Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
1. Fallen, by VM
One and a half feet
From my cot I have fallen
Back muscles spasm
2. Scarlet fence, by VM
Scarlet fences stand
Woven strips of aging wood
Firm for many years
3. Lover's Bouquet, by VM
From posies, daisies, roses
Bursting white and red
4. The Runner, by VM
Trail of speeding one
A gate of flashing sneakers
Breath in- breath out- fast
How to write Haikus':
Pick a subject : messy bedrooms, purple pebbles, your pet, a dream, different countries, etc.
First line: 5 syllables - no matter how many words you can fit into that it has to be 5 syllables.
Example: Green, gold, bare- replay
Second line: 7 syllables
Example: Trees and seasons rearrange
Line Three: Back to 5 syllables, wrapping up your poem
Example: We know God won't change
The Haiku I have used as an example rhymes, though most haikus' do not. Now you try!
Origin of Haikus':
Friday, September 10, 2010
- ...$1.50 for a dress is way too much to spend!
- ...you've only ever listened to hymns... on cassette.
- ...denim skirts are hot!
- ...you tie your hair up so you don't trip on it.
- ...long capris show too much leg.
- ...you are unable to go swimming without your 1850's dress on.
- ...you knit your own thermal underwear
- ...are still clueless about how babies "happen".
- ...your parents resorted to naming your brothers and sisters alphabetically.
- ...even white mascara is too dark for you
- ...you cant cross the street without your parents.
- ...your brothers think floral dresses are attractive.
- ...you can figure out a page-long algebraic problem in your head.
- ...you share a bedroom with seven other children.
- ...chewing gum is disrespectful!
- ...P.E. must mean "phloral erangments", what else could it mean?
- ...your still too young to date at 65.
- ...you have ever felt more like staying home than going out.
- ...you wear dresses and white straw hats to church.
- ...you cant remember 1st through 12th grade.
- ...you have to call your parents every night.
- ...you married a homeschooler.
- ...people think you've just stepped out of the 80s.
Several of these I find nothing wrong, or "weird" about such as...
* I've always thought it would be cool to knit clothing... say... thermal undies?
*It's always good to be modest!
*We take PE!
* Being thrifty pays off in the long run. And the "short run".
*I do wear mascara, but some people chose not to... and that's OK!
*Long hair is pretty, right along with short.
*Smart kids are all over the place... Einstein was told in public school that he was mentally retarded, and would never amount to anything. (Nothing against public school)!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
1. Your best friend asks you if she looks good in her new prom dress. You:
A. Tell her she looks good, even though the dress washes her out.
B. Advise her to get a tan. That will help with the coloring. However, don't tell her why. It will just hurt her feelings.
C. Tell her to return the awful dress. She can look better, and you'll help her.
2. A friend tells you he's been using steroids, and he wants you to promise not to tell anyone. You:
A. Promise, then tell your parents.
B. Promise and don't tell anyone.
C. Don't promise. You know he's in trouble and he really needs help.
3. You get out of the store and realize the cashier gave you an extra $5 in change. You:
A. Go home. Hooray! An extra $5. It's the cashier's fault, after all.
B. Slip the $5 back on the counter by the cashier.
C. Give the money back to the cashier so she can put it back into the till.
4. When the teacher left the classroom someone wrote a nasty work on the board. The teacher asks you after class if you know who did it. You:
A. Say you weren't paying attention. You don't want people to hate you.
B. Tell her you think it was a certain person, but you just aren't sure.
C. Sure you tell her. It was really nasty and that person should be held accountable.
5. You overhear some people talking and whispering about a friend of yours. You don't say anything, but later your friends asks you if people are taking about her. You:
A. Tell her you haven't heard anything. Why hurt her feelings?
B. Tell her you heard something, but sugar-coat it.
C. Tell her what you heard and help her solve the problem.
5-7: You often lie to protect the feelings of others or protect your standing among friends. While you don't lie for the sake of lying, you can find ways of telling the truth that will increase your honesty quotient and keep others from feeling crushed.
10-12: You usually only lie when it depends on someone's feelings. While you may think you are protecting the person, it really isn't. Try to work on being more forthcoming and honest in the way you deal with situations. If you are tactful, you will find that the truth comes out much easier.
15-13: You are a truth-monger. Just be sure that you are not being too brutal in your honesty. Otherwise, keep up the good work.
Psalm 37:37 - "Look at those who are honest and good. For a wonderful future lies before those who love peace." (NLT)
Hey, quizzers! What kind of fuit are you? Check out another quizz at this link:
Monday, September 6, 2010
Places to visit:
- TechnoPowerMac- my all new music blog! Click on the link in the "links" page
- The Homeschool song
- Paperdoll/model outline... make your own!
- No shampoooooooooooooo
- A good cause
- Compassion International (on the side bar, shows a picture on K. Kavya, read about her!)
Labels: picks of the month
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I know, I know... its September already, and too cold for some of us to be swimming outside. (For us anyway in the northern half of the earth) But I have just completed some more modest swimsuit ideas. I dont have any patterns because I just drew them, but I like the idea. ;)
Friday, September 3, 2010
Anyway... I'm looking at my bruised shin right now, (and typing at the same time, that's hard, thank heaven for spell-check,) and am feeling the affects of a not-so-perfect back. I still grasp my breath at that memory just a few short days ago.
Here is the scoop:
It was 4:00am, and I was half asleep, and had been fully awake previously from 9pm-3:30am, lying on my bed, and thinking about how very comfortable it would be to roll over to the other half of my queen-sized mattress. It is a very hard discision for one who is semi-conscious, but doesn't know it at the time, especially early in the morning -- or late at night, whatever you prefer. I finally decided at long last to somersault over to that desired field of rest.
Well, I layed in the spot I landed for a while, but that spot happened to be the floor. Yep, I rolled out of bed head first and somehow landed on my back in the totally opposite direction. It happened so fast, but I remember hitting my left shin on something, and being stretched out on my not-so-comfortable-at-the-time carpeting. I am rather odd in the face of danger, and I remember counting with my fingers how long it took me to re-gain my breath -- 30 seconds. If it didn't hurt so much it would be hilarious! And even though it still hurts, I can laugh at myself, and hope I don't look to back-achy in Sunday school class, as to be able to keep this mostly to myself, (besides for you my dear readers, which isn't very secret, is it?).
Thursday, September 2, 2010
No, really, I am allowed to make fun of homeschoolers because I am one. Have questions about homeschooling? Check out the video above: "The twelve homeschooling moms", and make sure you listen to the end. (I am all about the "we are not strange" part :)
Still have questions? Comment. Nice comments!!!