Saturday, June 26, 2010


This is what happens every year since about the sixth grade, when we take our annual summer drive down to Florida for a week, mainly,to see my Obachan (grandma), but above all else for my dad and Uncle Bob to leave us stranded for about four or five days while they go play golf at some luxurious resort. Being here also puts me in a constantly whiney and irratable mood, and this is only heightened because I have no car, I'm stuck inside all day, NO GYM, I can't run because I'm afraid of the neighborhood, and my brother is always within about ten feet from me. Shoot me now.

Car rides make me sick.

However, the most exciting on this 'vacation' thus far happened yesterday. Me, mom, and Alex went to Blue Spings which is just off the St. Jonhs River outside of Orlando. Its an all natural spring that comes up through this huge 150 foot deep crevice inthe ground. Thousands of water pump out per day, and its beautifully crystal clear. But, its also a constant seventy-two degrees. COLD! We didn't get a chance to do this, but further down the Springs in a lesser populated area where people aren't allowed to swim, they have manatee watchings. There are also these huge four or five foot fish in the water that I'm glad I didn't have goggles to witness because I probably would not have gotten in. But it was fun, and the scenary made me feel like I was in prehistoric times.

I love Spanish moss. Its everywhere here and gives everything a kind of mysterious feel. I wish I had my dream camera that would give the full appreciation of it!

I miss my dogs.I miss my gym. I miss my bed. I miss my car. I miss my friends. I miss my pool. I miss Michael. And (it sounds strange to say) but I do miss Decatur.

I suppose this is enough whining for one day.... USA vs. Ghana game later!

Monday, June 21, 2010

"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand."

~Irish Blessing

I remember singing this many times when I was little. As a solo at church and to one of our dearest family friends on his birthday. I think its one of the most beautiful songs.

I realize I haven't written in a while so... this is just some nonsense that I feel the need to share about the last couple weeks...

One) I have the best boyfriend ever. We swim alot because I have a pool and he comes over after football to cool off. This usually occurs at about ten in the morning, so I've barely had breakfast and went to the gym usually... much less thought about fixing my hair or putting on makeup. He always tells me I'm pretty. But more so when I think I look disgusting and frizzy after the pool, he tells me I'm beautiful, which I don't really understand but I love him for it.

Two) Lately I have been constantly stressing about school, and summer work and mainly ACT scaroes and getting into college and majors and all this grown up stuff that I really don't want to deal with because I don't handle stress well. It usually just builds and builds until I'm on the verge of an internal breakdown. But this is another aspect in my life, maybe the most evident, that Michael has helped me with. I am not a very vocal person when it comes to my felings or what I'm thinking or showing emotion. But he always asks me what I'm thinking, which helps me get it out rather than hold it in. And believe it or not (I didn't think it used to) It does help. He can always tell when I'm troubled by something. I still don't know if I'll be able to go anywhere besides Calhoun, But I guess we'll just wait and see.

Three) Me and my dad went out to lunch on Father's Day and were talking about college and he said the would set up a tour in the helicopter hanger for the on-call emergency rescue paramedic nurse people, which I think I might actually want to do. Sometimes his being an air traffic controller comes in handy!

Four) I had possibly the most embarassing evening last night. Me and Michael went to Greenway in Madison to walk and I took alot of cute pictures of us. I want a new camera.

and Five) I've been recently becoming really close with someone that I'm really happy I am friends with :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


So school is FINALLY out for the summer. I cannot believe that we are finally seniors, and that I might only have a year left with some of my favorite people and after that possibly never see them again. I am such a people person and I don't know what I'm going to do when I can't see them everyday. This year I have gotten so close with people that I have never really spent that much time getting to know before. I've also recognized that I totally adore all of my guy friends. I haven't a clue how I'm going to cope without them in college. The thing about them is, they don't take 700 pictures of them in different poses and them post them on facebook for all to comment on how adorable they are. They don't care if you wear basketball shorts and tshirts EVERYTIME you hang out with them.And most importantly, I don't think that they are nearly as judgemental as some girls at school. Don't get me wrong, I love my girls, but its nice for a change.

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I was sooo looking forward to this summer for various reasons. One, my longtime bestfriend is now my perfectly adorable boyfriend. Two, I'm starting this project that I really hope I can make happen. And three, I was going to have minimal summer work for school because of all my NON-ap classes I'm taking next year, and because of this I could put most of my efforts into the first two reasons. However, me being the lucky girl that I am, gets called into the guidance office the last day of school with a sceduling conflict. I was so excited when I turned in my class scheduling form because of my seemingly easy senior year. But of course there was problems with my electives and getting all the core classes I need. Who needs Honors english? But now instead of taking regular Spanish 5... now I'm in A.P. Spanish 5... which intails waaay more summer work then I originally thought. Including a whole book. In spanish.Yay.

We went to a cookout for some friends from church. They had horses. Guess where I was the entire afternoon :)