Monday, December 19, 2011

My Last Blog of 2nd Quarter


This is my last blog and I don't know what to write. So I am writing about not knowing what to write about. I know that sounds confusing, but I get it. So, I have written about a lot of things already, and I am having major writers block. I am still only on the first line! This is going to take forever. You will probably think that this is weird that I am writing about this, but whatever. I am so confused about what to write, but here I am, writing about this, whatever I am writing. I don't really understand what I am writing about, but as long as I make it to how much I have to write. I know I shouldn't wait until last minutes to do these blogs, but I don't have a lot of interesting things that happen in my life. I think that the most exciting/terrifying thing that has happened to me was when I got bit by a dog. My most favorite memory is when m friends forced me to go on the Dragon Ball. I didn't want to go on it, but my friends made me. I was so scared when I was. My heart was pounding. When we got to the top, I felt like I was going to fall out of the seat. It was really scary! You know what I just realized, that I thought of writing about something! Yay! Well I think that I am done here now, so I am going to go. Ok? Bye! Wait, never mind, I don't have enough words yet. Hopefully, now I have enough words. I think I do so now all I have to say is bye!

My room


Yesterday, I rearranged my room. My parents to me that I needed to clean my room because it was a disaster, so I did both. I moved all my furniture around, vacuumed the floor, and dusted my furniture. I moved my bed from one side to the room, all the way to the other side. Then, I moved my dresser to where my bed used to me. I also moved my bookshelf by my closet, where my bulletin board used to be. I moved my bulletin board next to my dresser, where my peace sign used to be. I moved that to where my clock used to be. I moved my clock above my bookshelf. My bed is against the wall and it took me a while to clean it. My room isn't usually messy, but that weekend, we had a dance and I had friends over. My room needed to be cleaned, desperately. It took me probably about 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours to do this. It took me a while to get everything into place. It also took me a while to move my furniture. After I was done with that, I had to clean my room. There were many things on the floor that I had thrown and never picked up. I put all of the clothes on my floor in the hamper. Then I picked up all of my books that were on the floor and put them on my bookshelf. After that, my room looked 50 times better. Then I picked up everything else on my bed and the floor, it looked pretty good, but I could still do better. So, I vacuumed my room and dusted the furniture. After that, my room looked pretty good. When I finally came out of my room, my mom asked what took me so long, I said come and see. When she saw it she looked shocked and said I knew it! She liked it, but he told me next time to ask for help moving my things so that I didn't hurt myself while doing it.

The Weather...


I really hate this weather. I mean, seriously, no snow! It is already less than a week before Christmas and there is no snow on the ground at all! Don't you want snow? I do. Evev though the weather is nice right now, it doesn't feel right. To me, there should be at least one foot of snow right now. I also think that it feels like Spring instead of Christmas. It's kind of good, but not really. Don't you want to throw snowballs at someone, or make a snowman. I really hope that we have a white Christmas. Every morning, I look outside to see if it has snowed yer, but all I see is grass. Everyday, on my way to school, I sing; It's NOT looking a lot like Christmas. Do you think that too? I really wish that it would snow, because in Spring, I don't want to have any snow, but we probably will. You know what's weird? I have only worn my winter coat aroubd maybe 5 times. Otherwise, I am usually warm. Last night, I was so warm, that I wore shorts! Can you believe that? Shorts! That is not right. I should be bundled up, not wearing shorts and being hot. I am thinking about wearing shorts right now, because it is really hot in here, but I don't think that I am going to. Do you like this weather? I don;t care if you do, it is your opinion. I am glad that Christmas Break is coming soon, I hope that we have snow during the break. Do you?? I am kind of having writer's block right now, but that's ok, because I am almost done with this blog and then I only have two more to go! Wish me luck! (I should be done tonight.)

My Biggest Fear! :(


My biggest fear is..... Guess. Can't guess? My biggest fear is speaking in front of people. I don't know if that is a phobia, but if it is, then I have a phobia. For example, today in Social Studies, I had todo my report. I hated it! I was so nervous that my hands started shaking. It was that bad. Also, I think that I might have started seating. Maddie brought treats and I couldn't eat it because I felt like I was going to throw up. Literally, I took one bite and I almost puked it back up! My friends kept asking me if I was ok, because I looked like I was about to cry. I thought that I was going to. I felt the tears coming to my eyes, and I also felt a lump in my throat. I don't know why, but it just makes me nervous. I also think that my face got really red. During my speech, I had trouble breathing, I was short of breath. Sometimes, during the sentence I was reading, My voice would get really high and squeak. My heart was pounding really hard. I really hate talking in front of people. I think that the real reason is because I think that I will mess up, or get it wrong. I just really hate it! I never want to talk in front of a large group of people again! Ever! You may think that I am exaggerating, but I am not. Every time we do a group activity, I pray that I am never called on. I avoid the teacher's eye contact so that they don't pick on me. I hate when I mess up in front of people. I also don't like doing book talks with Mrs. Ihde. I don't like it, because I don't like talking to the teacher one on one. I am very nervous when that happens. My heart starts pounding. I tell myself to relax, but I just can't. After my social studies speech, my friends kept asking if I was ok. I said I was, because I was, but then they put their hand to my fore head and they said woah, your forehead is hot! Please never have me go up in front of anyone. I really hate it when I fell like that.

Madelyn Monroe


She came to my house today. We made sugar cookies and frosted them. It was fun. I liked decorating the candy canes the best. She came over around 5ish and is still here. I am writing this blog about what happened about two minutes ago. We were in my room, on our computers, on Facebook. I had my computer plugged in and then somehow it came out of the plug in. So I asked Maddie if she would plug it in, since she was closer to it. She rolled, slowly, to the plug in. She finally plugged it in and then she tried throwing the small part, that you plug into your computer for it to charge, at me. She failed pretty badly and we started laughing our heads off. Finally, we stopped laughing and she did it again, but I missed. We kept laughing because I couldn't catch it. I was mad at myself for not catching, but it was still pretty funny. I couldn't stop laughing and neither could she. We just kept laughing, and after what seemed like one thousand tries, I finally got it. When I got it, there was a break in the laughter when I did catch it. I felt like jello afterwards and felt like I couldn't move. My abs hurts. Maddie kept saying that she had to pee! Haha. Afterwards, the same thing happened and again, my abs hurt. I am laughing while I am writing this. :) It is very hard to keep my hands from shaking. Haha. :) Now my sisters are fighting, it is very amusing. Sadie is tickling Olivia! Olivia is the most ticklish person I know and her laugh is very funny!

Izzy


Izzy is our second dog. Izzy is a female. She is 3 years old and was born on July 5th, 2008. Izzy is a cocker spaniel. She is brown and white. Izzy is a really fat dog. She is about 15 pounds over weight. She is very heavy to carry. She likes to sleep, but is also fun to play with. It you run around her, she would get up and chase you around the house. You have to be careful where you put your stuff, because she will chew it up. Sometimes, we leave to bathroom door open, and she gets the toilet paper and rips it apart. Izzy is very competitive and protective. If we are giving Casey attention and not her, she would get right in front of you and block Casey from your view. I think that Izzy is the dominant dog, because Casey always backs away whenever Izzy come over when we are by Casey. Izzy is more playful than Casey. If she gets the chance, she will run away from you, unless you watch her very closely. She looks like she can't run fast, but when she does, it will take forever to catch her. It is very funny to watch her run, especially when you are chasing her. You see her coming towards you, you try to grab her and then BAM! She goes the other way and curves right around you. How did we get Izzy? We weren't planning on getting her. We were by Walmart and we stopped at Kwik Star to get some gas. We saw that there were dogs for sale and we went over to look at the,. My mom said that we were only going to look, we weren't going to buy anything, but then my mom saw Izzy and fell in love with her. She was only $50. My dad was really mad about that because he said that one dog was enough, but he finally gave in.

Casey


Casey is one of my two dogs. Casey is a male and is four years old. His birthday is on December 10, 2007. I think that that is 28 in dog years. He is a maltese. Maltese are white and medium sized. They rarely shed. Casey is fun to be around. He is very playful and doesn't run away that often. He only runs away when our other dog, Izzy, gets loose and takes off. Ou know what is strange? She only runs off at our house, no one else's. He likes having his tummy rubbed. If you are sitting by him and you start petting him, you shouldn't stop. If you did, he would keep nudging your hand for you to keep petting him. He also likes scraps from the table. The veterinarians say that he is overweight, but he sure doesn't look like it. He is very light and he also runs very fast. The only thing that I don't like about Casey is his barking. He barks at nothing, people, and cars. He also barks when the blinds are shut, which I think is stupid because there he can't see anything and he also barks when you open the door, even though he can see you. It is very annoying, because his bark is very high pitched. It hurts my ears. How did we get Casey? We were looking for a dog, so we went somewhere outside of Decorah. We went to this trailer and we were originally going to get the girl, but my parents thought that Casey looked more laid back. Then they asked us which one we want more and the majority of us said Casey.

Friday, December 9, 2011

December 7,2011


Yesterday, we went shopping. I wasn't looking forward to it because I didn't like shopping. I had to go because my mom said we were going “Christmas Shopping.” Instead, we just went shopping for my little sister, Sadie. It wasn't fun. We first stopped at Walmart and got some groceries. We were in there for about 45 minutes. Then, we went to JC Pennys. My sister got nothing there. We were there for probably about 15-20 minutes. By the time we went to Maurices, it was already 3:30. My sister only liked one thing at Maurices, but my mother made her try on some more things. She ended up getting something that I wanted. She also got a pair of shoes. It was hard trying to find her a pair because she has such big feet! I am not joking. She wears size 11. I wear size 8 or 9. In fact, the other day, while we were in Montgomery, she got a pair of basketball shoes. They didn't have it in her size, so she got it in mens. She wears a 9 ½ in men's. Anyway, we were in there for about and hour and half or less. My dad met us in there after he was done with work. After we were done shopping for Sadie, we went to get a Christmas tree. We got our Christmas tree in Spillville. It was very cold and kind of dark outside. I wanted a big tree, but my mom and dad wanted a small one. They got their wish. The tree is so small, Maddie is almost as tall as it. I also think that my dad is taller than the tree, also. The only thing that I like about the tree is that it doesn't really look green. It kind of looks blue. Even though I wanted a big one, I am glad that we got one.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Montgomery, Illinois


Last Friday, I went to my cousin's house in Montgomery, Illinois. It is a suberb outside of Chicago. We left around 11:30 in the morning. We were taken out of school, and we headed out to Montgomery. It is a 5 hour drive to Montgomery. We stopped at a Subway in West Union to eat lunch. We also stopped in Iowa City and went shopping. We shopped for about two hours. When we were done shopping, we went back to the car and I slept the rest of the way there. We arrived at their house around 8:30 p.m. Our cousin's were still awake when we got there. We gave them big hugs, and got our dtuff out of the car. After that, we set up the air mattress that two of us were going to sleep on. My parents got my cousin's, Dylan, bedroom. My sister, Sadie, and I slept on the air mattress. There must have been a hole in it because in the morning it was flat. The next day we celebrated my cousin, Ethan, 3rd birthday. My aunt's family came and so did my grandparent's. The party started at 4 and ended at 9. Most of the time, we were watching Christmas movies, or playing a game with the younger kids. After they left, we watched a movie and I almost fell asleep on their couch. I moved to the air mattress and fell asleep. The next morning, I woke up around 8:30. I kept my other cousin, Logan, occupied while his mom made him a bottle. Dylan is seven years old, Ethan is three years old, and Logan is about 5 months old. Dylan looks like his dad and Ethan looks like his mom. I think that Logan looks like Dylan. We left around noon that day and we said good-bye. I slept most of the way home and we stoped at my grandmother's house. We stayed there until about 9 and we said good-bye. After that, we got home and we had to unpack. Our dogs were happy to see us and it seemed like they would never stop wagging their tails.

Thanksgiving Weekend, Part 2


The next day, we went to Thanksgiving on my mom's side. We went to my grandparen's house. My family and I arrived there at around 1:30. When we got there, the food still wasn't ready, so we went over to my great-grandparent's house (across the street) becauase he just had a surgery. He was feeling much better. We stayed there about half an hour, then went back to my grandparent's house. The food was ready so we ate. We basically had the same thing that we had at the McGee's house. After we were done wating, we taught them how to play Going Nuts. They were kind of confused at first, but then got the hang of it. I forgot to tell you that you want to get the most points possible. For example, say you got rid of all your thirteen cards, you would then have nothing to subtract from the cards in the middle. Say someone got rid of their thirteen cards instead of you, you would then have to count the card you have left, say you had six cards left. You would have to multiply that by two and then subtract that from your pile. Say you only got twelve cards back, then you would have no points which you don't want. Sometimes people even get negative numbers. While we were playing the game, my dad and my aunt were partners, they got as low as negative 25 and then they made a comeback of plus 39. We also watched Christmas movies on the TV on their kithen. After we were done playing the game, I watched some of them with my younger cousin and almost fell asleep. We left around 10:30-11:00 and our older cousin came to stay the night with us. The next day we went to the free movie that was showing in Decorah. It was called Zookeeper. It was a good movie, but we had to wait half an hour because their was something going on with the projector. During that half an hour, we had a popcorn fight. It was fun, and we were right in the middle of everyone. At the end, we went to the McGee's and said good bye to our cousins and left around 5:30 so we could go to the Brockway's. We ate homeade pizza, which was amazing! Then we played a few rounds of Going Nuts. After that, we said good bye to my cousins and went home.

Thanksgiving Weekend, Part 1


I celebrated Thanksgiving twice with my family. Once with my dad's side and once with my mom's side. On Thankgiving Day, we went to my dad's side, the McGee's. We left around noon. When we got there, we didn't eat right away. We had to wait for my uncle and my cousins arriving from Chicago. They got there around 1:30. Then we ate. We had potatoes, corn, turkey, stuffing, and vegetables. After we were done eating, we played games on the Wii. We played the game, Life. I was the winner. This was what happened during the game. I went to college and graduated. I became a doctor with a 100,000 salary. I married and African American and had twin girls. Throughout the game, I made ove two million dollars. The game took about an hour. After that I was bored so I watched the adults play cars for a while. My uncle was teaching them a new game and they taught me and my other sisters. The game was called Going Nuts. This isn't a very good explanation, but it is a mix between solitaire and this game called Dutch Blitz. You have to move fast and you have a partner. One person holds thirteen cards in their hands. The other person has the rest of the deck and lays four cards in front of them. When you start, the person with the deck has to flip over three cards at a time, like solitaire. If you have an ace, you can just lay it out in the middle of the table and then everybody with the same suit could lay on it. For example, if I lay an ace of hearts, then a person could lay on a two of hearts, then a three, and so on. You can only lay cards with the same suit in the middle. You have to alternate the color of the four cards in front of you. For example, say I had a black king, then I woud have to lay a red queen, then a back jack, and so on. It is a very fun game to play. After that we played spoons and in the first game, I got out. It was around 10:30-11:00 P.M. when we got home. I was tired and I fell asleep as soon as I got home.

Basketball


In our basketball team, we have tweleve girls. The people on our team are Jaden Severson, Amber Brincks, Madelyn Monroe, Morgan Martin, Christina Nesvik, Torie Young, Ashley Budde, Chelsey Hageman, Ivy Karnik, Anna Langrek, Kelly Langrek, and me. Kayla Kennedy is the 7th grades basketball team's manager. She does our stats. I am not very good at lay-ups.Especially left-handed ones. I am also not very good at being aggressive. My parents say that I should pretend that they are my sisters and they took something of mine. I think that the best player on our basketball team is Christina Nesvik. She makes alomost all of the baskets. We have gotten better at basketball. Our first game, the score was 5-55. The second game, our score was 14-53. Our third game, the score was 15-29. That was when Christina made the first 3 points. We were winning by half time. But in the 3rd quarter , they made a comeback. You know which NFL team I feel like our team is like? I think that we are like the Minnesota Vikings. I think this because they have been very close to winning games, but they haven't won that many yet. We haven't won any games yet, but I hope that we will at least win one. I also think that we should work more on our lay-ups. We could also just work on our shooting form. That's is the biggest issue. I usually play post during games. Sometimes I play wing, but not usually. I think that our team is getting a lot better, but we still need to do some work. We have a game today against Key High (Lansing). I hope we win...