10 Seconds of Thanks Assignment — Reining

ok…here goes:

 

family, friends, comfortable shoes, bed, good food, headache medicine, headphones, pens that don’t skip

 

not a bad list…

 

Bonus:  draw a picture of you to complete your list:

<:-)  my hair is sticking out….. lol

 

I did the 10 Seconds of Thanks assignment because I thought that it would be pretty easy to do…it was until I had to start copying and pasting all of the website information and the links and stuff on my chrome book…I really need to learn how to use this thing..the tricks like copying and pasting simple things…those are the things that drive me crazy…I know how to do them on regular computers but they don’t work on simple new technological advancements! 😦 aaarrrrggghhhh  oh welll…I will figure out how to do them but when I have more time…. 🙂

 

I liked the ds106 site because it is very useful for lots and lots of information and for creating links between websites.

 

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Ten Second Thank You Challenge

My Ten Second Thank You

My Ten Second Thank You

I chose to complete the 10 Seconds of Thanks Challenge.

 The   Assignment Directions specify that I set a timer for ten seconds and write a list of everything I am thankful for.   I reset the timer for another ten seconds and drew a sketch of myself (see the above image).

Note:  I believe at least twenty seconds would make this a more fruitful endeavor.

Gravy Time

In this day and age of technology, the art of making gravy seems to have been lost. The time has come when the grocery store has gravy in jars upon the shelves. It takes far less effort and money to simply make it in a pan at home than most people realize. No special tools or materials required.
http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/haiku-recipe/
Gravy time
One pat of butter,
Whisk with flour in a pan
Stir in broth, gravy’s done

You Chose Wrong

I will admit, I have never read a “Choose Your Own Adventure Novel,” as this ds106 assignment describes. However, I love the idea of writing the end of a story, the gruesome ending, not the happy one. So here we go!

The little imp told you the gold was buried here under this tree. You keep digging but soon realize the chattering birds above are more likely laughing Moorfolk, giggling at your misfortune. You swear and turn around, hoping to snatch up the tiny bearded man before he scampers off, but he’s nowhere in sight. In fact, you no longer see the path he took to lead you here. The moor has gone eerily quiet. You peer into the darkening late afternoon light and catch glimpse of a wavering twinkle, like a lantern. You take a few steps toward it, away from the soft soil beneath the trees. You’ve heard that will-o’-the-wisps can lead you to your fate, but to what fate will this glimmering glow guide you? You take another step toward the faint receding wisp and are immediately sucked down into the depths of the bog.
You chose wrong.
One of my favorite books as a kid was called The Moorchild, about a “changeling” named Saaski. “Changelings” are figments of European folklore said to take the place of children stolen away in the night before they were christened by fairies or pixies or elves. The magical creatures (in this book called moorfolk) would replace the child with an enchanted piece of wood or bundle of sticks, or occasionally one of their own that didn’t fit in or do their work. The whole book was ridden with folktales about getting lost on the moor and the dangers that could befall you there – a bit creepy for a children’s book, but still one of my favorites!

Hope you liked it! I’ve creeped myself out so much now I probably won’t sleep!

10 Seconds of Thanks

For my second blog post, I chose to complete the 10 Seconds of Thanks challenge.

In accordance with the assignment directions, I set a timer for ten seconds and using pen and paper, then wrote down everything for which I was thankful. (There was way more that I could have listed, but ten seconds went by very quickly.)

Afterward, I set the timer for another ten seconds and drew a picture of myself. (Yes, the assignments specified this as well.)  I took a photo of it to insert here.

Since very few people can read my handwriting, I have transcribed my list for everyone:

I am grateful for family, friends, life, learning, opportunity…

photo 2

10 Seconds of Thanks

For my second blog post, I chose to complete the 10 Seconds of Thanks challenge.  

In accordance with the assignment directions, I set a timer for ten seconds and using pen and paper, then wrote down everything for which I was thankful. (There was way more that I could have listed, but ten seconds went by very quickly.)  

Afterward, I set the timer for another ten seconds and drew a picture of myself. (Yes, the assignments specified this as well.)  I took a photo of it to insert here.

Since very few people can read my handwriting, I have transcribed my list for everyone:

I am grateful for family, friends, life, learning, opportunity… 

Image

Recipe Haiku

For my first blog post, I chose to write a recipe in haiku form.  The assignment description asked that I write a complete recipe in haiku format, using the traditional 5-7-5 format and including all necessary steps.  Although I enjoy cooking, this was quite a challenge. Inspired by all of the impromptu salads I’ve thrown together over the years, here’s what I came up with for this assignment:

Chop the tomatoes.

Add Bibb lettuce, feta cheese,

Red wine vinaigrette.