Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring has Sprung!

Hi everybody! Today is officially the first day of spring! We still have quite a bit of snow, but it's melting and definitely headed in the direction of warmer weather. It's been so long since I've seen grass or a living green plant, I decided I'd do something about that...

...plant flowers! 

Before you begin a messy project, you should always cover your workspace with newspaper or something to catch any spills.

I decided I'd plant some flowers, daisies to be exact. I picked up this cute little kit in the dollar section at Target.

You can use any type of pot or container you want. Basically, it just needs to hold dirt. I'm just using this regular ol' terra cotta pot. 

The first thing you're probably gonna want to do is put some dirt into your pot. We had a little pail of dirt leftover in our shed, so I decided I'd use some of that.

Once your dirt is all ready, you can take out your seeds.

 I actually got this kit last year, so I'd already used some of the seeds. It's ok, though, because I still had quite a few leftover.

Look how tiny these seeds are! The packet says to only plant 6-7. You want to leave plenty of room for each little plant to grow. 

Now, poke little holes in the dirt with the tip of your finger. You want to leave a dent, but don't poke them too deep. After that, drop a seed in each hole. Gently cover up the seeds with dirt.

Now that your seeds are all tucked in, it's time to water them! You only have to sprinkle them lightly and make the dirt damp; you don't want to drown them.

Now all you have to do is wait! Make sure the dirt is always a little wet. I'd water them at least once a day. Also, you should put them in a really sunny spot. Near a window or on a windowsill works the best. 

I hope my little seeds start growing soon! I can't wait until I have little baby plants. I hope they have really big flowers! Once it gets warmer outside, I want to plant more seeds in the ground. I think I'll start a little flower garden. Are you excited for spring? Does it feel like spring where you are? Have you started planting flowers yet?
This has been Dani, dabbling in fresh new beginnings. Over and out!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Long, Long Overdue!

Hey everyone! After a very long hiatus, I have returned to my blog, hopefully to stay! I'm so excited. It feels good to be back! Hmm, where to begin...I suppose I'll give you some updates:

I got my braces off!! I had them on for two and a half years, and finally they came off last month. 

A new girl arrived at the Midcoast MTTB (that's Maine Time Traveling Base, in case you were wondering! I know it's been a while!)

Her name is Khadija Jadid, and she's from Morocco. 

Morocco is in northern Africa. It almost touches Spain! 

I love her hair! Her curls are so shiny and springy. Her eyes are also really pretty–they have so many shades of brown!

She's a few years older than everyone here, at 16. She's also a little taller than most of us.

Unfortunately, my friend Azalea had to leave the MMTTB. She went to a different TTB, but she might still visit here sometime. 

I'm so excited to be blogging again! I already have a few more posts planned and in the works. What have you been up to in the last year (yikes! has it been that long?) that I've been gone? Do you have any interesting stories to share? I'd love to know!
This has been Dani, finally dabbling again. Over and out!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hey everyone! Sorry I have been MIA so much lately. I haven't gotten a chance to blog in weeks! Well, anywho, today is Valentine's Day! We don't normally do a whole lot to celebrate, but sometimes I have a party. This year, we all just decided to dress in festive colors and exchange valentines.

Dressed in reds and pinks and whites, we all gathered around, cards in hand, to exchange the valentines we had made for one another.

Azalea handed me her card. "You make my heart skip a BEATle" it read. Azalea loves The Beatles, so naturally her valentines would follow that theme. 

Here I am with all my cards! 

Every card was handmade, and had some sort of cute little pun on it. Some even had stickers!

This is what Skye got for me! Her card was so cute; it had a little bear sticker, and said "I can't BEAR to be without you!" She also got me big Hello Kitty stickers and a box of chocolates (which I will be hard pressed not to eat the entirety of tonight!)

We also went out for breakfast (a Valentine's Day tradition), and then played in the new snow most of the day. I like Valentine's Day (mostly because of the candy!!), but it's not my favorite holiday. What was your day like? What's your favorite holiday?
This has been Dani, dabbling in lovey-dovey festivities. Over and out!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Saoirse Visits!

Hey guys! This weekend, my good friend Saoirse came to visit! I always have a really good time when she and her friends come to visit, but this time was especially interesting.

Saoirse arrived, along with Julie, Ivy, and a girl who I could have sworn I had met before...

"SAOIRSE!!" I screeched, running up to hug her. Azalea excitedly strolled up to a slightly less impressed Julie, the always sunny Ivy at her side. The other girl held back a little, but I couldn't help but stare at her.

"Tá sé chomh maith a fheiceann tú! It's so good to see you!" Saoirse exclaimed. 
"I'm so excited you're here!" I beamed, stealing a few glances at the new girl.

Saoirse must have noticed the wandering of my eyes, as she took a few steps back and gestured to the girl. "Dani, this is the new arrival, Addy Walker!"

"Hi!" she smiled at me. I stared back, dumbfounded. 

My eyes shifted focus to the doll Saoirse held in her arms. Addy.

I then looked to the corner where our newest girl stood. Addy. Suddenly it all clicked. That's why she had been so familiar all those months ago, when we first met.

I stood there stuttering for a moment, trying to find an explanation, when Lilly glided over. "Allow me to elucidate," she said. 

"Our Addy, the first human version you met, is Addy Walker from 1864."

"The version you knew of first, the doll, is Addy Walker as well, also from 1864."

"The version you have just been introduced to, also the human version, is Addy Walker from 1864, too."

Saoirse watched Lilly, wide-eyed and mouth hanging open. 

Stephanie stood in the back, listening in on the conversation, a thoughtful yet slightly confused look on her face.

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Deirdre behind me, also listening in. 

As well as shooting Saoirse dirty looks, though she herself was obviously interested in our conversation.

"You know everyone here is a time traveler. The little known fact is that time travel and interdimensional travel go hand in hand; one does not exist without the other. What is happening here, in the moment we are currently in, is a prime example of this. There is an infinite number of dimensions, and therefore an infinite number of both you and I. Every second you are alive, and dead for that matter, every action you perform, there will always be another one of you doing it, forever. For every decision that you make, there is another one of you for every possible outcome that could happen from the choice you make or don't make. Every movie you see, book you read, toy you play with, the characters and beings exist in alternate dimensions. What we see here are Addys from multiple dimensions coming together, not uncommon at these time traveling bases. Saoirse's doll Addy is just as much Addy as these two other Addys are, they're just different dimensional forms." Lilly informed us, pausing to take a breath.

"And who knows? Maybe, we're all just dolls."

Friday, January 10, 2014

Long Time, No Blog!

Hey everyone! Sorry it's been SO long since I last blogged! I haven't had much time since I checked in last--my school has semester courses only, and since it's a private school we have finals, even though I'm technically in middle school. So, before my vacation, I was studying for my exams, on top of preparing for the upcoming holidays. Nevertheless, I'm here now, and I'm gonna give you the lowdown on what I've been up to!

Way back in November, before Thanksgiving, Azalea and I went to visit Saoirse and her friends at the SMTTB! It had snowed that night, and the next morning we went out to play! However, we really only ended up all huddling together and then going inside, as it was colder than a refrigerator on Pluto! And Julie wasn't even wearing a coat or boots!

This was taken on Thanksgiving. Emily let me borrow her pretty purple dress for the occasion, as when we go to Skye's grandparent's house for the meal, we get our family pictures taken, and we have to look nice. It had warmed up considerably from when I had seen Saoirse just a few days before!

You can see the details of the dress better here, as well as the hair ribbon and my earrings, which are my two favorite colors! I thought that pair matched the dress perfectly. 

From that point until the start of vacation is all a blur of cookies and essays and shopping and studying. The moment I got home from school on the Friday before Christmas, I fell asleep on the couch! On Christmas morning, I ran down the stairs to where I had hung my little red stocking, and instead found this adorable one! I didn't even know they made Hello Kitty stockings!

Inside of it, I found a Cactus Pup, a tiny Hello Kitty keychain, and this sweet pink Hello Kitty hair bow, as well as an abundance of chocolates and candy which is long since gone. 

Later, when I opened my presents from under the tree, I was introduced to this delightful trio! One of them is a soccer player (like me!), the other is a ballerina, and the last is a chef. The soccer player is my favorite, of course!

Then, I opened this one, addressed to my brother Takao and I. It was this awesomelicious robot dinosaur! It walks around, moves its tail, and even moves its head and roars!

Probably my favorite present was this brand new camera, though. I love taking pictures, and this one has a bunch of new features I can try out!

For the rest of vacation, I basically just sat around in my pajamas, sleeping, playing with my pets, or working on various projects. Notice how the wall behind me is green now? It used to be purple. We repainted the room over vacation. The green is so much lighter than the purple was, and makes the room feel brighter and certainly more spacious!

I was supposed to go back to school on the second of January, a Thursday, but we were due for a big storm, and so we had a snow day! The storm got worse that night, and we ended up having Friday off too! It felt like a New Year miracle. The weather has been having a very hard time making up its mind lately; earlier this week we got lots of rain, but the very next day temperatures were in the teens and continued to drop throughout the rest of the week. Some mornings I was waiting at the bus stop in sub-zero weather! Today it was warmer, so Azalea and I went outside to explore and try to built a fort or have a snowball fight.

However, the snow was extremely icy, and extremely slippery! I ended up falling on my butt while we were walking.

"I think my bell bottoms are getting wet," Azalea sighed as I picked myself up from the slippery ground. "I'm also super cold. This weather is bogue."
"Maybe if you had put on some gloves, you wouldn't be so chilly." I retorted.
"Ugh, stop harshing my mellow," she breathed calmly. "Why are we still out here? The snow's too icy to pack, and it's cold enough to shatter vinyl. We could go back inside and get some cocoa, you know."
The idea sounded good to me. So, we trudged back through the icy snowy mess, to the warm and dry indoors.

Happy (belated) New Year! I hope 2014 is your best yet. One of my resolutions was to blog more, and I can't make any guarantees, but I can certainly try! What have you been up to? How were your holidays? I'd love to know!
This has been Dani, giving her friends of the interwebs a long overdue check in. Over and out!