Again, a lot has happened in the past few days, but I haven't had a chance to post. Now I have an opportunity, though, so this is the perfect time to announce something!MY SISTER HAD HER BABY!
Sapphire Elise was born yesterday, Monday, June 16, 2008 at around 4:37 P.M. I don't know how much she weighs at the moment, but she's a bit more than seven pounds last I heard. She seems to be doing quite well, and the mother is thankfully healthy. Tired, I'm assuming, but healthy as well. I'm planning on going with my father and brother to see her tonight, so I'm really incredibly excited about that. I won't be able to post pictures of her, I don't think, but I'll definitely keep you all posted.
Personally, I can't wait to see her!
But I don't want to ramble on and on about my sister's baby (I'm an aunt again, yay!), so I'll move onto a few other things going on... and put it in number form again! Yay!
1. Yesterday, I went to Funtown
. And went on a roller coaster.
Yes, that's right. The girl that vowed never to go on Excalibur actually went on Excalibur, the biggest wooden roller coaster in Maine. At first, I was terrified at the thought of going on it, but then when I did it, it was actually very fun. The only bad parts were going up, the first steep fall, and the fact I had to lean forward in the seat in order to reach the thing to hold onto. But other than that, it was incredibly fun—it gave me a nice opportunity to scream.
Other than Excalibur, I also went on the Astrosphere (an awesome sort of light show in a dome-thing that you view when you're on a Sizzler/Egg-Scramber type thing—it's really fun!), and the tea cups. I was going to go on another ride called the Thunderbolt, but since there were two people to a seat and there were five people, I opted to sit out since I didn't want to be alone.
But it was wicked fun. I can't wait to go again!
2. In other news, I am currently reading Dreamsongs, Volume 1
by George R. R. Martin and Possession
by A. S. Byatt. I also got three other books, The Delivery Man
by Joe McGinniss, Jr., Remains of the Day
by Kazuo Ishiguro, and Amongst Women
by John McGahern, even though I'm not reading the last three. Dreamsongs
are very good, though—I'm about 150 pages into Dreamsongs
and 208 pages into Possession.
I do have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying Possession
, whereas Dreamsongs
is a bit... well, it's good, but not amazing, if you get my drift. Possession
, on the other hand, is keeping me turning the pages. Everything about Roland and Maud, Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte, is just so engrossing. I am currently reading through Ash's and LaMotte's letters, and it is just so fascinating.
Even though the book is a bit difficult to get through (the language is a bit old-fashioned), it's worth it. It's a book I'd definitely recommend, and one that I am definitely going to finish reading by the end of the week at the latest.
3. I have two and a half days left on school. And it's really only a half day, because tomorrow we'll have a field day (a day where all we do is basically play games and stuff), Thursday I'll have to take a three hour test to see if I get into the Gifted and Talented group, and Friday is a half day and all we're going to do is going to an assembly. So, I don't have much more to do.
I am so excited to be out of middle school, but I'm also really nervous. I'm going into high school.
I'm going to be a freshman.
It seems like it was just a few days ago when I was entering sixth grade for the first time, and now I'm going to be in high school. To me, it's hard to believe, but I'm also incredibly excited. I can't wait until high school
is over and I can go to Liberty University.
So... I'm really glad school is almost over. Then I can stay home all day and read and go on the computer and post on my LJ! And write, of course, but I have to get my story back from my English teacher so that I can copy it and expand on it, because I need
But I digress. I have nothing else to say, anyway...