Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hum, Drum Sort of Night


I bet you all are wondering how my Christmas was... well honestly I feel absent. so absent. I wrote a song about it.

It's Christmas eve and nothing feels right. 
No stockings, no tree, no eggnog tonight.
No Hot chocolate or cider anywhere in sight. 
It feels like a hum drum sort of night. 

It feels like a Hum Drum, 
A hum id dee dumb drum. 
It feels like a hum, drum Christmas night. 

The lights and the colors that we all enjoy, 
The goodies and packages for good girls and boys,
As I look about in my humble home,
I am just overwhelmed with being alone. 

And it feels like a Hum Drum, 
A hum id dee dumb drum. 
It feels like a hum, drum Christmas night. 

Each present, each gift in the basket against the wall, 
I know what is in them I can name them all. 
No scripts to be learned, No Plays this year
It feels like a hum drum sort of night. 

And it feels like a Hum Drum, 
A hum id dee dumb drum. 
It feels like a hum, drum Christmas night. 

Not a thing that is normal, 
Nothing feels right. 
It feels like a Humb drum sort of night. 

Honestly friends and family, I did like what I have gotten so far, but I still feel hum drum. I am simply in a picky mood. No offence. I will problbly feel better once I clean my room and find  a place for everything I just got. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Character Encounter: Teresa, Theo




Sidewalking, There is no job quite like it. Some of the volunteers consider it boring since all you do is lay and arm over the riders leg and walk beside the horse. True it can be dull, But to me it is thrilling. Why? Because, well how can I put it. Information. I love to learn. The blessings of knowing that without what I am doing the class can't happen. Seeing the smile on the student's faces as they accomplish the two-point, winged victory, and so much more.

I help dismount the rider, dress the stirrups, then after the horse is out of the arena I untack him and put the tack away.

Rounding the corner I come across one of the instructors giving a tour... And I know the people. I feel my cheeks turning hot as the young man smiles at me. His sister catches sight and begins laughing behind her hand.

"Well Hello Theo." I stutter.

He makes a low bow scooping up my hand and lays a soft kiss on the back. "Hello m'lady. How are you?"

"Fine, what a..." I couldn't think for a moment. "Theo, I had no idea you were in town."

"Figured I'd surprise you."

I prayed inwardly that I would not be asked later if he was my boyfriend. For in fact he wasn't just a.... friend.

"So what brings you to these parts." I stuttered.

"You."

"Theo!" A brown haired girl about my age exclaimed.

"I had better get back to work." I stuttered. "Good seeing you."

With that I made a hasty retreat back into the tack room to find something not out there to do. I made myself look busy situating bridles so they lay correctly then went to find a groom box. I sighed. The horses that were needed for the next lessons were already being groomed.. Looking both ways before exiting I slipped around to the back of the barn to get busy on water. That always needed done.

"Well, We just keep running into each other."

I was not looking forward to lunch time. I stood just staring at Theo who I had practically run over... again! "I am... busy." I stuttered. so not looking forward to lunch. Good thing for the no teasing while on property rule. But that did not stop the questions.

"I can see that." He laughed.

"Theo," I whispered glancing over my shoulder. "you lived four thousand years ago, What are you doing here."

He frowned. "VK. "

"Theo!"

Teresa started laughing. "VK, You are far too superstitious."

I sighed. "So what do you think."

"I can see why you prefer being here rather than writing our book."

"Udiah's book" I stated. "And I am only translating."

They laughed. I sighed. "I really do have to get back to work."

With that I made myself a hasty exit. I don't like my imagination to interfere with my work, ever.

Via Pintrest 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Udiah



via Pintrest
 
 Right foot. I have to put My right foot first, then left hand on the green square... then... OH, Hello! I did not see you there. Please excuse my manners. My name is Udiah, and I am afraid I can't give you my last name, for into your language it is untranslatable.
Anyways, I am a Helicra and I am from Queo... But I am giving you too much information.

What should I talk about... VK says my story but then I don't know if I want to. I would quite like to forget it. You see I was kidnapped and held prisoner, I and many others for some time so I just don't like to think about it.

My land. Who we are. Those are good topics. Well Queo is the sixth planet from the sun. It is slightly larger than your earth and is lush in both plants and animals. Unlike your earth, it never rains. We still have our ice layer around our planet so the air is thicker and richer.

The Helicra are a tribe of people from the north. We are known for our pale skin, hair, and eyes. We are highly traditional, Nobody changes the status quo. And what our fathers did, we do. We still drink, eat, sleep, plant, reap, everything the same way our fathers and mothers did hundreds of years ago.

Yezheal made four tribes. I won't go into the other three but to each tribe he gave a duty. The Helicra was animals, and sickness.

My father is a scientest, he, and many others are working on a project called, 'The Kibble Project' And don't ask. All I know is that they 'are trying to find a way to make kibbles less tasty to puppies.' And they are being super secretive with it. My father RUNS the project and still all I know.

Well that is about sums it up. I have work to get on with. I am about a year behind so I have to go. VK says hello and will return soon... maybe. ;D

Beneath the trees, 
Far from the sky, 
Near the ground, 
Here I lie. 

Hear the song, 
Hear it ring, 
The birds in their chorus, 
While critters do swing. 

Close your eyes,
Listen to it, 
Do you hear it tearing? 
The curtain has ripped. 

Away I do stir,
Far from this place. 
Running and racing,
Them keeping pace. 

Oh! to the river
The forest ablaze!
Into it's depths. 
Away from the haze. 

Up from the currents, 
The fire is done. 
Up to the surface, 
Homeward I run. 



Friday, July 19, 2013

A Crusading THANK YOU


During the month of June I participated in the June crusade from Anne-girl's blog. I was teamed up with Jane and we have decided to do a thank you interview, (it was supposed to take place back at the end of June but I got distracted (sorry) Well here it is. And now Jane.

1: How did you first hear about the June Crusade?

Well, I was following Anne-girl's blog, so I heard about it when she posted it.

2: How long did it take you to decide to join?

Not long.  I considered it for about a day or so, decided that my book definitely needed critiquing, and joined.  

3: What is one thing you have learned from it?

How to take criticism better.  Definitely.  Sadly, I tend to be very sensitive about any criticism, so it was very use

4: Your opinion of your partner. 

Talented, dedicated writer, great friend, and awesome girl.

5: With one word express your opinion of it.  

Helpful.

6: How has your book been affected by your partner?

It has gotten a lot more accurate and interesting.

7: How has your partner affected your writing style?

My dialogue.  It has gotten somewhat better, I hope.  

8: Sum up your partner in one word.

Wonderful. :)

9: Has the June Crusade affected your life at all?  If so, how?

It has inspired me to keep working on writing and not to give up.

10: Why did you join the June Crusade?

Really because it looked interesting.  I needed to get into my writing again and it looked like a good way. 

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You can find my post on her blog. And from both of us "THANK YOU ANNE- GIRL!!!!" 




Sunday, June 23, 2013

Nelly


Silence, complete and total silence. Calm, peace, quiet, no not quiet, there is sound. Birds sing about me, voices too. They are unimportant.

Pain... my head hurts! So does my back!

Still voices. They are louder. Maybe I should open my eyes.

I am not in bed... where am I? This is not home. This is not church... Work... that is were I am.

Why am I here? I only come on Fridays.... It was Sunday... It can't be Friday... Why am I here?

"Nelly Don't move."

I stare up at the face above me trying to figure out what it all means after a few seconds of thought I remember the name. "Anna, What happened."

"You fell. Don't move your head it will only make things worse."

"How."

"Do you remember?"

I begin to shake my head but stop. The pain is too great.

"No don't move."

"I am not."

I look around. I know the people around me too but they are not important. Nothing is important.

Fear! How hurt am I? This pain is bad, I am forgetting things! No I did not just see that! My sister never comes here that was something else.

Answer the questions. Keep talking, look, search, find out, don't force information. Try to move legs... bad idea... that hurt. Answer question, state fact look around hear sounds... I stink.

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Here I have given you a blip-it into what I felt, what I saw, what I heard after regaining... after I woke up after the fall ( I can't spell that other word.)  I have storyized it but this is essentially how I felt.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Rosamond interview.


And it's Friday again! Time for another interview with Miss Jane Bennet who blogs here. This week we are going to interview the characters.

1. What is your name?

My name is Rosamond.

2. How many siblings do you have?

I have a twin, Susannah, and an annoying little brother named William.

3. What do you imagine doing as an adult?

I'd like to change the world somehow.  

4. Using one word describe yourself.

Athletic.

5. What is your favorite color?

Orange.

6. What is your favorite sport?

Ummm...I like soccer, softball, baseball, tennis, biking, track...I like sports.  ;)

7. What is one thing you wish you could do?

I'd like to be able to know what people think about me.

8. What is your favorite school subject?

I like math and P.E.

9. What is your favorite book?

I like Lord of the Rings...I like adventure, fantasy or sci-fi books, I guess.

10. What is your favorite hymn?

Note from author: Rosamond isn't a Christian yet...she will be within the next couple pages...so I'll just tell her what her favorite hymn is going to be.
My author says that my favorite hymn is The Lord is My Shepherd.


Thank you both very much. 


(I will put in a note here. Elm (Rose's little brother) Just informed me that the Rowa (where Rose is from) Does have books. Rose and I both forgot.)

Friday, June 14, 2013

A Fortnight in a Lighthouse Interview


Here it is Friday again (really!) and another June crusade interview with Miss Jane Bennett who blogs here. Today we will discuss the book that I am critiqueing for her.... I wrote down the first five questions she did the next five then answered all ten. (The questions I answered will be posted on her blog.) 

The name of the book is A Fortnight in a Lighthouse and without anymore adieu here are the questions. 


1: Give a brief synopsis.
Two girls go to stay with their aunt and cousins in a lighthouse and come to Christ.
2. What is the lesson you are trying to teach?
Pretty much it's just the basic Christian theme and message about our Savior.  I think it's also a lot about the importance of family sticking together through difficulties and supporting each other.
3. What inspired this story?
I was reading The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright.  At the end of that book, her characters go to stay in a lighthouse for the summer.  I thought that would be fun and was inspired to write a book about that.  I started with two girls going to stay in a lighthouse on vacation and sort of adapted the plot from there.
4. How does your mood affect your book?
When I am sad and gloomy, I tend to write dark, adventurous scenes.  When I am angry, I write dark, creepy scenes.  When I am happy or hopeful, the mood of the story brightens and the characters usually manage to extricate themselves from trouble.  ;)

5. Do you like to eat, drink or have anything playing (Mozart, and such) while writing?
No, not usually.  I don't like distractions while I write.

6. Do you like writing in a notebook or on a computer better?
On a computer, usually.  When I have a fancy notebook, though...;)


7. Was it the characters or the plot that first inspired your book?
The plot.  As I said before, I wanted to write a story about kids staying in a lighthouse, and I just went from there.


8. What type of scene do you enjoy writing the most?  i.e. sad scenes, celebration scenes, etc.
I like writing dark, creepy, sad scenes the best.  Funerals, deaths, creepy dark forests....


9. What is the biggest way this book has affected your life?
It's the first book I've written that has actually showed promise of getting near the length I want it to be.  It's really boosted my self-confidence and my enthusiasm for writing.


10. Are any of your characters based on a real person or a character from a different book?
Susannah and Melody both share some aspects of my character.  My sister is definitely a Kate, and I based Rosamond on several book characters and lots of old school friends.



Sunday, June 9, 2013

Concussions and Characters



OK folks I have been saying I would do this for some time, So I guess I better. This post is on concussions and your character. This is one of the top mistakes authors make. They will hit their character upside the head ship them off to the hospital then within days the character is back to normal.... honest no. Never in a million years will that be true.

Out of all the organs in the body the brain takes the longest to heal. For a brain to heal to the point where it would be considered 'healed' takes twelve weeks. Yeah, if you ask me that interpenetrates into 'FOREVER.'

If the character is dazed: their head will probably hurt for about six weeks, if you have a bouncy character they will not run or jump during that time. (Tigger will loose his bounce.) My sister once hit herself in the head with her staff and the rest of the family was very thankful because she did not run through the house at top speed for weeks afterwards and we actually had time to deal with some piles that she typically knocked over during her 'imagination spurt'

If you decide to knock them out you will have to have them pay the consequences. After you hit your head depending on where the Bobo  took place they will experience some complications.

Lets take my fall for example I was knocked out for under a minuet and I couldn't remember anything that happened in the last forty eight hours. I spent five hours in the hospital, and had to check in with my doctor within the next forty-eight hours. Hats hurt, Hair bows hurt, pats on the head hurt, and so on. I was not aloud out of Mom's sight for one week. I was confused and asked the same question over and over not quite understanding the answer. I was unable to move my leg. And my musical abilities were greatly subdued. It took about four weeks before I got back to my normal schedule and even though it has been six weeks I still get dizzy easily and am not handling the heat of summer.

Facts to be noted:

  • 90% of the work done in the recovery posses is done by the patient due to the fact that he or she notices the change the most and has to live with it. 
  • The most important thing during the recovery processes is therapy. First day or so leave them bee let them do what they want how they want then start making them think. Teach them new things. If the right hemisphere was impaired have them draw, do music, write, be creative. If it was the left make them write, talk, use logic, and other left brain activities. I made my left hand do most of the work I did around the house to make my right brain work. 
  • Confusion is common. They are quite disoriented and the longer period of time they are out the worse the confusion is. 
  • The proper response to "What happened, where am I" is "what is the last thing you remember." after they tell you you inform them that they have hit their head and tell them to not move if it is a stubborn character... (or person like I am) they will try to move. 
  • DON'T MOVE THEM. unless you have a paramedic, or doctor you should get them on their side if there is only one character present to make the call and they have to go to another room otherwise leave them in the Poisson the fell,and leave them there. IF your character knows CPR you can do a bit more but whatever you do, DON't MOVE THEM WITHOUT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. 
These are facts I have found while researching the matter over the last three years. Yes folks concussions have been a obsession of mine for the last three years. I enjoy working with people with mental problems for it is interesting how, when, and what will trigger things. A sound, A single word, heat, you should not push a recovery, it just happens. It will take a full Year before the brain is as healed as it is going to be. 



Friday, June 7, 2013

An Interview with Jane Bennet


During the month of June I am doing a "writers unite" gig hosted by Anne girl who blogs here. Six of us brave souls (as she put it) signed up and she using the information we gave her teamed us up into groups of two. My partner is Miss. Jane Bennet who blogs here

I will put out a Thank-you to Anne girl for she picked a great match for me. LOL Jane and I have been having a blast chatting back and forth about everything and nothing. (as my BFF puts it.) 

Since one of the things that is required during this thing is to post on the others blog we talked it over and decided to do interview. So I am the one asking the questions and she is the one answering them. enjoy. 

1. How did you get started writing?

Well...I'm not exactly sure.  I've loved writing since Kindergarten.  In Kindergarten, I wrote and illustrated a story called Walking in the Rain.  I just wrote random short stories through 4th Grade.  During that year, I began to seriously think of writing actual books.  I've never actually finished one yet, but I'm working on it.  :D

2. What is your favorite genre?

Ummm....I like anything from the "olden days"...would you call that period drama, or...?
I also like science fiction, fantasy...anything interesting, I guess!

3. What is your favorite character to write?

You mean from my book, right?
I really enjoyed writing Kate's character.  Charades and trivia forever!
Also, Kate was the most complex and unfamiliar character for me.

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?

I've gone through many, many ambitions.  An architect, an actress (that was short-lived, I can tell you), an author, a movie director, a horse trainer...the list is endless.  However, I would say that the two that are most likely are an author or...well, just an author, I guess.  :D

5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Oh boy.  Normandy, France...or London...or Kentucky...or Paris...but I guess Normandy.  If I could speak French.  ;)

6. When not writing, what could you be found doing?

Biking, horse riding, reading (especially reading!), playing with my siblings, playing violin, browsing at the library, or baking desserts.

7. Who encourages you the most while writing?

My Dad.

8. Where is your favorite place to write?

At my desk on the laptop.  Or, when I'm using a notebook, I like to crawl under bushes or climb up in a tree when it's warm out.  When it's cold or wet, I like sitting next to the fire in a comfy rocking chair, with a cup of hot chocolate next to me.  Yum.  :)

9. What is one weird fact about you?

Um.  Let's see...
I consider Jane Austen's books to be very exciting.  Either that, or the fact that once I pulled out a tooth that wasn't even loose because I was wiggling it while reading a suspenseful book.

10. Did you always know you wanted to be an author?

Well, I haven't always wanted to be an author.  But pretty much, yes.  I've always enjoyed writing and looked at it as a very possible career choice.


Please jog over to her blog and see the other side of the interview. LOL Me answering her questions. This has been quite fun. And I hope to have her back next week discussing... ? Well stay tuned We will announce as soon as we know. 



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rose's Fun


Hi I am Rose. Rose Eaglewing and today I am going to answer some stupid questions about my Author.

Rose...

Well they are VK.

Anne girl who blogs  Here has challenged the characters to answere some questions about us. I have nominated Rose. I think she will answer them in a... interesting manner. 


  • Describe your author in one word.
  • Over-Exuberant... Jack-of-all-trades-and-master-of-none... Stupid...Really.... 
  • If your author had a theme song what would it be?
  • My Author is a poet... She writes songs... a song that describes her... I don't know really know. 
  • If you could pick an actor to play your author who would it be?
  • We don't have movies in the Rowa. And nor do I watch television here. 
  • What are your author's strengths?
  • She is good with animals 
  • Weaknesses?
  • She has no ability for words whatsoever she can't write worth a flip and is constantly trying to be something she isn't 
  • What type of laugh does he or she have?
  • Giggles which annoy me mighty 
  • Any strange hobbies?
  • She talks to the animals. Or atleast she thinks she does 
  • What was the weirdest thing she did for his/her writing?
  • She had a boy KISS my hand, YUCK!!! 
  • If you could make him/her do one thing differently what would it be?
  • She would have a sense of humer. Honestly she doesn't she makes these weird jokes and then to make things worse LAUGH at herself. Really! She also puts these jokes in her book, sigh they aren't any good. Like the other day she wanted a Earth cake in divers places. REALLY. 
  • What is your favorite thing about his/her writing?
  • UMMMMM well... at least she does get me out of that youcky hole. 


    Yeah folks I told you this would be fun... SIGH. Oh Rose; Life sin't that bad is it? 

    Well since she just gave me the look I suppose she does. 

    Well now to tag five people (If you have someone you have to do them if you don't have fun) 

    Kendra E. Ardnek=Joan 
    Miss Bennet= Kate
    Jack
    Miss. Melody
    River

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    Tape, Books, and more lables


    I sigh as I look about at the mountain of books that dominate our kitchen table. I declare after three weeks of those three words I HATE paperbacks, hardback or any other type of book you can hold in your hand I am quite exhausted, And have vowed never to ever work in a library.

    First we take all the books off the shelf and Mom looks up the call number and writes in the flyleaf.

    Then Kendra takes the book and writes down all the information into the database adding a little slip of paper with the call number into the book.

    Finally I get the book put the labels on it. (Every tenth or so I get the privilege of a new paper cut.) If there is any loose pages I tape then back on. Then Finally when that is all done I get to shelf it. This wasn't so bad when there was only three hundred but now we are at a thousand books shelved and I am quite done with it.

    So this is what i am doing at the moment and I have quite a pile to catch up so I will will say goodbye.


    Monday, June 3, 2013

    A sky went by... or something like that.


    Honestly folks I haven't forgotten to write, I just haven't had time. I have been so buisy doing Everything except horses. *SIGH!*

    I haven't really been writing. I got a little... idea-ed out? during 100 for 100 (I was one of the grand winners!) My brain just did not want to focus on putting words to a paper to create a story. (of any kind)

    So instead of writing I got back to one of my... hobbies that I haven't had time for for a long time; Photography. As I once said (I think) I am my sister's Kendra E. Ardnek's Personal Photographer. I am not that good but it is good enough. I will post my personal three favorites that I have taken this last month. (I have taken about 3,000 photos this month and some of them are quite breath taking.)


    This one would have been perfect had it not been for that wire!!!!


    The missing ball. 


    I took 16 pictures and this is the only one that came out OK and is my personal favorite. 


    Interesting view. I was thrilled to find a spider web was captured as well as the beauty of a flower from below. 


    Mom found this, I am quite pleased with the way it came out.


    I just thought this was neat. I have always loved the beauty of the prickle-vine. 


    Pine-cones. Around here these are quite common. 


    See the flower?


    The attack of the killer aphids 


    I just love Daises 



    The back eyed Susan has got to be the sillist named flower in the world for Susan means graceful... I wonder how she got a black eye.  

    From the Rose bush in the blackberry patch at the end of the road. I took quite a few pictures of the flowers but this is my favorite and currently my desk top photo. 


    Something Rue found... It's a duck... in the road.... Poor thing.


    And the....uhhh.... for the aphids.... I am keeping a eye out for Lady bug larva. I think it is so amazing to watch them grow. 



    Chives 


    A Cat. 

    Well at least I planned it to only be three.... As I said I have taken over three thousand pictures and picking just three is a bit on the hard side. LOL 

    Well another thing I have been working on is Violin, My teacher just gave me my Christmas assignment on top of that I have to be ready to play in church. almost every Sunday so I am putting in about ten to fifteen hours a week into it.... I am not sure but I think I enjoy it. 

    Ok enough of the bad jokes. I will be having some guest posts this month. My sister and Miss Jane Bennett my critic partner from http://scribblingskeyboard.blogspot.com/June crusade, or as I say it, The June thing. LOL I have trouble remembering names. Miss. Jane Bennett  writes at http://regencynovel.blogspot.com/

    Well I suppose that is it. I can't think of any remarkable way to end this post so I will simply say. BYE!!!!

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    I've been tagged

    Kendra, My sister has told me I have to do this one. *sigh* No Kendra you are not a nice big sister. I am feeling better but my brain still feels like mush. Oh well I have to do this so I might as well get it over with


    1: What is the working title of your book?

    The Rise of the Dazy 


    2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

    It kind of sprouted off another story My sister a friend and I started where I was the youngest princess of england and there was an evil king. Well when I started writing Elvings away I found I needed a founder for Mikida and since I was tired of the story line we were running with for that story I just pulled Daisy from that book and spruced it up a little. 

    3: What genre does your book come under?

    Fantasy. Sci-Fi

    4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
    Never really thought about it. Personally from the way I write I doubt it would turn into a movie. 

    5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 

    A princess's fight for her homeland 

    6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

    Self. 


    7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

    Not done yet. but I have been working on it since January. 

    8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? 
    I don't know. 

    9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

    Isn't this the same question as number two? Really same answer

    10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?


    I don't know. I just got rid of the bully and killed a couple people... but I don't think you wanted to know that. It isn't described. She does get married... ummmm... the guy is cute... I think.... Ummmm.... My brain is shot sorry. 

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    1: What is the working title of your book?

    Kathwren's Wings or Kathwren's Melody  This one I have only been working on for a couple of weeks it is still in the thought section 

    2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

    My own life

    3: What genre does your book come under?

    Fiction Auto biography 


    4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
    Me play Kathwren other than that I don't care

    5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? 

    My quest to find myself 

    6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

    It is still in the thought prosess I don't want to think about. 


    7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

    I am still thinking about it. 


    8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? 
    I don't know

    9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

    My mother suggested I tell my story of how horses has helped me.

    10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?


    I don't know


    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Maybe it is because you haven't moved a muscle in a week. (Dr. McCoy in a 'Time for Yesterday')


    Ok guys I am home. I am getting dizzy easily and my entire back hurts but other than that I feel fine. Shoot it was only my head that hit the concrete.

    I won't relay my entire experience but I definitely sympathize (?) with Rhon now. I don't think I should be so mean to my characters. It kind of comes back to haunt me.

    Anyways since I am at it I might as well tell you the answer to my question a while back.
    Picture I drew Sorry I couldn't remember how to make it right side up

    Yellow flowered dress I made 



    Pink flowered dress I made 

    A bunch of the dresses the second and forth I made 

    And here is the answer, that last one is my black and white and red all over dress I was going to add a  red pocket but I ran out of time.

    Note if any words are misspelled I will tell you upright my head is still spinning a bit and I cannot for the life of  me think straight. 

    Prayer Request

    This is Kendra, V's big sister.

    We just received a call from the horse therapy place where V volunteers on a weekly basis saying that she fainted.

    They think she had a seizure, so they're taking her to the hospital, where our Gma is going to meet her. We would appreciate prayers.

    V doesn't handle hospitals very well, ever since our Grammy died, so please keep that in mind.

    I need to go pack the littles, so ...

    Why can't we get through spring without someone in our family going to the hospital?????

    Friday, March 29, 2013

    Dazhi has the board!


    Hey guys, Don't tell V but I have stolen her computer for a bit... Ok so she will find out just as soon as this publishes.

    My book if you look right is at twenty thousand words and I am at a very awkward point in my life. The day I get out of Eline her back story. ;D Let's just say at the moment I am in trouble.

    Kendra (V's older sister) just asked how long the book is if I looked wrong... Well  Kendra. I am talking about right as in right verses left not right versos wrong.

    And... Ut oh. I hear V putting away her Violin so I better scoot before I am discovered. If you have any questions please Email V. at V.KathieArdnek7@gmail.com Bye!

    Friday, March 15, 2013

    Look Right


    So after three days of day camp, a day out in the yard working with my best friend, and hiding in my room today I think I shall pop in to say, HI.

    I will tell you that the camp was bad... Well actually it was a lot of fun. It was a camp on American Heritage done by the Frontier girls group in my area. (a ton of fun)

    I enjoyed the American Dances part best. (probably because I like to dance.) Not waltzing or anything like that, we did a line dance and a square dance. (So much fun.)

     Yesterday I decided to give you guys a hint of where I am in my first draft of The rise of the Dazy so if you look right, at the top is my word count. I will try to update it at least once a week.

    Also I have overhead a couple of my characters discussing doing their own posts on here. I don't know who or where or when. but Elsie said I was being a bit lazy in the posting department. *chuckle*

    Well I have stuff to do and people to see so I have to run.

    Question: What is Black and White and Red all over. Find out in my next post. (that I do)

    Saturday, March 9, 2013

    A Quick HI


    Hey guys, since it is a bit unlikely that I will be getting on in a couple of days I am popping in to say a quick hi.

     We will tomorrow be going to a church sewing for orphans thing. Then Sunday is of course church. I am playing my Violin in church now so I doubt I will be on due to the fact that I am a introvert and will be doing my best to hide in my room for the rest of the day.

    Then over the following three days I will be going to American heritage Boot camp. Which will be interesting since one of the teachers is from London. (I will be writing a report for school and it will show up on my other blog.)

    Then Thursday I have crops to plant and more people to see.

    Then Friday will be calm to wind us up into a very hectic Saturday filled with second hand shopping. FUN.... Really, I cannot give you a ton of details on that but in town the right for life group does a yearly garage sale where there will be a fill a bag for ten dollars sale at the end, and since I am a semstriss I can take skirts that the elastic is shot in and make them useful for the littles or in some cases ME.

    So I find this thing a WHOLE lot of FUN! There will also be some of my other favorite things; hats, old hats. And SHOES, though I doubt many will fit but still it is fun to go look at all the crazy shoes there are.

    Can you tell I enjoy shopping?

    Then it will be Sunday again and I will probibly hide once more and not come out of my shell till Tuesday. Sometimes I hate being a introvert.


    Sunday, March 3, 2013

    Ain't Nuthin' like a surprise!


    Hey folks! This last week I read a really great book called



    I loved the way she went at this book, the story was awesome and instructive. (I am  home-schooled and I really don't know what goes on in a real school.) But from what I have seen and read she did a great job. She interviewed a ton of people and added in their input into the story both supporting her view and not. A LOT of the interviews were repetitive but still very well done.

    The story was about a girl who really hates what is going on in her school so she wants to do something about it including just getting as far from the system as possible. For a public school based book the language was very clean and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

    Well at the end of the book it has her blog so I went to go check it out. Here this lady has so many books published but  has no followers (Ok she has three including myself). So I am (without her knowing it) sharing her blog so it doesn't look so lonely when people come and visit after reading her book.

    Currently  she has her book Egg Hunt is free.


    Here is her blog, I haven't read the book yet but as soon as I do I will let you know what I think of it. 

    Friday, March 1, 2013

    Our Typical Trio


    It is now the end of February... (Really?) Sigh and time for another snip-its  This month I wrote 5311 words on the Dazy story and 2265 words on my personal story and read 4 novella and 2 novels. (novel concept)  so I have been busy just not on my blog.  I also wrote four more songs. But I will wait to share the lyrics till I have them how I want them.

    Well without anymore to do, my snip-its.


    I opened my eyes, and screamed. Yes Brave ole’ me, who is willing to take on a snake screamed when she found herself in a small octagonal room surrounded by people all dressed more or less the same.  
    The Rise of the Dazy: The legend of Queen Dazy

    Nobody sees this girl next morning; nobody sees her slip to the barn hackamore in hand.
    It is still so early that not even the birds are awake but still she is here. The small gray pony knickers to her as she approaches, "Hey girl!" she whispers as she rubs the black snip. She then quickly catches the pony and slips the hackamore onto her long warm face, then rains in hand she brushed the mare then slipped a pad and surcingle onto his back then hopped on herself. 
    Galloping through the trees she let her joy escape with a hearty giggle. As soon as she is sure she is out of sight of  the houses she moves into a two point then stands upright her feet on the pad her arms outstretched.
    "Compass!!!" One of her cousins yells startling her, she losses her balance and plummets towards the ground. 
    Compass (my personal story) 


    Finally a large man with a thick black beard stepped forward and introduced himself as Captain Hedrick. I frowned, Eline smiled, Rhon fainted; yep we were our typical trio.  
    The Rise of the Dazy: The legend of Queen Dazy

    I was made for a mission, 
    I was made to play a Position , 
    I was made to go where God wants me to go! 
    "I was made", Song I wrote

    For some time that next morning I just lay there in bed wondering where I was for I had forgotten. It was a very plain room; a bunk bed in one corner with a desk in another and a closet in another. It had white walls and wooden floors and all in all very plain. 
    The Rise of the Dazy: The legend of Queen Dazy

    And I think I will stop there, most of what I wrote isn't to good, (writers block will do that to you) Oh well there is still so much to do. I think I will show you what else I am working on... but not now. When I am finished probably. 




    Friday, February 8, 2013

    A Valentine challenge.



    Just As I Am One of the blogs I just ran across is doing a ... challenge. I think that is the word I am looking for. 

    I will have you know that I am not a big Romantic, (despite what Kenj will tell you) I think kisses are yuck, guys are wimps,  flowers belong outside, and I don't have room for stuffies. I know other people enjoy it, it isn't for me. But I will go ahead and do the challenge simply because it sounds like fun.

    1. White chocolate or milk/dark chocolate? 

    Well for me if it is in my possession it is gone. But if you love me you will make sure it doesn't have milk 

    2. Tea or Coffee? 

    Personally both. Add a bit of stevia (a sweetener) and I am good to go. I will have them both cold or hot. 

    3. Movie or book on a night-in? 

    Hummm... I am more of a listener that a reader but recently I don't care. We only just got a new TV (the other did not like to behave) 

    4. Rom-com or a tear-jerker?  

    I don't get jokes, kisses grouses me out and I don't like crying. Personally I like SCI-FI but that isn't a option. 

    5. Who is the first literary couple to come to your mind? 

    Humm.... Shasta/Cor and Aravis. (from the Horse and his boy

    6. Who is the first *movie* couple that comes to your mind? 

    MOVIE!!! Okay let me see, I don't watch movies that often. Flynn Rider and Rapunzel. 

    7. Roses or chocolate?

    A big bouquet of pens with a chocolate kiss. Okay I am weird but with my pollen allergies and mold allergies it just ain't safe to do real flowers. 

    8. Fancy dinner in a 4-star restaurant or a simple picnic? 

    Fancy dinner! I rarely go out to eat but sure do LOVE it. But I would insist that one of my siblings come too. I wouldn't trust myself out with a guy. At least not unsupervised I don't take hints very well. I would need someone to let me know when he was joking or being serous. 

    9. Dream wedding scenario: outdoor family affair, or a formal church wedding & reception at a 5-star hotel?

    Haven't thought of it. Probably outdoor family affair. 

    10. What was the last love song you listened to? 

    Forever and Ever Amen. A country song I have listened to since I was six. 

    11. Favorite real-life/celebrity couple? 

    Favorite real-life? My grandparents? I think it is just a bunch of mushy stuff. 

    12. One piece of advice about love: 

    Love is a verb, not a noun. (read first Corinthians 13) and don't jump in till you are ready for a commitment. 

    Character Encounter: Rhon

    via pinterest

    Kat (my BFF) and I are hiding. And from what you ask, from the fact that this is my sweet sixteen and mom has decided to let the kids do a Easter egg hunt. IT'S JULY! 

    We can see the kids in the garden looking among the neat rows of beans for the eggs while the two of us giggle away down by the four-tree. We see one of Kat's sibs fall so she runs to go cheer them up. 

    I sit back looking up into the branches above my head for several seconds. 

    "Happy birthday Princess V!" I hear I sit up to see the smiling face of Dazy tailed by a slightly younger Red headed girl who I know to be her little sister. 

    "hey Dazy, Hey Rhon, So glad you could make it!" 

    Rhon looks a bit frightens of all the other people running about and takes her sister's hand tight in both of hers. 

    Dazy smiles and encouragingly pushes her towards the fun. But alas she does not go. "Rhon is a bit shy." she tells me. 

    I nod remembering that day I met her, she had disappeared into a pile of stuffed toys to escape the introduction. "You can't blame her for being shy." I say. "You guys kind of grew up in the middle of nowhere." 

    Dazy nods, "Yep and meeting new people never happened." 

    "Well, Let's find her a bag and get her in on the hunt then it will be time for cake." 

    I lead the two over to where we have stashed the bags and watch as Dazy works with Rhon. Though she is but three years younger in this crowd Rhon seems much younger. 

    Finally though Rhon starts to enjoy herself. My cousin Grub1 even helps her reach a high up egg that we stashed in a tree. 

    Kat, Dazy, and Kendra finally joins me and we count up the eggs to make sure we have them all. 
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    (no mom this is not a hint of what I want to do for my Bday this year, personally I haven't a clue) 

    Anybody want to suggest a theme for my sweet sixteen? 


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