Hiiiii people of Blog Land! I’m alive! You guys probably didn’t actually notice my absence, but I sure did! I took an unexpected and very unwanted break from blogging for nearly a month because… Well… School happened. And the stomach virus happened… And family functions happened… And my poor little OCD/ADHD brain just couldn’t keep up with all those happenings without going into frazzled mode!
Anyway… I’m writing this post to catch you guys up on what’s been going on with me, and what you can expect to see on this blog in the near future. First of all: The ranty/whiny/yucky part!
My Classes This Year Include:
•Algebra II 🙃
•US History 😪
•English III 🙂
•Chemistry (My teacher’s name is tom Riddle! Seriously!) 😱
•Medical Terminology 😄
•Oral Communications 🙁
*All of those classes except Algebra, English, and Chemistry are online through Blackboard, and let’s just say that Blackboard isn’t exactly blind friendly. That’s contributed a great deal to my frazzled nature, but I’ll spare you the torture of hearing, (reading?), me rant about questionable accessibility standards in education for the moment because I think that deserves it’s own post…
Personal Goings On:
I’ve been pretty crafty lately, so this is gonna be a bunch of DIY stuff…
•I started a bullet journal and love it! Let me know if you wanna see a post, and here’s the video I used to get started:
•I made a replica of Tom Riddle’s diary using this tutorial, only it didn’t turn out exactly like it cause I ended up putting black and silver duck tape over the spine to make it not show my glue goofs.
•I’ve started art journaling! I thought about a post of “the blind girl’s art journal,” so let me know if you’d like to see that
•I found tactile emoji stickers!!!! You guys have no idea how happy tactile stickers make me!!! I also got some tacky glue cause gorilla glue made me goof up my Voldemort diary, a glue stick that means business cause school glue doesn’t stick to anything, and some chalk pain cause it has an awesome texture and Mom found me a pretty blue color!
•I somehow survived my two-year-old cousin’s birthday party without going insane from Micky Mouse music! Like my ears? The pic is of me and my Aunt Kathy!
•I have scalded my tongue on jasmine green tea about four times since starting this post…. 😫
Will you read with me? And other blogging stuff…
I haven’t been blogging as much as I’d like, but I have been reading a lot! By the end of my crazy busy school day, I’ve been being so sick and tired of working that the idea of typing one more letter on the keyboard or reading one more word of braille makes me want to scream, so I’ve turned to audio books. I’ve been listening to them as I work on my various craft projects, so I’ve got quite a few book reviews ready to be written. Those are pretty simple to write because I love analyzing books, so that is most likely what the majority of this blog will be during the school weeks until I get a break. Sooooo… I have a thought! I love discussing books with other people just as much as I love analyzing them in writing, so I think it would be really cool to start a kind of bloggers bookclub. The idea is that a group of bloggers would get together and vote on a book to read each month, and then we could do kind of a giant collaborative post. By that I mean that we would each write our own individual post, but we would link it back to the other bloggers in the group. We could set up a forum, or a Skype group, or a Twitter group, or a FaceBook group, or maybe a group on Google Hangouts depending on what you guys like. Just drop me a line in the comments if your interested, or email me from my contact page. Also, feel free to share this with anybody you think would be interested! I’ll also share a list of the reviews I have coming up in the near future, and I’d love it if you want to read along and discuss with me!
Aside from that, I am behind on a tag… Thank you SO much to The Quirky Book Nerd for tagging me in the reader confession tag! I’m not ignoring you; I just totally forgot to do it because it didn’t make the todo list as soon as I saw it… I can’t wait to do it now, and actually it’s already done and scheduled for later this week! I guess that means I can’t wait for it to post though… I’ve got a couple other tags planned as well that I think look super fun, and you guys can tag me if you see anything you’d like me to do! I love tags, and I don’t typically leave them waiting so long!
And for all you fellow “dumbledorks” out there, I am participating in the bloggers house cup, and this is my team’s first challenge! Keep an eye out for our results cause with me involved this is gonna be interesting to say the least!
Hear’s that book review list:
•Girl of nightmares by Kendare Blake
•The Islands At the End of the World by Austin Aslan
•Angel fall by Susan Ee
•The Diviners by Libba Bray
•The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
If you guys have any suggestions for me as far as what to read next or future posts you’d like to see from me, please let me know! And also let me know if you’d like Blogger’s Bookclub to happen because now I am super excited about the idea of it happening! Guys!!! Please read with me!!! I need some bookworm buddies!!! Ok… Until next time, be bookish, stay writerly, and go watch this video because you really need it in your life if you are a Dumbledork!