(This was first posted on xanga and it was addressed to my college readers.)
Okay, these topics aren't too offaly sporadic, but they don't really segue into one another... So here we go!
Because I want to go through the... WAAK! My family just got home! My Daddy's home from Russia! Oh I'm so happy! So I'm going to come back a finish this... not that it was really started in the first place. But I'll just save this as a draft and then come back to it. K? k. Wait. Well, apparently, I can't save this as a draft like I can on my other blog, so I'm just going to publish this and then come back. Alright, talk to you soon!
Tada! I'm back and ready to write! Dad's all good, by the way. We got t o see his pictures and he got to see Irina which is great, but he didn't get to see little Nastya and he doesn't even know where she is to contact her. :( But anyways...
So, I will tell you these things as they happened, and the first thing to tell happened yesterday afternoon. I was going to go to Heritage Church, which is not my home church, but my school church, for the evening while Mom and Tay went to my church for Awana. But when I got in the truck to drive away, it wouldn't go in reverse and I couldn't get out of the garage. I called Mom and told her about it and when she got home, she found that the emergency brake had been on. oops. So I stayed home with Riley and with music for the evening.
The next exciting thing happened today. To start off, I got about 11 hours of sleep last night, and I'm stoked about that! I had tortellini for my first meal and I eventually started to unpack and sort my stuff. (Most of it is put away now.) I went through one box and found a box of sidewalk chalk. I thought that it'd be fun to draw on the sidewalk and I decided to draw some kind of Welcome Back sign for Dad. So I did this. I opened up the garage door so Riley could have some free time. Well, she had a lot of free time. She sort of ran away. Now, usually she'll stay around the house and she for the longest time, and she'd come back to me when I called her, but for a while, I didn't pay attention to her. When I looked back up to call her, she didn't come back. I yelled and whistled for a long time until I figured that I'd better go out looking for her. I went back inside, turned off my music, put on normal clothes (I'd been in my pajamas), put up my hair, grabbed my cell phone (which had a missed call number on it...), locked up the house, snatched Riley's leash and went off in pursuit! I was yelling and walking and thinking about how stupid I looked. Thankfully, I didn't have to look stupid for long because Riley was only two houses down sniffing the neighbor's yard. I hooked the leash onto her collar and ran around the neighborhood with her for a while before she got tired. I guess running away can take a lot out of you. I brought her back to the house and put her in the backyard. It was hot. I went to the pool intended to just dip my legs in the water, but the water was surprisingly warm and inviting. So I swam. I swam in my clothes for about five minutes. When I got out of the pool, I didn't have a with which to dry off so I hustled upstairs to the bathroom so I wouldn't get the carpet wet. And that's about the end of that adventure.
Every thing's green here at home and it's beautiful. My house is surrounded by trees and I love it. I never realize how much I miss some things until I'm with them again. Take Taylor periodically opening the back door to screech at the squirrels for example. And I like having the piano to myself and not having anyone else who knows how to play around to hear me. :) And I have my own soft bed and my own room decorated the way I want it to be decorated. And, oh the windows! I open up the blinds and green pours in with the light! I tell you what, college friends, it's good to be back in my element. Is that the right word to use? I think it is, and even if it isn't, it's the right word now.
I just remembered something else that I wanted to say! There's some leftover candy from Valentine's and the raspberry flavored dark chocolate is still exceptionally good! And, I'm going to be making contact with a lady about a job at her uniform shop soon. ehh... Hm, my nails are too long. I need to file them... Not now, but later. But I am going to stop now. I'll keep you posted, my faithful readers. May your summer days be merry and bright!