||[Jan. 14th, 2005|10:47 am]
it's been a long time|
my little brother is playing horton in his middle school's production of seussical =)and my sister is dancing in the high school's production. and i think ocu is doing it. and the findlay high school as well! that's certainly a lot of seussical
the weather has been a little crazy the last month or so. the week before christmas we had a huge snow storm. it was snowing constantly for a couple days and for some reason the plow trucks were having trouble getting the roads cleared at all. so i was having fun driving in the snow hoping i wouldn't get stuck. there was also a layer of ice on top of the snow which made things a bit more impossible. jenny's car got stuck in my court so she had to spend the night(i didn't think i should wake my dad up) but anyway...that melted while i was away, and then there was a big ice storm in the northwestern parts of ohio. all the trees were breaking, telephone poles were snapping, as well as power lines, so there were thousands of people without power...and then recently it has been raining non-stop so there is widespread flooding. there's one stretch of the highway on my way to school that felt like i was on one of those really long bridges because the highway was completely surrounded by water. yesterday and the day before it was in the 60s, then it dropped 40 degrees and started snowing, so now there are frozen floods. but anyway...
hey guess what! i have a story! k, lib's been asking me to go spend part of christmas break with her family for years and my parents have been steadfast in their 'no' response, and this year was not unlike any other. christmas morning we had finished opening up most of our presents and i came to my last one. it was a red and white striped box with a cheery red bow on top. for some reason i was a little annoyed, i can't quite remember at this point, but i kept eying my mother as i took out each piece of tissue paper. at the very bottom of the box was a plain white envelope, that i opened, glancing at my mom in confusion. inside was tucked a packet of printed information with a stack of bills behind it. i held the paper closer trying to make sense of it. Departure, 12/27 Columbus, Oh to NY LaGuardia...disbelief furrowed my brow, while my mom's expression affirmed my suspicions. i was going to nyc! well, for part of the time at least. lib's family lives in new canaan, connecticut. later on christmas day, mrs. bradshaw had come to our house for dinner and was asking me all about our plans and everything. i was explaining my emotions; how i felt confused and guilty and ecstatic at the same time. she smiled and said that it isn't often we are shown such grace. i'm not sure if that makes sense to you, but it meant a lot to me. and our trip was wonderful! i'm officially 21 and have both ordered and bought alcoholic beverages.
now i have to go to class