Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sometimes You Just Need a Vacation from Your Vacation

Crazy weekend - I am so very tired. Friday night I packed and cleaned until it was well into Saturday because I'm a moron and didn't take care of things ahead of time. Saturday, Friend shows up just after 7:00, and awhile thereafter he, Roommate, and I took off for Vegas. Now, Las Vegas might be a place for lots of people, but I'm probably not one of them. I mean, I didn't mind going, I just didn't get all excited to be going there. The reason for the trip was to watch our friend's senior recital. She's one of the nicest/funnest girls ever. She is majoring in composition, and I'm excited for the day when I can tell people that I actually know her. The performance was cool, but I was so tired after it that while waiting in the choir room for directions on where we were going next, Friend told me to go sleep in the car. Which is what I did - glorious! And I slept well that night, only to have to get up early this morning to leave to head back home. We stopped in one city for church. Then we stopped in another to visit Lu and her husband. I've really been craving my Lu lately, so I'm so glad for the visit even though it was brief. It was a wonderful trip, but then I was supposed to make birthday cakes for a couple of students tonight, and I'm just too tired. Maybe tomorrow.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Girl Called

Miss Montreal called me this week! Therefore, I took off after work on Thursday and drove up to the city she was staying in. It's one of those cities that you think should be right off the freeway, but it's not, so then it feels kind of long to get there. I was supposed to meet her at a church, where she was participating in a volleyball tournament, and that's what I did, only I didn't tell her I was there because she was on the court when I arrived. Instead, I sat on the stage and watched as she played 3 or so games. When I finally did tell her I was there, she scolded me because she had been looking for me, apparently, when she was off the court. Oops! Anyhow, we went to get dinner, but I didn't know my way around that city, so we actually ended up in a different city, and then my brother-in-law told me where to go to get food there, which we did. It was nice having that connection back to my mission, and I am glad I was able to get caught up on some of the Montreal news.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Longer than Planned

I finally saw Eclipse last Monday, and I liked it! Just got to throw that in there. Somehow, that fascination just lives on. Now I get to wait for Harry Potter and hope that the last two are better than #6 was.

Also, I stayed with my baby sister and her husband Friday night and Saturday. It was fun to visit them. I was planning on seeing a girl who was coming down from Montreal. I thought I would spend the night at my sister's, go hang out with my other sister and my niece the next morning, see this girl from my mission, and then go home. Unfortunately, the girl never called me, and I didn't have her number. I didn't want to leave in case she did call, so I imposed on my family all day. They definitely win the hospitality award. They were nice and laid back, even though they weren't planning on having a visitor all day. Thanks, guys!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Youth Conference / Dancing
Date / Gaslight Theater
Sleeping In
Date / Tikka Masala / Eclipse

What a great weekend!

Mi Chinita

I don't know if there's anything as endearing/precious as watching a baby run to you with outstretched arms and a big smile on her face. That was how I was greeted when I came out of my room this morning. I had a great time visiting with my Desi and Emilee, and here are some pictures:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dating - What Else?

First of all, I saw a Jewish family today while at the optometrist's, which made me happy because I have this special affinity for Jews. I hope that doesn't sound awful - I just feel connected to the Jewish people; I think I have a lot in common with them, and I feel like they're my brothers.

Anyhow, the real reason for the post is to ask, Why does it hurt to not be in to somebody? There's this guy who I have mentioned on here recently that I just am not interested in dating seriously, and yet it hurts whenever I am reminded of that. Maybe it's because people keep bugging me to try. "Give it time," my roommate says, but I really feel I already know. We're going out soon, and it hurt after he asked me. I just talked to him, and it hurt coming home after. Maybe the aching really comes from wanting something but knowing it's still not to be. I want to follow another roommate's advice and just let us be friends and see if anything comes later (which I think I know it won't), but this guy actually does things right, I believe, in that he treats me like a girl. Instead of the too casual buddy/buddy thing that my generation does, we actually treat each other with that deference one should give to a potential partner. All part of that awkward dating process that I would so like to get beyond.