Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Fourth Day of Christmas Films~ Going My Way

Going My Way
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
This would have to be one of my favorite roles for Bing Crosby! A great movie for the whole family, not only for the classic songs but the meaningful message of the movie.
Favorite Quote:
Father Fitzgibbons: A golf course is nothing but a poolroom moved outdoors.

The Third Day of Christmas Films ~ Nightmare Before Christmas

Afternoon! Sorry about not posting this yesterday, but I was gone at a wedding yesterday. Anyway now for Day three of the Twelve Days of Christmas films! I decided to do a different format for the movie reviews to help me do better at keeping up to date on everything, by not taking as long to write.

Nightmare Before Christmas
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
This movie is I would have to say requires a certain taste. I for one do appreciate the odd setting, if rather gloomy and depressing (reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe personally). My sister had some interesting ideas about the plot, which I will let her explain to you if I can get her to write it (might be awhile so don't hold your breath!). Over all I think this movie is well made, and has an interesting premise, not to mention the amazing creepy songs! I would, on account of the scarier aspects of the film, not recommend this for children under the age of thirteen.
Favorite Quote from the movie:
"Look Zero, there celebrating! Whoa! Watch it down there you almost hit us!"

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Second Day of Christmas films ~ Little Drummer Boy

Good evening everyone! Hope everyone is having a good Christmas! Now for a update of the Twelve Days of Christmas Films!

I suppose this isn't one of my favorite of the Christmas films, maybe it has something to do with the fact that I was always terrified of it when I was younger. Still I think it is a wonderful show, though it does creep me out at a few points ... that one song that he sing about the animals not being able to smile, and the one lamb looks like a toad, still makes me shiver!
Anyway the thing that I liked the most about this movie, apart from the story, was the music which absolutely perfect for the film! It always makes me sad when they try to change the music of the little drummer boy into rock music, it just isn't cricket I say! Sorry about the incoearnce (and no that is not spelled correctly) of this post, maybe all those sugar cookie are starting to effect my brain....

Post a comment with a link to your review to particapate!
*Update* Here once again is my older sister's post

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The First Movie of Christmas ~ It's a Wonderful Life

I have no doubt in my mind that I have see this movie since I was two years old. Every Christmas we pull out this Christmas movie and watch together as a family. This Christmas being no different, I was reluctant to watch it. I had been part of a theater production of It's a Wonderful Life when I was about thirteen and acted the characters young Mary and Zuzu. It was a great experience, but let me tell you after memorizing nearly the whole movie and then preforming it five times, would make someone dislike the best of movies! Needless to say I was less then excited to watch the movie again. That's what I thought before I watched, afterwards, a 180.
Now it is one of my favorite holiday movies! I just love the cast (did before too, but never mind.) Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed did extremely well in their roles! When I was littler (before I started loathing it) I had always sympathized with Mary when she was younger, I just couldn't understand why she had to grow up and fall in love with the boy, ruined the whole thing for me! Now that I watched again, I find myself sympathizing with Mary again, this time when she's older! It's funny how things change with time, and our very ideals as mature as well.
Life is wonderful! Beautiful in it's complex simpleness. I love how this movie shows life and it's importance. It truly is a wonderful movie!

Post a comment with a link to your review to participate!

*Update* I finally got my sister to write her review you can see it here Lament of the Abandoned Blog and I strongly recommend that you follow her somewhat bazaar adventures!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas Films!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Come and join me and my sister for the the Twelve days of Christmas Films! Here what you do:
Each day their will be assigned a delightful Christmas movie, which to participate you must watch and give a review on! My sis and I will read each of your reviews and will chose the one we like the best and post it on both of our blogs. Whether you do all the movie or just one, make sure to follow my and my sister's blogs for our own reviews of the films!

Twelve Days of Christmas Films - all are linked to trailers of the movies, except for Beatrix potter movie which is linked to the full video

  1. It's a Wonderful Life
  2. Little Drummer Boy
  3. Nightmare Before Christmas
  4. Going My Way
  5. Doctor Who Christmas Special - The Next Doctor 
  6. Muppet's Christmas Carol
  7. Beatrix Potter Christmas Special
  8. Miracle on 34th Street (old)
  9. Little Women (new)
  10. Lassie (new)
  11. Charlie Brown Christmas
  12. White Christmas
We will be starting tomorrow! Hope you will be able to join us!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Hobbit Trailer - it's finally here!

I can not tell you how long I have been waiting for this trailer! And I probably would haven't have found it until much later if Miss Gwenea hadn't posted it!

Another movie that I just can't wait for!

P.S. I can't believe that Mr. Thornton will be in the hobbit! I just love the dwarf's song, very Gregorian chant like!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Brave - a new trailer!

I was just searching the web and I can across the latest trailer for the new pixar movie Brave!

I can't waite until it come out next summer!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I'm back!

Good morning everyone! I'm back from my spiritual/vocational retreat with the carmalites, it was lovely, but would have been even more lovely if I had discerned what God is calling me to be! Ah well, those are the breaks. Anyway I am very busy with finals lately, I'm just about to start my exam for Math. I have gotten everything else done, Hurrah! Oh wait I've still got Biology! I'm doomed!

Enough about those depressing topics, I have just about started the mad, crazy rush to finish the different christmas gifts for my family and friends. If your like me you have way too many people to get presents for, but too little money to get them anything nice, and too little time to make them really nice things like sweaters. Then I found these lovely felt flower broaches! I have already made about three of them.

I will try to post some pictures of the ones that I have made when I have a little extra time! Til next time!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What I'm doing this weekend....

Sorry about not posting for awhile, busy unfortunately with finals and such (and that haven't even really began yet, I'm doomed!) So I have been working especially hard this week to take off the weekend, and I kinda over did it and now I really don't have any school assignments left to do (weeell, at least the ones that can't wait until next week.)

So can you guess what I'm doing this weekend? Visiting the Caramelites of Mary!
I will have to admit that I am a little nervous to visit, can't really say exactly why. One of my friends from our homeschool group is coming with me, which I am very grateful to have a companion on this trip.

Why am I visiting? Well, that a bit of story to tell, and maybe someday I will tell it all but, basically, I have been having some difficulty determining what God's will is for me in my vocation, I determined that I would have to discern where God is calling me before making a major decision like going to college, or anything else like that. I at least want to know what step I should take, and it is in my personality to learn everything I can about something before making a big decision. I thus wanted to find out all I could about all the different types of vocations there are, married, single or religious. Out of all the possible vocations, I realized that I knew the least about Religious life. Well I suppose that is a little bit exaggerated, but of all the vocations that is the one that I haven't really considered very seriously. I remember that when I was little I was certain that I was going to become a Poor Clare, but that was back when I couldn't understand why people ever got married. It has been awhile since then, oh, I long for that sort of certainty!

I only wish I knew what God has in store for me! Well to put simply, I have felt that God wants me to visit the Carmelites, I can't say for sure whether or not I'm called to the Religious life, but I know that I can't make that call without having ever visited them. I ask for your prayers this week, that I may know what God's will is for me. I will write more about the visit later this week!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Party

Good evening everyone! It's been awhile hasn't it? I would be posting more often, except for the sad fact that I have to study for tests and things like that! Enough of depressing subjects, I am joining in Miss Kellie's delightful Give Thanks Blog Party

1. List three (little) things you wouldn't want to live without
Uhmmm probably books, animals, and the great out doors
2. Name something you had to do without recently
A heated room, lately been piling blankets on my bed because of the cold draft from my new and not quite finished window.
3. What are you most thankful for that you consider a luxury?
Having my own room, which in a family of ten is quite a luxury!
4. Name an item you use the most throughout your day
My mama's kindle, I am currently addicted to the books by Elizabeth Gaskell and am doving through Wives and Daughters
5. What would life be like without the item listed in #4?
Not too bad, but I would miss all the free old books. I guess I would have to resort to the book forms, not too bad a thing in my estimation.
6. Name something that you use in the kitchen that you are thankful for
Our grace radio, I love listening to old radio shows while cleaning the kitchen!
7. What is (one of ) the best earthly gift(s) you ever received?
Very tough question, hmmm, I think that their are too many for me to count but one that comes to mind is the gift of life (I think that counts as earthly), I would have to admit that it is rather hard to enjoy anything else without this gift!
8. Name a completely random thing you are thankful for
Sweaters, great for a cold room, and socks too, its amazing how warm they can keep you!
9. How often do you think about the item listed in #8?
How often? Well practically never I suppose, just grab the sweater whenever I'm cold. Same thing goes for the socks.
10. Name something you recently acquired, that you have wanted for a long time
Not exactly, I did get a dress for Christmas that I have been wanting for the total of one morning! Mentioned to my mama that morning that I didn't have a dress for Christmas, and that very evening my mama finds a beautiful velvet dress (I think it looks like it could have come from the 1940's) for one dollar at the thrift store!
11. Would you rather have #4, or #7?
Not very hard decision there! I think I would rather be alive then have a kindle to read! Rather hard to enjoy anything without #7!
12. Name one of your favorite things
Horses! Have been crazy about them since I was three years old! Still am for that matter!
13. Look around the room you are in, and name three things you enjoy in it
Knitting, Reading, and playing with my cat, Oh wait sleeping's nice too!
14. List three tools you use in your daily work that you are thankful for
Notebooks, computer, and pens, rather boring but when pretty much all you do all day is do homework, there aren't too many things that you have to use for that. Still I'm very thankful for these daily tools even if they are rather boring!
15. Name something that you sometimes wish you didn't have in your life, but that you would miss dreadfully if it were taken away
I don't think I know how to answer this question, it poses a rather difficult question. But I shall give a rather odd answer to it and it may not make very much sense. Pain, that is my answer, but before you start thinking that I enjoy this or something, pain is really a one of those things that we never see as a blessing, but I think that it is. With pain we learn many things, and through our pain we become closer to God. We can even use our pain as an offering to God. I have in my life experienced quite a bit of physical pain, and still do though my headaches, but even though I would love for these to stop, it is not always what is best for us. Now that I have finished my little sermon on pain, you may now commence to the next question!
16. Post a picture (or ten) of something you are thankful for!
Large Families! Mine expecally!

Little siblings!
Very Long hair

Long walks in the woods
Old books!
I hope that you will all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Unsinkable Blog Giveaway!

Sorry about not posting for awhile, but I got rather bogged down with various assignments for college. Anyway I found this delightful blog that is having a giveaway at the moment, and because I thought you might want to know about it (also I get an extra entry for posting about it) here it is:
And the giveaway of this month is this lovely pattern from Sense and Sensibility Patterns
Tea Gown close-up

Isn't it pretty?
That's all the time I have for today, and I should get back to writing my speech on chocolate.... ugh!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fashion Challenge ~ Day Six - Fall Fashions 2011

Day six already?! Today's Challenge was to wear the fall fashions of 2011, and I chose to do a combination of two, western and plaid. As you may notice, I like strong colors. I heard a theory that people with dark hair prefer darker/bolder colors and people with lighter hair prefer lighter/paler colors. So which to think I am? Dark hair or light hair?

Plaid Shirt: Target
Pink shirt: Old Navy
Jean Skirt: Route 99
Cowboy boots: Thrifted

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fashion Challenge ~ Day Five - Poka-Dots!

             Good morning everyone! Today's challenge was to wear poka-dots, and seeing as I only have one outfit that has poka-dots there wasn't too many options to chose from.
             Have you ever been envious of the little girls clothes that you see in a store? Theirs is always so bright and playful! Manys the time when I've thought "Why can't they make nice clothes for older girls? We like bright colors too!" But no were stuck with the greys and blacks! So I decided to modify an old Easter Dress of mine and made into a very cute skirt, if I do say so myself!

Skirt: Modified from girl's Easter dress
Blouse: Thrifted
Sequined Sweater: Coles
Necklace: Target, dollar section
Shoes: Target

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fashion Challenge ~ Day Four - Vintage Favorites

Good morning everyone! Today's challenge is to wear an outfit from the past! I picked a time around the 1950's, and my dress is an actual vintage dress from the 1950's! So are the shoes and also the necklace!

 I feel like I just came from the 1950's, we see if it will effect how I talk, by golly!

 These pearls where my great-great grandmother's pearls, so I have absolutely no idea how old they are but I can guess that they are from somewhere in the 1950's.
A very interesting print, not one that you would see today! I still rather puzzled as to what it is a print of....
Still it works out to have a pretty nice effect on the dress!

I just love how these shoes look with this dress, even though they do hurt quite abit to wear! We'll see how long I last in them. I believe that are from the 1930's or somewhere around then, still they are pretty old! They knew how to make shoes back then, the shoes that I have, usually wear out within the month!

Shoes: Thrift store - Vintage 1930's
Dress: Thrift store- Vintage 1950's
Pearl: Great-Great Grandmother's pearls

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fashion Challenge ~ Day Three

Hi everyone! Today's challenge is Bold tights! Challenging certainly, but I manage to dig up some bright pink one. Completed by the dashing striped sweater, result - an outfit that will wake the dead!

Sweater: Gap
Tights: L.L.Bean
Jean Skirt: Casual Corner
Flats: Faded Glory

Can't wait to see what the rest of you are wearing today!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fashion Challenge ~ Day Two

Day two already?! Today's challenge is color combination that don't usually go together. I did a combination of a navy shirt and a mint green cardigan crocheted with love from mum, its great to have parents who love you!

Cardigan: Handmade by mum!
Shirt: Wallmart
Jeans: Wrangler
Flats: Faded glory
Feather Broach: Thrift store

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fashion Challange ~ Day One

I'm a little late in the game but better late then never! So here it is a fashion challenge from Bramblewood Fashion and I've decided to take up the challenge. Here are the challenges:
Sunday - There is no challenge for this day. You can do what ever you want.

Monday - Black & Brown/ Red & Pink / any color combinations that don't normally go together.

Tuesday - Bold Tights {color, prints, patterns, lace-y...}

Wednesday - Dress like your favorite era. {1910s, 1940s, 1970s, etc...}

Thursday - Polka dots. {If you don't have polka dots, you can do another print you own.}

Friday - Your favorite Fall trend. {I have a post on the Fall trends here.}

Saturday - Wear a hat. 
We'll see how I do as far as getting them done on time but any way here is my first outfit.
It is a family rule that we can't post picture of ourselves on the Internet so on top of this challenge I also have to think of creative way of taking pictures of clothes without actually wearing them.

Wool Skirt: Mummy's old skirt
Pink Sweater: Thrift find
Shoes: Merona, thrifted as well

Ooo I found out that I can post thing in the PAST! Isn't that exciting? look it says that I posted this yesterday, when I really posted it today! Yes! Time travel is possible!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Embroidered Books

Sorry about not posting for some time, things have been getting weird. Too much to get into right now, another post perhaps. Anyway I found these delightful and colorful classics,

I never thought that it would look nice to embroider book covers, but the end result is quite pretty I think. The only let down is that the cover of the book is only a photo of the embroidery. I thought that I might have a go at trying to make this covers and frame them for over my bed. Of course I shall have to work off the pictures but I think that I can manage, even if the colors won't be exactly the same. I will have to post them after a I finish!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Manners, Culture and Dress of the Best American Society

One of my strange interests include old time etiquette, and this one I find very interesting. I am concocting at this moment some devious ideas of a ball (oh wait its only ball if you have at least a hundred couples, anything less is just a dance) I mean dance according to these social rules, it would be quite interesting! Anyway we shall see, if you want to check out this delightful book of Manners, Culture and Dress of the Best American Society free on Google e-books. Quite the interesting read if I may have an opinion.
Also since I don't have anything else to talk about here is my latest find for music, it called I am stretched out on your grave, a nice cheery little ditty as you can tell by the title. Following true to my taste of depressing music and fondness for Irish ballads. So I present for your entertainment

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Rose

Today I'm going to share a story, one that you may of read, still is a pretty good tale. Romantic, granted, still I am kinda silly that way that I like that sort of literature.

John Blanchard stood up from his seat and straightened his neatly pressed army uniform as he studied the crowd of people making their way through the Grand Central Station in New York. He eagerly looked for the girl with the rose.
His interest in her had begun two years before in a Florida library. Taking a book off the shelf, he found himself intrigued, not with the words of the book, but with the notes penciled in the margins.
The soft handwriting reflected a thoughtful soul and an insightful mind. In the front of the book, he discovered the previous owner's name: Miss Holly Maynell. In time and some effort he located her address. She now lived in New York City.
He wrote her a letter introducing himself and inviting her to correspond. The next week he was shipped overseas for duty in World War II.
During the next two years they grew to know each other through overseas mail. Each letter was a seed falling on a fertile heart. A romance was budding. Blanchard requested a photograph, but she refused. She felt that, if he really cared, it wouldn't matter what she looked like.
When the day finally came for him to return from Europe, they scheduled a meeting at 7:00 PM at the train station. "You'll recognize me" she wrote, "by the read rose I'll be wearing on my lapel." So at 7:00 PM sharp he was in the station looking for the girl whose heart he loved, but whose face he'd never seen.

In Mr. Blanchard's own words, this is what happened next:
A gorgeous young woman was coming toward me, her figure long and slim. Her blond hair lay back in curls from her delicate ears; her eyes were as blue as flowers. Her lips and chin had a gentle firmness and in her pale green suit she was like springtime come alive. I started toward her, entirely forgetting to notice that she was not wearing a rose. As I moved, a small smile curved her lips. "Going my way, soldier?" she murmured. Almost uncontrollably I made one step towards her - and then I saw Holly Maynell.                                                
 She was standing almost directly behind the girl. A woman well past forty, she had graying hair tucked under a worn hat. She was more than plump, with her thick-ankled feet thrust into low-heeled shoes. The girl in the green suit was walking quickly away. I felt as tough I was split in two, so keen was my desire to follow her, and yet not so deep was my longing for the woman whose spirit had truly been my companion overseas. And there she stood. Her pale face was gentle and sensible, her gray eyes had a warm and kindly twinkle. I did not hesitate.

My fingers gripped the small worn copy of the book that was to identify me to her.This would not be love, but it would be something precious, something perhaps better than love, a friendship for which I had been and must ever be grateful. I squared my shoulders, saluted, and held out the book to the woman, even though I felt chocked by the bitterness of my disappointment. "I'm Lieutenant John Blanchard, and you must be Miss Mynell. I am so glad we could meet; may I take you to dinner?"

The woman's face broadened into a tolerant smile. "I don't know what this is about, son," she answered, "but the young lady in the green suit who just went by, she begged me to wear this rose on my coat. And she said that if you where to ask me out to dinner, I should tell you that she is waiting for you in the big restaurant across the street. She said it was some kind of test!"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dress from Sabrina

I am in the process of making a replica of the dress from Sabrina, which I hope to enter in the Historical Inspiration Festival. I am using this pattern from simplicity's new vintage collection

I wasn't able to find the exact fabric that they had for the original dress but I found a very nice brown a teal plain which I will look very nice
I finished making the bodice and am now working on the darts in the skirt which is very tedious work. I hope I can finish it before the contest, and I will have to do a photo shoot (I've got the exact same style of bike, which will make for a pretty awesome photo shoot prop!) Till next time, don't forget to check out the latest post at the church basement!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hey how's it going?

I always take longer to post something if its after I've done a more serious or important post, and I sure that this one won't compare with the importance of the 180 movie, I strongly recommend you watch. Anyway I have passed the last few days cramming for my biology exam, (which I would be most grateful for prayers for that particular endeavor) and planing my remaining three and a half years of college. Funny how your plans change, I would have never for the world have thought I would be going to college now, five years ago (not even last year!) I have always been a dreamer though, and I will say that many of these dreams don't make it  reality always or even the majority of times. Sometimes you want to get angry at God for having different plans for you, but in the end it all works out for the best, even if you never recognise that here on earth. Needless to say, in course of my college plan I have had to make adjustments, like I have changed my major from equine to animal science, not a drastic change, much better to do it now than later. Most of all I am trying to keep my options open, like with an animal science major I can do a lot more things than I could with a equine major. Enough of the boring college stuff know for something actually interesting! Check out my production blog to see the new post on  movie review on Little Dorrit . Also don't forget to follow the blog!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

180 the movie

This is a documentary on the issue of abortion, and I recommend that you share with everyone you know. Though this is not a video for children, as there is an advisory for graphic content. I find it a very eye-opening documentary, I won''t say any more about it as you should watch it yourself! But if you want to learn more about here is an article from Life News on this movie.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Gymnopedie No.1 - Childhood memories

I have probably heard this song from since I was around four years old (a least that is the first time I remember hearing it.) I would hear it on the EWTN radio station when they would have technical difficulties they would play this song. I remember that I always wanted to know what song it was and if I could learn it on the piano, I would as my mama but she didn't know the name. So yesterday I was listening to my Ralph Vaughan Williams station (he's one of my favorite composers!) and this song comes up. I listened to it and I have this vague recognition, that I've heard this somewhere before..... it was so familiar, but I was sure I hadn't heard it for years. Then I remembered and now I can't stop listening to it! So now I have a new song to learn on the piano (as I finished Where is my Mind awhile ago) If you like to learn it as well here is the Gymnopedie Sheet Music. It's always nice to have soothing music playing while you're panicking to finish mid-term exams! Speaking of which, I should probably get back to....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Day in my life...

6 am - Awakened to the sound of a hungry cat, how delight full!
7 am - Catch a ride with some friends to the opening ceremonies of the 40 days for Life in the big city, and on the way playing "tell me ma" on the fiddle, (quite the accomplishment in a moving car if I do say so!) to the accompaniment of a guitar, tin whistle and flute.
8 am - At the abortion mill (the coldest darkest corner of our state) praying, praying, praying!
12 pm - Mass... Hey did you know that is St. Wenceslaus' Fest Day?
1 pm - going to lunch, if we can find the place.... Oh wait there it is!
2 pm - still waiting to severed, I won at the hand game..... almost.
3 pm - Yeah! the food is here, wait, would this count for lunch or dinner? The confusion is to much for me...
5 pm - Long drive back, but seems like nothing when discussing the four temperaments with a friend!
6 pm - Working on school work, that I should have done earlier, oops, still working on the strangest assignment I have ever received for college work. I ask you, how is making a model of cell completely out food suppose to be educating?! Oi, I suppose it doesn't really matter just makes life that much more complicated, and we wouldn't want to make it easy on college students, would we?
7 pm - The powers out, great. What are we suppose to do now?  Read?! Well, I suppose I could read the hobbit to you....Now the difficult thing is trying to figure out how to do a convincing Gandalf and dwarf's accents (kinda hard for girl believe it or not).
8 pm - Everyone is in bed without further mishap, thank goodness! And the powers back on, hurrah! I should do more school work, but why ignore the inevitable? I most likely will end up watching McGyver with my papa. Anyway, off to watc.. I mean school work!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Elbow-length gloves

Have you every made a dress for an accessory? Well I am. Last week when I was visiting my Grandma, I bought a pair of elbow length black gloves for only four dollars! The antique dealer was so kind!
So I have decided that the next dress I shall make is an evening dress to go with them, as I have been meaning to make one, but I could never decide on the color. So I think the best color that would go with the black gloves would be a dark wine color. Which will also go nicely with my long brown hair. I can't wait to start! I envision the dress to look something like this only a different color
It would multitask as my evening dress and dancing dress, so that I can justify making it. But I have to finish my other dress first, which is a plaid brown/teal jumper. Anyway I probably won't get to it until summer, still it's nice to have a project to plan for. Anyway I should go back to school work, oh wait, that right I'm done for the week! YES! *smiles smugly* That meaning I start sewing my jumper! I will post an update and pictures on that soon.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Explaination for the new Translation of the Roman Missal

My church has started a gradual change to the New Translation of the Mass. We have started the second week of the gradual change and just learned the new Gloria, which I think sounds beautiful, especially when its chanted. Anyway, our pastor encourage us to not only learn the new words but to understand why we are saying them. So after every Sunday we have been watching Understanding the New Translation of the Roman Missal they have defiantly been helping. They are full of a ton of information, which is a lot to take in at one siting, but I think I am understanding it better. So since I couldn't find that on YouTube, decided to put this explanation up instead. It's an EWTN live broadcast on the new translation hosted by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, with Colin Donovan as the guest.   

Saturday, September 17, 2011

And now for your listening enjoyment ...

Lately I have had a lot of Algebra homework, and I often listen to songs while doing that. Anyway, I am thoroughly sick of my usual favorites (all of which are rather melancholy songs, and are not the best thing to being listening to while doing dreary math), I have rediscovered this classic. It one of the songs that you hear all over the place,(not to mention a certain silly dog movie, which shall remain nameless) Still is great song to listen to, and even better to dance to!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A College Students Favorite Prayer

I pray this prayer everyday, and have been very grateful that I found it. I like to dedicate my work to God and this helps me to remeber to do that.

                                                           A Student's Prayer
                                                                             by St. Thomas Aquinus

Creator of all things,
true source of light and wisdom,
origin of all being,
graciously let a ray of your light penetrate
the darkness of my understanding.
Take from me the double darkness
in which I have been born,
an obscurity of sin and ignorance.
Give me a keen understanding,
a retentive memory, and
the ability to grasp things
correctly and fundamentally.
Grant me the talent
of being exact in my explanations
and the ability to express myself
with thoroughness and charm.
Point out the beginning,
direct the progress,
and help in the completion.
I ask this through Christ our Lord.
St. Thomas Pray for us!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Habemus Papam" Pope Benedict XVI

If you enjoy Magna and what to learn more about the present pope, here is the perfect book for you! I do have to admit that I do enjoy the occasional well done comic book and though I haven't read all of this one, I am looking forward to finishing it. You can read it here Habemus Papam Pope Benedict XVI at Magna Hero.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Overpopulation Myth

You always are hearing these days about overpopulation and how the world needs to decrease its population in order to live? Ever have trouble answering back the questions of other people? Or maybe you have your own questions? Overpopulation is just a well circulated myth. Supported by the media and alot of scientists, but are we going to just follow their word on such an important desicion? Here is a great video addressing this myth, and how it got started: 
Overpopulation is a myth, spread the word: Go to to find out more.

Friday, August 26, 2011

I live!

Well almost... I just started my online college courses, I have never been so busy in my life! I'm used to doing my homework at my own pace and usually I would get done at around lunch time (or earlier *muhaha* the wonders of being homeschooled!) And now I'm lucky if I get done before ten at night! I now can sympathise with all college students, though my sister says that it always the first week that is the hardest to get used to. Any way, I'm hoping I can get a year of college done early, and then I hope to spend that extra time double majoring in animal science and equine science. I'm also breaking in my sisters old room, which I got after she went to college. And I had to give up my old room *sniff* after I had just about finished decorating. I had painted, riped up the carpet, and even made a quilt to match! (the room not the carpet) Now I have to start all over again except this time I also have to take out the celling tiles which are full of mold (I just hate mold! which is giving me so nasty headaches!) and we need to put in a full window. As it is, I have two very small windows that just let in enough light so that it seems like it is raining on the sunniest of days. Because of which it has now been christened the dungeon. I going to be doing a re-make of my blog which is I think getting a little to busy. Also it would be nice to have more room for the actual posts. Anyway that's for after school work which I should be getting back to.