Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Update

Wow. Has it really been two months? I didn't mean to disappear, but things got really busy. REALLY busy. I'm going to try to update you as quickly as possible to save you from the boredom of this post.

So, I'll start from several days after when I last posted. Sabrina and I were hanging out after school at my house, just talking and stuff before we went to dance (it was ballet that night, I believe), anyway, mom came in and said,"Guess what!?" Sabrina and I looked at each other, pretty much lost for guesses. She answered her own question by exclaiming, "Alice is coming to visit in June!" Sabrina and I gasped and squealed with delight. Let me explain. Alice was one of our best friends last year, we did everything together, the three of us. And then Alice moved to away, and we haven't seen her since. "Wait! I'm not finished yet," Mom said, "Alice will be here for two weeks, and then her entire family will be moving back here in September!" That wiped the excitement from our faces. It's not that I mind most of Allie's family. Most of them. I do mind Kristin though. She's three years older than Allie, Sabrina and I, and because of that thinks she's the boss of the world. Did I mention that she hates my guts? Yeah. One time I was at Allie's house, and Kristin was all like, "Let's play a game. Hide-and-go-seek, ready I'm it!" And we all ran off and hid, and I had the best hiding spot ever, but Kristin had found everyone else, and she was like, "OK, great job everyone!" But Allie was said, "Wait! Where's Amanda?" And Kristin proceeded to conduct a search-and-rescue for me, where naturally she was the leader, and somehow searched everywhere in the house and outside except for where I was hiding the attic. They didn't even check up there! Meanwhile, I had no idea what was going on, and was starting to wonder why it was taking them so long to find me. Finally, it was Allie who decided to check in the attic for me, and Kristin apologized very insincerely for "forgetting" me. Ever since then she's hated me. I haven't the slightest clue why. So back to my story. Sabrina and I looked at each other. We couldn't believe the whole family was moving back. Oh, and Ruth, Allie's other older sister, hates Sabrina, but not as much as Kristin hates me. So besides Allie herself, we have problems with Allie's family. But since we get Allie back, we decided it was something to look forward to, I mean when they move back. Hopefully we'll see as little of Kristin and Ruth as possible. Hopefully.

By way of other news, Sabrina and I got moved from the Intermediate B dance class to Advanced A class for both jazz and ballet. Each advanced class requires you to dance for 8 hours a week, so we had to drop hip-hop and tap. Sadness...but since I'm doing my two favorite dance styles still, it's OK. The schedules are pretty crazy though. Monday through Friday we dance three hours daily, one hour each spent with a privet trainer, working for a half hour each on jazz and ballet, then one hour each spent with the Advanced A classes for jazz and ballet. Then, on Saturdays, we do a half-hour of training with jazz and ballet classes, 45 minutes on strength training, and one hour of whatever we want to practice, whether it's a refresher workshop for tap and hip-hop (we don't want to loose our skills in those styles!) or just a little extra rehearsal before a big performance.

So, trying to make this post not-too-long didn't really work out, I guess. But hey, I did have to update you. Congratulations if you read to the end of this! I'll update with some more things soon.

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