Saturday, November 28, 2009

No Sewing Machine for Me

A few weeks ago, my grandma thought I should get my sewing machine repaired. The bottom of it wouldn't "catch" the thread, and so it would only half-stitch the fabric. Because of this, the thread from the top would also get clogged up at the bottom. Unfortunately, we could find no one to fix it. Now it has been relegated to the garage. I should have searched for a new sewing machine yesterday, but we ran out of time, and I don't think I should get one as an impulse buy. Boo. I will be looking for one now, as possibly a Christmas present? Any suggestions?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sales Are Not Good For Your Wallet

Black Friday...such an ominous name, but such a strong attraction it holds...Tomorrow, when I should be doing my projects for school, my mother will be most likely be sailing through sales at Walmart. I might follow later, because I need a coat(or ski jacket) and a top for our school's trip this winter. Even if merchandise is marked down as "sale" most of the time they are still expensive when added up.

This Thanksgiving I was truly worried about a family member. The appointment is scheduled for the eighth of December, and we are waiting for the test results, but meanwhile his health is deteriorating. Thankfully, my parents say it is not critical, but this in between stage is the worst, when you are waiting, but now is not serious enough to be sent to the emergency room. I worry for what is to happen, because he will need surgery. I hope for a brighter day soon.

Giving thanks

For the world we live in.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Rain

Language is really such a variable subject. Sometimes, gym class is physical education, "pro" and "skills", trousers are pants( but there are still trousers here), fashionista and reccesionista are mainstream now(my Language Arts teacher wouldn't probably approve, and who says that in real life?!), but I digress. My chosen word of the day is nascent.

Today, the weather forecast said it was to be rainy. I hoped that it would rain during physical education, because, really, who wants to run on a Friday? P.E. class came, and it was sunny here and warm. I remember thinking with vengeance, "The weather forecast lied!" Of course, we had to run a mile (not ameliorated by the nice name the teacher gave it). About two thirds of the way through, it started sprinkling. Then the wind picked up. After P.E., it started alternating between raining and drizzling throughout out classes. What a glorious day.

It might be nice to take photos of the rain, but our camera is severely lacking the thing known as quality. Here are things that remind me of today's rain:

Spring Rain. Aventurine and Freshwater Pearl Bracelet by DesignByMagriet

Sun Moon Stars Rain - embellished mixed media print on chipboard by mizkatie

Cloudy Day - hand painted silk crepe de chine luxury scarf by MuseSilkPaintings

Pretty, but the bracelet and the scarf are unaffordable. I need a silk scarf, too. However, this is why you go to flea markets.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

In a time when the world is never all still, and holidays' are for stores to make money off of, it's good to remember the reason why we have these holidays. November 11 marked the official end of World War I, in 1918, at 11 in the morning. At that time, it was called" the war to end all wars" and the"Great war". Unfortunately, it was not, but it marked a great loss of lives for soldiers and civilians. Take only a second, if you will, to remember their lives, and what they have done. The past isn't just the past, but can be part of the present, and can shape the future, too.