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Ok, so yesterday was my 22nd birthday and I got presents! I’ll only mention a couple. Firstly, Mom and Dad are going to get my bike fixed so I can start riding again and build up my bad knee so I can start playing sports again next year. I’m really excited to get back on my bike finally!
Also, for a week I was staring at this massive bubblewrap King Kong-themed package that Vania sent me from New Zealand. I wasn’t allowed to open it til my birthday, so I waited until she gave me a birthday call to open it while she was on the phone. And you know what was inside? A treasure!
There were two teeshirts and a pair of shorts that I accidentally left at Tom’s dad’s place in New Zealand, which I really missed – one of which Vania gave me for my 21st birthday and which I didn’t even know I was missing! I just thought it was lost in my room here.
But she also gave me an electric toothbrush, because she knew that I was jealous of her one, so that’s super cool. And she gave me two cool teeshirts which fit perfectly. And she gave me a little mirror to carry with me, because sometimes I need to see if I have food on my face and stuff when I’m out and there are no easily accessible mirrors. Stop laughing.
She ALSO gave me a really awesome card from her, Anna, Elliott, Mae, Jasmine and Kalinka with two photos inside, holding a Happy Birthday banner. And she sent the banner too! And a nice birthday letter, AND an engraved metal bracelet from her trip to Melbourne, from the very same stall where I got her a bracelet when I went to Melbourne last year. SO cool.
Check out the loot:
I’m 22 years old as of today. And I’m lovin’ it (partly because yesterday was my last final exam).
Check out my birthday cake from my 20th birthday. Dad put 20 candles on it, all in a clump in the middle, not spread out!
Also, I recently added some new photo galleries to this site from my year in New Zealand.
If you look in the left sidebar, the new ones are East Coast, Christchurch, Aoraki/Mt Cook, Queenstown, West Coast, Kepler Track, and Stewart Island. I’d love to hear any positive/negative feedback from anyone who takes a look.
And to all you stalkers (I know there are several because you told me yourselves) you should feed my ego and leave a comment every once in a while so I know you’re reading this site. You don’t need to log in or be signed up, anyone can comment.
Today is Josephine’s 20th birthday, but this entry is about Granny. Granny always comes over to our house when one of us has a birthday (ie 7 times a year for birthdays alone) and we love seeing her here or at her house nearby as often as we can.
Before supper, Gran recited a few poems for us. She still has uncountable stories and poems memorized from years ago, and delivers them with real passion. She’s a wonder to listen to – I should tape record her telling her poems and stories, they would make excellent audio files to play to children. I’ll try and record one sometime and post it here.
We had a nice supper of smoked salmon and stir fry, as requested by the birthday girl, and afterwards I asked Gran if she’d like to play some ping pong – and of course, she said yes.
Downstairs to the ping pong table we went, and after several minutes of warming up, we had a championship game. Lisa kindly took a photo and video of the match:
I won 21-8.
Granny is 96 years, 7 months old.