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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Am I seriously awake???

So, it's been a few days. Things haven't been very exciting, especially since having the stomach flu. Yes, both Shannon and I had/have it. Yesterday was just the day from hell and today seems to be a complete 180.
I had a decent mini vacation this weekend, despite getting sick. I spent a lot of time just relaxing at home with the family. But, I did go out occasionally and saw some people I haven't seen in a while. I'm glad to find who my true friends back home really are. It's funny, in high school, you have your close group of friends and you will be "best friends forever." I was actually talking to my mother-in-law about this a few weeks ago! Anyway, you have your BFF's in high school. After high school, there is the military, college, jobs, or other things one may journey off to do. My point is, not everyone goes on to do the same things. In turn, people do change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse.
Once high school is over, unless you are taking the same classes as your friends, or working the same hours, you don't see them as much as you did. The main point here, people tend to lose touch. Or you may talk more to people you may not have had the best relationships with. I'm glad I still talk with most everyone who was my friend. There are a few who never return calls or emails, but I'm okay with it.
One thing I HATE, why do you not talk to me the entire time I'm gone, yet every time I go back home for a visit, suddenly I'm worth talking to? I do have one or two friends like that, and it just makes absolutely no sense to me!
As you get older and more mature, I think people finally find the true meaning of BFF's. I have quite a few friends, but very few of them fall into the BFF category. I don't feel like I have to give names or explain myself on this either. Actually, I think very few people will even read this.
I guess my reason for posting this is in appreciation for those who have stuck by me through the last few years. Those who could still stick by me even after switching schools and leaving for the military. Those who don't see me as a different person after getting married and starting a family. Those who don't see me as a failure for leaving the air force and becoming a stay at home mom. Those who put up with my bull at least once a week. Love you guys!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Recent Realizations

I made it safe and sound in four and a half hours yesterday. Went to the car show and saw old friends. All in all it was a pretty good day. Shannon was so worn out, she barely even slept last night. She was waking up about every half hour cry for some reason. But, I think I am functioning well on just a few hours sleep. Not too sure what we have planned for today. As of right now we are relaxing, well, I'm relaxing, Shannon is running poor grandma into the ground!
It's funny to me, watching Shannon from afar. As much as I try to think of her as my big girl, she's still just my little rugrat. When she opens her mouth, I sometimes expect full sentences to come pouring out. But, her jibberish is half comprehendable, and I like it that way, for now. I like how I still feel like I am needed. And she's almost two!
The time has just gone by too fast. I missed some of the early moments, but I'm glad I get to witness all the things she's accomplishing now. This child seems to learn a new word everyday!
Well, I have to write more at a later time. Shannon has mom on the floor, my turn!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Why I love Monterey...

Just 45 minutes ago, the sun was shining, and it was beautiful!
Alas, the fog has put a damper on my mood, not the massive chili, hot dog, and cornbread dinner I devoured. I officially have no willpower to get off the couch and accomplish something, anything.
I am supposed to leave early tomorrow morning for a 5 hour drive home. My clothes aren't all the way dry yet, I haven't even begun to pack, and the car isn't cleaned out. But, I have found the time to hop on here for another post!
I am excited about going home though. Recently, friends got in touch with me, and I haven't seen them since high school. So, it will be nice to see them again, it's been about 4 years. Phone ringing...
Sweet, someone wants to hang out!!! Thank you, April!
Be back later ya'll!


Don't have a whole lot of it for a first post.
Some basics, I am a SAHM, thus I don't lead and extremely exciting life.
If it wasn't for Sesame Street, I wouldn't even be sitting on the couch right now!
I am twenty-one years old and REALLY do not know what I want to do with my life. I am content staying at home, for now. I have intentions of someday going to college, just not anytime in the near future.
What I want to study, english. What would I do with an english degree:
1. I would teach at a private school.
2. Become a writer/journalist.
3. Eventually get a teaching degree as well, and become a high school english teacher.
I love all kinds of music and don't have a favorite band or group. Some of my favorites are as follows:
Toby Keith, Jimmy Buffett, Avenged Sevenfold, George Strait, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Amon Amarth, Dragonforce, Doobie Brothers, Gary Allan, Trace Adkins, Dethklok, America, Kansas, Boston, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Death by Stereo, Atreyu, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jefferson Airplane (Jefferson Starship, or Starship), Fleetwood Mac, Blue Oyster Cult, Foreigner, Eagles, Joe Walsh, Black Sabbath, HIM, Turbonegro, Terri Clark, AFI, Tiger Army, Paramore, New Found Glory, NoFx, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Treephort, Blood for Blood, Underoath, The Killers, Senses Fail, NWA, Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Dimmu Borgir, Throwdown, Bury Your Dead, Killswitch Engage, Peaches, Children of Bodom, Rammstein, Tool, Slipknot, Fear Factory, Ozzy Osbourne, ICP, Misfits, Danzig, DJ Tiesto, Ted Nugent, Josh Turner, and I think that about sums it up.
Family, friends, music, and the outdoors are the most important things to me. In exactly that order.
I know this post was kind of random, but I hope it helps you to know me a bit better. Anyway, I will write more later. I have a house to clean and bags to pack for my trip up to good 'ol Nor Cal. TTFN!