More ramblings (cause I’m still getting my act together), and happy new year!!

Happy New Year, my friends!

We’ve had three birthdays, New Years, and a Christmas party since I was here last, so the posting has slowed down.  I was going to post this yesterday, but Mom and the younger crew were watching The Sound of Music, so what could I do? 🙂  I’m hoping to post the behind-the-scenes for Cat’s Forest soon, but school just started, so we’ll see how fast I can move.

Technically, school started today, but all I had to do was lay around and read A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which I find quite enjoyable.  I’m doing all Shakespeare for Great Books this year (YIPPEE!!).  I decided to try and read Midsummer in one day (because I’m crazy), and Mama let me only do that for school today (because she’s wonderful).  Shakespeare’s writing style is one of the most beautiful things that ever happened.

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows;
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamell’d skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in. . .” (20)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dover Publications, Inc.

In other news, I got all the geeky Middle Earth books for Christmas/my birthday, and I’m so happy!

I also got two other novels, so I’ve been mostly reading lately, and the written words have dropped significantly.  When I finish the five Christmas books I have left, I’m hoping to get back to my own stories–to be honest, I kinda’ miss them.

And (because random, silly Middle Earth pictures are apparently the thing right now), this is my favorite variation of this quote yet:

I’m loving this so much! 😉

Happy Thursday, my friends!

9 thoughts on “More ramblings (cause I’m still getting my act together), and happy new year!!”

  1. OH GRACIOUS – after seeing your copy of ‘The Adventures of Tom Bombadil’, I REALLY want to read it 😀 I’ll have to request it from the library soon! (and email you to get your thoughts on it once you’ve read it 😉 ) And your photo of the books is BEAUTIFUL.

    1. I know, it’s gorgeous! I was so excited when I opened it!
      I’m still finishing The Letters, but I flipped through Tom Bombadil, and it isn’t what I was expecting. I think it’s just a collection of his poems–some about Tom, some not. I recognized at least two that are in LotR.

    1. Quite sad. Spencer has tried to explain to me why they had to do it that way in the movie version, but I’m still upset with the movie makers. >:(
      Somehow I knew you’d comment on that picture. 😉

  2. Yay, Hanna’s back!! =D
    Happy new year!! This was a wonderful post. =)

    Great picture of the books.=D

    WE NEED TO SEE YOU GUYS SOON. WE HAVEN’T SEE Y’ALL SINCE LAST YEAR. =(

    Miss y’all!!
    Jaidyn Elise

    1. Thanks, Jai!

      And YES!! There’s quite a few people that I haven’t seen since last year, I guess, since last year wasn’t that long ago, but I really haven’t seen you guys in a long time! I miss you too.

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