The past couple of days have been pretty dang awesome. In my opinion, it’s been an ideal Labor Day weekend, which just about much makes up for the 3 weeks I’ve spent stuck at home with a fever. xD
This day was spent first running all over the place to run some errands with la madre. Had to get ready for meeting up with some friends at a local library to make posters and package candy that we were gonna hand out on the first day of school AND get ready for a barbecue I was attending for my period 2 English Honors familia from last year.
I bought 3 large bags of candy for the library thing ($24… ouch. lol! I can’t believe candy costs so much) plus some candies I’d already packaged when I was sick…
Nothing else to do, you know? So why NOT package? lol xD
..and then baked and brought some homemade Oreos, cookies, and watermelon (chop! chop!) to the barbecue.
The three hours spent in the library were pretty dang fun, considering what me and my friends were doing. I got to catch up with everyone and hear about what they did during their summers and I got plenty of hugs to make up for the ones I couldn’t give or get when I went to orientation and saw my friends.. I was left hug-less and still sad then. :(
But that’s all in the past now. I spent awesome time with awesome company, doing something good for the school! We’re pretty dang determined to make the freshmen’s first day awesome, and we really hope they feel welcomed! My freshman year was awesome because all of the people from the older grades were super nice and welcoming.. It’s good to try to pass that positive energy forward, spread it around so that the future classes of Kamiak know that it’s a good school, love it, and then try to keep the school as positive, warm, welcoming, and fun as they can. :)
My friends and I are trying pretty hard, especially since this year’s seniors — the most warm, welcoming, and positive bunch I know! Although I’m sorta biased because it’s a lot of my cross country buddies. xD– are graduating at the end of the year and I really don’t know if we’ll be able to keep Kamiak as nice without them. Fingers crossed, though! ;)
I personally can’t wait for tomorrow. I’m gonna try to be up by 4:30, ready by 5, prepping my lunch and snacks and eating breakfast, and probably out the door by 5:30 or 5:45– at the school by 6! :) Which reminds me, I need to head to Trader Joe’s later to pick up some foodstuff and some bouquets for some teachers from last year. Like, two, really. Two women who I look up to very much. Ahhh, okay, can’t wait!
Anyway, time to move on to the barbecue from Saturday with my period 2 English Honors familia! (that’s what I call ’em, and it’s a mouthful. xD)
3 words to sum it all up: IT. WAS. FUN.
We had awesome food..
Mike’s shoveling fried rice into his mouth.. Can you not TELL that the food was great? LOL
And we just had a lot of fun doing whatever popped into our heads!
We watched High School Musical because some people had never seen it before, watched the sunset…
..or TRIED to. There was much dancing on the ledge and just standing in my way involved. lol, but it’s not like I was looking at the sun head-on anyway, so I just took pictures of them messing around. xD
..eating, listening to one of my newest podcast obsessions (they put up with so much for me.. lol xD), and then watching Les Mis because some people hadn’t seen THAT, either!
With 3 choir kids and so many Les Mis enthusiasts in the room, you can bet you got, like, a surround-sound effect going on. With every. single. song.
Ahaha, I felt bad for some of the people who’d never seen it before. We had to turn subtitles on and turn up the volume really loud for them, and yet it only encouraged the people who’d seen this movie and loved it to sing even louder.
…funny how that works, eh? xD
Anyway, I really missed these folks and their wild shenanigans. That class, no matter how hard it was, was my favorite class of the day because it meant that I got to spend time with these people. They’re wild, hilarious, and the nicest bunch you could ever meet. I made my very first friends in that class and we’re still a tightly knit group. I love them to bits and pieces, and we’re gonna have to have more of these bonding things in the future because I’d hate for all of us to part as high school goes on. Thankfully I’ve got classes with quite a few people in that class, so.. yeah! I’ll still get to spend time with each and every one of ’em, but it won’t be the same now that we’re not all together in English: Suffering together, but still managing to find a way to laugh together. :) <3
Skipping Sunday because it was a family barbecue and I was the only person under 18 (not counting the dogs.. heehee) there! Although, speaking of the dogs, some wild things ensued at that barbecue.. Not gonna lie. xD
The earlier part of this day was pretty normal, aside from the fact that I woke up at 10 A.M. PAST 9 A.M.?! That’s just crazy for me. xD
Anyway, I ate breakfast, worked out, showered and pampered myself (ohmylord, I can see face masks in my future for tonight. I need that kind of self-love, lol xD), ate lunch, and then did some random birthday-surprise stuff for my friend, Alexa, a One Direction fan. Her birthday was a month ago, but she was in England and I never gave her anything so…. I’m planning something wild. lol, I just need a cake-pop pan, different colored frosting, and some rubber cement glue…
ANYWAY. BACK ON TOPIC (whew. I’m rambly today..). Yesterday, I went to my first bonfire!!! :D
Picture stolen from my friend and former lunch buddy, Melanie. The girl in the blue shirt, lol. :) I’m the other Asian in the lower left corner. Excuse the weird smile.. I was half laughing at the time. xD
It was so much fun! I know I’ve been saying that about everything so far, but it was. Just bear with me!! :D
I brought some skewers and some marshmallows to roast on them, although I don’t think I enjoyed em as much as I saw everyone else did! Haha, instead of hanging around the fire pit for most of the time, I walked all over the beach with my friends!
We walked to the dock a lot, which is kinda weird, but it’s kinda calming being surrounded by the water, you know? And just rocking back and forth…. It reminded me of being on a cruise ship earlier this summer– an experience that I only see as positive and really awesome, therefore the feeling of rocking on that dock was pretty comforting for me. :)
That is, until my friend, Will, was like, “Hey Katie, hold my phone for me will you?” with his sneakers and socks off. At first that threw me off and I was just like, “sure..” and then he took off his shirt..
..and he jumped into the water. Which must’ve been like 55-60 degrees cold!! Then he swam to shore, me and my other friends laughing and in shock for a while.. I swear.. He’s like a hyperactive 5 year old sometimes. You can’t leave him alone to his own devices for a second or he might get bored and light something on fire or get stung by a wasp. xD
Met him in health class last year.. You meet a lot of interesting people in health, just sayin’. :P
ANDDDD in addition to all of that craziness, I saw one of my closest friends at school get asked to homecoming!!
We initially thought that we were meeting up with a friend at the lighthouse, but they told her to keep on walking down the path. I followed, because I had nothing better to do and I was already there. Well, being the only one who wasn’t “in on it” at the lighthouse while all of this was going on, Sita got my “OHMYGOSH”-es and my squees and my other reactions. She loved the surprise and she loved being with all of her friends. She ALSO said she loved my reactions. So there. Next time you wanna squee, go ahead and squee. Apparently it’s cute. xD
But seriously, these two… So adorable. Apparently she’s gonna have to shop for another dress now that she’s got a date to homecoming, so you can bet I’m coming with! Hehe, I was at the “Asking” after all!
I just love romance in my friends’ lives and seeing them be cute with their “beaus”.. Haha, romance just makes a girl so happy and I love to see my friends happy. :) They’re so much more cute and beautiful when they’re happy. (and none of them read my blog, so I get to be as sappy as I like.. ;) )
Anyway, that’s all just a taste of the craziness and fun that ensued in my day yesterday! There was still much more fun and bonfire-y stuff– enough to make my hair and my jacket smell like fire and smoke for days. xD but the smell is kinda reassuring and makes me smile..
Can’t wait for more bonfires in the future. This was just way too fun. :)
Anyway… THAT’S my weekend! I love it a lot, thinking back on it, because I was never the type to go out a lot when I was younger. I was the kind of girl who’d just stay at home all the time and barely socialize– I’d just talk to my mom all the time. It’s kinda like I was trapped, but I was content with it, if that makes sense. But now I’m free and learning to be free, and I know now that it’s not that scary– it can kinda be fun. :) (don’t worry though! I’m not jumping off of any docks or lighting things on fire or doing anything illegal anytime soon. or ever. haha :) )
I had a blast, and this is pretty much my last day before school starts! Ahhh, 4 A.M. tomorrow.. Oh life. xD Oh SUMMER. Where have you gone?! It’s like just yesterday I was on the cruise ship.. Or running with my visiting family.. or going to New York to see my first broadway play.. or gardening with la madre.. or sleeping over at my friend Jordyn’s house and getting hooked on Doctor Who and Sherlock on BBC.. or doing a summer run with the cross country team and playing capture the flag at the park..
Haha, you know what? I may not have been able to do everything I first set out to do this summer, like run my 300 miles and hang out with a ton of friends, but I did have an awesome time all the same. Summer 2013 was a blast and it’s something to beat. You can bet I’m gonna miss it, but I guess it’s time to get schooled, yo. ;)
Signing off for now,
Katie xoxo <3