This is my friend, Happi. I decided to dedicate some space to my closest friends and she is the one I've had the longest. We met in our Freshman year at Valparaiso High School. We were both new and luckily got put next to each other in science (or was it health?) and instantly became friends. Her family was fabulous and treated me like we'd known each other forever. They were the normalcy that I needed in my life. I was able to be myself. I fit in. You would have to know a whole lot about my past to understand why this meant so much to me. Anyway, we spent every moment together that we could. I even took dance classes from her mom. It was awesome! During the summer Happi got the chance to perform at an amusement park. She left and I missed her like crazy! I bugged my parents so much that my dad did something totally out of character and bought me a bus ticket to go see her. YIPEE!!! It was the worst bus ride but totally worth it. I sat next to a woman for 17 hours to Pennsylvania that had been on the bus since California. I also had just tried water skiing the day before so I was sore from head to toe. By the way, still can't ski. I was a bit worried that I would be in the way but not so. I hung out and watched the shows until Happi was done working and then we were on our own to do what ever we pleased. Luckily we were (and still are) not the kind of people that would do anything inappropriate, so we stayed out of trouble. We felt so grown up being on our own. I'm sure some of the older kids were looking out for us but they hid it well acting like we didn't exist. We had a great time. After the summer was over we started back to school. I was really looking forward to everything that we were going to do. It didn't happen though. My parents informed me that we were moving. I moved shortly after school started. We stayed as good of friends as we could. We saw each other a few times when I could talk my mom into driving to Valpo. We lost touch now and then but always seemed to find one another again. One of the things that I really appreciate about all of my friends is that we don't have to talk all the time to still be friends. That is true with me and Happi. We can lose touch for years and get in contact with each other and talk about anything. I know she cares about me and my life and I'm sure she knows I feel the same way. Thank you, Happi, for your friendship all these years.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Okay, I said I was going to let you all know what I've been doing with my days off. On Friday I cleaned. Not the self realization I was hoping for but I was alone. It is SO much easier to clean when the kids and hubby aren't home. Tyler got out of school early that day and made it home before I had even taken a shower. Hard to admit. I just didn't see the point in getting pretty to clean. My very good friend was up from Arkansas so we went out for drinks that night and just had some great heart to heart talks. He's a mess and needs a boring old homebody to remind him of the simple pleasures in life. (love ya) Saturday I did the whole pampering thing. While the kids slept in I tried out a new sample from Philosophy called Make-up Optional. My face was so smooth and even. Love it. That was about as long as my beauty lasted because I started getting sick that afternoon. I have the worst cold I've had in a long time. I even took today off of work to rest. I haven't called off work in years. So now I have dark circles under my eyes and a red nose. And of course this is the week that the kids have soccer every night. We have double games tonight. I'm ashamed to go out looking like this but the energy it would take to get ready would be all I have for the night. I did take a shower! My next day off is Friday the 26th. If I'm over this cold I plan to scrapbook. Happi gave me a piece of advice. Thanks. Oh, Heather beware of the "old" photo's coming. I did find a few of us. The rest must have been lost in the fire. Sorry! I was really hoping to find some of Happi from Dorney Park. Wish me a speedy recovery!
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Monday, January 8, 2007
Today, on our first official day back to work after the Christmas holiday, we were told that we are going to be working 4 day weeks for at least a month. No, not four 10 hour days but only getting 32 hours a week. Wonderful! That's all I need after the holiday spendfest I always go on. And then after it sunk in, I actually started liking the idea. One day a week, all to myself. The kids are going to be at school and hubby will be at work. I can do whatever I want (as long as it doesn't cost money). Do you remember when we were younger and we would spend all day painting our nails with a face mask on and deep conditioner on our hair, listening to music? Okay, maybe you guys didn't. But what I'm getting at is that we, as adults, rarely ever get to have me time. That is unless you're sick and no-one want to be around you. So, just to let you all know, one day a week I am going to have me time. I probably won't be primping but I do plan to do some things that I enjoy. I've always wanted to scrapbook and actually have quite a few supplies but have never put aside enough time to even get started. So there is one thing on my list. Any suggestions from you that are pro's would be helpful. I also need to go through my clothes and remove anything that makes me look frumpy. Since I've started losing weight, big clothes are comfy but not flattering. I also plan to try and blog more. It's really a great outlet and I love reading what other people have to say even if I don't know them. I'll let you all know what I get accomplised, even if it is just softer hair and a brighter complextion!