Oct 7, 2010

Just Living~Fiesta De Octobre Week #1

Miss Jo March is hosting a Fiesta at Scraps from My Workbasket, and ya'll are invited!

Fiesta #1 (which is one of the MANY fiestas this month) requires you to fill out a "tag" called Just Living:

{1} What time do you wake up each morning? Usually at 7:30 A.M. for school, but if we are not going anywhere in particular that day, Mother lets me sleep until 8:00. Why? Because of school!:)
{2} You've just woken up, and you're thirsty. You fix yourself a glass of....orange juice to swallow my vitamin and probiotics. I can absolutely NOT handle my vitamins without orange juice. (Our family goes through {or can go though} a carton of orange juice within days:) I have been of late making myself a cup of black tea (trying out the different ones anyhow because I am running low on vanilla:)

{3} Where do you go to school? Hehehe, as most of you know...I'm HOMESCHOOLED!!! And loving it. What do you like/dislike about it? I love that I am able to stay home and not be affected by some of the bad things of public school like peer pressure and worldly teachings. I love going to school in my pj's, and eating breakfast during my morning lessons. I like that I am able to stay home with Mother as well. However, I suppose I do not like A Beka curriculum because their grading can be very strict. I could miss a question on a quiz and receive a 90%; that's ten points off one question!

{4} How many siblings do you have? One who has never lived with us, is married, and lives with my sweet niece an 1 1/2 hr. away from where we live. What are their names and ages (if you're allowed to share)? My sister's name is Tricia, however, I do not really like to reveal her age:)
{5} What is your favorite game to play with your family? Apples to Apples, Phase Ten, and a few more. We really do not play that many games...
{6} What's the silliest thing you've ever done with your siblings, cousins or any other family member? Would you do it again if you could? Hmmm....hard to say. My sister and I do not play many games when she stays with us, however I do remember playing hide and seek when I was younger. Again hard to say.:)

{7} What's your favorite game to play with your friends? I LOVE playing Nancy Drew computer games with my friend, especially during the night at sleepovers since we get really spooked then;) I like playing catch and flashlight tag as well.

{8} If you could meet one person in the whole wide world (who's currently alive), who would it be? Why would you want to meet that person? What would you say to them? Could they be fictional? If they could, I would absolutely LOVE to meet either Miss Emma Woodhouse or Lillian Haswell from The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen. If they were not fictional I would love to meet...The Duggars!!!!:) They are such an inspiration, and I would absolutely LOVE to meet them someday!
{9} If you could meet one person in the whole wide world (from the past), who would it be? Why would you want to meet that person? What would you say to them? Someone in the past...hmm...Probably, Jane Austen? I don't know...her life seemed so dull compared to her novels!:) How about...Ruth or Esther?

{10} What is your favorite way to worship God? Singing, dancing, playing an instrument, praying, fasting? Singing and playing an instrument.
{11} "God cares about the little things of life." Do you agree? Can you give specific examples of ways that God has shown Himself in the little things of your life? Yes, I absolutely agree! One time, my dentist prescribed a special type of toothpaste to help protect me from cavities. Mother went to Walmart and picked up the prescription. She said, "You know what's amazing?" I said, "What?"
"Your prescription was $25 dollars, and daddy's paycheck was a little extra, but guess what? It was exactly $25 dollars extra!!!"

Another example is when my rabbit ran away. God brought him back!:)
{12} Is there a particular Bible verse that has stood out to you recently? Which verse and why? Rejoice in the Lord always. I know, it's depressing to listen to the radio or the news, and I know things are tight for some people right now, but if we Rejoice in the Lord and be faithful unto Him, he will provide!

{13} Your parents are out for the day, leaving you home alone (with your siblings). Then, your grandmother from out of state calls and says she'll be there in fifteen minutes. (She wasn't supposed to come until tomorrow) What do you do?

Well, that would be awesome to have a grandmother in the first place! Okay, I'm going to have a calm situation and a chaotic situation.
~Practical Explanation ~
I would (if I had siblings) round them all up in the living area, and tell them that grandmother was coming to town within the half hour. We would spruce the house up a bit (my mom would have the house pretty much cleaned all ready:), and then I would call my mom telling her, grandmother just called and said she was coming in fifteen minutes. My siblings and I would set the table with flowers, dress in our relatively good clothes, oh, and is there anything else? I suppose pop the scones in the oven, set the kettle on the stove, and prepare for tea!:D

~Panicky Situation~
"Okay, grandmother, I am so glad that you are coming! Can't wait to see you! Bye!" *Set the phone down* "Everybody, come quick!!!! Grandmother is coming in 15 min, and we need to get this house cleaned!" George comes running down the stairs with mud on his face, Noel can't find her stockings or shoes, Lizzy is finishing up a test, my sewing stuff is cluttered throughout the house, oh, and what's that?! "George, did you and your friend hid my needles again?!!" There are dishes to be cleaned, the floors are a mess, my dress needs to be pressed, my hair must be a disaster, the neighbor rang the doorbell wondering if they could have some eggs, the chickens escaped their pen, the dog is chasing the cat who is chasing after the chickens, the chickens are going haywire, the phone rings, oh, and what's that now? A SPECK OF DUST!!!! STOP!!!! We hear grandmother's car pulling up in the driveway, and everybody who was screaming and jumping and crying, stops when they hear footsteps....

Okay, that would totally NOT happen for many reasons!:)

{14} Have you ever traveled out of country? Why did you go? Um, I suppose Mexico counts. We only went to the border while visiting San Diego.

{15} What sport do you play and what do you enjoy about it? I used to play basketball, but have now stopped. I swim a lot in the summer, though.

{16} Do you like cats or dogs better? If neither, specify: Hmm...I love dogs because they give you affection whereas cats could care less if you don't have food; however dogs are so high maintenance. Cats are sweet and cute, but do not really give you a lot of affection; however, they are low maintenance.

{17} Country or city? Country!!! Except, I do like visiting the city sometimes.
{18} Cowboy hat or prairie bonnet? Wait, is this one of those questions that whichever one you choose would reflect your personality? *Crickets in the background* Okay, prairie bonnet.
{19} Flipflops or tennis shoes? Flip flops!

{20} Do you like Jo's blog? Yeah, I'm new to it, but yes, I like it!:)


  1. Dearest Grace
    You should make that panicky situation into a story.=) Great answers!!!!!;)

  2. My sympathy! I was an a beka child as well. But if you want an over the top math and science curriculum a becka is the only way to go!