December 24, 2012
On Saturday I met up for lunch with Emilia. She got to dish all the latest hometown/high school gossip and I dispelled secrets of college. (Well, sort of.) I am easily reminded of how small a town I live in when, despite sitting in the corner of World Market, we still run into someone we know. I am glad she is doing well although ready to leave. I was the same way this time last year. Except I already knew where I was going and she has to wait until February to see if she got accepted to UF. I'm fairly confident she did.
We also exchanged gifts before we ate. She gave me a mix cd (I love love LOVE getting new music) and then two awesome nail polishes from Urban Outfitters. One smells like peppermint and I'm wearing it right now. If this was a proper beauty/fashion blog I would show you a picture. In return, I gave her the sticker-fied mix cd (above), some Dove dark chocolate and the reindeer felt bag this was all inside.
I have to write fast because I am about to go to McDonald's for dinner. It's a family tradition to go every Christmas Eve (and in current years, it's basically the only time we go all year -- we know it's unhealthy otherwise.) It all started when my parents were practically dirt poor and continues today because, well, that's how tradition works.
Then, with the last few presents to wrap and movies to watch, my Christmas Eve will be complete.
Days until the new year: 7