The girls here always seem to be making new friends. Whether it’s the girls in the neighborhood (Zara, Abby, Louisa), the girls from Pittsburgh (Zoee, Nancy, Felicity, Raynia or Trudy) or the girls from across the state (Kirsten, Melody), there never seems to be a shortage of someone to play with, talk to or text. I mentioned at the beginning of the school year that Louisa and Shivan weren’t the only new kids at the school, this year there were 10 total, which is a lot for a small school like Kennedy. Cassandra is in quite a few classes with one of them, her name is Fiona, and they have gotten to be great friends. A few days ago Cassandra asked Fiona if she’d like to come to the house to hang out. Fiona thought it sounded terrific, and you can imagine how surprised they both were when they came to realize that she only lives two blocks away! Something tells me that Fiona will be spending a lot of time here with the girls.
Fiona’s family moved here from Columbus, Ohio. Her dad was the station manager for the PBS television station there, but due to budget cutbacks, his job changed a lot and he decided to look for something else. He is now working for a local television station, producing the morning news show but also does some work for our area PBS station. Her mom is a pharmacist and has a job at the same hospital as Zara and Abby’s mom. She has an older brother, Steven, who is away at his first year at college. She doesn’t have any pets because her brother is allergic, but now that he isn’t around all the time, she is trying to convince her parents to let her get a hamster. She is a terrific volleyball player and also loves to snowboard. She was really excited to learn that the school has a ski/snowboard club that takes regular trips to some of the area ski resorts, there weren’t any close when she lived in Columbus.
She came over Saturday afternoon after lunch. Cassandra showed her around the house, and then they headed to her room so they could work on a homework project together.
“You don’t have to share a room with any of the other girls?” asked Fiona.
“No, Kit and I both lucked out and have our own rooms. I did share with Alya when she first came here, but it was too crowded, so now she and Shivan share a bigger bedroom.”
“It’s really nice, very cozy.”
Cassandra giggled. “Some of it I got as presents, some of it I saved my own money to get. Do you like Minions?”
“Like?” asked Fiona. “I LOVE Minions!”
“This shelf with all the figures on it is so cool!” “Thanks!” replied Cassandra. “I just got that, mom found it somewhere and thought it would be perfect to display my collection. I don’t know what I’m going to do if I get anymore.” (neither do I…)
The girls had fun the rest of the afternoon, playing with the Minions, snuggling with Chester and doing their homework. She had fun with Chester, she told Cassandra that it was nice to play with him. I couldn’t help but think, “oh dear, just what we need, another Minion crazy girl.” I can’t wait until the movie comes out on video, I definitely see a party with at least the 3 of us!”
Do you and your friends have anything you really like to do together? Or an outdoor activity you like to do? When I was growing up, my friends and I were all horse-crazy, we lived and breathed horses. Everything from fantasizing about having our own horses, to actually riding sometimes. I have some great memories of fun things I did with my friends over the years!
In case you are wondering where I got the shelf for all of Cassandra’s Minions, it is a clear drawer organizer I picked up at TJ Maxx!