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Late… again

Okay, yes. I didn’t post yesterday, or Tuesday… Did I even post Monday??? Sorry to disappoint! But…. here is a poem about being late, and I will. I PROMISE, post tomorrow. The day after that I have a race then I have a family trip, so probably not Saturday. Hopefully the next week I will remember to post more! (:

Late again
At my wits end
Time is winning, will it
EVER STOP?!?

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Lady Pera of Mamor, City of Towers

So I recently wrote a short story called ‘Lady Pera of Mamor, City of Towers.’

Link: Lady Pera of Mamor, City of Towers

It’s about a girl who has to fight an enemy and originally she was just going to fight and become a military commander, bla bla bla, but she actually does something else, something I never dreamed she would do! It’s funny how your characters can change your story. Anyway, you should check it out!

 

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The Future

The future-
Will it be brighter?
Will the sun shine the same way-
One hundred and one years later?

The future-
It could be dark and gloomy
Yet it seems as if it could be,
Perhaps bright and cheery?

The future-
It will rise faster than we think
It will fall sooner than future generations know

The future-
Will my generation be a past generation-
With none left to tell our tales?

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Back to School Tag

So one of my friends, Grace Matlyn Buckner, a blogger, writer and a founder of BGLG, recently wrote a post and tagged me, so here goes nothing! (Note: I have never done this before, I hope it turns out)

First: Thank You, Grace!

Second: Here are the rules that the original maker of the Back to School Tag wrote:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you. (#shamelessselfpromo)
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Post new questions. (Or a blank copy of the old questions, if you’re too lazy to make your own (or you just love my questions))
  4. Tag as many (or as few) people as you want. (Try to make sure they’re still doing school!)
  5. Wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. (I can’t confirm this, BUT I’LL KNOW IF YOU LIE, OKAY? MAGICALLY!)
  6. Don’t die. (Death is terrible for the complexion, dearie)

And, the questions. (also, my answers are normal, questions are italic)

  1. When’s your first day of school?   Um… we do school all through summer 😛
  2. What do (and don’t) you look forward to about entering the realm of the dead? Uh, I mean the learned. I am looking forward to the Co-op I do, history class, and I am NOT looking forward to math…
  3. Homeschooled, public schooled, or private schooled? HOMESCHOOLING FOREVER!!!
  4. What grade are you going into? (if you’re okay sharing)  Heh Heh… 8.5? See, I am young for my grade so my mom is ‘holding me back a year’ in… 8th grade.
  5. How many more years of torture do you have to endure learn? Counting this year: 8.5, 9, 10, 11, 12, so 5 years. Actually, because of the whole ‘holding me back’ thing, I will be doing one more school year than all the other kids. (‘:
  6. What are your goals for this school year?  To make it through the school year, and I actually am just making this up because I don’t have any goals….
  7. What’s your favorite season to school in? Fall, winter, or spring? Fall and Spring because Co-op is in fall and spring, but I also really like winter, so really I don’t have one?
  8. How is schooling going to effect your blogging?  Yeah, that’s the question of the day. Well, I probably won’t be able to blog on Thursdays, but other than that not really in any way, other than make it harder.
  9. What’s your favorite school subject?   English, History, and I like the art and creative writing classes I’m taking at Elevate this year.
  10. Your least favorite? Math!!
  11. What subject are you best at?  English or History.
  12. What subject are you worst at? Math. Bleh.
  13. What extra-curricular activities are you planning this year (if any)?  Co-op classes (Fall semester: Starting Points and Drama. Spring semester: no clue yet.) Elevate classes. (All year: Creative Writing and Art History.) And I’m doing cross-country. (Fall only)
  14. How are you preparing for life/college this year (on a conscious level)?   Well… not at all really.
  15. Do you play any sports in school? Yes! Cross-country running!!! Yay!!
  16. Is there any way that schooling is going to help your blogging endeavors? Or how has it helped your blogging skillz in the past?  Creative writing, and English, are obviously helping. And sometimes other subjects give me ideas for blogging.
  17. How much time a day is school going to take for you? From 9:00ish-1:00ish. So, 4 hours. However, during Co-op we do less school and I usually finish before lunch then do homework for Co-op and Elevate.
  18. Are you looking forward to seeing friends more often during the school year?
    Yes! I will be seeing one in particular a lot more because she doesn’t go to my church, but goes to Co-op and I met her there. Guess who? (Drum roll….) GRACE MATLYN BUCKNER! (:
  19. Are you dreading or looking forward to the event (or did you, if it’s already happened)?  I was looking forward too it, but also sort of dreading it because I am now doing High School level work…
  20. What are you most looking forward to about school?   English, History, and Co-op/Elevate.
  21. How are you planning to fit actual life in with your school schedule?  Well, I’m Homeschooled and do school all through summer, so school is kinda always in my schedule…
  22. What are your overall thoughts on school?  Bleh. But at least I don’t have to go to work EVERY DAY!

So, I have almost no time and I’m just going to copy and past the last questions, besides, I happen to like them. (:

  1. When’s your first day of school?
  2. What do (and don’t) you look forward to about entering the realm of the dead? Uh, I mean the learned?
  3. Homeschooled, public schooled, or private schooled?
  4. What grade are you going into? (if you’re okay sharing)
  5. How many more years of torture do you have to endure learn?
  6. What are your goals for this school year?
  7. What’s your favorite season to school in? Fall, winter, or spring?
  8. How is schooling going to effect your blogging?
  9. What’s your favorite school subject?
  10. Your least favorite?
  11. What subject are you best at?
  12. What subject are you worst at?
  13. What extra-curricular activities are you planning this year (if any)?
  14. How are you preparing for life/college this year (on a conscious level)?
  15. Do you play any sports in school?
  16. Is there any way that schooling is going to help your blogging endeavors? Or how has it helped your blogging skillz in the past?
  17. How much time a day is school going to take for you?
  18. Are you looking forward to seeing friends more often during the school year?
  19. Are you dreading or looking forward to the event (or did you, if it’s already happened)?
  20. What are you most looking forward to about school?
  21. How are you planning to fit actual life in with your school schedule?
  22. What are your overall thoughts on school?

And I’m tagging these people:

Lexie Brook @ Lexie Brooke creative treasures

Claire Yang @ Claire Yang Writes

Note: It was EXTREMELY hard to find even two school-aged bloggers!! Most of the people I follow are either in their twenties or old. (old being 40+) Lexie is the one I found, and I really like Claire’s posts, even though I don’t think I follow her, so I tagged her. I am not SURE if you are in school, Claire, so if you are not, so sorry just ignore this! (:

 

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School Year!

So, I try to post everyday as most of you know. However, I just started classes Thursday and Cross Country, which is every day. So, because of classes Thursday, I can not usually post Thursday. I head off to classes in the morning, then to cross country with a twenty minute break in between. THEN I get home, eat, take a shower, go to bed. If I take a really short shower I can post a really short story later. Also, Sundays are now going to be hard, I can probably still do it, but hard.

Anyway, I thought I would tell you about my classes. I started classes at a place in Asheville (Asheville NC, where I live.) They are at a place called ‘Elevate’ and are after lunch. There are two and they go until 3:00 (my dad picks me up at home at 3:30 to go run, and I have to be ready to go, which means eat a snack, change, and prepare water)

My first class is (drum roll)…. CREATIVE WRITING!!! That one I think I will really like. My second class is (drum roll)…. ART HISTORY! That one should be really fun because we learn about different art from different time periods, then make the art.

The funny thing is, I have the same teacher for both! The first class (writing) There are maybe 12-14 kids, the second 4 kids, one of which I know from Co-op (she came for 1 semester a few semesters ago) and I know none of the other kids from either class, but at least I only have to learn one teacher’s name!

What do during the school season? How busy are you?

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Undersized Books- facts

Okay, yes. I have been making a LOT of posts about Undersized Books. But hey, what can I say? I want it to be better known, and what better way then to talk about it here?

Basicly, there are four facts.

Fact # 1: Undersized Books needs writers

Fact # 2: I have no other ways than this & my google+ (which isn’t very popular, you can search my by the way. Just search ‘Loretta Marchize’ or ‘Marchize’)

Fact # 3: I need more ways to broadcast this opportunity.

Fact # 4: You can probably help.

So, will you help? It’s not that hard. Maybe mention it here and there in your conversation. Maybe post about it on your blog, or Google+, or Facebook, or Instagram, or Twitter (or really whatever you do) Maybe you are an experienced blogger who knows a great ways to broadcast news about sites and share  sites, and if so will you please please pretty please comment or contact me?

Yes, I’m pleading. I know. But it’s needed, so why not plead? (I will not blame you if you do not ‘like’ this post, it’s kind of boring :P)

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Jam and Syrup

So a couple months ago we did peaches. I made a whole blog post about it, for those of you who remember. Well, we decided to do peaches again! This time it’s not very many and they are for jam. Here is a poem inspired by the peaches (the syrup is because we use the jam that doesn’t set for peach syrup)

Peel and cut
Chop and slice
Bag and boil

Jam and syrup
Taste so sweet

To much syrup
The jam didn’t set very well
Eight plus jars of syrup

What on earth
Can anyone do,
With Eight plus
Jars of syrup?

Jam on toast,
Jam on bread
Jam on buns

Syrup on pancakes
Syrup
Syrup
Syrup

To much
Syrup