It's Mum's birthday today. She was very spoilt with a new ring and Pandora charm plus lots of little gifts. I think she had a good day, we went out for tea. I haven't been feel too well though I had the day off school yesterday and went home early today.
Pen is sometimes allowed inside in the mornings (when Dad isn't around). She just sniffs around and gets very excited. She isn't calm and won't sit still till you show her food. Then she looks like this.
I rode my bike down the street to pick up prints from K-mart and it was such a picture-perfect day. The farmer's market was just packing up and all the leaves had changed colour. I love Autumn, so does Mum.
I spent the majority of my day today at school. Not that unsual except that it's a Saturday today. I was at the "Biology Spectacular" as my teacher called it, but it was really just a tutorial in preparation for the exams. It was actually quite good, we got chips and I talked about the Bell Jar a bit. Back at home I made this, which is actually supposed to be an owl but I didn't have any felt for the eyes so I'll have to finish it another time.
I'm considering hosting an Italian exchange student again for a week but I don't think that I will end up doing it as the week falls right over my birthday and Grandpa's death. It's been making me think about Italy though, I miss the excitement of somewhere new.
Happy Mother's Day! We got Mum a Wii Fit (which is what she wanted) but she couldn't use it on account of her bad back. She'll be able to use it soon though as it is getting a lot better. For dinner we made yummy home-made chicken ravioli.
Tonight I got all dressed up as Alice in Wonderland and went with Mel to our (sort of) friend Caroline's 18th birthday party. Mel was Holly Golightly except no-one knew who she was. It was a fun night, but not really what I like. There was a lot of jumping, it made my head dizzy.
We had piano tonight instead of on Tuesday. Michelle and Xavier were there which was a pleasant surprise, its always good when you refer someone to something and it turns out really good.
I don't like this one very much but oh well. Mum hemmed the Laura Ashley dress. I'm going to wear it to the 18th I'm going to with Melissa on Saturday. I'm supposed to be Alice in Wonderland and I suppose once I add the pinafore and the stockings and things then I'll look a bit like Alice.
The school went full-on WW2 army official today. It has to be the most ridiculous thing that they have ever done, and the lowest level they have ever sank to. They faked a fire drill during first period then, after sending the guys away, they forced all the girls to line up in three rows to check the length of their kilts. Appreciating your school now?
We took the new car for a sort of "test run" today up past Licola and into the mountains. There are such spectacular views from up their but as I am (no) not very good at landscapes yet Mum took this. I love how long my hair has gotten. The Coffee's came with as did their uncle who by chance as the exact same car as us with the plates being one number different.
I've hurt my left hand this time. It's strapped but it's killing me. Mum and I bought this Laura Ashley dress at the op-shop. It's never been worn before, still had the $279 price tag on it. I love it.
Boring school day again. I've taken to listening to my iPod before going to bed instead of reading to avoid getting into a novel and not reading my school ones. The song playing is Runaway by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Mum, Liz and I went to the Art show at the Royal Exhibition centre, which is an amazing building. I actually like the building a bit more than I did most of the paintings. There were some really nice ones though. This is the church steeple across the road from the Melbourne Museum and the Exhibition centre.
We went with Melissa to the Careers festival in the city. It was busy, interesting, boring and full of pushy parents but worth the trip. Melissa left us to return home on the train and we travelled on to our hotel then to Victoria Market. After that we saw Avatar at IMAX.