What I’ve Been Up To Lately #4!

Hey folks! If you’ve been wondering, Hey, what has Sunny been up to lately?, well, wonder no longer! I am back with another life update (hehe, don’t I sound like a newscaster?!)!

Anyway, here we go…

Reading-My sister and I had to read Tom Sawyer for school this quarter, and last week we finally finished it! I didn’t care for it very much, there was pretty much no real plot and it didn’t start getting good until close to the end. So I’m glad to be finished with it….but now I have to write some essay questions about it, so….yay. 😛

Writing-I am SUPER excited right now because I started a new story last night and am really liking how it’s turning out so far. I think it just might be my best story yet, if I do say so myself. 😉 It doesn’t actually have a title yet…(I am really bad at coming up with titles)…but hopefully it will soon! It’s another Avalon/Cousins Next Door story: Cherie is really feeling down because no one is paying any attention to her accomplishments. I’m hoping to post it on here once I get it done! (And no, I haven’t forgotten about posting the next chapter of Dare To Be Different…I just have to find the written copy (in that bottomless pit that is also known as my room 😉 ) and then type up the next chapter. It will be soon, promise!)

Listening To-Recently I have gotten hooked on Phil Joel, who is a Christian singer from New Zealand. He used to be in the Newsboys as the bass player, then went solo, and now has his own band called Zealand Worship. I’m listening to one of his solo albums on Spotify as I type this….I really like his voice and music style! I am especially in love with his song God Is Watching Over You….the words are so simple but it has really helped me when I’m feeling scared or sad or just whatever! XD

Watching-I try to watch The Waltons as much as I can, which is hard because it’s on at kind of a bad time, and it seems like every time I do get to watch it, it’s a boring or war-related one. 😛 But last week I watched a few episodes, and they were so cute! (They were also episodes from the second season, so that explains why. 🙂 ) The episodes are soooo much better when John-Boy is in them. I ❤ John-Boy. 🙂

I also watched an episode of Little House the other day….it was the one where Laura had just gotten engaged to Almanzo and they were trying to figure out where to build their house once they were married. 😉 And also Eliza Jane, Almanzo's sister (who's kind of an "old maid"), fell in love for the first time….but the guy who she liked was sort of uncomfortable around women (but still talked to her), and preferred to joke around and tell funny stories with Almanzo. I felt bad for her. She had never had a "beau" (as she called it 😉 ) before, and she was pretty old….can you imagine? 😉 Anyway, the episode was sooo good, and even though I kind of had a good idea about what was going to happen, I wanted to see the end. But…my family had to go somewhere so I missed the last ten minutes. I was like, "Nooo! I have to see the end of this episode!". LOL!  To make matters worse, it was a two-parter and I knew I was going to be busy at the time it was on the next day. So I have no idea what happened! Grrr! XD

Other Stuff-This weekend has been kinda chilly, but it hasn’t been too bad. Next week it’s supposed to be REALLY warm where I live, which I’m looking forward to! I’m going to be spending so much time outside the next few days (not tomorrow though….it’s going to be frigid…bleh. 😛 )

My mom started using this new laundry detergent…and wow, I just love the smell of it! It’s kind of like a mixture of flowers and men’s cologne. Weird, I know, but it smells so good.

I have discovered a new love for sriracha sauce (it’s like hot sauce). My family went out to breakfast the other day, and there was a bottle of sriracha nearby, so I poured it on my scrambled eggs, and wow…it was so good! I also poured it on my (dry!) Cheerios (in honor of Phil Joel, I heard he likes sriracha and Cheerios, and ever since I’ve been wanting to try it to see if I would like it too) and well…it wasn’t all that bad. 😉 It was pretty good. I don’t know if I would have it again though. 🙂

Alright, so that’s what’s been going on in my life! By the way….if you’ve written a comment on my blog anytime between now and November(!) and noticed it never got published, don’t worry. I just found a whole bunch of unpublished comments in my “WordPress Admin” that I have never seen before and am going to work on approving and replying to them in the coming days. 😉

Ta-ta, lovelies! 😉 (Where did that come from? XD)

*Sunny

What I’ve Been Up To Lately #3!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the 25 Songs of Christmas…I know I am! 😉 I’ve been having internet problems lately, which is why today’s song hasn’t been posted yet. 😉 Don’t worry though—it should be up later today! 😀

Anyway….I thought we’d take a little bit of break from that so I could post about what’s been going on in my life lately!

Reading: Lately I have been reading Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery. I read Anne of Green Gables a few months ago and loved it, and for my birthday I got the second book. 🙂 I haven’t finished the book yet, but am more than halfway through, and it is so good!
Also, for this quarter in school, I’m reading Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read! We’ve had copies of it in our house for years, but I’ve only just flipped through it until now. We’re almost finished the first part, and I’m looking forward to reading part two! 😀

Listening To: Last night my family went to the library (which was REALLY fun!), and I got two CDs: WOW Hits 2012 (which I had a heck of a time trying to find, by the way 😉 ), and the soundtrack to the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. We already have an American version of it at home, but this one was a “London Palladium Cast” version (don’t know what that means…). My mom thought that maybe it was the version she’d had as a girl (it wasn’t), so I told her, “I’ll check it out for you!”. We listened to it on the way home last night and it was awesome! I listened to more of it while I cleaned this morning. 😉
We’re in the middle of a SUPER warm snap (I’m talking seventy degrees!), so right now, I’m sitting on our back porch in my beanbag chair and listening to WOW Hits on my CD player, which I’ve brought outside with me (along with Joseph, of course!). The song on right now is Starry Night by Chris August. 🙂

Writing: Well, right now I’m working on a story involving the beach. 😉 That’s all I’m going to say for now. 🙂 I’m planning to maybe post it on here after Dare To Be Different is done. (I’m hoping to get that up within the next few weeks, but we’ll see.)

Other Stuff: Last weekend, my family went to my cousin’s school to see their production of the musical Annie. It was SO good. Plus, my talented cousin, who’s in eighth grade, played Daddy Warbucks (*SPOILER*: He’s the rich guy who eventually adopts Annie, who’s an orphan). 😉 He was absolutely amazing! I was really proud of him. 🙂 Afterwards we went out with my cousins’ family and my cousin’s friend to Applebee’s for dinner. Let me just say, they have the best chicken tenders ever! 😉

Over Thanksgiving weekend, my family put up our Christmas tree and all the Christmas decorations. And I’ll just get this out of the way and say that yes, we have a fake tree. Always have and always will. 😉 Personally I think it’s easier to have a fake tree because the needles don’t get in the carpet. Plus, if you have a fake tree, you can put it up earlier than you could with a real one.

Well, guess that’s it for now! Hope you all have a great rest of your day! 🙂

*Sunny

Long Time, No Post (What I’ve Been Up To Lately #2)

Hi everybody! I can’t believe it’s been TEN DAYS since I last posted! I’m super sorry about that, I really didn’t mean for there to be such a large gap between posts. It’s just that last week was a pretty busy week for me. I don’t have a lot of stuff coming up in the next few weeks, so you can expect more frequent posts for a while.

I thought I’d take this time to fill you all in on what I’ve been up to lately!

Reading-I’m currently re-reading Anne of Green Gables for school, and I am really enjoying it! It’s such a terrific book. Anne is always so optimistic and positive!

Listening To-Christmas music! I know, I’m crazy. I’m absolutely NOT ready for Christmas yet, but I will say that it’s fun to listen to Christmas music on your back porch when it’s warm outside. 🙂

Writing-Nothing new at the moment…. 😛

Watching-The Waltons! I love that show, and lately I’ve really been getting into it.  I’ve gotten some DVDs of the episodes out of the library within the last month, and I’ve really been enjoying watching them. 🙂

Other-It’s been sooo cloudy this whole week. We’ve gotten some sunny breaks, but for the most part it’s been cloudy, cloudy, and more cloudy. We’ve also gotten some rain, but not very much.
I’ve been working hard lately to improve my drawing skills. Over the summer I figured out how to draw people from a side view, and today I taught myself how to make people look down in my drawings! I just kind of play around with the pencil and try to figure stuff out. It’s very fun. 🙂
Oh yeah, and yesterday I went to my library to help set up for a book sale they’re holding soon. There were supposed to be some other kids there too, but they didn’t show up. So I was the only “young volunteer” there…working with a bunch of grownups!!! It was a neat experience, but I felt weird being the only kid there. 😛

Well, I guess that’s it for now! I’ll see you all soon. 🙂

*Sunny