Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy New Year!

Photo taken on January 1st, 2009, three seconds into the new year -- Caleb and I played with sparklers and drank sparkling white grape juice while we watched 5,500 firecrackers go off in our yard. Donovan, Holly (his girlfriend), my dad, Caleb, & I all celebrated New Year's at my dad's house. We played Apples to Apples and ate and waited and watched movies till midnight.

Christmas was great. I got a Nikon D60, Uggs, a red pea coat, an art easel, Sweeney Todd on DVD (!!!!), gift cards, money, Burt's Bees stuff, lotion with minerals from the Dead Sea, & much much more. It was by far the best Christmas I've ever had.

On January 5th -- also, the first day back to school -- I went to Hugh's Eagle Scout ceremony in Belmont. Kristen, Leah, Sean, Mrs. Clagg, Mrs. Ward, & his troop were all there. I got to meet his family, too! Hugh asked me to bless the food -- which was was abundant and delicious -- and we all had a really good time.

Two weeks vacation: that's what I get because of exam exemptions. The school changed the schedule because of Obama's inauguration, though I don't know why it would have really mattered if we took an exam on the 20th anyways. Oh well.

What am I going to do for two weeks? I'd usually just sit around and enjoy the time we have off, but that's what I did over Christmas break. I'm planning on visiting App with Leah and maybe going skiing while we're up there, but that's only for a day or two. My dad's taking us out to Charlotte Restaurant Week one night next week, but I guess two more weeks of boredom is inevitable.

Since we're starting a new semester, I won't have Yearbook anymore. I'm going to miss it. I'll probably even miss the stress of deadlines and inadequate captions and sellings ads. I'm still the editor and everything, but it sucks knowing that I can't be there for people when they need me. I know Moon can handle it because she's been doing it for so long, but I hate that I can't be there for me when she gets stressed out. To my staff: I love you, and good luck next semester.

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