Bucket List To Own

Bucket lists are weird. I recently read a book that was about fulfilling a bucket list and that made me think of mine. I don’t have a bucket list in the traditional sense, but I do have a list of things I would like to own before I die. Let me see if I can make this like a tag.

Dream Car

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Photo From Pixabay

As you might be able to tell from the picture above my dream car is a Model T Ford. Souped-up of course.

Dream Residence

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Photo From Pixabay

A Farm. I don’t want pigs, or necessarily ducks and rabbits, but you get the idea. I want it to be big enough for a couple of small crops, some meat, and some pleasure animals (because I don’t want to use horses for much).

Dream Out Building

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Photo From Pixabay

I’d say this is a lovely self-explanatory picture, but what I really want are those super awesome rolling/sliding shelves that some colleges have. I want to be able to lock some books away as not appropriate for young eyes.

Room In The House

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Picture From Pixabay

If my library is in an outbuilding that means I have room in the house for a sewing room. Right? An ancient sewing machine, an outer wall shelf, table, ironing board thing. Windows galore. And on the inner walls cabinets of fabric.

Dream Pet

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Photo From Pixabay

A shire. I want a big horse. A Clydesdale. One of the gentle giants. A draft horse.

I do want to tag a few people to do this.

A Barefoot Gal

Ariana’s Flying Life

Life in Kyoto

Plaid Petticoats

The Purple Skirt Blog

Updates will happen.

NaNoWriMo Update: The Final One

Sorry this didn’t go up yesterday, but I don’t care to write them in advance.

Last week went great, I went from barely keeping up to nearly a day ahead. Honestly it was a bit of a blur to me.

Sunday Raked leaves and wrote.

Monday I don’t remember and wrote

Tuesday Volunteered most of the day and wrote

Wednesday Babysat most of the day and wrote

Thursday Worked at the library in the afternoon and wrote

Friday Cleaned, cooked and wrote

Saturday Rested till dark then wrote.

I am certain that I will finish now, but I want to reward myself with something. Do you have any ideas?

I only did that people would grow tired of me.” Tomsa complained.

“If we don’t go to war, no one will grow tired of you, but even if we do I’m sure that most people will be happy to have you enliven their day. Even Lorta is in a better position to be helpful to the cause than me, everyone will be glad that their children will be educated. I’m just a fisherman as

 

Time To Hurry

This past week I went to visit my oldest brother and his family. Us girls spent most of our time making bridesmaid dresses. S and I did spend part of one morning posing by a waterfall.

I don’t know what I will wear to the wedding. I could borrow something. I could re-wear something. I could make something.

I also need to finish and photograph a shirt for my etsy shop. I have plans for another shirt. It would be fun to get a few 18th century pockets up on etsy.

I am supposed to be taking part of Camp NaNoWriMo.

Of course I also want to read books. Keep my blog going strong. Grow a little on Instagram. Help with the garden. Work on Hebrew, French, Irish, Korean, and Dutch.

Maybe I can finish all that I want to by the end of the month, but maybe it will take to just before the wedding, but I hope I can really get a lot done.

 

 

2018’s Events And 2019’s Hopes

Last New Years, I was coming home from a crazy trip with my family. The weather was miserable.

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January

Got my passport. Got my visa. The car I was driving slid on ice for the first time. (it was barely noticeable) Got passed on a medium Kansas road in the dark while going 60+ MPH! First full month of helping the food pantry every week.

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February

My Second Nephew was born! Celebrated Mom’s B-day my going to see my nephews! Flew in a commercial plane for the first time. Left the continent for the first time. Had a fourteen hour flight. Didn’t get much jet lag. Participated in sports day.

 

March

Spring Break! Visited Red Fort. I joined debate club. I started going to GBS. I used the Metro by myself. Went shopping in a mall for clothes for the first time. (didn’t get anything, but…)

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April

I got to be a terrorist. I jumped out in front of a moving car. Started the Yellow Dress. Visited a button shop. Went to the Middle High school dance. Ran up and down stairs, carrying chairs while wearing high heels for the first time. (the dress was also too long) Made a waist coat with welt pockets. Painted the Anjuli Chicken Butterfly. (famous for no line of symmetry) Talked to my best friend.  Had no internet at the school. Got a new hard drive in my computer. Got ready to move. Went and bought fabric to make a couple of cloaks for a friend by myself.

 

May

Wore the yellow dress. Worked in the library. Saw Infinity War. Finished the cloaks. Caught a cold. Bought fabric. Visited an escape room.

June

Had to leave B behind. Flew by myself for the first time. Had a twenty minute layover. (just enough time to buy and eat lunch) Had a family reunion.Visited with my nephews. Saw my best friend.

July

Had my B-day. Saw my best friend. Started this blog. (First Post Ever)

August

Helped P clean house. Spent time at home without parents. Watched Star Wars for the first time.

September

Yom Teruah. Yom Kippur. Sukkot. I sewed in silk for the first time. Wrote two post about my summer. (Before It Started and The Proper Part)

October

Got a rock stuck in my foot. (it’s still there) Had a photo shoot. Voted for the first time. (Ever)

November

Did NaNoWriMo. Dug Grandpa’s sweet potatoes. Had a super early snow. (It was wonderful) Visited my nephews. Family bought a house.

December

Got a deer. Was frustrated with Blogmas. Caught two colds.

 

What I am Looking Forward To

Actually getting an esty shop started, (I hate paperwork)

Visiting with my nephews

Seeing my best friend

PH’s wedding

Garden

Things I hope will happen

Upgrade our house

Earn enough money to travel

Start Booktube channel

Hiking

 

AND MY GOODREADS STATS

TOTALS

I read 8,570 pages across 25 books Img bookstack 40


A Summer's Lease by Marilyn Sachs

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SHORTEST BOOK
143 pages
A Summer’s Lease
by

Marilyn Sachs
LONGEST BOOK
994 pages
The Wise Man’s Fear
by

Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
AVERAGE LENGTH
342 pages

MOST POPULAR
889,925

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Storied Dishes by Linda Murray Berzok
LEAST POPULAR
34

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MY AVERAGE RATING FOR 2018

3.9
My first review of the year
it was amazing
I loved this book. Having read about Little Lord Fauntleroy from books and stories written around the time it came out I wasn’t certain I would like it, but I do. It has just the right amount of English flippery and American sensibleness.
MY 2018 BOOKS
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
it was amazing
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo
Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy by Jenny Nimmo
The Akhenaten Adventure by P.B. Kerr
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors by Jenny Nimmo
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
it was amazing
A Summer's Lease by Marilyn Sachs
Johnny and the Bomb by Terry Pratchett
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
How to Catch a Russian Spy by Naveed Jamali
Storied Dishes by Linda Murray Berzok
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Wagon Wheel Kitchens by Jacqueline B. Williams
At the Abyss by Thomas Reed
really liked it
The Secret of the Old Mill by Franklin W. Dixon
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Predator's Gold by Philip Reeve
Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve
A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
My last review of the year
really liked it
I have almost nothing to say about this book, it isn’t amazing, but it also isn’t awful.
2018 READING
CHALLENGE
You read 25 out of 12 books.

The Families of Clothes

As I get closer to finally being able to start selling my handmade clothes, I am reminded that A suggested that I have more than just basic descriptions. She suggested that I write about who would wear them and tell stories about their past.

So I’ve been at work coming up with “families” for the different types of clothes. I want to make it so you can tell what it is by its name.

So far I have Princess Shorts.

I also have Sister Skirts.

There will be Everyday Elegance Dresses.

I’m pondering using the phrase “it’s a split” for culottes, split skirts, and pants.

I suppose I could use Basic Blice for the shirts. Sorry for the awful language joke.

And if all else fails Mister E Man’s might work.

All this really says is. My cold is mostly gone, so I don’t feel bad about sewing. Most of the fuss that goes into getting a Etsy account is out of the way. I love backstories and I also enjoy puns.

I’m looking forward to starting the Etsy shop, I will sell only things made from found fabrics on there. I hope to earn at least enough money for my best friend and I to be able to visit Israel.