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oh my [29 Jul 2006|09:09am]
my darlings!

It's been forever and a day, and I am so terribly sorry, especially when after reading your updates I wanted to call you right away, but then I remembered it is two weeks later.

I just got back from my family reunion in Colorado, and while it was a lot of fun, it was a lot of family time, and Josh came (he was the only one out of 22 not related) so I was really stressed out about spending time with him and my relatives. The trip turned out alright though: we went hiking and river rafting and cooked s'mores and all that good stuff.

Other than that, there's not much to say. I'll go back to work tomorrow with the blissful thought of only three more weeks. Then I'll pack and drive up to Tacoma ALL ALONE! I know it's a long drive, but I am super stoked...it'll be nice to be alone for a while. Oh, other quick news, I can't remember if I told you and I'm too lazy to check, my parents bought me a laptop so they could take my old computer...it's really nice and I am super excited. Yay for portability! (Is that a word?)

Ok well, I'm going to ring a few of you I think, so I'll go. Oh, and a side note for Kara since you may be hard to get ahold of...I am so very proud of you. I love you all, and each and every one of you are in my prayers.
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Quick! [11 Jul 2006|09:52am]
Ok, so I am about to lose it, but i just wanted to say hello to you all. Kate and Anne...deep breath! You girls are amazing go getters, and I am so proud of how hard you are working. Ker, I am so sorry that camp didn't work out (?) I hope that you enjoy your weekend in oregon.

I just got back from National Youth Gathering in San Antonio, and it was amazing. It really gave me new strength to go out and "Go with God," and the kids had an amazing time. Even our shy and cynical ones were rocking out to the newsboys and getting into the speakers, workshops, and service projects. It was beautiful to see them grow.

Yesterday was my first day back at Denny's, and already I feel like crying. I just really hate that job anyway, plus we have an inspector coming in today, so I didn't get home 'til almost three. I am just really tired all the time, it's really bad pay, and I don't have very many evenings to spend with my family or josh, especially this week since I'll work about seven days in a row (I know, compared to kate, that's nothing:) ) I'm sorry...I'll stop complaining now. Seriously, though, if any one of you ever hears me complain about the CMT again, I want you to slap me upside the head!

Alright ladies, I must dash. They called me in early today. I love you all, and you are all in my prayers. Oh, side note...Anne, I tried to call you back ten minutes after you called me that night, but I didn't get you, and then I left for SA. I'm sorry! I'll try Wed or Thursday if possible.

Tata!
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finally! [23 Jun 2006|07:47am]
Hello girls! So I haven't updated in a while because my computer pretty much hates me, along with the vaccuum at work, and unlike Ker, I hate using library computers because it makes me feel selfconsious. None the less, I love reading your updates and about your wonderful summers and personal triumphs.

Anne, I know how you feel, though living it up on my days off is...not exactly living it up. On days I work I don't get home, usually, until one or two in the morning which means that I sleep in, maybe work out, make some phone calls, take a shower, and then go back to work! I am so very lazy, and I really am trying to change that, but the spanish tapes I checked out are not going so well, and I haven't found any nonfiction to read that I am really excited about. I asked one of our regular coffee drinkers at Denny's (I'm pretty much in love with him - he's always reading and writing and he's like 50, so you know I'm there) but I really just made a fool out of myself, so I don't know if I'll even read what he suggested 'cause then I'll have to talk to him again. Other than the schedule, work is going pretty well. I've come to terms with my sidework and my relatively braindead, tobacco sucking co-workers, so I am OK.

Other than work...I spend almost all of my off time with Josh which is good except that I feel like I'm neglecting my family. Sigh. But things are going well with him, and I pretty much adore him more each day. I even got a little sad yesterday thinking that because both he and I will be out of town a little, my time with him this summer is almost half over. : (

The fam is doing pretty well...my brother has a girlfriend (not the chick who screwed him over) and a job, but he waits up for me most nights and we make trips to TACO BELL! Woo hoo. My mom's surgery went ok, but she's still struggling with depression, which makes it nice to get out of the house sometimes because she and I only add to one anothers' stress.

Hmmm...I think that is about everything. I'm sorry my updates are lame. Oh! One last thing...it's only two weeks now until we leave for National Youth Gathering in San Antonio, and I am SUPER EXCITED. I am sure you will all get lots of details when I return.

OK...I'm off. I adore you all...have a smashing day!
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Testing [22 Jun 2006|09:37am]
I'm going to see if my icky computer will even let me update before I start talking...
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oh my [31 May 2006|05:44pm]
So in my foolish little head I thought, I got home Friday, surely the girls won't have updated toooo much already, it will be fine if I wait a few days. Alas, I was wrong, because you are all fabulous and better at communicating than I.

Suffice it to say, I want to be back at PLU just a little more each day. It has been super hot here (102 degrees!) and there isn't much to do. I have spent a fair amount of time hanging out with Josh and Mollie which is nice, but I have also been trying to look for a job, which royally SUCKS. I have a second interview at Denny's tomorrow, and if they offer me the job (server) I'll probably take it just to start working, but it's a swing shift (3-11) which means I won't see Josh more than two or three nights a week since he works 5:45 to 5 week days. Grr.

On a brighter note, I have checked out books from the library and borrowed a few from Mollie, so I am pretty much set for the summer. A little fiction, a little nonfiction, a little poetry, and one from Anne. I'm stoked.

Well ladies, it was super to read your updates. I think I'm going to go call Anne. I heart you all...stay safe. (Especially you Kate - CARRY YOUR BEAR SPRAY.)

Me
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[24 Dec 2005|10:54am]
Oh dear,

It's Christmas Eve, and I feel as if the break is slipping away quite rapidly. Mostly I have been hanging out with my family, especially my brother who is ridiculously excited that I am home, but I have seen quite a bit of Josh lately as well, and have had my doses of Mollie in dashes, though she is changed, somehow, and she cries a lot but won't explain why. Kris, if you are reading this, you are an angel.

Yesterday we went out to my grandparents' to celebrate an early Christmas. My Aunt and her family were supposed to join us, but my cousin Noah has pnemonia, so they stayed in Ira, which is about 6 hours south of here and ridiculously small. Josh came out with us, though, and tolertated my grandfather's relative insanity quite well. I was a really nice day, and Josh and I even rode bikes for a bit. (Why am I suddenly drawn to physical activity?)

Last night I went to see Memoirs of a Geisha, and it was really amazing and beautiful. (Anne, I am so excited to read the book - by the way, while I'm singling you out, did you hear about the internship?) After the movie Johnathan drove me home, and we had a long talk about the people we are worried about. Ladies, he is such a wonderful person, and I mean that with the utmost sincerity.

Today my mom and I, taking a leaf from Anne's book, are going to see Pride and Prejudice together. We need the bonding time, to say the least. They took her off of the bipolar medicine which was supposed to fix everything, and I just don't know what to do with her mood swings, or her horrid self image. She can't see that she's done anything worthwhile in her entire life, and although you can talk to her for hours at a time and assure her that she IS worthwhile, you can tell that although she SAYS she feels better, she doesn't really believe you. The other night I sat and talked and cried with her until I couldn't take it and called Josh to see if her would get me out of the house. I love my mother more than anything, but my dad and my brother must be very strong to live with her emotions every day.

Oh my, on to a brighter note before I close! I love you and miss you all more with each day, and I have no idea what I am going to do with so many of you away for Jterm, though I am going to make sure that Kara and I have adventures, even if she does have to maintain the facade of a reasonable and responsible RA! Bwaha. I hope that you all have a very merry and blessed Christmas tomorrow.

All of my love,
Jes
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Home at last [19 Dec 2005|03:18pm]
Ladies, this has to be quick, but quite a bit has happened since I last saw you all, so I felt like I wanted to share.

Friday and Saturday with Mich were amazing...I had so much fun hanging out playing games with michelle and her mom, and the next day Lauren came over and kept me very entertained as well. (Thank you soooooo much Michelle - btw, will you call sometime and give me your home address? I want to send your mom a thank you, and I forgot to give her gas money!) I got to the airport and flew to Las Vegas which was extremely pretty at night. So far so good. I waited for two hours and was lining up to board when they made an announcement that the flight was cancelled due to bad weather in Amarillo. Needless to say, I was almost in tears as I got in a VERY long line to find out how they were going to send us home. I called my parents and Josh just to give them details, then I called Mollie for comfort, but she was over at a friends house and kept laughing at whatever was going on over there, so I didn't keep her. I was really worried about getting a taxi and riding to an unknown hotel in LAS EFFING VEGAS but when I got to the ticjet counter, I was told the flight was leaving at 6:40 in the morning which meant that I would have to pay about 75 dollars for three hours in a hotel. Opting against that, I spent the night in the airport with a really nice lady who (for kara) was wearing a Jeremy Camp Tshirt and an older couple who's xmas present to one another (although they were not married) was a trip to Las Vegas since they didn't need any more "things."

The next da, after another hour layover in that disgusting city of albuqyerqui, I finally arrived home where I spent the rest of the afternoon with my parents and Josh. (He came over and actually hung out with us which, as a first, was kind of cool.) Since I had only slept about a half hour the night before, I crashed about 11:30 after Josh left, and now I am off to call Mollie. (I spent the morning shopping with my brother:) )

Alright ladies, I love you all and miss you terribly. Kara, you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I am sending you mental hugs. Mich, thanks so much again.

Jes
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[05 Aug 2005|04:50pm]
My darlings,

I am a horrid, horrid friend. I have barely had time to breath this week, but that simply is no excuse for my neglectful behavior. Kara, specifically, I am so sorry I haven't called you back. I think about you every day, and then before I know it I am going to bed. I am so glad to hear the recital went well (although I was certain it would) and I wanted to let you know I was praying for you and Joel that night. Christy, also, thank you for the postcards. Since I have yet to get anyone aside from Kris's address, I haven't sent you a letter I wrote you over a month ago in return, but I promise I have been thinking about you. Darice, which post did I write "examinate" in? Good gracious I've been out of school too long. But it isn't for much longer.

Well, in case you were wondering what DID happen to me over the last two weeks, I'll quickly summerize. I was watching the Snider's house again, then Josh came home so we have been spending quite a bit of time together. Last week I found out Mollie isn't coming home next summer, and as she is practically my soul, I have been spending almost every spare moment with her. It is going to be so hard coming home just to my family next summer, even though I love them, especially when I won't get to spend much time with people at Christmas this year. Jessie came home from camp, too, so she has been forcing me to spend time with her. No, that's a lie. I am an accomodating person sometimes, and she is someone who can always pull my strings. I need to work on that.

The rest of my summer is going to be an absolute blur. I need to spend some time packing, this weekend has been dubbed "family time" by my father, I will STILL be working 32 hour weeks at Head Start, Next weekend my brother and I are taking our road trip to Six Flags, and the weekend after that Mollie and I are going to see her brother in Dallas. Holy Toledo!

I'm sorry I've taken up so much time and space. I love you all (I swear I do) and I think about you daily. Kara, I will get ahold of you before the end of the week. I must!

Au revoir mes amies.
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[23 Jul 2005|12:08pm]
It's been ages again, and I am asking myself if I will make a good historian when I can't even seem to write in this thing more than once every couple of weeks. I have to go because my mom is making lunch (which is a very good thing for her self esteem - she is an amazing cook, but doesn't have the energy to cook much because of her illness) but I wanted to make a quick update. First, I want to say how proud I am of all of you. Between your summer goals, jobs, and personal and spiritual growth, I feel as if you guys are becoming more and more amazing each day. I can't wait to see you all in about a month,

As far as my life goes, work is work. What can I say? On a very, very high note, my car was dying, and my parents paid off the blazer, so they bought me a 2004 Cavalier which they are letting me bring back to PLU! It was a showcase car, so it only has 27000 miles, and was never preowned. As Kerri so succinctly said, I am spoiled. I am trying not to feel too bad though, because I will be paying for insurance and gas, and the other car wasn't really mine, so this is a first for me.

Another high (I'll make this quick, Kate) is that Josh is flying in today. I am picking him up at the airport and then driving out to a lake (not too near by) to go camping with his family for a night. Needless to say, my emotions on this are mixed, but I'll be glad to have him home.

Ok, I really do need to go, but I love you all.
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[13 Jul 2005|06:49pm]
Grrrr. That's all I'm going to say about work today, because you have all heard the rest a thousand times, and I know it gets old quickly. VBS set up at church is going very slow because of my schedule, but I am back home from the Snider's now, so that gives me a little more time to myself. Hooray!

I am trying to be in an up-beat mood, so I am focusing on the positive things in my life. Last night when I was about to break down in to tears, Josh called out of the blue to say hello. Then this morning he got up at 5 to sned me a good morning text message. He's quite a guy. Oh, and while we are on that note, he comes home a week from Saturday! I am so terribly excited. Tonight my mom is making one of my favorite dinners, and afterward I am going to go out with Mollie for more not so spectacular adventures around town. Next week I start teaching VBS, and Wednesday is my first pay day for the summer! I am so excited to finally have some money in my account!

Before I go, I have two quick apologies - Anne, I'm sorry i didn't get you called last night. I got caught up cleaning the Snider's house since they were coming home today. Kara, I'm afraid that I can't make it to the recital, but I would love to send a check and a letter for her. Would that be OK? Can I just make it out to you? She is in my prayers, as are you and Joel. I think it is wonderful how much you care about her.

Well ladies, behave yourselves!
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Insanity would be nice [10 Jul 2005|07:51pm]
Eeeee! My darlings, I can't wait to come "home!" This week was relatively miserable. They kept me late every day, and in the room I was in all week, two kids had head lice! I have been so incredibly paranoid, and I keep having my oh so patient mother check my hair at least twice a day. It is getting ridiculous. I am house sitting for the Sniders again too, and although it is nice to make the extra money just for living in a really nice house, I try to be over there most of the time since that is what they pay me for, and it gets a little lonely - mostly I watch bad TV and sleep. Ack! My brother's going to come over tonight to watch a movie though, and that should be nice. He went out of town for the holiday weekend, and he said he got homesick for people - primarily me! He's such a good guy.

This upcoming week has some definite highs and lows. Tuesday I am going to my volunteer training, and I am really excited about that. However Thursday is my first appointment ever with a gynocologist, and I am more than a litte freaked out. (I'm sure NONE of you wanted to know that.) The week after this is VBS though, and I get to be historian, so I'll get in a little practice for RHC next year! Haha. Oh, and I believe Josh is flying home the 22nd, so I am really looking forward to that.

Mmmkkk...very little of that was interesting, so I'll stop now. I hope those of you who have been feeling melancholy have wonderful weeks. Kara, I didn't leave a note because I have no advice, but I know you will make a wise decision. Kerri, I THINK A GROUP MISSION TRIP WOULD BE AMAZING! You rock my world. Tata.
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Silliness increasing? [01 Jul 2005|11:10pm]
Today was quite a day indeed, and a relatively good one at that, so I'll start from the top. No one was absent at work today, so I got to choose which room I wanted to be in. (Always a plus.) I had so much fun out on the playground with the kids today, and the weather was incredibly mild and nice (only in the 80's!) To top it off, I got out early for the holiday weekend.

After coming home and taking a nap, I got ready to go out with Mollie when, lo and behold, I got a phonecall from the hottest chimichanga ever! (Kristi, you are a doll.) After I finally let her go, I called Josh (today is his birthday) and we had a lovely, and much longer than normal, conversation. He was in a really pleasant mood, he got my package, and unlike the Valentine's disaster, he didn't already have what I got him. He even felt it necessary to thak me numerous times. After dinner with my family, I went to a play with Mollie and some friends from high school. The play was horrible, but afterward Mollie and I went out for dessert at the same restaurant from my other post. We made complete fools of ourselves and giggled almost incessantly at our own jokes, but the waiter (who was VERY attractive) thought we were flirting and was always asking us what we were saying about him! We felt bad because we left his fellow waiter such a large tip last time, so we left him $15 dollars and Mollie left her number as a joke! I told her we would have to wait until next summer to show our faces there again.

My low for the day is missing Kara's call last night (I'm calling tomorrow afternoon, m'dear) and having a fit-throwing child nearly rip my navel ring out. My high is most certainly the call from Kristi, and the message Kara left me.

Goodnight girls - sweet dreams!
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And a week later.... [30 Jun 2005|05:45pm]
Well, it's been a while, and it seems as if everything and nothing has happened to me since last Friday. My parents went out of town last weekend, so my brother and I had free reign of our time. We cleaned house and watched Family Guy - nothing too exciting. I did stay out several nights with Mollie, and while we did nothing too wild (we watched movies at the theater and ate at a local restaurant) we did get a little silly and spontaneous. On Friday we left our waiter (neither terribly cute nor particularly helpful) a twenty dollar tip and a haiku poem jontly composed. Saturday I made a (bad?)...no, just silly decision, and I got my belly button pierced. I think I have a problem, or at least some of you may think so. I promise, for those who are worried (including my mom) that I will stay away from all kinds of mutilating needles from here on out, with the exception of medical procedures.

Monday was a horrible day, but it made the rest of my week better. I worked nine hours without a break because three teachers called in absent. Luckily I can only work 32 hours a week, so the rest of the week I got off at my normal time, and tomorrow I'm off early.

This weekend looks to be ridiculously boring. Aside from a bar-b-que with my friend Ellie, I will be spending a vast ammount of time with my family, and as my brother has skipped town again (he went to a local lake with his best friend) I am going to be the only "teenager" there. Sigh.

I have talked to Josh on the phone fairly regularly, but as we both lead "routine" weeks, we don't have much material for conversation. I have no idea why I am telling you this, aside from the fact that Mollie and I never talk about our relationships, only everything in between. Oh, and after a five day streak of cold turkey, she has started smoking again. This, too, is a side note, but I can't tell her how sad it makes me without seeming judgemental.

I miss you all (as always) and I can't wait to see you in less that two months. I hope you are all having spectacular days.
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Exhaustion and then some [24 Jun 2005|07:03pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

I have never been so glad to see a Friday in...well, at least a week. I love the kids at work, but by Friday, their tantrums, etc. begin to wear on me. Plus, have I mentioned that my boss is CRAZY?!?! I know the other workers' schedules better than he does, and he doesn't utilize me well as a sub at all. I know I should be less critical but...seriously! I've only been there four weeks, and I know more about the classrooms individually than he does.

Other than work, there is not much going on here in Atown. Most evenings I spend at home with Johnathan because I am too tired and cranky to go out...alas. I am turning into quite an adult! I HAVE (and my appologies to all of you who I have given a hard time about this) been attempting to tan by laying out in my back yard. Unfortunately the one area of my body that I'd really like to be darker (my legs) are still ridiculously blinding.

Well, as this entry is boring even its author, I will wrap up.

Low - I told Mollie I didn't want to get together last night, and now she's mad at me.
High - Amanda had a sonogram yesterday, and both of the twins are healthy. She's bringing pictures to church, and she said you can see their profiles and fingers!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Kerri, travel safely, and Kara, I hope your time with BJ's family goes well. I'm sure you will absolutely charm them!

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I'm back! [22 Jun 2005|08:56pm]
Hello ladies,

It truly has been ages! I have not been neglecting you, I promise. I have been house sitting for a family from church for the past week and a half, and not wanting to start up their computer, I didn't have an opportunity to read or write here, a disaster on both accounts, but mostly the former. (Hence, for those of you U have talked to, my confusion and slight out of the loop "ness".) Tonight I have monopolized the computer trying to catch up on your lives!

A quick overview of my week is summed up in the statement, I am glad to be home! The people I was house sitting for are completely wonderful, but it is weird to stay in a house by myself, and since I am deathly allergic to cats (exaggeration) and they have two which can't leave the house due to a crazy neighbor who has vowed to shoot them if they invade his yard, I battled a runny nose all week. Ewww.

Thank you to all of you who called and/or wrote me. It is sooooo nice to know you are thinking about me, because I am certainly thinking about you.

Work is mostly wonderful, but also a little strenuous. I love being with the kids, but my boss is just a little "out there." He thought I would want to come in this Saturday for a training that I am not going to be paid for as a "treat." I mean, I know I CAN be responsible, but you all know how much I like sleeping in, and being lazy!

Tomorrow will be the two week mark of when I said goodbye to Josh. I know I am a loser, but I miss him already. Even though he hates talking on the phone, he has been calling almost every night. He said his classes are going well, but they are really challenging. He is taking, along with traditional ballet, an Irish step class, an African dance class, and (get this Michelle) a Pilates class. It makes me hurt just thinking about it.

Mollie has gone two whole days without a cigarette, and I really think she is going to stop, which really puts my mind at ease. Well, at least for now.

Low: I had an enormous screaming fight with my mom today. We don't really fight that often, but when we do it's long and loud.
High: My brother and I are going to rent The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Alright, I shall let you all back to your lovely lives.

Kerri, I hope you are having a blast in Montana. Kara, I wish you the happiest and most blessed of birthdays. Twenty! You aren't going to be a teenager ever again!

Behave yourselves - you are all in my thoughts and prayers!
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Grrrrrr [12 Jun 2005|11:31am]
Well, the wedding went well, but I am so glad to be home among people I actually know. Unfortunately, one of the little ankle biters at work must have breathed on me because I have a really nasty cold, and I may have to stay home for a few days. Not that my dogs aren't entertaining but...

The talk with Amanda on the car ride home was really, really nice as I had predicted, and even though I will technically be too young, she invited me to be a sponsor for National Youth Gathering in San Antonio next year. Aside from the fact that I love the high school youth group AND San Antonio, I am also really thrilled to go again. Atlanta was an amazing experience!

Well, as my weekend consisted of helping cater, attending, and serving at a wedding of people I had never met, I have little else to add this post, other than (for Michelle) I might be getting a digital camera soon, which will make using shutterfly a lot easier.

High: MY BROTHER IS COMING HOME FROM FRANCE TODAY!!!

Low: I need to start being constructive, because I am worrying more now that school is out. (Imagine that, if you dare.)
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[09 Jun 2005|05:15pm]
This will be a quick update because I feel really lazy, and I need to go help my mom with laundry. Life has been relatively normal with work every day at the same time, a nap in the afternoon, dinner with my family, and then going out with my friends in the evening. I did get to (finally) see Jason on Tuesday, and as I hear he is spending more time talking to Kris Jo than I am, I have decided to be more "available" on the internet. Monday Mollie and I went out and danced in the rain and watched a lightning storm in a park. Maybe not the most safe evening ever, but terribly entertaining. Last night I went out for a picnic dinner with Josh, and we ended up staying at the park until close to midnight. It was really ridiculous, (ridiculously fun) but although he said he didn't have a curfew, his mom called his cell as we were pulling into my driveway to see where he was...alas. (Kris Jo - he is a weak sauce swing dance partner compared to you!)

Today my mom recieved her first treatment, so keep your fingers crossed that it is effective.

Oh! Quick side note to all of you that I have tried to persuade to marry my brother - in all of the internet pictures from France that the tour company has been posting, he is standng next to the same attractive young lady, and they look quite "friendly," so you are all off the hook. My mother is about to go crazy with curiosity and joy, because for years she has suspected that both of her children are too cynical and cold to be in relationships, so to have bith of us in one at once is blowing her mind!

High - I'm going to a wedding in Angel Fire with my youth director this weekend, and we are going to have four hours to talk in the car! I've missed our conversations so much.

Low - Josh is leaving Saturday for six weeks. Enough said.

I hope you are all doing well. I love reading your updates!
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a day at the "beach" [04 Jun 2005|10:49pm]
Today was close to lovely; in fact, it was. Josh and I went hiking this morning and really talked for the first time since I have been home. A strange statement I realize, but since all we did was "talk" for three and a half months, I think at first it was hard to think of things, aside from casual conversation, to say. This evening I went out to dinner and coffee with Mollie, and we had a ridiculously good time. After ordering the waiter looked at us expectantly, as if we might reveal the secrets of the universe, but unfortunantely we both shrugged and giggled a little, and he left looking a little broken hearted. Or at least, that is what I would like to think.

My brother is now in France (they went to London first) and some group photos from the trip have been posted on line. He looks happy in all of them, and since he is not good at pretending to smile, I feel as if he is really enjoying himself. I certainly hope so, because being here with my parents without him is ridiculously hard - last night at dinner they kept giving each other knowing looks at my head, and we ended up fighting about a variety of things. Eight more days.

My high for today is that Anne called me, and we had a really great conversation. She had left a voice message earlier, and I was laughing and crying all at once. (Thank you, thank you, thank you.)

My low was that between spending time with Josh and Mollie, all I did was take a series of three naps, which is neither healthy nor constructive. I would like to be both, or either.

I hope you are all having wonderful evenings, and that those of you who are ill feel well soon.
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PS [02 Jun 2005|08:44pm]
As you all know, I was a little bit....flustered as I packed to leave. In all of that, I misplaced the wonderful Kara's info sheet on all of you. I don't suppose any of you have a convenient way of getting that to me? Hmmm. Thanks bunches - sorry I always need you guys to take care of me!
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thank you thank you thank you [02 Jun 2005|08:19pm]
Ladies,

First, let me thank you for your lovely, understanding comments. I don't know what I would do without you! Just knowing that you read even when I warned you not to was wonderful. Today was much, much better, and I feel like a real person again. I worked with the kids at Head Start, and they are AMAZING! They are so adorable and intelligent for only being 2 or 3, and although I hate changing diapers, I have a feeling that it is going to be a rewarding summer. One of my cooworkers asked me if I had kids, and I giggled aloud, but being around them makes it hard not to pull a Kerrie non-twin and want lots and lots of babies.

My brother left for France this morning, and although I will miss him terribly, last night he was really sweet and suggested we get coffee and then rent a movie. He listened to me cry about how much I miss all of you and told me that any time I wanted to "get away" this summer, he would go out with me. He's such a good kid.

Josh and I are planning on going hiking on Saturday in Palo Duro Canyon (the second largest canyon in the US) which is about 30 minutes from my house. He is picking me up at seven so that we can avoid the scorching heat that permeates Texas this time of year. I am mostly excited, but a little nervous. Things are going well with the two of us, but for any of you who don't know, I have committment issues, and I'm really, really afraid that I'm going to become irritable with him soon. Any advice?

Alright, I am going over to Mollie's to finish the terribly scandalous movie that we started three nights ago, but I am leaving you with a story which, although not inspiring like Kerri's, IS a true story told by my grandmother about peeing out in nature. (Enjoy, Kate.)

So, my grandmother used to be a sunsbtitute teacher, and one Monday another teacher walked into the break room and told her this story. He and a few other teachers had been skiing, and when he and another lady had reached the top of the mountain, she informed him that she had to pee. Gentleman that he was, he offered to use his coat as a shield while she peed in the woods. She accepted his offer and they hiked off the path a bit. She had begun to...well, you know... when suddenly her skis began sliding backwards. (Didn't any one tell her to place them perpendicular to the slope?!?!) She flies out of the woods and down the ski slope, still bare and in a rather awkward squatting position. She crashed, broke her leg, and had to be taken to the emergency room. Her friends offered to take her home, but she insisted that they keep skiing and that she would sit in the lodge. About lunch time a family walks in, sits down at a table next to her, and the wife begins "you will never BELIEVE what I saw on the slopes this morning..." So much for no one noticing. Bwahaha. If you didn't find this humorous, imagine a very petite 70 year old lady telling it to you, fighting back giggles the whole time. If it still isn't terribly funny, I'm sorry for wasting your time.

Ladies, thanks again. I love you all, and miss you.
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