Friday, May 9, 2008


Today was a beautiful day and a very happy one.
I woke up this morning very sleepily and thought to myself...I'm just going to snuggle under the covers for a few more minutes. I woke up again at 9:45...ooops...and I was supposed to be to work by 10:00. Thankfully I had already picked out my clothes and had packed my lunch, so I was out the door very quickly. I got to work at 9:59.
It was a great day at work. I was wearing a springy outfit and most of the customers were cheerful, so it made for a great day.
At 5:00, Emily and Liz picked me up (Bob had come to the store to borrow my car so that he could spend the evening with Sarah) and the three of us, and Emily Jo, went to see Nim's Island. It was an enjoyable movie, but probably not one that was good enough to watch again.
After the movie, we dropped Emily Jo back off at the store, then Emily and Liz came to my house for banana splits and to meet Keren, who is visiting us for the weekend (yay!).
At some point during the next half hour, Liz mentioned that our final grades were in our mailboxes at the school, so we zipped over to the school to find out how we'd done. Peggy and I both have a 4.0 this semester, making Peggy's GPA 3.85, and mine 3.95. So, we're pretty proud of ourselves.
Today was also my niece, Caitlyn's birthday. She turned 6 years old. I didn't call her today...I'm a bad aunt, right? But a couple of days ago, Peggy and I sent her a package in the mail, which she did get today. Peggy got her a book, and I got her a necklace and a bracelet...shows our personalities, right?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

June 1st - On the Air

This probably won't mean much to most of you, except for those of you who live here in Rochester. Every Sunday morning from 7am to 10am, my friend, Gary Kadansky, has a teen Christian radio program on KROC-FM 106.9 called Straight From the Heart. Gary is a really cool guy who is the director of Rochester Area Youth for Christ. He is involved in every Christian youth event that happens in the town of Rochester. On the 1st of June, all of the graduating Seniors from Meadow Park are going to be at the radio station with our youth minister, Todd Looney. We are going to be doing the song list and hosting the program. Today at four the group is meeting with Gary to talk about how it's all going to play out, but I can't go because of work. I'll be going in to it not knowing what I'm doing, so I probably won't say much on the air. I know, it probably surprises you all that I can keep my mouth shut for any period of time, but it could happen.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

No School!

School is out. The day was gorgeous. I was free.
The day is now done, but I'm left feeling like I accomplished things and like I'm one step closer to what, I can't quite figure out. I'm one step closer to being more responsible, to being organized...I don't know. It was a very productive day, though. I think that is maybe why I like Spring so much. The fresh, warm air with a cool breeze makes me want to get things done. So I followed my urge to do some spring cleaning. I made a list and accomplished everything on it. I picked up my paycheck, ran some errands, cleaned my room, wrote some letters, cleaned other areas of the house, found all of my borrowed school books and returned them to the college, and a myriad of other little things that needed to be done. I got it all done while the day was nice and warm.
Around the time I got home from all of my running around and had not much else to do, the temperature started to drop and you could hear thunder in the, since I had no school or work, I watched a movie with Peggy while I colored in my princess coloring book, then curled up on the couch with a good book. Then, later in the evening, Sarah came over and Bob, Jimmy, Sarah, and I played card games. We played a very close game of Rook in which Bob took the last hand and started whooping in victory before I showed him the scores, which showed that although he had gotten 500 points, I had gained just enough points that hand to be at 510 points. It was beautiful. Then we played a game of Spades. We never did finish that game, although, when we quit, Jimmy and I were winning.
All in all, it was a great day. First I was productive, then I relaxed and enjoyed the evening. I'm so very glad that school is done.

Time with Mama and Sisters

Mom, Carrie, Peggy, and I went to Mandorville today. It is a cute little town that is known for the Hubbel House, a really yummy restaurant. Within a block of it is a coffee house, a chocolate shop, an opera house, a museum, and several antique stores. The four of us went to eat at the coffee house. We all ordered BLTs, the three of them ordered Corn Chowder Soup, as well.
The place had a little gift shop in it too. After our very yummy lunch we walked over to the chocolate shop, which was closed, and then to an antique store or two. One of the shops was especially fun and Peggy ended up buying a hat from the 1930s. The hat is adorable and I believe that you might actually see her wearing it in the future.