goatkibble:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKCATSIMS!!!
I can’t believe you almost didn’t let us know in time…


OH MY GOD I LOVE IT SO MUCH THANK YOU I ASDKJFASLKDJFAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

goatkibble:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKCATSIMS!!!

I can’t believe you almost didn’t let us know in time…

OH MY GOD I LOVE IT SO MUCH THANK YOU I ASDKJFASLKDJFAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Diary,

Today’s the day. I can’t believe it; we’re on our way to university, for real! In a few hours we’ll be there. I’ve never been away from home before. I’m nervous, a lot more nervous than I thought I would be. What am I going to do without Mum and Dad?

I can’t even think about that right now. We received the results of our aptitude tests! Jaden won a scholarship!!! He’ll receive one thousand big ones towards each term! Lucky thing. He also won credits in Technology, Science & Medicine, and Fine Arts. I won credits in Phys Ed and Jai won some for Fine Arts, so no surprises there!

The scene before we left is burned into my mind. We all gathered out on the road waiting for the taxi while Mum and Dad fit in as many hugs as they could before we were driven away. We were all hot and sweaty, but we didn’t care. I breathed in every inch of them while I still could. Dad smells like a mulch pile and Mum smells like an apothecary. 

"My little girl!" Dad kept crying, "When did you grow so big?"

I honestly have no idea.

(…to be continued…)

!!!!!!!!! IT’S MY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!!

Dear Diary,

There’s so much to do before uni I barely know where to start! Time’s growing sparse so we have to make the most of our time at home while we still can. Today was stifling hot so we all went for an early morning swim, then I made waffles. It was my first time cooking all by myself and I don’t think I did too badly!

After breakfast Jai, Jaden and I filled out our aptitude tests. I can’t wait for the results! Jai couldn’t care less, of course, and Jaden is in an anxious frenzy.. I’m more curious than anything. I’d like to know what they think I’ll be good at! I’m not sure who “they” are … I suppose that’s something I’ll have to learn? This is all very confusing.

We should hear back soon. Now it’s time to pack! I wish I could take the pool with me. Or better yet, the beach!

-LB.

1 DAY TILL MY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Dear Diary,

Dinner was amazing. We drank SO much wine. SO much. Dad doesn’t drink often so when he does it goes straight to his head. After a few glasses he was already blubbering. He couldn’t keep his hands off us; I’d be trying to eat and suddenly he’d grab my hand and stare at me with his big teary doe eyes and tell me how proud he was. I was like that’s great Dad but these fish and chips cost thirty dollars so I kind of want to eat them.

By the time we returned home we were all severely sloshed and it turns out we’re all the exact same kind of drunk; the huggy kind. Well, all except Jaden; he’s never really been into hugging but I could tell he was touched by all the affection in the air. Or maybe that’s just the face he makes when he’s drank too much; all kind of soft and floppy.

Mum and Dad pulled me aside for a moment while Jaden was trying to convince Jai to start a list of things to pack (Jai was having none of it). She took my hands and said “I want you to look after my baby boys, okay? They need their little sister more than they know. Don’t let Jai slack off, and don’t let Jaden work himself to death.”

"Aren’t you worried about me?" I asked, feeling a little left out.

"No, darling," Mum smiled, sniffling, "I never have to worry about you. I’ll leave that to your Father; he can’t seem to stop."

Dad looked on, beaming. 

-LB.

2 DAYS TILL MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

BlackCatSims @ Armageddon 2014!

I went with my sister, my brother-in-law and my housemate. Had a great time! I cosplayed as Cosima Niehaus from Orphan Black and the whole experience felt a bit genius! (See what I did there?)

Dear Diary,

I feel like today could be one of those days I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I’m not sure why. Nothing of great significance took place; it was just a Saturday. We were all home with no jobs to do and no places to be. I suppose I hadn’t realised how rare these kinds of days had become.

The sun was shining and the flowers were in full bloom. I love the flowers on days like this; it’s like the sun activates their scent and they fill the whole property with rich and beautiful smells. There was nothing any of us wanted to do except soak up the sunshine like fat lizards, so we sat out in the garden while Mum and Jaden played chess. I could hear the chirping of the birds and the gentle lapping of the pool in the distance. It was just perfect.

It felt like the ideal time to tell Mum and Dad about uni, so we did. It was the cherry on top of an already amazing day; Mum and Dad were so thrilled! Well, I think Mum was thrilled; she was a little distracted. Jaden’s been teaching her how to play chess for a while now and she’s determined to beat him. Jaden must be a good teacher; she’s close. And she’s competitive. Jaden had better watch out. 

Anyway, Mum’s mind may have been elsewhere but Dad was over the moon with excitement for us! He wanted to know everything; where we were going, what living arrangements we wanted, what classes we’d be taking, what we’d be taking with us, what we’d be leaving behind … 

We told him we wanted to rent a house on campus, just the three of us. He seemed to like that. I don’t think he could bear the thought of the three of us splitting up. 

Mum and Dad are taking us to dinner tonight to celebrate our decision! Dad says that we’ll be the first generation to attend university since our great, great, great grandmother Curie graduated with honours like … I don’t know, a million years ago? Probably?

It’s crazy, I can still smell the flowers from all the way up here in my room. After Mum and Dad, I think I’m going to miss that smell most of all.

-LB.

3 DAYS TILL MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

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