I stayed at my cousin's place last night, which was... okay. I read a Jodi Picoult book and went to sleep listening to Liz make popping noises with her mouth. I took this at home. I'm going to miss our tree when we take it down tomorrow. Happy Boxing Day.
Merry Christmas! Christmas morning Liz woke me up at the absurd hour of 6am and we got up and opened our presents. I got a new video camera (maybe I should do a video 365 next year haha) as well as a new desk chair and the Taylor Swift cd, a bag from Liz, chocolates, a calendar, a new book, and money. From my cousins and Dad's family I got money and books. We went up to the city for Christmas at my Uncle's which was okay but in no ways a traditional Christmas I am used to.
Christmas Eve finally. Mum, Liz and I went to see the Christmas lights around town tonight. It was fun, we sung Christmas carols (badly) and complained about the lack of lights compared to previous years.
So I made myself one of the jewellery rolls that I made my friends for Christmas, in a much more awesome fabric though. I was fairly busy today trying to tick everything off my list.
Liz and I made gingerbread today and decorated them in a Christmas theme. We've been really getting into the Christmas spirit here lately, it's been great. Most of our gingerbread was flowers and love hearts but I cut out two Christmas trees, one for Liz and one for me.
I went out to lunch with Mel, Jess and Fi after spending the morning at Mum's work. We went to an Italian place and had pasta and swapped pressies. Afterwards we watched Just Like Heaven at my house. It was a good day.
Liz and I went for a bike ride down the hill for a photoshoot this morning. I got some good shots, though Liz isn't the most willing model. She was scared of snakes and jumped around a lot.
I went for my drivers test today and... failed. Miserably. Well, maybe not misberably but I sure felt lousy. Now I'll just have to go for it again. I have been sewing these jewellery rolls as Christmas presents for my friends.
Liz and I made Christmas ice-cream today which is our summer version of a plum pudding since most of the time it is far too hot on Christmas day to eat pudding. This year was the first year Liz and I made it ourselves and we made a gigantic mess. (We also licked the plates clean).
I hurt my knee at Grandma's on some kid bikes of all things, which prompted Grandma to say that I will break my leg if I do anything else childish. So of course just like a child I am showing off my scab and band-aid mark.
Only thirty days left. One month is going to go very quickly. We left today, intially we were going to go on the train but Mel was sick and made her mum come and get us. I was just grateful that I didn't have to go on the train, I hate trains.
Mel and I went to Torquay today, which was kind of boring. I bought a hat though, but I won't be able to wear it till winter. It's going to be far too hot soon for beanies. Grandma took Mel and I out for dinner to the golf course which is always crawling with kangaroos.
Mel and I hung around town today, we went shopping and to the beach. It was pretty cold though. I wore jeans all day except for when we went to the beach. We also went swimming (not in the ocean, a heated pool).
Mum, Mel and I travelled to Anglesea today for our 'fake' schoolies. (We're not big partiers). We're staying with my grandma and today she took us to see the lighthouse from Round the Twist. It was fun climbing up the lighthouse while singing the theme song.
Graduation Day! I spent my day helping set up at the hall then when night came we headed off to grad. It was a great night. I had fun taking photos and talking with Liz. The best part though was when I got my 2 awards. It was awesome because I didn't think I was getting anything because I had checked the rosters in the morning and I was complaining to dad a little bit when Ms. A comes up saying "You're supposed to be on stage!". So I rushed up in front of everyone and accepted my Academic Merit and Year 12 English awards. It was so great.
I went into school today to help with the making of the decorations for Graduation this Friday. It was so much fun just hanging out, eating maccas and being creative with Mel, Fi, and Jess.
My kindergarten teacher (who we are still very close to) came by today (while I was in my pj's no less!) to drop off this gorgeous little graduation present. I love it because it came from one of the nicest and compassionate ladies I know.