Good morning to y’all

It’s actually working. The past two mornings I’ve had to get up by 8:15 in order to make it to class on time. Then today when I have absolutely nothing to do that is scheduled, no alarm set up or anything, and I wake up at 8 all by myself. It was an odd feeling. Then again, tomorrow I will definitely need the help of an alarm clock since I have to get up at 3:45 am. I’m going to the Nottingham Competition. Just as a spectator though. Don’t have a partner and I haven’t really danced in three weeks either. Yesterday I did go to both dance classes they had, making it a grand total of four hours of dancing in one day. ^_^

I also had a meeting with the Cute Teacher. I had given him a story to read and he really liked it. Told me that I should try to get my stuff published since writing seems to be another thing that I just do in my spare time. And he gave me good ideas on how to improve that particular piece. It’s a bit scary though, sending stuff to others. I mean, just the idea of it. I don’t think I will do that just yet. Want to build up a stack of various things I’ve written that I can then send to different magazines/publishers. This is going to eat away at my knitting time, isn’t it? Why do I have to choose? ;_; Ooh, and I’ve handed in the referee forms to two of my teachers so that they can tell the admissions people in Manchester how wonderfully talented I am. XP

I’ve also slowly begun giving/throwing stuff away. I’ve tried on some of the shirts that hang in my closet and realized that they are too big on me, so I’ll be giving them to my sister. I sorted through my pens and threw away the ones that didn’t work. I’ve given away some of my unused make-up (it was what Oliver’s mom got from her sister-in-law last Christmas). It’s actually quite fun purging my stuff. Less to drag around with me when I move again.

I’ve mentioned that I’ve recently dyed my hair. On the box it says that it should last up to 15 washes. Nope, pretty much after the third wash, it’s gone. Well, there’s a little red tinge at my roots, but otherwise it’s all gone. Maybe once I’m back in Belgium I’ll try to look for the Color Pulse stuff. It seemed to stick around longer than the box said it would. They only have three colors over here, none of which I want to try especially. But I think that Jaz said that they had more choices over there.