to defeat--the Huns. Did they send me daughters, when I asked for sons?
Hahah, sorry. I couldn't refuse the Mulan reference.
Seriously though, my updating has been horrendous. I don't even know how I let the time escape me. The past week of school was mainly devoted to finalizing my research paper and catching up on things, so I guess there just wasn't anything interesting to blog about. Plus towards the end I felt like I was coming down with something, so I combatted my fatigue with extra hours of sleep and gulps of orange juice. Worked like a charm :).
spring break is finally here!
I know many of you have already undergone this much needed vacation, but mine is just beginning. It's kind of depressing though without Julie and Jenna. It's just me and Amanda. There's nothing wrong with just us, obviously :P, but it's super awesome when the whole crew is here. Oh, I never even mentioned where Julie and Jenna are...DISNEYWORLD. Senior trip. Everyone in my school seems to have flown the coop to Florida, it's crazy. New York is currently too cold for my liking.
Saturday morning Amanda and I left to drive an hour & 1/2 to a ballroom dancing competition Shayla was competing in :). Until this point I had never been a spectator at this sort of thing, but let me tell you--- it's incredible. I was so intrigued by it. The grace and rhythm that has to be struck between the partners must take so much effort and practice. I kind of want to learn how to do these dances though. Maybe I'll sign up for dance lessons somewhere.. :) If I get brave. Seeing Shayla was really nice, I've missed her. She's such a wonderful friend to me, and I'm so impressed by how she's learned to dance and everything. It was cool hanging out with her family too, because they're all so nice and supportive. We must have hugged twenty times before I could tear myself away and head back home :P. It was rediculous.
From your friendly blogging atheist :P. Hahah. Nah, my personal beliefs/mindsets don't really intervene with my ability to celebrate traditions. Today was spent over at Grandma's, decorating easter eggs with Amanda :). Since I'm the only "child" in the family, it was just us and my parents participating in the two-room easter egg hunt my Grandma always puts together. It's cute how she still does things like this. It must be funny though, watching grown men and women scrounge their tiny house for little chocolate eggs. But hey, that's just us. It was good spending time with Amanda though, we hung out for most of the day. Just the two of us, like old times. It was a pleasant deja vu :).
I realize you're all really intelligent people, so this may not sound impressive to you :P, but that's okay. I've been really working hard towards getting good grades, and my report card came.. ninety-seven is my current average :):)!! I have never gotten an overall grade that high. Usually it's in the lower nineties. I'm afraid it won't stay that high though.. Because in History we now have a student teacher, who confuses me a little, and I messed up my last test because the review bingo sheet she gave us to study had little to do with the content of the test. I guess I'll just have to keep working hard.
I'm not sure if I'll make a post before I leave for Syracuse.. So if I don't, I probably won't be blogging for a few days. But I'll try to return with interesting things to talk about :).