So ...invisible

Yes, I am weird. I guess everyone has got that before at least once in their life. Everyone has felt weird. And strange; out of place, not belonging where others think one should. But that's life, wheather you like it or not.
But not belonging kinda makes you belong. Because everyone has felt that they don't belong at one point in their life- not everyone has felt they belonged. And when you aren't trying to belong and be perfect that's when you find where you really belong. Where you fit snug as a bug in a rug. May be someday you'll read my story about a boy named Cephas who never belonged. I hope to be an author someday. "But you are an author," some of you might argue, "published or not you are doing what authors do, they write." But of course I meant published. Someday...
I guess writing about people who don't belong touches more chords in ones heart strings than anything else because it is a universal feeling. Something that does not just afflict us here in America. Universal. But that's cause we don't belong. And I think God puts that in our hearts, so that we will find where we truly belong with Him.

The casserole of doom!

Here is my favorite recipe for casserole!

2 10-oz packages of frozen chopped broccoli or 1 16-oz package.
3 large eggs
1 cup mayonnaise
1 10-oz can of cream of chicken soup (cream of mushroom or cheddar cheese soup also work well)
2 cups dry brown rice, cooked (there's a lot more than 2 cups when cooked! So I meant 2 cups uncooked)
2 cups chopped leftover meat, pork, ham, chicken and turkey work well, (it should be cooked already)
4 tablespoons onion grated, or 1 tablespoon dried
16-oz of sharp cheddar cheese shredded
Salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 10x14x2 inch pan or casserole dish, a 9x13x2 works okay too. Cook the broccoli in water, drain and set aside to cool, (The frozen broccoli you can steam in the microwave is a great alternative). In a large bowl mix the broccoli, meat, cooked rice, cheese, mayonnaise, soup, onion, salt and pepper, and eggs. Then pour into a casserole dish and spread till smooth on top. Bake for 45 minutes. And then take out and eat! Serves 8-10.


Stand Firm

I thought I should tell you why I chose the name of the blog.

"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15:58

The fascinating lives of prairie dogs

Have you ever seen a prairie dog? And no, I don't mean at the zoo, where their cute manipulative faces are displayed to the oohing and ahhing of tourists. Or at a ghost town, tourist attraction. I mean for real, in the middle of a rancher's cow pasture. There they are the enemy. My 2 uncles are ranchers and you have not seen a prairie dog unless you have seen one through he eyes of a rancher. Their homes are little holes in the ground, smaller than a manhole, but just big enough for a cow's or horse's foot. And if a horse is running across the prairie like they do in all those movies, and falls in a prairie dog hole, more than likely they will break their leg fatally. And then to put the animal out of its misery we will have to shoot it with some fast- acting lead aspirin-and for you green horns, that's a bullet. Ranchers do everything they can to exterminate them or at least prevent the spread of they're little towns onto to more land. My uncle tried to poison them more than once. And it is considered a good waste of time for boys around those parts, to drive out the pasture infested with prairie dogs with a .22 and try to see how many they can kill. My cousin's favorite horse, the one he was practically born and raised on fell victim to these rodents' lairs, my cousin was 21 and the horse was 7 years older than he was. I hate seeing their little rodent faces on tourist postcards. The little horse killers. But, all this is only my opinion. I have alot of those. I strongly recommend "Adgena" by Representative Curtis Bowers too, while I'm having opinions. Also I love the books in the "Once Upon a Time" series by Cameron Dokey. And I'm a huge fan of Gilbert Morris. And I'm rooting for Taylor Swift to make it. Thanks for ignoring this, bye!


So this is the beginning, I guess I should introduce myself. I am a homeschooler from somewhere in the U.S. I am active in TBQ, and enjoy reading and writing. I am not that expressive in person, but I will try to cure that with my posts.

Today I have written and re-written drafts and just got tired and almost died. True, except for that last bit.

I have been writing since forever.

It is a good way to capture emotions that other people keep bottled up for years.

First I should say that no, I am not weird. Despite my occasional rambling. Keep that in mind.

Yes, this makes no sense.

You should be glad that it is in English.

I hope to make it to nationals with my quiz team. And no, I am not "one of those" homeschoolers. I do my best and I have fun. And no, quizzing is not my only definition of fun. As far as quizzing goes, I am a henchman/woman to the big dog on the quiz team.

I hope in the future to post more of my creative works, and read some of yours!

Until next time...Over and out!