Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Leaving Soon

I'll be leaving for training in Virginia in just 12 days! As I will continue working until just a few days before I leave, I'm having a hard time grasping that yes, I really am leaving. My time at home has been so wonderful, but there is so much more I wanted to do! I like lists, so I'll make a list of things I had hoped to do but didn't:

1) Ride the jet-ski over and over again. We have only just registered it, so I doubt I'll be riding it much (if any) before I leave.

2) Water ski. A lot. See number 1.

3) Read 5 great works of classic literature. I did read Robinson Crusoe (it was great), but after that, I read Harry Potter's 2 though 7, along with a few other non-classical books. There's no way I can read 4 classics in the next 12 days. BUT I will take some with me to read in Virginia.

4) Unpack all my college things. I still have 2 small boxes left.

5) Get REALLY good at the guitar. I got better, but there's still a long way to go.

6) Go hog hunting with my cousins.

But there are a lot of things I DID do:

1) Rode four wheelers and got ridiculously muddy with some of my best friends.

2) Went to the rodeo.

3) Bought cowboy boots.

4) Learned how to work an espresso machine.

5) Played with my sister, bro-in-law, niece and nephew at the zoo, park, and Pump It Up.

6) Got attacked by 3 dogs at once (I still have a scab on my leg from one dog's claw...). I know it probably shouldn't be on the list, but I feel like it was a hallmark moment, so I'm including it.

7) Worked a job that I LOVED.

8) Rejoiced with lots of friends as they got married.

9) Learned how to include a link in my gmail (and subsequently my blog).

It's been a great Summer so far, and it's not over yet!

Notice how I always capitalize the "S" in "Summer." That's one of those things I learned in school and I just can't let it go like some people have. I always debate whether or not I should capitalize it, so then I just try to avoid the word all together. But sometimes you just need a bit of Summer, and when those times come, I always end up remembering the voice of my 2nd grade teacher, and I cave and capitalize it. I like punctuation too.

Until next time,


Sunday, July 8, 2007

It's my first post! Yay!


In just a few short months I'll be moving to Europe, so I'm making this here blog to keep my friends, family, acquaintances, and complete (non-creepy) strangers updated on my life abroad. Right now I don't have much to say, except that I've finally turned in my visa application and should be ready to go in October!

Until later,