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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Birthdays are good for you.  Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. ~Larry Lorenzoni

Yes, she really is that random.  And now she is 16!  If she can pass the test the powers that be will let her drive.  On the roads no less.  Real roads.  With real cars.

The days are rolling inexorably on.  Like the tide they can't be held back.  Liddy is here for Star's 16th, as she wanted to be, but will not be here for her own birthday in October.  Her last few weeks are proving exciting.  My youngest nephew landed in hospital. Then  Dino landed in hospital.  Now Dearest is down with the lurgy & I'm seriously hoping that I don't have this choice wog as Liddy & I have a lot to do in the next few days! 

Star's special day was very quiet due to the number of sick people in our house but the girl is easily pleased.  She actually got her main present some months back as a laptop for the girl was part of the deal Dearest wrangled when he negotiated for mine.  He is good

Due to her dysgraphia typing is a far more sensible option for school than actually writing & while sharing is not usually a problem November is fast approaching when we both  do NaNoWriMo ~ & the fight is on for all the computer time we can get.

NaNo was my response to a certain young & very foolish teacher who so got on Star's case about her writing the girl refused point blank to put pen to paper.  I may be a little strange but I never saw why the girl shouldn't write in every colour of the rainbow if that's what struck her fancy. [Who in their right mind wants to write in boring old lead grey anyway?] Happily for us our next supervisor, different umbrella, saw no reason why not either & Star is far more orthodox these days ~ mostly~ being all grown up & that sort of thing.  NaNo, done on the computer, sole goal as many words as possible in 30 days, seemed to overcome the last of her inhibitions & awoke in her a delight in creating her own worlds & characters. [If Liddy really knew what went on in that pretty red head of Star's she'd totally disown her!]

I did pick her up a couple of small things: ear plugs for her i~pod because the old ones were broke; Avatar ~ long version with all the behind the scenes stuff both Star & I would rather watch than the movie itself; & a new watch because the band was gone on the last one.  Nothing fancy but enough to make her day a little bit special & appreciated because Star really wasn't expecting anything else.  Ma's pressie was duly delivered via Liddy, who was so overwhelmed with affection from Kirby on her return she has wisely decided that cat cannot be allowed to see a packed bag proir to her departure!  I foresee more drama, drama, drama.


Ember said...

:0) Good luck with NaNoWriMo! What a wonderful project! x

seekingmyLord said...

Star, sixteen? Too scary!

joyfulmum said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful Star!I've been away from blog land for a while so just catching up....hope you are all feeling better?

Jan Lyn said...

We've got a runner up here to turn 16 this winter and I can't even begin to think about another driving. I mean, we drove that young, but some how it all seems different now. Ha! Hope Stars celebration was good and that all are better. She looks like loads of fun to me!