I’ve missed everyone!
I’m back from my blogging break and ready to go! Tomorrow I will get back to reviewing books. I’ve read some great ones over my break and can’t wait to tell you about them!
But first – some silliness!
The picture is for Mrs. RoZo (Julie Rowan-Zoch at julierowanzoch.wordpress.com). When I told her I had an Einstein wig, she wanted pictures. I thought I lost the mustache, but then found it with the lab coat. I tried to smile but every time I did, the mustache fell off!
How was your holiday break?
I had a great time (even though my parents made me stay off the computer for about a whole week, but I had lots of fun anyway ). I got some great things for Christmas: A wonderful mug with two of my favorite things (besides raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, warm woolen mittens, and brown paper packages tied up with string) on it – Doctor Who (the person who said the quote) and books (the subject of said quote):
A cool light switch cover! It totally shows my geekiness, but WHO CARES??? It’s my room after all!
I really love this home-made Snowglobe Josie made for me. She used Legos, some glitter and a mason jar. Isn’t it great?!?
And I really love my bookshelves. My dad and I built them over Christmas break. I filled them up on the day we got them done. Now my bedroom feels like home!
I am wearing a very cool t-shirt I got for my birthday -
I made Josie some really cool home-made fairy wings for a Christmas present. Here she is, modeling them.
The Gathering Books Blog had a feature about Fairies a while back and Fats Suela posted the instructions for making the fairy wings. When I saw it, I knew I wanted to make them for Josie. I was happy Josie liked them so much. I told Ms. Suela I’d post pictures of them when Josie opened them… so here they are! You can see the post that has the video on how to make them HERE.
One really cool thing our family did for the season is that my family helped out at Toys for Tots in our county. I never knew what happened to all the toys that get donated and now I do. We helped a great Marine named George who danced with the Princess of Denmark when he was stationed there (George had a ton of great stories). George had to fill orders for 600 kids from our county and he needed a lot of help. I couldn’t believe how much work there was to do. Our job was to get a description of a kid (like boy – 8 years old – likes Star Wars and comics) and try to match toys to the kid. The room we were in had toys all over and we had to search through everything to find things that we thought the kids would like. I tried to do the best I could. I was kind of sad because so many kids were asking for bikes and George literally had one bike in his donation pile. It made me think how lucky I am to have a bike. Mostly we were able to get the things kids asked for and that made me feel great. We helped George out for 2 nights (about 5 hours each night). It was hard work, but I hope we get to do it next year too.
I didn’t make any “resolutions.” Did you?
Check out my Books I read HERE. I started counting them March 7, 2013. I ended up with 276 books in 2013. I have 6 read for January 2014 so far.
How have you been?