Thursday, 28 August 2014

Random Funny Things

   I have this really good way of telling how well people know me. When I'm not wearing shoes people who don't know me very well say things like this: "Aren't your feet cold?" "Doesn't it hurt?" "Where are your shoes?" People who do know me well who see me wearing shoes say: "What!? You're wearing shoes!" "What happened?" "Are you all right?" And other such things.

   The other day we (Mummy, Samuel, Joshua and me) were in town; we were at big w and Mummy and I saw a baby who had lots of hair. We were just talking about it when Samuel asked, "What are you talking about?" We told him and he said, "Where?" Mummy said, "Just back there." After a minute or so Samuel said, "Why would someone want a box of hair?" Mummy and I started laughing and told him we were talking about a baby with lots of hair.

   Later that day, I was just about to start peeling some potatoes for tea and Mummy was cutting up some chicken when Samuel wandered into the kitchen and said, "Mummy, how will we do the potatoes if the garbage truck hasn't come yet?".... Mummy and I both turned around and looked at him, then at the same time we said, "I think we misheard you...could you repeat that?" Samuel must have realized how weird what he'd just said was, and he started looking up at the ceiling and he walked out of the kitchen without answering us. It was weird! How he connected the garbage truck and potatoes is still a mystery to me!

   Looking through folders with pictures I drew when I was 3 or so. Isn't it funny how people used to be potato shaped, with sticks for arms and legs, and, as Alice said about one of the drawings, pancakes for hair. Just looking at my pictures shows my great artistic talent...which I seemed to have misplaced sometime, I haven't been able to find it for years...

   A funny school story that my cousin, Jessica, told me:
   Well, Jessica's class went to the library for some reason, when they got back to the class room, all their desks were upside down with the chairs on top of them. You see, their teacher and the teacher of the class next door were uni friends, and the other class had 'rearranged' their room...So Jessica's class, after they had fixed up their class room, decided to rearrange their neighbour's class room.
   They were, very conveniently, away at another place, so before they got back Jessica's class put all of the desks, chairs and other things...on the roof (It was a flat roof). They even arranged it so it looked like it did before they moved it, apparently it was rather hard to get the teacher's desk onto the roof but they managed it. They had enlisted the gardener's help with his ladder, he seemed to think it was funny.
When the other class came back they didn't know where all their stuff was, then the gardener came and said, "I didn't think people were allowed to do their school work on the roof."...

   I'm walking around at church (no shoes of course), then I step on something spiky, I say, "ouch." The person next to me stares at me in amazement and says, "You said 'ouch'!"

   The other week I went walking in the paddock. I decided to try and climb a tree (no surprise). I took my shoes off (yes, I was wearing shoes, I know, it's amazing) and climbed the tree. There happened to be cows around that place, nice friendly cows, one of them was just a little too friendly decided my shoes looked it started trying to eat them. I might not like these shoes but I needed to walk back through the tiger pear infested paddock so I didn't really want the cow eating my shoes. I had to climb down the tree, rescue my shoes and then climb back up again...then I just had a staring contest with the won.

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Monday, 18 August 2014

My Very Inspiring Blog

I am very pleased to announce, that my blog is inspiring! Thank you His Princess for nominating me. At least it shows I'm inspiring, and I think that's a good thing. Even though thinking is always a dangerous past-time.

Here are the rules:
1. List the rules and display the award, well, I've already done that so that's ok.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself, it seems that there's no questions this time.
3. Nominate 15 zero other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know you have nominated them. I'm not saying that I'm only going to nominate un-amazing-blogs, just I think every one I know of is sick of them now.
4. Proudly display the badge. What badge? I don't see a badge...

Anyway, now for the funny facts all about jumpy Jane.

1. I have a fringe.
2. I like archery and other medieval weapons.
3. I like reading books.
4. I've just finished reading the first and second books in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini (Eragon and Eldest).
5. I home-school.
6. I eat lots.
7. And I have already finished my school-work for the day.
8. I have 3 lovely sisters, and 2 noisy brothers.
9. I can count, no matter what people think.

~ Jane, Misty Maiden

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Adventures of Emu and Rosie

   This is the tale of the exciting adventure Emu and Rosie (for those who don't know, they are my little quail chicks I got for my birthday) had the other day, told from Rosie's point of view:

   I looked up as a huge hand, belonging to mistress Jane, reached down into our box. I still felt a bit shaky from all the wobbling our box had been doing. I stayed still in case she wanted to pick me up, but she reached instead for Emu. I watched as he flew through the air and out of the box, until I couldn't see him any more. I cheeped loudly to comfort him, "you'll be ok, Emu." I called, I knew he didn't like being held, but I wondered what was happening.

   After a while Miss Jane's hand came back but where was Emu? I called loudly to him, and he called back, "It's all right Rosie, this is wonderful!" I wondered what was going on.
   Miss Jane lifted me out into the bright warm sunshine and put me down on some funny green stuff. I looked around, I had no idea where I was. I scrambled over to where Emu was sitting, "Where are we?" He asked, I looked around, "I think this might be The Great Outside." I replied in awe. I pecked at the green stuff curiously, then I saw a bug flying by, I ran after it, "This place is great!" I called to Emu, who was still sitting in the sun, "Let's go exploring."

   Emu grudgingly got up and followed me as I headed towards some distant rocky cliffs. Soon we reached them and Emu saw some tasty little bugs (Miss Jane called them Ants) climbing on the rocks. We chased them around for a while and caught quite a few, then I saw some more cliffs behind us. 
   I ran over to them and I saw that they were lower than the other ones. I flapped my wings and scrambled up. I looked over to where Emu was still chasing Ants, "Come on Emu, I can climb these cliffs!" I called. Emu looked up at me, and when he saw that I'd climbed up, he ran over and flapped his wings furiously, but he fell back down again, "How will I get up, Rosie?" He asked. I frowned thoughtfully, "Maybe Miss Jane will help," I suggested, so I called out and so did Emu, and Jane came and gave Emu a boost. 

   I soon found out that although we were allowed to play on the cliffs we weren't allowed to go into the jungle on the other side. I looked longingly into the dark green bushes and thought how fun it would be to play in them, but whenever either of us went towards it, Jane put her hand there as a barrier. I knew I could get over it, but I also knew that when Miss Jane put her hand in the way like, that it meant that we weren't supposed to go there.

   I looked around when I heard a swooshing sound, I gaped at what I saw. It looked like a giant waterfall. I watched it warily, you never know with waterfalls. Then the waterfall sat down, and I realized it was Miss Jane's sister, Alice. She sat there for awhile talking to Jane, then she got up again and walked away. I wondered what she was up to. 
   A little while later I found out when she returned with a big red container full of funny grainy stuff. I think Miss Jane called it Sand. Emu and I had a great time in the sand, scratching around, looking for things to eat and eating the things we found. I wasn't sure if we were eating Sand or Bugs, but whatever it was it tasted nice. 
   I saw a bug and chased it around but then it hopped out of the Red Container and onto the funny green stuff. I looked around, checking if I was allowed out, and then flapped my wings and jumped down onto the funny green stuff, which I found out was called Grass. 

   I chased the bug around for awhile and then looked around and heard Emu calling for me, "where are you, Rosie? I can't see you." I cheeped back to him, "I'm just down here, on the Grass. Are you coming?"  Emu's head appeared over the top of the Red Container full of funny grainy stuff called Sand, and then he flapped his wings and jumped down beside me onto the funny green stuff called Grass.
   After we ran around for a while longer I felt a bit tired so I sat down in the sun for a rest, so did Emu. Miss Jane gently picked us up and put us back in our box. I sighed contentedly, it had been a very exiting day, and I hoped that Miss Jane would bring us Out again tomorrow. 

~ Jane, Misty Maiden