Oh, Carolina!

By on Sep 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Salut! Comment ça va? Yeah, I’ve been learning French. Along with many other things, because guess what?  In the–has it been two months? I don’t feel like doing math–in the two months since I last wrote, we have *deep breath* visited our (maternal) grandparents and our aunt, finally arrived in CAROLINA, the boys started going to a private school and Mom started teaching at said private school, and I started North Star academy! We stayed in an apartment for a few weeks, and just yesterday moved into this lovely new house, courtesy of the Grays. It’s pretty awesome. Oh, and between our aunt and arrived in CAROLINA, we dropped Olivia off at Asbury University. She also got in a car accident, but she’s alright now. Quoth the fox: Alls well that ends well! Speaking of well: Well, school kinda sucks. French is interesting, physical science is cool, English...

I’m Ali-i-i-i-ive!

By on Jun 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m alive! I’m alive! And I’m dead inside! …I’ve really gotta stop quoting song lyrics… Look at me, so punctual again! And guess where I am? I’m in… Wait for it… MURICA! A whole different country! A whole different continent! A whole different culture and weather and time zone! Fortunately, I’m over my jet lag and feeling relatively at home in my bubble of YouTube, music, and family. Also swimming, since we’re fortunate enough to have generous friends who are letting us housesit for them. They have a lovely house with a lovely pool and they are lovely people and this is a lovely song. Lovely. So yeah, since I last wrote we sorta kinda took care of the pets (I hope?), said goodbye, packed up, went to the airport, discovered Jack’s passport had expired or some-such nonsense, SOMEHOW managed to fix it and hop on a...

The Countdown Has Started

By on May 28, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Y’all ready!?! Go and get yourself together, there’s no time to rest! And if you put the time in, I’ll put you to the test– ah, forget it. I’m actually doing this ON TIME! Goooooooo me! Woo-hoo! Okay, calming down. Since last time on Grace’z Place… We still don’t have any idea what to do with our pets, even though we’re leaving in less than two weeks. Esh. (That’s a word, by the way.) I’m still a weirdo who does nothing. We did our play, it went great! My costume was AWESOME. Maybe I’ll put a picture somewhere or something. (So professional today!) We got a new game, so I’ve been playing that a lot. And I actually have done some pre-writing nonsense, so I’ve got that going for me! Mom’s been kind enough to scan some things for me, so I might show you guys (assuming you are guys. Or that...

Rest In Pieces

By on Apr 29, 2017 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Long time, no see! Or long time, no write, I suppose. It’s… actually not been as long as I thought, so that’s a pleasant surprise! Regardless, I really am going to try to write on here more regularly. Really! So, since last time, I have done almost NOTHING to do with Through the Door other than some sketches. In fact, I haven’t done anything to do with writing. Instead, I’ve been watching YouTube, reading comics (and books too, occasionally), playing video games, and sometimes interacting with people. Co-op marches on, and I’ve got my script memorized and know most of the songs. My costumes looking pretty great, too! I have an obsession with music and making playlists for my books (in theory, I’ll listen to them while I write, but again, I haven’t been writing.) My wonderful older sister, ‘Livia, has actually left the country and is...

The Possibilities Are Never Ending

By on Feb 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

At long last, I can announce my GLORIOUSLY UNPROFESSIONAL RETURN! So… I don’t really have an excuse. I just keep forgetting about my blog. Then Sam updated her blog, so then I realized, “What, I haven’t written on here since last year!?!” And then I was like, “Well, if it means not working on my book…” As for the title… MUSIC. IS. AWESOME. Since I last wrote, well… I wrote Darkness Born, which was fun. No, really, actually just writing something and not caring about how good it was was a very nice relief from all the editing nonsense I’ve supposedly been doing. Even if it is a terrible book. After that NaNo nonsense I took a month-long break from writing and honed my drawing skills. To my shock, I discovered I could draw! Seriously! I was as surprised as you are. We also did our co-op play, The Bethlehem Star, and I was...

Here It Comes!

By on Oct 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hello again, voyagers! So, here I am again. And this time, I’m determined not to use all-capitals or extra exclamation points!. This is going to look SO so professional!. Anyway, what’s the news? Well… I haven’t written anything other than a short story for school. I have been training Jinx a little bit, and I have been working on this blue cloth-cover-thing with Mom. So far we’ve cut out the pieces and are now trying to figure out how to attach them… I have also had a sleepover with a friend, gone to co-op, been enlisted as a camel in said co-op, done school, and made Apple Slices (that links pretty close to the recipe I used), which Olivia says is really just apple pie. They tasted good, either way. With Thanksgiving coming up, any practice is good practice!. Speaking of upcoming events, I’m sure you can guess what comes after Halloween and...

Back on Track

By on Sep 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Buenos dias, buddies! Assuming it is morning, that is. Okay, okay, yes, it’s been a while, but in my defense, the big computer was out of order and it was only a week or so ago we finally got this new one. And. It. Is. AWESOMESAUCE. I mean, like it turns on and the ‘A’ key works perfectly well–see, AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaa. It’s got a few bugs, but I’d be more worried if an electronic device didn’t have problems. So anywho, since I last wrote… Well. Hmm. We’ve been doing school, I’ve practiced my drawing skills, and–oh! I’ve got a new bike! That’s exciting! And I ate at Planet Yogurt with Olivia. And we’ve started going to homeschool co-op frequently, and we’ve played Wii and watched TV shows and… That’s about it. But WE HAVE A NEW COMPUTER now, so I’m planning to get my life back on...

Ode to Cats, Brothers, and Other Relations

By on Jul 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Hello, readers fair and few! As you may realize, yesterday was my brother’s birthday. What you may not know is that it was also the day our lovely grandparents + aunt, Grandmaita, Grandpa, and Tia, left. So bittersweet. Since I last wrote, I’ve had some fun times with Renee, who stayed with us, and Sam, who had returned to Nairobi (though unfortunately, there wasn’t much overlap between Renee’s visit and Sam’s), watched Finding Dory with the Mundy’s (is that how you’d say it?) (It was pretty awesome, considering it was about fish, of all things!), and as I mentioned before, Grandmaita, Grandpa, and Tia came for a visit! Also, very sadly, Sam and her fam moved to a WHOLE ‘NOTHER CONTINENT!!! So with family extended, we did a whole load of fun stuff, from the Giraffe Center to the Lake Naivasha cabins to Olivia, Mom, and Tia going to the...