I’m super excited.

I’ll update this later with even more information, however, I submitted an entry and picture for the Common Ties website (see my side bar) and it was accepted!  🙂  My first submission and my first publication.  Beginner’s luck I know, but…


Mother’s Day 2008

My mom’s still holding it in.  I gave her a card and she held me and cried… but just a little… very repressive… maybe I should have held off on the card.  I hadn’t thought about how it might make her feel.  I’ve definately still got a lot of selfishness in me.

Last night was Karianna and my Jr. High Fuel group’s final night for the year.  It was really fun.  Several of the ladies from my Thursday night small group where able to come, too.  We had pizza, bowled and then played Scene It.  It was a great night.  I even introduced “paper telephone” to the jr. high girls, but it got really inappropriate really fast, so we had to stop.  Sometimes these girls really amaze me!

This week shouldn’t be as busy on a schedule for me, but the garage sale is on Saturday, so I have to really work on packing things up this week.  We’ll be able to start moving things in 2 weeks, so I figure it’s not really going to be too early to pack up anything.  Just going to mean that the house is going to be full of boxes.  Dang moving transitions.

I guess that’s all that’s new.  I’m tired today and haven’t had time to take a nap.  I’m babysitting Jo while my mom and Gary grocery shop.  She’s napping, though, so that’s good.  She’s being stubborn.  Doesn’t want this to affect her “normal” life so she isn’t letting herself sleep nearly as much as she should.  She’s already tired of feeling sick.  I don’t blame her.  I would be too.  I’m trying to have a “buck up” attitude, at least a little though, because if I don’t have that bit of distance from the actuality that is her life I would be a mess all the time…


internally I feel like a mess all the time anyway…




I’m finally begining to work on some “fun” writing, not just commissioned writing.  I’ve found several contests that I want to enter this summer.  Be sure to watch my “notes for future writings page” if you have any interest in seeing the things I’m working on.  Please remember they’re just notes or rough drafts.  I put my actual writing on the “articles/newsletters I’ve written or edited” page…

These are a few of my favorite things

Hello friends.  It’s been a long weekend.  We moved a TON of stuff out of Bethany and my apartment yesterday… it’s much barer in here… but I did get the papazan and a loveseat from my dad today, so at least there are a few places to sit in the living room.  But for the next month this will be an apartment in transition, I’m sure.

I had dinner with my friends Rhonda and Sarah and Sarah’s daughter, Cambria, last night.  I taught at the Puppy with Sarah and Rhonda and they both live in Waverly.  It was fun catching up with them and hearing about what’s going on at the puppy and in Waverly (where I went to Jr. High and High School).  We talked for three hours.

Which reminds me… on Friday night I didn’t get much sleep.  Just having problems again, but also because I was getting stuff ready for the move and I didn’t get home until after 11:00… my future roommate, Beth, and I had a very long dinner.  It was fun and it was so great to share some of my life with her and for her to share with me.  Though we’ve been friends for a little while now, we’re defianately still in the “getting to know you stage” and that can be really fun.

Today I didn’t do much.  I missed church because I didn’t sleep well last night either.  Jo went to the ER last night too.  Busy night.  This afternoon I hung out with Elizabeth.  I love how we’re the type of friends that can just be with each other.  Most of the time she was just on the computer and I was working on some writing projects, and it was nice not having to entertain each other and just having the “with” factor.  Don’t get me wrong, there are PLENTY of times where we can’t shut up when we’re talking, but I love that our relationship is so multi-deminsional that we can talk or not talk and it’s great…  I’m really going to miss her this summer… a lot…


On a final note, I thought I’d share a few pictures of me and Jo that are some of my absolute favorite.  The middle one is from July of 1984 and the others are from July of 1983.  Have fun guessing… though I may or may not be able to tell you the right answer 😉