It does say something about my commitment to journaling that I hadn’t realized that my blog had been deactivated and deleted for like.. six months. I have been fairly consistently journaling in my diary at night, and I do enjoy that a lot. But I used to get such joy from sharing my thoughts with the world so I plan on doing more online journaling in the new year.
My holiday vacation was blissfully lacking in activity. We got out of school the 19th of December and my parents were here to pick Mia up that last day of school. We had plenty to do in the week leading up to Christmas, including last minute shopping. Amazon was my favorite this year because I hated going out.
Our tree was already up and it looked so lovely this year. Mia was supremely spoiled and got a laptop, a CD player, a soccer goal and ball, and many art kits. The laptop was a big gift for her since now she can play games on my Steam account any time she wants. I have nearly 200 games on Steam and my computer died like.. two years ago, so I am glad that someone can use those games. I’ve since diverged entirely to console gaming on my PS4 but the Steam games are a collection, and they’ve just been waiting for Mia. She’s really into Stardew Valley and Portal so far, as well as perpetually obsessed with Minecraft. Though she does come by that really honestly as it was me who first played Minecraft and she’s been playing that since she was about 2 years old. I have purchased Minecraft on computer a few times, WiiU, PS4, DS, and PE on both Android and iOS accounts. But even with that, the hundreds of hours of enjoyment we’ve both gotten out of the game has been worth all that.
As soon as we got out on break I was champing at the bit to go see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I was extremely impatient. I bought GTX tickets so we picked out our seats and it was a BIG screen. I really enjoyed the film, and I’m now shipping Reylo sooooo hard. Kylo Ren is just… like my dream guy. He’s dark and broody and he looks just like a smoldering, young Severus Snape. It’s my dreamboat. This is clearly why I will be forever single.
New Years was fun, Mia and I watched fireworks in our neighborhood and watched dancing videos for a large portion of the night. We caught a live stream of the ball drop in NYC the last ten minutes and then we had confetti cannons that we popped at midnight. If this is what approaching middle age is like I’m down with it.