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I need to stop pretending that I'm going to get a lot accomplished on any given day; of course my day didn't go at all as I had planned.
The one thing that I did accomplish today, that I hadn't really been planning on, was registering to vote. Even though we were all registered voters in New York, we hadn't yet registered down here in Florida. It felt so good to finally take care of that and know that we're prepared for the big election come November. I may not like to talk politics much, but I definitely like to exercise my right to vote.
After finishing our registration and taking care of some errands, everyone was pretty hungry. My parents took us out to lunch at one of our favorite local spots. It had been quite a while since the whole family has had the opportunity to go out to lunch together, so it was really nice to get that time out.
When we finally came out of the restaurant, we were all surprised to find that it was 113 degrees outside! That's Florida summer for you! This only further enticed most of the family to go swimming as soon as we got home. As for me, however, I was still exhausted from work yesterday and being up again early today, so I just hung out on my bed for a while. Yes, I felt absolutely lazy, and yes, part of me really wanted to go swimming, but there was just no way that I was getting up. I felt a hundred times better after my down time, even if I didn't actually go to sleep, so it was well worth the little break.
While I didn't actually accomplish anything as far as my writing was concerned, my parents and I did finally get to watch the premiere episodes of this season's "Big Brother," which was a top priority for us. You see, "Big Brother" is like the absolute biggest part of the summer for my mom and me. My dad will get sucked into it a little, but my mom and I are obsessed. Checking updates online, watching the live shows that air each night in addition to the regular prime time shows three times a week, and constant chatter about what's happening in the "BB" house, all make for a perfect summer for us. Hey, some people plan brackets for sports, and some people obsess over reality television... I'm not ashamed! (And it's not like we're that crazy... no brackets or betting, and we actually can live without it when there's other stuff going on, like when we took our huge three-week vacation back in the summer of 2013, or when we were moving down here last summer. It was rough, but we made it through.)
The start of "Big Brother" means, to me at least, the real start of the summer. So even though the kids have been out of school down here for a month already, I feel like now we're at the beginning of summer and the end of our first year down here. Like I said, we were in the midst of last season when we were moving down here, so our first year is just about up. I just can't believe it! We're coming full circle.
Now, maybe tomorrow I'll actually accomplish what I set out to do with my novel today. It's kind of an important goal I have, with trying to find an agent, so I should really get around to that. We'll just have to wait and see what happens, I guess! Wish me luck!.
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.