Past & Present (no I don’t mean the gift)

I’ve been talking to my grandma recently, so far we have 20 emails sent back and forth throughout this past month. It doesn’t sound like many but if you knew my track record for getting back to people on time you’d understand…it’s not that I don’t read the emails but I usually forget to respond. Anywayyyys my grandma reminded me of something.

Those foreign pictures are what some would refer to as dance halls. My generation doesn’t have things like that (I wish we still did), or if they do it cost a lot and you have to deal with the music that either blasts your ears off or the words in them are so nasty you can’t stand it.

Soda fountains! Not the one’s that have a billion kinds of liquor but the kind that kids go hang out after school and get ice cream and soda and just talk or do whatever. Why did these have to disappear? What was so unpopular about them that they had to close?

One more thing I miss like truly miss and don’t understand why things have to change it:

People? No I’m an introvert so I don’t mind not being around people but if you look closely you’ll see…

Their eyebrows? No!

Their hair? No!

Their smiling faces? Yes! I miss seeing the emotions people have on their faces. I miss the interaction you used to have and now we have to avoid people. I miss life before all the craziness happened. I just want to go back to when I was 5 and I had no worries other than if mom was making cookies that day. But does that mean I have to live in the past? No. Life is so precious so don’t feel wish upon things you can’t change. Instead choice today what your attitude will be. Live in the present and bring joy to those your around.

See you guys soon! ❤

Cute Photoshoot Time!!

Hello all! I know my blog name is Photos by Abby Rose soooo I thought I would for once post photos! Today is just a cute photoshoot of a dog I watch sometimes. Her name is Maggie and she’s absolutely adorable and so much fun to hang out with!

Hope you enjoyed the cuteness and I plan to do more photo blog posts in the future!!

Have an amazing day everyone ❤

A Choice

Our attitude towards everything is what motivates us in everyday situations. However, we also have a choice of how to present our attitude. You will often find yourself groaning out of bed, stumbling to the bathroom, and criticizing yourself in the mirror. You get to school or work, and you immediately start judging the people who are there but “smiling” anyways and asking how they are doing. We want to accomplish our tasks and get on with our day. We ask questions even when we do not really care about the actual person. 

Questions are essential but why we ask the question is even more important. If we know someone is having a bad day, we should not quickly ask them something when we do not truly care. The same applies to when we are given a job. Many times we do not really care enough to think things through. Instead, we ask many useless questions that hinder the job from getting done quickly and efficiently. There is a story about a man named Rowan, “McKinley gave Rowan a letter to be delivered to Garcia; Rowan took the letter and did not ask, ‘Where is he at?'” Rowan isn’t the sort of man who asks others how he should go about his tasks. He isn’t someone who seeks answers from others about things that he can determine himself. 

Rowan’s attitude towards being asked to deliver the letter was remarkable. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll. Rowan could have reacted horrendously. He could have asked hundreds of questions. Where? Why? When? However, instead, he took the letter, sealed it up in an oilskin pouch, strapped it over his heart, and proceeded to deliver the message to Garcia. 

Don’t you wish that we could react the same way Rowan did? When our parents ask us to do something, we always respond with “why?”. We never say right away yes, mom, I would be glad to. Instead, we respond with a question. Why do we ask questions? Some people ask questions because they are afraid that they are getting the answers wrong, so they want your opinion. People also tend to ask questions they already know because they typically do not want the responsibility of knowing the answer. 

When we walk into a room, we tend to want to run to the closest person we know. We often want to shrink into a ball and not talk much (or at least this is from personal experience). I do not particularly appreciate having to talk to people sometimes; it is hard to think of things. You can only get so far with “how are you?” and our attitude towards the conversation really shows the person if we care or not. Recently I was talking to a woman from our church, and she REALLY likes to talk like really. Instead of listening, though, I found my attitude growing annoyed at her, and all I really wanted to do was get up and leave the conversation. Then I remembered Charles Swindoll’s quote. “The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.” I sadly then realized that I was a jerk in the conversation. I was not making her feel listened to. Instead, I showed her the typical stereotype of a teenager…arrogant, impatient, unfocused, and totally not encouraging.

“We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.” – Charles Swindoll. Our attitude is our responsibility. Our attitude is our problem and ours alone. I find myself judging people and how they react around me and how dumb and stupid their questions are, but then I look at myself. I reevaluate my thoughts and actions, and I see that every day I ask the same ridiculous things and bother those in charge with random meaningless questions that I could figure out myself. 

Instead, I challenge myself now when I am in a conversation with my friends and family and people I may not get along with. I look them in the eyes, and I pay attention to their ideas. I allow them to talk, and even though sometimes I find myself getting bored and not paying attention, I try to remember that they want to be heard too, and that is one of the only gifts I will ever give them.

Have a great day everyone!

Sometimes You Just Need To Have A Dust Fight!

Welcome back everyone! Todays just a fun post to show you what I did at my school recently! It was super fun and the teacher was a blast to work with.

Most of that was done on the first day (Thursday), but we sanded and smoothed it down (Friday). We also had a drywall dust “fight” basically covered out hands in dust and covered each other in handprints. Next up is electricity and soldering aka melt things! I wasn’t able to take many pictures sadly.

This was absolutely so much fun and I wish my school did this all the time instead of once a year!

See you soon ❤

Random post #982?

Hello all! I know my posting is all over the place but I have some interesting posts in line for you! Starting off I wanted to share what I’ve been up to lately so enjoy my random photos (I talk about what they are specifically so make sure you click on all of them!

Next up are some yummy suggestions of drinks you should try sometime!

Here’s something so exciting that happened at my school!

Annnd thats the end of this post! Stay tuned for a post about how my school let us learn about trades for two days aka I learned how to wire electrical outlets and break drywall to fix it!

February Current Events!

Hello all! Here are my February current events from school. Like I said with the previous ones these are my opinions, I don’t mean to offend anyone and don’t want to get in a huge argument. BUT all that being said I’d love to hear your opinions so let’s chat in the comments about what you think.

Revealed: United pilot called ‘mayday, mayday’ amid engine failure after Denver takeoff

https://www.foxnews.com/us/united-airlines-pilot-mayday-audio-engine-failure-denver-colorado

There is something just so chilling hearing those two words, “mayday, mayday.” Thoughts run through your head, reminding you of the movies where planes right before they crash shout MAYDAY! In this case, everything turned out well, and no one was injured, but it does give me chills to imagine being in an airplane that’s motor is on fire. Why did the engine blow up? Was it handled well? 

This pilot was fantastic, and I am sure I would have been on the floor in tears. Engine failures are not usual, and one out of 375,000 results in the plane coming down. We most likely will not hear about what caused this engine failure, although this article makes people a little more worked up than they should be. Instead of naming the article, with such a scary title, instead focus on the fantastic pilot and his calm thinking and how no one was injured.

Revealed: 7 Poll Workers Killed By Landmine Amid Historic Niger Vote

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/21/969995762/7-poll-workers-killed-by-landmine-amid-historic-niger-vote

It is a sad day when you realize that this is our lives now. We live in fear every day about some of the scariest things. Unfortunately, when it comes to politics, we cannot escape it. These Nigeria poll works, which I am sure had families at home, were doing what they thought was right for their country to get killed on their way to polling stations in the southwest of their country Nigeria. As they may not have been deliberately targeted, it is sad to see such heartache within a country. Why kill these workers?

Everyone has a voice, a say, an opinion, but few can express it well. Some choose to shout, some choose to be quiet, others choose to cause commotion and sadness. Of course, we cannot blame the election between the governing candidate parties because pointing fingers at each other is not a way to get anything done. I feel such sorrow for these poor families who lost loved ones, and I feel strongly that whoever did this needs to get caught and held for their actions.

Revealed: What is Donald Trump doing now he is no longer president?

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1391223/What-is-Donald-Trump-doing-now-he-is-no-longer-president-EVG

Stating your opinions is an essential part of life, but disrespect, no one deserves, let alone someone who stuck with us through some of the most challenging ordeals the US has ever faced. Donald Trump not only used his own money to fund his presidency, but he also supplied us with new ideas that helped shape us into who we are now. Yes, it may be evident that I am a Trump supporter but doesn’t anyone else see through the flaws that our current government deems legal?

What makes this article bug me, though, is why do we have to attack someone? We can voice our opinions respectfully without hurling shame and accusations when we do not know the whole truth. Yes, Trump had his flaws, so did every other President before him, but before we know the absolute 100% whole truth, let’s take a quick trip back to March 2020 and walk in this man’s shoes for a day or two.

Remember this is my opinion and you may have a different one, so let’s talk about it in the comments!

Another Attack!

Another attack happened just last week…

Julia Pheasant, a young college student was watching tv in her house on February 5th. The news was on and was talking all about those wanted for crimes hard for us to imagine. She was shocked how low some people would go. How could anyone take someone as sweet looking as this young girl named Myrtle and want to hurt her!

Julia heard noises outside but assumed it was her neighbor who was cleaning off the sidewalk for her. After about 15 minutes of loud bumps and scraping, silence came. She got up to grab cookies for her neighbor to thank him when all of a sudden out of nowhere the door caved in and she found herself looking at a masked intruder.

Everything went black……

She woke up in the emergency room, hooked up to tons of monitors and didn’t know at all what was going on.

Julia needed many stitches and operations and the doctors really didn’t have much hope for her….

HELP US FIND WHO DID THIS! We think they may have been connected to Myrtle’s attack HERE

We believe this is what the culprit looks like

I’m Selling Paintings Again! +New Products! +500 Followers! (GIVEAWAY!)

I know I already did a post today but guys….Rosy’s Writings is doing a giveaway. But guys, LOOOOKKK!!!! She has these adorable painted pennies…I’m OBSESSED!!! It’s so cute!!! Check it out!

Rosy's Writings

Hey everyone! *grins broadly* *bounces up and down with excitement*

Exciting things are happening. I’ll start with the first one!

I’m listing my paintings for sale again!! 😀 I have several brand new paintings, that I’m super excited to show you. Not only that, but I have added several new products! Please welcome….

Pen pal kits!!!

These were so much fun to put together, and honestly…. I wanna buy one!!! These kits are packed full of fun stuff, that any pen pal-er will love. There are several different types of stationary, note cards, extra envelopes, stickers, washi tape, and MORE! Everything you’ll need to create amazing letters for your pen pals.

Also, check out the mini envelopes, made from 2020 calendars, for $4 and $5, and free shipping! (And you can watch me making them HERE!)

ALSO, I painted on pennies!!! 😶 😀 These tiny painting were a fun…

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January Current Events

I know this is a bit late, but here are some current events I wrote for the month of January! Remember we may not have the same opinion on things but that’s okay! It just gives us the opportunity to discuss!

Revealed: After Inaugural Performance, Poet Amanda Gorman Tops The Amazon Bestseller List

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/21/959160843/after-inaugural-performance-poet-amanda-gorman-tops-the-amazon-bestseller-list

Amanda Gorman’s poem was awe-inspiring and drew your attention. Her life is a fascinating one, being raised by a single mother, Amanda suffers from an auditory processing disorder and is very sensitive to sounds. It seems that the things she most struggles with life brought out truly the best in her. At the age of 22, she inspired us all with her poem “The Hill We Climb,” which was inspired by the Capital’s attack on January 6, 2021.

I was moved by her poem and the fact she finished it days before Bidens Inauguration. Her confidence in front of millions of people is something I strive for every day. I want to ask her what went through her mind when she was asked to speak at the inauguration. Was she nervous? Excited? “The Hill We Climb” was an absolute wonder, and I think everyone should go back and listen to it.

Revealed: Covid variant found in UK may be more deadly than others, says Boris Johnson

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/uk/uk-variant-scientists-johnson-intl/index.html

This new covid variant found in Europe is a strain on us all. How can we stand to survive another wave? The news is so depressing and is causing a weight on all of us. “We’ve been informed that in addition to spreading more quickly… there is some evidence that the new variant…may be more associated with a higher degree of mortality,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a press conference. Unfortunately, that isn’t a great encouragement to an already tired and worn out country.

Yes, we should learn everything there is to know about this new strain, but we should also share encouragement and lead one another along with prayers and joy (and maybe a plateful of virtual cookies).

Revealed: Great Escapes

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/weekly-standard/great-escapes

It surprises me how escape rooms grew to be such an exciting popular family and friends activity. The concept behind it is unique and makes you slightly scared to be in a locked room that you can’t get out. Takao Kato started the idea of escape rooms in Japan around 2007. The creators wanted to put the players in a real-life situation. The escape room idea is to have you and the group of people work together and answer all the clues to get out. Thankfully the room is designed to immediately open if anything goes wrong or if you run out of time. 

I think escape rooms are such a fun idea! Working together to solve things sounds like a unique way to bring unity or cause many arguments. I would be very nervous that a door would malfunction and I’d be permanently stuck, but I think before I push it out of my mind, I’ll try one out!

Let’s chat in the comments, what do you think about these current events?

The Shunammite Woman Journal Entry

Hey guys! Here’s a journal entry I had to write for school based off 2 Kings 4: 8 – 37, yes the dates are probably off but it’s just supposed to be something interesting. Enjoy 🙂

Rachel – 927BC

It feels like forever since I last recorded the events going on. Elisha has been passing by more and more these days. I asked my husband if we could make some sort of room for Elisha to rest in. He readily agreed and we ended up turning our spare room upstairs into a very nice guest room. I just finished decorating it with some reeds I found. The bed my husband built was one of the best I’ve ever seen. This new design came out that lifts the bed off the ground and uses tightly bound ropes to keep the bed off the floor. It’s such a wonderful creation as it really keeps the bed from getting so dirty and is so much easier to make and involves less laundry. Elisha seems to like the room and is very kind to us…

Rachel – 921BC

So much has happened since I last wrote. I had a son! Just like Elisha predicted. I can’t believe I get to hold such a blessing everyday. He’s now 11 years old and watching him grow is amazing. He’s just so sweet and has the silliest expressions about eating his vegetables. My husband and him are out in the fields with some other reapers. I can’t even fathom how amazing my husband has been as a father. They both get into so much trouble but fill my life with such joy…..oh dear I hear shouting outside.

My son is dead….how can this be? He was just so happy and filled with life. What sins did I commit to have this sorrow fall on us? I must find Elisha immediately!

Rachel – 921BC

Miracles never cease…I found Elisha and he sent his servant Gehazi to lay his staff on my son’s head and heal him but it wasn’t enough. I almost gave up hope but then Elisha went and I’m not exactly sure what he did….it was just such a whirl of emotions I felt. When my son opened his eyes I almost fainted from joy. Just seeing those beautiful brown eyes filled such happiness into me I can’t even describe it. I don’t think I will ever doubt this man of God ever again.