Because I love my bed, I decided to stay in it later than I normally would. I tend to be very much a night-owl (or at least I am a night-owl wannabe). Now that school is out I feel pretty confident that it will be easier to stay up and write and draw and read. Recently I made a library trip and hauled back home about thirty+ books. It is really worth trying to imagine the expressions of other library-goers and librarians. In real life I am possibly one of the most awkward people ever, though I try to seem less so virtually (Deviantart, this blog, facebook). Yesterday my sister and I took the SAT at a nearby public school. I enjoy visiting schools, even if it is rarely, when we take these tests . . . I enjoy observing kids who are in the system of public education, since on a normal basis I am with my homeschool or church friends.
After the test my mom, sister and I visited Central Market (which psyched me). We had gelato, for my first time (mom and sister already had some before). It was pretty nice, but as I’m sensitive to lactose products, I felt a rather poorly afterwards.
Last night my sister and I watched Roots (Alex Hayley) with Mom and Dad and it quite inspired me to get back to my historical fiction piece, which I have neglected for a while now. At the point where we are in Roots, the year is in the 1780s, which is the decade when most of my Fortis Corde characters are born. My story is more focused on the later years in the early 19th century, but watching Roots has given me an excellent image of how people lived back then . . .
And then, we watched the Christmas Special, Season 2, for Downton Abbey. It filled me all the warm feels a person could want after a long day and a long SAT test!
In other news, my newest nephew arrived. My big sister is pretty thrilled to be a mom at last! I loved holding him. Babies are marvelous.