My birthday was last week and I didn’t realize how hard it was going to be not having my friends around for my birthday. I guess I took for granted the fact that they were all home before and I could invite them to whatever little birthday shindig that I wanted to. I obviously couldn’t do that this year. But a lot of them called me and one sent me a present and candy I also got a cookie bouquet from my dad, step-mom, step-sister, and my brother (although I’m not sure how much a part of it Jake was ), some balloons from my boyfriend, and some gifts, cards, and calls from my grandparents. Also, my mom decided to be sneaky and sent my suite-mates a bunch of birthday decorations so the night before while I was at a SOLI Chamber ensemble performance they (along with another friend of mine) decorated my room and when I came back they all surprised me! It was great. And then the next day, on my actual birthday, my mom came to San Antonio and we went shopping and had dinner together. That was really nice And I got to drive!! Haha. So of course that was wonderful. But after she left it kind of hit me that she was the only one of my close friends and family that were here. And that’s when I bounced around with the idea of going to visit my friend who’s at A&M Corpus Christi or if I should go home for the weekend. Later that night, I talked my hall out of throwing me in the fountain (tradition at Trinity) since it was cold and told them that they could throw me in when the weather warmed up and thank goodness the agreed. Haha. I really didn’t want to. Instead they sang me happy birthday, one of them made an AMAZING cake, and we also ate the cupcakes that my mom had brought up with her from McAllen. So all in all, it was a pretty good birthday. But in the end I did decide to go home that weekend because I missed my family and my boyfriend and other senior friends that are home and as it turned out one of my friends back home was having his birthday party that weekend So, I had a lot of fun and it was well worth the 5 hour drive there and back. I have a feeling it always will be worth that drive.
The only real issues I’m having (besides missing friends and family) is the same thing from last semester. Roommate. Luckily she isn’t bitchy or like…mean, but one thing that has come up this semester is that she naps….ALL THE TIME. I understand how wonderful naps can be. Really I do. But considering we’re teenagers…do we really need to nap everyday? I think not. You could be getting stuff done and therefore sleeping longer at night, yes? Yes. It’s really annoying because I’ll come back to the room after class and she’ll be napping so therefore I have to try to stay quieter than normal in hopes of not waking her up. She already sleeps until like 2 or 3 on the weekends…does she really need all of these naps? I don’t think so. I’m getting fed up with it. But it’s not really something I can confront her about either. Haha. That’d be an interesting conversation. But what also irks me is that I feel like she doesn’t get as much as she could done during the day because she naps and therefore she’s out/up late working on homework. She came back at 2 in the morning the other night because she was working on homework. It just makes sense to me to get it done during the day so that you can get sleep at night. Isn’t that healthier too? Whatever. I don’t know. I’ll stop ranting now.
I also realized that I should probably practice my viola more. I mean, I am studying music. Might as well practice more
Have a good day!