First Word-Autumn

Kon’nichiwa! (Japanese for “Hello”) πŸ˜‰ And a somewhat long time no hear, and a happy Autumn to you all! πŸ™‚Β fall-is-here-9781499801101-in02

Except… maybe for some of you it may look like this:

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Yes? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

Anyway, today we are going to do a word game. I’m going to list ten words, and all you have to do is copy and paste them into the comment section, then enter the first word that comes to your mind after each word. Ready? πŸ™‚

Apple:
Pumpkin:
Cozy:
Chilly:
turkey:
Cinnamon:
hay:
harvest:
leaf:
cider:

Jikai made! (Till next time)

Prairie Child-part 2

And now.. for the second part of Prairie Child.. part 2 😊


Panicking, Amber climbed up a tree, hoping they wouldn’t see her. The four men on horseback stopped right under her tree, obviously looking around for her.

“Where’d she go?” A man with curly brown hair and a black Stetson asked, seeming to be greatly annoyed.

The other men paced around on their horses, appearing to be nervous and fidgety. Finally, another one of the men, who looked to be the burliest and shortest of them all, spoke up. “I dunno boss, but I’m not likin’ this. I mean, first we kill the old man, and now we are huntin’ down the girl. What for? Why don’t we just take the money we came for and get the livestock.. and be on our way?”

Amber listened intently to see what “Curly” would say. He looked at the horizon of the prairie and spat on the ground. “You afraid, Shorty? If you are-” he cocked his pistol and turned his gaze back on Shorty. “Then maybe you’d wanna stay here, huh?”

Shorty pulled a whip from his saddlebag, all the while fidgeting. “Naw, I just don’t think we need the extra trouble.”

Curly rode up beside Shorty. “Now listen ta me. We aren’t goin’ to stop huntin’ this girl, until I say so, ya understand? She’s knows where the old man’s real fortune was. Now ride! All of ya!” He spat once again on the ground and steered his horse around and galloped across the prairie, the other men following him. Shorty hesitated, looked around, and followed.

Amber breathed out her relief in sobs. After they were no longer in sight, she climbed from the tree, cautiously. She jumped to the ground, hearing a rip. My dress! Finding that it was only a bit of the seam at the bottom, she shrugged. I guess it was my work dress any way. Β She sighed. “Where do I go?” Keep going until you reach a brick house. Her grandpa’s words came back to her. In which direction? The riders went straight, so I’ll go..uh left. Conflicting emotions tormented her. She wanted to stay and see if Grandpa Jake was really…dead. She didn’t want to leave, yet she knew she must- that it wasn’t safe for her. “Oh, Grandpa Jake. What on earth is goin’ on?”Β Β She wrapped her sweater tighter around her as the air grew colder, and snowflakes started falling. Feeling scared and cold, Amber did the only thing she knew to do. “Dear God, I’m feelin’ right scared. I think Grandpa Jake is.. dead, and some men are after me. It’s a tough fix I’m in, and I’m just prayin’ you’ll help me through this mess. Please help me to find that lady’s house. Amen.”

With one last look to her beloved house and farm, Amber bravely continued. Step after step, she hoped she was getting closer to safety.


Having five children of her own, including twelve orphans she took in to safety and as her own, Mrs. Candela had plenty of experience with children. That’s why she was put in charge of the church’s annual Easter picnic. Although she was hoping for sun and warm weather. It was not to be. Snow started falling, and the picnic was cancelled. “Oh, Simeon,” she complained to her husband, “I was so looking forward to this event. I could tell it was goin’ to be a huge success!”

Simeon sighed. “Well, Β now, Mary, I’m just not sure, but don’t worry, it will be even better when we can do it in warmer weather! Maybe it’ll even give ya more time to prepare, although I don’t think ya could prepare any more than ya already have.”

Mary smiled. “I suppose ya are right, as always, Simeon. The children do need ta get to the doc, any way, and ya never know if another child would land on my doorstep. Do ya think that Jake Simmons has sent any more over here?”

Simeon looked thoughtful. “It’s possible, Mary, but I suppose we won’t know until they arrive. Are ya sure we can fit another child in this house of ours?”

Mary looked at him with a twinkle in her eyes. “I reckon we can. We always have room for one more. Besides, Jessica is probably gettin’ hitched soon, any way, to Joshua Brien.”

Simeon nodded and got up. “I’m goin’ ta bed, dear. Good night.”

“All right. Goodnight.”

Simeon gave her a kiss on the cheek and climbed up the stairs. Mary sat in her rocking chair, thinking. I do hope another child comes soon, an if one does come, who will it be?Β 

That thought persisted in her mind through the night.

 

 

1st Blogiversary!

Along with it being thanksgiving Sunday, it is also my blogiversary!

Yay!

Thank you to EVERYONE who has followed and supported me for this first year. πŸ™‚

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What are you all thankful for this weekend? πŸ™‚

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.
God has given us SO much, and His mercies are new every morning! He sent His son to die for us– what great love!
Thank you, Lord! πŸ™‚
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Giveaway winner!

Hello…. how is everyone? πŸ™‚ A happy Thanksgiving Sunday to you all! (if you’re Canadian)

First of all.. a big SHOUT OUT and THANK YOU to all who entered my giveaway! πŸ™‚

I checked this morning, and Rafflecopter picked a random winner.

But.. I will be doing something a little different: I’m picking two winners:

Who are:

Congratulations to Melanie and Mikayla! πŸ™‚

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I will send you both two pairs of earrings, as well as an email. πŸ™‚

Thank you again for everyone who entered, and please stay tuned for more giveaways, as there will probably be one in the winter. πŸ™‚

Thanks!!!!

-Olivia

Racing for time!! Update

Hey guys!!

Some of you may be wondering what is going on with Racing for Time, the story I have on here.

Well, it is actually in the process of being edited!
Hopefully…. after that… it will be published!!!!

After it is hopefully published, I’ll share with you all!

I’m possibly going to be ordering a whole bunch of copies for myself, and then you guys can buy it (if you want) from me, and I’ll ship it to you. But, that’s only possible. πŸ™‚
So… who’s excited!?

The Book Tag

BonjourΒ tout le monde! Ready for the book tag? Β (appropriate, don’t you think? Considering the Book Party that ends today)

You all know how this works, right? Here we go:

Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who tagged you
2. Copy and paste these rules
3. Answer the ten questions
4. Tag three or more people
5. Make sure to let the people you tag know you tagged them

 

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  1. What is your favorite genre of books?
  2. Who is your favorite author and why?
  3. Are you more of a writer or a reader?
  4. Which book have you read the most?
  5. Is there a book that has made you cry?
  6. What book has made you kinda annoyed at the way they ended it?
  7. What book is one you can read over and over again?
  8. Is there one book in which you couldn’t stop reading until you finished it?
  9. Do you have a favorite book?
  10. And lastly, What kind of writing style do you like to read?

 

And I tag with these questions:

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Holly Berry

Rebekah Morris

 

Thanks guys! πŸ™‚