Sunday, September 6, 2020

Wait..... It's September?!

     Hello!!!! I feel like August just flew past! Do you? But August was, well, pretty unlucky for us. 

    First off, my brother had a poison ivy rash from head to toe. Then, we found a bullseye rash on his arm, and he was at the doctor three times. All this happened about two weeks ago. 

    Then, two weeks ago,Tuesday, August 26, my sister was scootering down the hill, and a car went past, and scared her. She tried to stop, but fell, and rammed her left arm into the ground and broke it. Daddy took her to Med Express, and they put it in a splint and a sling, and yesterday, she went to a specialist, and got a plaster cast.    

    On last Saturday, the baby..... did something, and no one knows what happened, but there's a huge gash in her tongue. Or was. It's almost better now.

    Now, the climax. Monday morning, Daddy took me in to do blood work. Since we were in town anyway, we stopped at the library to pick up a DVD (Anne of Green Gables) that we had ordered. But. The DVD would not start. We tried for 30 minutes to get it to start, on the computer, the laptop, everywhere. Fine, I thought. I'll just make soft pretzels instead. 

But this makes really small batches, so I made four batches, and that filled two cookie sheets. Anyway, I had about two pretzels left to shape, when I knocked a cup off the counter, and it shattered. I decided that I would quickly finish my pan of pretzels, and then clean it up. Well, you can probably guess what happened. I forgot that I had broken a cup, turned to wash my hands, and stepped into the mess. I cut my heel up pretty bad, and I'm not even going to put in a picture of my heel, because it looks so gross it's unbelievable. One of my friends almost threw up when I showed her the picture. I didn't walk till Wednesday, at least not without the help of my lovely crutches. It's pretty much better by now, but if I walk too much, it starts to hurt again. 

    Well, wish us luck. I'm just waiting for the house to burn down, or something. Bye!! 

    

Thursday, August 13, 2020

     Hey guys. I have not posted in forever! Sorry about that! We started school on Monday. Why is it that the first day, you love school but the next 179 days are agony? It makes no sense! 

    I got a ukulele on Saturday, and have been plinking around the house all day ever since. I can play, "You Are My Sunshine," but that's about the extent of my repertoire ;) 

    I got new ink for my fountain pen. The second most satisfying sound in the world is the sound of a fountain pen scratching across paper...... Ahhhhh.

    The most satisfying sound in the world is...... my typewriter!! I  have an old fashioned one, one you don't plug in or anything. I love it so much. There is only one problem. If you mess up, the only thing you can do is put X's across it.

    My little sister does not know what to think of us doing school. Of course, she doesn't remember last year. She wasn't even one then. This morning, she just walked in circles around the house, and cranked. She fell of a chair, which added to her displeasure. She scribbled on our school work, and chewed an eraser off a pencil. We have those twisty erasers, and there was an extra one, and she got it. But that wasn't enough. Oh no. She HAD to have three of them in her hands, or she threw a major tantrum. She's so funny and cute and fat😍. She'll get used to us sitting around the table every morning. I hope. 

    In other news, I have been reading "The Witch of Blackbird Pond," by Elizabeth George Speare, and "Anne of Ingleside," by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The witch of blackbird pond is not about an actual witch; it's about a girl back in the 1700's. She could swim, so everybody thought she was a witch🙄. It's a really good book. And, of course, Anne of Ingleside is the sixth book in the Anne of Green Gables series. 


      Have you started school yet? Have you ever read The Witch of Blackbird Pond, or Anne of Ingleside? Have you ever written anything with a fountain pen or typewriter? Do you play any instruments? Comment below, and tell me!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

My Favorite Things Tag!

Hey everybody! I haven't posted in a while, and I'm sorry, but now I'm back with a fun tag,
                                
                                                            Rules:
💗 Thank and link back to the person who tagged you. Thank you, Autumn!

💗Thank and link back to the person who started the tag. Thanks, Beth!

💗Write about eight of your favorite things in your post

💗Add at least two photos or gifs that have to do with your favorite things

💗Tag at least eight people (if you don't know that many people, just do as many as you can)

💗Put the eight rules in your blog post

💗Include the picture above for the beginning of your blog post

💗Have fun!

      Okay, here we go.

1. My Family. I love these people. I don't know how I'd manage without them!

2. My books. I could read for 5 hours straight, if I were allowed to (which I'm not).


3. Swimming. On a hot day, going back to the swimming hole in our creek has got to be the best thing ever!


4.S'mores. I love chocolate, I love marshmallows, I love graham crackers. And put together? SO delicious!


5. Fireflies. These twinkly little bugs are fun to try to catch!Fireflies | National Geographic


6. Hot chocolate
                                    Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate | Recipe | Torani


7. My cousins. 


8. Toddlers. I know some people like newborns best, because they can't do anything and/or get into trouble, but I like toddlers because they can talk to you. They can run and fetch things. They are SO cute😍 But they can also get into serious trouble with their walking and talking😉

And, wow! I'm done! Sorry I didn't put in more photos, the computer is acting up. Now, I nominate:








OK, that's it! I look forward to reading what your favorite things are, ladies!



     








Sunday, June 28, 2020

My Life Recently

Hi!! How have you all been since my last post?! I am sorry to say that I did not receive enough stories to host a short story contest. *sighs* Sorry! I have also changed my blog background. I do a double-take every time I see it, but I love it. I won't be able to post very much this summer; we have a massive garden that needs tending (😒), and I am also being snared for lawn-mower duty more and more frequently- much against my will. But I'll try to post maybe twice a month (I know that's not a lot, but I have trouble thinking of posts. *sigh*) If you have any ideas for blog posts PLEASE, either email me with the "Email Me" form on the right sidebar, or comment on the latest post. If you would like me to add your blog to the blog list, also on the right sidebar, comment, or email, and I'll put it up there. Now I'll share a little bit of what I've been doing the past week or so. First, our library is still not open. But you can go on their website, and look up books, and if they have them, you can order them. Then they call you and set up a convenient to come and pick up your books. We did that, and yesterday we went to pick up our books. They had them on a table outside, in plastic bags with your name on them. Imagine our disappointment when we realised there was another bag that we forgot to get!!! We also went to a HUGE yard sale, where we found a bunch of books, and to a bookstore, where we got 37 Nancy Drew books for a great bargain, plus a bunch of classics. Then, we sat around and read all day long (Hey, we were rolling in books! It was a dream come true!). This morning we went to the park. That's where we've been having church lately. And then we went to Wendy's for lunch, and then came home to read some more! That's about the only thing that has happened lately that is of interest- getting FIFTY new books in one day. What have you been doing lately?  ~Caitlyn

Monday, June 1, 2020

Liebster Award

               
Hello! Ellen has tagged me for the Liebster award!  Here are the rules for participating:

1. Thank the person who nominated you! Thank you Ellen😊

2. Display your award
                  
                         
3. Answer the questions you were asked.

4. Nominate 5 bloggers.

5. Ask 6 new questions

6. Let your nominees know they were nominated.

Now for Ellen's questions:


What is one thing your dad does that makes you feel loved?
No matter how tired he is evenings, he always comes downstairs to tell me goodnight, and refill my water glass on my nightstand.

Do you consider yourself a morning person?
I got up at 6:00 this morning. That answer your question😉? In case it doesn't, then, yes, I consider myself a morning person.

Would you rather watch movies or TV shows (or neither)?
 Definitely movies. My favorite? The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.

Can you describe to me one exciting moment of your life when you felt as if you were walking on air? 
My first Co-op program. I was in first grade, and only 6. I was so nervous and excited I could barely breathe. That was ages ago.....

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to, and why?
  I would change it to Margaret. Why? Because Meg was my favorite in Little Women and I always liked her name.

What is one book on your TBR that you absolutely can't WAIT to read?
Oh, um, that's a hard one. A lot of books, but the one I've been wanting to read the longest would be Winona's Pony Cart and Carney's House Party, by Maud Hart Lovelace.

That was really fun, Ellen! Now for my 6 questions:

What is your biggest fear?
Do want children when you grow up? If so, how many?
If you could pick one person, living or dead, to meet, who would that person be?
If you were stranded in the desert in the middle of summer, and you were allowed to choose three items, what would those things be?
What is the most revolting thing you have ever eaten?
If you were stranded in the wilderness with no weapons, would you rather meet a Komodo dragon, or a Grizzly Bear? (Don't know what Komodo dragon is? Go here:Komodo dragon - Wikipediaen.wikipedia.org › wiki › Komodo_dragon)




And I nominate:
Kylie@Kylie Nancy
MargaretQueenofScots in the comments
That's it, y'all! Autumn, Lilly, Leah, Sawyer Marie, and Kylie, I can't wait to read your answers.
                                                          Aurevoir,
                                                          Caitlyn
Note: The short story contest ends in 3 days. And for those of you who are worried about having to enter your email address, I can't see it. You only have to enter it so that if I want to reply to your email, it would send it to you. But after that, I can't contact you.



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