Sunday, January 30, 2011

Feeling bad today

Hi, this is Charissa. I'm feeling bad today.

My sisters still think I'm lying about what happened a few days ago. (Except maybe Kaya. I think she believes me finally.) It's not fun when they keep bringing it up again. I wish they'd either believe me or just stop talking about it.

The other thing I feel bad about today is that I think I'm too fat. I was trying on clothes and there are a lot of things that don't fit me. Some of my sisters are really skinny. Especially Josefina! They aren't all skinny but I feel like the fattest one of all. I'm a lot younger than some of them (I'm only ten) but I don't think they were as chubby as me at my age.

I play outside all the time and I do sports with the other kids in my neighbourhood. I eat the same things as my sisters. Blakeney says I just have a different body type, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Sometimes I feel bad, though.

Writing in the blog about it helped me feel better. Tomorrow I'll be in a happy mood again. Tonight, though, I don't feel so good about myself.

~By C

More weird times at our house

Hi, this is Kaya. :-) It's my first time writing a blog entry of my own, even though I made suggestions for some of the other ones.

So Kirsten finally figured out that I didn't eat her ice cream. I guess Molly admitting on the blog that she really did it was finally enough to convince Kir. She's so stubborn sometimes! Especially when she already knows she's wrong but doesn't want to admit it.

The reason I'm writing this is because something else weird happened. Charissa still wouldn't say where she was; she keeps sticking to her story. At first I didn't believe her, just like everyone else didn't. She doesn't usually lie, but what she said was just impossible.

I was talking to her about it, and I really stared at her, trying to get her to crack. That's not what happened, though. Suddenly, it was like I could feel what she was feeling from her own perspective. She was telling the truth the way she remembered it, and she was confused about why we didn't believe her. Charissa actually thought we were the ones messing with her head, instead of the other way around!

It was really weird.

So I guess I believe her now. I just still don't understand how she just vanished. Now I have something else to think about too, though. How did I feel the same as she did? Was I just imagining it?

Or did another strange thing happen, too?


P.S. Molly says I'm just strange. I told her she was one to talk because she's weirder than me, and now she's being sulky. Score one for Kaya! I win this round.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Clothing Woes

We decided we should sign our posts at the beginning rather than the end so you know which one of us is talking. It's Kirsten this time.

Mostly, we like living in Canada. The only downside for us (at least in our very northern province; it may be different closer to the US border) is that it's really hard to find affordable basic clothing in our size.

Warning: Brand-specific clothes talk ahead! If you don't care, you may want to skip to the last paragraph... the last paragraph is about family stuff. Now, on to the clothes!

They do sell Springfield Collection here, but it's pricey. It's kind of hard to talk yourself into spending $14-16 plus 13% sales tax for that quality level. (I mean yeah, it's Blakeney's money, we don't have jobs, but still...) The store is also all the way across town. Once you get into that price range, you start to ask yourself if it's really worth it in comparison to American Girl brand clothes.

We've heard rumours of Our Generation being offered at Zellers. So far we haven't seen it, but we haven't been out there in awhile; it's on the other-other side of town and public transit has been on strike for almost three months, so we had no way of getting there in the past little while. (I'm the oldest, at age sixteen, and I don't have a car anyway.) The bus is coming back Monday finally, and offering free rides to make up for it, so maybe we'll take a trip out there. If we can get there for free, we wouldn't lose anything either way.

Of course, we could always order stuff. American Girl has nice stuff, but it's expensive, and shipping things here adds another $10 on top of what the shipping cost would be to the United States. So basically, we could potentially be paying half-again the cost of the outfit just to get it here. (And I mean... we all think the Liberty Jane Collection stuff is hot, but the prices... there's no way!)

Lately we've been looking at Etsy, Ebay, and people on the AGPT board. We hadn't really given that much of a chance because it's so hard to sort the good from the bad (and the bad is pretty hideous!) on the bigger sites, but we're starting to think it might be worth it. There's some nice stuff out there, and the shipping is often much more reasonable.

We need some new clothes. Some of our stuff got lost when we moved, and we're short on some of the basics like shirts and jeans. We don't want to spend a lot of money right now, because... well, we're trying to save money.

I can't really say much yet about why we're saving money. It's not because we're suddenly poor, don't worry! It's actually because of something really good! I think when we can finally say, our friends will be very happy for us. Blakeney says I can't tell anything until it's for sure, though... so at least a couple more days. Then we might have a big announcement! Stay tuned.


A weird thing happened today (Or maybe my sisters are just weird! Kidding!)

Molly here:

A weird thing happened today. Kirsten and Kaya were arguing (that's not the weird part!) because Kirsten thought Kaya had eaten the last of the ice cream. I know Kaya totally didn't, though, because she's lactose intolerant. (I also know because I was actually the one who ate it! Don't tell Kirsten!) Kirsten is kind of... um... extremely loud when she gets mad. Kaya doesn't yell as much, but she holds her own. So the two of them were getting into it. Typical day at our house.

The weird part is that after their fight, we couldn't find Charissa. She hates when they argue, so we figured she just went into the bedroom or outside. We looked everywhere for her, though, and we couldn't find her. She wasn't in the house or in the yard. We searched for a long time, but then we found her just sitting in the living room.

When we asked where she had been, she said she'd been sitting there the whole time.

I mean obviously that isn't true. Sorry, Charissa, but it isn't. We would have seen you. Where did you go?

You're probably going to say this wasn't really weird. That she was just hiding. Our apartment isn't that big, though, and we looked everywhere. She must have left, even though she isn't allowed to go by herself without telling anyone because she's only ten.

You know what, though? There was freezing rain all afternoon. Her hair wasn't wet, and her coat was dry in the closet.

So where did she go, and why wouldn't she tell us?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Why don't we have any pictures of ourselves?

Because Blakeney broke her camera trying to take a picture of Felicity for the AGPT Dossiers!

I'm serious. I could say it's because of online privacy or something, but it's not. The camera is broken. It broke a really long time ago and Blakeney keeps forgetting about it at payday time.

Once it's fixed (or replaced) we'll show our true selves to the world.

Totally random: Project Runway is on now and that's my favourite show! Gotta go watch!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

So what's the deal with you people, anyway?

Now that you know how we got our name, we'd like to tell you a little about our family.

There used to be just four of us. Kirsten came first, then Felicity, Molly, and Charissa. Along the way, we moved to a new home, found out some family secrets, and even found a half-sister we didn't know we had lost! (The details of this are probably another post for another day.) It turned out this lost sister, Josefina, needed a place to live, so she came to live with us!

We were afraid it was going to be weird going from four to five, because we'd all been together our whole lives and Josefina was new. (And by no means a new baby!) It wasn't weird, though. It was actually so much fun that we decided we wanted our family to get even bigger.

Pretty soon, we decided to become a foster family, so we could have more kids living with us. Evelyn was the first who came, and now she's adopted into our family. Then came Kaya. Kaya is American Indian so the rules for custody were different, but now our family are her guardians. It's a different word, but it means the same thing... we're all sisters now!

Do we have a big enough family? We don't think so. But families can't grow all at once. As time goes by, we'll have more people living here that we can love. (Actually, we may have a "surprise" soon; we'll keep you posted!) For now, we're having fun day-to-day. Sometimes things get pretty chaotic here, and sometimes we fight, but at the end of the day, we're sisters... and we couldn't be closer.

Felicity (see, Kirsten isn't the only one who can use the blog!) and Sisters

Why do we call ourselves the Green Girls?

It's not because we're so very environmental... although it's cool to care about the environment too!

We call ourselves the Green family because we're kids and we don't want to post our real last name online. Green is our group pseudonym. It's way easier than being called "Anonymous" all the time!

We chose "Green" because the person we live with who made this blog for us uses the internet name Blakeney Green. It's a reference to the musical version of The Scarlet Pimpernel, and is a joke about the secret identity of the elusive Pimpernel. Blakeney Green sounds like a name, though, so we decided to use it for our whole family.

P.S. You should still be green and recycle!

Kirsten (and Sisters)

New Digs!

Hello and welcome to our brand new blog!

We've never done this before, so it's a bit of an experience, and certainly a work in progress.

We can't promise constant updates, because we're busy with school, friends, and activities. If you check back now and then, though, you'll have a windows into our lives and stories.

Glad to see you, and hope to see you again!

The Green Girls