Sunday, June 17, 2007

1st Princess of the Miss Dodge Center Pageant

Well, hi everybody. You are now looking at the 1st Princess of the Miss Dodge Center Pageant. We had the pageant yesterday and I had a blast. We started off the pageant with a dance that we wore poodle skirts for to the songs from "Grease" and then after that we had to get into our evening ware. I had my hair in a pony tail with curls and I wanted our coriographer (who is also a cosmotologist) to just pin the curls up, but she had a different idea, she took all my hair out and did a full updue! I'm glad I was the last contestant because she was doing my hair all the way until I was walking out to do my introduction walk, literally. Before I walk out she was still putting finishing touches on my hair but I still had to put my shoes on and zip up my dress. So all the girls who were done with their walk were doing things for me. I had two girls put my shoes on, on girl zip my dress and another was handing the bobbie pins to Summer. When she was done I ran down the hallway to get to the gym in time for them to announce me. Talk about your close calls! But I had a great time. We have our first big apperance as the reigning royalty tomorrow at the Fly in Breakfast that they have at the airport. I can't wait!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

They better make a new Nanny sitcom, starring ME!

I finally was offered a job that is out side of my home. Of course it's in someone eles's home being that I am now a nanny! My neighbor (the same neighbor that I played the Wii at) has two nine year old girls, twins, that she would like me to nanny while she takes her son to his job and she runs errands. Today was my second day and it's going great. Now I just have to wait for my van to come back from the shop (hopefully this afternoon) so then she doesn't have to pick me up every time and I don't have to drive one of their trucks if I want to take the girls to the pool or something. I mostly just have to watch them in the morning hours but I'm just glad that I'll be making more than I would if I started at a restaurant or grocery store.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

WAHOO!!!! I played a Wii!!!

Hey everybody. I had so much fun today, I went over to my neighbors house because my cousin is house sitting and somewhat "babysitting." My neighbor has been asking me and some other people from church to come over for a while to play with him and his Wii so we finally did. And let me tell you, it's awesome! My favorite was bowling and baseball. I couldn't really get the hang of boxing. My brother, my other cousin, my boyfriend's brother, and my housesitting cousin's friend came over to play too. We also played pool and air hockey. After my cousin's friend, my brother and my boyfriend's brother left after we ate my two cousins and I watched Ant Bully (which I fell asleep during) and then we watched Garfield: A tale of two kitties. But seriously the Wii is awesome, if they weren't so expensive I would so buy one!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Dog Gone Tired

Well, today was the first official day of summer. It felt so good to sleep in. However, since my room in the basement and doesn't haven't have any windows I have no idea when the sun comes up. Not to my knowledge I allowed myself to sleep until 11:30! It felt good, but I don't want all my days to be like that, then I just feel like I've wasted a day.

For my Miss Dodge Center pageant I have to have many different outfits. I have to have a sun dress for my informal interview at the brunch we are having at the country club, a formal dress for the pageant itself, a poodle skirt which my mom is making for the dance that we do to Grease, and a formal interview out fit. I had to borrow some clothes from my sister since I don't really own "business attire." I look pretty good in it though. Good thing I have to get used to wearing it if I want to be a counseling psychologist.

Live and Let Live

Triton's graduation was today. I was surprised that I didn't even cry. Usually I'm the one that never has a dry eye. It was my last time singing next to my friend Aimee in the choir. We have sat next to each other in that class for the past three years.

I have two cousins that graduated today too, but since I was playing in the band and singing in the choir at our graduation I didn't get to go.

Isn't it weird how you don't really miss somebody and you don't know how much you appreciate them until after they are gone? My boyfriend is going to be gone for two weeks. He's going up fishing and then to work on the farm at his uncle's place. There is a good part and a bad part to this. The good part is that I get a chance to do some really work with my dog for my senior project. But I'm going to miss hanging out with him terribly.

You also begin to realize how much you miss loved ones when they are gone forever. I've had quite an eventful year and a half. First I had a band concert on December 13, 2005, after the concert my dad got a call from my uncle that my grandpa went into the hospital because he fell and had a brain hemorrhage (or he had the hemorrhage and he fell, they haven't figured out what came first). That was a Tuesday night. That Thursday I went to see him in the hospital and I couldn't help but cry and pray. He was lying in that bed looking so helpless. He couldn't see, he didn't move and he could barely breath. I had never seen anything like it. I didn't want him to die, but I didn't want to watch him suffer like that. Before I left for the night I said goodbye and that I loved him, and to keep fighting. Later that night I prayed that if he was going to go that he would go during the meeting that my family was going to have to decide on what to do. And what do you know, that's just what happened.

Then in November, again on the 13th I had a HVL honor band concert and after that was done my mom said that Grandma went into the hospital and wasn't looking good. All the way there I was praying, "God, don't let her go until I get there to say goodbye." I had time, the expected her to die that night. My aunts and uncles were there and a few of my cousins. Before everyone started leaving we all sang "Jesus Loves Me." When I said we had time, I meant it. She didn't die until a week later.

I miss them so much and I never knew how much I would. Every time I think about the Mayo Clinic I think of Grandpa because he used to work there. And I have a goal to find the puzzles with 500 or more pieces in my house and put them together in remembrance of him. The last thing I did with him before he died was put together a puzzle. It was a picture of two kittens in a mailbox, but because of his Alz-Heimer's he thought they were rabbits. Every time I think about birds I think about Grandma. She loved birds. She could pick out which one was outside her window just by listening to it's song. She and I used to play card and board games whenever I was at their house. I miss doing that stuff.

You really don't know how much you miss and love someone 'til they're gone. My advice, Live life at it's fullest, don't have regrets and live as if it's your last day.