse than it actually is... thanks for being today's pain relievers!
 I love you all!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

THe Sweetie Award {yummy!}

I would like to thank Emily Rose from Mist of the Blossom Rain for passing me the sweetie sweet!! (ha, ha)  ;D  Anyhow, thanks so much, Emily!

What are your favorite sweet things to eat (or drink)?
Ice cream is certainly #1 (ever tried fried ice-cream? yum!) anyhow, various types of chocolate come next along with home-made cakes and chocolate milk, I like gum (which is a definite problem...braces)...
Actually, give my anything sweet and I'll probably eat it (or at least most of it!)

Have you ever dreamed that Candyland was a real place?
No, I'm not that far gone in my sweet obsessions!

If there was a flavored brand of bubbles, what flavor would you get?
Orange citrus, Cozy Vanilla, or Icy Mint; yum, yum, and triple yum!

Have you ever been kicked out of a bakery for smelling something?
Not that I can remember...if people get kicked out for smelling things, I'd be more worried in the gum isle at the supermarket, I LOVE to smell gum (through the packet, of course)'s kind of a weird obsession.   Anyhow   [cough, cough]

What is your favorite kind of tea?
In the Herbal section, I prefer Mint or Chamomile, in the regular teas I LOVE vanilla or Lady Grey, but when it comes to specialtea drinks (hee hee) I can always go for a chai latte!

Strawberry or red velvet?
If we're talking cakes, home-made strawberry shortcake is where it's at!

Have you ever poured a jar of sprinkles into your mouth?
Ummm, only part of the jar...why do you ask?!?

Admit it: You've eaten icing straight out of a jar, haven't you?
My Mom usually makes the icing for cakes, but everybody buys a jar of icing once in a while, so I guess the answer would have to be yes!
(have you ever tried dipping pretzels into jars of icing and eating them? delish!)

Have you ever drooled while watching a cooking show?
yes, multiple times (though, i prefer not to admit that!)
who hasn't?

Now you lucky ducks get to have "the sweetness passed on!" SO:
1. Sandra from The Barefoot Duchess
3. Camille at Forever Feminine
Enjoy, Ladies!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Shavuot {the jewish dairy holiday}

Coming up tonight? The Jewish Dairy Holiday, where we stay up all night and eat ice cream while we study.
 (Don't most High School students do that anyway?) ; D
But wait-- Shavuot isn't just about eating dairy and studying, it signifies something greater than that! Shavuot is the Jewish holiday that celebrates our receiving the Torah (otherwise known as the old testament). The story goes that Moses went up to Mount Sinai where G-d gave him the 'Ten' Commandments and the Torah, it is said that Moses spent 40 days on the top of that mountain, learning these commandments by heart, and then G-d dictated to Moses the Five Books of  Moses (or the words written in Torah scrolls). SO, this is why we celebrate Shavuot, to acknowledge the day when we were given the Torah.
  Now, why the dairy? We eat dairy because it is said that 'the Torah nurtures us like a mother's milk nurtures a baby', so to be even more nurtured on the celebratory day, we stay up all night and study Torah (so that the Torah may 'nurture' us) and we also eat lots and lots of dairy (I guess to symbolize that we are being nurtured by the Torah). I feel bad for those Jews who are lactose intolerant!
   Anyhow, looking forward to ice-cream until midnight!
To any Jews: HAPPY SHAVUOT!        To all others: I hope you learned something about Jewish tradition!

Monday, June 6, 2011

{this post has no name}

Let me tell you, there is absolutely NOTHING better than watching Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightly for the one hundreth time, after dinner.

Then again, theres nothing worse than how tired one feels after staying up till 10:30, just to watch the best movie ever made.

Given this tiredness, I am quite unable to formulate comprehensive words for this blog post, hence: I might as well shut up while I'm ahead...but seriously, you should watch that movie!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Top Tens of spring

As spring comes to a close, I figured, everybody else always posts lists of some of their favorite things, so why not me? Therefore, dear readers, you are about to learn some of my favorite things about spring.

Top Ten Favorites of Spring
(not in any particular order)

1) The first flowers of the year

2) The smell after a rainstorm

(Unfortunately, people--me included-- don't usually take pictures of others playing in the mud, hence: I have no picture for number 3)
3) Putting one's feet in a nice slick mud puddle or in the dirt of a freshly hoed garden bed or the fresh mowed lawn

4) Having to wash ones feet before bed, due to how dirty one got them while playing outside

5) Actually, just playing outside

6) Lilacs.

7) Changing one's wardrobe from long to short sleeves,

8) Hearing children's laughter, wafting around the neighborhood...laaaaate into the evening,

9) Lying in the grass (or on the sidewalk) watching the birds (especially chimney swifts-not pictured, those are geese!),

10) Smelling the fresh earth and looking forward to summer!

What do you like about Spring? What are you looking forward to in the Summer?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Done, done, and done!


That was really annoying to do, but just because I love you, I changed my blog. That said, I would love to hear what you think of it, so if you have any suggestions, any *compliments*, or anything else that you'd like to say, feel absolutely free to tell me (as long as criticism is creative and not harmful*)...I'd especially like feedback on the colors and the text font/size. SO please, please, please let me know if you think I Should change anything (because it wasn't that hard to do).

Thanks I <3 you amazing people


*Creative criticism: I love that color of purple, it reminds my of  elephants eating green bananas!
                    Joking! Creative Criticism: I really like ___noun_____/ How you did____noun___.
             However _____noun___is really hard to read/____noun______might look better in __color__
    you get the idea, criticism should be counter parted by a (sincere) compliment...and no, I'm not fishing for compliments, as long as you say it nicely, say whatever you like [see elephant comment above].