Monday, 31 December 2007

My Blog on 2007

This year there have been...

- One hundred and nine posts! (Counting this one).
- Many visits from around the world.
- Three surveys.
- Two template changes.
- A Cbox added!
- Many new friends met by blogs.

I love blogging! *Smile*

Monday, 24 December 2007

Bible Camp. Part Two

Considering that we were on holidays, it was a great thing that most of us were awake by half past seven a.m., and all at eight, when ML’s wife woke the rest. Oh, the chills and colds we had while we dressed! Brrr, I trebmble only remembering it! But we dressed anyway (it was warmer, after all…) and I was the first one downstairs because I had to warm up water for my tea (I couldn’t have milk because I had a dreadful cold). I saw how ML lighted up the fire, and when the first boys came up and the girls came dow, we all piled up by the fire and chatted (that’s when we listened the “cold-air” story… *giggles*).
Some of us helped with laying the table for breakfast, and soon a hungry pack of people happily sat at the table, waiting eagerly to eat. We sang, prayed, and… in ten minutes all was gone! Some people even toasted their bread directly in the fireplace, and, as it was very hot (the fire, I mean), the room soon was filled with the comfy and homey smell of burnt toast!! We had bread (or burnt toast…) with apricot or strawberry jam, and once again, mandarins!! We would end tired and fed up with mandarins… *grin*
After breakfast we had a small devotion, and then we had the “Clean Up”, where we ordered bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, etc. We girls opened the two windows while we cleaned up, so we could hear the birds singing in the morning, the boys laughing and chatting while, apparently, the worked on the tent, but most of all, we opened the windows to tel the fres, cold air in. I can remember how my nose went numb from the cold while I folded my pj’s!
Then, while we waited for everyone to finish, four of us went outside and played badminton. I don’t remember ever enjoying so much a game of badminton! We used to squeak when we missed the fly. *giggles* We played a lot, but finally we got bored (woops!) and went back inside where people were sitting by the fireplace. Most of the girls went there, but I and another girl prefered to go and have fun with the cookers and peal potatoes. I had just finished pealing the last one when down came ML and called everybody out with his wonderful whistle. We were going on our outing!
We all got our big jackets on, and piled in the cars. Then the drivers drived to a place where fossiles could be found abundantly, and we became archaeologist! It was fun, just nosing around the ground, touching this and that, removing this rock or that stone. We all found plenty of fossiles, and I found a big rock with a snail fossile. It was almost as big as my fist! With everybody’s help, two bags were filled with fossiles. My brother also found a bullet that was said it probably belonged to a soldier who fought during the Spanish Civil War!!
Then we walked a little further, and when we got tired we sat on the ground and talked. Three girls even lied down and dozed off…
When we went back, lunch was almost ready, so while we waited we played badminton, and when it was ready, we ate. After lunch, out we went again after helping with the dishes, to play more badminton. Badminton is such a fun game! I love it, I really do. We had to run if we didn’t want to miss the fly because our aim wasn’t really whay you call (ahem!) perfect… and so we ran this way, squeaked and jumped to the left, etc.
Then came the time when we were going to do indoor crafts. Most of us went inside, but some stayed out to play more. Anyway, we made candles! It was lots of fun! We had a white wick, and there were three pots with red, blue and white melted wax. We took the wick by the end, between the fingertips, and dipped it in one of the pots. Then we blowed at it and patiently waited untill it had cooled down sufficiently, and we repeated the operation. It was kind of patience-trying, but we stubbornly continued on and on and on, and our efforts were nicely rewarded with a pretty blue-and-white-and-red candle. When we finished it was about five, and already dark. We left our candles on a window sill to completely cool off, and we had the afternoon snack, consisting of peaches in syrup, juice and bread-and-chocolate by the fireplace. And after that we had the Bible Study.
That afternoon, after singing with the guitars, which I enjoyed so much, we talked about faith, reading in Hebrews 11:8-9,
“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whiter he went.
“By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.” In this we had an example of huge faith, for Abraham obeyed and trusted God completely when he was sent from living with his family, in a secure and wealthy place to a strange lang wich he knew nothing of, and where he lived as a stranger. What an example for us!, to show us how to live in faith in a world full of sin and wikedness as strangers. ML also used examples of his own life to show is what he ment. With a final prayer, we finished the study, but I had enjoyed it inmensly.
We had supper after that, so once again the table had to be laid. I think this time it wasn’t my turn, so I stayed close to the fire, chatting with everyone. We used to play with a long stick, poking the fire, and seeing who’s was the first one to burn. Then we would blow the flame away, and do it once again. But we were called to table, so we sat, and after the prayer we simply ate and talked.
That night was the nicer one after supper. Three friends and I got two blankets, and went outside. We layed one blanket on the grass, we layed down, covered us with the other blanket, and just watched the stars. It was beautiful!
As you know, before going to bed we had a film, and a talk about it. Before starting it, ML went around and gave a little stick to everyone, answering with “I’ll tell you later” at our questioning eyes. The film was interesting. I think it was called “The Mystery of Life”, or something alike. But what I liked best was after it, with the sticks. ML got up from his seat and looked around. Then, he started, “Everyone has a stick. I have one too (it was broken). No one wanted my stick, because it is broken. So I kept it. Now, imagine you are a little stick. A little stick does a little fire. But imagine all of you got together… even being the sticks small, the fire would be much larger, wouldn’t it?” He looked around. Then he continued. “We are like the sticks, and our work for the Lord is like the fire.” His words impresses me and made me think. “If all of us work for Him, the work will be greater than if only one of us does. Now, I want to serve the Lord, so I am going to throw my little stick in the fire, for even a broken stick can burn. Then I am going to turn around, and close my eyes. I won’t be looking, but if any of you wants to serve the Lord then he may get up and throw his stick into the fire. I’ll be praying for you all.” And he turned around, as he had said. It made my heart cry with joy to see so many people get up and throwing their stick into the fire (I did too). It made me feel so glad I wanted to cry. I think that that was the most beautiful time, because when we were seated, the fire blazed up and consumed our sticks. I felt happy. Then we prayed and it was time to prepare for bed.
But since it was the last night, we were allowed to stay up late. We girls upstairs in our bedroom talked, laughed, took photos (I have many hilarious ones of us being silly in our pj’s!), and even had a love story told to us, a true love story. It was, well, late, when we began to think of going to bed, but even then, we continued to whisper in the darkness. I felt happy, joyful and very much blessed when I fell asleep.

End of the second day and part of the story…

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Snow!

It snowed here last Monday! Only during half an hour, and it rained afterwards... but it snowed all the same, and even before winter started!! Yay!!

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Bible Camp. Part One

This past long weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), my younger brother and I went to a Bible Camp. It was really great, we had a very good time with much loved friends we hadn’t seen for some time. My brother quickly went with his two friends (everyone called them the “Three Muskateers”) and I went with mine.
The place where the camp was held was really very nice. In fact, it was a stone windmill. I can tell you, it was very cold there, and humid. The girls’ bedroom was inside, on the second floor, where it was cold even there, and under us was the living-room, with its huge fireplace, and the kitchen. But if you asked any of the boys, they can tell that indeed it was very cold, because they slept outside in a tent! They would also say that the first night was especially cold, because, instead of putting to warm air the electric stove, they turned accidentally to cold air! Good job thy had all the quilts and things, or they would have frozen to death, poor things! (How we laughed when on of them, while waiting for breakfast sitting and chatting on front of the fireplace, told us about it!)
Now I will tell you about the schedule we had. At eight o’clock a.m. we woke up, and dressed, combed hairs, helped with breakfast, etc. (we could not shower because there wasn’t hot water, and as the cold water came from outside, it was very cold!!). At nine o’clock a.m. we had our breakfast. It was fun to see all the sleepy but yet cheerful faces of everyone! Then we had a small devotion, and at ten it was time for the “Clean Up”, where the bedrooms, tent, dining-room and kitchen were put to order. At eleven we would have, depending on the day, an outing to this place, or that one. We would come back just in time for lunch at two o’clock p.m. (I tell you, the food there was just delicious!!!). After lunch, four of us teens would stay to help with the dishes, and during that period everyone had free time. After lunch and dishes we would have outdoor games or indoor crafts, and free time till the snak. At five o’clock we would have the said snack, and at fifteen past we would have a very blessed Bible study that would last until supper at eight o’clock. Again four teens would stay to clean up the dishes afterwards, and the rest had free time. People would walk in the dark (for it was dark already at five p.m.), and talk, oe sit and watch the stars. Then at nince we would watch a movie and then talk about it afterwards. Then came when we said goodnight to each other and go to bed. But, talking and chatting after the lights were off was the best, so it was quite late when we went to bed… (ahem!)
That was about what we did during those days, but now I’ll tell you about it with more details.
So let’s go back to the first day, Friday… the first thing I saw when we arrived there was a small river, and the ground covered with wet leaves. I could see also the sun peeping behind the mountains, feel the fresh air, and hear the crunchy leaves when we crossed the wood bridge to the windmill. Here we saw the first people in arriving there, and how cheerfully and happily they greeted us! I just love my friends so much. I quickly went upstairs to the bedroom, dumped my things on a bed and fished my camera out of my bag. Then I started to take photos of the boys putting up the tent. It was fun! Everybody helped there, also in bringing in firewood. Around the place you could always hear cheerful laughter and talking, and when you went in you could hear more cheerfulness coming from the kitchen, or from the benches by the fireplaces.
Before lunch I remember how two of my dearest friends and I would sit on a huge wall and talk. This wall was really tall, like four metres tall, that’s about thirteen feet tall. We could clim it because nehind it was like a path that went up to the back of the house, which was higher placed than the wall. So we went up the path and so we could climb the wall, and sit and talk, also watching two of the boys playing with a rugby ball.
Then we had lunch. And after that we went out to play the games. That day we had to learn how to survive in conditions not used to. But first we had to do some exercises to warm up, so the Main Leader and his son showed us how to do them, and we did them. It was funny because you could see the people making efforts to do them. The laughter we had! Then, the Main Leader (the ML, shall we call him?), began to make up a story. “So,” he started, “just imagine you’re in a plane,” and he did this sound like we’re flying. “And suddenly, something happens to the motor of it” and you heard him brrrrrrrrrring at us. “The pilot has to make an emergency landing!” and he wheeeeeezes us. Everyone was laughing. “There, we’re all safe!”, and he counted us. But then we had to learn how to know where we were, and by the sun we could tell that. Then it happened that somebody had something broken and we had to bandage him. We had to carry him wherever we went, we had to find food and water, and other such things. It was fun! (You can eat acorns, but only if you’re really, really hungry, because they are disgusting!)
Then we went inside and had our afternoon snack, with biscuits, mandarins, milk… and then we had the Bible study. It was really interesting. First we sang with two guitars, played by one of the leaders and ML’s son. It was beautiful! Then we started the study. We read Leviticus 23:33-43, and then ML spoke about the feast it talked about, how the Lord provided the children of Israel with food and water during forty years and how this feast was done so “that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out if the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God! (verse 43).
Right after that supper was announced, but the table had to be laid, so some girls (I between them) offered, and we got the table ready (after that, I can tell you, I got such a pain in my arm!). And so we had supper. What was most funny was with dessert, and it was because we had this huge box full of mandarins, and the mandarins had stickers on them, and some people got these stickers and stuck them on their faces. I have a very funny photo of my friend Cris in the dark with the lantern under her chin, and her face full of stickers. And se looked so spooky!
After supper and dishes, and while wandering out in the dark before the film, I saw a commet! It was very strange, at this time of the year, but I saw it all the same. I was very happy!
And then we watched the film, “Pamela’s Prayer”, the true story of Pamela Bucklin and her special marriage. We talked about it, commented on the film, and meanwhile we enjoyed a drink of milk and chocolate. It was a very interesting film, and a good lesson! Of course, after that, being half past eleven p.m., we went directly to bed, but while changing to our pj’s, we froze! But after that we brought up the girls’ electric heater, and placed it on our bunk beds. The bunk beds were really great, because it actually was one huge, long bunkbed were there was room for all of us girls. And we slept… zzzZZzzzZZzz…

End of the first day and part of the story…

Friday, 30 November 2007

Being A Dinosaur And A Ball

Ahhh, so much like last year!!
Today we played at “football” with dinosaurs after having our afternoon break. That is, we were the dinosaur and the ball. My brother was the ball first, and I was the dinosaur. I got at one end of the table, and my bro at the other end. I had my dinosaur, and he had the bal he was going to be (it was really and empty little juice brick. Don’t laugh at me!!). He “kicked” the ball. I stopped (you I am a dinosaur, right?). I “kicked” the ball. He stopped it. And it was like this for about three times more. Then I shot a goal. I shot more than one! In the end, (ten was the limit), I won ten to two.
Then I took bro’s place, and he was the dinosaur (which, by the way, used his tail to stop the ball, and kick it. It was really funny!) We played and played, and I again won ten to one.
It was fun! I just don’t know what would I do without my dear brothers. They are such fun, and they are always willing to play with me whenever I feel like it. I felt and feel happy! I am the lukiest sister in the world.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

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Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Friday, 23 November 2007

Already A Year Old!!

My blog is one year old!! Wow, I'm so excited!
I remember how nervous I was, a year ago, when I started it! And now, a year and 125 posts later, here it is!
I've had such wonderful times writing posts, commenting and chatting with people on the Cbox, or even on the comments! I just look back, I think of when I almost gave up starting it because I was so scared, and say... wow, it WAS worth it!
Thank you to everyone who's visited and commented... I've loved having a blog!!

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Two Riddles

See if you can solve them... Sorry I haven't been around here much, but I was too busy, and not much happened that was worth writing.
Anyway...

Only three kinds of people exist in this world, those who know how to count, and those that don't.

Only 10 kinds of people exist in this world, those who know the binary code, and those that don't.

:P

Friday, 9 November 2007

Results

Well, here are the results of my enquest about the new template. I'm still not sure I like it... :S

4 votes (44%) saying, yeah, the new look is great!
4 votes (44%) saying, it's OK...
1 vote (11%) saying that it's chilly, and they would change it... I'm sorry somebody doesn't like my blog... :(

Who voted what?

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

17!!

Today is my brother's birthday!! You won't find a more proud little sister today...
During all my life he has been a wonderful brother to me, always ready to joke and have fun with people, and a very nice person to be with!!
Some unknown/random/funny things about him...

- He absolutely dislikes cheese, but loves chocolate!
- He collects the tin "openings".
- His favourite colours are black, gray and white.
- He wants to be a computer programmer... and already is!
- He likes rabbits, and some friends even call him that way... Rabbit!
- He has a wonderful sense of humor... always joking and saying funny comments!

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Monday, 22 October 2007

YESSSSSSSS!!

Good, tremendeous, wonderful news!!!
JUST GUESS WHAT!!
I have a NEW YAMAHA FLUTE!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe it, I'm so happy!!

Saturday, 20 October 2007

A Seasonal Update

I would say that this is a seasonal update, but also, as I promised long ago, I’ll kill two birds with one stone, and I’ll make it a gardening update too.

I always thought I would enjoy being a farmer’s wife, but now I am sure of it. Our garden is lovely. This morning, as I was hanging the washing, I exclaimed, “Oh, Papa, I love the way the garden smells!” And it’s true. Think of the sweet fall smell, everything wet and humid, with the leaves falling on the ground, and the ground smelling so fresh and sweet. Then, with the combination of the morning birds singing, and a soft breeze blowing, I was in a dream. I love being outside!

This morning we got a load of firewood, a ton of wood, to be exact, and we had to get it in. We had so much fun getting it in, all together but Mummy (at first she helped too, but later had to go and get lunch ready) and my sister, who was busy. We worked in line, first my older bro by the wood plile, who passed logs and things to my youngest brother (who being only six years old is very strong). Then he passed them to me, I passed them to my younger brother and he passed it to Papa through a big window, who piled the wood neatly at the back of the porch. Some minutes later, when the pile had decreased considerably, we had to go to the back of the pile, and throw logs in the front of it, so we could go on doing the same without Bro having to walk a mile to get the next log… :P After that, we went back to our places in the line, and on and on we went until the pile was done. Working in a normal way, it took us 44 minutes to sort 1 ton of wood, five people working on it. It was fun!

Talking about the zucchini… well, it’s been better than we all expected, even better than Mama expected! In about three and a half months, we got about thirty-five zucchinies from nine plants, and Mummy found seven more this morning, while we worked in the garden. It has really been a very good summer for the garden, not too hot, and quite wet, for Spanish weather… and they’ve grown big, fat and green… they should, now that I say so… :P The first zuchini weighed 1 quilo 150 grams, and it was huge! (That’s 2 pounds and a half, aprox.) My younger brother was very proud, the plants were his, and he had taken care of them, and watered them.

And well, to finish, I have to tell you that today we found two mice in our house… that’s the fourth we see this summer-autumn, and it’s awful to have to kill them. Mice are so cute.

I will tell you again… I wish I could be a farmer’s wife!!

Friday, 19 October 2007

The Look

Well, what do you want me to say. I don't even know if I like it...
There's an enquest about it, go check it and let me know what you think about it (either by voting, or by commenting... both would be nice! :P)
Hope you like it... :S

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Proven!

Mantis swim!
Yesterday afternoon my Mummy called me to see a HUGE mantis. It was about eight cm long, that's about three inches, a little more. It was hiding under the entrance sideboard, and our jaws dropped to see how HUGE it was. :P
This morning my Mummy called me and everybody again out to the entrance... where the turtle pool is. In the middle of it there's a rock for the turtle to be and have a "sun bath" whenever she wants. And happy as a May bee, in the middle of the water, on the rock, was the mantis, busily washing her face (we knew it was a "she" because "he" mantis are smaller). Now, the question was, HOW ON EARTH DID SHE GET ON THE ROCK????
Soon we had our answer. The mantis got into the water, AND BEGAN TO SWIM!!!! Would you ever say it, a mantis SWIMMING! We were all amazed. It was swimming with her back legs, and the two front ones. It was really surprising to see that!
"O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches." Psalm 104:24

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

In Gualadajara...

Well, here it is, as I said...

We had a wonderful weather those two days we were out, and it was a real blessing. Our reason to go was to meet some Christian friends my Papa met once there, which we hadn't met.
We woke up at seven in the morning Friday morning, and quickly prepared ourselves for the trip. We didn't even have our breakfast at home, we would have it in the car, to save time.
But things not quite always come out the way they are planned. We planned to leave at eight, so we could get to our friends' house ready for lunch, but when we were all in the car and ready to go, we discovered that my little brother's security belt was damaged. At first we thought that we would have to cancel our outing, but God is merciful, and after an hour or so, and much praying and being nervous, Papa finally fixed it, and (whew!!), we were on our way, thankfully.
We did see some of the wonderful creations of God. We saw a tremendous lot of HUGE eagles, we saw big and endless, huge mountains surrounding them, we saw... but I am getting ahead. Let us continue our tale.
We DIDN'T get there in time for lunch. When we arrived at Sigüenza, where we were to stay, it was past four o'clock pm, and we were all starving hungry. First we went to take our place at the hostal, leave our bags and the stuff we didn't need, and THEN came the best part, when we met our friends at their house. I was nervous, don't ask me why... but they are a lovely family, and I love them very much already. They are Felix and Sandra, and their son, Joel, and teir daughter Marylin.
We had a very nice time, and while we ate our lunch (huh, late-lunch) we talked together and joked and laughed.
Later in the afternoon they took us to see the very old but very big Sigüenza Castle. Oh, it was beautiful, and it had such a view! Mary and I were fast friends, and she took me to see the village a little, and to buy sweets. After that, when it began to get dark, we went home and she showed me her bedroom, and we talked together, mostly about stars... she likes stars very much, and so do I, so we had a nice chat about them. We just spent all the evening there, and when it was time to go we went back to where the hostal was.
After that we had to have some supper, so Papa, my older bro and I went somewhere to buy sandwiches. It was fun to eat in a place that wasn’t ours, and to sleep in a strange bed. Mummy called it a short adventure. It was FREEZING cold at night there (we were very high on a mountain), and my bed had five bedcovers to keep the cold out. :S But I tell you, it was fun, cold, and wow, didn’t I enjoy it!
When next morning we got up, it was still early, and I remembre dressing at the same time I shivered like crazy…
Then we went to have our breakfast at Mary’s house. Ohhhh, yummy! It was delicious. We didn’t have what we usually have here, it was so diffrent (all but the milk-and-chocolate drink… I can’t be parted from that!).
That day was mostly all walking and ejoying Trillo, a place where there were lots of waterfalls and old stone houses. I love old places. It makes me feel inspired, and I like it so much. I have lots of photographs of all the waterfalls, and the castles, and the old solid wood dors, beautifully carved… ahh, it was beautiful!
Then at lunch we went to a restaurant, where they did very good meat. I had such a huge and tasty piece of meat!! And a very big salad, with lots of tuna, olives, tomatoes, asparagus, eggs, and everything I could dream of. Oh, it was delicious!!
It was about half past five pm when we left the restaurant, and then came the good-byes, for we had to leave for home. I had had a wonderful time!
During our way we stopped mny times to see something that looked interesting. My sister and I had a very funny time trying to see who did the biggest chewing-gum “baloon”, and when we stopped to see the river Tajo I took some wonderful photos of the view. Since it is autumn, the place near the river was FULL with falling leaves, and yellow, orange and red trees. I took the advantage to collect all the autumn leaves I could… It was so pretty! Sometimes I don’t know how to descrive such beauty, and I really think that God’s creation is awsome! “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork.” Psalms 19:01
We actually got home at half past twelve am, but it was all an adventure! I hope we can repeat it again, and that I can see them again soon… :P

Results

Well, here go the enquest results!

4 votes for Tigger (66%)!! Yeah, he's the best.
1 vote for Piglet (16%). He's really cute, but I like Tigger best.
1 vote for Eeore (16%). I like the way he always is... but Tigger is definitely the best!!

If you haven't realised yet, I was one of the ones that voted Tigger. Could the rest that voted please tell whom they voted?

Thursday, 11 October 2007

We're Almost There...



...and tomorrow we are going to Gualadajara!
Oh, I'm so exited. We are going there for only two days, but I'll meet for the first time a friend I have, and we'll be staying in a hostal, and we are going to visit a huuuuge castle... AND I'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED! :D
Next Monday I'll post a post about it, if I can...
For now, I'll leave you here.

P.S.: The weather is cooling down... and I'm happy!

Psalm 117

O PRAISE the Lord, ALL ye nations: praise Him, all ye people.
For His MERCIFUL KIDNESS is GREAT towards US: and the TRUTH of the Lord endureth for EVER. Praise ye the Lord.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

An Inspiration



When you read this welcome, I hope you really feel like you're welcomed to read this blog. Really, I had an inspiration.
At first, when I began my blog last year, almost nobody commented, or viewed my blog. Now, I see that more and more people each day come here to take a look, and I'm thankful for all your wonderful thoughts and comments. So I wanted to thank you, and say you are all very much welcomed to be here... you are a blessing!
THANK YOU!

Music

Yesterday afternoon I had two wonderful hours to enjoy the wonderful thing called "MUSIC".
This year my parents have decided to let me go to Music Theory Lessons, along with Musical Ensamble Lessons! Last year I only took Flute Lessons, but this year I'm happy to say that I'm going to the other two!
Yesterday was my first day of lessons, and I had a wonderful time with new friends. I already knew two or three, but most of them were unknown to me. And we had so much fun! Especially during Musical Ensamble Lessons... people there are very friendly and fun to be with, and we laughed, joked, and whenever we could, played together!
I feel so blessed... I'm so happy!
This afternoon I have Flute Lessons. I am looking forward to seeing my flute teacher again, and to enjoy her joyful laugh. We're good friends, Laura and I. :D

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Kalina and Dalina the Leeks

Kalina and Dalina the Leeks are twins. Let us start by Kalina.

Kalina uses lipstick, and she likes to have her hair (leaves) in a pony tail, with a red bow. She doesn’t like dresses, but always wears a skirt and a T-shirt with a pink bee printed on it.
Kalina usually dislikes jewlery but she has a beautiful necklace which her boyfriend gave her that she always has on. She likes dancing and country music, she likes studying physics but hates Maths and Languages, and is very bad at singing and at taking care of children.

Dalina always wears cowboy jeans and boots, and a sky-blue-and-sun-yellow stripped blouse. Her hair (leaves) is always loose, even when it’s very windy or very hot. She hates cosmetics but paints her nails white with chalk. She has two rings from her grandmother, is boyfriendless and LOVES to sing and play harp. Dalina likes to yoodle like they do in the Alps, and opera. She is good at Biology and Languages, but is like her sister (NO, I’m not! She’s like me!) in Maths. She keeps mice for pets, and enjoys babysitting.


Don’t ask me… I was told to write an essay about “Character Development” and to “choose a vegetable and create a character from it”, and to “be as silly as you like!”. So I did this up…
Favourite, anyone?

Monday, 24 September 2007

Psalms 125:1-2

They that TRUST in the Lord shall be as MOUNT ZION which cannot be REMOVED, but abideth FOR EVER.
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about HIS PEOPLE from henceforth even FOR EVER.

These two verses have always been a blessing to me. Whenever my mind was troubled about something, or I was worried, I just had to think about these two verses, and I was comforted. The Lord is around us FOR EVER! How wonderful is His word, how wonderful He is!!

Friday, 21 September 2007

11!

Today is my darling brother's birthday!!
He's now a big boy of eleven, so handsome, and almost as tall as me!! :S That is something I don't like very much... :D
Well, here go 11 funny/unknown/random facts about him!

1. He's my brother! (Weren't they supposed to be random or funny, or unknown? But I HAD to say so, I'm so proud of it!!)
2. He is exactly three years, four months, seventeen days and ten hours younger than me.
3. He loves biking.
4. He likes Tom and Jerry.
5. He was born at twenty past two p.m. (can you guess what hour I was born, by this?).
6. He starts laughin while he explains jokes, before he finishes them!! :D
7. He loves reading adventure books.
8. He's lived in three diffrent houses.
9. He has melting brown eyes.
10. He knows how to imitate very well Lola Bunny, Bugs Bunny's "girl friend".
11. He's eleven!

Dear, I'm so glad God gave me you as a brother!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!

New Post!!

Well, my dear readers, here I am.
I haven't been posting lately (and I DO have a good enough reason! ;]) because school started Wednesday last week, and with that, music, helping Mama around the house and everything, there wasn't much time to spend on my blog... :(
Well, but here I am.
So far I am enjoying my 9th grade, I find it very interesting. Specially Biology... I just LOVE Biology, and to learn new things about God's creation... really, the more I learn the more amazed I am! I am studying about cells, and am enjoying it inmensly.
Social Studies, Math, Language (English, Spanish and Catalan, maybe including French in the future, :]), Nature Studies, Technology, Writin, and something more I'm SURE I'm forgetting include my studies this year. Oh, yeah, I was forgetting Physics!! That's what I'm going to study this year, and I'm sure I'm going to enjoy it...
These are all the news for now! Love to everybody!

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Two Books

I have lately read two books that really had an impact on me.

The first one was “The Persecutor”, also known as “Forgive Me, Natasha” (the old version). Written by Sergei Kourdakov, a strong Comunnist since a young age, and later a persecutor of the Christian faith. He did his job well, too. Christian people suffered very much under his hand. But mostly, this books shows God’s love, forgiveness and mercy towards sinners… after saving him with a miracle (he was escaping from Russia, and had to swim in a terrible storm from a boat to Canadian coasts. He spent five hours in the freezing water, and survived!), Sergei converted to Christianity. I wept while reading this book.
Sergei was killed at the day he turned twenty-two… on his birthday.

The second book was about a missionary called Gladys Aylward. This book also is a beautiful book about God’s wonderful care to His people. Gladys went to China, and did great things. She worked faithfully, keeping her faith in the Lord, and lived through the Japanese war. She saved hundreds of orphan children, and helped wherever she went. She became a great friend of the Mandrin who ruled where she lived, and also helped to destroy the law of bounding feet of all women and girls. She did a great job in China, and this books was one I enjoyed tremendously, and I was very amazed at how great a work she did!

I recommend these books to anyone who likes to read.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

One Of My Favourite Singers



This is Jean-Baptiste Maunier, one of my favourite singers, and Clemence, a very good singer indeed, though not one of my favourite singers...
I love Jean-Baptiste's voice, it's beautiful!! Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

A New Blog

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am writing this post today to make official the announcement of a new blog I have. Quite a lot of my friends are Spanish, and while trying to read this blog, most of them didn't understand a thing (exept some, I know!!)
So I decided to make a blog in Spanish. Everyone is welcome to it, and I hope I'll make it nice and interesting, only I hope that YOU understand Spanish as well as English. :D
To view my Spanish blog, please click on the name below:

Un Sitio Llamado Gemma

Enjoy! I hope you'll like it.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

A New Experience

Today I did something I hadn't done before, not even helping. I bathed Machli!! Well, I hadn't bathed a dog in my life before, so it was quite new to me, and lots of fun!
I had to dress in the oldest clothes I had, and then I began to prepare the bath we have outside for things like this. I filled it with water from the hose, and took the collar off Machli. But it wasn’t all that easy... somehow, Machli hates water, and when she saw that I was filling the bath she escaped! So, I had to chase her, and pick her up so she wouldn’t run away.
So I got the hose, and placed Machli IN the bath. Once in there, she was a good dog, and didn’t run away. I wet her all over, and then I got the special shampoo on her. I scrubbed, and scrubbed, and rubbed all over her body, carefully, though, because I was scared I would hurt her. Machli got cold, and began to tremble, so then I rinsed her, and with a towel I rubbed her again dry, and she stopped trembling.
Then came the brushing. Once she was quite dry, I brushed her all over, and right now she looks white and brown, and quite pretty!
It was fun to bathe her, and I’m waiting for the next time!
Now we’re going for a walk to pick blackberries, so if I can, I’ll tell you about it when we come back.

Post #100!!

Hey! Did you know this post is post number 100?!?!
I thought I wouldn't do it in less than a year... because this blog will be 1 year old next Novembre. And it's cool!

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Take Time To Relax

What I like doing best is Nothing. It's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, "What are you going to do?" and you say "Oh, Nothing," and then you go and do it. Doing Nothing means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.

Winnie the Pooh, "Winnie-the-Pooh's Little Book of Wisdom"

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Like Who?

I am like...


Take the 100 Acre Personality Quiz!


and also as...



You are a melt-in-your-mouth cheesecake! Cheese cake are made with many ingredients, and so are you!

Quiz by TheQuizzery.com

Six!

Last 24th August my younger brother turned six! This post is going to try and show a little of how much I love him... he is the cutest six-year.old in the world, and I love him dearly! I thank God so much for givin him to me as a brother!
Some little known facts about him...

-He was born the day after we moved to the house we live right now.
-He was born the day he was due, unlike us other four siblings.
-He is the only one in our family that hasn't lived in two diffrent houses.
-He is the only one who hasn't lived in two diffrent centuries or mileniums (he was born in 2001).
-He likes fish better than meat.
-HE LOVES dinosaurs!

Well, I love him very much, and he is a real blessing! Love you!! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I'm Back!

Back from Madrid, back to blogworld!
Dear me, so much to say. I am really sorry for all of you who have been checking my blog frequently. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to update untill now, and I’m sorry, I’m really very sorry.
My summer has been extremely full and packed with visits, company, going-outs, and well... I havent had time to do much but to be with my friends and help around! But anyway, here I am again!
A quick list of what I’ve been up to:
During the two middle weeks of July a friend of ours came to spend some days with us. We went to the swimming pool, mostly, and played around the house. We used to played UNO all the time.
During the last week of July one of my greatests friends came to visit me for four days, and later I went to her house for three days. We went to the swimming pool and had a cool time together, but most of all... AHH!! We played music. I’m surprised we didn’t start a terrible catastrophy...! *grin* Sonia played the violin or the recorder, and I played the flute or the recorder. We had great fun together, she is a great musician (taller than me and two years younger than me!!). We stayed talking untill late at night, and it was thanks to that that one afternoon I collapsed and fainted! (for the first time in my life). But we had great fun. She is a wonderful girl, full of life and fun!
Then she went away. Some days later my friend Andrea from Madrid came over here. She came all alone for a week. We did everything we could do, talk untill late at night again, play UNO together, run, walk, go to the swimming pool...
Thursday that week Sonia came with her two brothers to spend a day with all of us, and left a very special treat behind. They are on holiday, and had avery cute dog with them! So I convinced my parents to take care of Machli for a month, and we have her with us! She is the cutest little dog in the world.
Then Saturday that week Andrea’s parents, brothers and two cousins came here to spend another week with us! Wow, didn’t we have fun! We went to the swimming pool, to the beach, we played UNO, we played music, we took Machli for lost of tiring and hot walks, and wow, I don’t know what more!
After a week they went away, but the fun for me wasn’t still over. I went with them to Madrid!! Over there we had so much fun! We went bowling, to the swimming pool, we played snooker together, I met new friends, we walked around Madrid, bought cards, ice creams, we went to parks, to amusement parks (boy, wasn’t that fun! It was really cool, and we really got wet in the water games), we went to restaurants, and an endless list of fun and good times with wonderful friends! Andrea and I have a pair of lovely blue shoes each, I have new clothes Andrea’s mother insisted on buying, and wow... I don’t know how to explain it!
God has really blessed me this summer, and I’ve had so much fun!

Monday, 30 July 2007

Five Reasons Why I Love God

JoyGirl tagged me!!
I have to give here five reasons why I love God. Well, honestly, there aren't only five reasons in me why I love God, but I will write here the most important ones to me.

1. I love God because He first loved me, and He sent His beloved Son to die for me, for ME! What should I do, but love Him all that I can??

2. Because His love for me is endless.

3. I love Him for all His MANY, many blessings, such loving family and friends!

4. Because He guides each step I take, because He won't let me fall.

5. Because He is so precious to me!!

And now it's MY turn to tag... I tag:

My cousin Pixie.
My cousin MarcDaniel.
My sister LambdaSigmaEtaPi.
My cousin Anders Viking.
My friend Rachel Marie.

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Pi

This is really funny... Just click on "Pi", and be careful if you're in a library or some public place because it has sound. Have fun!
Pi

Saturday, 14 July 2007

Month Stones and Flowers

The stones and their attributed meanings in brackets come first, followed by the flowers and also their meanings.

January: garnet (constancy); carnation, snowdrop (fascination, devoted love / consolation, a friend in adversity)

February: amethyst (sincerity); violet, primrose (modesty, faithfulness, virtue / young love)

March: aquamarine, bloodstone (courage); daffodil, jonquil (regard, devotion / affection returned, sympathy)

April:diamond, white sapphire (innocence); daisy, sweet pea (innocence, youth, purity / goodbye, blissful pleasure, departure)

May: emerald (love, success); lily of the valley, hawthorn (sweetness, humility, return of happiness / fertility, hope)

June: pearl, moonstone, alexandrite (health and longevity); rose, honeysuckle (love / devoted affection)

July: ruby (contentment); larkspur, water lily (laughter / purity of heart)

August: peridot, sardonyx (married happiness); gladiolas, poppy (strength of character, sincerity, generosity, natural grace / eternal sleep, imagination, oblivion)

September: sapphire (clear thinking); aster, morning glory (symbol of love, daintiness / talisman of love, affection)

October: opal, tourmaline, pink sapphire (hope); calendula, cosmos (joy / modesty)

November: topaz, citrine (fidelity); chrysanthemum (cheerfulness, you're a wonderful friend, rest, loveliness, abundance, wealth)

December: turquoise, zircon (prosperity); narcissus, holly (stay as sweet as you are, egotism, formality / foresight, good wishes)

I have always been fascinated by any kind of gems and flowers, and when I discovered that each month had one to itself I was even more wondered. May's is emmerald... this gave a friend of mine the opportunity of calling me Emm, and I like it very much!
A lot of thanks to my sister, and click here to see the original post on her blog.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

1 Peter 2:9-10

"But you are a CHOSEN generation, a ROYAL priesthood, an HOLY nation, HIS OWN SPECIAl people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you OUT OF THE DARKNESS into HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT;
"Who once were not a people but are now the PEOPLE OF GOD, who had not obtained mercy but now have OBTAINED MERCY"

Meditate and think about this.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Happy Birthday Mummy!!

Today's my Mummy's birthday! Happy birthday, Mummy, I love you with all my heart, and I'm thankful you're my mother! I'm so blessed to have such a Mother as you...
I LOVE you Mummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really do.

Some things I like about my Mama:

·She laughs a LOT and is VERY cheerful!
·She is a wonderful cook and is teaching me to be one as well (hopefully I'll be good someday!).
·She would take photos of what I wanted when I didn't have my camera.
·She has an endless patience!!
·She likes turtles a LOT!
·She sews and knits wonderfully!
·She plays piano and recorder beautifully!
·She sometimes reads stories to us.
·She likes WINNIE THE POOH!!



Maybe this post shows you a little bit how I love her, but you'll never dream how much I really do. I am really thankful that God has made her the way she is.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

40 Things You Would Like To Know About Me

1. FIRST NAME: Anyone who reads this blog knows.

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? I think I was named after my Aunt.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Kind of.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Steak... but I don’t eat it every day.

5. KIDS? You bet!

6. WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOURSELF? I don’t really know. I don’t have to, so let’s not think about it.

7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? Yep. More’n one!

8. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Who, ME??? You’re kidding.

9. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yep.

10. WOULD YOU BUNJEE JUMP? Wossat?

11. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Golden Grahams

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Never tried to find out.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Oh, yeah! After Eight, i.e. mint with chocolate chips

14. SHOE SIZE? Over here it’s 40

15. RED OR PINK? Red!
16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My forgetful AND careless head.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS MOST? Buf, I don’t know! I have so many friends and family I miss!.

18. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? I am not wearing pants. I'm wearing my favorite jean skirt right now, and I'm wearing my white-and-blue tennnis shoes.

19. LAST THING YOU ATE? A lemon yougurt I didn’t like.

20. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The sound of Bug’s Life, a film my younger brothers are watching.

21. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Dunno... Never thought of that. But I guess I would be like turquoise

22. FAVORITE SMELL? Certainly NOT gasoline!! Rose smell, other flowers, salty sea, apricots and fresh garlic.

23. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? A friend of my Papa’s (I only said “Hello, good afternoon!... Oh, yes, I’ll call him. Just a second, please.”

24. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO? I guess the way they’re acting when they talk to me.

25. FAVORITE DRINK? Apple juice.

26. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? Football, of course!

27. HAIR COLOR? Dark dark.

28. EYE COLOR? Dark dark again.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Nope, thankfully!

30. FAVORITE FOOD? Spaghettis!!!

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Both, if possible.

32. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? A strange, funny green.

33. HUGS OR KISSES? Both if possible, if the one who’s giving them can manage it. ;)

34. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? Can’t tell!!

35. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Violin or flute sound, and like my friend Dustynne, childish laughter!

36. THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Belgium.

37. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Dunno! I wish I could find out.

38. WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN? May 4th 1993, in Vilafranca Hospital

39. DO YOU WANT ANYONE ELSE TO ANSWERE THESE DUMB QUESTIONS? First, I DON’T think they’re dumb, and second, yes!!

Notice there's one missing???

Thursday, 28 June 2007

I Did It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


At last, I've been able to get a Cbox, and all by myself too! As you see, I'm proud of myself. Well, enjoy talking, and hope you have fun!

Friday, 22 June 2007

Did You Notice...

...that there are 1000 words in my last post?

What Everyone's Been Waiting For

Well, I guess it's more than a weekend, for what I have to say begins on Thursday. You know, with my brother’s concert, and the Twins birthday. Well, there isn’t much to say concerning the Twins’ birthday. I only have to say that I called them that evening, and we chatted for about an hour... I use to take THAT long talking to my friends.

But my brother’s concert was something I enjoyed very much. My Papa came to get me from my bobbing-lace lesson a quarter of an hour sooner to be in time, and then we went to get Mummy and the others. Bro was already at the place where the concert was to be held, and we got there in time. We had good seats, too! And when the concert began we all quieted.
My sister and I waited until it was Bro’s turn, and even tough it’s not very ladylike, we were the first ones to cheer him and whistle... Anonymous, and Dustynne, okay, you smile, and so can JoyGirl, but that’s me... and I do know how to whistle with my fingers. Anonymous taught me to. ;-)
Bro played really well, I’m very proud of my brother, and I’m very proud that I was chosen to be his sister! We were so proud of him, all of us, and still are!

And next day was my turn!! I didn’t get VERY nervous — at first. So well, my flute teacher came to get me at about half past five and we headed for the Music School. Over there I helped Laura with the programes, folding them and folding them and folding them again. There were HUNDREDS of programs to fold! And what’s worse Teacher didn’t pay me for all my work... *grin* Gradually all the player came, and when my partner arrived we began rehersal. My partenr is a year younger than me, and we have the same name... ;-) She was far more nervous than I was... I was only a lEEtl bit nervous, and if I got more along the day I wasn’t worried, because when I play I relax and have a good time.
After rehersal it was near the concert time, so the players went to one of the rooms (camerinos, I like to call them) and waited for IT to begin. Before half past seven people began to come, including my family and some neighbours, and a about twenty-five to eight or so we could go in. And IT began.
A little later I got a BIG surprise. The whole W Family were entering the room, together with Mrs. F and Master F!!! My, I DID get nervous then... I don’t know why. I had been praying so hard for them to come, but at first they didn’t know if they could, and they did!!!! I was so happy... and I got more nervous. Never mind...
When finally it was our turn I realized that I was trembing. I was so nervous... I went up the stage... and then, suddenly, I felt calm and relaxed and fine... but I was STILL trembling.
Everything went smoothly, and we played rather well. As we were the oldest ones, we were the last ones to play.
Something I have to say... I had a GREAT time, I was very glad my family and friends could come, and I’m looking very forward to the next concert!!! ;-)

Next Saturday (tomorrow to my concert) was something to expect too! It was my Twin Friends’ Brithday Party! We all went, even though my two older siblings and I had been planing to go alone by train, and we had such a good time!!! We got there at about two p.m., and were the second ones to arrive. Of course, their friends from the neighbourhood were there first! So we got there, and chatted and waited until the other friends were there. Then we had lunch. We had so much fun! I don’t really know how to explain it... children (I’m talknig about fourteen-year-olds up to eighteen-year-olds) ate outside and parents inside. We sat there, eating and chatting and joking and laughing anf having a great time.
At first everyone was shy and quiet, because most of us didn’t know each other. But then the ice was broken and after all we had a very nice time indeed.
After lunch we went to a entertaintment place (don’t know EXACTLY how it’s called. I only know it’s a place where people go there to have fun and play football or something like that, where people can also have picnicks... it’s like a big meadow). We just went there, got a ball and started playing football. I was goalkeeper... that’s a thing I can do well at football. I can also run, but I prefer keeping goals out. And I did, too. In the first game we won at Six to One, and the second game we lost at Two to One. I had such a great time!! And then when the Twins (there were two pairs of twins) and I raced to the fountain (boy, wasn’t it hot that day!), I won! I love running.
Then we planned to go to the beach, but in the end we couldn’t... ;·(
Anyway, we had a delightful time, and I want to say... Happy Birthday, Twins!!

Then last Wednesday was Wendy’s turn... she had HER violin concert, and my, didn’t she triumph! She played so well that the people didn’t stop cheering and she had to play a bis. I’m so proud of her too!!
Our cousin and her husband, and also Grandma, came to see her. And after her concert, to celebrate her success, we all went to an ice-cream shop and had a delightful time licking a delicious ice-cream!
Mine was (my cousin told me that originally they are called After-Eight...) a mint with chocolate pips ice-cream, and dear me, didn’t I enjoy it!
My sister is... THE BEST!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

So Sorry!

I'm so sorry... and I apologise to those who've been checking my blog for the last FIVE DAYS I haven't posted anything. To busy, I guess. :S DON'T worry, I'll post about my last weekend as soon as I can!
Sorry again. Really.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

I Know And I Don't Know

Which, funny as can be, I know three things and I didn't know one thing. In me, usually it's on the reverse, but this time, I'm glad it isn't a "usual" happening! ;-)
Okay, the thing I didn't know is about our local swimming pool. Yesterday as I went in the library, I asked at the library lady in a quiet whisper WHEN did the swimming pool open... She smiled at me and pointed at a poster right beside me at the door... and I felt myself blush. WHY did THIS happen to ME??? There was information about the swimming pool on the poster, and on white, which contrasted quite a lot with the blue of the poster, was written "Swimming Pool Opens On Monday The 11th". See what I mean now?? So... The swimming pool is open, and I can’t wait until we get there, and I can swim again! I’ve missed swimming so much!
Okay, the three other things I know are,
One... ONLY ONE DAY TO MY CONCERT!!!!!!!! Aw, I'm so exited... I hope I do alright. I’ve been practising hard for it.
Two... Today's my Twin Friends birthday!!! Now they'll be able to tease me that they ARE a year older than me... *grin* They're fifteen now. Happy Birthday!!
And Three... Today is also my brother's guitar concert!!!!! I'm so exited, as exited as if it was me who was playing, not him... but I am very proud of my brother, and he's the best!! Can't wait 'till this afternoon!!!!
And well, these are the things I know. If I can, I'll tell you about the concert this evening (which isn't likely, for the concert starts at 7.30 pm), and maybe I'll be able to tell you about MY concert tomorrow... which won't be likely either, because it starts at 8 pm, and then we may have some friends over for supper.
And most Saturday is busy because my two older siblings and I are going (Lord willing) to Twin's party... Another busy weekend!! These are three busy weekends in a row, and I'm very happy. So I don’t know if I’ll post until next Monday... at least you are warned.

P.S.: Mummy is better, and she is already walking quite well. Thank you for your prayers!

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Whatever

I beg your pardon, but this title is the best I could write, for this post is rather ...ahem... about everything.
I've just updated my profile, and I've added "Jellybeans" on my interests. Well, I LOVE jellybeans! My brother just did something on Math where he had to use jellybeans (what does a jellybean got to do with Math, you might ask yourself, but I answer, more than I thought! :]), and he had a BIG bag FULL and PACKED with jellybeans, so he came to me and what d’ya think he told me. “Come on, get a big handful and eat it all.” So I did, and began eating. Ten minutes late he came back, and said the same. And I did it again. And right now he’s offered me more, and I had to answer “Wait for me to finish the ones I already have!” ;) Right now, after eating like six or seven, I have by my side a handful of... fifteen jellybeans, six orange ones, two white ones, a green one, four yellow ones, a lilac one, and a red one. And I’m having a great time sucking them. ;)
Another matter I wanted to write is about apricots... apricots are also mentioned in my profile, but I wrote that AGES ago, for I like apricots since we came to live here. We have two apricot trees. And yesterday my brother came in with the first apricot of the season!! It was ripe, and it smelled like... like an apricot! But have you ever smelled a ripe apricot at its just time? It’s the most delicious smell of June
I love to smell ripe apricots... they have such a smell!!! Aw, that’s another feeling I can’t express... every time I think of apricots, I think in a delicious smell, a soft and smooth skin, a yellow-orange colour with a slight pink colour in one side, a big and tasty bite, and delicious juice falling down your cheeck... Ahhhhhh, I can alredy smell it without being under our huge apricot tree!! I’m soooooo impatient for all the apricots to get ripe!!!! You can’t guess how do I like apricots!

Monday, 11 June 2007

Roses And Flowers

I reckon flowers in general are rather difficult to cut out... ;) I'm not going to talk about gardening this time, though! I'm talking about scrapbooking.
Do you like scrapbooking? I love it! I've always liked to work with my hands, in drawing, sketching, painting, sewing, modelling, cutting and all other lots of things, and scrapbooking is one of my favourites.
Just some minutes ago Mummy called me at the bottom of the stairs, and told me she had something for me. I went down, and now I just got six old magazines about gardening, and while I looked at them I was very happy. There are HUNDREDS of flowers, and diffrent kinds of plants, and even a butterfly or two... but what made me most happy is that there is one fat magazine totally about roses. My favourite flower is the dark red rose, and I like roses in general very much. So I'll be able now to fill my scrapbook with roses and more roses!
But as I told you before, photographed flowers are difficult to cut out... but I like difficult challenges, if I may call it this way... ;) *Giggles* It already has many eagles, for eagles are one of the animals I like most, and I found a magazine talking about eagles, even though my favourite animal is the killer whale, and my scrapbook is also packed with nice mountains and views, and stuff I can take out of any kind of magazines. There are also postcards, and you know, the kind of things you put on a scrapbook.
If we get a new computer, I'll post a few photos of it, especially my favourite page of the whole scrapbook. It's a page where I stuck a very high cliff. I had cut out the cliff, I mean, I cut out all the sky, and there is only the cliff, if you know what I mean. And then, by it I stuck a huge eagle. It looks like the eagle is flying over the cliff, but the cliff is so small and the eagle so big, that I found it rather funny. I'll show it to you as soon as I can.
And now, I will be able to decorate it with any kind of flowers, and I'll have a great time!! I can't wait until I have a little free time. ;)

Saturday, 9 June 2007

It Smells Like Summer

Oh, I love weekends! They are wonderful days where I can have delightful times with my family... what would I do without them!
Yesterday evening smelled like summer... the air was fresh, and I could hear the little birds singing their last song as the sun slowly went to bed... and the air smelled fresh and pure, and... oh, I just don't know how to explain myself! Why are sometimes feelings you can't explain? How I like people to feel what I feel and the way I enjoy it!
It was just so beautiful! I felt so nice and blessed and so thankful to God! I just can't explain how I feel...
Well, yesterday I wasn’t the only one feeling happy, ad Mama, just as I was finishing my letter to a friend, called me to come down and help her with supper. So I did, and what was the first thing she said?? Go and clean the table outside, for we are going ot eat there!!!! Just think of it, as I was feeling THAT way, Mummy tells me the thing I had been wishing!! Aw, how nice Mummies are! Mine especially! ;-)
Well, so I went outside and asked the little one to go and fetch me the hose while I just got the table ready, and so he did, and after discussing who of us three (my two younger brothers and I) would do the work, we decided we would do it all three together. So all by suprise Al got the hose on, and the littl’ ‘un got soaking wet, and so did I. Then, after getting the table soaking wet, we cleaned it with a soaking wet cloth, and when we finished the work on the table I chased the two boys all around the garden with the hose on, and we all got wet and had a happy and great time... Ah, the fun of childhood, what would I do without little brothers!!
Then Al, the big and strong younger brother, (;-]) helped me with the table, and between us two we got it placed under the apricot tree. I know a song by recorder called “Under the Linden Tree”... This time under the apricot tree! ;-)
The we had supper outside and as it got dark it got nicer, and fresher and more (deep breath)... ahhhh! Summerish! ;-)
And before going to bed we wathced two episodes of Little House on the Prairie. And since we already sleep with our windows open, I went to sleep with thw word SUMMER in my head... Can’t wait until the swimming pool opens, and I can dive in!
SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER! Deep sigh... Ah! I love summer! I just feel so blessed!

Friday, 8 June 2007

Big, Great News

Wonderful! God is so good!!
Mummy has her plaster out...! She is free! ;) This morning she went to the hospital, and my prayers were answered! I'm so glad for Mummy... she was getting very bored! ;) I have been praying very hard for her all morning, and not anly today... We weren't sure it would be healed, because, 1st, foot bones are quite difficult to heal, for what I've heard, and 2nd, she couldn't have calcium.
So we were quite doubtful about it, but kept our faith in the Lord... and He granted our wishes! I am so glad! You can't figure how glad I am!!
Thank you very much for those who've been praying. I know many people have, and I have to tell you I am really very thankful.
And she'll be able to come to my concert!!!!!!! :D

Only A Week!!!!!!

Hi everybody!! I just can't sit still... I'm so impatient for THE day to come!!! Say, it's only a WEEK to my concert!
I'm just so exited... I love to play on concerts. I get kind of nervuous, but... it's so much fun!!
I'll tell you after the concert how did it go... I've been preparing for about more than a month. Hope it comes out right!
Wish me luck! ;)
CAN'T WAIT!!

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Use Your Bible

What would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our mobile phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to Kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we travelled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

This is something to make you go....hmm!! Where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our mobile phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

Makes you stop and think "where are my priorities?

And no dropped calls!


Many thanks to Ana Marie Ort (http://www.anamarieort.com/journal)

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

20 Years Together

Today is my parents' anniversary!!!
Twenty years, five kids, having had wonderful times together... God has blessed them very much, and still does. Praise Him always!

Happy aniversary, Mama and Papa, love you always, and hope we have lots more wonderful years together!!

Wendy's Pal

NO arguing. My sister is the best sister in the world, whatever my friends might say.
When my Uncle & Co. came here, as you know, they bought with them the Big Bag... Full of yummy sweets and other delicious stuff. And one of them is called "Love Hearts", which are little round sweets with a heart in them and an incription on them, like "My Baby", "Be Mine", etcetera.
Yesterday, while I was practising my flute, withoutmy noticing it, my WUNNERFUL SISTER placed on my desk one of those little sweets, and when I saw it... Oh, I just didn't know what to think! It was a yellow heart, with "My Pal" written in it.
NO arguing. My sister is the best sister in the world, whatever my friends might say.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

D Day

Last Friday was a wonderful and very blessed day to me. I had in mind to post this post on Saturday, but the computer was always busy, and we went for a little visit during the afternoon, so I didn't have the chance.
The wonderfulness started with a visit to some wonderful friends I love very much. It’s ages since we last saw them ...huh... since last Novembre! They are actually missionaries from United States, and they live here. They are very nice people, and I really like them!
Mummy and I went to visit them.
So we saw them last Friday!! We went there over for the afternoon because we wanted to see them... They had been to USA for six months and they came back here I don’t know when, but not so long ago (maybe a week or two?), and so we haven’t been able to see them... Until last Friday!! Oh, I was so happy to see them!! Mr. W and the two little boys weren’t there, but Mrs. W and the two little girls were, as well as Mrs. W’s brother and their mother... Master F and Mrs. F! ;-)
I was so glad to see the little girls!! I always feel comfortable when I’m with little ones, but especially if these little ones are those two. The older little girl is five (I think), and the youngest little one is two. They are sooooooo cute!! They are delightful!
I was so very glad to see Mrs. W too! She is such a dear... I love her very much! She is very pretty... :·) We had a really nice chat. I hope to see her soon.
So well, we just sat on the living room, and talked (well, really, I listened more than talked. Mummy and Mrs. W and Master F. talked, and casually I would say something, but I really was more interested in the two little ones... ;-] I’m me, you know). But I couldn’t help but just have a nice time with the two little girls, for I’ve arrived to the conclusion that they like me, and the two-year-old continually wanted to sit on my lap, and the five year old would speak to me whispering, telling me her secrets. ;-) When Master F kindly brought a drink of cocoa for me, the two-year-old patiently waited by my side until I had finished and she could again sit on my lap! Aw, they are just too cute! At first they would hide behind Master F’s chair, and peep behind, supposedly shy, but then... Oh, dear, I love them so much!
Then Master F and I took the two little girls down to the park, and while they played we had a nice talk. I had to be down there because Papa had to come and get us and I had to look out for him. So after a while, maybe twenty minutes, of talknig about everything, Papa came and we had to go... ;-( I really hope we can see them again!
Then Papa told me that I could go if I wanted to, to a concert with my sister. Wendy was already there, and they would drop me with her, and I could attend the concert. At first I was undecided, but I finally decided to say yes, and Papa took me with Wendy. I enjoyed the concert so much!!! A group called Zongora, where my flute teacher sings, sang first, and then the big wow of the concert: The OU Touring Choir from Oklahoma!! Wow, they were really amazing!! I really enjoyed the concert inmensly!! They really had a talent. I’m no one to say that, because what I know about music talents isn’t much, but I really liked the way they sang, and that is enough for me! :-) It was very nice that they were from USA, and I talked with the conductor, and he was very nice.
And then, when it finished (it was about ten p.m., or so), my Papa came to pick us up, and we headed home. Then, Papa left again to go and get Bro, and when they came here we had supper, and (what I consider the wonderfulest wow of the whole day)... Well, let it wait for a second. When the biggest wow of the day came, it already was next day... We finished supper at about quarter past twelve a.m. and then I turned the telly on and the DVD also, inserted the DVD and...
YES! You guessed it! FINALLY, after waiting for TWO WEEKS, I was able to watch Anne Frank, The Diary Of A Young Girl!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, I loved that film, I enjoyed every second of it! I really liked it, and some parts are funny, others tense, others frustrating... A REALLY GOOD FILM!! It lasted three hours, from half past twelve to half past three, and I was dead tired when it ended, but oh, dear, it was worth it!!! I really enjoyed last Friday, it was so good to see our friends again, to have a delightful time listening to a concert, and last, but not least,to have a tirying but wonderful time watching the film!
I am really thankful for such a blessed afternoon, evening and night!!

Friday, 1 June 2007

What Can Happen When You Hang The Washing

I think that that's the longest title I've written up until now...
Anyway, what can happen when you hang the wasing? Well, I'll tell you!
I have just hanged the washing... A dark washing, by the way... So I took it out of the washing machine, and into the basket. You can think by now that laundry is kind of my job... ;)
Anyway, so I went to the back of the house, where we have the hanging lines, and just began taking pegs and using them to hang the washing. And then, my always companion when I hang the washing came to visit me. Well, at first he didn't recognize me, so he gave the always cry of alert. Huh? Who am I talking about?
Aw, of course! I am talking about the swallows! They have their nest out on our shed, right by the hanging place!
Well, when he gave his usual cry of alert, I looked up, and talked to him. TALKED to a swallow... yes, I have this habit of talking to the birds... I talk to the swallows, to the parakeets, to the sparrows, to the pigeons... Anyway, when he heard my voice, he calmed down, sat on the fence, and began singing.
Then Mrs. Swallow arrived, carrying something on her beak... Well, I don't know which is which. It might be that the first swallow was Momma swallow... :)
And so she was carrying something in her beak, like a worm, or something, and went to the nest, and then I heard the little 'uns crying for food.
It was the first time I heard baby swallows!! I had never heard them before, and not that I hadn't gone to hang the washing few times.
So when the swallows went away to fetch more food, I creeped up, on my toes, and I SAW THE BABIES!! Oh, you just can't imagine how cute they are!!!
God did create amazing animals!!! They were crying out, with their tiny yellow beaks, and ruffly black heads... Oh, I just dont know how to explain it!!

Summer Begins In The Middle Of June

And dear me, how impatient I am for it to come!! Summer has always been a nice season to me, a great blessing!
"Thou hast made summer and winter" Psalms 74:17

Now summer is in flower and natures hum
Is never silent round her sultry bloom
Insects as small as dust are never done
Wi' glittering dance and reeling in the sun
And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee
Are never weary of their melody
Round field hedge now flowers in full glory twine
Large bindweed bells wild hop and streakd woodbine
That lift athirst their slender throated flowers
Agape for dew falls and for honey showers
These round each bush in sweet disorder run
And spread their wild hues to the sultry sun.
JOHN CLARE, June

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer,
the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet
no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.
GERTRUDE JEKYLL, On Gardening

A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay.
A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon.
A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.

Tell you what I like the best --
'Long about knee-deep in June,
'Bout the time strawberries melts
On the vine, -- some afternoon
Like to jes' git out and rest,
And not work at nothin' else!
JAMES WITCOMB RILEY, Knee Deep in June

Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
BARRY CORNWALL

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always
been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
HENRY JAMES

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass
on a summer day listening to the murmur of water,
or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is hardly a waste of time.
JOHN LUBBOCK

How can one help shivering with delight when one's
hot fingers close around the stem of a live flower,
cool from the shade and stiff with newborn vigor!
COLETTE

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.
N.P. WILLIS

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.
JAMES DENT

The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.
ELIZABETH LAWRENCE

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

They Are Gone...

...but they'll come back! Our Uncle and Auntie and Cousin left today at about six a.m., and I was in bed by then, so I didn't get to say good-bye, but we had a nice time together yesterday after supper...
Oh, I forgot telling you! Auntie and Uncle bought a little present for each of us from England! Oh, I was so exited... as well as the Big Bag, as I call all the yummy food presents! We do have wonderful uncles... It's so nice that God gave me such loving and wonderful relatives... They are a HUGE blessing!
Well, I might as well tell you WHAT on earth was my present... Oh, I really like it! I like these kind of things... Well, they gave me a necklace and a bracelete, made of silver metal with tiny blue beads, and I tell you, these little things please me very much. I like to have nice braceletes on my wrist, ad a neckalce on my neck, and I like to adorn myself moderately.
Yesterday I talked with one of the older Cousins in England! She is a very nice girl, and I love her very much. We haven't seen each other for... well, I don't know for how long! Maybe three years??
And I talked a little with her, for I had to go to bed, but it was really nice to hear her!! And, as I said before, this morning they left before I woke up, and well... They're gone!
But Auntie invited me to spend some days next summer with them. I am praying really hard to be able to, and they said they would come if possible, and this time with all the cousins!! I'm so exited, I can't wait!! I really love them, very much!

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

A Very Nice Book

I have lately finished a book that really impressed me. My mother got a film from the library which reminded me of that book. Believe it or not, even thou I have been wanting to read it for a looooooong time, I haven't until now.
So when I got home, I quikly asked my sister if she could lend it to me, and I started reading it. Huh? Oh, sorry, I forgot to tell you what book it is! Well, have you ever heard about Anne Frank? Well, it's a book she wrote. Well, it isn't exactly a book, but it's kind of like it. It's her diary.
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who lived during the period of Wolrd War II. She lived hidden for two years from the nazins. She was thirteen when she hid with her family (Parents and sister Margot), Another family (Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan* and their son Peter), and a dentist, Mr. Dussel.*
The book relates her daily life, their frights and troubles. Then one day, some days right after her fifteenth birthday, they were discovered, and carried to a concentration camp. They all died but Mr. Frank, who later was given Anne's diary. And he published it.
I really enjoyed reading the book, and guess what!! Mummy got the film from the library, and we are going to watch it next Friday (I hope). I am really very impatient, and I'll tell you how I liked the film after watching it.

*Not their real name. Anne Frank changed them.

They Are Here Again...

Great, goodie!! Just guess what! Our Uncle and Auntie and Cousin from England are here!

Two months ago our Uncle came to visit us alone after attending some conferences or meetings, and he came to spend the weekend! We had a great time, and when he left he told us that next time he would come with Auntie and possibly all the Cousins.
So last Sunday they arrived, but only with the younger cousin. the twol oldre ones had to stay home because they had important exams ahead.
And I am very happy they are here. We went to the beach and we went on the sand, and wet our feet. We even plannned to take our swimming costumes with us next time we went, but it was too windy.
My little brother found a lost dinosaur, and I built a sand-car for it... And I found a big tinker-bell. I love tinker-bells! It has like a snap, so I can just hang it on my skirt, and when I walk it sounds just so merrily, dring-dring!
Yesterday we went to visit a very old walled city which was very pretty. Uncle, Auntie, Cousin, Al and I went, for there were only five seats in Uncle's car. It was a beautiful day, but soooooooo windy!!! You walked, and you just COULDN'T walk, because the wind was to strong.
Today they are in Barcelona, they are going to have supper here, and they are going away afterwards.
It has been lots of fun, because Cousin slept with Wendy and I in our bedroom, and we talked and had a nice time before going to bed.
They brought with them a HUGE bag of sweeties from England, and lots of other yummy stuff that we can't get over here, and we are oging to have a great time until they are finished!!
Also, we joked a lot with uncle. He is a very jolly man, and lots of fun to be with! ;-)
Auntie is very cuddly, and she enjoys hugs as much as I do (THAT is a LOT!!!)!
I'll tell you more about it later. I am having a great time!

Friday, 25 May 2007

Eighteen!

Today is my sister's birthday! And she is eighteen!! Wow, I have an adult for a sister!!
Here are eighteeen things I like about her.

1. She is my sister
2. She lends me her things, like books and music.
3. She has lovely curly and dark hair.
4. She plays the violin and the piano very well.
5. She has a very nice smile.
6. She teaches me how to dance.
7. She has wonderful ideas.
8. She helps me with my maths and physics.
9. She is very smart and a very good student.
10. She has a lovely name!
11. We look very much alike.
12. We play our instruments together.
13. She has sense of humor.
14. She is fun to be with.
15. She writes beautiful poems!
16. She isn’t easily discouraged.
17. Her eyes, behold, throw flashes as burning carbuncles ...
18. She is eghteeeeeeeeeeeeen!!!!!!

As you will probably see, I love my sister dearly. I am so thankful to God that He made it possible for me to have such a sister as she is!!!!!!!
Wendy, "I thank my God upon every remeberance of you" (Philippians 1:3)

Dear, I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 24 May 2007

A Gardening Update

Okay, I'll keep you updated about our garden.
Yesterday we finlly had our zucchinni plants planted, and they look so cute! The are in three rows, and three zuchinni plants on each of them. My younger brother planted them, and he waters them each evening. Also we have to put snail-poison around them, otherwise the sanils would eat them all up!!

The baby grapes aren’t babies anymore... Well, yes, but not SO much... I hope it rains enough this summer (which will be most unlikely), because if it doens’t the grapes won’t be so juicy and sweet. You see, the water makes the grapes grow fat and juicy. Okay, there is also the resort of watering them, but then —I believe— the grapes arn’t so tasty.

Also, this morning I discovered that Mama had some cress planted on a pot in the woodshed. I like cress very much. We used to do it when we were small, in eggs, and we painted faces on them, and then the cress was the egg’s hair! :-) Cress has to germinate in the dark, that’s why it was in the woodshed. Our woodshed is very dark, and when I go in there there is a sweet smell of wood... See if that influences on the cress’ taste for good!! ;-) Anyway, the most important reason I like cress is because it’s deliceous in a sandwich!

Ohhhhhh, you should see our rosebush this year! It had a big, beautiful dark red rose, and now it has two more!! I like roses very much, and the dark red rose is my favourite flower. When I most like a rose is early in the morning, when the tiny pearls of dew are still on its delicate petals... Oh, I like them very much! I have a photo of the first rose, and it is just beautiful. I wish I could post it... ;-(

And the apricots... They are getting so big and fat!!! Mummy is planning to do apricot jam this year, and I’m looking forward to it... because I’ll be her main helper! I love jam, especialy blackberry jam and apricot jam. Last year Mummy did such a deliceous blackberry jam... Now just fell the pleasure of eating a deliceous, sun-cloured apricot... feel its sweet taste, the tact of its smooth sking, and the let its juice dribble down your chin... Oh, I can’t wait for them to be ripe!!! What I like about apricots, also, is that in one side they are sun-coloured, and in the othere like a soft pink... Well, surely you’ve arrived to the conclusion that I like apricots!!

Mummy and I have had a couple of sneezing days... And guess why? The olive trees have flowers... and by hundreds!! When I hang the washing outside, they sometimes are yellow, because of the pollen. And the ground is also yellow, not because fo the pollen, this time, but because of the quantity of fallen flowers!!!

Well, when I have something else to tell about our gardening business, I’ll post something...

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Another Concert

You can’t guess what wonderful time we had last Saturday night!
Last week, Wednesday, I met my flute teacher and another girl (named like me, by the way) who also plays the flute, to prepare for the End of Year Concert. We are going to play together, and I’m really looking forward to the 15th of June!! Anyway, we were talking while I waited for Papa to come and get me, and while we did, we talked baout concerts (funny!)
My flute teacher told Gem and Gem that a a concert for Cello and Orchestra was to ver given next Saturday at… ten p.m.!! I pricked my ears up instantly… A cello concert! Wow, that wasn’t something to be missed! But at ten p.m…. That was something I would have to talk with my parents.
My Papa told me that he was very tired, and Mama wasn’t able to take us, but if my flute teacher could take us (my sister and I) to the concert, we could go! So dear me, you could see me waiting for three days impatiently looking forward to Saturday… Thursday… only two days left! Friday… One day left… Saturday… Some hours left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, when eight struck, Wendy and I began to prepare. I washed my hair, we dressed, (I wore my new lilac skirt with a black blouse), and we had supper. I took my purse. My best friend gave it to me last birthday, and I save it for very special occasions, like concerts and Sundays and parties and such.
So it was half past nine, and we waited impatiently for the “taxi” to come and get us and finally!, it got here!
When we got to the Conservatory, we quickly went in and surprise! We had seats on the second row! Wow, from there we could see everything, and there was a girl who played the violin who had beautiful long hair!!
There were two pieces for cello and orchestra and the soloists played really well. I enjoyed it very much.
Anyway, what I think was very funny is that when we were going out we saw the second soloist… Or at least we thought so! We went to her, and congratulated her, but, “Oh, it’s not me, it’s my twin sister!” My, that was a surprise!
The way back was very funny and cheerful, and we arrived home at quarter to one… :S And went to bed at one!
I like concerts!

I Got Them! I Got Them!

I’ve been wanting to post this post for a looooooong time… well, to be precise, five days. But in a way, that’s a lot of time to wait to tell you this so important news… I ALREADY HAVE MY BEST FRIEND’S PRESENTS!! I got them last Thursday, and I wanted to post a post on Friday, but I didn’t get time, and also, on Saturday… either! Sundays are computer-free days, and yesterday I was too busy also. And now… FINALLY!
Okay, I’ll tell you what they are.
That evening I was under pressure… :P You see, I had to do supper, and then my Papa arrived with the shopping and the post… And my presents!! It was a medium sized parcel, wrapped in brown paper. And… *sigh of exasperation* I HAD TO WAIT UNTILL I HAD FINISHED SUPPER TO OPEN THEM!!! You see why I was under pressure? Anyway, it was a wonder that I managed not to poison the food while I was cooking it, for I was thinking all the time about the presents, not caring if what I was adding to the soup was salt or pepper… ;-) And so I finally finished, and was able to open the presents!!
I quikly went to the living-room where Jan the Teddy Bear was guardin the parcel, and I quickly tore the brown paper. Inside was a box, a very pretty box, by the way, with peaches (or pears??) and leaves printed sll over it, and when I opened it… Wonders! I found four presents carefully wrapped and protected in rose wrapping paper (beutiful paper!), and a card! So first I read the card… Jey is just too cute! She made it herself. And then I opened the first present… An adress book! I had been wanting one for ages, and was planning to buy one, and then… surprise!!
The next present was in a flat red box, and wrapped carefully in it, was… A wonderful key-ring with my name!! My, I must have I don’t know how many key-rings! I collect them, you know. That was a very pretty gift. J
Then the next present I opened was a beautiful china doll dressed in green, named Queen Emmerald May (I named this way, but it really is dressed in green because she is a May china doll, and May’s stone is the emmerald). I was really very happy to get Emmerald. With two EMMS!
When I was about to open the fourth present, I smelled it first. Mama laughs at me because I have this habbit of smelling everything. I guide myself by the smell… ;-) Anyway, you just can’t guess how deliceous it smelled! I quickly opened it, and oh, Wonders again!! A cherry candle! I love smelly candles, when I light them they leave such a deliceous arome in our bedroom… But I don’t think I’ll use this one, it’s too nice and I don’t want to finish it.
A funny thing about me is, my favourite drink is apple juice, but my favourite fruit is cherry. How can you figure this out?? :S
I phoned Jey that evening to say thank you and chat for a while, and if you hand’t noticed yet, I am very happy to have friends, and I love Jey!!

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

A Concert Just For Fun

This afternoon has been rather …ahem… amusing.
Since you know, Mummy has one foot plastered, and gets exasperated because she can’t move or do anything. So yesterday, by surprise, Wendy… Okay, let me begin at the beggining. Yesterday was a lazy day… We were all very tired so we got up kind of later than usual. We also have, as you know, Wendy’s friend, Raquel, here, so we all have like holidays. We do study, but not SO much… :S So I was writing, my two younger brothers were playing at Raquel’s portable computer, she was on Wendy’s bed, and so was Wendy. So, out by surprise, she declared that we were going to have a concert for Mama this afternoon! We got everything ready in a little more than twenty-four hours… I didn’t know we could do that!! Anyway, we chose nice music pieces, songs, duets and… well, you know, everything needed for a concert.
This afternoon you could see Wendy swish in front of you, placing the piano in an elegant position, all of us tuning our instruments (flute, violin, and two recorders; the piano isn’t exactly …ahem… tuned, but it had to do), and finally half past five came.
We walked down the stairs and bowed. I was the first one, then my youngest brother, then Raquel, then Al, and finally Wendy. We got hands, and bowed… which, if anybody’s seeen our living room, was quite a fact, considering the size of it… :-)
Youngest brother played first… two little pieces on piano. Oh, he looked so cute! He was just too much, he is such a dear little boy! Then I played… A little but a very nice Israelian piece called “Donna, donna”, and then Al played two pieces on piano from his piano book, called “Goin’ Fishin’”, and “Slumber Boat”. Finally Raquel played three beautiful pieces on piano, a Valse and a piece called “Nocturna”, and I don’t remember what else… :S She is a really good player, and she is studying to be a professional concertist. I really admire her! All these solos took half an hour, and at six we stopped, and had like a refreshment, a snak, where we served and had tea, and ate something. Then just before starting the second part of the concert (duets, trios and pieces together), our neighbour came to the concert. The first piece was a voice one, called Krinitsa where we only “uh-uhed”, but we had diffrent melodies. Then Wendy and I played a piece called “Reichtum Ist Nicht Für Alle”, which means, “Riches aren’t for all”, and I like it very much. Then I played a duet with Raquel for piano and flute, the “Minuet in G” by Bach, and then Wendy and Raquel did a duet… Raquel at the piano, and Wendy singing. Wendy has a beautiful voice! Then Wendy and I played a duet by flute and recorder. It is very short, but it’s very cute… It’s called “Air de Trois Notes”, and then, Raquel, Wendy and I played a piece together from “Les Choristes” called “Vois Sur Ton Chemin”, with Raquel at the piano, Wendy at the violin and I at the flute, and the last of lasts, Wendy and Raquel played a beautiful Sonata, which I also took part in by turning the pages! Alltogether we had a wonderful time, and it took an hour and a half! We calculated that it wouldn’t take more than an hour… :S
They also asked for “encores”, so Al played one, Raquel also, and so did Wendy. Mummy told us she had had a wonderful time, and I am glad she did, for we organized this “concert” to amuse her!

Monday, 14 May 2007

A Kinda Stressing Week

I didn't really realize how hard it is to be a Mummy until now, and now was all of a sudden. Well, I guess that when I marry, I'll be more capable, for I'll be older and I will only have to care for my husband and I, and as (hopefully) babies come, I'll gradually get used to take care of a larger family. But... To be fourteen and be a "mummy" so suddenly to seven people (icluding the real Mummy) is kind of hard. I've liked this week, and I consider it a lesson from the Lord. As Mummy sat on the sofa last Wednseday, I had just finished doing the lunch dishes and went to sit with her. So I asked, "Mummy, I wonder what purpose God has in letting you brake your foot." I personally think that over all of the possibilities, a lesson of patience is above all. For both Mummy and us children. Mummy doesn't like being ALL the day sitting on the sofa (and mark it, she'll have to have the plaster until June!), and she gets kind of tired of it. And I have learned a lot of patience, for, instead of having my normal free times, I had work to do, and sometimes I would get angry inside of me, and do the work grumbling.
Last Friday evening was a funny evening. Now I think about it I laugh. My older brother was washing the dishes or something alike, and I had to do supper, dry the dishes and put away the huge shopping we'd done that afternoon. So I dried some dishes, and placed the rest of the wet ones on a towel so Bro would have place to put the washed ones. Then I stirred the rice and I would get pineapple tins and put them away. The I would stirr the rice again, and dry some more dishes. Then I would get tomato sauce bricks and I would put them away, and stirred the rice again, later getting the cereal packs in their plce. Then I would dry the rest of the dishes, stirr the rice and get the vegetables on the vegetble-shelf. I would stirr the rice again, and dry some more dishes, and so on. You can imagine me laughing at me right now.
This Friday evening is an example day. I think that to be a Mummy is nice, but also a GREAT responsability.
The normal day of this week was... I woke up early, like always, and had breakfast, dress myself, make my bed... and all the rest of morning arrangements. Then I would wake up the little ones, and help them do the same. Then I went out and did a little gardening. We had to do it quite ealry, because even at eight a.m. in the morning it was already hot, and we already have "baby" grapes, and "baby" zuchini plants! The petunias are beautiful this year, and also the snapdragons are getting wonderful. Mama is planning to plant watermelons too.
Then I would go in, and shower, and then, at nine, we would start studying, with our daily Proverbs chapter. I would study until one p.m., and start lunch. At quarter to two Papa would come home, and eat lunch. Then, he would leave at quarter past three, and at half past the older ones would arrive home from college. After they had lunch, we washed the dishes, and at four I would start studies again until six. At six, if by any chance I didn't have to hang washing or iron or any other lose chore (which I usually enjoy doing), I would have my free time. Then at eight I would have to stop whatever I was doing an start supper. The little ones had supper first, and the the older ones (which I, as a fourteen year-old, was included... *giggles* You will soon get tired of my "FOURTEENS", but I am so exited about them!), and then I would normally have at least an hour of free time after the dishes and before going to bed.
Now that I think about it, I used to think that we had kind of boring day, but now, I realize that actually, there isn't any time to get bored!! :)
I was forggeting... The parakeets are also a "new chore"... They are really Mummy's, so until now, since they are hers, she liked to take care of them and feed them. But now it's our job, for she can't do it... =( But they are really amusing. They are talking and shrieking continually, and I sometimes feel like just bursting with laughter when I feed them. And do you know what? Mummy was saying the other day that she would like to have rabbits... I would really like to too!
Then, last Saturday our friends the "Twin Family" came. I call them this way becuase they have a pair of twins that are great friends of mine. Also one of Wendy's friends came to spend the week with us. You see, the two older ones, as I said before, go to college, and they had the "End of Year Trip" this week, but they didn't go, so they have holidays for a week, and so Wendy's friend came. So we have extra help during this week... =)
Anyway, we are really good friends with the twins, they are also fourteen (but not for long. Next month they'll be fifteen! Not fair!), and we did a lot of gardening together, and we cooked together, and we washed the plates together, and we slept together! Oh, that was most fun! Because when they come and spend the week-end with us, we sleep alone, and we stay talking for hours and hours until late at night... Not really, but we stay up until maybe twelve or one a.m. maybe. They left Sunday afternoon, but Wendy’s friend is still here.
And THIS is why I haven't been posting anything on my blog for more'n a week!
And I almost forgot to mention the most (or almost) important thing... I have four more presents! All from the Twin family... One is a pair of new flip-flops... Now I have six! Say, two old ones, two new camouflage ones, and two navy-blue ones! Also a "perfect twist"... That's very useful. The other two are two more key-rings. They are both advertising key-rings, but they are very cool. Now I have forty-two key-rings! I collect them, you know...
So, anyway, I'm learning lots of things. You know, Mummy brok her foot on my birthday! So the first days of my fourteens are being very useful.
I'm having a wonderful time!
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