For 2 years I carried this notebook with me everywhere I went.
















It was my ever running to-do list. To-dos that had to happen, that I dreamed would happen, and that I could do if I ever wanted to. There were plenty of doodles and the pages are dog eared and wrinkled.

It was very loved.

“a single green light, minute and faraway, that might have been the end of a dock.”

Zah Grr8 Gatzbee iz awr reding matery-yal en englosh.

And we needed to make a notebook. We could use a composition notebook and decorate it, (shoutout to Niki and her weaving skills!) or make a real live book. I had been hankering to bind a book, so I left my homework in my bag and worked on this instead.

Efficient Sunday

It sure has been a while since I last posted. This week has been busy. A lot of studying, testing, and stress. There was a lot of fun too, but as I’m in the studying mode I can’t think of anything else.


Friday and Saturday were my days off. I did no homework and it was great. I sketched, put up Christmas decorations, we got our tree, and relaxed. But as the day dragged on, I got more and more stressed about the amount of homework I needed to do, and the lack of days I had to do it. So I made a schedule.


I have it all planned out on a piece of paper. Get up at 6:45, get dressed eat breakfast. 7:00-8:00, read chapter 19 for history. 8:00-8:10, break, eat, get dressed, get set up. 8:10-9:00, do chapter 19 online homework. 9:00-9:10, break, computer, get set up for math. Etcetera, etcetera, you get the gist. I live for these 10 minute breaks. So far I’ve been spending the little time I have on this post, typing as much as I can before the 10 minute mark is up.

Working (5)

And I’m listening to Mozart at high volume on repeat to stay focused. After going through my playlist at least a half-dozen times, it’s starting to lose it’s effect.


DONE! I’ve reviewed chapters 1-4 and I’m ready for my final Tuesday/Thursday! I still have to make flashcards, and memorize them, and do a few practice problems, but I can do that tonight.

On another note, here’s some necklaces a made a little while ago. I could make these all day. But I don’t because making these necklaces is a very long process. First, whenever I find a shell or rock on vacation I save it. And it sits in my suitcase or coat pocket for months until I find it and set it on my dresser. It remains on my dresser until I get a burst of inspiration and turn it into a pendant using wire. And back onto the dresser it goes because I don’t have a chain for it.

Here are the lucky few that made it through the last obstacle.

Shell (4)

I might get back to my regular schedule of posting 2X weekly by Wednesday, maybe. You can count on it by winter break though.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

I could fill this entire page with exclamation marks!

I went and talked to our drama teachers.

I told them I was thinking about going into the field of costume design.

And I asked them if they wanted any help with costumes in the musical.

They squealed.

And gave me the script.

We talked about 20’s fashion.

We talked about perusing Goodwill for hats and shoes.

And about the room full of costume in our schools basement.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I have been doing so much homework this week. Which is frustrating because it takes so much time and it’s my week off.



These are my sharpen-able pencils, interesting yes? This post is a mishmash of all my distractions.



Homework (3)

I set up my station, with much care, much more than I should’ve given it.Homework (4)

I worked for 20 minutes and then reset the timer. It’s a weird was to keep time, but it kept me working.

Light (1)Legs (1)

Here’s Mary’s arm. She has this doodle that she redraws almost every day.

M-Armdoodle (3)

R-11-23 (1)

R-11-23 (2)


R-11-23 (5)

Guess what, my homework still isn’t done.