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11/5/08 07:08 am

The people have spoken. History has been made. Change is on the way. Yes we can.

7/24/08 09:45 pm

I survived Hurricane Dolly.

The end.

2/5/08 06:59 pm

I'm an AUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Evelynn Rose Solito was born yesterday morning at 10:08 am. She weighed 8lbs, 4 oz and was 21 inches long. My sister was in labor with her for a few hours, but everyone is doing just fine now.

I wish I were there more than anything.

Pictures when I get them from my parents in a few weeks probably.

12/24/07 10:37 am - Tis the Season

I love the cold weather and man oh man do i miss it! Even though it was outrageously windy and bone-chillingly cold, it still made me smile...through my eyes watering of course.

I like that I can come home and fall right back into it like I don't really live in Texas. I can immediately fall into old habits and routines and hanging out with friends. As soon as we see each other it isn't awkward or weird. We don't lack things to discuss and chat about. We can cause chaos and trouble wherever we go without thinking twice about it. I'm a lot more grown up in Texas, but when I'm back in Michigan I feel like a 21 year old college student again. And I'm totally alright with that.

One thing that makes me sad about being in michigan is that I am not with alan at all. He is at home and I am at home and they are nearly 3 hours apart. I miss him, but I am glad to know that I will be seeing him soon.

I am going to be a bridesmaid in one of my best friends wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She asked me yesterday, she was waiting until I came home so she could ask me in person. I couldn't be more excited! Its after Thanksgiving of next year, so I will be home for Thanksgiving next year, which makes me wonder what I will do for Christmas. Flights are expensive but maybe if I ask my parents to pay for me to come home for christmas as my present....I can do it. Who knows. No use worrying about it now when there is so much to be happy for.

I know I don't update as much as I should. I will try to get back into it, I swear. 

For all you Michiganders, I am in town until the 31st. I have tentative plans most days, but if you want to catch me, you know my number. :)

11/22/07 10:40 am - Thanksgiving in Mexico

So its Thanksgiving in South Texas. Amazingly enough the temperature is a staggering 56 degrees after being in the 90s all week. For once its NOT sunny and for that I thankful. It does indeed feel like a Thanksgiving Day miracle, because it actually feels a little bit like the Holiday Season. Its incredibly difficult to get into the spirit when its hot, sweaty and sunny everyday. But you step into Lowe's and there is Christmas music playing, Christmas trees displayed everywhere with all the trimmings and I'm reminded that is INDEED that time of year. The time of year I adore and look forward to for the rest of the year. Its insane. Its going to be strange to jam to Christmas music while wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

It all makes me that much more excited to go home for Christmas. The 20th-31st. I can hardly wait. It's going to be cold (and hopefully snowy!). I will get to see my entire family and all of my friends (hopefully!!). I won't get to see Alan that much, but he's the one I will come back here with...so I will survive. I am looking forward to sledding, watching The Santa Clause movies, eating cranberry delicious pie, looking at the Christmas tree, listening to Mannheim Steamroller, laughing, going on a reunion bar crawl, seeing the house decorated, being woken up by Jacob on Christmas morning and so much more. It will be weird for Bethany not to be there, but its hard for her to travel being pregnant and all. Everything is different, but everything is the same.

I get to talk to my family fairly often enough. Its hard to talk to them though because it reminds me of how far away I am and then I get incredibly homesick. I'm not sure that feeling will ever go away. I miss them terribly, but I avoid thinking about it and its worked out for me so far. We keep our conversations to the mundane details of everyday life, and it works. I like hearing about it and it keeps us away from thinking about how far apart we are. I know they miss me, and that its hard for them to not have their girls around...especially today. I am heartbroken that I am missing Jacobs 7th birthday. He's so big! I can't believe he is going to be 7 years old. I remember being 7, it was big stuff. He is in first grade and I hate missing so much. I talk to him on the phone about once a week, which i am lucky i get him to talk to me at all since being 7 he would rather be playing video games then talking to his boring older sister on the phone...no matter how close of a relationship we have. I know he misses me terribly, he asks me often when I'm coming home. I can literally feel my heart break when he asks me that. I don't know that I will ever be able to love anyone as much as I love my little brother.

Bethany is doing well. She is in VA saving babies from firey cars. She is due in February and is anxious I'm sure.

Alan and I are doing well. I'm thankful to have him in my life and he keeps me grounded. He always brings me down right when I'm about to fly off the handle for whatever crazy reason. We have lots of fun together and our relationship is growing. We have finally agreed on an anniversary. January 19th will be our one year anniversary. Hard to believe it, but our relationship has always been complex. We don't get to spend as much time together as we would like, with our jobs, but the time we do spend together is always enjoyable. I could go on and on, but its rather sickening.

I miss everyone, especially with the Holidays. I better see most of ya'll in December or I'm going to be PISSED. :)

Have a Merry Thanksgiving

10/26/07 08:08 am - more from the RGV

I know, I'm lazy. I have yet to post any Texas pictures and that is mainly because most everyone has facebook and that is where the pictures are. But if you harbor a deep desire to see where I live, leave me a comment and I will definitely post them. I don't want to leave anyone out :)

So it was actually kind of cool (weather wise) in the beginning of the week. I have actually been wearing a hooded sweatshirt on my nightly walks, and that is divine. But its still only like 60 degrees at night, but I will take it. During the day it has finally stopped being in the 90s, and for the remainder of the week its been in the mid to upper to 80s. It's hot, but not as hot. Thank God. It was sucking.

I have a job. I work about 30 hours a week, get paid crap and feel massive amounts of stress. This is supposed to just be a temporary job while I continue to job hunt--thats what I told my boss when I was hired. I am an Assistant Teacher at a Preschool. I work with the Younger Ones class and it is a handful. I also sub sometimes in the Twos class, which is an entirely different experience. I don't hate it, but I can't justify my pay...I have a college degree. Call me an elitest, but I spent thousands of dollars on my education for a reason. But I am still searching for the "perfect job" and will meanwhile work this one...I am thankful for the opportunity and will appreciate my meager paychecks.

Its all surreal still. I live in Texas? Really? I am thankful for Alan and all that he does for me. I miss my friends and family terribly, and to be honest I just keep busy to keep my mind off of it. I don't know if that will ever get easier.

6/24/07 07:12 pm

i don't like feeling worried.

5/21/07 07:47 am - lay your head on this big brass bed

it was a good weekend. Friday afternoon I drove my ass down to Farmington Hills and a group of Holmesies and former Holmesies went to the Tigers game. It was uber fun, and while Annie, Sara and I were getting tasty daquiri's we missed 7 runs (for the Tigers) in the 5th inning. It was RIDICULOUS. We went back to Annie's and drank some, but mostly Hobie and I just passed out on the couch. We're old and like sleep.

Saturday Annie, Tom and I went to Downtown Hoedown in Detroit. It was a little rainy at first, but totally cleared up to be a beautiful evening. We went into this super cool bar, hung out with the owner (who was a classy guy. seriously.) one of his employees came in the bar, not to work, but totally wasted. He handled the whole thing so impressively. There was a private party going on, and she was shouting all crazy drunken like. He was awesome. I'm such a people watcher. We went and laid on the grass and saw The Wreckers and Josh Gracin and I took a glorious nap. We got back to Annie's about 12:30 and I wasn't tired so I decided to drive home. Alan finally called me back about half way home and we talked the rest of the way.

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Yesterday I didn't do anything since I didn't get too much sleep, but I'm addicted to the movie Freedom Writers and if you haven't seen it....DO IT. It's fantastic. I want to own it.

Alan called me at like 7 am this morning, hence why I am awake. He wanted to know if I wanted to go with him to Kzoo on his last night in the state, and as much as I do...I'm not sure I can. I feel bad, but my Mom is going to be in Colorado and I'm pretty sure I have to take care of my brother. But...he did finally agree to go with me to the concert on Sunday. He will probably judge me, because the concert was orginally for me and my sister to attend together and we like most of these bands and their crappy live performances...its our thing. But now I get to go to his house Saturday night (after his family party) stay there Saturday night, spend all day Sunday with him (and force him to take me to see Pirates!!!!!!!!!), stay there Sunday night and see him again Monday morning! Then he leaves Thursday and he's going to stop by my house of our big goodbye. Which will NOT be like the movies because nothing in real life is ever like the movies. It's going to suck. But I'm going to see him sometime in July (really need to figure out when & where...) and until then I get to keep his xbox!!!!

I'm employed. Its not a full time position, yet. But its still something and now its a foot in the door and something else to add to my resume. Finally I will have some sort of income, I'm so poor it hurts. I'm officially an Angel House Direct Care Worker. Holler. I am just happy its a job that my degree is actually kind of useful for. I need to figure out my doctors stuff, I need a TB test and a physical. But I don't have insurance. So its probably going to be expensive? I'm scared.

I don't feel very good right now. But I'm not sure its a smart idea to go back to sleep.

Heroes season finale is tonight!

3/27/07 10:05 pm

went to d.c. today. i think my brother thought it was cruel and unusual punishment, but regardless he was incredibly well behaved.

my two highlights:
1. i met this old guy on the bus who once shook hands with JFK...LOVE IT
2. i saw where chelsea clinton had her first date. AMAZING.

i'm easily entertained and satisfied.

homebound tomorrow.

1/11/07 09:26 pm

my darling friend Sarah has just shared some fantastic news with me.

Justin and Cameron have broken up.

While I feel badly for him, I can now marry him.

Carry on.
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