Observations from Christmas break

Christmas break has arrived! I got home from school on Wednesday and plopped right onto my bed, and I intended to stay there for as long as possible.

It’s been a very long semester, and doing absolutely nothing is much needed. I seem to never have time to do anything leisurely during the school year, but now Christmas is here! I plan to catch up on reading, something that I love to do but never have the time for, and do some artwork. This year, unfortunately, an art class could not be fit into my schedule, so I am going to do as much as I can at home. I hope everyone gets some time for themselves to do nothing too.

I love Christmas time for more than just relaxing though too. I love making cookies and other treats, and decorating the tree and watching holiday movies. The Polar Express is the best Christmas movie ever made, so I will be watching that multiple times. I made a gingerbread house too, but as it does every year, it looks very unstable and I would not trust it if I were a gingerbread man.

I also like this time of year because I get to look back on the last 12 months. I really have had a good year and done some new and exciting things. One of those is joining the cheer team. It’s something I thought I would never do, being a shy person, but last spring I just decided to try and out and made it! I am cheering for this basketball season, and I am absolutely loving it. It has helped me become more comfortable in front of crowds. We have a small team this year, but it’s a great group of girls, and our coach is the sweetest person ever. I enjoy stunting the best. The crowds love it, and it’s such a rewarding feeling knowing we’re working as a team to literally throw a person in the air and safely bring them back down. It’s also a workout that doesn’t seem awful. I would really encourage people to try new things that might seem scary.

Another even more exciting thing that’s happened is that my family got a puppy! Her name is Rynn and she is a morkie. She’s so small and fluffy and has endless energy (much to my other dog’s annoyance). Rynn is our Christmas present this year I love her so much. She’s so funny to just sit and watch. She is very observant of what’s going on around her. She loves to chew on fingers, and run in circles in the living room and then dive under the couch. She does this when she’s being a little bully to our other dog Molly. She’ll bite her ears or get underneath her and bite her legs, and when Molly will come to retaliate Rynn runs under the couch where she knows she can’t be reached. The two of them are getting along more, but the puppy is still the irritating little sister.

I hope everyone enjoys their holiday and has had a wonderful year. Merry Christmas everyone!

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