me, myself + i
Hello – I’m glad you decided to stop by and read a little about me here on this page that is dedicated to telling about myself. Wow, that sounds a little vain! Well, what is a bio-page for if not for a small biography of one’s self? I never did like bios, and I suppose that’s because I’m not too keen on myself and am not a vain person. I suppose you can decide all that from reading my blog, which I hope you will come back and do and not be frightened by my lack of being a vain person… So many are vain who own blogs and well… I’ll stop here.
Well, supposin’ I start with my name – which is Rachel, and in the proper language – Hebrew – it’s pronounced Rah-kel. Mostly I’m called the English version – Rae-chel. That’s only because I was born in America where they have stolen every name from every other country to pronounce it entirely wrong. But you are welcome to call me whatever you want. I really don’t mind if you call me Rae-chel… I won’t bite your head off or banish you from my blog. Wait. I couldn’t bite your head off or banish you from my blog anyways. Phewy. I’ll have to think of something else then.
This ^^^^ is me. Yours truly. Yepper-doodles! That be ME. I sometimes don’t look so well as I do there. I look terrible. Completely terrible. There I said it. Photoshop gives you all the wrong impression of me. hehe… not much… ;P This is from March, 2012. And, no, I do not cover all the time. :)
Well, anyhoo – I guess you should know that I am an 18-year-old young lady who’s currently livin’ in da Rich Coast – aka Costa Rica. If you look on a map, it’s one of those tiny little countries down under Mexico. It’s actually right under Nicaragua, which is under Honduras, which is under Guatemala which is right under Mexico. We moved here in the month o’ May in 2010 and have been enjoying learning Spanish from the locals. We are always finding the opportunities to share the Word with people here, and boy, are they eager for it!
Maybe you should know that I’m a Torah-loving Believer in Yeshua HaMeshiach? Yeah, that’s what I am. I’m a follower of Abba’s Constitution. It’s da Torah. Some call it the LAW, but I call it The Torah. As terrible as it sounds, that’s what I am. I hope you still are going to read my blog. It’s really not all that bad. It may sound bad, but it’s really not. I want you to know that. I also use the name YHVH to refer to Abba, or I use Abba, annnnnnd I use Yeshua as the name of the Messiah and Redeemer of the Bride of YHVH. I am part of a warrior-bride, so look out. I will use my Sword if need be. You have been forewarned. Do not make me brandish it. As a matter of fact, make me brandish it, so then I can see your sword too! I want to see if it shines as much as mine does: Proverbs 6:23 —> For the mitzvah [instructions, i.e. Torah ]is a lamp, Torah is light, and reproofs that discipline are the way to life. I told you mine was shiny. :)
I can be stylish… see?! :P
I am home educated. Have been all my life. Momma’s always been my teacher in this life for those things I’ll need to help me in my physical life, and Abba’s been my Teacher since I became of age to understand Him. [Still workin' on that too! Lots to learn about Abba... but I'm movin' up, ain't I, Papa? :)] I’ll be eighteen this year. Wow. A whole whoppin’ 18. Big letters you know. I mean, uh, numbers. Right numbers. Got it. Now, where was I? Oh yes, marveling at the fact that I will have been alive for eighteen years coming November. WOW. Yeah.
So before we moved here to C.R. [which I will now use]. we used to live in the Land o’ the Indians, aka Indiana, in the United States. I like using fancy names for things, and makin’ ‘em sound adventurous. I know, it’s not that adventurous, but let me have it. I lived there with my parents and 8 brothers and sisters. We used to have a small herd of Nubian goats, a large flock of chickens [try like 70 of them clucking things], six ducks, two dogs, four bunnies, and various kitties. We have a very tiny flock of five chickens and currently have three dogs: Rifka, a stray we found and brought home, Paco, one of our dog’s pups we kept [he's such a good doggy!], and Louie, the newest addition, which we found with his head stuck in a pipe during the pouring rain. He’s mine. I loves him. Jocelyn also has a pooch, Giselle, [prounounced Giss-el-eeeeee]. Her name is Portuguese, by the way.
We used to do a garden but being where the land is not enough for us at our current house, I have only been able to plant a couple of things in pots. Oh, yeah, did I mention I have an avocado tree growing? I planted it myself, from a little sprouting seed. An avocado tree. I bet most gardeners don’t have that! As I before stated, before my little rapture about my sweet little avocado sapling I am nourishing, we haven’t yet here as there is not much space for doing so. I hope to do some more container gardening… but we never know what we’re doing. Moving has changed a lot for us.
I, and my sisters and brothers, also bake all of our breads and baked goods. We would, anyhow, except out oven isn’t in working order. :) I make flat breads on the stove now. But we don’t eat plastic bread from the store anymore. Anyone who does really needs to get on some site and get a recipe for fresh bread and make some. You need to know how to do that! Seriously! I sometimes bake bread for friends too… they love it. I love it. I get to just smell it. You should really get into that. We also cook and bake almost everything from scratch. [I have posted lots of recipes on my blog. I've got a category on the sidebar and a page for that. :) I should make a list of them and put a page up on my blog...]
lip-biting, a bad habit I have. oh, and I *was* looking at the camera – my attention was distracted by a screaming child, and I had to look away from the lens. o.O
I have been blogging for six years this last March. We started our blogs on a home school site as a home schooling project for all of us. It kinda escalated, if you couldn’t tell. We (my sisters, mother, brother and I) have all since moved from there to our own servers, and my sister runs a magazine, Feelin’ Feminine, for girls about femininity and being a follower of the Way. I enjoy blogging, tho sometimes I don’t feel like I can blog, or that I even want to blog. Sometimes, there are only periods where I post photos. That’s the times when I really have nothing to say, but for the benefit of those few faithful readers of mine, I continue to blog. It’s tragic you know. Very tragic!
I was told this was a nice photo of me.
I like it meself…
the comb was not an intended addition, but it is still there. and one person said that
“The comb adds character and ambiance to the shot. Besides, in order to cut it out, you would have to mimic the shadowing on the table, which is harder than you might think, since there is a variance of the shadowing behind the mirror.“
I like photography; I love taking photos and looking at photographs. I rarely use the word ‘pictures’ when I am writing or talking. I was told I had good photography skills, and altho I don’t know about that, I do enjoy taking photos. I have always dreamed of being a photographer, but I never really read any books on it nor ever did anything to further that ‘dream’. :) You’ll find my blog is littered in almost every post with a photograph – or twenty. :)
And all the photos on my blog are taken by myself, unless otherwise noted. I give credit to those whose photos I use, and I would appreciate being given the same courtesy if anyone decides to use my photos for their own personal use. Permission would be granted if asked as long as it is not for personal business reasons. :) thanks for taking notice.
Well, [you noticed I use that word a lot when starting a sentence, didn't you? Well, I can't help it. That's just who I am.]just some other things you may or may not want to know about me:
- I want to learn how to play the fiddle, or violin, the piano and the guitar.
- I enjoy classical music. And instrumental and some messianic music. I also like Celtic and Gaelic music. Mostly just the instrumental kinds tho. There are some newer-modern songs I enjoy… but not many. I’m a classical girl. I know you couldn’t tell from reading my bio-page. But I really am. Underneath it all, I am.
- I like to paint and sketch. I’m no good at it tho. I am terrible at it in fact. I fancy myself that when I take up a pencil or brush that some great work of art will come out of it. Nope, it’s just my imagination EVERY s.i.n.g.l.e. time. It’s terrible.
- I also like to write stories, short and books. Mostly just about one character, that has a bunch of others added in. Yeah, my stories are nothing spectacular, altho they give me something to read! I can imagine I’m a published authour right?
- I love anything to do with bread. I love cinnamon rolls, frying doughnuts and eating them and hushpuppies and eating them too.
- I L.O.V.E. to eat chocolate. Anything with chocolate. Even maybe chocolate covered grasshoppers. You can eat those, ya know. They were actually made as food. Yeah, they really are. And a delicacy in some countries. People think eating them is weird? You’re the ones eating pork – that ain’t food!
- Oh yes, one last thing. I like to drink Coke. I am a very bad girl. I shouldn’t do it. But I do it anyways.
- Oh and one more last thing: I love taking photos and writing down the memories that go with them. I love taking photos. You can’t tell that from my blog can you? I didn’t think so.
- Oh and if you haven’t noticed, [yes this is the third last thing!] I use a ‘u’ with words like favourite, colour, authour… it gives me a little bit more of an old-fashioned air. No many use that little letter in things it used to be used in. They use it still in England. I think it fun to write things in an old-fashioned way. If I was learning English today, boy, I’d be missing out on a lot of good ol’ stuff. I like reading books that are written with the u too, mainly classic literature. My books are written that way too, so I like to read them too.
*EDIT: I received a comment in the past few days, as of 08-01-11, and she said that “Anyway, I feel the need to correct something you wrote on your bio page. I’m from England and although we write “colour” (and labour, honour, etc) we don’t write “authour”. It’s “author.” :-)” So, being informed, I still write authour that way, altho it is not entirely true what I said about it. :) Thank you Miss Amber for pointing it out. :)
Well, :) may Abba be with you and may He keep you and guide you in all your ways. May this blog give you some encouragement. I hope you enjoyed reading this page… I’ll go ice my fingers now.
Blessings to you… by His mercy and love,