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I got this survey from Mortimer, hope he doesn't mind that I stole it!! hehe

1. Picked flowers from someone else's lawn? I'm sure I did this when I was little, but not recently! Actually, I did steal flowers off the next door neighbor's tree a couple years ago. Mandy made pretty frames with them, they are now in my living room.

2. Cheated on a bf/gf? My friends tell me I didn't, but I still think I did. If it were different circumstances back then, I wouldn't have done what I did.

5. Overheard someone having a conversation with themselves? Oh yes, all the time. That would be my mom. lol

6. Sniffed a permanent marker to get a mini-high? Not to get high, there are times when I like the smell. lol

7. Doubted your sexuality? Nope.

8. Written on bathroom walls? I've written on a couple doors in high school, but it was most likely to correct the English.

9. Stapled your finger? Not that I can remember!

11. Cut your own hair? I remember cutting my hair when I w…

Lots of Happenings!

Seems like a ton of things are happening lately, at least since last week. Here are some developments!

My father is in the process of being tested for prostate cancer. He was told last Thursday to find a urologist so he can have some biopsies done. His brother had prostate cancer several years ago, was operated on, and is doing fine now since it was caught early. It is a very treatable cancer if it's found early. I'm praying this will be the case for my father if this is what he has. So far, we all seem optimistic about it!

My sister, Lisa, got engaged on Saturday! She went with her boyfriend to the beach for the weekend, and he proposed to her on Sat night as they were watching the sun set. I am very happy for her! Brandon is a really nice guy, and ever since she started seeing him last year, she would talk about him like she was an excited schoolgirl! lol There is no date for the wedding yet, and I don't think there is a rush to have it. I do know that she would …

It's Baaaaaaaaack!!

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Well, American Idol's new season started last night. I had to tape it since I tutor, but I watched it earlier today, and it was funny! I seriously find it hard to believe that some people think they are so good. In reality, they are horrible!! There were some really talented people though, and I'm glad to see that this year will have variety again! And that was just in watching the first city's auditions! I hope it will be a good show this season!!

Love of A Child

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I have such love for this little one! My niece has made so many people happy since she was born. I love listening to her babble in the background while I'm on the phone with my sister. Her smile (even though she doesn't have one here) is so infectious! I wish I could share all the pics I have of her, but I don't have enough room in my journal. lol This one is from Christmas eve, but by the time we got to taking pics, she was ready to call it a night! :)

Childish Behavior

Every morning, I have a routine of things I do when I'm on the computer. I check my mail, I read the news around the nation and the world, I go to a variety of websites to check up on different things. One site I go to constantly is the PHA site. I read the message boards at least 3 times a day. The people who post have sort of become my PH family. I will never meet any of them since they are all over the country, but I feel like they are people I care and prayer for every day since they have PH like I do.

So this morning, I started reading posts in regards to a post from a person who came back to the boards after a couple of years. I am vaguely familiar with her, but I don't know her past very much. All I do know is that she came back to PHA for support. And then I started reading one-lined comments from a particular person who apparently isn't at all thrilled that this person came back. The comments were rude and uncalled for, especially since this is a public board, an…

A Cold Weekend!

Well, my weekend didn't go exactly as I had hoped, but that's ok I guess. Friday night was fun at my friend's house. I ordered a pair of sconces to go in the hallway right outside my bedroom. Now all I need to find is a large picture of something. I don't know what yet! I think I'll know it when I find it. I hope.

Saturday I was supposed to hang out with Euan. I had talked to him briefly Friday afternoon after not talking with him for almost 2 weeks. He finally had his internet back up after moving all his stuff into his new office. I didn't get a chance to ask him about Saturday, so I called and left a message. I didn't hear from him until last night, when I got an email from him saying that his grandmother is very ill with pneumonia, and is not doing well. I feel so bad, because here again I was thinking some not-so-nice things since I hadn't heard from him, and now I know why. Anyway, we did chat for a bit last night online. He said he had been look…

What Month Am I In??

Ok, so it's January 2006. I know this. But apparently, Mother Nature doesn't know this??

It's 55 degrees outside.

Tomorrow is supposed to be like 50, and Friday is supposed to be around the same. What is going on???

I, for one, do no mind this warmer weather. However, it makes you think spring is right around the corner. And it isn't!! I honestly think I'd appreciate this weather more of I knew it was going to get steadily warmer. As if spring is coming!!

All I did today to try and enjoy this weather was go outside for a few minutes to pick up the collection of Metros piling up on my front porch. I guess my Please Use Side Door sign isn't big enough to see! I also turned down the heat! It hasn't gone on all afternoon, which is nice, but I am a tad bit chilly. It should be going back on at 5pm anyway. I'll have some heat then.

My sister, Joan, is coming over for dinner tonight. I made tacos last night, and then didn't feel like eating. I did eat o…

AOLHell, Who??

Sunday afternoon, I signed up for Netzero. While I'm still getting used to it, I am so glad that I am finally making a change from AOL. I haven't cancelled AOL yet, but I am planning on doing it very soon! I wanted to make sure everything was ok on Netzero, and learn how it worked before I can the other program. And so far, I don't think it's too bad. All Netzero does is get you online. At a much cheaper price than AOL. So far, my computer hasn't crashed. I haven't been booted. I am getting to all the websites I used to frequent much easier than I had before. Change is goooood. lol

I find it sad that when I do want to check my AOL mail, I can't reply to anything on aol.com. I don't understand why!! So I just read the email, and if I have to respond to someone, I use my netzero email addy. Hopefully people will stop emailing me at AOL! I did send out a massive email to friends and family that I switched over. So hopefully soon most of them will use that a…

A Stolen Quiz! Thanks Mort!!

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before? I started a support group for Pulmonary Hypertension.

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? My main resolution for 2005 was to meet Euan by the end of the year. We cut it close by meeting on Dec. 27th, but at least we finally did! Yes, I have made a couple resolutions for 2006-exercise and creating a website for jewelry. So far, I'm getting the exercise back in gear!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes! My best friend, Erin, gave birth right at the beginning of 2005. And my sister, Mandy, gave birth in June. I became an aunt twice in one year! :)

4. Did anyone close to you die? Erin's father passed away this year.

5. What countries did you visit? I think I went to Canada a couple times, but that's no biggie. lol

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? I'd like to have a boyfriend, and a cure for PH.

7. What dates from 2005 will remain e…

Busting My Butt!

I am amazed at how much I have gotten accomplished today. Of course, this probably means that tomorrow, I will be exhausted. So while I'm happy with getting so much dumb, my dumb ass will pay for it tomorrow! Well, I really hope not!

After chatting with a friend for almost an hour, I finally exercised. I walked only half a mile today, but that's pretty darn good considering how long it's been since I was on the treadmill last! I did all my stretches and weight-lifting at a slow pace, and then I finally finished. And it felt good!

And it apparently gave me some needed energy, because I then proceeded to take down all my Christmas decorations! The entire process took me about an hour and a half, since I really tried to pace myself. I know I probably should have let someone come over and help me, but I'm a hard-headed Virgo, and I wanted to do it myself. I took the Christmas tree down bit by bit, rested in between when I needed to, but I got it done! The most exciting …

There's No Place Like Home

Seven years ago today, I moved up the street from my parents' house into my apartment. I know, I didn't move all that far away, but still, it was a huge step for me. And ever since living here, I have gone through so many changes.

I learned how to live alone, and how to enjoy the freedoms that came with living alone. I also learned how living alone can also be lonely at times. Until I got my cat. And my many betta fish.

I learned the meaning of struggling with the bills, especially after I had to quit my job a little over a year after living here. I dreaded the thought of possibly moving back into my parents' home, but after downsizing and refiguring some payments, I am just barely squeaking by every month. At least I do have a roof over my head!

I learned to accept help. For the longest time, I felt terrible if someone wanted to pay for something for me, or offer to get something that I needed but couldn't afford. Now I just don't say anything but thank you, for I l…

A New Year!

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Today is the first day of 2006! I find it so hard to believe that half a decade has gone by. Why is it that time seems to fly when you get older? At least it seems that way to me! So, now that I'm facing a new year, I have some goals in mind, and also some hopes. Here they are, in no particular order!

*I have a goal to get back into exercising like I was doing 2 years ago. No more of this on and off stuff! I hope to walk almost every day, even if it's only for a short amount of time. Any time is better than no time walking, and I got into the habit if not doing anything at all for the past couple months! Bad!!

*I have a goal to create a website for my jewelry. I am told this is not hard, which is nice. My only problem is not having a digital camera, so trying to borrow someone's might be the most difficult part! But I have the winter (this is a winter goal, actually, not an end-of-the-year goal!), so hopefully I'll get it done!!

*I have a goal to continue to bring about …