here I am again. stopped in at the office to check on the pdfs, got a for sale sign to put in gabe (haven’t put it in yet), bought new foundation. why oh why do I happen to use the kind that costs $11 apiece? ri-diculous. but there is a cool bird sitting on the phone wire that I can see out my window.
things are in place for me to live at the solarwind place come fall. I’m so terribly excited. julia wrote me back; her birthday is in about a month, and I asked what she wants. she sent me this link and said it should be our house theme. I totally agree. too bad kimberlee doesn’t like reading huh? well, she does like jane austen. and that’s a big step. weird though, I wouldn’t expect kimberlee to be a jane austen fan. favorite movies are the patriot and braveheart, but she loves books like emma and pride and prejudice? does this make sense to anyone else? ok but back to the house thing, it’ll be absolutely awesome times. party party party!
ah yes, so while I was out I stopped by jarom’s house. it just so happens that his sister and her little family are living in california now, and were there visiting for mother’s day…so I talked with his mom and sister for about 10 minutes. his nephew was running around, what an adorable little boy. he made a good topic of conversation. things went pretty well, I can deal with his sister so much better than his mom, but I held up alright. then when I was on my way out to my car, his dad was outside, so I chatted briefly with him. yeah he’s not intimidating, at all. I don’t know why I ever thought he was. I look at him now and I think I can peg his personality fairly well, it’s not what I used to see him as, and definitely not scary. I may have said something stupid though — he made reference to how soon jarom will be home, and I agreed that these past two years have really flown by; then I said, “but it’s good, a lot has changed in the past two years, life has taken me in a lot of new directions.” to which he replied, “yes, for jarom as well.” I’m hoping that wasn’t interpreted as me saying that I’m glad I no longer feel the way I used to towards jarom. I mean, I do feel differently, but not the way I made it sound like. (great grammar, huh?)
at any rate, jarom will be giving his homecoming talk on the 19th of june, which means…kimberlee and quentin can come with me! hallelujah. it’s a very good thing that they’ll both be here.
you know what catalog I love? crow’s nest. I get it because I once bought a book for ryan online, called the quotable cowboy, and it was from a company called russell’s for men. so I get tons of catalogs now that are mostly related to that, and they’re all fun. but crow’s nest is my favorite. lots of cool stuff in that. not affordable, though. (I guess nothing is affordable right now, eh…)
I just feel like rambling right now. but, I promised ryan I’d write the next installment of the falconer story, so better go do that.
yes, that’s right, today is my other birthday. laugh if you want, get angry if you want, call me names if you want. you won’t get any cake if you do.*
to celebrate, I went out and got new tires for my car. ok fine, that was gonna happen anyway, and it actually made the day a little more depressing. I did not want to spend that money. interesting thing happened: when I first told my dad I needed new tires, he said he’d like to come with me when I went to get them. over the past week that turned into me going with him to give input on what I wanted; this morning I saw it had changed completely, into him telling me what tires to get. “these will be the best in terms of cost and quality.” what happened to my input? what happened to it’s my car? I knew it would just turn things sour if I said anything, though, and I do trust his judgment, so I sighed and wrote the check. at least I can drive safely now.
except for the timing belt. I’ve got to get a new timing belt put in. mick sr told me right I got the car that it probably had never been changed, and I’d better do it as soon as possible. well, first off, I didn’t realize it costs as much as it does, and secondly, the timing belt has been in the back of my mind while the tires were worrying me so much. so I guess I never said anything to my dad about needing a new belt. which would’ve been fine, but yesterday my dad came into the office to help me with the cake, and stopped in to talk to mick sr. I had just told mick that I’d be getting new tires, and he’d chastised me about the timing belt, so apparently he mentioned it to my dad. mick seems to think that if I play “daddy’s little girl” I can get my dad to help pay for these costs. yeah right. anyhow, when we got home then I got chastised again because I didn’t bring up the fact that the car needed a new timing belt, as though I were intentionallly not telling him or something. which just isn’t true. gaaa.
six weeks, guys, six weeks. kimberlee called me last night to let me know that she’ll be in fairfield on the 16th-21st!! for reasons I didn’t quite comprehend, she’s flying out here right when quentin comes back from spring term, and then a few days later they’re both flying back to tennessee. quentin will stay for two weeks…the poor guy. I mean kimberlee’s dad is not a bad person, but holy hannah, he’s intimidating. but back to my story. so kimberlee (and quentin) will be here to offer much-needed moral support when jarom comes home.
we also talked, kimberlee and I, about her wedding. she’s decided not to have a wedding dress, since there won’t be a formal reception at all, so she’ll just have a nice temple dress that can be used again. then I got to wondering…as maid of honor, what am I supposed to be doing? the only thing I really know you need a maid of honor for is pictures if you’re doing a temple wedding. and if seestur doesn’t have a wedding dress, that means no matching maid of honor and bridesmaids dresses, yeah? well, check out this page on how to be a maid of honor. it looks like aside from throwing parties I don’t have a lot of responsibility. but boy, there are gonna be some danged good parties!
* no cake if you’re nice, either. sorry.
– a ticket to the james taylor concert on august 20 at usana amphitheather, $26.
– a benefactor.
– e. nesbit, the wouldbegoods. london: ernest benn, 1947. original cloth cover. $9 plus shipping.
– mocha almond fudge ice cream.
– a puppy.
– an idea for the falconer story.