November 28, 2012
I totally can’t believe it, people.
December starts next week. I know. That means even more fantastic holidays are just around the corner! There are Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Three Kings Day, New Year’s Eve. Ahh… so much to celeBEARate. Whichever holidays you celebrate this year, I hope you get to be with people you love, and if you can’t be with them, I hope you know they are thinking of you.
I don’t live close to my grandparents. My grandma and grandpa are really fun and I love hearing their stories. I don’t know if they are going to be able to visit this Christmas because it is hard for them to travel sometimes. I’ll still write to them.They even email me, which makes it easier to stay in touch. If you can’t be near your friends and family remember to send them a note telling them how much you love them. That’s what the holidays are really about anyway. They aren’t about getting presents, they are about drinking hot cocoa with your friends and seeing how many marshmallows will fit in your mug. They’re about helping your parents cook or clean up after big meals and listening to all the stories they have about their holidays when they were little.
Just be sure to give them a hug, whether it’s on the phone, in a letter or in person. One little hug can mean a lot more than you might think!
November 26, 2012
So you know how sometimes I’m kinda psychic, like I can tell when things are gonna happen? Well, in my blog last Monday I said I really wanted to go to Canada because of all the maple syrup they make there. And guess what. Well, no, I’m not going on a trip to Canada, but my teacher said yesterday that we are starting a whole section in social studies on Canada! I can’t wait to tell everyone how fab maple syrup is. Maybe my teacher will even let me bring in a snack for everyone at some point.
I also am eager to hear more about the Canada geese. You know those long necked water birds that fly in a V and honk? Ha, ha. Not like a car, more like a, well, they honk like a goose, I don’t know how else to explain it to ya! You can usually find some around lakes and ponds. They are pretty common in most cold areas of North America, but I’m not sure if they are found everywhere in the world. I’ll have to ask my teacher when we get to the animal part.
Check ya later!
November 21, 2012
Turkey Day is tomorrow in the United States (they already had it in Canada because they celebrate it in October. It’s very much the same kind of holiday, celebrated with friends and family and lots of totally delish food!) I can’t wait for rutabagas! I know, it’s a weird word, it’s pronounced ROOD-uh-bay-guhs, but these things are pawsome. My mom makes them every year for Thanksgiving. I don’t even know anyone else who makes them. Last year I told you how to make them, just like you would make mashed potatoes. I always remember to tell people to put a lot of salt in the water that you cook them in because they soak it up like a sponge! Plus, it tastes better if you salt the cooking water because they’ll already have great flavor when you’re mixing them all up with the butter and milk.
To find the blog I wrote about rutabagas, click over on the right on November 2011 and scroll to the Mashed Rutabaga Recipe post to find it. SO GOOD!
Thank me later, peeps! Hope your Thanksgiving is pawsome!