Monday, December 31, 2012

2012

So quickly the old year hath passed away, so quickly the new approaches. 


I can't believe that today is the last day of 2012. A lot has happened this year, good and bad. I've lost a couple of family members this year, including my older dog. I got a job, and wrote the first draft of a novel. I got the lead in next May's ballet recital. Too much has happened to summarize.


So i won't. Just catch you up on what has happened recently. One thing that happened was that i got sorted for the next term in the HPKCHC group on Ravelry. I'm in Hufflepuff!! It's cool, I did want to take a look at the other houses, but boy am I surprised.

I cannot wait for tomorrow, because then i can start to knit for classes!!!!!

I'm going to a party tonight to celebrate New Years. We're leaving in a few hours, so I better finish doing my chores. i hope your year was as good as mine, and love and light in the year ahead!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

 And indeed it is. It's Christmas Eve (as you should well know!) and snow is on the ground, though it's not snowing at the moment here.



Christmas songs are playing on the radio, and our animals are wandering in and out

This is Buster, our doggy.

Except for our new dog Thunder, who is currently missing. My dad and my brother both just got home after tracking him. He hadn't been able to run for a while, and we left him alone outside of the pen, and he went and had fun in the forest,and got all mixed up. Now we figure he's going back to his childhood home, because he can find that better then our home, where he's only been for a few weeks.

 We also have two cats, the older of which hasn't left my bed, and the younger of which is currently outside I think.


My sister and my mom have been baking.... They are making pecan pie, which we didn't have for Thanksgiving, which I sorely missed, and so am glad that we are getting for Christmas.


Our tree has a ton of presents under it. My brother has been trying to convince us to let hi open one present today....his friends family does that, but we don't. The suspense is horrible, but it's so much more special to open it in the morning, surrounded by wrapping paper and family.


The tree is really beautiful. You should see it all lit up. Maybe I'll take a picture tonight and post it soon.

I'm wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Welcome to the Fifth age (We survived the apocalypse and the zombies!! :P) and the coming years are full of potential. I look forward to it :D

Sunday, December 9, 2012

My dad

My dad turned 58 today. We lit that many candles, though i remember all of us saying that we would no longer do that after 54. I got to carry it to the table, and nearly burned my bangs off my face as the result. Still, it was fun, and i got to go stand outside in the (small, miniscule) snow that was falling, so that the wax could cool down and we could actually eat the cake.


there was a lot of wax. but it looked really nice actually.

 Then we got to take off the wax, and eat the cake, which has pretty much became the birthday cake, as my entire family are chocolate junkies, and we never pass up a good chocolate cake.


 My dad, is an amazing person. He's done a lot in his life, and he's still setting good examples for me and my siblings. He's a joker, but he can also be serious. He's smart, and fair. He knows how engines work and does sound for bands. Really, words cannot describe him. Everything I write, sounds weird and almost false. I guess the best thing i can say is that he is my father, and i wouldn't trade him for the universe.


 Happy Birthday dad. Looking forward to another year with you.


Friday, December 7, 2012

It took me three days to write and upload this post

Hello! Okay, so for starters, this post is long overdo, as in, I meant to have this posted a week ago. Also, just so you know, I'm also writing this a few days before its posted. I really want to write this post well, and considering it's going to be a long one, and with everything else that I neglected during November (i.e., my schoolwork, my job, the story I'm co-writing with a friend, and ForeverFandom), I think it's going to be a couple of days before I'm done. But that's okay, because its still me posting, and that's what's important.
So, to start things off, the day after NaNo ended, I slept until 3 o'clock. Yep, three in the afternoon. Now, even I'm not sure why I slept so long. My moms theory is that I was just exhausted from writing all month, and the relief of finally being done just let me sleep till then. Of course, no adult was home all day either, and I guess me repeatedly telling people not to wake me up scared off my siblings, because they could easily have woken me up. If my mom had been home, she probably would have woken me up by noon at least.

I've started knitting again as well. There is no feeling like not knitting for a month and then being able to do it again. Right now I'm working on Leaf Ella Collar, and it's really lovely.
It's supposed to be white, but I'm using grey instead. I'm not sure if I'll have enough of it to finish however, but if that's the case, I already have ideas of blending from the light grey slowly to black for the edging. I think I might end up doing that anyway, it sounds so cool.
Also, look at the nice surprise there was on the Free Magazine table at my library on Monday. About fifteen knitting magazines, like new. There was even a February 2013 Knit N' Style there!! There was a lot of Vogue Knitting, and a few Interweave Knits (I love the little stories at the back of every issue).
I took most of them home, though a mom in my homeschool group also took some home, mostly ones that I already had, and only at my insistence! She's so very nice, she wanted me to take all of them home myself!
I've had a lot of fun going through them, and there are so many things I want to knit now! I wasn't going to knit stuff for people this year, but if I can fit some of these patterns to some people.... We'll see.
I have also been crafting just generally (I'm telling myself that's why my room currently looks likes someone staged a protest there and things got out of hand. Searching for stuff and not putting anything back). I finished stuff for this Dobby a Very Harry Christmas swap, that the Reducio group on Ravelry is holding.
Also, I've made some paper roses! Aren't they gorgeous? I found the tutorial online, and though it looks hard, it's actually super quick and easy.

There will be a post coming up with everything I made lately, including links to where I found them. I'm going craft crazy this month! Well, until then....

Bye!




Saturday, December 1, 2012

National Novel Writing Month

So......

         guess what?


I won.


Not in the way you are thinking. I didn't reach 50k words this November. I wrote 35,111 words instead. But I did write  "The End". And for me, that's what matters.

I wrote a novel.
 I did something that no one else can do. Sure, there were 300k writers writing alongside me, but I wrote my own story. My unique story.  Sure, the plot's a mess; I need to figure out exactly what the end goal is, but I did it. It has been exhausting and stressful, but it's made me see how good writing every day is. I've got a lot coming soon as well. Stories that I've been working on with other people and I have completely and without guilt neglected these past 30 days. I also need to start updating this blog more.

I can definitely guarantee that I will be doing this again next year.

GAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! It's really how I'm feeling right now.  So excited, but also relieved, and now I'm going to go read a book.