I'm sixteen today!! Yep! The big, One Six that everyone is always telling you about. Yay!!!
Surprisingly enough, it has been a lovely birthday, even though the great majority of my family was sick. Most of my older sisters were up and about, and all of us healthy, or semi-healthy people went to Mass, which started off the day nicely. Than we came home and spent a lovely afternoon feasting and talking about the wonders of life, the love for fictional characters and the traumatic effects of reading a book.
What was the book of interest? That would beThe Queen of Attolia.
Oh my gosh, that book was soooo hard to read!! See, I love Eugenides. I love, love, love Eugenides. But... I was very upset for most of the story, it was so hard! There was one point when I got so angry I whacked the book several times vehemently against the couch. Then I cried.
I get very involved in my reading.
after much consideration however, I have finally decided I did, in fact, like the book. It may take me some time to really, really, like it. It was just.... so very hurtful. But it was brilliant, and Eugenides is worth all the horrors. He is such a brilliant character!
Aaaaaaaaand back to my birthday.....
I spent the remainder of my day being my ridiculous, Happy self because I am starting to feel well and didn't have to be super sick on my birthday, which was, you know, a big deal. My dad was kind of funny and sweet and turned on a bunch of You-are-Sixteen songs, during which I smiled awkwardly and wondered why my age was such a big deal. It was super sweet though, so I was happy. got to have a deLIcious meal and actually enjoy it, and I got to have cake and eat it with glee also. That was a big bonus. But I got really excited about my pressie.
I got a Tea-For-One!!! You do not understand the thoughtfulness of this gift! I love tea, I have it almost every night, it is the British in me. I so excite, I was so excite, I was so excite I forgot the finer points of grammar!!! *ehem* Excited. It also goes well with my Christmas gift from my sister Mahri, who got me a whole little coffee set with a bunch of nifty little nibblets, like cookies and chocolate. Those things also go really well with tea guys.
I then finished off my special day with a grand Christmas movie of my choice, called A Christmas Cottage. People, I had never seen this movie before, and I was not disappointed. Its about Thomas Kincaid and his first painting in his local town. It sounds really boring but its really good and, except for a few swear words, its completely clean. Oh, and Jared Padalecki is in it. Did I mention that? He's Thomas. I am unashamed to say that he is the reason the movie caught my interest, and the main reason I watched it. I'm very glad that I did, because it was thoroughly enjoyable show on the whole, and I was even crying in a few places. But yeah, he was the best part. The movie itself is really really good, but..... he's the best part.
Unashamed. Unashamed. *grin*
Now I have to finish this post because its getting late and I have things I want to do with the rest of my evening, like sip tea from my new tea-cup and (maybe?) watch a Doctor Who. With Amy and Rory. Tea with the Ponds. What a lovely combination. *sigh* Okay, that settles it. I'm off! I have much to accomplish and the clocks do tick! Happy Birthday to me, and to all of you a very good night!