Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Snow, Guppies, and Fire!

I sort of blanked out for a blog title....can you tell?

We have gotten so much snow in these past two weeks! Last Wednesday I was completely stressing out while studying for my biology midterm happening the next day. I had heard about the huge snow storm coming our way, threatening to cancel Thursday Classes, but I didn't want to shrug off studying just because it was supposed to snow.
But around 6pm Wednesday night my Thursday Class friends were posting on Facebook about the school system that Thursday Classes follows were closed!
I wasn't completely convinced until I checked the Thursday Class website that confirmed that Thursday Classes would be cancelled. Yay!! I mean, my midterm is still happening, rescheduled to this Thursday. But I had an extra week to study! And I've really been needing a week off...so that was nice.

Just look at all that snow!
See our cute little snowman? I should've shaped him to look like Olaf!
I've been feeling a little older lately. Besides the fact that I just turned sixteen....I've been doing things I've never done before. Such as, I've been starting to help take care of the fire.
Look at that gorgeous flame! I did that!
It's crazy, my older sister still has never put wood in the stove before.
I was a little scared when I did it the first time. I had a metal stick (some woodstove tool dad keeps next to the fire) and I had my dad's wood stove gloves on. And I only put in two pieces. But I've gotten better at it since then.
Ooo! I had a funny question the other day. If waterproof gloves caught on fire, how would you put the fire out? (Ha.ha.ha....'cause they're waterproof? Ha.ha. Okay..I'm done.)
We got Percy's ( my decease betta fish) tank going back up for my birthday.
These little guys are guppies! I got three and named them: Coral, Fiji, and Reef.
(Yeah....I still name my fish...haha)
I've never had guppies before, so it's been a ton of fun to watch them swim around.
I'm still reading 'The Royal Ranger' by John Flanagan. I'm on chapter 25! Yay!
I love this crisp, cold weather. But I'm kind of looking forward to school getting out so I can read more.
My mom gave me her old spoon ring that Nana had given her when she was little.
It was all tarnished when mom gave it to me, so I cleaned it up with toothpaste and it's all shiny now!
Welp, I better go. Studying to do! Fire to keep up! Fish to feed!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's already February!

It rained last night...in freezing temperatures.....so when I woke up, everything was covered in a thick layer of ice!

Our nice old pine trees right outside our back porch grew so heavy from the weight of the ice that branches decided to give up and fall to the ground with such a deafening sound, you would think it was thundering outside.

When I took a walk in the icy wonderland this morning I saw a huge branch fall from a tree right above our red storage barn, it fell in what seemed like slow motion!

Our wood pile looked so mystical with the icicles dangling off.
And our Christmas lights weren't spared from the rainfall, just look how thickly the light is incased in ice!
Other than that, only 9 more weeks of Thursday Classes. Can you believe that? That means in only 2 months, half of my school work load will lighten up!
At this point it's sort of hard to imagine what free time is like anymore. There's something I haven't done in a while that I miss very much....wow what was it called?
I can't wait to draw more. For my junior year at Thursday Classes (starting in the fall) I'll be taking Advanced Creative Drawing, or at least I hope I'll get in the class anyway. It's always fun on the last day of classes to see the student's art work they've been working on through out the school year.
Also, my dad made me a new bookshelf. The one above my closet is burdened with over 50 books and it's starting to bow in the middle.
See, it's so cute! (It's like a little baby unicorn!) (excuse me for the Frozen reference...haha)
There's only 5 books on there so far. And two are library books. The other three are The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King (yay! A VERY nice set I found at a flea market) I also have some of my favorite movies, such as Tangled and The Hobbit. And of course, I have bookends I found at a thrift shop...but they'll eventually have to go somewhere else. I mean...who has room for bookends?
P.S. I also tried to take a selfie with Mandie today. But it didn't turn out that well....haha
I've also been reading 'The Royal Ranger' by John Flanagan (FINALLY) I've had it since before Christmas and I'm only now getting to it.
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed reading John's books!