Friday, December 16, 2016

Hello Everyone!

  Hey guys!  I know it has been a while since I last posted.  Life has been a bit crazy.  Okay, life is always crazy, but crazier then normal!  So here is a small update.

  I didn't finish NaNo.  I was sick the first week (I had around 4,000 words) and I wasn't able to write for a few days, then I had to help Mum prepare for a craft, and that set me back even further.  But NaNo at least gave me the motivation to write the story.  I now have close to 17,000 words done. 

  Over the last little while (being all of November and what has currently passed of December) I have re-watch The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, I've seen a few more episodes of Leverage, some Star Trek: The Original Series.  We like to watch something as a family on Thanksgiving Day and this year we watched the ST: TOS episode, The Trouble With Tribbles.  It is a lot of fun.  Melody and I also finished watching the kdrama Full House Take 2.  I loved the way that one ended!  And I've been watching Christmas music of course.  Melody doesn't like most Christmas chick-flicks, but I made her sit down and watch White Christmas with me.  Now she is going to make me watch a Bollywood movie that I don't find very interesting.  See, I told her that she had to watch White Christmas and then I would watch something of her choice that I didn't particularly like.  I've also watched a few episodes of a BBC kids series, Chuggington and Irish Netflix Original series, Puffin Rock with my little siblings.  Both are adorable shows.

  Christmas music of course!  Celtic Thunder, Celtic Woman, Oonagh, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kutless, Third Day, Blackmore's Night, Mandisa, Mark Schultz, Amy Grant, Downhere and a whole bunch more!!  Also, Melody has introduced the family to a Swedish power metal band called Sabaton.  I really like there music.  Their songs are about different battles (from the Scottish Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 to World War II battles).  The below songs are a few of my favorites.

  No Bullets Fly: The story of German pilot Franz Stigler who, instead of shooting down a crippled B-17, escorted it back to safe territory.  After the war, the B-17's pilot, Charlie Brown, got in touch with Stigler, and the two were close friends until their deaths in 2008.

  Night Witches: About the female Russian fighter pilots of World War II.  They were amazing.

  Scarfs, mitts afghans.  That sort of thing.

  And we have gotten quite a bit of snow....but it keeps melting!  Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, because then it is going slowly into the ground, but it is kinda disappointing when you want heaps of snow!!


  1. I recently re-watched The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe, too! I forgot what a fantastic movie it is! :)


    1. I know!! They make such a great little family!! And I ADORE Tumnus and Lucy!! James McAvoy made a wonderful Tumnus.

  2. Yessss heaps of snow are the best. AND STAR TREK TOS IS GREAT. (I like it better than Next Generation, not gonna lie.)

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. I haven't watched enough (I've seen little bits of every series) to know which series is my favorite.

  3. Looks like fun! I've been listening to a lot of Celtic Woman and Oonagh recently too. :)

  4. Life is always busy for great people ;) We have sooooooooooooo much snow right now ;/

    1. Well all of ours melted!! Stop stealing my snow girl!!

    2. You are welcome to come visit and take it home with you ;)

  5. Lovely new look, Erudessa! (Is it new? Probably isn't, I just haven't been over in so long, for which I'm sorry!)

    Do you know if our wonderful Mistle-Tones has returned to Netflix yet? Because if it is WE SHOULD WORK SOMETHING OUT, if you know what I mean ;)

    Leveraaaaaggggge…I just read a post about Leverage that made me really really happy:

    How is your niece? How are you? Merry Christmas, friend!!

    1. Thanks!! I think I've had it for a few months!! ;) I haven't been on here as often as I should! And I hate the new Blogger dashboard!!

      It hasn't!!! I'm sooooooooo sad!!!! The only place I could find it was purchasable on iTunes for $6.00 Yeah we REALLY NEED TO WORK SOMETHING OUT!!! Oh!! And Man From Snowy River just came back to Netflix!! Gaaaaaaa!!!!! If we can't get Mistle-tones! maybe we can do one of the other amazing Christmas movies that IS up. Like The Christmas Card or Christmas Kiss.

      Yes!! Leverage is sooooo good!! I need to watch more. I just don't really have the time to sit down and watch something. I watched the above mentioned episodes when I was sick. But I did just finish watching Nate in s movie called Last Holiday. It was for Girls Movie Night.

      She is doing well. And so is my nephew. I'm doing all right. Just doing my best to not let life get me down. :) Merry Christmas to you too!!