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Becky was originally going to go on the trip, but she dropped out near the beginning because she realized she wouldn’t be able to pay the whole sume that it costs. Since there was an empty spot, I was talking to Madame about what they would do with that, and she said that she was going to try and find someone to fill the spot. My first thought was that Andrew could take it, but he’s going on a family vacation around the same time, so wasn’t available. I then immediately thought Becky.

For a while we weren’t sure if she was going to be able to do it. She needed her passport (we’re leaving in 36 days!!) and she would have to pay extra to have it expedited. She’d also have to raise her own spending money and pay some late fees for joining the trip; but other than that, the trip is completely free to her.

We just got the final say yesterday on whether she could go or not. She called me saying she got her passport (she originally had a doctor’s appointment, so she missed school) and that her parents were okay with it.

I’ve been blubbering with excitement ever since. I’ve always been pretty excited for the trip, but I’ve always had these little nagging worries in the back of my mind. I didn’t have any real close friends going, so I wasn’t exactly sure who I was going to hang out with specifically, and since I paid so much money to go, I wanted to have a good time. I also love to take pictures, tons and tons of pictures, and I like to take really silly and bizarre ones too, so that might be kind of awkward with the people that I’m hanging out with.

I don’t really know how else to describe them besides little petty worries about the trip, but now that Becky’s going, they’ve all just disappeared. I can’t believe I am going to Europe with her. I can’t freaking believe it. I’ve known her since I was in the second grade, we’ve been best friends since the sixth, and we are practically the same. We always think the same way about things, do quirky things the same; there’s pretty much no awkwardness. She’s pretty much everything you could ever want in a best friend. <3

It’s going to be so hard to focus on school now. I can’t wait til summer. I AM SO HAPPY!! :D


Fundraisers Aren’t Fun

There is something rather deceiving about fundraisers. In that word is the word ‘fun’, and I would just like to say that fundraisers are really everything but fun. I’ve been working my butt off for about the past year and a half doing different fundraisers so I could raise enough money to go on a trip to France and Italy with my French club, and by golly I did it! But I’ve come to the point where I don’t ever want to do another one in my life.

My mother and I just got back from delivering about 50 pizzas from my last fundraiser and it makes me want to never sell another pizza again in my life. Haha, really though. Since I had sold so much, somewhere along the line the order got messed up so we had to run back up to my school and try to get things figured out. We had all these pizzas stuck in the back of our van that were slowly beginning to thaw and no where to put them. So we were frantically speeding around town trying to drop off as many as we could, when most people will still at work, then realized we had some that we didn’t order, and were missing some that we did order. We were able to drop most of them off at my church and put them in the freezers there so they weren’t ruined and tried to get my order figured out with my french teacher.

My french teacher in the end was just told us to keep the extra pizza and re-ordered us the ones we were missing, which was a relief. The whole thing was really frustrating because I didn’t want to ruin anyone’s order. They were kind enough to buy something from me, so I wanted to make sure that I got the order right in return.

In all, I’ve raised just over $2,000 for my trip, which is about two-thirds of the entire trip. My parents paid the additional money, but they were pretty proud of how much I had raised. The money I’m raising from now on is for spending money, so considering I don’t have a job, I’m really trying to keep the money I’ve saved, and to raise enough to spend on the trip.

We’re leaving June 8 for my trip, and the closer and closer summer gets, the more excited I become. I’ve been out of the country twice before, to Canada and then to Greece, Turkey and England, so I’m really looking forward to traveling some place new again with a bunch of my friends.

Today was my first day of Spring Break! Hurray! I get tomorrow and all of rest week off, and I’m looking forward to doing pretty much nothing besides sitting on my butt and staring at Johnny Depp on the television; however, I think Becky, my best friend, has some different things in mind. xD

I’m apparently supposed to be going tux shopping with Andrew for prom too, and I’m going to be honest, I’m not looking forward to it, cause Andrew hates shopping and he’s so stubborn.

Hope all is well! <3