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24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #7

 

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 1): Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 2)If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to a favorite dish – and / or make yourself a margarita – and share a photo

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 3): Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muertos (Task 4): Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?

 

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 1)Tell us about a cultural festival or event in the area where you live.

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 3)Try your hand at folding a paper crane. Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Paper-Crane-1/

 

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1)Pick your Ponies (Il Paradiso placed 3rd) - one of the horses I picked. (+1 Bonus Point)

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 2): Roses are the official flower of Flemington Race Track; write your own “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” poem for one of your favorite or most hated books of all time.

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 3)Aussies shorten everything, so Melbourne Cup Day is just called “Cup Day” – post a picture of your favorite cup or mug for your daily fix of coffee, tea or chocolate.

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 4)Prepare your favorite dessert – in a cup! Post a photo of it for us to enjoy vicariously.

 

Door 4 - Guy Fawkes Night (Task 4)How do you order the books on your shelves? *I will report in the form as soon as I know it listed under the Festive Door task in main form.

 

Door 17 - Winter Solstice (Book): Read a book that takes place in December, with ice or snow on the cover, where all events take place in a single day or night, that revolves around the solstice, set in Persia / Iran, China or the American Southwest or prominently featuring Persian / Iranian, Chinese or Native American characters, or a collection of poetry.

 

Total Points: 13 Points

24 Festive Task - Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 4)

Task 4: Prepare your favorite dessert – in a cup! Post a photo of it for us to enjoy vicariously.

 

Here is my favorite dessert. If you want the recipe - Chocolate chip cookies in a Cup

 

24 Festive Task - Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 2)

Task 2: Roses are the official flower of Flemington Race Track; write your own “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” poem for one of your favorite or most hated books of all time.

 

 

24 Festive Task - Door 17: Winter Solstice (Book)

Door 17: Dec. 21 – Winter Solstice (Yule / Yaldā Night / Dongzhi / Soyal)

Book: Read a book that takes place in December, with ice or snow on the cover, where all events take place in a single day or night, that revolves around the solstice, set in Persia / Iran, China or the American Southwest or prominently featuring Persian / Iranian, Chinese or Native American characters, or a collection of poetry.

 

24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #6

 

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 1): Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 2)If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to a favorite dish – and / or make yourself a margarita – and share a photo

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 3): Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muertos (Task 4): Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?

 

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 1)Tell us about a cultural festival or event in the area where you live.

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 3)Try your hand at folding a paper crane. Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Paper-Crane-1/

 

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1)Pick your Ponies (Il Paradiso placed 3rd) - one of the horses I picked. (Plus 1 Point)

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 3)Aussies shorten everything, so Melbourne Cup Day is just called “Cup Day” – post a picture of your favorite cup or mug for your daily fix of coffee, tea or chocolate.

 

Door 4 - Guy Fawkes Night (Task 4)How do you order the books on your shelves? *I will report in the form as soon as I know it listed under the Festive Door task in main form.

 

Total Points: 10 Points

24 Festive Task - Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 3)

Task 3: Aussies shorten everything, so Melbourne Cup Day is just called “Cup Day” – post a picture of your favorite cup or mug for your daily fix of coffee, tea or chocolate.

 

Here is my favorite cup or mug that I would use for my Hot Chocolate

Review: An Amish Christmas Bakery

An Amish Christmas Bakery (4 Stories) - Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller

 Cookies and Cheer by Amy Clipston:

Alyssa Byler dreaming of the next holiday window display for her work. As she draws out her idea for the window display and then she gets permission to create it. She needs to ask someone to make the cookie cutters for her. As Alyssa Byler get more ideas. Will they be all good. She asks Kyle Smoker to make the Cookie Cutters will happen when there is more demand?

 

Alyssa Byler seems to get pulled into the hustle and bustle and forget the most important thing about her lifestyle. As the season approves and gets busier. Everyone is trying to remind her of what import at this time when Christmas is coming.

 

Will she learn it and ask to be forgiven. Kyle and Alyssa's relationship grows. Will they make it through the rough patch. Celebrate the coming to Christ as it meant to be. Will Alyssa ask the one person to help give her a solution for her to be with her family and Kyle and help her friend Denise?

 

Loaves of Love by Beth Wiseman:

What would you do if you were left in charge of the bakery during the holiday season? Well, Katie is and she seems to be seeing someone. Though we learn that she is the only girl in a family of eight. So she got to help once her mother is put on bed rest after surgery.

 

Henry has finally has been able to feel up to ask Katie out on a date. Will, he finally asks her or will it be too late? Henry seems to have some issues with his feelings. He is a family friend of Katie and her family.

 

There seems to be a woman that comes into the bakery and asks Katie if she can get her order and have it ready by Friday. As she was about the work on the order and miss lunch when David comes in take Katie out to dinner. What will she do?

 

It seems things get more interesting as the story goes on. What happens between Katie and David? What will happen between Claire and Henry? Katie's brother Jonas stops by as well. What will happen when Katie takes the new oven gift from David?

 

The woman seems to have ordered twelve loaves of bread. What she does with them. You will be surprised. Katie seems to want her wood ovens after trying it and some mishaps. This woman seems to give Katie a loaf of bread.

 

The woman talks about the number of twelve. There seem to be quite a few things in the bible the number twelve. She just says the lord was to give it to her and that she calls the bread “Loaves of Love” and then leaves the bakery. You will not believe how it ends when Katie sees another loaf of bread on the counter?

 

Melting Hearts by Kathleen Fuller:

Have you ever thought you were friends with someone and it turns out they are not your friend? Well, It seems this is the case with Mattie. Does Mattie think she would be like her best friend? Though maybe she should decide for herself.

 

Mattie is asked to come to help her aunt when she calls her. Though she after a few weeks. She finds out that Peter is coming. Though her aunt and uncle doe not know she strongly dislikes him. Though she believes Peter is horrible.

 

Peter arrives and things get more interesting between Mattie and Peter. Does Mattie know her friend is using her? Mattie seems to believe that Peter is someone that bad and not to be trusted? But maybe he's a nice guy but can not admit it. Mattie seems to tear between her beliefs and her feelings.

 

Peter comes to help out with an additional job that Atlee as offered him. Peter seems to be around Mattie. You will be surprised at how this ends. Who will trust who? Mattie's aunt Caroline and her Uncle Atlee get some unexpected news. They are shocked by the news. I do not want to give away the ending to either of the couples mentioned. Is Lizzy more mean and curl and why?

 

Cakes and Kisses by Kelly Irvin:

How would you feel if you were picked on when doing your job? It boys that do it and find out they do it on purpose. Well, Ambrose gets treated differently. Most everyone likes him. You will be surprised to learn about him.

Martha seems to be at a loss when she finds out her mother passes away. Leaving her and her sister Elsie and her younger siblings to care for. Martha seems to have a bit hard time with the loss of her mother. But will she find love?

Ambrose and Martha seem like they like each other. What will happen when they want to spend more time together? Martha wants to help Ambrose learn to read. Will happen. Burke and Carina seem to want to help her and Ambrose out as well.

24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #5

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 1): Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 2)If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to a favorite dish – and / or make yourself a margarita – and share a photo

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 3): Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muertos (Task 4): Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?

 

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 1)Tell us about a cultural festival or event in the area where you live.

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 3): Try your hand at folding a paper crane. Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Paper-Crane-1/

 

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1): Pick your Ponies (Il Paradiso placed 3rd) - one of the horses I picked. (Plus 1 Point)

 

Door 4 - Guy Fawkes Night (Task 4)How do you order the books on your shelves? *I will report in the form as soon as I know it listed under the Festive Door task in main form.

 

Total Points: 9 Points

24 Festive Task: Door 4 - Guy Fawkes Night (Task 4)

Task 4: How do you order the books on your shelves?

 

Most of them have been sent to me for review on my blog. Though that I buy or as you as Order, are bought if I can afford to. I order them online though amazon if can. I may pick some up in the store.

 

I have been reviving books though book clubs that I am a member of and I review the new books sent my way. I get them though book review sites that I am a part of. Some of them are online review programs.

 

My selves got by themes and sometime by author. If seem to order them to be together once I am done. My review books are all together or stack. My TBR stack is together. I seem to put my books on selves to my liking. The only ones that are really together are my Lauren Carr books and my Boxcar Children series. 

 

  

My books either stacked like the first photo on the left. Which are my TBR books with a books on shelves next to it where there more. To be Read books with  only one stack to use to give to my cousins that are younger. The other two pictures hold more books and one holds my favorite author books at the moment. The bins that have my other books in any order i put them in. Sorry the pictures are not great. it the lighting in my room

24 Festive Task - Door 2: Japanese Culture Day (Task 3)

Task 3: Try your hand at folding a paper crane. Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Paper-Crane-1/

 

Here was attempt to make the crane. I tried this two time and I got stuck each time on Step 4: Accordion Fold (Sp??). It made me so upset and frustrated i was in tears. I am autistic but I did try and make it but it would not work or fold or look like the pictures.

 

 

I did something like this last year around Christmas at a Christmas Party. If I still had the birds i would have taken a picture of them. It was hard then to make as well. 

Reading progress update: I've read 73%.

An Amish Christmas Bakery (4 Stories) - Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller

Have you ever thought you were friends with someone and it turns out they are not your friend? Well, It seems this is the case with Mattie. Does Mattie think she would be like her best friend? Though maybe she should decide for herself.

 

Mattie is asked to come to help her aunt when she calls her. Though she after a few weeks. She finds out that Peter is coming. Though her aunt and uncle doe not know she strongly dislikes him. Though she believes Peter is horrible.

 

Peter arrives and things get more interesting between Mattie and Peter. Does Mattie know her friend is using her? Mattie seems to believe that Peter is someone that bad and not to be trusted? But maybe he's a nice guy but can not admit it. Mattie seems to tear between her beliefs and her feelings.

 

Peter comes to help out with an additional job that Atlee as offered him. Peter seems to be around Mattie. You will be surprised at how this ends. Who will trust who? Mattie's aunt Caroline and her Uncle Atlee get some unexpected news. They are shocked by the news. I do not want to give away the ending to either of the couples mentioned. Is Lizzy more mean and curl and why?

24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #4

 

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 1): Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 2)If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to a favorite dish – and / or make yourself a margarita – and share a photo

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 3): Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muertos (Task 4): Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?

 

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 1)Tell us about a cultural festival or event in the area where you live.

 

Total Points: 5 Points

24 Festive Task - Door 2: Japanese Culture Day (Task 1)

 

I hope what the festival or event will count for this as my city is Pittsburgh (Closes to where i live) 

 

Task 1: Tell us about a cultural festival or event in the area where you live.

 

Pittsburgh's Light up Night  

(Festival or Event)??

Pittsburgh is known to be every cultural though out the year. The one I recall and went to the most is the Light up Night. Pittsburgh calls it event but it task place every year on the Friday before Thanksgiving.

 

It can take all day to spend the time in downtown Pittsburgh for this and then watch as the city lights up the Night with Christmas lights throughout the city.  

Light Up Night is the day when all the Christmas lights are turned on in the city. During the festivities most all skyscrapers and the stadiums are lit up. And there are even three unique fireworks shows that light up the skyline throughout the evening. Pick whichever meaning you would like for Light Up Night, as this term covers them all!

I know there musical performances and so much more to do. You can see the decorations in the windows of shops. You can go window shopping or even Christmas shopping. You can even check out the light around downtown. I know there the lighting of the Tree and seeing Santa Claus. 

  

Photo credited to City Paper of Pittsburgh

Check out more about Light up Night here

24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #3

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 1): Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 2)If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to a favorite dish – and / or make yourself a margarita – and share a photo

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 3): Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muertos (Task 4): Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?

 

Total Points: 4 Points

24 Festive Task - Door 1: Dia De Los Muertos (Task 2)

Task 2:  If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to a favorite dish – and / or make yourself a margarita – and share a photo

 

 

 

We had a late night snack.. It Nachos with Fajita style Shredded Chicken - something new.. we tried. Mom's dish is on the left and Mine is on the right. For me, it was okay but I would rather have beef and cheese only style.

24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #2

 

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 1): Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 3): Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muertos (Task 4): Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?

 

Total Points: 3 Points

 

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