am proud of today. I have been very productive today.
I allow myself to feel good when I feel like I have accomplished
a reasonable amount of things. I woke up around 9:30 this
morning, which is very late for me. I usually get out
of bed at 6:30 or so, because Justin has to leave for
work at 7:00 AM and I like us to be able to spend a little
time together in the morning and have breakfast together
before he has to leave. He had to leave early today, so
I slept in. After a cup of coffee and bowl of cereal (protein
Total and Cocoa Pebble mixture), I decided it was time
to get out of the house an do something. I'd already changed
the color scheme on my MySpace
page and was tired of randomly clicking around on that
decided it was time to suck it up and get my car inspected.
I've been putting this off since the beginning of the
month and luckily haven't gotten pulled over. I got my
inspection just fine, but I was worried it wouldn't go
so well since my vehicle is really in shambles at the
Upon returning home, I decided to make a dent in the
laundry. You see, Justin and I thoroughly cleaned and
sorted our room last Saturday. We wound up with four plastic
bags full of laundry that came out of the closet or boxes
or that was just waiting in baskets to be done. This Saturday
we went to the laundromat and did it all in one fell swoop!
Yesterday we bought dowels at Home Depot and put two more
rows in the closet on which to hang the tremendous amount
of clothing we'd come across. So, I went through all the
bags of now clean clothes and hung them up or placed them
This is Magic
Bean that grows with a special fortune on it!
After this I set out for a walk down Buttercup where
I ran into Nanny coming back from the grocery store. We
chatted a bit before I came back home and decided to make
lunch and watch TV. Chips and salsa from El Tipico with
a turkey sandwich concluded by crackers and pumpkin butter.
I caught the middle-end of this MTV series called 17.
Everything is Reality TV now, I swear!
Then it was time to work on something else, but I wasn't
sure what yet. I determined it had to be dishes. After
doing the dishes, I came upstairs and organized the office
area a little, finished a project I was working on involving
paper lanterns, and talked my Dad into helping me turn
an empty Vouvray bottle into a planter. We basically had
to drill a drainage hole in the bottle with a titanium
bit. It was cool and exciting because neither of us new
if the bottle would shatter or not. Luckily it didn't.
I transplanted the "magic bean" Justin and I
had purchased from Toys R Us a couple of weeks ago, then
ate a yogurt and some pez, and surfed the web a little
more, getting caught up in a photographers
Tonight we are going to take Dad to dinner. I am not
sure where yet!
I've been going through a lot of old letters
and scraps of paper I still have from high school and
I have found some really neat stuff. I can't wait until
Val! is in town so I can show her some of it. I may type
some of it up to add here.
In the meantime, here are some excerpts from an old diary
I had when I was 12/13:
"Today's father's day and I gave my dad a card. My
friends all gave their dad's presents! What's my problem?
I cleaned my dad's truck but I think I could have done
a better job.Feb.-6-1994:
"Pa's still in a coma. I miss him and think that
I should think of him more than I do. A thirteen year
old girl shouldn't have to go through the trauma of losing
her PA! It's just another thing adding to my wall of depression.
In basketball we-ve lost 3 games so far and haven't won
a single one yet! There was a UIL meet yesterday; Saturday,
and me and Candy got 6th place out of 13 groups..."
"Today, Friday - February 25, 1994, Tina Jupe
our black lab died. I love her so much. Grandpa
backed over her with the truck and dad had to shoot
her. Poor Tina. We put a cross up to mark her grave
and I put the pink rosary that I got from Nanny
on the cross. I think mom will probably get it off
tomorrow but I think it should stay because Tina
deserves at least that. God Bless you Tina Weena
"Well, life sux. Misty and Mandy are best friends.
Sarah is a hoe! Amanda hates me. Tabby and Ronnie
are Rapidly becoming my friends. You cannot fathom
the sadness and emptiness that lies within me! Is
it war and malice finally? For that's what I feel!
Everyone loves Misty and they all follow her and
all the guys think she's pretty! Why? She's on a
major ego trip. Laters!"
I'm going to Landa Park tomorrow for the 8th grade Field
Trip and I hope it's fun. The river fed pool wil be closed.
I hope it's fun and I hope no one makes fun of me because
of my flat chest! Please god let it be O.K.!"