||[Dec. 27th, 2004|09:07 pm]
|||||God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen||]|
Well, Merry Christmas everyone! Yeah, that's two days late... I wasn't exactly allowed to use the computer, since I was *grounded* on *Christmas*! Can you believe it? So much to fill everyone in on. So, JT's invitation to help decorate the tree was, in fact, rescinded (it means "taken back," JT :) ). BUT, I prevailed upon my Dad to be reasonable, and as an "early Christmas present" he did allow me to invite JT over in the afternoon on Christmas eve for cookies and hot chocolate. He was watching us like a hawk, though, and kept glaring whenever JT got within a foot of me... it was pretty awkward, and eventually JT left so we could get ready for the Christmas Eve service. I didn't even get a goodbye kiss :(. The service was ok... I'm not exactly religious, but it's traditional, and the music is very pretty.
Then Christmas morning I got up before everyone except Danny... while he was busy with his stocking, I decided to sneak over to JT's to wish him Merry Christmas. I thought I left in time to get back before my Dad realized I was gone... but I was wrong, and he demanded to know where I'd been the second I got back. Then he accused me of "degrading myself to satisfy a teenage boy's lust" (where do parents get these things?) and grounded me for a few days while Danny laughed. I was still mad at him when we opened presents, but at least I got some good books (including the first 3 Lemony Snicket books), a Scanner, and Paintshop for my computer. I can make some cool new graphics for the Grapevine! BUT, of course, I wasn't allowed to use the computer as part of my grounding.
So I basically read in my room (2 Lemony Snicket books down - they're pretty good, and it will be interesting to see how the movie adaptation is) until this afternoon, when my dad came in to "talk"... basically telling me how teenage boys can't be trusted and he doesn't want his little girl (there's the problem right there) to grow up too soon. I reminded him that this is JT we're talking about, he's known him forever, and finally he said we can hang out here IF he's present (like we're going to subject ourselves to that) and go out in groups only (though only a couple times a week, since I'm "too young to be too serious.") Argh, but better than nothing. So, who wants to go out in a "group" soon?
Whew, marathon entry. Well, that's it for now, kiddos... now that I've got the computer back, time to play with my new toys!