A Day In The Life + Yoveil’s Blood Draw

Hey guys!

Today I’ll be doing another day in the life post! I would link back to the last one I did a few years back, but *ahem* I’m too embarrassed. Yesterday Yoveil and I were getting our blood drawn and I decided to document our day!


The night before, I took a picture of Yoveil! She was nervous about her blood draw–but look at that face! So cute.

I woke up at 7:02 the next morning and, after rubbing my blurred eyes for a few minutes, got out my kindle and started reading.

At about eight o’clock, I got up and got ready for the day. After that, I got my guinea pigs some fresh hay, pellets and water. Dovid came into my room while I was doing that and was contemplatively staring out the window.

So cute!

Yoveil was still sleeping . . .

Then I took the guinea pigs out for about fifteen minutes each. I’m trying to have them on my lap for ten to fifteen minutes every morning to get them used to it. Nugget hates it, but Shadow loves his lap time.

We had breakfast and then I headed off to do my school. I did math first, but I avoided showing a picture of that. (I wouldn’t want to give anyone nightmares . . . XD)

Literature . . .

I read a little bit about Aaron Burr before I started history.

I was learning about Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington–both incredible men. Today (Thursday), I finally finished my history class!!! *cheers*

Then I worked on vocabulary words. I’m learning about different Latin and Greek roots and I had no idea how many English words came from those roots. (The words in bold are the ones I *ahem* forgot and had to review)

Back to the basics of Spanish . . . I’m working on the past and present tenses.

And last of all, biology. *stifles a groan* This is probably my most challenging class, but also one of my most satisfying.

We had lunch, but I forgot to get a picture. We had leftover pasta and cheese and crackers. Normally after lunch, I would take my guinea pigs out and let them run around my room for two hours, but today, because of the blood draw, I took a quick shower and got ready to go.

I started working on a Hannukah card for Hattush, and then it was time to go.

Before we left, I took a picture of Yoveil. She was so nervous about the blood draw and she kept saying that it would hurt forever after she got it done.

We stopped at Trader Joes before we headed to our appointment and I got another picture of Yoveil. Isn’t she cute?! She was looking forward to the ice cream she had been promised after she was done. (Even though it was freezing outside, she was adamant that she wanted ice cream!)

She got stickers!

Well, we arrived and it turns out that I wasn’t supposed to eat anything until my blood draw. So-o-o-o, my appointment was rescheduled for this Friday. (Tomorrow)

Yoveil was so brave as she waited for her blood draw and she did an amazing job while they were drawing it. Afterwards, we got her ice cream and headed back to the house!

I forgot to take pictures for the rest of the day *ahem*, but we had latkes for supper and then lighted the candles on the menorah to celebrate Hannukah! After that we headed to bed and I read a few chapters before laying down and going to sleep.

And that was my day! I hope you all enjoyed seeing this rather abnormal day in my life! Have a great day!

Jehosheba

Shadow And Nugget–Photoshoot!!!

Hey!

Happy December, everyone! I hope you all are having a good month and looking forward to Christmas!

Some of you may remember my beloved guinea pigs, Shadow and Nugget, from this post here. It’s been a long time since I gave you all an update on them, so here goes!

First of all, my little babies are teenagers. A few months after we got them, they started going through guinea pig puberty and began fighting. It got bad enough that we had to separate them, which was tragic. I was afraid that they’d get lonely without each other and then get depressed, but they seem to be doing well! I’m still hoping that we’ll be able to put them back together one day . . .

Last week I asked Hattush to do a photoshoot with them and she agreed! Hattush took some awesome pictures of the boys, which wasn’t easy because they’re pretty squirmy! Thanks, Hattush!

*applause*


First of all, Shadow!

Shadow’s gotten a lot more tame. He could sit on my lap for half an hour and he actually does that some mornings. He loves cuddling and being pet and held.

So cute!!!

Awww . . . *heart eyes*

❤ ❤ ❤ I love him!

Last one of Shadow!

Mr. Nugget!!!

Nugget is a stinker. He hates being touched, but he tolerates it a little more every day. He can stand it for up to fifteen minutes, but most days he just wants to get back into his cage. Here you get the honor of seeing him bite my hand!

Trying to jump off the side of my lap! He actually succeeded in jumping off my lap at the end of the photoshoot, but thankfully, he was okay!

So curious!!!

Ah, they’re so sweet! That picture brings us to the end of this photoshoot. We had a lot more pictures, but the computer is being incredibly slow and won’t let me load them up . . . :/

I hope you enjoyed getting to see the boys again and shoutout to Hattush for taking these! She did an awesome job, especially since Nugget was extremely squirmy for the whole time. 😉

Have a great day!

Jehosheba

Sketch Scribble Scribe

Hello people!

Wow, it’s been a little while since I popped on here. I know I haven’t done a normal blog post in ages and I hope to get back to doing them soon. I’m also hoping to do another photoshoot with my beloved guinea pigs and get that up soon! (You guys won’t believe how much they’ve grown . . .)

But today I have another exciting announcement: my sister, Hattush, and my friend, Kaley and I have started a collab blog together! It’s called Sketch Scribble Scribe and you can find it here. Sketch Scribble Scribe is a blog dedicated to writing and art: two things I’m passionate about. We’re all really excited to begin posting! We’re still working on getting a few things set up, but it’s really been coming together so far!

We’d love to hear what you think of the new site and I hope to see you over there!

Have a great day!

Jehosheba

An Interview With Nahum (And Exciting Announcement On The Bandit Post!)

Hey everyone!

Some of you may already know that my brother, Nahum, started a blog a little while back called The Bandit Post. Well, he’s announced that he’s going to be doing a drawing contest and to help get the word out, I’ll be doing an interview with him!

Before we get started, if you haven’t already, go check out his blog and give it a follow!

Now here we go! My questions are in bold and his are in plain text. 😉

How long have you been blogging?

Seven months, but it seems like it’s been a lot less time.

What inspired you to start blogging?

My sisters and younger brother were already blogging. I had had one other blog before, but I quit on it. So I decided it would be fun to make another blog!

What do you post about?

I post about a lot of things. I recently decided to post my stories on it, but it’s not just going to be a story blog. I’ll write about a lot of things.

What’s the hardest thing about blogging?

Coming up with things to talk about and finding time to do it.

What’s the best thing about blogging?

It’s fun! I get to post about my life and then I can look back and remember the what we did.

What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?

I want to reach one hundred posts. I don’t post that often, so it would be very good if I could reach one hundred posts by the time I’m fifteen. I want people to look at my blog and be inspired to make their own blog.


As I mentioned earlier, Nahum is going to be doing an art contest on his blog. You’re free to make any kind of drawing–cartoon, sketch, etc–and you have two weeks to sign up! The first place prize is an awesome drawing kit off of Amazon and the second and third places get one of Nahum’s drawings mailed to them!!! You can find the post by clicking this link here.

I’ll be participating in this contest and I hope you all will, too! Have a great day, everyone!

Jehosheba

Rambling Reviews (EXCITING ANNOUNCMENT!!!)

Well guys, I’m back once again. I know, I did a whole post announcing my return to the blogging world–and then I disappeared again. But today I’m back with some exciting news!

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I’ve decided to start another blog primarily for book reviews! It took me a few weeks to get everything set up, but I’m so excited that everything is ready and that I can share it with you all now! (I meant to do this post a few days ago, but I never got around to it, lol!)

My blog name is Rambling Reviews and you can check it out here! I started it as a place to share book reviews and get together with fellow book lovers. 😉 I’d love it if you could check it out and tell me what you think! I’m still working on getting a few things set up, so I’d definitely appreciate your patience with me there!

Anyway, I’ll sign off for now! I look forward to hearing what you think in the comments below!

Jehosheba

P.S. A HUGE THANK YOU TO HATTUSH FOR REDSIGNING MY BLOG!!! (Doesn’t it look awesome?) 😀

I’M BACK!!! (Happy Birthday, Hattush & Got This Feeling Tag)

Hey guys!

I’m pleased to announce that I’m back to posting and hopefully you’ll be hearing from me a lot more in the weeks to come. 😉

First of all, I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sister, Hattush! She’s turning seventeen so be sure to head over to her blog and give her a big congratulations if you haven’t already! Hattush is my best friend and her blog is filled with witty, entertaining posts as well as deep, thoughtful words of encouragement. ❤ Love you, sis!

And secondly, I was tagged by Kaley @ The Little Novelist–the creator of this tag!–for the Got This Feeling Tag! Thanks so much, Kaley, and be sure to check out her blog!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Include the tag logo
  • Shuffle your favorite playlist or album and write down the first four songs and how they make you feel
  • Tag 4-8 people

Song #1

Dear X, You Don’t Own Me (Disciple)

Go ahead, you’re never gonna take me
You can bend, but you’re never gonna break me
I was yours, I’m not yours anymore
Oh, you don’t own me
Go ahead, put a target on my forehead
You can fire, but you got no bullets
I was yours, I’m not yours anymore
Oh, you don’t own me

Ah, I love this song so much. It’s about shame, pain, anger . . . and how those things can affect us negatively. Basically the singer is saying, “I’m done giving into these things and believing the lie that they’re my friends.” (If I interpreted it correctly) Dear X is one of those songs that I listened to over and over again and when the lyrics come to mind, they give me courage to beat all those negative feelings I struggle with. ❤

Song #2

Would It Matter (Skillet)

What if I just pulled myself together
Would it matter at all
What if I just tried not to remember
Would it matter at all
All the chances that have passed me by
Would it matter if I gave it one more try
Would it matter at all

This is such a heartbreaking song. Ha, ha, another one I listen to on repeat. I’d say that this is one of Skillet’s saddest songs, simply because it’s one of those songs that expresses feelings that everyone deals with at one time or another. While it doesn’t have the normal feeling of hope that Skillet usually has, knowing that you’re not alone and that you’re not the only one who feels this way is really powerful.

Song #3

It’s Quiet Uptown (Hamilton)

There are moments that the words don’t reach
There is suffering too terrible to name
You hold your child as tight as you can
And push away the unimaginable
The moments when you’re in so deep
It feels easier to just swim down

And of course I have a Hamilton song in my (very random) playlist. *ahem* This is a tragic song and one of my favorites from the musical. Towards the end of the song, Angelica sings, “there are moments that the words don’t reach/there is a grace too powerful to name/we push away what we can never understand/we push away the unimaginable/”. This song shows that even through deep grief–like the loss of a son in this instance–there’s hope, forgiveness and grace.

Song #4

R.I.P. Headphones! (Mogli The Iceburg)

I ain’t ever stoppin’
I ain’t ever stoppin’
You gon’ have to kill me
‘Cuz I ain’t gonna quit
I ain’t ever stoppin’
I ain’t ever stoppin’
You gon’ have to kill me
‘Cuz I ain’t gonna quit

Ha, my brothers make fun of me every time I listen to this song. Its like a combination of rap and metal which I’ve never heard of before. I have no idea what it’s about, but as for how it makes me feel . . . it definitely makes me want to get up and run, or find a punching bag, or something to get rid of any energy I may have. XD

Anyway, that was really fun, Kaley, thanks for nominating me!

My Nominees

Melody

Kaelyn

Nahum

Jules

Baruch

Esther

And if you’re not nominated, but feel like doing this tag, go right ahead! (Also, sorry if I nominated you and you’re award free! No pressure there!)

And there you have it, everyone! Hope you enjoyed reading and I look forward to seeing you more often!

Jehosheba ❤


How has fall been for you so far? What are some of your favorite songs? Have you told Hattush happy birthday yet? 😛

What It Takes To Save The World

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Hey!

I’m so sorry for my inconsistency in posting lately. August was way busier than I was expecting it to be. I discovered firsthand how easy it is to lay on your bed and stare at the ceiling while wondering why people ever said you procrastinated. I realized just how much I could write in one week and experienced the satisfaction of typing these two words: the end. I was also able to find out how inspirational (and distracting) Hamilton is when you’re trying to focus on something.

I didn’t realize how time consuming the little (and bigger) things in life could be. I feel like I haven’t had time to do anything–or I haven’t had time to do anything right, which bothers me. So I’m here to announce that I’ll be taking a break from my blog.

I mean, technically I’ve taken a bunch of breaks already. But this time I’ll be gone until October. I may post occasionally, but for the most part I’ll be off.

Hopefully you guys will be able to have some great adventures while I’m gone. I’ll probably have some stories to tell, too. I’ll be travelling to the middle of the earth, searching for gold and discovering the meaning of life. Maybe I’ll even find out what it takes to save the world.

Until next time,

Jehosheba

Six-In-One Awards

*takes deep breath*

So, I’m going to be jumping into this post pretty quickly because it’s going to be rather long. I’ve been putting off doing a bunch of these awards, but I suppose that I can procrastinate no longer. Because I have a lot more awards than usual (and I’m trying to get this done moderately fast), I won’t be nominating people in all of them, but hopefully you’ll have fun reading regardless. 😉


First off, we have the Mystery Blogger Award. I was tagged for this by Hattush and Kaley. Hattush’s blog is random in all the best ways. She’s a passionate, original girl–and she’s also my sister! Kaley’s blog is both interesting and unique. She’s a good blogging friend and I’ve enjoyed getting to know her through emails and letters. Thanks so much for the nominations!!

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The Rules:

  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog
  • Answer the questions you were asked
  • Tell your reader three things about yourself
  • Nominate ten to twenty people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice (with one weird/funny question)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

(This award was created by Okoto Enigmas)

Hattush’s Questions:

1. When was the last time you scratched your nose?

Eh . . . I can’t remember. XD

2. Are you a procrastinator?

Considering the fact that you tagged me for this in May and it is now the middle of July . . .

3. What are you studying in math at the moment?

Algebra. :/

4. Are you a curious person?

YES. I have a love/hate relationship with curiosity, but it gets me in trouble most of the time. XD

5. Favorite childhood book?

My favorite book for AGES was The Price Of A Coconut. *laughs*

Kaley’s Questions:

1. How tall would you be if you could choose your height?

Probably two or three inches taller than I am now. XD

2. What is one thing you love that most people find weird or gross?

I love reading weird, “creepy” books and listening to loud, angry music. I think most people find that weird. XD

3. What’s one thing that makes you you?

Probably my sense of humor, or my love for writing, or my . . . eh . . .unique tastes in different things. 😉

4. What dad joke makes you cringe no matter what?

I don’t hear a lot of dad jokes in my every day life. Probably the “Dad, how do I look?” “With your eyes.” :/

5. Describe your favorite pair of shoes.

Gray and black sandals. XD I am so-o-o-o-o-o not into shoes.

Three Things About Me:

1. My favorite author is and forever will be Victor Hugo.

2. I prefer sitting in my room with my books and computer over socializing with humanity. XD

3. My brother is currently asking me to speak to him in Spanish.

Best Posts On The Providential Blogger (in my opinion XD):

https://theprovidentialblogger.home.blog/2020/05/16/hope-guest-post-by-kaley/

https://theprovidentialblogger.home.blog/2020/04/18/final-photography-results/

https://theprovidentialblogger.home.blog/2020/05/05/music-recommendations/

My Nominees:

Esther @ https://esthersnook.wordpress.com/

Baruch @ https://thecookieblob.wordpress.com/

Lrose5 @ https://creativegirl.art.blog/

Nahum @ https://thebanditpost.wordpress.com/

My Questions:

1. What’s the best prank you’ve ever played on your siblings? (Assuming you have siblings)

2. What’s your favorite dessert?

3. Do you like soda?

4. Who is your favorite author?

5. (Weird Question:) What’s your opinion on hairless cats?


Also from Kaley, we have the Fix Her Crown Award. Thank you so much, Kaley!!

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The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to her blog
  • Copy and paste these rules to your post and please include a link to the original Fix Her Crown Award post, which was created by Cindy Goes Beyond
  • Post three photos of just yourself and write a short caption beneath each about why you chose that photo
  • Nominate seven women for the Fix Her Crown Award, women who lend a helping hand to the woman whose crown seems too heavy, who appreciate the sister who dares to be her own glorious self, who raise strong young women, who smile at the sister journeying alone and walk alongside her for a time, who stand with the sister whose crown has been knocked off her head time after time and women who shine as their own beautifully unique selves.
  • Link to the blogs of the seven nominees

(Original post: http://cindygoesbeyond.com/2020/02/24/fix-her-crown-award/)

My Three Photos:

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I know that the rules said to choose a picture of just you, but this is one of my favorite pictures of Yoveil and I. It was in 2017, I believe. She and I were best buddies. 😉 (Wow . . . that was back when I still had bangs . . . O_O)

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When we first moved to Minnesota in 2018, I did a lot of embroidery work on a quilt for my great grandma . . . I still haven’t finished it. XD

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Hattush took this on our trip to Colorado. I mainly chose this picture because of the scenery!!! Ah-h-h, that was a fun vacation. 😉

My Nominees:

Hattush @ https://daughterofthelight.blog/

Lydia @ https://inhisserviceandlovingit.wordpress.com/blog/

Rosy @ https://rosyswritings.wordpress.com/


And the last award I have from Kaley is the Food Award! Thank you again, Kaley!

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The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Pingback to the creator, Elisha, at https://africaboy.home.blog/
  • Use the same featured image as your nominator
  • Answer the five questions
  • Create five questions about food
  • Nominate five people

Kaley’s Questions:

1. What is one food you are allergic to or wish you were allergic to?

I don’t have any food allergies, but I wouldn’t mind being allergic to fish.

2. What is one food your mom loves that your dad hates?

Potato salad and coleslaw. XD

3. What one food seemed gross for years but now seems delicious?

Hmm . . . I’m not sure.

4. What ice cream flavor is best? If you don’t like ice cream, best flavor of something else.

*gasps* Who doesn’t like ice cream?! Probably peanut butter cup ice cream.

5. Would you rather drink vinegar every day for a year or never eat your favorite food every day for a year?

I would rather never eat my favorite food for a year. XD

My Nominees

I am nominating anyone who likes peanut butter!!!

My Questions:

  • Do you like licorice?
  • What kind of cake did you have for your last birthday?
  • Do you like sprinkles?
  • Hamburgers or hot dogs?
  • Have you ever played the beanboozled game?

Hattush tagged me for the Barnabus Award, as well! Thanks so much, Hattush! 😉

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The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and share their blog
  • Think of five bloggers who encourage and inspire you and nominate them
  • List five things about yourself
  • Answer the questions you were asked
  • Lastly, ask your nominees five questions. Why five? Because it is the number that signifies grace.

Hattush’s Questions:

1. What is the greatest source of encouragement in your life?

I’d have to say that the answer is hands down, JESUS. In every single point of my life, he’s been there to life me up and keep me going. Really, that’s what encouragement is all about, right?

2. Where do you find hope?

Same answer as the last question. 😉 Hope can be found in so many different places if we take the time to look for it. God cares for us so much more than we can imagine and each message of hope he gives is a little reminder to never give up.

3. What is the most encouraging thing that someone has said to you this past week?

Oh-h-h-h, good question! (Actually, these are all good questions XD) Maybe a few days ago when Mama and I were talking about ideas for what I want to do when I grow up. She reminded me that I have talents and gifts and that I shouldn’t bury them. 😉

4. When you feel alone, what do you do?

Sometimes I email friends and we’ll just talk for a bit. Other times I’ll play a favorite song, or read passages in the bible that remind me that I’m not alone. Or sometimes I’ll talk to God for a while and vent all of my frustrations and feelings. 🙂 I also journal a LOT when I feel like that.

5. What is your favorite Christian quote?

There’s no way I can pick one!!! *screams* There are so, so many good quotes out there!!!

Five Things About Myself:

1. When I was younger, I planned to never cut my hair and never pierce my ears. Now, I have my hair cut above my shoulders and my ears are double pierced. XD

2. I’m three chapters away from finishing my current story. *screams wildly*

3. I have a cold. :/

4. I love animal life, though over the years I’ve learned not to value animal life over human life. (Lo-o-o-ong and rather embarrassing story)

5. As of right now I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up. I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be now. But I’m trusting God for my future and present and waiting to see what happens.

My Nominees:

I nominate anyone who has been encouraged by God’s word lately. 😀

My Questions:

1. What is the best Christian non-fiction book you’ve read recently?

2. Who’s the most encouraging person in your life?

3. What’s your main goal in life?

4. What is the last reminder you had to look to Jesus?

5. What is/are your favorite bible passage(s) about hope?


And lastly, I was tagged for the Outstanding Blogger Award by Esther! Esther’s blog is very interesting and creative, so make sure you go check it out!

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The Rules:

  • Provide the link to the creator’s original award post
  • Answer the questions asked
  • Create seven unique questions
  • Nominate ten bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  • At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

(Original post: https://coltonbeckwithrpc.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/the-original-outstanding-blogger-award/)

Esther’s Questions:

1. What are four adjectives that describe your personality?

Weird, optimistic, shy, creative.

2. Pie or cake?

Depends on what kind of pie or cake . . .

3. Swimming or basketball?

Swimming. 😉

4. Dream car?

I have no dream car. Not yet, at least. 😀 XD

5. Favorite quote?

Ah, I have way too many candidates!!!

6. Favorite soda?

I actually don’t like any kind of soda.

7. Pugs or Chihuahuas?

I haven’t had a pug or a chihuahua, actually. I think pugs are pretty cute, though. XD

My Questions:

1. What has been your favorite age so far?

2. Do you like pineapple pizza?

3. When is the last time you had a cold?

4. Coffee or tea?

5. Do you know/are you learning a new language?

6. What’s the best thing you’ve accomplished this week?

7. Do you like carbonated water?

My Nominees:

I’m nominating anyone who wants to do this award. Have fun, guys!!!


*wipes sweat off forehead* Well, that brings us to the end of this rather long post. Please forgive any typos that may have slipped through my hurried editing. 😉 Hope you enjoyed reading, and have a good day!!!

Jehosheba ❤


What’s your favorite question out of this post? Do you enjoy doing awards?

Frankenstein–Mary Shelley

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Hey everyone!

Today I’m going to uncharacteristically skip the long intro for this post and get straight to the point: I love Frankenstein. Last year, I read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley for my literature class. Everyone seems to have turned it into some kind of horror story. Naturally, this is what I had in mind when I picked up the book. But what I read far exceeded my anticipations and gave me a completely different way to think about this story.

So, to set the record straight, I’m here to talk about what I saw in Frankenstein.

Amazon Description

Obsessed with the secret of creation, Swiss scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein cobbles together a body he’s determined to bring to life. And one fateful night, he does. When the creature opens his eyes, the doctor is repulsed: his vision of perfection is, in fact, a hideous monster. Dr. Frankenstein abandons his creation, but the monster won’t be ignored, setting in motion a chain of violence and terror that shadows Victor to his death.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a gripping story about the ethics of creation and the consequences of trauma, is one of the most influential Gothic novels in British literature. It is as relevant today as it is haunting.

After reading that review, you would expect it to be a horror story about this evil monster, right? Well . . . think again.

Common Confusions On Frankenstein

  • FRANKENSTEIN IS NOT A HORROR STORY.

So . . . I’ve already said this multiple times, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again. There wasn’t anything about the book that I would even call creepy. There were quite a few murders throughout the book, but they were very non graphic and weren’t the main portion of the plot.

  • “Frankenstein” is not the name of the creation.

I think most people assume that Frankenstein is the name of the monster that was created. The name actually belongs to Victor Frankenstein, the young scientist. Meanwhile, the creation was simply called “The Monster” or “The Creation” and was never given an official name.

  • Victor’s creation was not stupid.

While I haven’t watched any modern day horror movies based on Frankenstein, I can envision the creation being portrayed as a raging, idiotic, unfeeling monster. *seethes in fury* Oh-h-h dear. Before I get carried away, I’ll just state that that is SO not the case.

Mary Shelley does an amazing job of showing both Victor Frankenstein’s and the creature’s sides of the story. While Victor is telling his story to Robert Walton–a like minded scientist–he also relates to him the times he’s come into contact with his creation and what the monster told him.

We learn how the creation felt upon waking up and discovering that he was all alone without any knowledge of anything. He takes some papers from Victor’s office without realizing their importance and leaves the laboratory. He later learns how he came to be in existence by reading Victor’s painfully detailed recordings. He discovers that, because of his outward appearance, he’s doomed to live a life of solitude and misery. He resolves to find Victor and persuade him to create another creature like himself. When Victor destroys the second creation, the monster is enraged and heartbroken. This then results in the murder of Victor’s good friend, Henry Clerval, and afterwards, his bride, Elizabeth.

What I Took Away From Frankenstein

First of all, there’s the obvious point that I think Mary Shelley was trying to make when she wrote Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein was obsessed with creating human life and in the process, he went too far. While  I personally don’t believe that humans will ever discover the “secret of life”, we can get carried away in the pursuit of science and other things. God has set boundaries for a reason and when we cross over those boundaries, nothing can follow but a life of misery and despair unless we repent.

Secondly, I bought this book in a collection that included The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Frankenstein. (You can find it here on Amazon) Both books had a powerful theme and connection that I hadn’t expected to find.

In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Quasimodo is a deaf, half blind hunchback. From the time when he was a young boy to his mid twenties, he had been despised and told that he didn’t deserve to live. Meanwhile, Frankenstein’s creature was also despised because of his appearance. In reality, both of these “monsters” could have been compassionate, humane creatures, had they been given the right kind of attention and care.

Sure, we rarely see people like Quasimodo or Frankenstein’s creature in our daily lives, but what do we do when we’re tempted to judge others because of outward appearance? I know this is something that I struggle with every day. It’s important to stop and ask ourselves, are we seeing this person through God’s eyes?

 

I hope that you all enjoyed hearing my thoughts on Frankenstein and maybe you’ll go read it for yourself! Have a good evening!

Jehosheba ❤


Have you ever read Frankenstein? If so, what did you think about it? What themes did you see portrayed in the story?

Minnesota Travels

HELLO-O-O-O!!!

Well, I’m sitting here at my computer, wondering when pressing keys on a keyboard became so exhausting. I ran a brush through my hair this morning, but was too tired to finish the ritual and ended up leaving my hair alone for the moment. I’m curled up in a sweatshirt, hoping that no one notices the bags under my eyes.

Still, I couldn’t be happier.

On July 7th, we girls and Dovid flew back to Minnesota to finish up orthodontics. We left at seven and drove three hours to the airport.

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Hattush and I waiting on the plane. Believe me, wearing a mask for 3+ hours is not ideal.
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Dovid had been running crazy around the airport, so I think we were all relieved when he fell asleep pretty quickly.

When we finally took off, the plane was so loud that the only bands I could hear in my headphones were Skillet and Fit For A King. XD Still . . .

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I didn’t take a lot of pictures in Minnesota, but I think it’s safe to say that we had a LOT of fun! We went to a toy store and picked out a bunch of toys for the kids. Hattush and I each bought a piece of laffy taffy. Afterwards, we drove to Panera and tried to figure out our new game. It didn’t really work, but it was fun to laugh at the cute pictures.

We collapsed in our hotel room that night. I slept until 6:30, after which I read my new book, The Reason by Lacey Sturm, until everyone else woke up. 😉

Long story short, we went to the orthodontics place and Hattush and I got our braces removed. Hattush had already had her expander removed, but I got mine removed on this trip, along with the braces.

After walking around downtown for a bit, getting ice cream at Nelsons (which you NEED to try if you’re ever in Minnesota), and returning the rental car, we headed back to the airport for our flight home.

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Driving home!!! Dovid is adorable in this picture . . . Hattush is pretty cute, too, though. XD
We arrived home yesterday and it was so nice to see everyone again! Baruch kept asking what I missed most about him. Yoveil was excited to see that Hattush and I had bought toys for her while we were gone. I was relieved to be back with my guinea pigs and I think Hattush felt the same way about her sugar gliders.

All in all, I had a really good time. It was awesome to be able to spend girl time together and I learned way more than I had expected on this trip.

Have a great day!

Jehosheba ❤


What about you? Have you ever been on a plane? Do you have/have you had braces at one point? What’s your favorite part about travelling? 🙂