Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Swift and Quick

I truely feel as if the days are going by as that! I cannot believe tomorrow is September 1st! Already....I can't wait for the cold weather. I'm sorry but fall happens to be a favorite season of mine. As is winter but I like fall better. I like the leaves, pumpkins, and all that fun stuff.

So school...what to say what to say. It's ok I guess. Like I said, Pre-Albera isn't as bad as I thought. It's kiddie stuff compared to what I'm facing next year. And for Science, I am nearly done with my first pace! It has been very interesting so far but I know some of those things. Such as space facts and all. Language Arts is on verbal communication and today I tried my hand(literally!) at sign language. I tried a sentence, like "Hi, my name is ______"(sorry I can't provide my real name), and I'm not quite sure if I did it right, lol. Bible is good, just as always. But History...oh goodness. I wonder when it will get to another favorite time period of mine.

I've been partial to my writing lately. I've just been...lazy about it.

Oh yes! We survived Hurricane Irene! But it was so awful afterwards. See, the power went out during the night it hit and it was still out in the daytime. I nearly didn't make it without TV! And all I had for lunch that day was potato chips and cold milk. Ugh. Praise the good LORD it came back 6:30 in the evening! I celebrated by taking a warm shower and watching TV afterwards. Aaaand I got on my laptop. But my family still can't relax yet. We still have Tropical Storm/Hurricane Katia to watch out for. Yikes!

That's it for me now.

~The Authoress

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hello Hurricane

My family has been keeping a keen eye on the Hurricane which they call Irene. I'm praying for those on the coastline that they may have sense enough to evacuate.

So we have been prepping. My mom was unable to find the right sized batteries so she got chocolate instead. I NEED chocolate to keep my sanity. Anyways, we have cannned foods, flashlights, and all the things we need. It is already getting windy outside and dark and cloudy. The last time we had a hurricane here was years ago. So yeah I'm a little nervous. I don't want the power to go out.

Sorry for the lack of posts. School has been keeping me busy as has reading. I finally got to check out "The Blue Enchantress"! Well actually my mom did, for me that is. It looks quite interesting as the first one so I shall not delay in reading it. But school...ugh. I started French. Am doing ok in History. Ok in Math. Ok in Bible. But Language Arts is not proving to be easy. Oh well, at least this is my last year in spelling.

Well, not much else to talk about.

~The Authoress

Monday, August 22, 2011

If you can read this, it means I'm alive

The lack of posts has been due to school. I promise to try and post as often as I can!

I watched a little of the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie last night before my dad changed the channel to the Cardinals ball game. I daresay pirates are much more interesting than sports. And I just realized I may be the only person in the universe who hasn't seen the fourth POTC yet!!! I'm just as an avid fan of POTC as I am of LOTR. I love both equally. I'm crazy. Oh yeah, and I found out that they are making yet another POTC! They should totally bring Will and Elizabeth back. Some of the girls at camp agreed with me, saying that Jack Sparrow is not much of an actor. I partially disagree with that.

I also found something else of my favorite actors, Ben Barnes whom you all may know as Prince Caspian, celebrated his 30th b-day a couple of days ago. I cannot believe it. He is like the second guy I like that is too old for me. Don't make me admit I have a crush on him. Or did I just do that...

Life has been slow for me. With school and all. History is talking about stuff I already learned before! How could they do that to me, I'm not a fourth grader! Anyways, school has been pretty good so far. But alas, I fear I already think I have been doing it for a year, but it's only been last week and today.  Math isn't as bad as I thought. The word "Pre-Algebra" scares me to death, but it's actually easy. As for all my other subjects, I haven't tore my hair out yet. And I busted the headphones that came with my Rosetta Stone French. Yikes.

I may be working on my stories later. And have I got a new idea. Don't give me that look Mom. I know it. Anyways, I had these really great ideas for a mystery novel. I want my main character's name to be Amy Parker, but then again I am also considering the name Addison. So I am having a poll, you tell me. Should her name be Amy Parker or Addison Parker?

Well, lunch is calling me. I shall go fix a grilled cheese and come back out to watch Veggie Tales.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Flynn and Rapunzel are Accidentally in Love

So this is a random video I made, dedicated to two of my favorite characters from Tangled. Enjoy!

~The Authoress

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

School Stuff!

A big box came in the mail today carrying some school supplies! Including some of my stuff too! Here are some pics I snapped with my webcam.

This is my Rosetta Stone language course. I'm learning French! It came with some cool headphones too.

Below are the study guide CDs I'm doing! The first one is "Pride and Prejudice", and my painted finger nails.
Above is "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", and my hand. And below is "Anne of Green Gables" and my hand again.

I also have "Witch of Blackbird Pond" but it's not here yet. It's on backorder.

Now here is my devotional "Devotions for the God Girl". Here's the front cover:

Back cover:

That's all for now. I've got a historical artifact kit on the way too. Backordered.

~The Authoress

Monday, August 15, 2011

Of books and such

First off, I've got a new look on this blog! It took me awhile to figure out but I got it! You like?

Oh yes, homeschool has started. Pre-Algebra isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Language Arts is, however proving to be a little frustrating, for I hate vocabulary but I love the book reports and stuff. The Science is ok. Nuff' said. I also truely am enjoying History! Medieval ages is one of my favorite time periods, next to Victorian era and Regency. Tis' quite interesting to learn some facts about Europe and all those other countries hundreds of years ago.

I am almost finished with "Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue"! While I was at camp, surprisingly I was able to read a few chapters. It's a really cool book! I would truely love to get the first book in this series. Which brings me to what else I am planning to read this year. Have any recommendations? For I have been mainly reading historical-fiction all year. I do hope to read "The Blue Enchantress", second in the Charles Towne Belle series. After the epilogue leaving me in suspense, I demand the next book.

On movies, I really want to see the new movie "Soul Surfer". It's starring one of my favorite actresses Annasophia Robb as Bethany Hamilton, the surfer who lost one of her arms in the shark attack. What amazes me is that it was a true story! How could anyone go on after that? It's so interesting. I think I shall ask my mom to rent this. Here's the cover:

So so, I wouldn't know what else to talk about right now. Other than that, I'm sleepy. If you notice the time when this posted, I'll be asleep before I have to wake up to school again.

~The Authoress

Saturday, August 13, 2011

All the Time in the World

I am an avid fan of the Spy Kids movies! And they have finally and I mean finally released the official second trailer for the fourth movie!!!!!!

~The Authoress

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Yes I am back from camp! It hardly felt like a week went by...I missed all of you! But now I'm back of course. I don't know where to start, except to say I had really great fun. On the first day I wasn't sure of whether or not I would make any friends. But I instantly became friends with one of my cabin mates, who I did almost everything with. Let me tell you my favorite things that happened last week:

I loved roller skating, swimming, chapel time of course, and tubing. What's tubing you ask? It's this of course, four people hang onto this float-thingy which is attached to a boat, and the boat zooms off on speed. I did that four times! I nearly fell off the last two times. You've really gotta hang on to that if you don't want to fly off. Amongst the other water activities was water skiing and the Sumitt. I did water skiing but was horrible. Each time the boat started to move I fell back. My skiis were too heavy! And the Sumitt was a huge inflatable slide you go down. Really. fast. I did it only two times. Let me say this: Climbing up is scary, but going down is even scarier.

This is my last week of freedom before school starts up once again. My mom is getting me a few study guides AND Rosetta Stone Francais(french). I am pysched about that! But certainly not about the Math...Pre-Algebra...I'm scared.

I've finished "The Red Siren"! It was a great book, I must say I throughly enjoyed but hated how the epilogue ended in suspense! My mom asked me how I liked the book, I replied saying "Get me the second!". Her only reaction was a laugh. I take it that she's going to let me check it out next time we are at the library.

Oh yes, and on Saturday night I watched one of my most favorite Disney movies "Beauty and the Beast". We'd gotten it on DVD from Netflix and it gave me the option of which version I wanted to watch. I almost picked the original theatrical release, but I changed my mind when I saw they had special extended! It was wonderful. Now my dear friends, I leave with you with one of my favorite parts from the movie:

It truely is a tale as old as time.

~The Authoress

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fare thee well!

Chillax, I'm not leaving for good. I just came to say goodbye, for this entire week I shall be at summer camp. My inbox will most likely be exploding by the time I come back so yeah. Don't expect my Yahoo avvie to change, don't expect anymore posts til' Monday of next week.

I'll miss you all!

~The Authoress