Sunday, 22 December 2013

22nd of December

Hi there!

OMG! 2 more daaaaayyys!!!!

Cleaning up, cooking, wrapin presents, singing Christmas songs and decorating the tree! Yep, this post is done then xD

Just kidding. 

  On the 19th we had our school's Christmas Special. Meaning a show. It was rather fun tho. And I found my brothers present which I did buy later.

  School ended on the 20th. We just went to the church and that was it. I was having some quality time with my friends from morning until afternoon. We had some coffee (hot chocolate for me :D) and then went for a small shopping spree. Later on I visited a family friend with my dad and brother. 

  Yesterday I was shopping again. This time with only one friend but that doesn't really matter. I got the present for my mom and after I got home I realized that I don't even gonna give her that thing now because I can't get it ready. But mom, if you are reading this, no worries, you're gonna get a very nice present. 

  I've been sleeping very bad these past days. I don't know what it is. I have been seeing nightmares and I keep waking up multiple times during the night. Not cool. Anyway, what I wanted to say is that maybe for those reasons or just due to the fact that I'm on holiday I've been waking up really late. Which for me is really weird. And then I can't sleep. I was just talking to my best friend Miri, who is in the other side of the Atlantic at the moment, and the told me she woke up yesterday (or something) at seven. I woke up at eleven! WHAAT?!? But you already know what I did today. 

Enjoy December everyone!
-Silvia

Listen to this:
Shakin' Stevens- Merry Christmas Everyone


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

18th of December

Hi there and happy 18th of December!

  This can't really be called a blogmas. I've been really busy.

  So what day did I do last time? Thursday! Jeez...

Okay, I can't remember doing anything particularly interesting or christmassy on Friday. Maybe did some cards? No! I was cleaning, now I remember. But that is nothing too exciting...

  On Saturday we went to my uncle and aunt's place because my uncle had his birthday. I also gave the self-made cards. Not all of them but I gave them to all who were there. Then we just had coffee and tea and cake ofc. It was really nice seeing my family again. 

  On Sunday happened... something. Or was I just home. Naah, can't remember doing anything. 

  Monday was my last real day of school! How cool was that! I was in school from 8.15 to 14.30 and then we had our musical training which wasn't really a training because our teacher had to go to a meeting. So I was home at about four pm or maybe a bit earlier. I quickly needed to do some props (I guess that's what they are called) and ate. I needed to be in a theathre at 18.45 or so. We were going to watch a Romeo and Juliet musical. I rather not tell anything about it, pretty much everyone knows the story. 

  Thursday started with me going to school. I was supposed to be there at eightish in the morning. After our morning assembly we were going to bring a stuff to our stage. Yes, stage. It was the day before our musical! How crazy  was that! We had rehearsals all day and then later on that evening we had dress rehearsal. With all the problems right xD But we made it through. 

  And today, on the 18th of December 2013 we had our two shows! Honestly I think our first one went better than the second... I didn't forget what I needed to do and I did not fall on the stairs (proud of myself!). But they didn't go perfectly but hey, why should it. Makes life more exciting! Our story was that the Pope went missing and a search party were looking for him in different countires. In those countries happened stuff that you'd maybe expect to happen. For instance in Ireland we had St.Parick's Day and in Australia one of the guys was killed by a cactus. Totally normal. Eventually the search party find the Pope in Jamaica but the Pope doesn't want to be a Pope anymore. 
I was part of that search team, a little girl. I had a green skirt on, a yellow t-shirt and pink shoes. So me, right xD While we were in the Netherland I run away from Slenderman who in the end catches me. What a story. I had fun and I hope everyone else had fun too. 

Enjoy December everyone!
-Silvia

Listen to this:
Feliz Navidad- Glee version

Thursday, 12 December 2013

12th of December

Hi there and happy 12th of December!

  I finally have the time to write again. Let's do this post day by day do we'll get this going:)

Monday
Nothing too interesting. I was at the dentist. If you remember my post from a while back (50 facts about me) you might know that I do not really like the dentists. I mean the people are nice and all but thinking about someone doing something to my teeth...just...no! A check is nice but everything else...no thank you. Luckily everything was fine and they said that it's very good that I take so good care of my teeth. Which is great to hear. So then I went to school. School is never so interesting, I think, so let's just skip this part. 
  
  Later on I went for a dance class. I tried salsa street a while back and fell in love. It's really cool and I have a lot of fun. My inner dancer is shining there. I think I might do more salsa street now. Salsa, salsa street and zumba. This was the reason I couldn't write anything on Monday. Well, maybe I could've but it would've been nonsense. The dance class was very late and I just didn't feel like doing a post. 

Tuesday
Tuesday was an interesting day. I was ill last week, like I mentioned in my posts, and this was the first Finnish class I had in a while. We were supposed to pay for some theatre tickets. I almost forgot the money but my mom brought me to school and so no harm done. After my school day I went home, ate, did homework, showerd and went to sleep. I know, it's very weird. But I had a great plan. We were going to see the Hobbit- movie and it came on Wednesday at 00.02. My plan was so sleep from 6 pm to about 10 pm and pack and go to the cinema. My plan was very successful. I arrived at about half 11 pm. Maybe a bit earlier. I didn't look at the watch. Then we waited and all until...

Wednesday
...the movie started! Omg, I can't say anything about it (no spoilers) but it's was better than the first. Now I can't wait for the next one. It's so unfair that we have to wait a YEAR!! No! I'm already so excited. The movie was just amazing. I did get scared and I don't really like to get scared but it's was really okay. We were laughing and screaming and clapping and it was a great night. After the movie (did I already say it was amazing?) we all (we were six btw) jump on Miri's car, drove two other to one place and the other  four (which included me) drove to Miri's place. We went to sleep after 3 am, it was probably even later than that. Waking at up at seven was kinda hard but we made it. Miri drove us to school and after that she left to the airport. She just left me here in the cold dark Finland :(. 

  I didn't really have too much trouble staying awake and listening in classes. That sleeping from 6 pm to 10 pm was a really good idea. I actually wanted to go salsa dancing but the class was cancelled because there weren't enough people. After I got home I needed to write an English essay. I chose the title "A very Finnish pastime" and wrote about sauna! I went to sleep at ten because I wanted to watch Grey's Anatomy even tho it was a Halloween special and again, I don't like to get scared. 

Thursday
Finally today came. We got our exams back from our last exams week. I didn't suck but neither did I do my best. I had threee languages and I am quite okay with the grades I got from Swedish and English but the German grade troubles me. I made so many stupid mistakes that I could've avoided just by reading assignments better. I'm such an idiot sometimes. But I have to admit, it was the last exam, I was so sick of the whole week and just wanted to get out of there. It also took me by suprise how difficult it was for me. After all, German is my second language. I'm slowely getting over it. As a matter of fact I think this makes me just work better.
  I made a few Christmas cards too. They need too me sent soon so I'm doing as many as I can. I could make some ginger bread too!
 




Enjoy December everyone!

Listen to these:
Justin Bieber- Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Britney Spears- My Only Wish This Year
Pentatonix- Little Drummer Boy
Frank Sinatra- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Monday, 9 December 2013

8th and 9th of December

(This was written yesterday)

Hi there and happy 8th of December!

  Today I went to a Christmas concert. My aunt plays the violin in a orchester and she invited us. It was in a church and started at six. Well, I'm not too sure about how exact that was but it was supposed to start at six. There was a violin soloist. She was 18-years-old and played really wonderfully. Everything runned smoothly and she didn't seem to be too nervous. I could never play the violin in front of an audience. My hand would be so shaky it would sound horrible. But yeah, I really liked it. I would've taken some fotos, I even had my camera but I forgot my memory card. And no memory card means no fotos :( 
Also seeing young talented people playing makes me both sad but at the same time very eager to be a better piano player. Sad, because I'm not so good as I want to be. I mean, I've played piano for what, six years now, and I'd expeced me to be better at it.

  I just realized today that I havent seen pretty much any famous Christmas movies. I've seen the Snowman and I think that's it. How have I missed the others? I love Christmas and all and somehow I haven't seen them. I'm gonna need to have a movie night some day soon. 

Enjoy December everyone!
Melanie Thornton- Wonderful Dream

Listen to this:


(This was written today!)

Hi there and happy 9th of December!

  Apologies for yesterdays lack of post. No excuse this time. Tired, maybe?

  So my day started with a visit at the dentist. I'm not a big fan of the dentist, as I told in my 50 facts about me- post. I'm afrait that I need to have something else done than a check and that scares me so much that it's no problem at all for me to take care of my teeth. I also judge other people by their teeth. They don't have to be perfect, my teeth aren't either, but could you just please take good care of them. For me? Thanx. But yeah, the visit. So my teeth are in a very good shape and nothing big had to be done. Pad on the shoulder there, Silvia. 

  Other than that my day was quite the same as usual. School and then home and eat and then salsa street class. Our teacher was about to start zumba. That's the second time in a row already. But it's fine, stretching is always good. I have to go to sleep now, my head is hurtig. Headache isn't fun. At all. And I should be learning words. 

  Quick note before I go, this week is a very busy week for me so I don't know how much I can post but I'll do my best. You'll find about my week later.

Enjoy December everyone!
-Silvia

Listen to this:
Coldplay- Christmas Lights

Saturday, 7 December 2013

7th of December

Hi there and happy 7th of December.

  I almost did not do this. Wow, what a way to start a post. 

  I did something today that reguired leaving home! My mom needed something from Ikea and I went with her.  Something that I hate about going to Ikea is the fact that it is so BIG. I mean, you need a few hours there if you don't have anything specific in mind. We didn't buy anything too exciting: candles, a carpet, brithday presents for relatives and such. So then we went to a supermarket and got food. We're gonna make fish tomorrow! So what did we do next. Oh yes, my mom needed something that I can't explain and we we're hunting that. I also wanted to find a Moomin- themed card for a friend of mine from Germany. I didn't find anything that I liked so I didn't get anything. Lastly we went to a café. My mom and I both felt like it wasn't really comfortable like cafés usually are. It just felt odd so be honest. We left quite quick after eating something salty. 

  At home I then made ginger bread. I think they are called ginger bread, not too sure so correct me if I'm wrong. They turned out very good. I've don't like to do the dough myself 'cause it's a long process so we bought a ready-made-dough. Anyone can do these.

  We have snow. On the ground. Finally. But I don't know how long it'll stay there because it's probably soon getting warmer again. I still hope we're gonna have a White Christmas. 

Enjoy December everyone!
-Silvia

P.S. Pics will be added tomorrow. 

Listen to this (it's one of my favourites Christmas songs ever):
Backstreet Boys- It's Christmas Time Again

Friday, 6 December 2013

6th of December

Hi there and happy 6th of December and most importantly Happy Independence Day Finland!


  Okay, if you know me this next thing is going to shock you but I woke up a little bit before twelve.  It's crazy. I mean, I've been ill the past three days and I've slept half the time I've been home and now I wake up a little bit before twelve? How? 

  As I said yesterday, I was baking today. I don't really know what these things are called in English so I'm just gonna call them Christmas-thingys. Unfortunately they were a bit too long in the oven but that doesn't really matter. They tasted really good which you can tell by the fact that they are already gone. I also went and found our Christmas decoration but our house needs to be spotless before I put them all up. So that's my new project together with a puzzle I've been trying to put up since June.



  Soon we need to send our cards so I've been making them as much as I can. One card is not in the pictures since I'm waiting for it to dry and it's not finished yet.  I've been planning to make some 20 cards maybe more if necessary.





Enjoy December everyone!


Listen to this:
Finland National Anthem- Maamme laulu

Also, you need to watch this. It has nothing to do with December but it's awesome:
Miss Jay- About Finland

Thursday, 5 December 2013

(4th) 5th of December

Hi there and happy 5th of December!


  I'm so sorry I didn't write anything yesterday. I was really tired because of the illness and then I went to take a nap at about eight o'clock and woke up the next day. But I'm back again today :) Let me just say this: Happy (late) 4th of December!

  I've been home today too. My mom thought it is better for me to rest real good. I kinda wanted to go but my mom is right. I did go to piano class since it was the last one this year. 

  I didn't do anything interesting today either. I don't really know (yet) why I decided to do blogmas. I don't really do anything. Maybe I'll come up with something so it's not all about my boring everyday life. Hopefully I have something better to write soon :)
But I was about to tell about my day. I woke up at six because of a friend who texted me and then I stayed up for like an hour or so. After that I then went back to sleep. The only good thing about having to stay at home is that you can sleep. I woke up again around ten o'clock and eventually got out of bed too. After breakfast I made two Christmas cards (which you can see under). I have been listening to Christmas songs so much today too! I just love them! And I've been dancing arounf ofc. Now I'm just sitting on my computer. An average day I'd say. 

  I have planned to bake something tomorrow. And decorate our house! Can't forget that. I'm already excited for tomorrow. Now that I said that, I don't know what else to say anymore... I need to do more stuff. Bye. 



  Enjoy December everyone!
-Silvia

Listen to this:
Simple Plan- My Christmas List live 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

3rd of December


Hi there and happy 3rd of December!


  So I am ill. Great. 

I don't even know what happened. This morning I woke up with a terrible headache and stayed home. The headache unfortunatly didn't dissapear, not even after sleeping. I then thought of watch a few episodes of Glee. Can't say that was the best idea ever. My headache got worse and suddenly I felt really really cold. I also felt really weak and holding a glass of water in my hand was hard. I measured my temperature and realized my fever was quite high. Which isn't nice. Or wasn't. It's lower now and I feel a lot better. I won't go to school tomorrow but maybe on Thursday. We'll see. 

  This is the first time I have been home on a school day since going to the upper secondary school. I'm worried that they will do a lot at school and I will have a lot to catch up. I am glad though that I am ill now. Next week I'm gonna go watch the new Hobbit movie and a week after that we'll have your musical. My character is a little girl and quite important (even tho I say so myself) so it wouldn't be too nice to be ill.

  Since I have spent a lot of time in bed today I haven't done anything. Literally. I was going to be a very good student and study but it's quite hard with a terrible headache. Now that it's gone, I feel lazy. I almost didn't write this post either. Not good. Hopefully tomorrow will be a productive day.

  I'm really sorry that this post ist just rubbish. I've been sleeping, watching Glee, drinking tea and complaining about how I feel. I don't even want to go and take fotos for you to enjoy. Maybe I'll add some tomorrow then.

Enjoy December everyone!
-Silvia

Listen to this:
Train- Shake up Christmas

Monday, 2 December 2013

2nd of December


Hi there and happy 2nd of December!



  You can't belive how long I was wondering how you write second in numbers. Hello, yes,  like to think my English is good. Sometimes. 

  Today hadn't been too interesting. Monday means school. I had okay lessons, not complaining. How about I tell you about them. So first, English. I find English as a subject quite easy really. I mean I make mistakes like crazy but that's how you learn. I love speaking English. Have I ever told you that my English is very British. I don't know how it happened but I don't care. I love it. 
Then I had Spanish. Now, I have had one course of Spanish and trust me on this, I don't remember anything. Like Hola is literally all I can pronounce and write correctly. Jeez, it's difficult. Our teacher was speaking Spanish and I didn't understand ANYTHING! 
We had lunch which is the most boring part of my day. The food was okay. After lunch I had biology. Our teacher never manages to start and finnish one whole in 75 minutes. Never. But it's fine, this is my second course with her so I'm already used to it. 
Last but not least I had maths. Me and maths have a really difficult relationship. One day I like it because I understand something and suddenly I hate it and I feel like crying or yelling (or both). It's sooo annoying. 

  So then I went home, ate something and went to salsa street- lesson. The best hour of my monday. Our dance instuctor first thought we had zumba and his expression after one lady told her that we have salsa street was priceless. All in all it was a nice lesson. Loved the choreoraphy and the music. Dancing always puts a smile on my face. I don't understand how someone can leave a dance studio with a frown. 

  My day hasn't been very christmassy or exciting today. I did make a card which you can see down below. And I maybe should play some songs on the piano too. So that I learn something. But first, homework. 




  Enjoy December everyone!
-Silvia 

Listen to this:
Wham!- Last Christmas

Sunday, 1 December 2013

1st of December

Hi there and happy First of December!

  Christmas is getting closer and I thought that since I haven't been a very active, I could write about my December days. Just writing stuff about me getting ready to the holiday season and enjoying the holiday season.


  Now I love December. However this year has been quite a dissapointment really. There has not really been cold and there is no snow on the ground :). I'm still hoping for it to come any day soon. 
  
  I love being home in warm, cosy clothes, watch a movie and chill out. I love shopping for presents and I love wraping them. I love Christmas lights and now is also the time to burn candles like you've never burned any before. I love making my own Christmas cards and then sending them to someone. I love baking Christmas goods. I love listening to Christmas songs and maybe even playing some myself. And I escpecially love spending time with my family and getting in a real Christmas mood.
  
  Even tho today was the first advent I didn't go anything too christmassy. I was coming home from Tampere with few friends. We were listening to the Christmas radio for some time but then got bored. Or I did anyway. We also had brought with us a bottle of coke which we should've shared with Santa Claus but sadly he wasn't anywhere to be found. 
  
  That pretty much wraps my day. Enjoy December everyone! 
-Silvia
  

  
 
Listen to this:
Jingle Bell Rock- Glee version