Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Correction: A Woderful Winter (After All)

Well, yes, isn't it funny?
A couple of days after I had complained about our hot winter (see "A Disgraceful Winter"), the temperatures dropped down, and it began to freeze a lot and to be real cold. The weather forecast even said it could snow everywhere!! Well, it hasn't--yet!! I hope it will snow, because since we're here, it has snowed every single winter. Right now its really foggy, and raining. I can hardly see out of the window!!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!!!!
Great, at last, we're having cold!! Not in my bedroom, thou. I have the stove on. Let me go and check the thermometer.
... ... ... ... ... ...
Yeah, right! It's twenty-one degrees Centigrade (that's 69,8 Fahrenheit)
A couple of days ago we had to go somewhere, and it was fun, because we had to scrape the ice off the windows and everything. Then we got our hands frozen, because it was awfully cold in the car, but I still got them on!! =) =D
Now you may be thankful, because I went outside in the rain and cold especially to go and see the temperature. Wow, it's not as cold as it should be, but well, it's 9 degrees C (that's 45,5 F).
Anyway, this morning the weather report said that tomorrow is going to be colder, the temperatures are going to drop even more, and it DOES look like snow outside! =)
I wish it would snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A New Blog

Hey, I've discovered my cousin's blog!!
Not discovered, but still... =)
He told me about it.
Well, if you want to visit it, it's linked at the bottom of the page.
Have fun!!

Monday, 29 January 2007

My Wunnerful Sister Wendy

I admire her!! She is right now playing one of my favourite pieces in piano sitting on the stool with her back on it (sort of at the reverse)!! She is staring at the ceiling, feeling with her fingers what key had to be played, and playing it right!! SUCH a sister!!

Friday, 26 January 2007

The Dead Shall Be Raised First...

Today is Joel's funeral day. I wish I could post a photograph of him, he was such a cute little boy, but I can't.
Please, keep praying for his family.

A Most Talented Young Man

Some months ago my sister Wendy found something remarkable. If you've ever listened to the whole "Magic Flute", by Mozart, you've surely heard "Queen of the Night".
Well, Wendy found a video where a very talented young man (seven, eight, maybe nine years old??) called Robin Schlotz sang it through and through. I was so amazed!!
You must listen to it. If you click on the title, you'll be able to listen to it. Hope you like it!!

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Pray For Them

"Our Precious Joel with the Lord Jesus...
The Lord chose to take Joel to be with Him in glory around 4:30 PM this afternoon."
This is what it says in their blog (see ). It's sad to hear that this happens to such a little boy, but it's a great comfort to know that he is with God. Joel is in the most beautiful place ever, where God himself "shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain" (Revelations, 20:4)

But I ask all of you to pray for Joel's family. They are going through difficult moments.

Saturday, 20 January 2007

A Disgraceful Winter

Well, yes. It's a disgraceful winter. I dressed in a short-sleeve T-shirt, and a moment ago I went outside, and looked at the temperature. It was 22 degrees Celsius!! (That’s 71,6 degrees Fahrenheit!!)
So, meanwhile it's absolutely freezing at Oklahoma (where a friend of mine lives), it's absolutely awful here! As much as I like cold!! =(

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

An Intelligent Poem

My Mom found this poem on the Internet. Although it may sound funny at first, it has a lot of trueness in it:

"Where he goes he leaves a trail.
When he goes where he shouldn't be,
His trail is there for all to see.

"Our life is like the little snail,
Where we go we leave a trail.
The things we do and the things we say,
Are the trail we leave from day to day."

R. Wayne Edwards

Tuesday, 16 January 2007

What Would Be Wonderful...

The United States Library of Congress in Washington D.C. ranks as the largest library in the world. How large is it?
The nation's library holds over 118 million items which require more than 500 miles of shelving.
Source: Guinness World Records

THAT would be wonderful, to visit it, I mean. I dunno if you've read my profile, but I tell you, one of my favourite passtimes (or say, my favourite) is reading, and book that comes to my hands, book that I eat. =) Funny expression... =) But truly, I have right now a pile of eleven books piled on my bed that I have read this past to weeks.

Well, the conclusion is: I WOULD LOVE TO VISIT THAT LIBRARY!!!!!

Monday, 15 January 2007

Pray For Joel

I've been visiting lately, and quite frequently, a blog (linked down below as "Joel's Journey") about a three-year-old little boy called Joel. He has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. Please pray for him!!

Monday, 1 January 2007

Happy New Year!!!

We've had so much fun today!! Say today AND yesterday, because New Year's Eve was a lot of fun too.
It began right after supper. The same family that came that Sunday when we danced the reel came again, and my Grandma came too, because her birthday is the 1st of January. Wasn't she lucky to be born this day?
So after supper we read our daily Bible chapter. We had a very lovely time. I enjoyed for two reasons: For one thing, I've always loved to read the Bible, and second, we were together, the two families, Grandma and it was so nice! Then we sang hymns. That was nice too. All those voices together praising the Lord!! We were fourteen people.
After that we had an enormous game of UNO. My brothers Bro and Al, my sister Wendy, my Mummy, the twins, their little sister, their big brother, their mother, and I played together. Ten people playing! And a game like UNO too. It's a game that can last for ages.
I was the last one, as usual. I always have bad luck in these games. Everybody won me!! =(
Then we had a dance session. My, how we laughed!!! My Mummy has a disc called "English Country Dances", and we began to dance with the music. The violin was great, the song was quite fast, but the steps easy. A step to the right, clap your hands with the one on front of you, c lap your legs (to tell the truth, my legs are all black and blue, and they hurt! =S), take hands, go round, another step to the right (now you are with your original partner), clap hands with him, clap your legs again, and go round again, and there you are, on your first position. Then you do it ALL again, and after two times, you change the step to another different one. My, it was so much fun!! My Mama took quite a lot of photos.
After that it was a quarter to twelve. It's tradition in my family to stay awake until after midnight. We sat and talked, and at two minutes to twelve we all stood in front of the clock, turned off the lights, so we were all in the dark, and waited. When twelve struck, we all began to cheer, to wish everybody a "HNY", and to wish my Grandma a Happy Birthday. It was so much fun! The lights were on again, by the way. =)
After that, the other family had to go, so we all went out on the street and had another silent dance before they went away.
But the fun didn't finish right there. We still had the "Secret Familiar"! So we all went to the living room again, and opened our present ad been secretly placed there. I had a beautiful black bracelet with my name written in metal letters with shiny stones on them (like diamonds =]), which I later discovered was from Bro, Wendy had a very nice 500 pieces puzzle of a Van Gogh painting, Al had a Lego astronaut base, my little brother a huge plastic dinosaur, Mummy had some delicious jelly fruits, and so on. After that we did have to go to bed, but it was half past one when I actually was IN bed... =)
So in the morning we all felt lazy and I stayed in bed until five to twelve (I'm sort of ashamed of it now =S), and went down. I didn't have a big breakfast for precaution because we would eat lunch in a couple of hours, and I was right to do so.
When Mama called us for lunch, a delicious aroma came from the kitchen. So we went to the dining room, and sure enough, there was a big lunch waiting. We had delicious homemade soup for first course, and I enjoyed it a lot. Then we had duck. An enormous, fat and juicy duck, with gravy. Oh, my, didn’t I enjoy it!! I was glad that I hadn’t had a big breakfast after all, because I was beginning to fell that I couldn’t eat much more!!
Dessert was best. We had a cherry-with-cherry-jelly-tart, and that was the most I could eat. I was filled up to the top. But it had been soooooooo delicious!!
After lunch we spent the afternoon at the living room, Wendy finishing her yesterday puzzle, (I was wearing my new bracelet, by the way), I read, Al and my younger brother Jess played, my parents talked with Grandma… we all had a pleasant afternoon. But Grandma had to go back home, and as the day came to an end, I started thinking about the wonderful and blessed time we’ve had all together, and thinking about my friends, wondering if they had had such a splendid New Year’s Day.

Happy New Year In...

Arabic: Antum salimoun
Bengali: Shuvo Nabo Barsho
Denish: Godt Nytår
Estonians: Head uut aastat!
Finnish: Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
Gaelic: Bliadhna mhath ur
Hawaiian: Hauoli Makahiki Hou
Indonesian: Selamat Tahun Baru
Japan: Akimashite Omedetto Gozaimasu
Macedonian: Srekjna Nova Godina
Nepal: Nawa Barsha ko Shuvakamana
Polish: Szczesliwego Nowego Roku
Slovak: A stastlivy Novy Rok
Tamil: Eniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal
Ukrainian: Shchastlyvoho Novoho Roku
Vietnamese: Chuc Mung Tan Nien
Welsh: Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

There aren't any languages beginning with X, Y or Z. All the other are in alphabetic order. If you want any more, click on the title!!