Friday, March 28, 2008

dont click here

I mean here, don't click here.

Well, here is your one more blog post so you don't have to look at ping pong eyes any more.

I was putting my dog away tonight and she only has the chain to use as a leash. I absently wrapped this chain around my bear hand and then my dog suddenly decided to run causing the chain to tighten quite rapidly and then be pulled of my hand ripping my finger open in the process. I all ready know that was stupid so don't tell me it was, someday I will learn as I have done this before.

Then I went and got some granola in a cup and pulled the first spoon out of the drawer, walked over to my chair in the living room, got my laptop all turned on and everything and then picked up my cereal and spoon, and then I realized it was a baby spoon.

You know the best way to cut dog's nails? Give them a human cookie and then sit on them and work very fast, I know from experience that if you don't work fast then the dog is liable to dump you on the ground and then lick your face. Puppy is really good at that and the problem is that she has never brushed her teeth in her life unless you count trying to eat the toothpaste tube when she was younger and still lived in the house. And also her nails are really gross, which would explain why I was really annoyed when I found out this the next morning.

Yesterday morning I came out tho get breakfast and I picked up the milk pitcher and noticed that it looked like the milk bag had been bitten open again. So I set the milk down and said (looking at Elijah) "who cut the milk bag?" And of course a very sheepish looking Elijah admitted that he did, so I asked him how he had opened it and he held up the dog's nail clippers. "But I washed them. . ."

Timothy and Samuel came home today! Of course I claimed the baby since I hadn't held him for a while and I love holding babies. I had him on my lap and it was so fun to watch him make funny faces and stretch. Timmy came over then and was pointing (I mean poking) out all of Samuel's body parts. "dere hi leg Rarah, dere hi eye, where hi toe Rarah? Hehehehe I poke Yamuel hehehehehe" I told him to stop poking Samuel because he was going to hurt him so Timmy really poked Samuel (in the stomach this time, not his eye) and then looked at me like "what are going to do now?" So I got mother involved and that solved the problem.

On the way home from youth group Chelsea, Kaitlyn, Abby, Elizabeth and I (my dad joined in a bit to) sang Bob the Builder. I can just see you guys shaking your head and wondering where this world is coming to, well not quite, but since when does my dad sing Bob the Builder? But we had fun even though nobody could remember how the words went and we all messed up. I find that when you act crazy and childish every once in a while then a lot of tension and frustration kinda melts a way, temporarily though. It all comes back as soon as you stop singing but for those few moments it was good to be silly. I think I may get the same results, but permanent this time if I spend some time with the Lord in prayer. I always remember what Marcel Longchamps said in his message one time, the "I just want to be with you papa" part has stuck with me ever since then. I think I may have pretty much forgotten the rest of his message but I remember that part and that I don't always need to be bringing all the "I wants" but just sit and be with Him. You know, be quiet and listen.

I think that will be all for tonight, for some odd reason I am tired and I have some stuff I want to do on the internet before I fall asleep.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Once a hunter met a lion near the hungry critter's lair, and the way that lion mauled him was decidedly unfair; but the hunter never whimpered when the surgeons, with their thread, sewed up forty-seven gashes in his mutilated head; and he showed the scars in triumph, and they gave him pleasant fame, and he always blessed the lion that had camped upon his frame. Once that hunter, absent minded, sat upon a hill of ants, and about a million bit him, and you should have seen him dance! And he used up lots of language of a deep magenta tint, and apostrophized the insects in a style unfit to print. And it's thus with worldly trouble; when the big ones come along, we serenely go to meet them, feeling valiant, bold and strong, but the weary little worries with their poisoned stings and smarts, put the lid upon our courage, make us gray, and break our hearts.

mother goose

I got to see Timmy today, he looked pretty cute with his yellow striped pajamas. My dad had some money and the newspaper to give to Josiah, so he sent Elijah up to give it to him. It doesn't take very long to get on the elevator, go up to the sixth floor and to Timmy's room but for some reason Elijah was taking a while so dad sent me in to get him. I have been in the hospital before so I knew where I was going; so I got up to Tim's room and nobody was there. I was about to leave when the nurse came in and asked me to wait because she had to do his treatment and Tim is scared of this nurse. I guess she had to suck his nose out and he didn't like it, so about then Josiah came in and I left right away because I had to go to Wally World and get the prescriptions done. So I got on the elevator and when I get down to the first floor I had (sarcasm) to go out the wrong side, onto the emergency side. I have been on that side before but not in that hall so I was a little lost until the nurse told me where to go. Once I finally get outside I found Elijah and he told me he had taken so long because he had accidentally gone on the service elevator and had been taken down to the basement. Hospitals are confusing when you are not used to them. Samuel is going to the pediatrician tomorrow because he cant keep his proper temperature, so pray for him.

Elijah picked his frames out and he looks pretty good in them, they are dark blue and square. I tried to get him to get the brownish/pinkish ones with sequins but he didn't, so I finally convinced him that the blue ones looked good, he is against glasses completely.

I told Sarah I would go up to her house today, but since I had to go to town and this is Wednesday I'm not sure how that would work. I need to make supper now anyways, we are having KD.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

uncartoonified creatures

These pictures will either make you laugh, creep you out or make you say "sure, ok whatever". I got them here.

Monday, March 24, 2008


This has been a very lazy day. I really need to get my school done but since I couldn't find my history book (everybody likes to read it but nobody likes to put it back) I suddenly didn't feel like doing anything so I studied my Drivers Handbook for a while.

Last night when I was putting Puppy away, I heard this noise in the back yard that sounded like a heavy animal. The snow is really hard and icy so it takes something heavy to break through it, so I am guessing it was heavy. Anyways, Puppy got really mad. Her hair was all raised up on her back and she was growling and barking and would've gone over to whatever it was but she was on a leash so she couldn't. But that really made me nervous, Puppy and I often hear things walking around back there in the dark but she has normally only barked a friendly bark, but this time it was more like I wanna kill you bark. So I put her away pretty fast and then went in, next time I will take a flashlight and see what ever it is if it comes back. After I get done here I am going to look at the footprints.

Celine came today to do a check up on Samuel, and to poke his heel to get blood. If you go here, then you can see a picture of a baby getting poked, he wont be asleep for long; those circles all have to be filled with blood. I hate it when she does that, they have this little piece of metal with a really sharp point that they poke into the baby's heel and then they squeeze the blood out to put on these circles to test for diseases. I guess Samuel is doing pretty well except that his temperature is low so he is wrapped up in sleepers and blankets and hat and heating pad.

Nothing new, but my room was a mess. Something new, I didn't clean it up, my sisters did.

And about that KJ-52 guy, I should say as far as I know he is Christian, I haven't found anything to prove otherwise. And Joseph, considering that you don't like rap or fake Christian music then perhaps I shouldn't have brought that up.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Ten (and the tenth baby)

So Samuel was born about 8:20 tonight. I will put pictures up as soon as I can. I cant wait to hold him:)

Thats all for right now, I will write more later.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

arrg. . .

I was going to start a post, but my dear neighbor came over so I will write this later.

I just put Puppy away and in doing that completely forgot what I was going to write about tonight. Well, except that I cant figure out how Elijah and Joseph couldn't figure my password out. And the picture Nate took of me at snow camp that is of half my face and a finger, the wrong finger. Anyways, it was not intentional, but I do wish I didn't have so many pictures taken of me. . .

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I just came in from taking Puppy for her nightly puddle jump and in case nobody noticed, it's raining. Our entire yard will quickly turn into a shallow pond in a few weeks, and I hope by then the camera will be fixed so that I can take pictures. The bad thing about all the water is that it is the greatest breeding ground for those mosquitoes that start coming in spring. We have been able to go out to the ditch or to the puddle in the front yard and gather mosquitoes larvae to feed the fish, there are millions of them. I just hate protected wet lands.

As soon as I got up this morning I knew it would be a busy day. For one thing its Wednesday and that means prayer meeting, and then my parents left and then Josiah left. So it was Elijah and me (me and Elijah?) taking care of five kids (of the human sort). Elijah made cornmeal mush for breakfast and since it was lumpy I opted out and decided to have my devotions in peace and quiet, which rarely happens. I really needed that today because certain of my siblings were rather trying and I was tempted to lash out at them. So after that I had to figure out who was doing breakfast cleanup, and since Mom was gone that meant the one of the boys or me had to fill in. Ok, I washed dishes yesterday for lunch and Abby hadn't washed dishes for a while so I asked Abby to wash dishes. But no she was adamantly refusing to wash the dishes so I said to do the table, but no she didn't want to do that either. So I said do the table or do washing and she said she would do the table, Lizzie would dry and I would wash. I was relieved to have that worked out so I went to put a load of laundry in when I see John not getting dressed and Tim walking around with a sagging diaper. Man, where are those "responsible" boys? One is using the computer and one reading a book under the disguise of doing the recyclables. So I tell John to go to the bathroom and get dressed and tell Ben to get Tim dressed and then take the garbage out, but Ben has to come up with all sorts of reasons why he shouldn't have to get Tim dressed and bla bla bla. I finally get the laundry going and then I get a shower. Then I see Lizzie doing the table and Abby standing on my football listen to her tape in my room. So I ask Abby what she is doing and all I get is a shrug of the shoulders and then I ask about the table and she tells me that she wanted to do drying so they traded. So I have a long discussion with Elizabeth on how she is able to empty the big pot out and that I don't want any messes made on purpose just to prove that she cant empty the pot out and if there is a mess then she sits on a chair for five minutes. Then I start lunch, cut Tim and Abby's hair, have John sit on a chair for hitting, pushing and spitting, try to talk to the midwife person while Tim and John are hanging on my legs (I thought I told John to sit) while Abby is driving her remote control ATV and while I am trying sweep cornmeal mush globs of the floor, all at the same time. Nobody tell me I am not good at multi tasking. Pretty soon after that my parents came home so things returned to normal, whatever that is and we had lunch. And then I took a big breather and the started supper (have you noticed, I forgot about the laundry) and then came to church.

Elijah popped a water balloon all over my laptop so I had fun taking it apart and drying it out. If anybody takes a keyboard off a laptop, try to remember the screw in the back that holds it down in the middle, it's very important to remove it before you try to take the keyboard off. I figured out how to put the keys back on, but it's to late for the x key, thats already broken beyond fixing. But at least I was able to fix the space bar and one of the arrow keys. I am tired so goodnight.

Monday, March 17, 2008


Today has been busy, I cleaned my room again. Actually I think I am always cleaning my room and it is never clean, always a work in progress. In this latest cleaning I did accomplish a few things, my desk has been cleaned off so that now my laptop has a place to be instead of precariously set on some books or the fish tank. I found that missing cup of milk from lunch, I found some long lost school books and my calculator and my knife. I was going through my desk drawer and I found the DVD's and CD from Aunt Gaye-Lynn's home going and the interview she had before she died. I think I will watch them because I cant exactly remember what she looks like, I get a hazy fuzz when I try to remember her face and I just want to watch them again. I swept and vacuumed the floor as well and wow, the pile of dirt I got was amazing. My sisters tell me that they swept but I am not sure how thoroughly they did that. After I cleaned a bunch I slept for a few hours because I have this cold and my nose is plugged up and I am really tired and worn out. And than we all went to Pizza Hut for supper and I had about five pieces of pizza plus salad and bread and dessert, I was so full I couldn't finish my root beer. While we were there a older lady came up to us and said how her mother had ten kids and that her mother is 90 something and "alive and kicking" and that we were so lucky to have such a big family. She kept saying how lucky we are and I was wishing my dad would say something like he normally does about how that it is the Lord not luck but he didn't. And then there was this guy who apparently had two boys who kept staring at use with wide eyes and that always makes Elijah and I laugh. We were tempted to wave at him but we didn't. Then we went to Value Village and I got some shirts and sweaters and the kids got toys. Toys, thats all we need more of, toys toys toys. I helped Abby find two skirts and that was fun, there are the most stupid skirts out there that cover almost nothing and they are tight and made just to attract the wrong kind of guy. Seriously, girls dress like, I don't like to use this word, but like a slut. Elijah told me once that he has a lot of respect for girls who dress modestly and that he feels embarrassed when girls don't dress modestly and he, for some reason, has to be around them or see them.

I love reading poetry, especially Walt Whitman and Edger Allen Poe. Those two poets are completely different but somehow remotely similar. The next time I go to the library I am going to get some poetry books by poets that I have never heard of before and that are really hard to read. Then I am going to read them out loud and hopefully that will help expand my vocabulary while at the same time help me to get over not being able to say certain words. I don't know why, but there are a few words that I just can't say. I try to say them but it comes out all wrong and really funny sounding and its rather annoying. Right now I am going through the big book we have called Favorite Poems: Old and New which is just a collection of different poems put together into categories. And Josiah bought me a book about spelling a few days ago, which was kinda funny but the book is interesting. I guess now I can't ask Josiah or my mom to help me spell because they will expect me to figure it out, I'll just have to rely on Caleb. There have been a few time when I have been IM with Caleb when I was writing a post or email and I have asked him how to spell a word or two. But now that he has read this he may not help me anymore.

I was supposed to cut my mom's hair today but I guess we forgot. Or else it got late and there wasn't any time to, and it is late. We have skating tomorrow if the majority of use can pass health examinations so I will be going to bed now. Sorry about not posting for awhile, and not very much. I just haven't felt like it for awhile, but now I hope I will get back at it.

Friday, March 14, 2008


I hope this post makes sense because I am really brain dead, I mean majorly (how ever you spell that word) dead. My headache has increased from Grand Canyon size to the size of Mars, but I really don't like complaining so I'll stop.

Snow camp was really good. I think I have used the word really too much in this post. The messages were good, and the Lord has convicted me of a few things this week and the singing was good even though my voice was being difficult and the fellowship with everybody was good. I think my vocabulary is rather limited right now because I can only think of good to describe everything.

Most likely I will feel better tomorrow and then I will write more and put some pictures up. Now I am going to bed so goodnight.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

shelby AC cobra

After church we went over to walmart and I happened to have 35 cents in the van so I got a drink, but no name root beer taste really gross after drinking good stuff all week. Yesterday was our family night, meaning we all do something together. Well, we played Pictionary and it was boys against girls and we girls won of course. But I was a little bored waiting for our turn so I started drawing and it seems that when I am not trying to draw anything that I actually draw something nice. I have been trying for ever and nine years to draw a knight that would impress Elijah and I finally succeeded, in my personal opinion it needs help but Elijah liked it, so the picture is glued to my bedroom wall for him to look at.

I cant think of much to write so this is it. Pray for my dad, he isn't feeling well and he has a small temperature, also Abby was saying her throat was filled up a bit. Just what we need is people sick, not.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

create post

I haven't written for awhile because I have been busy, busy doing school and dog and nothing. So since I haven't written in awhile this may be a long post.

Yesterday we were up in Ottawa fellowshipping and playing hockey, which reminds me that I need to get a new stick, one that is not too short for me. Hockey was fun but for some reason my upper shoulder and abdominal muscles were so sore, and my knee. My dear sweet brother (being egged on by Mr. Peachman) hooked me and that hurt, but thats part of skating. I got a football from my parents and I cant wait until summer and then Elijah (and whoever else) can throw it back and forward to each other, and teach him how to throw so that Jeff doesn't tell him he throws like a girl. And I got root beer (there are only three cans left by the way) of course I had gave some to Anna, Sarah and Chelsea Friday night because they were telling me I was being mean and two of them were on the verge of tears if I didn't. Man, people are so strange sometimes, next time when they turn on the tears I wont listen.

The fan on my laptop makes this weird noise sometimes, like its hitting something. It sounds like a high pitched version of someone hitting the ceiling fan with the broom handle while the fan is still running. Right now I am going through all my songs and deleting some; sorry Chelsea but some of those High School Musical ones you put on are a bit boring, and I am leaving the Bob the Builder theme song on.

Snow camp is so soon, I am excited and sorta nervous. I mean, David Bane is used of God so much and I don't know, I'm a little bit jittery or something. It took me like five minutes to write just that sentence so you guys better understand what I mean. I know we will have fun sledding and skating and everything but I hope this year we will spend more time in prayer an stuff, I would like to be "pushed over the top" so that I would be completely sold out for God and serve Him only. And maybe this year the Lord will save my younger brothers and my friends, I have been praying for them for so long and I will keep praying until they are saved.

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Thats my memory verse for this week. Mrs Underwood and I were talking about words this morning and we both came to the conclusion that we need to do more praising to her children and my siblings, especially Abby. I know Abby reads my blog, so Abby I am sorry for tearing you down a lot, you mean more to me than I let on, and really treat you like a pain a good percent of the time and thats wrong. And just to tell you, when you do get your room clean, it is really clean and I really like it, so please keep the Miss Perfect signs off my bed, ok.

My dog exploded in her cage so I had a extremely smelly mess to clean up. I can normally handle strong odors since I have experience cleaning up rabbit, guinea pig and hamster cages and cleaning chicken coops (barefoot to, by the way) and cleaning maggot filled compost bins out and kitty liter pans and diapers and sweaty rooms that smell like moist dirty socks, dog and mold and Nate's room. But that dog poop smell mixed with dog smell mixed with the chopped up stillborn calf that the dogs eat made my stomach want to empty right there. Nd my dog is shedding like crazy! Anybody who pets her, be warned because you will get covered in hair and my dog isn't the cleanest dog in the world. I need to get her a brush so that she doesn't look so ragged and so the shedding doesn't take so long.

I am going to bed now, I am going to try to go to bed earlier then normal for awhile so that maybe I will start to be able to sleep at night and be awake more in the day.