Sunday, April 12, 2015

adventures in europe

Yes, dearest readers, I had spent some time gallivanting around a small portion of Europe! Although as lovely as Europe was, it was really cold and cloudy most of the time, which, I think, took away from the beauty a bit as a lot of the time I caught myself wishing to be at a warm beach. Our bones were made for the sunny beach, not the winter's biting winds.
Also, and I mean this in the best way possible, my parents were more interested in churches and architecture than the other three who tagged along, but we had a very nice time nonetheless. But I think next time I could survive crowds just to go in the summertime, and eat more gelato.

First off, we had to fly up to Maryland and spend a night before catching our flight to Germany, where we would meet our sister-in-law and her two boys. So we hopped on a train and spent a day in Washington, D.C., and looked around a few museums.

We arrived in Baumholder, Germany safe and sound. The day after we arrived, we went down to a town called Heidelburg for the afternoon with the sister-in-law.
 Next after Baumholder was the real destination: Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My dad was teaching at a small seminary there for only a day, but we got there earlier so we could run around Amsterdam (which was the coldest out of all the places we went!). There were people from all over at the seminary- New Zealand, Philadelphia, to name a few. 
 I didn't take any pictures in Amsterdam (so shoot me. I actually didn't take many pictures at all while in Europe...shameful...) so we'll move on to our next stop.

Prague, Czech Republic. I think this was my favorite place. Every night we would go to the Old Town Square and get chocolate crepes and a pastry called trdelnik (pronounced tra-del-nik), which was covered in cinnamon and baked over hot coals.
During the day, we wandered around the rest of Prague and explored whatever caught our fancy.
 Then we flew back to Germany to spend our last days with our brother,  who had just come back from a 9 month tour in  Kuwait. Our sister-in-law was absolutely glowing when we came back.
 And then, onward to the States! We had spent a lovely time in Europe, but were exceedingly happy to be going back to the sunshine and heat. I spent my last few moments spending crowns on coke, partly because crowns look super cool and sound pretty cool.
 We had to stop in Charleston, SC before continuing all the way home in a rental car, but we didn't mind. The weather was beautiful and Charleston was very pretty.

And finally, we were home. Time spent away from the States meant that I didn't get as much access to the internet, which gave me plenty of time to read a book called 'Unbroken' (which is absolutely amazing, I totally recommend it. Check it out) and plenty of time to think.

I missed all y'all and your lovely comments, and I'm happy to be back in sunshine! (and hey, since I've been back, I've posted twice! That has to be some kind of record for the past two months...)

Savo'lass a lalaith,

-The Writer

Monday, April 6, 2015

Dear Readers,
     While I have been absent, I've had a nice break from a lot of distractions. And when I came back from my nice break (um, I visited Europe...there was that...eep!) my Writer sense came back as well. It was never that I didn't like to write, but I think I was getting tired of writing and had nothing to write either. This may explain my lack of posting...ahem...but I've been missing my blogger friends, and while again, I can never promise that I'll come back and post, I noticed that I hadn't checked my blog in a while, and when I did I had completely forgotten about my last post.
     Well, some boring news, I am not a writer vlogger. But the response I received was very nice. Y'all supported my decision (even though it didn't wind up happening) and even suggested a few things even though y'all weren't too excited about it ;p and I never thanked you!
     So, I have to reply to Miss Meredith: Yes, one time I did mention a villain interview! I completely forgot about that as well! In fact, I do have it saved to my drafts, ready for my editing and publishing. What a very nice feeling to be back, even if only temporarily.

     What I want most is for me not to be afraid to post random little snippets of my work- that is, ones I don't mind sharing. I just have to get around to sharing them and not minding too much if people don't read anyway. I saw a nice thing somewhere where people just requested a story by giving an idea and the writer supplied them with a nice little short story, from the original idea of course. And I was going to say something else but I can't remember what it was and that is very annoying. I am annoyed. And also late for an event.

I must bid you farewell until further notice.
Savo'lass a lalaith,

     The Writer

Saturday, January 10, 2015

being a blogger is hard

Being a blogger is actually hard for me now. I don't take the time to write blog posts anymore (as you very well know) and I have a hard time actually coming up with things to write about, which makes it harder.
     I'm not here to make anymore promises. Those just don't work and all it does is maybe give me an inkling of hope that I'll blog more, when in reality I won't.
     However, I've been thinking about starting a vlog.
     "Hey, isn't that the same thing? You would still be blogging."
     True. But, it is blogging with a video, and for me, a lot more appealing. I could be anything in a video, whereas a blog, I feel like I need to stick to one subject. Even my Sassy Sister blog is kinda dead now.
     So I'm thinking of deleting some blogs (but not this one) and becoming a vlogger.
     If you would be a dear, comment below if you think I should switch to vlogs, and, if you would be even dearer, give me a few suggestions on a couple topics. Even dearest? Comment anything you want to hear. Ask me questions, ask my opinion, ask me to give a review on anything...just ask. Or tell me.
     I'm a little nervous, but I think you'll hear from me a lot more, both as a writer and a person. (or are those the same things? nevermind...)