My week/weekend was jolly because it was the holiday weekend!
Friday, we dropped off the cookies at Maxim’s office before we went to the mall in Carlsbad. It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas there.
At night, we had a family dinner with Eric, my brother, Sophia my new niece, Theo my nephew, Alex, my sister in law, great grandma GG, and Jane, with my dad. Sophia was so cute like an angel. Eric gave me 3 books and 2 of them are classic Jewish joke books. One of the jokes in the cab driver book is about this class, Ernie this kid is sitting at the back. The teacher says, “Lets play a game! When I describe something and you guess it ok?” so she describes a tomato and a grapefruit. Ernie says, I want to describe something back to you. Teacher decided that’s good. He says, “Its long and has a pink tip.” Teacher says, Ernie that’s disgusting!” Ernie says, “it’s a pencil but I am glad what you’re thinking.” Its funny because teacher is describing fruits and all of a sudden this kid is describing a pencil.
When I read those jokes I laughed a lot, but my goal in 2019 will be to laugh more. The third book was Someday a Bird Will Poop on You! It is about how someday a little bird will poop on you and how you will react to it; it happened to Jane at the zoo.
Saturday, I helped decorate the tree during horseback riding. It was really joyful! Then in the afternoon, I had a dance lesson, reviewing those 2 dances. It was so grand because I will have a recital soon.
Sunday, I did yoga, hung out at home, and had a BBQ dinner at Bob and Julie’s house. They had a huge Christmas tree. They had pretty decorations. I was so tired that I had a headache. Jane, my side of the family, plus Eric’s side of the family came.
Monday, it was Christmas Eve day. Arlie and I watched Mary Poppins Return. It was about the Bank’s family the kids are named, Annabel, John and Georgie, the parents are named Jane and Michael, Jack is the new Bert, and of course there’s the protagonist person Mary Poppins. It was magical because of the way she reacts to things. I liked when Mary Poppins turned on the water to a bathtub and magically landed underwater, even the penguins were outstanding! It was so funny. At night my dad, Jane, and I went to Christmas Card Lane in Rancho Penasquitos. They had wonderful decors for the night like a sign that says, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” Every house except those that are Jewish had lights. They had Santa Claus. Goodbye Christmas card Lane! After that we had a nice dinner at Jane’s house.
On Christmas day, I saw Ken. I was so happy to see him. We watched 2 movies. The Polar Express was about the true spirit of Christmas. The other movie was called Forest of Piano. Forest of Piano is an anime. An anime is a Japanese animated cartoon. It was about a kid named Kai who played piano in the forest, but during a competition he played for the normal round then he stopped in the middle. After his performance, he got 6 zeros. His number was not there. I thought to myself, “how can he get 6 zeros?” He did not make it to the finals. I did not finish it. It is a series of episodes. I wonder if maybe at the Chopin competition he will get his number back and win.
My favorite part of the weekend was seeing Ken because I missed him a lot! Overall, my 5 day weekend was fantastic!