As the temperatures drop, I find myself needing new hobbies since I'll be spending less time outside. The first idea that comes to mind is volunteering and after a quick online search, I've found a few potentials.
1. Assist with set-up/tear down at a community theatre. I'm a terrible actor, but would love be able to help with the arts in some capacity.
2. Befriend a senior. There is an assisted living center very close to my apartment and they are looking for volunteers to take seniors to beauty appointments and help with other on-site activities.
Those are my ramblings for today.
Have a lovely evening!
Oh yeah...I forgot to include outfit details during the photo editing process:
Ohmygod! I have a HUGE crush on our very cute neibor. His name is Ben and, everything about him seems perfect but theres one small delema he's in seventh grade and I'm in 5th. My grandma says he's not to old so I'll just go with her words!
Definitely in Luv!
August 17, 1997
I Love Ben Judge! He is sooooo cute! I'm kinda shy around him though. What sou should I do? My best friend from Minnasota is staying a week with me. I'm glad she is here! I'm getting used to Russ. Once you get to know him he's way cool!!!!
August 18, 1997
Ben mowed the lawn today! It was a lot of fun wath watching him! He mows the lawn diffrently every time. I'm really excited for school to start. But really sad summers going to be over!! I wonder if any boys will ask me out in 6th grade? I hope so!!
Hey I'm not done writing about August 18. Well now I am! BYE!
Author's Note: I was pathetically in love with Ben. Like, I spied on him through the living room blinds on nearly a daily basis. At the time, he was everything I thought I ever wanted in a boy. This continued for an embarrassingly long amount of time.
I should have all sorts of tales to share since its been so long since my last outfit post, but alas, I do not. Just wanted to check in before bed (yes, at 9:30 p.m. - no judging).
Ok...while typing I did think of an anecdote to share. In the form of a script. It's my favorite way to share stories.
Let me set the scene - Dad and I visited my grandma in Marshalltown. Grandma lives in a retirement community. We were wandering the halls on our way back from lunch and ran into a gem of a gal and this happened:
Little old lady: (at dad and me) Are you two a married couple? Me: NO. Dad: No, we're just dating. Me: (not amused...but it is a little funny) Little old lady: Oh, I didn't know. Can I sing you a song? Me: (as grandma and dad are walking away) Maybe later if we run into you again. Little old lady: (disappointed, turns away and hums in the creepiest, high-pitched tone)
Iowa vs. Iowa State. I have watched this game every single year of my life, aside from the great Chuck E. Cheese disaster of '02 which my family still won't let me forget. This is a day that brings an entire state together for binge drinking and football. A true Iowan pastime.
April 7, 1997
I'm like so totally imbarresd. I could have a heart attack. First my best friend took the guy I still have a crush but I also have a feeling that their relashiun ship will not last long. GOOD THING! And Andrew Rorbeck in my class thinks that I have big breasts! Whatever. I want to beat him up!
Author's note - clearly I did not take the time to make any effort to spell words correctly...or even finish sentences for that matter.
April 13, 1997
I feel like my relationship with my mom is not totaly complete. It's almost like it's falling apart a little.
I wish I could talk to her about how I feel. But I'm just to afraid.
Author's note - I learned a lot spelling 'relationship' during my week-long diary hiatus.
Finally! It was so worth the wait (and the cold meal mom and I were greeted with back at the restaurant).
And finally, I present you with day two of my thirty hour getaway. Originally, mom and I planned on shopping in Lanesboro for a few hours, then grabbing lunch on our way back to Iowa. One of the store owners suggested we stop in Harmony, Minnesota at an antique mall. My ears immediately perked up and my heart skipped a beat when we walked into this place. I found so many gems, but unfortunately we were in a bit of a hurry to see the president drive by. While he was beyond fashionably late, I was pretty giddy when the bus came by and he waved right at ME (probably...I mean, I can only assume...who else would he have been waving at!?).
My birthday is next Tuesday. Do what you will with that information.
What the frog! It looks like he's struggling to get away, but I assure you he is not.
Mom and me - she's the best.
BEWARE OF WHAT!
Don't eat yellow snow or mystery berries - lessons from my dad.
The magic stick we used on our hike to thwart off spider webs.
I like to make sure you guys keep your expectations of me low, so that's why this post of my weekend trip almost three weeks ago is just now appearing.
In theory, I am a bed and breakfast enthusiast. In actuality, I spend a lot of time researching them, but never going. Mom took me to the tiny, but active, town of Lanesboro, Minnesota (population under 900). It was the perfect trip for both of us!
Day one was spent mostly eating junk food in the car. Once we arrived at the B&B, we quickly got ready for a (presumably) easy hike. Here's what happened:
Mom: I really think I could just hike for a living.
Mom: (loses footing and walks into a spider web. Yelps.)
Me: (follows suit and screams.)
Both: (laughs, almost pee pants, finds stick to double as machete and spider web terminator.)
After our raging success of a hike, we enjoyed a really yummy meal at Pedal Pushers Cafe - I enjoyed the best veggie burger with hand-cut fries. We walked off our dinner downtown, while creating a shopping strategy for the next day. Anyone else do that?
I'll likely be posting more photos within the next few days, but don't hold me to it. Remember, low expectations, people!