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

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? 🙂

My Life Lately

Howdy, people!

As I was looking through some of my recent blog posts, I realized that it’s been FOREVER since I gave an update on my life! Hopefully I’ll get into the habit of doing these more often, but for now I’m here to give you the rundown of what all I’ve been doing. Hope you enjoy!

I. Art

First of all, Nahum and I have been doing a lot of art recently. We both like drawing challenging, realistic things, so–after at least half an hour of deliberation–we decided to draw Smaug’s eye. We looked up a YouTube tutorial for this one and, although it took a while, we were both pretty happy with our end results! (He would never admit it, but Nahum’s one looked so cool in the end!!)

 

After that, Nahum and I decided to retake an art class that I had already done. We’re only on day three so far, but it’s been fun to do it together!

I got a bunch of art supplies for my birthday (which have been so fun to use!!!). I’ve been inspired to start a lot of pictures, but unfortunately, that inspiration has been dying halfway through the process.

I’ve also been obsessed with drawing hands. I go through phases quite frequently: last time it was birds . . . now it’s hands. 😉 It’s fun experimenting with different angles and looks.

II. Writing

During our recent trip to Greenville (which you can read about here on my sister’s blog), I got inspired for a story idea. I wrote out the general plot at 11:00 and wondered if I would even remember it in the morning. I started the actual story at the beginning of June and low and behold, I have . . . sixty pages. Hopefully I’ll stay inspired until I actually finish it.

I’ve also been writing a lot of flash fiction, short stories and random, rambling thoughts that make absolutely no sense. I was worried that I had lost my inspiration for writing completely, so I’m relieved to see it coming back again.

III. My birthday!!!

Yes, as you may be shocked to find out, I have finally turned fourteen. *cheers* I’ve been waiting for this year for so long, but now that I actually am fourteen, I’m sad to say that I don’t feel any different at all.

At any rate, I had an amazing birthday! I got a ton of fun gifts from my family and friends. We had a fun day out and about town on the day before my birthday, which you can also find on Hattush’s blog!! 😉 And I had an amazing cheesecake in the evening which felt like a perfect end to a perfect day. 😀 ❤

IV. Hair cut

After a few weeks of persuading and dissuading myself, I finally settled on getting a hair cut. I haven’t had my hair higher than my shoulders for as long as I can remember, so it’s taken some getting used to!

V. Other . . . Stuff . . .

In other news, Shadow and Nugget have been doing well and are getting used to my constantly playing with them. They’re warming up and it’s been so fun seeing even more of their personality come out!

Last week my grandparents came for a visit; and next week, I’ll finally say goodbye to my braces. We got our pool set up a little while ago and my siblings have enjoyed playing in it. Summer is a pretty busy season for my family and this year is no exception.  I’m looking forward to settling into a routine again, but for now, I’m thankful for my crazy life and am looking forward to seeing what happens next!

Thanks for reading!

Jehosheba ❤