Thursday, December 25, 2008


Happy Holidays everyone! I hope everything is merry and bright while you celebrate. It certainly will be for me!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Winter pictures

Here are some winter pics from around my neighborhood. This first pic is our front sidewalk and it's buried deep. The second is of our neighbors car that's buried. This third pic is of my dad trying to get his car unstuck, and the fourth pic is of my neighbors tree. I will have more pics on the way!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow Sucks!!!!

I normally like winter, but not this year! On Wednesday the 17th is when the snow hit. It was really bad and the news kept broadcasting live weather reports for about five hours!I found out early Thursday morning that school was closed. Oh boy. Now I had to make the day up later in the year. On Friday, school was also canceled. Another day to make up. Saturday, we shoveled and shoveled and shoveled. It was very bad. On Sunday, we did nothing except shovel because we were trapped! My mom and I are going bonkers! Now, it's Monday and I had to get up early to..... wait for it..... shovel. And it was very deep. My mom was going to go to work today, but the lady she works for told her no. So she won't get paid. I am officially on Winter Break right now, and I'm going to go back on January 5th. I hope that that day doesn't get canceled as well! I'm extremely bored and I have nothing to do. I have read so many books that would make anyone elses' head spin!
Pics are coming soon!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The first 4.0

This is a story I wrote over the summer. It's based on a true story about me and a friend. The two names I used in this story are ones I picked out myself. If you have one of these names, please do not be offended!

Lila knew she should be happy for her friend but she wasn’t. She was angrier than ever. She felt her cheeks grow hot and tears come to her eyes. Lila and her best friend Ana, had been attending Shadybrook elementary for seven years out of seven.

As soon as Lila and Ana went in the fourth grade, the fifth, and the sixth, they attended the tri-annual awards assemblies. Ana was in a different class than Lila. Ana’s teacher had very high standards. For the next 2 and a half years, Ana received 4.0 and Lila did not.

The very last awards assembly in 6th grade on the last day of school, Lila was more determined than ever to receive the 4.0. When she walked in the gym she whispered “4.0, 4.0, 4.0, 4.0.”

When Lila’s teacher got up to the stage she and Ana were both understandably nervous. Ana went up first. Of course, she got 4.0. Lila heard her name get called:
“Lila Panerello, Academic Honor Roll, 4.0”

Lila could not believe her ears. Lila jumped up, pounded the air with her fist, and hugged Ana. Lila went up to the stage with tears in her eyes and pride overwhelming her. She, Lila Panerello, who had never received a 4.0 since the 4th grade, had just received her first 4.0. Lila was so proud of herself. All she could do was stand there on the stage and let the tears fall freely.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A lucky dog gets a surviving chance

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching the local 6:00 news. Normally, I don't watch the news because I have homework, but this time I didn't. One story caught my eye. I am an animal lover, so this story settled deep in my heart for a long stay.

This particular news piece was about a very sick dog. He has something wrong with his nervous system and has trouble putting weight on his back feet because he can't feel them. His loving and caring owner helps him stand by putting a towel around his low tummy and holding the towel by the ends.

One day, the dogs owner decided to have a yard sale. In 48degree weather. Just for her dog. So, she scrounged up everything and every piece of junk she had to sell. Her friends also pitched in and brought over their stuff too. She had this sale to help pay off the growing veterinarian bills that were piling up. The last I heard the faithful owner had $800.00 to pay for veterinary bills.

It's been a couple of weeks now, and I'm sure that she has raised even more money. So, everyday, my heart goes out to all the sick dogs out there in the world.

Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS day

Today is world AIDS day. I'm not sure what the color is, but I think it's red. Anyway, I just wanted to say a little because AIDS is very bad. I know there is medication that you can take, but there is no cure. None that I know of anyway. So, let us think good thoughts for all the people affected with AIDS.