Lots of DIY, Not Enough Time

Pinterest is something that I can never seem to escape from. If you don’t know, pinterest is a website that you don’t need an account to use. Basically, you can find anything. Do it yourself projects, drawings, beautiful vacation places. Absolutely anything you want, can be found on pinterest. With an account, you can post and repost stuff. You can have many boards and you can follow other people or only certain boards belonging to others. When you post or repost, you choose what board of yours you would like to post it to. Usually when you set a board, they are different categories. You can check out my pinterest page here

I love pinterest. It gives me so many ideas that, if I can possibly find the time, I want to pursue. I am always looking for new jewelry diy’s and things to do with my hair. Pinterest has so many tutorials for both of those. It is also very easy to pin things. You can pin things on pinterest right from a website. Then, whenever someone clicks on the link, it will take them right the site you pinned it from. I love the very clear instructions for everything. Pinterest is a really great community. It is also very safe. There is no personal information and you can repost anything without it being traced back to you. I like it because unlike instagram, I am not posting anything personal about myself.

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Welcome Back

I would like to personally welcome myself back into the blogging world. School is not something that I am loving currently. It has been so busy, plus, I have volleyball three times a week, dance twice a week and youth group. I am also a teacher at my temple on Sundays. So there is my life for you. I am going to start having more of a direction for my posts.  I am going to give my sincere apologies in advance for my lack of posts to come in the future. It seems that I can barely get any free time. So for my question of the post, favorite song or genre? Mine would have to be classic rock and current k104.7. Do you have that radio station where you live? k104.7 is a pop station that everyone listens to where I live.

Sonnet Poem based of the book Chains

Chains isolate the lives of innocents,

Their silent cries are loud screams for liberty.

The slave owners consist of wickedness.

The British soldiers fight for victory.

 

Do your master well, you will live again.

No one is able to see the cruelty.

Too poor, no food, they are eating horse grain.

Husbands go to fight, it is their duty.

 

Though miserable, slaves still fight the chains.

They fight for freedom, they fight for justice.

Sold, beaten, hurt, hungry, killed, the death flames.

How do they live? How do they stay? Loveless.

 

No one sees no one cares no one is there.

They run they fall they stay and wait for prayer.

 

Chains By Laurie Halse Anderson

In English class, we just finished reading a book called Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson. While reading this book, we have had a few tasks to go along with it. At the beginning of each chapter, there is a quote. We have had to read the quote, talk about what it means and figure out why it was placed at this point in the book. We have had to look for new vocabulary words like wharf, barracks and mewl. There are many deep similes and metaphors in this book too such as, “The thought washed over me like a river, sweeping away the dead bees that had filled my brain pan with confusion.” -page 174, and “Folks said that Hessians were fire breathing monsters who walked about with swords drawn and blood on their chins.”- page 188. We are doing some projects to go along with the reading of Chains as well. We are also doing two large mural paintings. They are going to be of scenes from the book or something to do with the book. We have had several weeks to write, a blogpost, a historical fiction that fits into the story of Chains somehow, (mine was about the main characters life before the story in the book) and write a sonnet poem. Here is my poem:

 

Chains isolate the lives of innocents,

Their silent cries are loud screams for liberty.

The slave owners consist of wickedness.

The British soldiers fight for victory.

 

Do your master well, you will live again.

No one is able to see the cruelty.

Too poor, no food, they are eating horse grain.

Husbands go to fight, it is their duty.

 

Though miserable, slaves still fight the chains.

They fight for freedom, they fight for justice.

Sold, beaten, hurt, hungry, killed, the death flames.

How do they live? How do they stay? Loveless.

 

No one sees no one cares no one is there.

They run they fall they stay and wait for prayer.

Chains is a historical fiction placed in the 1700’s. Isabel is a young slave who lives a good slave life with her mother and sister, learning to read and write. Her mother passes, and then her master, and her and her sister are shipped off from Rhode Island to New York Harbor. There, a husband and wife wait. In the American Revolution, there are loyalists and rebels, and some people like to switch back and forth, to hide the truth. The Lockton’s Isabel’s new “Family” are loyalists, which means they fight with the british crown.

 

Working for the Locktons is not what Isabel thought it would be. She was yelled at all the time. A simple, middle aged, white servant woman named Becky works for the Locktons as well, though she has her own house. Becky teaches Isabel that when she was a slave in Rhode Island, she had it really good. Isabel does secret work with another slave boy in town. Isabel goes through more than can be explained here, but she gets hit, and branded, separated from her sister, and overworked. Read Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson to find out Isabel’s whole story and go on adventures, even learn a little bit about slave life and the Revolution. Also, don’t forget to read the appendix, to learn a bit more.

 

The Busy Life

Ok, so I know it has been several months since I have posted. I have been so busy, this blog is the least of my worries now, but those of you who are still with me, please stick with me a little longer. I have had many projects going on for school not to mention my bat mitzvah in June. Honestly, I have trouble keeping things like this going after a while. This blogpost is just a short and sweet little thing though. I have had science symposium, the school play, my dance recital and so much more. I am going to try really hard to get back on my blogging schedule, but I won’t be doing as many jokes and quotes for now, I just can’t keep up.

Joke Day (sorry it’s late)

Here is last weeks joke: 

What is the longest word in the dictionary?

Smiles, because there is a mile between each ‘s’

 

This weeks joke is: A man leaves home and turns left three times, only to return home facing two men wearing masks. Who are those two men?

comment if you think you know the answer.