Friday, January 10, 2014

Long Time, No Blog!

Hey everyone! Sorry it's been SO long since I last blogged! I haven't had much time since I checked in last--my school has semester courses only, and since it's a private school we have finals, even though I'm technically in middle school. So, before my vacation, I was studying for my exams, on top of preparing for the upcoming holidays. Nevertheless, I'm here now, and I'm gonna give you the lowdown on what I've been up to!

Way back in November, before Thanksgiving, Azalea and I went to visit Saoirse and her friends at the SMTTB! It had snowed that night, and the next morning we went out to play! However, we really only ended up all huddling together and then going inside, as it was colder than a refrigerator on Pluto! And Julie wasn't even wearing a coat or boots!

This was taken on Thanksgiving. Emily let me borrow her pretty purple dress for the occasion, as when we go to Skye's grandparent's house for the meal, we get our family pictures taken, and we have to look nice. It had warmed up considerably from when I had seen Saoirse just a few days before!

You can see the details of the dress better here, as well as the hair ribbon and my earrings, which are my two favorite colors! I thought that pair matched the dress perfectly. 

From that point until the start of vacation is all a blur of cookies and essays and shopping and studying. The moment I got home from school on the Friday before Christmas, I fell asleep on the couch! On Christmas morning, I ran down the stairs to where I had hung my little red stocking, and instead found this adorable one! I didn't even know they made Hello Kitty stockings!

Inside of it, I found a Cactus Pup, a tiny Hello Kitty keychain, and this sweet pink Hello Kitty hair bow, as well as an abundance of chocolates and candy which is long since gone. 

Later, when I opened my presents from under the tree, I was introduced to this delightful trio! One of them is a soccer player (like me!), the other is a ballerina, and the last is a chef. The soccer player is my favorite, of course!

Then, I opened this one, addressed to my brother Takao and I. It was this awesomelicious robot dinosaur! It walks around, moves its tail, and even moves its head and roars!

Probably my favorite present was this brand new camera, though. I love taking pictures, and this one has a bunch of new features I can try out!

For the rest of vacation, I basically just sat around in my pajamas, sleeping, playing with my pets, or working on various projects. Notice how the wall behind me is green now? It used to be purple. We repainted the room over vacation. The green is so much lighter than the purple was, and makes the room feel brighter and certainly more spacious!

I was supposed to go back to school on the second of January, a Thursday, but we were due for a big storm, and so we had a snow day! The storm got worse that night, and we ended up having Friday off too! It felt like a New Year miracle. The weather has been having a very hard time making up its mind lately; earlier this week we got lots of rain, but the very next day temperatures were in the teens and continued to drop throughout the rest of the week. Some mornings I was waiting at the bus stop in sub-zero weather! Today it was warmer, so Azalea and I went outside to explore and try to built a fort or have a snowball fight.

However, the snow was extremely icy, and extremely slippery! I ended up falling on my butt while we were walking.

"I think my bell bottoms are getting wet," Azalea sighed as I picked myself up from the slippery ground. "I'm also super cold. This weather is bogue."
"Maybe if you had put on some gloves, you wouldn't be so chilly." I retorted.
"Ugh, stop harshing my mellow," she breathed calmly. "Why are we still out here? The snow's too icy to pack, and it's cold enough to shatter vinyl. We could go back inside and get some cocoa, you know."
The idea sounded good to me. So, we trudged back through the icy snowy mess, to the warm and dry indoors.

Happy (belated) New Year! I hope 2014 is your best yet. One of my resolutions was to blog more, and I can't make any guarantees, but I can certainly try! What have you been up to? How were your holidays? I'd love to know!
This has been Dani, giving her friends of the interwebs a long overdue check in. Over and out!

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