My top five favorite foods

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Todays blog is going to be….My top five favorite foods!!! Just to note, I love all types of food and will eat basically anything edible, but these foods are just above the rest.

1.Fettuccini alfredo

I LOVE fettuccini alfredo. I like pasta in general, but this is by far the best. I like it homemade or at a restaurant (preferably Olive Garden).

2.  Cheesecake

I have this every year for my birthday. I don’t like store-bought cheesecake, only homemade. My favorite would probably be lemon cheesecake. I don’t know why i like it so much, but its just really good.

3. Brownies

I used to hate brownies, but now i absolutely love them. I will eat them all day if i could. The best are the two bite brownies with the frosting on the top.

4. Pizza

I love pizza. I mean, who doesn’t? I will eat any pizza. The only pizza i will not eat under any circumstances is pierogi pizza. I cant eat that for the life of me.

5.Tea biscuits

These are so easy to make and so goooood! I will eat like 5 of them in one sitting, if i don’t get sick first. They are the best right out of the oven, that way they are still warm and the butter melts.

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five places i want to visit

Hi everyone!! Welcome back to my blog. This weeks post is going to be the five places i want to visit. I want to travel the world one day and want to see everything. I am going to tell you the top five places i really really want to visit even though i want to see way more then just five.

  1. Australia

I love Australia! I really want to see the pink lake (i cant remember what its called). I also want to see the opera house in Sydney and look at kangaroos!

Image result for australia's pink lake

2.  Iceland

I always found Iceland really cool. I am Icelandic and it would be really cool to see where my ancestors used to live. There is also a beach that has black sand that i really want to see.

Image result for iceland's black sand beach3.  France

I went through a Paris faze. I was obsessed with it! Not so much anymore, but I am still wanting to see the Eiffel tower and eat at a fancy French restaurant.

4.  New York

This isn’t really a place that I would kill to get there. I do want to see the building that Friends was filmed at ( I LOVE Friends its one of my favorite shows).  But I still want to see the rest of the city. I would love to stay in a really expensive hotel, but that might be a little to much money. It’s nice to dream!

Image result for the building where friends was filmed5. Hawaii

I’ve always liked Hawaii. I love everything about it. I want to specifically go to Maui. I don’t know why i want to go to that specific island, but it has always intrigued me.

I want to go to a lot of other places, but this is the starting point of my big adventures. If you liked this blog and want to see more places to travel to (after the pandemic of course) click the link below.

https://www.bucketlistly.blog/posts/best-countries-to-travel-social-distance-after-covid

 

Mental health

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog! This weeks blog is going to be about mental health and way to make it better. Note: Everything i share here is of my own opinion, but I will include links to actual facts from doctors and from people who have a degree for helping those struggling with mental health.

I know this pandemic has really taken a toll on every ones mental health. Even if you don’t think it has, it probably has done some damage. I think a good way to keep up good mental health is making time for yourself. Take five minutes to breathe and de-stress. Make an at home spa-day or yourself. Do something that you enjoy or that makes you feel good.

Another good way is making a distraction for yourself. I like to be in control, and i hate that i can’t control all of this. So, i like to do something that i can control, even if its only for a couple of minutes. Cleaning is one of them. It makes me feel in control of the things that are happening. As i mentioned before, reading is another good distraction.

Make sure you are talking to people, too. Text your friends, call your grandparents, hug your parents. If you have something on your mind and its having a negative effect on you, make sure you tell someone what it is that’s bothering you. It helps more then you think it does. Closing off and not talking to anyone about your problems just makes it worse, for you and the people who want to help. And if you don’t feel comfortable talking about it, write it down or talk to a pet about it.  that also helps.

I learnt the hard way that what you watch and see takes a toll on your mental health. If you are watching something sad or unhappy, you might start to feel like that. If you know you are feeling upset, maybe try watching something funny or uplifting. Me, personally, i like to watch Friends. You might have a different show that you like.

There are many things that can help you and your mental health. Again, please note that I am not a doctor and the tings i shared with you are purely my opinion. If you want real facts, click the links below for more.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-health

 

zucchini brownies

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog. This weeks post is going to be a zucchini brownie recipe. Yes, there is zucchini in the brownies and yes they are very good. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  •  1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder ( it doesn’t have to be unsweetened, but you can use it anyways)
  • 1 1/2  tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 cups of shredded zucchini ( I will give you tips for doing this)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts ( optional)

Frosting: ( you don’t have to do this but the brownies might be a bit dry if you chose not to. There are other recipes that will give you a more moist brownie with no frosting)

  • 6 tbsps. of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of margarine ( Or butter)
  • 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

Directions:

  1.  preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flower 9×13 inch  pan
  2.  in a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar and vanilla until well blended.  combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt then stir the sugar into the mixture. fold in zucchini and walnuts. Spread evenly in the pan.
  3.  bake for 25-30 minutes or until the brownies spring back when gently touched.
  4.  make the frosting while the brownies cool. melt together cocoa powder and margarine; set aside to cool
  5. blend together confectioner’s sugar, milk and vanilla. then, stir in the cocoa mixture. spread over cooled brownies before cutting into squares.

Tips:

  • If you don’t have a fruit shredder, you can use a cheese grater for shredding your zucchini.
  • If you want to use something other then walnuts, you can put in chocolate chips.
  • Instead of using milk, if you are lactose intolerant, you can use any other milk substitute ( coconut, rice, soy etc.) Though it might taste slightly different.

Thank you for tuning in to my blog and i hope you enjoy this brownie as much as i do! Click below to get different recipes.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/25112/zucchini-brownies/  (here is the one that i went off of. I altered it a little but here’s the original.)

https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/chocolate-chip-zucchini-brownies/

 

Fall is the best season

We can all agree that every season is great. They all have their good qualities and their bad, but I think that the best season of all is fall. Fall is an amazing season. It is filled with amazing sites, smells and scenes. If you are wondering why, just wait and I’ll explain it all!

Fall is much better then winter, I think we can all agree on that. Yes, it doesn’t have any Christmas’s or New Years, but it has Thanksgiving. The weather is not harsh or cold, it is the perfect amount of warm and cool. It is also much more colourful and vibrant then the dreary, monotonous winter days. Overall, fall is just the better season.

Autumn is way better then spring. Even though spring will soon melt into summer, autumn wont cause that icky slush. It is nice and dry and wont give you booters or soggy socks. It is scientifically proven that it rains more in the spring due to the greater precipitation. Therefore, making fall better then spring.

“Spring is the rainiest season of the year measured by the number of days with precipitation.” www.chicagotribune.com

Fall is better then summer. I bet a lot of you disagree but let me show you why I think this. The weather in the summertime is hot, but in the fall, it’s the perfect combination of warm and cool, making it the perfect t-shirt weather. You won’t get a sunburn as easily in the fall so you don’t have to worry about putting sunscreen on every time you go outside. And, in the summer, its all the same colours. Green leaves, green grass, green, green, green…. But in the fall, you get a variety of colours. Red, orange, yellow, etc., etc., etc. You don’t have to worry about bugs, either. In the summer, you get ticks, mosquitos, and other pesky insects. But since the weather cools off in the fall, the bugs start hibernating or migrating. And for all the photography lovers, you can capture the beauty or autumn, as well as a beautiful sunset, and you don’t have to stay up as late since the measure of daylight gets shorter. Now that you see why I think autumn is better then summer, maybe you can now see why it is such a great season.

Autumn is a wonderful season filled with so many great qualities that make it much better then winter, spring and, of course, summer. It wont giver you sunburn, soggy socks or that terrible winter chill. It gives you the perfect balance of hot and cold, beautiful landscapes for photography and less rain. It really is the best season.

Back to school

Hi guys!!! Welcome back to my blog. so, this weeks post is going to be about my first week back at school. just a recap, my class was in remote learning for 2 weeks, as were the rest of the 7-12 kids in the province. This was my first week back to actual school, and if you read my last post, you would know what i liked and disliked about it. so here we go!!

So, on Monday we came back to school. the weather was really cold and we couldn’t even go outside, which was fine because i wouldn’t want to go outside anyways. we couldn’t go into the other classrooms like we used to do, so me and my friends, Ava and Athena, just talked and filled each other in on the last month.

Tuesday, we had a normal school day. we had to stay inside again because of the cold Manitoba weather. We watched a movie with no sound as well. It was funny because Athena was doing the commentary even though she didn’t actually no all the words!

Wednesday, Ava and Athena both were gone. I was all alone! It was ok. the only day that we actually go outside was the day that they were both gone! I built a snowman, though. two of them. The grade 5-6s destroyed them though, but it was funny to watch them destroy it!

Thursday we did the same things as every day. Ava was back. Athena was still gone. we didn’t go outside again, but that was fine because we watched a movie with the sound this time!

And today, Friday. so usually on Fridays we have our math quiz and the rest of the day is just a get it done catch up time. And blogging. we went outside today! It was kinda cold, but not as cold as the past 5 days.

Overall, i am soososososo happy to be back to school. I get to see my friends and get live lessons in person. The only thing i’m going to have to get used to is getting up in the mornings! Thank you for tuning in to my blog! If you want more awesome blogs, click the link below!

 

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online learning

Hey everyone! this week im going to talk about online learning and the pros and cons about it.  this is our last day of online school so i am going to talk bout how it has been and stuff like that. Hope you enjoy!

For 2 weeks after winter break, Manitoba’s students through 7-12 had to do online learing. It has been ok. At first i was kinda stressed out because i had no clue what to excpect. I overthink things a lot so that was also part of it. After a few days, it got way easeir and i was less stressed. I like in-person school better then online just because you get more help and if you have a question you get it answered right away. you also dont jave to worry about tech issues and slow internet either.

But there were some pros to online learing. I could sleep in an extra hour and i could stay in my pyjama pants. I also liked that i was in the comfort of my home and could have snacks whenever i was hungry. I also liked how between breaks i could see my family and talk to them for a bit until i had to go back to school. i didnt have to rush to get ready for school either, so mthat was nice. I refused to put on makeup either so that was nice not stabbing my eye with my mascara wand!            Image result for online learing cartoon

 

I cant wait to go back to regular school even though it was nice to be comfy in my home and learn. thats it for this weeks blog post. I hope you liked it. If you want more awesome blogs to look at, click the links below!

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a day at the lake

We all love the lake! Lets face it, its one of the best places to clear your head or have a good time with your friends and family. It’s a great place to cool off on a hot summer day. Some people are lucky enough to have a lake or other body of water that’s not frozen at their disposal all-year round. Since we are not that lucky, I’m going to give you the next best thing! 

The blinding light of the sun bounces off the rippling waves. The smooth pebbles gleam in the summer sun. Light brown sands cloud the water as you wade into the shallow water. As the sun sets, the orange-red light skims the surface of the clear water. The shadow of darkness creeps up the shoreline before the white light of the full moon casts its glow. The reflection of the moon on the water looks like a giant pearl floating on the lake. 

The clean, crisp scent of fresh water overwhelms you. The musky sands and sweet lilac blossoms combine into the blowing winds. The scent of driftwood and fresh leaves tingles your nose. The smell of wet rocks and clear, cold water hits you. The sweet, succulent scent of delicious fruits makes its way up your nose as you unpack your snacks. All of these scents combine into a perfect beachy heaven. 

As you walk up the shoreline, you can feel the soft sands between your toes and the heat of the sun warms you as you bask in its presence. The cold touch of the water sends goosebumps up your body as you walk through the shallow water. As your body submerges into the deepening water, you feel the wispy towel warmed by the sun and feel instantly warm.  

The lake is a great place full of amazing sights, scents and views. It is a great place to relax, cool off or just spend time with friends, family or yourself. It instantly calms you and is a great place to focus and chill. It can be a fun place to play games and have fun with friends. But most of all, it is a great place to just….be! 

the mystery of dreams

 

We all have dreams. Whether you remember them all the time or not, or if you dream the same things or not. In this essay, I will answer some questions you may have about one of sciences many mysteries; Dreams! 

The most commonly asked questions are, what is a dream? Why do we have them? What do they mean, if they mean anything? Well, I am here to answer them. 

A dream is a universal human experience that can be described as a state of consciousness characterized by certain occurrences during sleep such as sensory,  

cognitive and emotional. We have little control over the content of our dreams 

though psychoanalysts believe that the meaning of our dreams may have to do with the dreamer’s history. 

If you ever remembered a dream you once had, you may have noticed that  

the dream is full of vivid visuals ad experiences that contain themes, concerns and  

other objects that are closely related to real, waking life. 

A nightmare, however, is a distressing dream that causes you to feel a  

number of disturbing emotions. Common reactions to a nightmare includes fear  

and anxiety. Nightmares can occur in both children and adults. Some nightmares  

may even cause fear, trauma, emotional difficulties, illnesses and the use of  

certain medications or drugs. 

 There are also lucid dreams. A lucid dream is when the dreamer is aware  

that they are dreaming, and they may have some control over their dream. Lucid  

dreams mainly occur in the middle of a regular dream. Some people experience  

lucid dreams at random, while others reported to be able to increase their  

capacity to control their dreams.  

 

Fun facts: 

  • We may not remember, but it is believed that we dream 3-6 times per night. 
  • Each dream is believed to last 5-20 minutes. 
  • Around 95% of dreams are to be forgotten by the time a person gets out of bed. 
  • Dreams can actually help you learn and develop long-term memories. 
  • Blind people dream more with other sensory components compared to sighted people. 

Dreams are one of sciences many unexplained mysteries. The facts we know  

do not explain nearly enough, but scientists are still researching and analyzing  

them.  Hope you learnt a bit about dreams and why we have them!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Works cited 

“Dreams: Causes, Types, Meaning, What They Are, and More.” Medical News TodayMediLexicon International, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284378.  

 

“Dreaming | Psychology Today Canada.” Psychology Today, https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/basics/dreaming. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020. 

 

What i did his holiday season (nothing)

Hi and welcome back. Merry Christmas and Happy New year! I hope everyone stayed safe this holiday season and was not bored out o their mind! Anyways, i am going to tell you some of the things that i did while i was on Christmas break.

For Christmas, since we couldn’t get together with our family, we just called them to say Merry Christmas and thank you for the gifts. We had a dinner which consisted of a 17 pound turkey (we were eating it for the rest of the week) as well as stuffing, potato’s and peas. My parents had to go to work on Tuesday so i was home alone for the rest of the week until Thursday, which was New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, we would normally have my brother over to stay the night, but since we can’t do that, we just did everything by ourselves. We went hot tubbing, played wii, and then watched the last 20 minutes of the countdown. We don’t make a real supper, we just make a snack tray with veggies and chips and dip and cheese and crackers and a shrimp ring. It was really fun!

The rest of my break was ok. I was bored and needed up reading or watching Netflix for the majority of the time. I went skating too. Our skating rink is finished and i had to teach my siblings how to skate. My sister just likes to one pulled around! We also have a huge snow hill so we were sledding down that as well.

Well, that is it for my exciting life. I hope you guys had a good break, better then mine! If you want more things to read, check out these links below!

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