Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Squeezing in a Blog Post While I Can

Quick update in between homework.

First of all, I've lost nearly twenty pounds. Had to throw that out there first because I'm a girl and these things are important to girls.

Also very important is the fact that tomorrow is officially the last day of my first semester of college. Thank you. Thank you. Yes, I have a ways to go but, dang it, it took me a long time to just get here so I'm pretty stoked.

This Summer already has many activities planned including (hopefully) an AWP trip and a trip to Walter Reed. The AWP trip I'm hoping to go on is to Seattle to kayak with killer whales. As soon as I saw this opportunity I nearly peed my pants. Then I called Kelly so she could pee hers, too. Three of my favorite widows and I are going to be waiting by our computers the day we are supposed to sign up in hopes that we will be able to get on it. Getting on these trips involves virtual widow cat fights (not really, it's just how I imagine it when there are too many who want to go on one trip). Going is never guaranteed. Keeping my fingers tightly crossed.

As far as Walter Reed, Kelly and I are going to show some love to my favorite people in the whole wide world and their families. We're hoping to grow a little project from there, but for now we're just going to bring some care packages and maybe some yummy food. High fives and cheesy jokes are a given.

Let's see.

I'm hoping to work on my book a bit more this Summer since I'll most likely be bored a lot. I'm still going back and forth as to whether or not I want ALL of my dirty laundry flailing for the world to see, but I still want to finish it even if it's just for me, myself, and I.

I started writing for MilitaryFamily.com a few months ago. I forgot to mention that. I haven't had too much time to contribute recently but plan to contribute more to that this Summer as well. Ya'll check it out if you'd like. It's a newer site, but it's quickly filling up with useful info for...wait for it... Military Families.

This update is becoming longer and longer.

Nicholas is still adorable and his silly jokes still make me laugh.

My parents still live in the tundra.

I still miss Cleve (more every day).

I still have the cutest dog in the world.

Oh, I have a "tan" (color other than clear) for the first time in six years.

I'm starting to feel bad for wasting precious internet space on this post.

Time to get back to homework.

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Chelsea Hickey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i love that i'm not the only one who posts like this- it's good to clear your head and just get it out there :)

karen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Brilliant! I hope you get to Seattle ... would even be tempted to meet you for tea if you did. Of course, that would require me getting a passport in place, and I've been bad for that the last few years. I think, after the hundreds of years I was able to flit across the border almost as it your side was part of home, I feel some resentment to the process. But I should get over that.

Enough about me. I am so glad you are good, school is good, life is good, your bf, folks and puppy are good. I really hope it helps balance out (but of course it can't really) missing Cleve. It can at least be my wish for you. You know, like a salve helps a deep fleshwound a bit, even if the skin will never look or feel quite the same. Oh, I hope that doesn't sound trite,

Sarah and Stewart said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations on making it through your first semester, that's awesome!

Nika M. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hope yall are able to get on that kayaking trip. The Pacific Northwest is beautiful, and you'll love it up here! I'm already excited for you!

Wife of a Wounded Soldier said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

And your going to Vegas for my 30th Birthday!

Catherine said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have someone I think that will be interested in this opportunity, I will have them call Miss Boyle. thks your post.info is very good for me.

Julia said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm sorry to hear today is a tough day for you from your most recent post. I wanted to comment on this one, though, because I live in Seattle and noticed you'll be coming here this summer. I'd love to meet you-- I'm 26, not a widow, but continuously inspired by you. I just like to hang with people who do that for me :)

If you'd like someone (not creepy, I swear!) to show you some cool spots/bars/sights in Seattle I'd love to connect up. I'm going to go ahead and give out my email, because I'm just assuming there aren't any mal intentions on your blog :)

Let me know if you'd be interested!
jroseguthrie@gmail.com

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