Wednesday, January 1, 2014

In a hole in the ground....

My mom and dad got me a beginner's calligraphy set for Christmas, so a few days afterwards, I tried it for the first time, but I didn't do calligraphy, I guess. I thought I would get familiar to the pen first by going back to Bilbo's handwriting.

Also, I found my dad's old version of the hobbit that he had when he was younger and found a sketch of Smug in the back on a map, maybe drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien himself?
Anyway, I decided to sketch it out with pen, which is very difficult, since it can't be erased once you make a mark on the paper like you can with pencil.
But it turned out looking very much like his sketch.
Today I made room for all my new things. My faithful bookshelf now bares the weight of 52 books and four dvds!
(Now including: The Door Within Trilogy, A Pearl Among Princes,  The Kingdom Series, The Hobbit,and The Lord of the Rings. And Tangled...but that's a dvd)
I also did some maintenance on my aquariums, (water syphoning and new filter cartridges) but that's not very exciting.
I listened to the Magician's Nephew while crocheting this morning,
We got the audiobooks years ago, but I've never listened to them.
I enjoy Adventures in Odyssey (A Christian Radio Drama), and these audiobooks were done by the same company, Focus on the Family, so I like it so far!
I'm crocheting an afghan by the way, I've toyed with the idea of making my own blanket by crochet for a couple months now, and I decided to turn it into a New Year Resolution. So far, I'm doing pretty good with it! It's going to be stripped, with Woodland Heather and Off White colors.
I only had four New Year Resolutions this year,
1. Crochet an afghan before the end of this year.
2. Get in a routine of yoga or exercise.
3. Less computer.
4. More drawing.
In regarding Resolution number two, it's not that I don't exercise  it's just that I don't tend to do it in a routine, so I'm going to try and get better at that.
2014 is going to be a very exciting year. I'm going to be turning 16 in February, and during the summertime, I'm positive dad is going to sign me up for driver's ed. That doesn't exactly mean I'll be getting my license in 2014, but I definitely could, I suppose.
All regarding if I get 60 hours of driving in or not.
But I don't know. The age 16 makes me feel like I want to do more or I should be doing more with my life.
As I would rarely ever admit, the computer is a horribly terrible, yet wondrous trap that I get to get sucked into.
It's really only been in the last three years because before then we didn't have internet on our laptop, the only reason I would get on the computer was to play computer games, and even then it wouldn't be for very long.
But recently I've been annoying myself by realizing how much I've been on the computer.
Thankfully with it being December and holiday time, I pushed myself off the internet for most of the month.
And I'm going to force myself to only be on the computer for an hour a day.
Half hour in the morning, half hour in the evening.
I'm going to go read now!
Oh! My library is going to be closing for an entire month to do some renovating.
I'm not very excited for that.
I have 12 books out that I really want to read.
Now I have to return them!
So sad!!


  1. Loving your Bilbo writing! I should get a calligraphy pen sometime...
    Do you crochet a lot?
    By the way, thank you for that lotr book mark! I'm using it for Dragon Slippers - a book I've been reading aloud to my lil' sissy! Really came in handy ^_^
    Ah, the Magician's Nephew is a good one! Have you read the Horse and His Boy? It's my favorite! (I may have already asked that...)

  2. Thank you! You should! It's a little different, but it's fun (:
    Mmm, I don't really crochet a lot, but I've been wanting a real cozy blanket lately, so that's what I'm working on currently!
    Oh you're welcome! I'm glad you like it! (That's so sweet that you're reading a book to your little sister)
    Noooo sadly, I'm not to that book yet, I'm sure I'll like it if you do!
    Haha that's okay, I sometimes have the memory of a goldfish and I feel like I've asked you the same question twice sometimes :P

  3. I LOVE your Bilbo writing! It's so cool and it looks just like in the movie. You're going to have to teach me how to do it when we get together.

    1. Aww, thank you, Elizabeth!! It's actually SUPER easy!
      I shall teach you ^__^