Woodles and Ruben!!

Dear No One,

So guess what!! I just love the look of two exclamation points. Anyways, tommorow a puppy is coming to our house!! His name I Ruben, and he is SO. STINKIN. CUTE!!!! He is a Woodle, which is the most hypoallergenic dog in the world. If you know me, you’ll know I’ve always wanted a doggo. I’ve got bunnies now, but you know what they say, the more the merrier! You’ll also know that my dad is SUPER allergic to a bunch of animals. So for a while we’ve been researching woodles. They’re half wheaten terrier half poodle, hence the doodle part. A couple weeks ago, my mom contacted a Woodle breeder.(I know it’s generally not great to get animals from breeders, but this is a special exception, ok. Don’t get me wrong, some day I would love to go rescue a little somebody, but for a Woodle it’s not possible.) Anyways, they hooked us up with a family who’d recently adopted one of their puppies, and we got to meet him!! We went to go play in the dog park with him, and my dad only got allergic when some other dogs came in to play. So tomorrow, Rubens owners are going to come to our house and drop him off, so we’ll have a puppy for a couple hours!!!! IM SO EXCITED:3 We’re hoping that if some of Ruben’s hair gets in our home that we’ll be able to tell better if my dad is allergic. Obviously, I really hope he’s not. Ruben is such a sweetie, and apparently all woodles have that sort of temperament. He was super sweet and friendly but he also loved to run around and play with toys. He was very smart and they’d already taught him lots of tricks!! Here’s a pic of Ruben if u want to see him, but it’s not the best picture of what he really looks like. Ok anyways byyyyyeeee.

Aa help the radiator

Omg, the radiator is buzzing like crazy I’m scared. I think it’s growling at me help. Oh, it stopped thank goodness. AAH NO IT STARTED AGAIN. I’m just imagining like cartoon style, my grave, and it says RIP Leah S.(sorry I’m not allowed to use my full name) death by evil radiator monster. Ah, what is going on with me? I think I’m going insane. Also, can you put a video in here? I don’t think so. Also, I think the radiator would eat me if I recorded it. THERE MUST BE NO PROOF OF THE SUPERNATURAL ALL POWERFUL RADIATOR MONSTER!! Ok, this is why everyone thinks you’re weird. Which I am. °Д°(¬‿¬) ok bye

That’s my radiator

Quarantine Whatsawhat

This is a Google Earth Photo of the house
This is a Google Earth Photo of the house

 

During quarantine I’ve done a lot, including fight with my brothers, snuggle my bunnies, go in the hot tub, play video games, listen to music, read, watch tv, bike, eat snow cones, play cards, shower, play with my brothers, eat, cook, draw, sew, color, wish I had a puppy, and walk. The one I’m going to be focusing on is walking, which at first I had in the middle of the list but then moved it to the end so it would look more important. So pretty much every day, my neighbor and I go on walks. Sometimes, they’re just a few minutes, other times, they go on for over an hour. Sometimes we bring her dog, but she’s getting older and has arthritis doesn’t like to walk very long. Usually we just walk through our neighborhood. Sometimes we see people we know. It seems two boys in our neighborhood had the same idea, as we saw them walking yesterday. Sometimes, we walk to things. One time, we went to the Pauli Murray memorial and saw her old house and a bunch of signs about her. Yesterday, we went to the big old sort of creepy house. There are actually two houses. You go through the big gate at the front, then through a little wooden door and across the yard, up to the driveway of the big house. They are both the same style, white with red shudders and greenish accents. The big one looks a little like a hotel. It’s like the Morrehead Hill Biltmore. Except a lot smaller. A LOT. It used to belong to one of the Dukes daughters, but she died five years ago. So anyways, you’re not allowed inside, for obvious reasons. I wish they’d left the fruniture inside. It was probably really old and cool, but now there’s literally nothing. The wallpaper and fireplace are still there though. Ok, you thought that was cool, well I don’t know if you that that was cool, but anyways, this is also really cool. I don’t want to say it’s even cooler, because, I don’t know, I feel like the house deserves some credit too, right? OoOkKk, so the next thing I’m going to talk about is the pool. That’s right, this house had a pool. Well, it’s still there, but it’s not in use. At least, I don’t think it is. It is still filled with water, which would be really gross if no one came to change or put chemicals in it. I really don’t know. There was no one there… I guess it’ll just remain a mystery. Unless someone knows. Ok, but the weirdest thing about the pool is the cover. You know in the winter when you drive by the pool and it has that tarpy looking thing over it? This was like the polar opposite. They’d truned their outdoor pool into an indoor pool, but using the cover! Imagine you kind of squished the Sydney Opera house a little, that’s what the sober looked like. It was really weird. You can even open this little door flap thingy and stuck your head inside, which I don’t recommend doing cause it smells really bad, but you’ll probably ever actually see it, because maybe you’re reading this from China or somewhere else far away. Or maybe you’re not reading at all. That’s more likely for the majority of the world. But we’ll, if you just read this, you ARE reading this. Ha! I need to stop. Ok, then by the pool there’s this weird little building, kind of like a snack shack I guess. They probably didn’t us either as a snack shack though. You don’t know what they used it as. Well, anyways, then you go up this set of stone stairs and to the tennis courts, which aren’t really tennis courts anymore because the nets are gone and the ground is covered in leaves and stuff. Ok, then you can go back to the yard, and there a cute little pathway with this pretty arch thing. There’s also a big power outlet which kinda ruins the look, but it’s not that big. Then, you walk in fort of the house again, and to another arch thing. Ok, this is probably my favorite part. If you walk through the arch, you come into this section of gardens but it’s super weird. There are a bunch of vertical bricks sober iron the ground it this weird pattern. There’s a big circle in the middle, and the four more quadrants that are sort of squares inverted in the side they face the circle. I saw it and I’m like woah, earth, fire, water, air. And my neighbors like, “Omg maybe we can summon Elsa like in Frozen 2!” I laughed so hard. But seriously. That place is magic. They definitely used it for some kind of ritual. I WANNA DO MAGIC. Man I’m crazy. Ok, back to the house. Then, you walk through the yard, and there are a bunch of old sheds. One of then was open, so I peeked in. There were just some paintings and some pots. Then, you reach the end of the property. You can either shimmy under the gate like a bandit, which would have been kinda cool, but my neighbor didn’t want to, so we just walked out down the drive way. Yeah, that’s the big, old, kinda creepy house.

My Bunnies!!

So, I got my bunnies!! Sorry I didn’t make the post earlier, but I wanted to wait a while for them to come out of there shell, and then I kinda forgot to make a post, so… Anyways, now, I’ll tell, you about them! I named them Stormy and Cloudy. As you can see in the picture, Stormy is dark grey, and cloudy is white with grey ears, grey spots around his eyes, and little grey speckles on his butt. They are so sweet. Cloudy is a little more outgoing then Stormy, but that doesn’t mean he’s any less sweet. Stormy is more of a chill kinda guy. Sometimes, they get really hyper, I don’t know why, and they’ll just run around circles in their cage, and then they’ll walk up to me like nothing happened. It’s really funny and cute. Did you know you can litter train a bunny? Cool, right! They are still learning, but they are getting pretty good at it. They are really easy to take care of. I feed them in the morning, then give them new water and hay. I’ll tell you about their cage, since you have no idea what it looks like, it doesn’t matter that much, but I’ll tell you. It’s pretty big, so they have some room to roam about. It has a wooden frame, with chicken wire in-between the posts. No, we don’t put wood shavings on the bottom, we actually use a mattress pad and then a blanket. Right now, they’re on a red Delta blanket. I love having bunnies. It lots of fun to come home and snuggle them. They are ridiculously soft. They are now 11 weeks old. They aren’t going to get much bigger than they are now, which is like the size of a typical hardcover book. I love them sooooooooo much. Wait, can’t forget the LBF!!

 

LBF: Bunnies go into a trance if you flip them on their backs!!😴🐇😆

Holidays!!!

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So, you already know this is about holidays. I’m going talk about Hannukah, since most people know more about Christmas. I do celebrate Christmas though. I mean, we don’t go to church or anything, but we celebrate with my grandma’s because she celebrates. So yeah, we hang up stockings, and we have a Christmas dinner. But Hannukah is different. Wait before I start, first of all, don’t think all Jews have no affiliation with Christmas, because you know who wrote all your carols….. yeah it was the Jews. THE JEWS. They wrote your music. Okay,you probably don’t care so I’m going to start now.

So once upon a time…. No. Actually, it’s not a happy, sweet fairy tale, except for the ending. Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus, so it’s a happy holiday right? Not as much with Hannukah. So I guess you could still open with that, but it doesn’t make much sense. So, here we go…… The Greeks and the Jews were, let’s just say, not the best of friends. The Greeks didn’t want them to practice their religion, but the Jews were like, nope! So they did it in secret. Kids played games of driedel in small hidden caves, while some practiced Shabbat (basically the Jewish Sabbath). Greek soldiers would come by to check on them, and they would quickly hide everything. Everything was sort of okay for a while, well almost. But then, the Greek raided Jerusalem, and wrecked the temple. Of course, the Jews were not so happy about this, so they revolted. A group of warriors called the Maccabees rose up to fight the Greek armies. Things were not looking so good for the Maccabees, they were heavily outnumbered, and did not have the wealth to buy such great weapons. Also the Greek were literally riding elephants. I don’t think that needs to be explained. But somehow, that little one percent chance of winning suddenly became a 100, and the Maccabees managed to beat the Greek. Yeah, wow. Congratulations. Then, the Jews went back to their temple, and lit the Menorah, which is found in most homes today as something like a candelabra, but with nine candles, the one in the middle being the tallest, and four shorter ones on each side. The tall one is called the Shamash, and it is the only candle that is directly lit by the match, your light the rest with the already lit candle. Anyways, they didn’t have matches or lighters back then, they only had oil to burn. Great, they could light the Menorah again right? Well yes, but they only had enough oil for one day. But, a miracle occurred, and the little bit of oil burned for eight days, leaving them enough time to find more oil.

Now, Hannukah is an eight day celebration, lighting one more candle each day. During Hannukah, you also get… PRESENTS. Yeah, I know. But who doesn’t like getting gifts? Like a Christmas turkey, there are also special foods for Hannukah. First, latkes. They are like potato pancakes. You can put things like applesauce or sour cream on top. There are also chocolate coins, which really are just prices of chocolate wrapped in gold foil.