Name: Alice Crater
Birthday: December 15th
Lives in: The Moon (She crashed landed in Kentucy)
Siblings: 1 brother, Charlie Crater, 197
Alice is a Moon folk, which are people who live on the Moon. She has been 'The Man in the Moon' since her Grandpa retired and decided to take a life long Vacation on Mars. He chose her, but she's not sure why. As she keeps the moon alive, she practices her terrible flying with her brother. One day it goes terribly wrong and she crashes on Earth just after the full moon. She has to get back before the new moon or the moon disappears. ~Rita~
When I was in second grade, I thought up of a super hero named Solorbeam. She protects earth and she has a certain power relating to each planet. Ever since 2nd grade, I've changed it up a little bit. For example, Solorbeam now not only protects earth, she protect all the planets and the stars. She now has different powers that aren't related to each of the planets. Here are some of them:
Solarbeam: A violet line of light that can send a person flying several yards with such force they can break a brick wall.
Sun beam: A line of light that can blind and stun a person.
Milky Way: A stream of sky dust dazes a person and can cause them to hallucinate.
Flying: I don't have to explain this, do I?
Solor explosion: A explosion so powerful that when the light is released, it can destroy anything, including Solorbeam!
The there are the good guys and bad guys. Each planet has a representative, good or bad. Leader of the good guys? Solorbeam (a.k.a Lola Mickey) from earth. Leader of the bad guys? Jasper of Jupiter. Which leaves Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Good Guys! Vala from Venus, and Sachiel from Saturn. Solorbeam is the leader of their side and protector of the galaxy, so she's technically not from a planet. Solorbeam doe not have very good social skills though, she she doesn't have many people on her side. The moon is technically on their side.
Bad Guys! Macy from Mercury, Magnus from Mars, Ulan from Uranus, and Naz from Neptune. Jasper from Jupiter is their leader.
Earth is not part of this group because their minds would not be able to take the complication of space, and since the declared Pluto isn't a planet, they were banned from the order, so they're a neutral party, like the moon. Pluto is powerful, so if the good guys can get them on their side, they can win.
I've been almost too excited to write lately. So here are some things I'm excited for.
12/13/12- We will be seeing Rise of the Guardians, for the second time in a row. It;s an excellent movie. It made me believe in the tooth fairy, easter bunny, and Santa all over again! I never really believed in the sandman, but watching the movie made me believe in them.
12/15/12- I won an itunes gift card at the high school christmas party. My Dad said this weekend he'll download the software and we'll use the gist card. I can't wait to get some new songs!
Unknown Date (It's known. I jsut can't say what it is)- We'll get to see my grandparents! I can't wait to see them. I hope it snows!
12/25/12- It's christmas! It's always exciting!
1/1/13- It's the new year. I must think of some resolutions since I take awhile to think of some.
1/7/13- This, is, the, day. I'm miost excited for this day. It's the day I get my braces off! Just 26 more days! If super excited that they'll be off before Thursday Classes!
So yeah! I'm excited!
I though of this book this weekend. I was watching a Christmas Movie and thinking about this other book I read and...POOF!
Lives in- The North Pole (She's in Maine right now)
Siblings-2 brothers, James Claus, 27, Matthew Claus, 19
Holly is Santa Claus daughter and is chipper and she's always sparkling. She loves to play with the elves and she can't wait till she's 18, when she will get to take care of the reindeer's as a job. But when a blizzard hit and Vixen isn't counted for, she set's out to find him and the two get swiped all the way to Maine. She tries to blend in, though all the kids, especially Ricky Wells, knows she is something magical.
I've been writing limericks for school. They're quite fun. One of my favorites:
There once was a man from Peru,
Who dreamt he was eating his shoe
He woke with a fright
in the middle of the night
To find it was perfectly true!
Here's one I wrote:
A lion was loose in the zoo,
and what did this lion do?
It saw a zebra in a cage,
it was eating some sage
and now the zebra's gone too!
I know, Christmas isn't for another month and a half, you don't have to nag me about it. But I learned last year, time goes by fast. In fact, Last Christmas doesn't seem like it was that long ago. I'm thinking about what I want, what I should buy my family members, what I should buy my friends, etc. It's hard shopping for your parents.
I only have three things on my christmas list, and one of them is kind of a joke.
My sister wants an iPhone. I don't plan to get it for her, but in return, she doesn't have to get me my parrot. Yes, I want a parrot.
Taffy. I might get my braces off before Christmas. If so, I will be EXTREMLY happy if I got a big box of salt water taffy all for myself. Yum yum! Of course, I would probably eat it in one day.
So yeah, the commercails of brainwashed me and got my thinking about Christmas. Someone is going to have to hit me real hard to bring me back down to earth.
When I grow up, I'm going to be a bad parent, because every year, around this time, my kids will be on the floor crying because Mommy ate their Halloween candy.
It's hard not to steal some of my sisters candy when her bag is just hanging there from the doorknob. I've stollen one or two pieces of chocolate, and you don't know how hard I'm fighting with myself not to steal a piece everytime I pass her bag. ugh.
I took my sister trick or treating this year. I ate all the candy I got, which wasn't a lot. I got six pieces, only because some of the neighbors insisted I take at least one piece. One even offered me a bag.
I have a terrible sweet tooth. Everytime I buy something from the snack bar at Thursday Classes, it's almost always chocolate. If it's not chocolate, it's one of thoose mini cakes. If it's not a mini cake, it's usually something like starburst, skittles, mentos, etc. I'm starting to develop self control when it comes to sweet things, so maybe I won't be so bad with stealing candy from my kids. Maybe...
I like November. It's pretty, pleasant, and other things. This is the month I became serious on writing books. It was on the ninth Emma B. was born. Started out as a diary in 2010, and now, two years later, she's a short stories book. I am almost complete with the first one. Here are the characters that appear often in the Emma B series.
Emma B Simm- The main character. She's your average teenager who's not so average. She makes sure every day in unforgettable, but she makes herself unforgettable in the process. She has a way with words. You set yourself up, she say the right word at the right time, and you're in the palm of her hand.
Roxanne Welder- Emma Bs best friend. She going through a insecure stage in life where she's not sure who she is, and no one really know she exists. Luckily Emma B is there to yell something in the halls so all eyes are on them.
Samuel Jinx- Another one of Emma B's friends. He's humorous, a smart Alec, and annoying. He loves to tease Emma B. They get into a lot of arguments. Emma B enjoys it, because according to her, Samuel is the only person who stands a chance in beating her in a arguement.
Noah Ron- Another of Emma Bs friends and her next door nneighbor. He's sport, cool, and all the girls (except Emma B and Roxanne) seem to love him. He plays the drums, preferably at 7:00 am, which causes Emma B to wake up very cranky.
Zac Simm- One of Emma Bs older brothers. He's ssophomore in high school, and as Emma B would say, he's a complete slob. His side of the room has all kinds of fungi and Bactria growing under the junk on the floor. It's his side of the room Emma B is afraid to step in.
Logan Simm- Emma Bs other older brother, and the other half of Zac. He's not quite as a slob and is a bit more sophisticated (that's a joke). He does treat Emma B a bit better than Zac does, and he at least combs his hair everyday, while Zac does every other week.
Thursday Classes!! The last time I did this was my first day? Maybe last year? I can't remember! But either way, this post is over due.
8:00-9:00: Went over some Geometry. Waved to people coming through the door of CBA. That's it.
Yearbook: We continued to discuss the ladder (lay out) of the book. It's mostly so the people doing the mugs can start.
Pys. Science: Just Tori and I that day. We got some test back and we got our overall grade so far. I'm doing well. Then we had a super long lecture. It wasn't that bad. There was a lot of laughing when someone made fun of our teachers drawings.
Oil Painting: We painted bowls, and I got paint on myself before I even started painting....
Study Hall: Not much happening. It was some loud and lots of going ons. I did get some yodels (those things are good and addicting).
Guitar: Just three of us. We mostly talked about notes. The notes on the lines of the staff are E-G-B-D-F. You can remember it by Every Good Boy Does Fine. Mr. Abshire prefers Empty Garbage Before Dad Freaks.
Good day, as usual.
After Saturday when I went the High School bonfire, I'm thinking I'm really going to like high school. It will be easier than middle school I think. I'm becoming an adult. I'm getting more comfortable in my own skin. I'm finding what it is God wants me to do in life.
I wasn't so sure about this going into it. I now know I had nothing to worry about. Cedar Brook certainly helps the cause. Everyone is so welcoming and even though you may not personally know everyone, you know who everyone is and you're all friends.
High school is going to be fun. I only have four years of it, so I need to enjoy this while I can. Otherwise, I will regret it.
I'm waiting for a lot of things.
1. I'm waiting for Halloween. I will not be going through my neighborhood this year, but I will be dressing up. That's half the fun! I will be a candy corn. It's going to be awesome.
2. I'm waiting for leaves. I want them to fall off the trees and cover the ground. Then, my dad can rake them, and make pile. So then I can sit in them and watch the day go by.
3. I'm waiting for cold weather. I have a new coat. Plaid with gray, black and red. It has a hood, and I LOVE the style of it. It is a bit heavy, better for cold weather. Alas, it is not quite cold enough, so I'm waiting for it to get cold enough so I may wear it.
4. I'm waiting for an idea to spark. An idea for what? Beats me. Just an idea.
5. I'm waiting for Thursday classes. For yearbook, I will be doing one of the mug pages, and I have a design idea, and I want to share with everyone in my yearbook class!
6. I'm waiting for November. That's when my last orthodontist appointment was. Here's how it went down. My doctor said I was looking really good. I don't have to wear rubber bands anymore. They said I should have one more appointment and then I might get my braces off! There's a possibility I'll get them off before Christmas! If I do, then I just want a BIG box of salt water taffy for Christmas.
7. I'm waiting for snow. I know. That's not happening for a while. But I can just imagine all that snow on the ground.
Well. That's it. A lot of things to wait for.
Last one! Name: Robin Fly
Birthday: June 3
Lives in: New Mexico
Robin is a Bird Imp. Imps are little humans (no bigger than your middle finger) that has a certain animals traits. Being a bird Imp, Robin like to be free and make music. She often sits on a branch and plays her guitar. One day during a storm, Robin is swept up into the sky and into the city, where she is picked up by a 9th grade girl named Frannie Davis. What adventures will Robin take this girl? ~Rita~
Name: Bridgette Miles
Birthday: April 26
Lives in: Georgia
Siblings: 4 brothers, Jason Miles, 9, Owen Miles, 9, Brendon Miles, 6, Anthony Miles, 3
Bridgette is the oldest with four younger brothers, yet amidst a screaming and running around, she keeps a cool head. You can thank sensi for that. When she started learning Martial arts from him (along with her best friend Jacob) she is very calm. She also learned to be a great fighter. So great, that Sensi has a plan for her...
We are nearing the end of my profiles! Of course, I will be thinking of more books, but out of the ones I've already thought up of, I'm almost done. Just this one, and then two more.
Birthday: March 4
Lives in: England
Siblings: 1 brother, Charles, 15
Like Skye (if you remember) Elizabeth is from the medevil times. This time, we are in a town down by the shore. Elizabeth is defianlly a tomboy, and the towns people would consiter her, 'improper', and that she is not fit to be a princess. They are lucky that her brother will be taking the throne. One day, the town is raided by pirates, and they take Elizabeth as a captive. But soon, she adapts to her new life.
Name: Lexus Montgomery
Birthday August 28
Lives in: Hawaii
Siblings: 2 brothers, Bryce Montgomery, 16, Austin Montgomery, 12
Lexus has intense red hair which is one of the things that makes her unique. She is calm and very sweet. Yet, people think she's a wacko. Why? Her hobbie. She likes talking to mermaids. She claims they're real and every night she has conversations with them out in the water. Of course, no one believes her. But is Lexus telling the truth?
Name: Tess Adams
Birthday: May 14
Lives in: California
Siblings: 3 brothers, Will Adams, 24, Cole Adams, 20, Jack Adams, 17.
Tess is a defiantly and Tomboy, since she has 3 older brothers. They've defiantly toughened her up. She is a leader, even though she is the youngest. She leads the basketball team to victory quite often. There is a mysterious fortune teller named Madame Harp in town who can see the future. When she sees something, she uses Tess, and four other kids across California to help this her.
Name: Laura Air
Birthday: July 1
Lives in: Um...the sky.
Siblings: 3 sisters, Megan Air, 117, Emily Air, 97, Hannah Air, 74
Laura is a quiet girl and is kind of a book worm. She is the oldest child of the air god, and has a lot of expectations to live up to. Although the oldest of the Air, Fire, Water, and Earth Gods are supposed to compete in a Olympics every couple hundred years, Laura would prefer not to, and always wished her little sister Emily was the oldest, since the Air gods hasn't won for centuries and Emily could win. Laura on the other hand, probably not.
Name: Lola Mickey
Birthday: February 5
Lives in: Mississippi
Siblings: 1 sister, Lucy Mickey, 10, 1 brother, Patrick Mickey, 7
Lola is the geek of geeks at her school. Her glasses don't help. She struggles with making friends and starting conversations. I'ts impossible for her. She is fascinated but outer space, and has even made up her own super hero, Solorbeam. When she's camping and something crashes in the forest nearby, she is surprised bt what she sees.
Happy Fall. Fall just might be my favorite season. A fresh, crisp air. Trees of all colors. Best, leaves to jump in.
This fall is going to be fun. It's the begining of my freshman year. I feel like I need to spend these next four years having as much fun as possible. It seems like a long time, but it will pass soon enough. I relized last year that I used to have a firm grasp on time, but now, time is slipping between my hands. 8th grade went by FAST. Which means 9th grade will go by faster. I need to enjoy this.
I need goals for fall. Well, I need to write. That's for sure.
Let's see....I will try hard at school. Make sure I do well.
Stop procrastinating. I've been doing that a lot lately. It needs to stop.
I will do my best in everything I'm doing really.
It's a good start. Happy Fall.
I'm pulling double time for school. I think you know what I'll say next. Allow me to explain.
There is a Jewish holiday this Tuesday and Wednesday, which means school holiday! BUT not for me. Normally, not a problem. BUT, there is a church retreat this Tuesday and Wednesday, the days with NO SCHOOL. Not a problem for everyone else, BUT a problem for me. Easy, do alot of work Friday, Monday, and Tuesday, BUT.....yes, I've said BUT several times already, BUT, I will be in Annapolis on a field trip for CBA. so I will be gone all of Tuesday. SO, I have two days (no way I'm doing school on the weekend) to do all my thursday class stuff, math, history, English, etc. so I can go on the retreat. Wish me luck.
Name: Daisy Chain
Birthday: November 14th
Lives in: Vermont
Siblings: 1 sister, Daphne Chain, 16, 1 brother, Dylan Chain, 15
Daisy is the younger sibling and is always living in her siblings shadows, and she likes it like that. She doesn't like to make herself noticed. She doesn't like that people can tell the three kids are siblings, because then she can't use denial. She would love to just curl in a corner with a book. Her favorite book is called The Forest of Who, about a magical forest with mystical creatues. When she follows and owl through the forest behind her house, she disvoers a secret entrence. Is the Forest of who real? ~Rita~
Ah....good to be back at CBA. I get that good feeling, being around homeschoolers.
8:00-9:30- Well, my sisters first class is at eight, and mine, not until ten, So, I sat around doing...wait for it....NOTHING!!!!
Yearbook- Mostly talked about the color, along with some others things.
Pysical Science- I LOVE the teacher. She is awesome. We did two experiments, and she just throws us the supplies. She warned us about all the things when we got our copper wires: Don't touch them together, don't put them on your tounge, don't poke your eye with them....you know she says these things because it's happened.
Oil Painting- We mostly talked about how to use the paints and gray scale.
Study Hall- I sate my sandwhich in two minutes because i was starving! Then I helped run the snack bar.
Guitar- and last but not least guitar. I'm in a class with different people so its a bit different, but not terribly so. It will be an interesting year.
Some weather we're having, Huh? On to the profile.
Name: Annie Green
Birthday: September 13
Lives in: Louisiana
Siblings: 1 sister, Grace Green, 11
Annie and her sister are VERY active people and spend most of the day running round and playing their sports. Annie is a softball girl and is looking for a new team when she moves from Maryland to Louisiana. While her sister has already started soccor, Annie is have trouble. Then she find the perfect team...
Name: Jacqueline Webster
Birthday: January 26
Lives in: Washington
Siblings: 1 sister, Alexandra Webster, 10
Jacqueline is a witch living with her mom and sister. They act like normal people and try not to use their magic too much. When 13 Jacqueline got to chose whether she would be on the good witches side, or the naughty witches side. She chose naughty, and liek to run around town causing trouble. Her Mom watches, worrying that Alexandra will follow Jacquelines example. ~Rita~
Name: Caroline Parker
Birthday: December 24
Lives in: Heaven, but she is stationed in Illinois
Caroline is an angel. She dies on June 3rd 1916 in a train crash. She lives in heaven and likes to people watch from the clouds. She has a very powerful spirit. While she is happy, she sometimes has a break through and wishes she were alive and breathing. In heaven she is known as Angel 20307. she would love to be one of those angels who sometimes gets sent down to earth. Since no one knows she really exsit, it seems like that won't be happening. Or will it?
Name: Violet Something
Birthday: October 30
Lives in: Montana
Siblings: 1 brother, Oliver Something, 12
Violet is very competitive, especially with her brother. While she is more athletic and can beat you in just about anything, Oliver is very smart and has the answer to everything. Violet's dream is to be the first person to climb Danger Mountain, and come back. In her mind, she's not on the right track. Consitering she's stuck with parents who always nag her, and a younger brother who's smarter than you, she doesn't see her dream happening. But something happens that just might make her climb the mountain.
Cape Cod is right around the corner! I'm so excited! Here are 20 things I love about Catham Cape Cod.
1. the whole town
2. main street
3. the beach!
4. the fresh air
5. our cottage
6. the good times :)
8. the 'Life is Good' store
9. the people
10. the squire
11. the candy store
12. the bridge where we fish sometimes
13. the nature center
14. donut shop
15. the gazebo
16. book store
17. the library
18. the mermaid shop (it's so nice!)
20. our friendly competition during Yahtzee
Name: Mia Anderson
Birthday: June 6
Lives in: Oklahoma
Siblings: 2 sisters, Chloe Anderson, 18, Vanessa Anderson, 7
Mia is a girl how likes everything to go as planed with no interruptions or changes. She does not go with the flow. She does not like traveling, and plans to stay in Oklahoma the rest of her life. She's pretty smart and her hobbies include making vlogs and playing guitar. When she gets a form to fill out to be an exchange student, she is convinced she isn't going to go. But her little sister does some VERY naughty....
Name: Sandy Zendas
Birthday: April 16
Lives in: Oragan
Siblings: 1 brother, Andy Zandas, 15
Sandy is a street smart girl who is never seen without her 'other half' (a.k.a, her twin brother, Andy). You can't tell they're related just by looking, but once they start talking, you understand their twins. While the two live with their Mom, their Dad is off in New Zeland as an archeloligst. He is usally gone for two months, and then see his wife and kids for two weeks. one summer, her decides to take Sandy and Andy with him on a trip, and it's certainally one they won't forget.
Name: Serena Mason
Birthday: March 18
Lives in: Virgina
Siblings: 1 sister, Pippi Mason, 3, 3 brothers, Calvin Mason, 11, Conner Mason, 8, Nickolas Mason, 6
Serena is very protective, which makes sense, consitering she's the oldest of five. She lives years into the future, when america has been taken over. Her father is in hiding, while the new goverment is after him. Serena was in Washington D.C the day this new goverment took over, and she remembers flames and screams, and they haunt her sleep. Even though her brother, Calvin is looking after her most of the time, she has the pressure to stay strong.
Birthday: August 3
Lives in: England
Skye lives during the medevil towns, and her town is not looking to good. She is the next and only ere, but her evil aunt took over. Skye now roams town stealing food and other things to survive. She became a heartless soul as she plots to throw her aunt off the throne and take it. Things are going some what smoothly until two boys show up and make thigns complicated.
I thought I would share this song because it's beautiful. Don't You agree? Go ahead and listen to it while you read this post.
Anyway, it's September. Before we move on, let me just say, August of 2012, congrats. You've broke the record of the most post in a month. The new record is 18. Will September beat it?
I think there will be some changes. I'm in high school now. I must stay orgainized and do my best this year! And, I thought it'd be fun if every Saturday I posted a song I like and enjoy. Why not?
Anyway, happy September to you all.
Name: Renee Nature
Birthday: May 23
Lives in: Uh...underground
Siblings: 1 sister, Rily Nature, 107
Renee is a gnome person, and lives in the city underground. Her Mom is mother Nature, and soon, she will take her place, since she's the eldest daughter. Problem is, she doesn't want to be Mother Nature. This makes Rily extremly jelious. She wants to be Mother Nature so badly, but her sister gets to, and doen't even want to! Renee is sporty, and loves to run around town. She loves it, but she always wonders what it is like above them.
Name: Jillian Resse
Birthday: July 26
Lives in: Alaska
Siblings: 1 sister, Ange Resse, 20
Jillian lives in a tiny town on a mountian in the middle of nowhere. She is very strong and athletic, and often ends up running up a steap hill in the snow nearly everyday, and sometimes she has to wait for the train to past. She is short tempered and whenever the boys tease her, it ends up bad for them. She isn't that compassionate. She likes to go hunting and fishing in her free time. She always wears her camo shirt and blue beanie made of possoum fur. ~Rita~
Name: Amethyst Walters
Birthday: February 27th
Lives in: South Carolina
Siblings: 1 sister, Ruby Walters, 20, 2 brothers, Jackson Walters, 17, Quentin Walters, 15
Amethyst is the baby of the family. Her sister is in collage, and one of her older brothers will be going off soon as well. Her Mom in a gem miner and is away in Africa at the moment. Even though it's a big family, they live in a small house. Amethyst has a lot of technology, and she uses it to make animations. She sets of her secret mics everywhere to listen on conversations, and used them in her animations!
Name: Trudy Mallen
Birthday: November 4th
Lives in: She town jumps, but she's currently in Kansas
Trudy was born YEARS ago, but her grandad, who was a vampire, bit her. So she's a vampire. She town jumps because her grandad is after her and the rest of her blood. She kind of sticks to the classic style. Writes in old fasioned cursive, speaks in an old fasioned way, and she a lot more mature than other kids who look her age. She has super long black hair, and even though it's pulled back in a ponytail, she keeps a think section of hair hanging loose, to make sure no one see the vampire marks on her neck.
Name: Willow McDod
Birthday: September 22nd
Lives in: Canada
Willow experienced her house burning down when she was ten, and her parents didn't survive. Not knowing better, she ran into the woods and the people of her village thought she was dead too. She lived in the woods and was soon taking things from the towns people for her own survival. She was quick so no one could catch her. She is very sporty. Everyone marvels at her, but Willow makes a risky move one day that just might get her caught....
Birthday: Seven Moons after the colorful stars appear (January 7)
Lives in: The Amazon Jungle
Siblings: 1 brother, Zip, 8
Spark is a clever, yet very, very, confused girl. She doesn't seem to know what's going on, yet she knows whats going on. She is very bubbly. She is the daughter of the King of The Amazon Village. She is next in line and while you may have doubts about whether she'll make a new Queen, the people seem to have complete faith in her. When an exploer comes into the village because he thinks there's a magical barrier surronding the village, the people rely on Spark to save them. She just doesn't know that.
P.S Sorry for the spelling errors. Spell check isn't working, and I'm a bad speller.
Name: Betty Carter
Birthday: December 8th
Lives in: Idaho
Siblings: 1 brother, Victor Carter, 17
Betty is curious and can't keep her nose out of things. When she hears about something, she has to know everything. What? Where? Why? When? How? She loves a good mystery. She is a quiet girl with always has her nose in a book, and she often zones out. She lives with her Mom and brother in their small apartment. The thing that helps her sleep at night is when her neighbor, Mr. Marchello, plays his cello, which she can hear quite clearly through the wall.
This is it! This is my One hundredth post. The question is....what do I post for my one hundredth post?
Two days ago I went to a Train concert. You know Train, right? Hey Soul Sister ring a bell? I've been listing some of their songs from their new album. I'm in love with this one called Mermaid. I'll have to share it sometime soon.
I'm preparing for my Yearbook retreat. I'm quite excited.
Tomorrow, my friend, his mom, my sister and I were going to see Paranorman, but my friend is REALLY sick, so that won't be happening.
Let's see, what else has been happening....oh! I've started school yesterday. I'm kind of happy, but not really. I'm doing geometry. It's a bit better than Algebra. I haven't come across x being a number.
Softball is starting up again! Exciting! We have our second practice tonight. I can't wait.
Well, thats all I can think of. I will say this, our Annual trip to Cape Cod is coming up! Can't wait! ~Rita~
Name: Mindy Sherbert
Birthday: October 19
Lives in: Arizona
Mindy is a serious girl who can be a real downer sometimes. She pretty much lives in the middle of no where. Her Mom home schools her along with her neighbor, Steven. She finds herself hanging out with him a lot, though she finds him incredibly annoying. She probably hangs out with him because there is no one else around. He likes to have fun and can be a little crazy. When Mindy isn't with Steven, she often works on her cartooning. But that isn't to often, since Steven drags her every where.
Name: Rachel 'Red' Wilson
Birthday: June 19th
Lives in: Flordia
Siblings: 2 brothers, Vincent Wilson, 26, Andrew Wilson, 19
Rachel, or 'Red' is quiet but confident. She lives with her older brother Vincent who makes a living as a vet, while her mom is in Hollywood keeping her acting career alive. Red is reliable, and keeps her word. She got her nickname, Red when she was four. She saw some highschoolers with streaks of blue in their hair. Rachel wanted something like that, so she got some red dye and put one long streak of red in her hair. She didn't know it was permanent, and she had that streak for a year. But she still has it today, because she dyes it often.
Name: Zo Clark
Birthday: April 3
Lives in: Cape Cod (Massachusetts)
Siblings: 1 sister, Jo Clark, 13
Zo is the younger twin of Zo and Jo Clark. She is smart, resourceful, and VERY likable. Everyone has a smile on their face when she walks by. She is the to go person if you need something fixed. She has a lot of responsibility on her shoulders since her Mom is at work all day. She runs all the errands cleans the house and works on inventions. It makes her a very reliable person. Even though she looks just likes her sister, the thing that sets them apart is their personalities.
I know I ddin't do a profile yesterday, and I won't be doing that today either. You see, I was in Pittsburgh this weekend, and we got back this evening. Quite a fun trip. My photos are uploading, so during that time, I'll tell you what we did.
The day we left we went straight to a baseball game. Pirates vs Padres. It was exciting! Pirates won, 11 to 5. Ouch! Watching it made me a Pirates fan! Today we visited University of Pitt. I'm thinking about going there.
Well, my photos have finished. So here they are!
My Dad was sleeping and his mouth was open. I couldn't resit!
This is Kevin the pigeon.
The field! The crowd is staring to build!
My Hot Dog. I didn't realize how big it would be. I managed to eat it, but just barely.
Let the game begin. (Actually, it already started. Padres were leading by 5 points and the Pirites were having a pep talk.)
Later in the Game, the Padres catcher giving the pitcher advise, because the Pirites are coming from behind.
The Short stop brought the crowd to its feet when he hit the grand slam!
Name: Miranda Lockette
Birthday: March 11
Lives in: Iowa
Siblings: 2 sisters, Delilah Lockette, 14, Georgia Lockette, 14
Miranda is the second of the Lockette triplets, and is also the one forgetton. Her Dad is very pround of her sisters, but forgets Miranda is there. She barely noticable at school as well. Teachers forget about her. The only person who notices her is her Mom, but they never see each other thanks to her Mom work hours. Miranda suffers from depression. She always has a frown. But an unexpected visitor helps Miranda cheer up a bit, or at least tries...
As I'm sure you've noticed, I have been posting profiles of people. Not just any people though, these people are my main characters in some of my books. I will be trying to post one a day. So let's move on to the next one.
Name: Luna Monarch
Birthday: August 17th
Lives in: Michigan
Siblings: 1 sister, Isabelle Monarch, 19.
Luna likes to be in the center of attention. She isn't afraid to preform in anyway. She let's her confidence show. She loves anything bright and colorful. It's no wonder why so many people like her. Her sport is Archery, which she has been doing for years now, and it excelling at it. She loves spending time with her life long friend Tommy, and her other friend, Jane. This trio get's along so well it's amazing.
Name: Ali Davidson
Birthday: May 4th
Lives in: Colorado
Ali is insecure and constantly wishes she was someone else. She is quiet and shy, and doesn't talk much. She has one life long friend named Steph who she talks to. She also talks to her Guinea pig, Nibbles. She lives with her Mom, who's an inventor, because her Dad left when she was young. Elizabeth, a popular girl insits that her dad is the well known crook, Code Davidson. Ali ignores the comment, but is Elizabeth right?
Name: Julie Trane
Birthday: July 14th
Lives in: Alabama
Siblings: 1 brother. Peter Trane, 7
Julie is an active girl who like to be envolved in everything. She lives in one of the smallest towns in Alabama so she knows just about everyone in town and everyone knows her. She is quite observant and notices a lot of little things people miss. She loves running and is the fastest girl in school. Aside from that she enjoys playing with her brother and reading, mostly about mystical creatures, like fairies and goblins. She believes they're real, but are they?
Name: Samantha (Sammy) Carson
Birthday: Febuary 18th
Lives in: Texas
Siblings: 2 sisters. Katie Carson, 6, Jess Carson, 6 months, 1 brother. Johnny Carson, 3
Samantha is a girl who loves to have fun, and the way she does it is by pulling pranks on people. She gets a kick out of it, even when other people don't. She has a way of sneaking them so she doesn't get caught. She mostly plays harmless pranks that people can laugh at with her, but sometimes she can't help herself and can get people pretty mad. Even though she is like this, she is a likable person and will always lend a hand...just be careful of her hand buzzer.
Name: Emma B. Simm
Birthday: November 18th
Lives in: New Jersey
Siblings: 2 Brothers: Zac Simm, 15 and Logan Simm, 15.
Emma B. Is your average teenager who isn't so average. She puts a twist on every average situation. It can be a danger to hang out with her because she's completely unpredictable. She has an interesting logic that makes her seem clever, and sometimes she is. She has many ideas on how things should be. It may sound like she's bossy, but she's not. Her head just doesn't work like a normal teenage girl. She is always herself and doesn't care what other people think. It's what makes her unique...and strange.
I look out my bedroom window and I see on of my favorite trees right there. It's small, but I can see it's green leaves when I look out at it.
I'm afraid this tree isn't doing to well. It is loosing it's leaves. The ones that manged to stay on are turning yellow. It has never done that this early. It make me unhappy, to the tree like this.
I think of it, at the end of spring, my Dad thought the leaves on the tree didn't look as green, or as big. I didn't notice. I'm thinking he was right. It's a shame really.
You know, I sometimes can't help it. I look at my blog and decide it's old. I need to change it a bit. So I re-did the background. Although the first one wasn't bad, I think this one looks very nice.
It changes as I change. My interest and personallity have changed over the years, but I have found three things I love, and probably always will. Softball of course, my book writing, and birds.
It's hard to believe it's already half way through the summer. Enjoy the rest everyone!
They have returned. My Thursday Class dreams.
I always have them during the school year, and sometimes in the summer. But I've been having a lot of them latley.
My dreams are....weird. They don't make any sense, stuff that wouldn't happen in real life happen, and all that other stuff. Here is my most normal dream. which I had end of May:
It's confirmation day, and everything went well, except I was the only one saying anything, our pastor was a...hippie, and instead of candles, they gave us fireballs. Other than that, pretty normal.
In my Thursday class dreams, it's only people I know from Thursday classes that are in it, and in Church dreams only church friends, and in Softball dreams, only softball friends. But lately one of my church friends keeps ending up in my dreams, even when they don't belong. I can't figure out why.
Coming up next it Rita's life, helping with Choir Camp! That's what a he'd say if there was a newscaster announcing my life.
Yes, next week is choir camp. I will be helping the Vibrant Vibrations. This camp is different than VBS.
For one thing, Choir Camp last the whole day. It's for 3-6 graders. And it's all in one room. One similar thing is that there is a different theme each year, but Choir Camp just uses the same theme each year.
I've got it! What, you may ask. Oh, not much. Just my thursday class schedule. Hard to believe that this will be year three of thursday classes, and that I'll be in the 9th grade.
I think, Thursday Classes saved me. Before my Mom had told me about it, I was thinking about going back to public school. Maybe finish middle school here, but then for high school go back. Now that I've been to Thursday classes, I'm going to keep homeschooling through High School.
Anyway, here is my schedule for 2012-13
12-Pysical Science (It's a two hour class)
1- Oil Painting
We haven't quite worked out guitar yet, but I'm going to do it. The reason 3 o' clock is an option is because Stella will have a class at 3. I'm excited for this year. I will have a friend who is going into the 7th grade, and he will be joining Stella and I. It's exciting.
I'm brain storming what fun things to do this summer aside from our trips.
In about two weeks I'm helping with Choir Camp, which is another camp at my church, and sometime this month we'll be going on a long bike ride. August we'll be going to the Gettysburg campsite, and shortly after, to Pittsburgh to see a Pirtites game.
I have my summer reading list. my mom usually gives prizes, but this year I get a dollar for every book I read. I've been reading Rebecca, but I haven't been enjoying it. Frankly, it's quite boring. So I'm taking a break from that book. I'm going through my list to see what other books I have to read.
Softball used to control my summer. We'd have two practices a week, and tournaments on Sundays, that would take up the whole day. This summer, they couldn't get a summer team together, so no softball this summer. I'm upset, because I was looking forward to the tournaments, but in a way I'm glad. I can stand being in catchers gear for three games in 90 degree heat, but once it reaches 100, well, I'll play a game and a half, but not three.
So what to do this summer besides the trips? Write. Read. Maybe go to the pool one weekend. I will have a good summer. I'm determened to!
Happy 4th! Due to some....problems....we weren't able to go to the carnival until today. We just got back. It was a great time. They had some new rides, but in exchange they got rid of some of my favorite rides, like the Star Ship, Pirate Ship, and Bumper Cars. Here is what I did, and how I felt.
Round-Up: It's basically the Star Ship. It spins so fast that you are stuck against the wall, but it tilts to the side, and it looks like a satellite.
Rock Star: There is a row of chairs. It rock from side to side and when it get to the top it goes back down and around. It does not go upside down.
Tornado: There is a group of four chairs and it basically goes around in a circle. I'd say it was kind of boring.
Ferris Wheel: Always a good time. I love the view when you get to the top.
Dels Lemonade: I got some Del's lemonade while I watched my sister and cousin do some bunge jumping.
Rock Star 2: My cousin and I went on this ride again.
Round-Up 2: Look above.
Ballon Darts: I love this game. I got three darts. I threw my first one and of course, it hit the only spot there weren't any ballons. The venter handed the dart back to me and said 'I'll give you another shot with this dart. Now if you're going to throw like a girl, throw like a big girl.' That kind of motivaded me andI popped ballons with all three of my darts. I got a pink dog with a heart that said 'I Love You'
Zipper: Never agian. No matter how much you beg me, I will not be going on this ride ever again. It's a log pole that turns. You get in a cage. The cage keeps flipping everywhere. It's so scary. My cousin and I agreed that we would go on togehter. We were screaming so loudly. When we got off, I was shaking, and scared, but I didn't feel sick. My cousin on the other hand...
Cotton Candy: I got Cotton Candy! What else is there to say?
Ducks: I had two dollars left after that, so I went to a game where you pick a duck, is it has a S, you get a small prize, M=Medium, L=Large, and XL=Extra Large. I got a L, so I picked a turtle.
It was a fun day at the carnival.
July 2nd, 2012. Two more days.
4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. The fireworks! The celebrations! Everything!
Today, we will be going to one of my favorite traditions, the carnival! Every year we go to a carnival. They have rides and games that are always fun to do. I like trying a different thing each time. Last year I tried out a ride called the orbiter, and the year before I tried the Star Ship. I'm not sure what I will try this year. It just depends what's new.
I do know which ride I will be going on this year, I'm just not sure in what order, and some of them I'll probably go on twice.
Ferris Wheel (Classic)
Star Ship (It's awesome)
Hang Glider (It was surprisenly fun)
Bump Cars (Always a good time)
Pirite Ship (I may go further in the back this time)
Those are one I'll defainlly be going on. I may get there and see another ride that I forgot about and then I'll go on there as well. It jsut depends. Well, I must get ready for the day. ~Rita~
I have found a way to give myself an headache...accidentally, of course. I was thinking of a book idea, but then I thought 'STOP!' and I started to fight the feeling, and I got a headache.
I feel guilty. I remember the formings of the ideas, but I haven't developed it yet. I feel kind of guilty about it. I can't decide whether to develop the story, or leave it be until I catch up on writing. What do you guys think?
Tomorrow is the start of VBS (Vacation Bible School) at my church. A day camp through out the week for those in PreK-5th grade. Sine I am to old to be a camper, I'll be a Junior counselor.
It is Hard to believe it is my third year of helping already! I remember when I first started.
2010- My Mom was always the Rec leader. I loved to go to that class because I would get to see my Mom. So In knew that I wanted to be junior counselor with her. That was a fun year. I remember the last day. We were doing the mento and coca-cola experiment. We had tubes which we would stick the mentos in. Then we would pull the pin, run, and watch the coke blow sky-high. Well, we were doing four at a time. So the four of us (me and the other junior counselors) were getting ready. Well, VJ accidentally pulled his pin. The other two noticed and ran, but I didn't. He tried to stop it with his thumb. I got sprayed with coca-cola.
2011- I decided to help with Rec again. That year was HOT! So we didn't do as many running activities, but more science activities. We made slime one day, and we also made ice cream on the last day.
This year- This year, I decided to do something different. I'm helping the littlest kids, and I believe my friend Julia will be helping as well. This is going to be a fun year!
Ah....summer. I'm not officially on summer break yet. I'm almost done with school though. This summer, instead of making a list of activities I want to do, I set myself two goals. I think I can do it.
Goal #1: Learn to Bat Left Handed
I am one-hundred percent right-handed. No doubt about it. Everything I do I'm doing it right handed. Writing, throwing, and batting. In softball, there is a hit called 'The Slap'. What you do, is when the ball is being pitched, you run toward it and sort of "slap" the ball. It normally does toward the Third Base man. Guess which batters normally do 'The Slap'. Left Handers. While Right handers can slap, it doesn't work as well. The ball would probably go toward the First base man, which is what we don't want. Nobody on our team is left handed. So I decided that over the summer, during sort of the break in the season, I was going to teach myself how to bat lefty. Of course, I would still be a righty, but also a lefty. It is said that:
1: Lefties tend to trip up the pitcher since there aren't a lot of them
2: Lefties are closer to first base then the righties, so they don't have to take an extra step
I think I can do it. I'm going little by little. Here is my plan
1: Find out what the batting stance for lefties is (Probably the same for righties\s, just in reverse)
2: Practice swinging leftie
3: Once it stops feeling weird, try hitting balls leftie
So there is Goal #1
Goal #2: WRITE!
The fact is, I have a lot of book ideas, and I'm still thinking of some! This normally wouldn't be a bad thing. But right now, it is. I'm not writing them fast enough. Remember that book idea I had back in April? Sandy Zendas? I have had four more book ideas since. One of them I thought of two days ago! So I also need to do A LOT of writing. I need to write like my life depends on it!
Yesterday was the day. I got confirmed. I'm now in charge of my faith. Here is my day from yesterday.
On Saturday, we actually had a confirmation dinner, where all the confirmans and their families come for a dinner. My family and I shared a table with my friend and his family.
We shared our verses and what they meant to us. Sort of like our speeches. Every ones went well. Some lasted ten seconds, maybe less. Most lasted half a minute. One or two lasted nearly a minute....maybe two.
Well, I woke up the next day shaking, thinking 'This is it.'. I got up and got ready. I had to be there at ten, an hour before the service. So my mom and cousin went with me while my dad, sister, grandparents, and the rest of my cousins came about an hour later. I got in my robe and waited in the back of the church. We walked up the isle and into our pews. We walked up to the alter and knealed. We recieve our candles and we went back to the pews.
Of course, that was just the service. Afterwards we got panera and cupcakes and went home for some fun. I got a fancier charm braclet which is something I've always wanted. Yes, it was great.
I must share an experiment I am doing!
One of my favorite authors, Rick Riordan, has written some of my favorite books. One thing I like about them is that there are a couple of romance scenes every once and a while. I've always toyed with the idea of maybe adding some romance somewhere, because I know I'm going to do it eventually, and I might as well try it out.
A book I'm writing now takes place in the Middle Ages. when people were courting, people would arrange "dates" for their children. My main charater is fourteen, and back then that was about the age people got married. So I started to work.
I hope this will go well. I don't have much experience, but I've studied Rick Riordans parts, and I think I can do this. Wish me luck!
We went on a field trip on Tuesday. We went to Strathmore to see....the dogs. Dogs here dogs there, they're so cute! Sadly, they do not allow pictures inside the exhibit, otherwise I would've taken photos. But....they didn't say anything about OUTSIDE.
High school. When September comes along, I'll be in High school. Kind of a scary thought. tonight I'll have an orentation for everyone who is going into the 9th grade. We kind talk about high school credits, what our schedule should be like, stuff like that.
I don't really want to go to high school, because that means I'll just be closer to being an adult. Sometimes I wish I was still a little girl, and that I was still sitting in my Mom's lap.
On the other hand, I'm excited. Because being a step closer to being an adult isn't a bad thing. I think the thought is just a little scary to me at the moment. You'll become more responsible. You'll become you're own person, where you make your own decisions. That isn't bad at all.
Well, after two years, it's finally here. Ok, it's not for another month, but with everything going on, it feels like it's here. My Confirmation.
Here's the deal. When we were baptized, our parents promised to help us grow in faith and to walk as a child of God. Now we're in eighth grade, and the time has come, where WE are taking our faith in our own hands. We decide how we are going to live in God. How we are going to recognize God in our everyday lives.
I was excited for this day since the 6th grade, but now that it's here....gosh. I'm making a promise to grow in faith by myself without any help. It's scary. But I think I'm ready. I feel I've taken my own faith and I'm doing what I will promise to do already. I feel I have been since the beginning of 7th grade.
It started when my dog died. I was devastated. But now, I see it happened for a reason. I got a new aspect on life. I started to recognize God around me and in everything I do. I now understand God has a plan for me, and he makes things happen, good and bad, to keep us on the right path. If my dog had NOT died, I'd probably still be where I was in the 6th grade. I wouldn't be ready for my Confirmation, I don't think.
Yes, I'm ready. I have to go to an interview with the Pastors at my church later, and I must prepare.
Queen Ima does this a lot on her throne. Book writing.
Oh what to write here, on this page. It's mine to write on. I can say whatever I want. When I'm writing my books, I just write. Here, I seem to draw a blank.
*tap*tap*tap*tap* go the keys on my keyboard when I write my books. Here, it is more like:
*tap*tap*tap*.....erase*tap*tap*tap*.......erase. Much different.
It takes me three-five minutes to write a full page of a book. Here, it can take me ten minutes to finish this whole post. Slow!
In softball it's different. Instead of *tap* when you hit a ball, it goes *BAM*
Anyway, it is late and I'm starting to dose off.
I've had a grumpy week. I can't quite explain why, I just have. I don't have my dear Thursday Classes anymore, and I'm missing my friends. Last week I didn't play any softball, which was depressing. But I just don't know.
I need to get in a good mood. I hope tomorrow will make things better. My friends birthday is coming up. We have a tradition. My birthday is in March. My friends is in April. My sisters is in May. When one of our birthdays comes around, we go to lunch, get some ice cream, and go see a movie. Who chooses depends on whose birthday it is. my birthday I chose 'The Lorax'. My friend has chosen 'Pirites! Band of Misfits!' It looks funny, but of course, it's the same creators of Wallace and Gromit, which are awesome, so it'll be good.
I finished reading Romeo and Juliet for school today. It STUNK!
Allow me to explain. Part of the reason I don't like the story is because the lovey-dovey stuff, isn't my thing. That, and I focused mostly on when they killed themselves because neither one could stand to live without the other. BLECH!
Worst of all, I have to watch two movies. one of the actual play, and West Side Story, a movie based on the play. Great......
I forgot. On Easter Sunday I accomplished numbers 6, 8, and 13 on my list of things to do this spring. Get chocolate, get more chocolate, and get even more chocolate.
I got a lot of chocolate on Easter......although I must confess I ate all of it. Oh well. Maybe I'll get some more sometime!
I have quite a few hobbies that I enjoy. One of my favorites is one I've been since the beginning of first grade. Softball. It is one of my favorite things, by far. I love how the adrenaline rushes through you when you're running from base to base, the sound the ball makes when it whams into the glove, and the feeling of pleasure you get when you the ball you hit goes sailing into the outfield. I love these things of softball.
Today we had a double header. two back to back games with only a five minute break in between the two. Barely enough time to eat your sandwich. we won the first game easily. Although we didn't win the second game, we played a great game.
My positions are catcher, and outfield. To day, I played catcher for all the innings in the first game, and all but two in the second game. It's quite tiring to be out there in the sun with all that equipment on and basically doing a bunch of squats over and over again. It is quite fun though. You got to be a brick wall. Let nothing get behind you.
I can't wait for our next double header.
Sitting. That is what I've been doing recently. I'm doing it now. On Friday we went to Rhode Island to see our grandparents, and the trip is seven hours. So I sat nearly all day on Friday.
On Saturday my grandma handed me a collection of three DVD's called 'Mr. Bean'. It was so funny that my sister and I sat in front of the TV all day watching them all.
Sunday was Easter, so I sat by my Easter basket most of the day and ate all my jellybeans and most of my chocolate.
Monday my Mom said 'Hey, let's go see the Hunger Games today!' So we sat in the car half an hour to get to the theater, then we spent two hours in the theater (good movie by the way) and then we sat for another half and hour on the way back.
I can't remember what I did Tuesday, but it probably involved some sitting.
Wednesday we sat in the car another seven hours on our way home.
Then yesterday we had to go o the orientation for Thursday Classes. We drove there,sat through an orientation, then we sat to eat at McDonalds, then we drove back, then we sat through three orientations, then we drove to Sears, then we drove BACK to the orientation, I sat while Stella sat through two more orientations, then we drove to collage park, then we drove home.
Today we drove here to Havre de Grace which took at least an hour, and so far I've been sitting here reading or something. Hope your day doesn't involve as much sitting as my week.
Crazy. Fun. Sad. Awesome. Some words to describe the last day of Thursday Classes for the year. I will dearly miss all of my friends there. I don't think I can survive till September. I've thought about some classes for next year, but I will get to that later. For now, here is my last post about classes for some time.
Guitar: Well, Mr. Abshire gave us back our finial test, and for the most part we jammed and talked about cellos, dogs, and comedians.
Journalism: We put together the very last issue of the Middle School Movement. Then we played 'Man Bites Dog'. Basically Mrs. Branham gives each pair five cards. Each card has a word that is worth points. You try to make a headline that makes sense out of the words you are given. Some of the headlines included 'Singer Burns Fake Lady' and 'Blind Actress Runs of with Mob Boss'
Watercolor: We had our finial test for water color. A sky wash. Then we showed the class one of our best and favorite paintings. I got the whole class to sign a card for out teacher, Mrs. Norman, and she loved it.
Improv: I lost rock paper scicors for the second time in a row, and for the forth time, maybe fifth, this semester. Penalty each time: You must sing the Improv song. I must say it felt special to lose this time because I was one of the last four people to sing the Improv song for the year.
Volleyball: We had our game against the set up crew. It was us smaller, skinny girls vs the TALL ( I mean tall) high school guys. Yet, the team I was on, team 1, managed to beat them. Yay!
So that was the last day. I do have some idea of the classes I want to take next year....
Physical Science is a definite yes. So is Guitar if I can fit it into my schedule. Oil Painting is a probably. Volleyball depends on my other classes and when I manage to get a study hall. And Yearbook is a maybe. I'll decide on that one AFTER the orentation this Thursday.
Number 7 on my list of things to do during Spring Time: Stop coming up of book ideas until I catch up a bit on writing. Well, I'm sorry to say I have not followed this one and it is now what I shall call 'Terminated'
I couldn't help myself. I tried to stop myself, but once I start thinking, I can't stop. This new book, the beginnings of the idea were just so good it over came me. I had to continue.
Sandy Zendas is the main characters name, and she and her twin brother Andy will go on an adventure they will never forget. That's all I'll say about this new book. Ah, the art of leaving people hanging....
It's hard to describe how I think of book ideas. I don't try to think of one, I let them come to me. They come to me at the strangest times. One of my best book ideas I thought of while staring at the ceiling trying to sleep. Another one looking out the car window. They come at times when I'm alone and I have time to think to myself. For example, another book idea I thought of during the church sermon. But I've never had an idea come during classes. There is WAY to much going on there for me to possibly focus.
Well, I'll let you all go now.
I enjoy the...simple things in life. The things people don't think about much. Christmas this past year, a lot of people were saying how they got all these cool gadgets. Me, none for me. I got simple, fun little things. The closest gift to technology I received was the CD. So, here are some simple little enjoyments I have.
Ah, my friends the penguins from the Aviary. I do know what kind of penguin they are, but it'd be wrong to share online. Ah a little pleasure I have.
There are my Moms iris's blooming in the garden. My favorite flower, especially if purple.
My side table of dogs. It's sort made to remember my two faithful dogs, Billie and Dodger.
Rick Riordan books. I have a whole shelf just for them. Obsession? Maybe....
Need I say more?
The piano is definably toward the top of the list of pleasures.
And of course, my camera. Oh, it is one of the greatest things ever.
Today I started with the Iowa testing, and I will continue it tomorrow. Our SAT's aren't really for us, it's for our parents to see what they're doing wrong.
Anyway, I got a seat next to my friend Mackenzie. I saw three of my other friends too. Today was mostly the Language Arts part of the test, and Language Arts is NOT my strong suit. I'm more of a Math type of person. But that part comes tomorrow.
They say we can raise our hands if we have a question and someone will come help you, but most of the hands went up when we were filling out our information, like our name, when we were born, and all that stuff. Barely any hands went up during the actual test.
Anyway, please pray I survive tomorrow.
So now that spring has started, I better get started on my list. Tonight, I will accomplish #19: See all my old nieghborhood friends.
We're having a potluck tonight, and my mom invited all the old neighbors. They can all come. So tonight, it'll be just like the old days. Running around having fun. It'll be great.
All my old neighbors moved away so then I was all alone. It's been awhile since I've seen them all. At least a year. Everyone will be different but it'll be fun. I can't wait.
Today is my moms' birthday. I love how she has been there for me all fourteen years of my life, and she always will be.
I made her a card (because homemade ones are the best) with a poem I wrote:
I know you'll be there
I feel safe in you arms
I know you'll protect me
From all of lifes harms
I got her a bracelet with tiny little stones strung on it, and in the middle a heart with a 'B' on it. I got it on our recent trip to Great Wolf Lodge. My sister and I went with a friend and his family, so it was a perfect time to see if I could find something for her birthday.
I walked in the gift shop and saw it, and it was the only one with a 'B' on it. Since I was planning to buy it the next day, I hid behind the same three necklaces that instead had the name 'Erin' on it to grantee it would still be there when I went back.
Anyway, I hope my Mom has an amazing birthday. I love her.
Everyone has a special link at classes. Although you may not personally know everybody there, everyone there is friends with everyone.
Guitar: In guitar we mostly reviewed on some of the basic things, since there will be a test in two weeks. Our homework, is to do something with our guitar, as long as we DON'T smack someone in the head with, even though it can be tempting.
Journalism: In journalism we had to bring in a comic strip that we read and enjoy. It wasn't a surprise when more than one person brought in the same comic strip. Four people brought in Peanuts. Three people did Garfield. I did Pearls Before Swine. Someone did Baby Blues, someone did Pickles, and someone did Foxtrot. That's all I can remember. Then we talked about Editorial Cartoons. We have to do one that homeschooling middle schoolers can relate too.
Watercolor: We went down to the farm right next to the church we have classes and we got to paint whatever we wanted (as long as we didn't get in the way ). My friends Erin, Emile and I painted the chickens. When we first got there, the chickens thought we had food so they all crowded around the fence and they were really loud. Then they figured out we didn't have food so the started walking off.
Improv: In Improv we played a new game. Mrs. Abbot chooses a fairy tale. She figures out how many characters we need and she calls up that many volunteers. Then they have to reenact it in One minute Thirty seconds. Then they do it again but in a minute. Then thirty seconds, fifteen seconds, and last but not least, five seconds. You can image how crazy it is when it gets down to five seconds. I was Little Red Riding Hood, and when it got down to fifteen seconds, Ibi, who was the woodsman, decided it would be quicker to just shoot the wolf with a gun, than to walk up and chop off it's head.
Volleyball: We played against Hampshire View. our team almost beat them. We lost by two points. most of the kids in study hall came out to watch us play. It was a fun day.
Being sick stinks. I mean, you feel miserable, and you want to do nothing but sleep. I have a stomach bug at the moment. Although I am feeling better, I will not be going to piano, or choir today. All that is left to do is hope I'll be well enough tomorrow to go to Thursday Classes. I do not want to miss classes.
One year in the fifth grade I had a stomach bug and all I did that Sunday was drink ginger ale and sleep. You can image how hungry I must've been the next day. Well, my Mom didn't want me to give whatever I had to my friend who used to homeschool with us so the whole day I got to sit on the stairs and do my work there. Fun.
Anyway, I must go now.
I had an awesome birthday yesterday. It wasn't rushed or busy so we could relax a little bit. We had Seria Turkey Sandwhiches, follwed by Blueberry Muffin Cake. And I got some nice presents from my family. My sister gave me a clock that makes a different bird sound every hour, and my parents gave me a bird necklace, a 'How to Draw Birds with Colored Pencils' book, and an big and heavy book that has almost every bird in the world in it. My Mom said 'It's a birdy birthday for someone who's cukoo'
March 5th, 2012. One last day.
Ahh...just have to survive today, and when I wake up tomorrow, I'll be fourteen. My last day of being thirteen. I can't wait. I feel like I will be an official teenager once I'm fourteen. Thirteen is teenage years as well, but for some reason fourteen seems like that's when it's official.
I remember when I turned three I got some froggy rainboots, and I loved them so much I exclaimed I was going to wear them to bed.
My 12th birthday was on a Saturday, and my 13th birthday was on a Sunday, so I thought "Sweet! I can sleep in a little on my birthday" those two years. Well, I wanted to at least sleep in till eight, but no, my sister had to wake me up at seven both years. Now I have to wait four years for my birthday to land on a weekend.
But I have tomorrow to look forward too. I can't wait!
March 4, 2012. Two more days!
This is my fiftith post. It's quite exciting, but that's not why I'm here.
I can hardly contain my excitment for my birthday. I already had a party that was fun, but we stayed up much later than we should have... We played a bunch of games which were so much fun, and we had pizza, and some ice cream. Then we did preasents and we watched a movie. Than we played some more games.
In the morning we had some pancakes and we were going to play pretend, but as soon as we were ready everyones parents came at almost the same time. Itwas fun.
Algebra. It's a funny thing. Everyone either loves it and never wants to stop doing it. Or they hate it and never want to see it again. I have to be the only person in the world who is a mix of the two. I like some parts of Algebra, but others parts not so much.
Right now I'm working on graphing the 'Algebra Way' and I'm enjoying that. But polynomials are a completely different story. I won't even get into that.
In arithmetic subtracting is subtracting. Easy. Algebra subtracting is adding a negitive. The problem is they just drop it on you without a warning. So then you get all confused.
And since when is 'x' and number? One minute, it's a letter. Next minute, it's a number. Not just a number, but a secret number. You have to figure it out so then here comes the adding a negitive again.
Algebra is confusing.
February 28th, 2012. One week.
I spent too much time on screens I think. So I told myself at the beginning of the year this: "Stop sitting in front of a glowing box and get outside in the sun!" I've been trying to get outside since but I haven't been that motivated. I know it's cold out. Personally, I'd rather been doing things outside when it's warmer than colder.
Yesterday was a perfect day, so I rode my bike around the block and did some sidewalk chalk. Today is colder, but I will be going outside.
To help keep me motivated I'm going post on Saturdays what I did each day of that week to get outside. The one exception is Thursday Classes. I have to be inside doing school and going from class to class, so I won't exactly get the chance to get outside. At least I'm not in front of a glowing box.
Date: February 27th, 2012. 8 more days.
We went to the big apple Friday morning-Saturday evening. It was a blast. Now, here are 20 fun things I want to do this spring.
1. Ride my bike as much as possible
2. Watch the birds fly by
3. Do more crafts
4.Write more books
5. Hang out with friends
6. Get chocolate, and LOTS of it
7. Stop coming up with book ideas until I catch up on writing
8. Get more chocolate
9. Hang out with the neighbors puppy
10. Study birds
11. Lay in the grass and look at the sky
12. Get a hamock
13. Get even more chocolate
14. Make some more videos
15. Collect more pins for my collection
16. Celebrate as many birthdays as possible
17. Draw and paint some more
18. Practice more softball and volleyball
19. See all my old neighoborhood friends again ( time to start convincing mom )
20. To live life
Just 12 more days. 12 more days and it will be here. what you ask? My birthday. I'll be turning 14. It's quite exciting. I'm counting down the days since it won't be too far from now.
Between now and my birthday, I've got to get a cavity filled, go to a concert, and one thursday class in the mix of it all. Then March 6th will be here.
I collect button pins. I only wear two of them. The others live on my bulletin board. One of the two pins I actually wear is one that say's 'Rita's Birthday' on it, and I where every year on March 6th. I got when I was four I think, so that will be ten years of wearing it.