Mountains, Gandalf. Mountains!

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There are things in life that make you go, “wow.” It can be anything from a cake that plops out of the pan perfectly, to the Grand Canyon, finding out Mitch came back,  a really cool science experiment, a sunset, the ending of Infinity War, and a perfectly executed skate move. Take your pick.

My “wow” thing last Saturday was a random hike in bluffs in Scarborough.

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I love hikes, I love roughing it out, climbing things, risking falling, discovering new paths, and capturing the whole thing on my camera. Thanks to school though, and then other projects, those times are few and far in between. But when they do come, it’s pretty epic.

Last Saturday I was plugging on this laptop for said secret project that I’m super excited about that I ain’t saying a thing about when my mother told us to get moving. It was only when we were all in the car did I find out we were going to Bluffer’s, a place I haven’t been since I was nine. Long time. Good times. Anyway, let’s skip the part with traffic, headaches, and lack of internet and jump into the part we began walking.

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The good thing about fall hikes are no bug bites, beautiful foliage, and really fresh air. Not to mention perfect weather. The bad thing- where is the bad thing in this?

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Thanks, brother. The shot wouldn’t have been as interesting without you. Anyway, nothing said nostalgia like walking through those muddy paths again- a’course we walked right through some poor couple’s photoshoot, complete with real flash and what not. I hope they didn’t mind.

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Okay, so it wasn’t a mountain. It was still epic though. Although I probably was going to climb it if it weren’t for the obvious sign, the recent small landslide, certain death (because if the bluffs didn’t kill me my mother certainly would) and a camera. Hmph. 😦

But the view was more than worth it.

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Look at that. It’s beautiful.
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It was hard to take pictures of the whole thing without running into someone else taking a picture too, or (even worse) someone actually chipping off the bluffs. Which confuses me but oh well. 😛
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About ten times you’da heard someone yelling at me to slow down, and with a view like this? I didn’t blame them. It’s amazing how beautiful God’s creation is.

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Now, most of the time we go on hikes, we go to the main attraction, stay a while, then head back.

This time though, something musta taken over all of us, because we unanimously agreed to keep going. Which is probably a family thing, but oh well.

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Okay, now that I think about it I probably convinced everyone to keep going, considering how far ahead I was. 😛 But hey, it worked out!

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I think one of the “wow” things that made it for me was how peaceful the water was. It hardly looked like it was moving at all, and it kinda made me want to grab a canoe and paddle to the edge of the sea. Again, certain death stopped me. But still, it was so breath-taking. No joke, I had to catch my breath for a good five minutes.

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Someone set a wittle adowable gnomon here, so I shall show it to you as well. I almost knocked it and myself over the log in the process. XD

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By the time we decided to head back, we’d been walking for over two hours past a bluff, up a steep road, through a fancy neighborhood, and backwards (don’t ask.) And then there was one tiny problem.

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We had to walk down the side of the bluff. Like straight down. As you can see ^.

To avoid sounding like a fisherman who got the big one I’ll just say it was a really interesting trip down. 😀 And added to the “wow”.

Which this whole hike was. And which is why I enjoyed it.  My only problem later was I was hungry. XD

Have a good day, all y’all!

 

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Scribble Scrabble- The First In A Long Time

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I haven’t done an official real Scribble Scrabble in forever. Maybe cause I haven’t been random enough for one. Life and all. But now I am! *cheers* Don’t blame me. Blame my very slow laptop. It’s a little long, so get comfy.

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Last Sunday it wasn’t too cold to take a walk, so I dragged my brother to the park and thought I could take a few pictures of it.

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Thankfully it was sunny, despite the cold. Which kinda makes it better. 😛

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It was unusually quiet and empty, which was a little bit sad, but probably for the best, cause my poor camera wouldn’t survive. 😛
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Huh, now this slide reminds me of the time I fell off on and scratched my face. I was five and at church camp. Good times.
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Fall really became fall recently. All those colors everyone keeps talking about burst into view.

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And then the weather froze over, it snowed. *nod nod* Yes, there was white stuff on the roofs. It melted though, so I couldn’t cop a plea for a snow day. Moving on.

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Early this week, I did something pretty stereotypical I guess I probably should be ashamed. XD But I’m not.

I took pictures of my dessert.

Okay, but to be fair, it’s not every day one gets a full on glass of halo-halo.

What is halo-halo?

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In Tagalog, “halo halo” literally means “mix mix.”

I prefer to think of it as pure goodness.

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Basically, it’s like bubble tea. Sorta. There’s some strange things in it. Mungo beans, shaved ice, ube paste, coconut gel, and lecheflan, not to mentioned condensed milk. It’s weird, but it tastes so good.

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I guess it’s kinda silly, but hey. It’s beautiful. XD

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*sighs happily* That stuff is good.

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What else? Well, I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Megan makes inchworms out of polymer clay. And they’re really sweet too! So I thought I’d try making them. The thing is, I didn’t have polymer clay. I had homemade dough with green food coloring. So… you can see for yourself what happened.

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LOOK. LOOK AT DAT HORRIBLENESS. 😛 XD

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It looks like such a messed up pair of inchworms XD XD But I guess they’ll do fine? There’s also a snake to this odd group of salt dough animals.

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And then there’s this.

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*dies laughing* This is me, trying to be creative at 10 pm on a school night. Good heavens what on earth is this weird creature??? Guess for me, will ya please?

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Ehm. So that was more of a photo dump. I hope ya enjoyed that.

Update on the trying to get out of an unproductive rut: I’ve found that cutting off the unnecessary stuff has really helped me! 😀

Also, you might be wondering where on earth is the next part of The Ugly Ducky. (Actually you’re not, you’re glad it hasn’t appeared since because it’s so loooong) Weel, I have to admit that I’ve put it on pause. Why?

😉 There’s something I’m working on that’s much better.. I hope. Stay tuned. This one, I’m dead serious about.

And that wraps up Scribble Scrabble for today! Have a great rest of the day. 😛 Tune in next time for How To Befriend A Writer.. or something like that.

 

Life Update: It’s All Normal, Charlie Brown.

 

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Today is one of those days where everything that’s happened happened exactly the same as it did yesterday, and it’s like it repeats repeats itself and it’s very monotone.

But it’s been good. 😀 So, here’s life lately.

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Let’s see, the other week I made some brookies (brownies + cookies).. and got teased for taking professional pictures of it. 😛 Hey, it’s what I do.

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       The actual pan of brookies turned out being an epic fail.

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 ^ They aren’t round, they’re as square as that formula I had to memorize for my geometry quiz. *fumes* XD It tasted delicious, though, so in the end it was definitely worth it.

  Last week we celebrated a birthday with some chocolate cake (more chocolate! :D) and history homework.

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   Speaking of history homework, all I can gather from that was that Louis IV was a cinnamon roll and was a great king that today’s leaders could take a cue from, King John was as much a loser in real life as he was in Robin Hood, and poor kings’ sisters were married off to gain alliances with other countries. Hm. Y’know, this would made a good story, about a princess who DIDN’T get into an arranged marriage… I oughta write that down one day, when I’m not busy.

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     The sky is nice and sunny today, which is a nice change from the dreariness of the previous days. If it just rained, it wouldn’t be so bad, but no. No rain. Hmph.

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I actually made a WIP page for this here blog! 😀 It’ll take me a while to actually fill it out, you understand. Small Town’s been renamed Just Come Home, and hopefully I can write the next chapter after school.. we’ll see. 😉 I’ve kinda been a bit distracted listening to *cough cough* Something Old, Something New. O_O WAAA- that was unexpected.

As you may guess, yep, I’ve been listening and ranting about AIO again, and with good reason. *nods* Just one more Saturday til Album 65 is out, people! *squeals* *stops squealing* Oh yeah, I may or may not have mentioned that my AIO craziness and I will be showing up regularly on Welcome To Odyssey, Gracie @ Through The Eyes Of Gracie’s fan blog for AIO. So yes, I’m a confirmed fangirl. Beware. But hey, if you’re into AIO, check it out! 😀

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Yes, that’s Leo Tolstoy’s War And Peace you see over there… I wonder if I can finish it next year?

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I’ve enjoyed a lot of The Piano Guys’ music, because as we all know I am not sane unless I have headphones on or a violin in my hand, and I got the rest of my family to get into it too. Bwhahahaa… Me & My Cello and Rewrite The Stars are quickly becoming favorites.

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Snippie Time! Cause y’all like snippies, right?

 

If you keep walking past the bent elm tree, up the hill, and left of the arrow in the rock (yes, that’s supposedly famous) one way or another, you’ll see the nicest mansion this side of the county line. It’s literally a white house, with giant white columns standing on either side of a sharp black door with what looked like gold handles, black gables, and huge oak trees on the property. It’s beautiful.

Wonderful, keep walking, it’s not my home.

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What was the point of this post? To be honest, it was a pointless as Wooton’s Broken Pencil Show, but that my dears, is a recap of my life so far. 😀 Have a great day folks!

Labor Day (What I did, where I went, and why the name is deceptive)

Heyo.

It’s 11:01 pm. I should be asleep. I could use more sleep. In fact, I am dead. From school of course. Why am I writing a blog post?

*glares* Cause I can. Don’t judge.

Labor Day is deceptive.  YOU DON’T DO LABOR ON LABOR DAY. Why. It should be renamed. ‘Appreciation Of Labor Day’, how does that sound?

Anyway, regardless, it was a break. Yay! For me and my folks, we got to do cool stuff like driving to Toronto and seeing the sights.

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Yeah, ignore the graffiti. Toronto ain’t all neat and dandy. We’ve got a lot of things going on here.

(I say we, 😛 The traffic on our already long way to get here is tiring.)

Anyhoo, I’m a photographer. I capture what I see. So.. uh… here you go.

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That motorcycle looks so cool, I wanted to ride it. *nods*

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Toronto is BIG. Huge. You could spend a week here and still not see everything. The types of houses vary from street to street. This street, called Beaches, has really colorful matchbox houses. Some even looked like log cabins. Whaddya know.

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The sign on the last door is a sentiment shared by many Canadians far and wide, if you were wondering. 😉

Most of this was taken from a car window. There is zero parking space in Toronto, guys. If you wanted to tour the place, be prepared to walk. It’s crowded here.

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For this somewhat suburban kid, this was fascinating. There was so much little things to see. It was really narrow. The streets, the buildings, the bikes.

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Hi, random motorbike person. Thanks for letting me photograph ya.

Okay, peeps. Downtown is going down.

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This is Toronto. And that is the CN tower. I gotta figure out a way to get into the restaurant up there. It’s tall. It’s very tall. Oh, and that’s the Rogers Center. We have a thing for baseball. (Go, Jays!!! Please actually win or something.)

It was also very much traffic so go early if you wanna stop and take it all in.

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Ooh! Okay, so there’s a cool story behind this.

Those planes are the Canadian Snowbirds. That is an airshow they were putting at the CNE. Ever been? Neither have I, but I heard it’s a cool place. It’s one big fair or something. Anyway, while it cost money to get in the CNE, it doesn’t cost a penny to see the airshow. (I mean, they couldn’t charge us for it if they wanted to, it was an airshow after all.) It was spectacular. The planes did all sorts of loops and turns, and two planes even formed a heart with their contrails.

Was it awesome? Oh yeah. Made being stuck in the car absolutely worth it. Just made me wish I had a zoom lens.

The funny thing is if I wasn’t listening to the radio as I watched I would never have guessed that was an airshow. XD

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^ A rare glimpse of the CNE.

Then it was lake photography, which was really relaxing.

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There’s something about the lake. You can stare at it for a good half-hour and still not be bored. There’s this calming thing about the blue, the waves. And there’s this want to see what’s on the other side of the horizon. The adventure and looking for the unknown thing kicks in.

Deep musing thoughts over. XD

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Toronto’s interesting. It’s extremely diverse, and it’s as city as city goes, but I woulda never expected to be able to go fishing. How cool is that? Fishing. In a city. I’m trying that next time I come here. Some kids did try catching some fish and I was tempted to yell out, “Hope you catch something!” but didn’t want to look weirder than I already was.

If you need to know, I was walking around with a giant camera in hand. Need I say more?

But I quickly gave that up to swing on the monkey bars.

It was a great Labor Day.

I miss it.

The labor started after Labor Day.

And now I’m sleepy. Glad you stuck through it til the end!

Goodnight.

 

Takeaways From August (Scribble Scrabble)

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*eyes gleam evilly*

I have waited very long for this. My fingers have missed the clickety clackety of the keyboard. And ha, you thought I milked every drop outta August? Not yet! 😛

It’s Friday. It’s the last Friday of August 2018. BAAAAAAAAAWWWHHH.

Anyway.. I’da waited til September, but I have enough pictures to make one last August post. Hence a Scribble Scrabble XD *waits for pictures to load*

We still gotta talk about Julie, my bell pepper plant! Well, guess what. She grew up! It’s red. A red bell pepper plant.

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I mean, considering how I only want to grow stuff to eat them, this is kinda pathetic. But, hey, IT’S A VEGETABLE. Not a bad start. *sobs* She’s all grown up!

Ooh, yay, the pictures are loading!

Ahem. Anyway, so…

Crabapples. Or at least I think they’re crab apples.

We had stopped in front of a friend’s house to drop off equipment and a crab apple tree was in bloom. At least I think they’re crab apples. For all I know they could be the Forbidden fruit.. or something. These little things are lots of fun to pick and hurl onto the road for cars to squash em flat to take pictures of, of course.

They just taste weird. I tried.

But wait, if they indeed are the forbidden fruit, then *gasp* I should be dead!

*shudders*

L&HD News will update you on this alert as it unravels.

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Bye, crab apples of August. Hope you don’t kill me.

Anyhoo, I never did get to finish that challenge of Cassia’s.. oops. Sorry about that. I’m still looking for a train station. Heehee.

But I did get some puddles. One puddle, to be precise.

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Puddles, puddles, puddles! Splashing in em, taking pictures in em, getting my mom scared that I’ll ruin my dslr by putting it a tiny bit too close to the edge.. puddles are fun. It was a rainy Sunday, so. *nods*

So yeah August was fun. Hard. The storm.

-lotsa questions

-some glares

-lotsa 5 am belting out random songs

-heat (It’s HOT)

-late night talks

-Solid Joys. I’ve been listening to the devotionals by Pastor John Piper, and they really make you stop and think about the Bible. As well they should.

-mug cakes

-microwave cooking (which my mom doesn’t really like but it’s a means to an end!)

-roleplaying with a lot of great people (and some videochatting and staying up late)

-scheduling for school (nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!)

-geeking out about Adventures In Odyssey cause I’m like the only kid who hasn’t hear it yet and I wanna buy the album

-actually doing homework

And I’ve been writing. BOOM! It’s been tons of fun. Especially if you change the text color. It’s my personal opinion that textbooks would be a lot more interesting to read if you could pick the color. Who wants to read in black all the time?

Done ranting. More random photos.

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Puppies!!!!!! Those little wittle puppies!

Ahem.

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Random photography is my favorite. Cause, y’know, I’m pretty random meself?

Anyway… the fun part!

Playing Favorites!

It’s time, yep. I get to choose my favorites, and you get to suffer reading about it! 😛

Favorite Book

This month’s favorite would have to be…….

Okay, I would totally pick one of the books I’m alpha reading. But since they haven’t exactly been published yet, I’m gonna have to pick something that is. *sniffles* And this is a good book. This is Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, by Nabeel Quershi. Reading about his life, and how he came to Christ, has been inspiring, and it’s helped me see things in a different angle. Did I enjoy this book? Yep. Was I challenged to be stronger and less passive in my faith? Yep.

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Favorite Song

Wanna know what I’ve been listening to to keep me awake?

Rewrite The Stars, The Piano Guys cover.

*sniffles* The lyrics of the original are.. meh.. but this cover is beautiful. I’ve been trying to learn it on the violin, but like everything else, it’s gonna take some work.

Go check it out! Unless you’re not a fan of cello or piano music, or that kinda music isn’t your thing or.. yeah.

Favorite Quote

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This has summed up my month, along with Mary Slessor’s “Pray on, dear one- the power lies that way.”

Hope this random post put a grin on your face. See ya.

Summer Went Out With The Sunset (Or, In Which I Post Some Pictures In The Hopes You Can See Them.)

Greetings everybody! Well. It looks like I’m gonna need some audience participation. My pictures haven’t been showing up recently, have they?

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Let’s see. If you all can see these pictures of clouds and sunsets and whatnot, yay!

 

If not… boo.

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Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but this is the 25th of August, right?

*sobs*

Summer’s over.

NOOOOOOOOOO!!

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I don’t want summer to end! I like waking up and doing nothing in the mornings except just watching the view outside. I like the lemonades and the barbeques and the air conditioning. Please don’t tell me it’s all gonna end!!

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But y’know, I’ve had a great summer, and I’m grateful for that.

Next Saturday is the first of September, the start of a new month, the start of a long haul. And I gotta admit I’m excited for that too.

 

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I’m excited to feel cool air when I step outside, to make a huge dent in the mountain of schoolwork looming in front of me, to have a good reason to wear my boots and kick up leaves.

Not to mention Album 65 of Adventures In Odyssey is gonna air on the 6th, and boy am I excited for that!!

Ok, it’s official. I’m a hopeless fangirl.

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I’m glad summer is over and sad at the same time. So many things have happened and I need at least a year to process it all.  xD

But I’ve gotten to make the most outta these months. And I’m content.

 

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Now I’m really hoping you all can see these pictures, because they’re my favorite group of sunsets. I experimented with a lot of filters and effects, and I must say, I’m quite pleased with the results.

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Some of the effects make it really vibrant, which I’m still deciding if I like that effect. It\s been pretty interesting.

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I kinda like this picture, even though it’s heavily colorized. 😛

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I better get back to re-writing. My charries have become quite annoyed with me for leaving them uncompleted for weeks at a time. I guess I’ve been a wee bit too busy staring at the sunset.


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 Well, see ya.

After A Long And Most Interesting Week, Yours Truly Is Back!

Hey y’all! Greetings and salutations! I have returned! *blows trumpets and beats drums at the same time* Missed me? 🙂 The past days of my hiatus were filled with, well, stuff to do, so if you’re interested, keep reading!

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Where do I start?

The early days of the week were all on my novel prep. If you didn’t know, writing is something I would like  to do professionally… one day… someday. And camp NaNo in July is something I really, really am looking forward to. That being said, I underestimated the amount of work one has to put into writing a novel, and well— I crammed. Rebekah’s post here really helped, and a lot of copying and pasting was done. And a lot of chocolate was consumed. And late nights spent. And some ranting about characters happened. Yes, good times.

I really enjoyed all the novel planning on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, but Saturday was the best day of the week.

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The weekend,  especially Saturday, was probably the busiest days of the entire year so far, because I and my family got to fly out and see family.  It was hectic. Whatever you do, don’t fly to a place one day and leave the next! The view was beautiful, though.

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It was a little cloudy, but as the flight progressed, the sky turned a brilliant blue.

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Moral of the story: Try to get a window seat when flying!

Anyway, the reason why Saturday meant so much to me was because I got to see pretty much all of my family.

The thing about my family is that we are scattered on the face of the earth. Well, kinda. It’s not easy to see each other often, and any chance we get is one to take.

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I think that it was all worth it. I got to hold my cousins’ adorable babies, catch up with even more cousins (one of whom said blogging was boring, hmph! This is also the cousin I argue with a lot, so not much surprise there), talk with my uncles and aunts, and even use my cousin’s DSLR!! It was the best camera I ever held!

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Anyway, the other thing about my family is that we’re so close, yet so far away. Family is where I’m home. Where I can laugh. Who I pray for and who prays for me. And I am so grateful to God for giving me: uncles who will beg me to visit them, aunts who will ask how I’m doing, cousins who will say goodnight for the upteenth time and make lame jokes and compare height differences, but also pray with and for me, a sister who will make me straighten up, brothers to tease, parents who care and provide, and the stories and legacy of my grandparents. This is my family, and this is what Saturday was for me. Besides staying up late, checking in, flying, landing, driving, and donuts, of course. Don’t ask about the donuts.

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Aw no! This was a picture of horses, but I couldn’t keep up with the car! *sniff sniff*

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Ah! Chikfila! That was a highlight of the 5 hour long drive from the airport, for sure. But no, that’s not the sweet tea. Ugh, too sweet.

So, that was my week in a nutshell, and while I wish I could’ve spent more time with my family, I am glad to be back, and ready to write and study and eat ice cream! (boy, that was random.)   I haven’t forgotten the great bloggers who tagged me! I’ll be sure to finish some of the tags. Soon.

Well, now, the time has come for me to bid adieu, because we have some summer cleaning to do. Thanks for reading!

 

 

Scribble Scrabble The.. 5th? (I have lost count)

Dedicated to Charles, my good friend. 

Greetings and salutations, people! A very merry Friday to all! It’s time for another Scribble Scrabble, in which I do a lot of random things, take a look back, and get tagged. Lots of fun stuff.

Random Thing 1! Beautiful Sunsets

Over the week, I got to take pictures of various gorgeous sunsets. They were all beautiful. You never know the things you’ll see if you just look out your window. That being said, go get off your device and go look out your window! Even better, go outside!!! What is the fresh air for if not to be enjoyed?

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One of my favorite pictures!

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Random Thing 2!

I know I have bored you all to death with endless pictures of my bell pepper plants, but you’ll have to deal with it again, because they grew! My preciouses!!! I need names for them, so please let me know in the comments, ok?

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Anyway, enough of plants..

Random Thing 3! More sky!

So we went for a drive, and I came home with some pictures! Hee hee, it’s pretty automatic that I’ll take at least one picture. We also got a pretty cool thing that I will tell y’all about in another post. XD I’ll let you know, it’s big and so cool!!

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The Domino’s sign of a delivery car. They sure make good pizza.

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Random Thing 4! Lydia is holding a writing contest!

The lovely Lydia, who held the photography contest known by the original name of MOOP, invites all bloggers and writers to join her new contest, known as ITWC. What is this strange acronymated contest?

Go check it out for yourself!

I’d love to join, but the challenge known as Camp NaNo is coming, and I’ve been planning to join that since April. I’m looking forward to it!! In April I was pretty casual with my first story, figuring out the characters as I wrote them in. Which has fun, but I ended up with a mystery that I’m too afraid to write! 😛 So now, I’m doing serious character charts and world building and all that writing stuff (very accurate phrase!) and premise thingys. I think I’m prepared?

Random Thing 5! I got tagged!!

Yep, yours truly got tagged by a lot of people, so I better start getting them all down. One of the tags I was tagged for was the Liebtster Award,  by Clara! Go check her blog out! It’s great!

Ask a family member to describe you in 3 words. What did they say?

Crazy, smart, and short. All of which my brother said I was.

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

To be really honest, I don’t know what’ll happen in 10 months, let alone 10 years! I look forward to seeing what God wants me to do for Him. Um, maybe working, getting a DSLR, and hearing the next albums of AIO. I don’t know! Oh, and serving at church.  I’d love to road trip through all of Canada and the US, but I have no way of knowing if it will be in the next 10 years. 

Can you whistle, snap your fingers, and go cross-eyed all at the same time?

Um, let’s see. I can whistle and snap my fingers at the same time, but not go cross-eyed. How’s does one do that, anyway?

What is an irrational fear that you have?

The dark. I can’t help it, the dark is kinda, very creepy. But I only get scared of the dark when I’m thinking of or up mystery stories. XD

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it?

A girl I take care of at church couldn’t say my name right, and it ended up being Jonah. Yes, Jonah.

Favorite band and favorite song by that band?

Does Andrew Peterson’s band count? Cause that’s my favorite. And I have a lot of favorite songs! His Heart Beats, World Traveler, and Is He Worthy.

Sunny or rainy days? Why?

Both! Sunny, because of sun, and rainy because of the rain. 😛

What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever visited?

Um…I don’t know.. the mall?

Favorite smell?

Apple pie, fried chicken, and a bunch of flowers.

Without looking it up, can you pronounce “Worcestershire” correctly?

Nope. Nuff said.

Do you play any instruments? If not, what instrument would you like to learn?

Yes! The violin, piano, and guitar. Still need lots of practice though.

11 Random Facts-

I like the color blue

I love reading Romans

my first pair of glasses were crushed by a Bible commentary

I once won a contest but got disqualified because I was from Canada

it’s cloudy today

I once hit a bullseye at camp

Also love camping

I joined a writing challenge 3 days before it ended

And pickles are a good snack

No nominees this time, but feel free to do this tag if you want! I tagged you!

And to the good bloggers who tagged me: I haven’t forgotten your nominations! I’ll do your tags for sure!

 

Random Thing 6! Scribble Scrabble presents… A Look Back!

I  like to wander, and I like road trips. I like to take pictures of road trips on road trips. These were from returning home after watching the great eclipse in South Carolina. Enjoy! (Yes, I took all these pictures, in case you were wondering.)

“Well, soon enough I had my way
I saw the world the Lord has made
Mostly from the interstate..” (Andrew Peterson, World Traveler)

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Passin’ through a small town.

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Random Thing 7!

Oh yes! The announcement! I have an announcement! *clears throat* *drumroll*

  THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT IS………

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||Hiatus| noun. To cease being on WordPress for an indefinite period of time.|

Hee hee….. um… actually..

I’m not. XD I’m just being mean and wanted to make you all sad. I am not going on hiatus, but I will be gone all day next Saturday and Sunday and most likely for the rest of my life. *sobs dramatically* I won’t leave y’all forever! Well, I might, but… anyway, so now you know that I will be gone next Saturday. Where will I go?

You can guess!!

And fine folks, that’s all of Scribble Scrabble! So glad you could stop by!

This also happened to be a post for Starling’s Happy And Random Posts Contest. My team is up against some really good bloggers, whom I am happy to compete against!

So..

And point system…

  1.  (3 points per post related to the HARPs Contest)- 3 points
  2.  (2 points per photo)- 30(2)= 60 points
  3. Completing Little Challenges (2 points)- 4(2)= 8 points
  4. 71 points! Hope that helps boost us to victory somewhat!

 

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

A Trip Out Of Town

It's _NewKicks Friday!

Greetings and salutations! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.

Earlier today, (6 in the morning to be precise) my family and I drove to Buffalo for a quick jaunt. It was quite the fun time!

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The sky was clear, the air fresh, the sun up, it was beautiful! Especially since yesterday we had a bad storm, and some power lines and trees were knocked over.

On our way, I spotted an office building called Nova Steel Production… *wide eyes* Is this a sign? (AIO fans, this is for you. If you don’t get it just keep on scrolling!)

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These are pictures of the big bridges we crossed. I love crossing bridges. It’s kind of scary, but thrilling at the same time!

We also got to see the great Niagara Falls while we were driving!  

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Horseshoe Falls, so named because of its horseshoe shape.

 

  Fun Facts About the Falls

  •   the name Niagara was taken and adapted from the Mohawks.
  • Niagara Falls is separated into three falls: Horseshoe, American, and the Bridal Veil falls.
  • The biggest falls, Horseshoe, is on the Canadian side. (Yipee! 🙂 )
  • More than 6 million cubic feet of water goes over every minute. That’s a lot of water! Think of all the swimming pools it’d fill.
  • in 1901, Michigan school teacher Anne Edson Taylor went over the falls in nothing but a barrel. What’s shocking? She was only 63 years old!

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Alright, time to take off the tour guide hat now. Wikipedia has such useful information, doesn’t it?

We entered New York through Niagara Falls, and passing by the streets in the early morning was so fun!

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One pretty interesting thing about morning driving is that you get to see all the big stores and businesses closed, and empty. We passed by a store dedicated to Hershey’s chocolate (yum) and displayed old ads from the 1900s featuring Hershey’s. I also saw this tiny, tiny ice cream shop shaped like a giant cone. It reminded me a lot of Whit’s End! Sadly however, I couldn’t get any good pictures of both shops.

We stayed around for a bit, saw some places, then headed back. And thus concludes our mini road trip! I hope you’ve enjoyed! Do you like road trips? Have you ever seen the Falls? Let me know, won’t you?

And here to reward you for bearing with me is a picture of a Hershey’s kiss! Thanks for reading!

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A Rant On The Hardship That Is Spring Cleaning (Or, It’s May!!!!!!)

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Where did the time go? It’s May already? Yesterday was New Year’s!

And yet the time keeps ticking away, til it’s New Year’s all over again.

I’m not really a big fan of change. I like things to stay the same. I don’t like it when unexpected things happen, or when people leave. But as Wooton says, “Change can help you change, and sometimes that can be a good thing.”

Key word: Sometimes.

Today I undertook what may be the biggest change I have undergone this year so far: Cleaning my room. I haven’t bothered to in years. That was a mistake. My desk is a picture of.. of….well, you’ll just have to see.

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This is perfectly normal for a constantly used desk, am I right?

As of today, I have 3 bags of old clothes, 2 of trash and toys, and one box of books I haven’t read since kinder garden. Anyone up for a nice big book of Mother’s Goose’s Nursery Rhymes?

So much for spring cleaning.

So far, the good news is that I have more space to store my books.

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See? 🙂 Or I might tape some pieces of inspiration up here. The possibilities are endless!

The amount of work I have to put into cleaning is also endless, unfortunately.

All the hassle of re-organizing aside, spring has really put a spring in my step.  The weather is almost too warm, the sun is shining, and there’s not a cloud in the sky.

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If it were up to me, I’d take a good long run outside, breathing the fresh air, stopping to take pictures of the flowers. It’s not up to me, sadly. Spring cleaning calls, it beckons, saying, “stop smelling the flowers and get to work!”

Alright. Rant over. Time to get back to spring cleaning. Here to keep you mystified is a trio of mirror pictures. Perhaps they could be used as a starter for a fantasy novel. “She peered into the mirror that showed another world…”

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Thanks for reading.

Thoughts on spring cleaning? Ideas for novels? Fan of Wooton? Love spring? Comment below!