So on Tuesday, my great-grandma passed away. She was an amazing, hilarious person who always had a lesson for you to learn and fruit for you to eat. She was 86 when she left us and wanted to go back home to see her husband and two children.

We’ve known this was coming for awhile as she’d been spending time in the hospital and had been recently moved to a rehabilitation center. But I guess you could say that I didn’t take it well.

I found out that morning while I was eating breakfast, but went to school anyways. In my first class, AP Physics, I was already crying. And as soon as I hugged my friend in the next class I was sobbing, hard. I couldn’t stop. My cousin who is a year older than me was being picked up by her mom so I asked her to pick me up from school too.

We went to go see my grandma’s body. It was terrible and horrifying and I never want to do it again. It was just her body lying there, but it wasn’t her. Afterwards we went back to her house and got to go all Nancy Drew and find a whole bunch of cool stuff. We both got a diamond pendant and I got a pair of original Ray Ban sunglasses and a hymn book from 1984.

While our parents were talking my cousin and I decided to go swing outside. My favorite one is Β bright orange, and is the first memory I have of her house. Over the years it’s darkened, and it was already almost torn all the way through. It’s been there since way before I was born. I decided to swing on it anyway, and at about the height of her house, the swing snapped. I was slingshotted backwards into a patch of rapsberry bushes and crab apples. On the way down, I hit my foot first and now its all messed up. Hence the reason I’m on crutches. I told you guys I was accident prone.

Anyways, on a happier note I’ve been busy talking to someone until 3:30 in the morning. We’ll call him Hans Christian Andersen. Hans Christian and I have known each other since middle school because he plays viola in the orchestra. But we didn’t really start talking until last Friday at a football game. Anyways, the past few days I have been talking to him nonstop and he’s super cool. And he gives really good hugs πŸ™‚

Oh did I mention that he said he likes me? Okay, maybe its not that big of a deal, but still. I was telling him that I always have goldfish crackers with me and he said, “I have a crush on an addict.” We don’t have any classes together which sucks but he meets me before school so that’s cool.

How’ve ya’ll been? I miss you guys! Even though it’s only been a few days…..

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