Thursday, June 30, 2011


Ok so this is like seriously one of my favorite parts.

~The Authoress

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


The title pretty much describes how things have been going this week(it's only been a few days).

I've been going to day camp this week....though it's hardly full, for there is only me and another girl. But it's still fun. Cooking and jewlery making, that's what has been going on. And I have discovered my talent is making jewlery, for I made a beautiful necklace with some pearly-looking beads today. I'll try to get a picture up soon, with z gorgeously stunning ME modeling it. Oh I also made another necklace, but I haven't put the thing-a-ma-jig on it yet, which I shall be doing shortly.

Last night my family and I went to a baseball game. No, no-one in my family is playing baseball currently, it was in a stadium. No it wasn't major league either, it was a local baseball team in another town. And I find myself saying this: I had a wonderful time. Now everyone in my family knows I don't fancy sports, but I think my interest in baseball has sparked again. Now let me tell you about the game.

It was a one-hour drive to the stadium. After we arrived we handed in our tickets, got our seats and then went to get our snacks. I got a box full of buttery popcorn and a cup of fruit punch for starters. The weather was kind of rainy, so I was afraid they would cancel the game. Thankfully they did not. The game started without a problem. What was funny was that several times one of the players hit the ball the other way and sent it flying over the stadium, and two times they(the people broadcasting) played a car horn beeping and a window breaking on the loudspeakers(nothing really got broken it was just for show).  One time during the game, they played the sound of a calvary horn over the loudspeakers, and, knowing me I could not resist the moment. Yes, you guessed it. Me and several other people yelled "CHARGE!", and my younger sister thought I embarrassed her. Me? I would never do that.

During the game I told my mom I needed to go to the bathroom(yes even at thirteen I still do) so we went, afterwards she took me to get another snack. Hey give me a break, I was still(always) hungry.  I got a cup of Oreo-cookie ice cream, HUGE scoops of it. It was three dollars but I believe I got my money's worth. It was delicious. :D

The game lasted for I-don't-know how many hours until it was tied up. But the opposing team scored something, so I think they won. Anyways, it was a total of 11 innings. To make a long story short my family left and drove home. I got to bed really late and am still a wee bit tired.

Today I still had day camp, that was when I made the necklace I was talking about earlier. Before that was the cooking, and guess what? I made a salad! But I had to wear plastic gloves and an apron to do so. And I found out I hate plastic gloves. Anyways, I got to chop up the ingredients on the little board I was given and then toss them on the plate. It turned out great. The best part was, I got to eat the salad afterwards! Sadly it was too much of a salad and I couldn't finish it.

Well, I need to be running along now. I shall leave you with a video. A hilarious video I was introduced to a few years ago. A hilarious song titled "They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard".

Namariel mellons! (Elvish for "Goodbye friends!")

~The Authoress

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Birthday Wishes to a Sister

You may be a bit strange sometimes...

And very creative...

And maybe a tad bit serious....

But you are my sister, and I love you.

Happy Birthday little buddy!

~The Authoress

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What a mouthful...

I think I will deem myself the mistress of random titles!

Things have been busy this week. My older sister has been volunteering at the local hospital, my younger sister is on her last day of day camp and will be going to overnight camp in a couple of weeks. My older brother...what can I say. He's been on his computer non-stop. Obsessed you might say, but I don't think I'm that bad.

I'm still reading "The Red Siren". Although I haven't gotten that far, I already feel comfortable with most of the characters. But with the book taking place in the early days of America, and some of the characters being from England, it's hard to understand the words like "Tis", "Indeed", and "Profoundly" and all those other words. It doesn't confuse me like it used to, for they used some of those words in "The Falcon and the Sparrow". Sigh...

This morning I thought I had slept in late and discoverd it was only sort of past 8:30 AM. I guess it's because the weathers been kinda overcast this week. You see there was a forest fire a few towns over and the smoke had drifted into my town. My mom usually lays the laundry out on the deck to dry but a couple of days ago she had to shake ashes out of 'em. And plus I took my dog outside for a walk and it smelled like smoke. Thankfully the weather has cleared up...back to the blazing heat that is....blech.

Anyways I've spent my day reading, watching TV, listening to my playlist, and taking the dogs for walks. How dull for me when my sisters have been busy on their feet. As I have previously mentioned, I was going to volunteer alongside sister(15) at the hospital this year but they refused my applications because I wasn't old enough. Last year the age had been thirteen, and I wasn't old enough then. I turned thirteen this year and applyed to volunteer. But they had boosted the age range up to fourteen. I was upset. But it showed me that perhaps the LORD has another plans for me, which I don't know what. I'm just praying and making it through one day at a time.

I've been begging my mom to take us to the beach, for lately I have felt the urge to go down to sea again...she said we'll try and make time. But when????? I need to feel the breeze in my hair, the sand between my toes, I need to hear the sound of the waves lapping against shore.

Well I need to end my entry now, I'm getting a hand cramp. So I shall be kind enough to leave you with this goofy picture of misbehaving princesses:
(I told them to hold still but they just wouldn't listen! Aurora let go of Alice! Snow White stop picking your nose and Ariel stop pretending to have glasses. Oh and Cinderella...nevermind.)

~The Authoress

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Consider the book thou lazy one

Yes I am afraid to admit I haven't been truthful to reading lately. So far this year I have read three books:

1. In the Company of Secrets (Postcard's From Pullman #1) by Judith Miller
2. Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Magic tree house) by Mary Pope Osborne
3. The Falcon and the Sparrow by M.L. Tyndall

I had started to read Pride and Prejudice but decided I wasn't ready for something long and englishy. So I decided to try another M.L. Tyndall book. I was pleased to discover that the library had "The Red Siren", another book by her. It's the first in the Charles Towne Belles series. I like it so far, and since M.L. Tyndall is one of my favorite authors I expect this book will have a wonderful ending just like Falcon and the Sparrow did.

I can't exactly say the list of books I'm planning to read this goal is 70 and I've only read three so far(list above). Shame on me!

If you have any recommendations, please feel free to tell me. The only idea I might have are some more M.L. Tyndall books, for like I said, she is my favorite author.

~The Authoress

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day to Number One Dad

Even I though I don't agree with him half the time, or like his jokes, or even his songs, he is still in my opinion Number One Dad.
Fathers Day images

~The Authoress

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Things that go BUMP in the summer...

I just got back from a blueberry festival, so if you saw my Yahoo avatar in a fair sort-of.  It took my mom awhile to find a parking space so she dropped me and my siblings off at the festival grounds and went to go park somewhere. Well we headed to the stage, where music was playing. They announced winners of the recipe contest, and Sister(15) and Sister(10) both had entered the youth competition(I don't cook good...yet), placing second and third. I gave an extra big applause to them, since they were my sisters you know(and my mom had found a parking place by then and had came).

After that we went to go get some snacks. I decided to lay off cotton candy, for if I have too much sugar I'll go nuts. So as soon as I saw a sign where they were selling HUGE pretzels, you know what I did. I went over there and got me one. The guy selling them said they were three-dollars, so I reached into my glittery zebra-print wallet and gave him the three. What I didn't notice that along with two of the dollars I had picked up a five-dollar bill out of my wallet instead of a one. But the guy selling the pretzels was completely honest with me and instead of keeping all the money, he told me what had happened and gave me my two dollars back, the five-dollar bill covered the cost of my yummy pretzel. But it was huge, I couldn't finish it, so I gave the rest to my brother later on.

Later on Sister(10) was getting too hot from the heat and said she wanted to go. So we had to leave. But I wasn't too upset, it is supermega hot hot outside. While walking back to the van, I got so desperate to cool off that I poured some of my water onto my head. When I told my siblings and mom, my brother said "Yeah I noticed that."

On the way home, we stopped at McDonalds for lunch. I got a bacon cheesebuger and chocolate none-the-less I think I will go crazy later, lol.

Right now I am relaxing, typing this entry and watching the rest of the first Lord of the Rings movie. So as I conclude this entry, I shall let you...yes, enjoy another Disney movie song, "I Won't Say I'm in Love" from Hercules, which has to be one of my favorite songs.

~The Authoress

Thursday, June 16, 2011


One of my favorite reality shows is "19 Kids and Counting". Yes, nineteen kids! Their oldest, Josh had gotten married a few years ago and he and his wife had a baby girl. Previously I learned they were expecting another kid, a boy this time. He was born yesterday, weighing 8 pounds and 5 ounces. But I don't know what they named it yet. Here's a picture of the little boy and his proud parents:

Isn't he the cutest little thing ever? I wonder which of his parents he is gonna take after.

If you watch "19 Kids and Counting", be sure to catch the special 19 Kids and Counting: First Grandson! on Sunday, 8/7 C on TLC.

Again, congrats Josh and Anna on the safe arrival of your new little one.

~The Authoress

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Disney Favorites Pt. 2

So here is part two of my favorite (Disney) songs....enjoy!

I believe this is one of the most romantic Disney song I ever did hear. Tangled is an awesome movie. I loved all the songs but "I See the Light" is my favorite out of the entire movie.

Again, something from "The Little Mermaid". This song is Broadway-spectacular(my vocabulary, meaning awesome). I love how Ariel's hair moves along with the water and how it spreads out on the ground. It's so pretty. And so is her voice.

Even though this movie was made lots of years ago, this song just has to stick in your head for a long time, even though the bibbidi doo part doesn't make sense, lol.

Again, another romantic song from the Disney movie "Aladdin". Jasmine looks so pretty in this scene and Aladdin looks handsome in that prince outfit. They make a wonderful couple don't they? I wish I had a magic carpet.

I guess that's it for the songs then. So there you have it folks, my favorite Disney songs.

~The Authoress

Sing a Song to the World

+By my title I'll most likely be talking about my some of my favorite songs aaaaand posting them. So anyways, some of these you may find on my playlist. If you want to watch a video, scroll down, pause my music and then you can watch the video.

I am obviously a big fan of Disney. And although “Pocahontas” hardly stuck to the real story, you must admit "Colors of the Wind" is best one out of the movie.

Ok another Disney movie song. Give me  a break. I could sing Belle's part perfectly. She is awesome. I consider Gaston kind of too-manly. But I must admit, he has an operetic voice. But he just not Belle's type. I'm glad she got a prince in the end.

Sorry! I just love Disney tunes. "Kiss the Girl" has to be one of my favorite songs from "The Little Mermaid". It's a shame they didn't get to kiss at this part. It would have been perfect.

Ok I believe that is it for now. Stay tuned!

~The Authoress

Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy birthday John-Boy Walton!!!!!!!!!!

Ok so you may not know who on Earth I am talking about, or some of you may do. His real name is Richard Thomas but he is best known for playing John-Boy Walton, one of my favorite characters from the classic TV show "The Waltons". And today is his 60th birthday! Happy birthday Richard/John-Boy! You have been in a number of movies and shows, but to me I will always remember you as John-Boy Walton, no matter how old you get.

  You will always be my imaginary big brother. Happy 

Again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN-BOY WALTON, and many more to you!

~The Authoress

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The world is a jungle...a jungle with people

I am bouncy bouncy. I just got back from the family reunion on my mom's side of the family. It was alot of fun. And I brought a yummy homemade treat I made myself. When we got there I was standing next to a table and someone came up to me and thought I was my mom(height, hello i'm quite tall for my age and my mom is short). I turned and was like Huh? 2 and the person said "Oh you're not her!" And then I was like "Yeah you think so? She's over there, the lady in the plaid shirt." I didn't say that. I just shook my head and told the person where my mom was. Aaand while everything was getting set up still, another person mistook me for my mom again. Sheesh people gimme a break. From the back of me yes I look like my mom, but my older sister is the one who inherited the shortness. Some people have mistaken me for the older one, lol.

Soon enough all z wonderful food had been set up and everyone started to get their food, some of it was fried chicken, biscuits, all that stuff. Well I made a mistake. There were two types of chicken you see: One from Smithfields, and the other from Bojangles. Difference? The Bojangles chicken was spicy, I don't take too kindly to spicy food. But I didn't know it was spicy, so I grabbed a piece of it. And as soon as I bit into it, as soon as that spiciness tingled my tongue, I went:

Ok so not literally. BUT I HATE SPICY FOOD. As you can guess I did not have the rest of the chicken. I gave it to my younger sister(hey she wanted it).

Later on I went outside, swung a little bit, got too warm, came back in and got some water to drink. They had a talent showcase and my older sister played her recital piece on the piano. Before that, one of my mom's relatives came over and showed us some old reunion pictures from some years back. And I saw a few with a very cute little girl in them. Who was that little girl in the photograph? Me. Yes it was me. I wish I could show you the pictures. I was so cute.

One picture I found very adorable: Me and my younger sister. She was a baby then. And she was the best little sister ever back then. I'm not saying she is bad now, I'm just realizing how much me, my siblings, my parents and I have changed since then. And I'm thirteen now. It makes me cry to think about it. Yes I am very happy to be a teen, but at the same time I miss the old days. Don't you?

So anyways, after the talent showcase they had a game. The jist was: Pull a card with someone's name and see how much you know. I got my older sister's name so I wrote plenty about her on the back of it. It was a great game. And a great way to have fun with relatives. It hardly feels like a year. To me...yeah.

So after that, my family and I got our stuff, and we went. Me and my younger sister goofed off in the backseat of our van on the way home, which sometimes my older siblings. They can be mean when they want to, aren't all older siblings like that? Anyways when we got home my dog was thrilled to see me. I mean the weather has gotten hot and all.

I immediately kicked my shoes off and I typed out this entry which you see now. I might work on my stories later, but right now I feel like having pizza. Rolly 2

Catch ya later!

~The Authoress

Friday, June 10, 2011

The random far!

Well my day hasn't been very long so far. I got up late this morning to say one thing. You see I normally get up at 8:30 in the morning but when I woke up I saw the time was 9:39. I was like "Oh my goodness I've gotta get moving". Ever had that feeling? Well I have....several times actually...

After I did get up I plopped a strawberry poptart in the toaster and went to go turn on my laptop. It barely started turning on when POP when the toaster. So I went back into the kitchen, flipped the poptart to the other side and went back to my laptop. And I had barely logged into Shelfari when another POP sounded from the kitchen. Dah dee dah my poptart was ready! So I sat my laptop down, went into the kitchen, got my hot poptart out from the toaster and poured myself some milk. You see I drink milk 24/7 literally. It goes good with poptarts, it goes good with cookies. But that annoys my parents. Sometimes my mom goes to get milk out of the fridge and finds a gallon that was full one day and now half-empty. Who did this crime of milk-drinking? Well you are looking at her. Yes it was me.

So I balanced getting my entire breakfast out and onto a little yellow chair and get back onto my laptop, WHICH by the way was dusty. I hate dusty laptops. I despise dust period. You don't know how much dust my family's house can collect in one day. So anyways I enjoyed my poptart while doing my Shelfari. After finishing my Shelfari I decided to do Goodreads but that wasn't working, so I read a little of "Pride and Prejudice", until my siblings started throwing a hoo-hah party and I couldn't concentrate on the book's content. I just gave up and went to go practice my guitar. I'll get back to the book soon enough. I have half-a-mind to go outside and read it. That's what I did with one of the books I've read this year, but it was springtime then, now it is summer and hot with a capital "H". I for one enjoy fall and springtime the best, despite summer meaning no school.

Oh yes which brings me to talking about my plans for the summer. I was going to volunteer at the local hospital with my older sister, but they boosted the age range up. You now have to be 14 instead of 13 to volunteer. It made me partially upset, but I am grateful to my dear sweet mother who is looking into other options. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on the library.

Later this summer I shall be departing for overnight summer camp. I am overly excited, for this will be the first time I have ever gone to real summer camp before.  In the years gone by my family didn't have enough money to send me to camp. Now we do! But I'm not the only one brother and older sister are accompanying me. And I believe I am the only insane person in my family who is truely interested in camp. Poor poor

The rest of my plans for the summer are plans for today are mainly to read read read. But I've also got to make a dessert for a family reunion tomorrow.

Bonsoir monamies!

~The Authoress

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Around and around 'round the world spins...

Voila! I am z evil mistress of blog post titles. Bwahahahaa. Ok, cut! That's enough with the acting. *face palm*

Today's been kinda slow. I woke up sort of all sweaty-like and had a headache in the back of my head which lasted all morning kinda. So I mainly spent half the morning eating breakfast, watching tv, hanging out online on my new laptop I got yesterday. Oh yeah did I mention my laptop? Obviously not. It was supposed to be here on my birthday last week but somehow the address-thingy got all confused-hooey-duey and so therefore me laptop did not get here until yesterday. Which my dad says it is a belated birthday present. I'll take his word for it. :D

I am currently reading "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, one of those old novels. You see I got a boxed set of three complete novels by Jane Austen at a book fair. Book fair you ask? When did I go to that? A couple of weeks ago. My family went to a homeschool conference. Yes I spent the days leading up to my brother's graduation at a book fair.

And I found all sorts of delightful books. I was literally in heaven. Let's see now, I believe along with the Jane Austen novels, I also got "Eight Cousins" by Louisa May Alcott, a book about the missionary Gladys Alyward, "I Walk in Dread" which is a Dear America novel, something else, and "Eve of the Emperor Penguin", a Magic Treehouse book. Those are the ones I got the first day we were there. The next day is when I got the Jane Austen novels. My mom(the kind sweet lady she is) got me and my sisters a book called "Before you Meet Prince Charming" by Sarah Mally. Prince Charming? What has gotten into me, have I forgotten I am still looking for him? I've got to resume my search goodbye. *dashes off*

*comes back*
Phew. Ok that is not what the book is about. It tells girls everything they need to find the right guy. Also, in the book they have several little stories telling about a princess who is waiting for her prince. Hmm reminds me of someone? I just can't picture who.

Anyways yeah, the book fair and conference were fun. And my brother graduated! High school that is. And that was weeks ago, but I can still play the whole ceremony in my mind. I told my mom(since the parents give out the diplomas ON STAGE) I'd try to get a picture of her, my dad, and brother. I did, but it came out sorta fuzzy.  *face palms* It wasn't that bad come to think of it though.

On to more recent stuff...right now I am hearing my dad's voice coming from the living room and my dog drinking water. Lameo.

See you all later! I've gotta go.

~The Authoress

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hello World!

Hi! I'd like to welcome you to "The Magic of Everyday Life", a blog, starring a 13 year old girl who rambles on about nothing but books. And that my friend, is me.

I also am a homeschool student. My mom is the best teacher ever. I've also got three siblings. An older brother who has graduated high school, an older sister who is obsessed with Lord of the Rings(as am I, teehee), and a younger sister who likes horses. Yeah I'm not the perfect middle sister, I sometimes get in an argument with my siblings, mainly over something silly. We just like to forget it ever happened and laugh about it later. I'd like to have more siblings, but my mom says four kids, two dogs and two cats is enough.

Did I mention my pets? No. Well there are four like I said. Two cats, males named Max and Oscar. One is older, that's Max. And Oscar is fat. If you don't believe me, I could probably get a pic up soon. And as for the dogs, they are both females, sisters on top of that. Their names are Perky and Penny. Penny is my dog. She is roly-poly and so cute. If she had been a boy dog I would have named her Bugsy, why? Her eyes are big and round! LOL!

I also love the LOTR(Lord of the Rings) trilogy. My family owns all three on blu-ray and we plan to get the extended edition. I also like the Narnia trilogy. And Pirates of the Caribbean. And Tangled. I love Tangled! Majority of my favorite movies are Disney, classics, or, like I said, tame-fantasy.

What else...oh yeah. I also like to read! Say the word, I'll get the book.

Life can get crazy and all, so please feel free to comment and, if you'd like, tell me a little about yourself.

~The Authoress