Friday, July 18, 2003

"This is how you remind me of what I really am ..."

Kid#1 just dropped off a truckload of Kid#2's furniture from the apartment they shared for the last two years. That takes a major task off the To-Do List for this weekend. Now all that's left to move is the bed itself, and the plan is to pick that up on that actual day of the move. Since a bed is furnished in her new apartment, we'll be bed-sitting until she needs it again. Now what am I going to do with all that free time this weekend?

Oh. Of course. Clean the bathrooms. Why didn't I think of that before?

I watched "Jen and Ben" last night. What, you didn't? Actually I only watched so that my venomous hatred for all things J-Lo could grow even bigger. At one point, I was shocked to find myself thinking they were sorta cute together. Then I smacked myself. Hard. Ahh, back to reality.

Better TV viewing was found earlier in the evening in the form of "The Amazing Race". I knew it wasn't going to be an elimination round when Kelly and Jon came running up there in last place. And thank God too, because if Kelly had to leave, there'd be no good reason for me to sit here yelling, "Shaddup, ya bitch!" at my television.

Y'all don't be jealous of my social life now, I mean it.

Thought For Today:
"If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances." (Julia Sorel)


Emilie said...

Hi mom, I just wanted to write you a little note because I usually express myself a little better in words. After reading your journal entries, I realized that the way I acted today was totally wrong, and I really had no idea what I was talking about. I'm very sorry about that. I had no idea you felt that way about dad, and I wish I would have known. I'm really sorry for everything today. I think it's just tough on both of us because we both love each other so much, but we're both under different types of stress. You're under the stress of getting a job, and me moving back to Clemson....while I'm under the stress of just being really unhappy here, and wanting to go back to Clemson as soon as possible. And that's hard on both of us. I'm sorry about the way I act sometimes. I'm just trying to grow up and be on my own without people telling me what to do and how to live, and you're trying to let me grow up, and it's just hard. So, I just want to say that I'm really sorry, and you're extremely special to me. I'm very proud of you for all that you've done, because I know that it has been stressful for you. You deserve to be treated with more respect than I've been giving to you. I'm sorry and I love you.
Love, Emilie

Dawn said...

"All those years that I prayed -- that I begged on my hands and knees -- for God to make me 'more', give me 'more', make me better, make me stronger, make me saner, make all my dreams come true ... I finally got an answer. You. Right there in one person, all I'd ever wanted to be or do ... there you were. You came right through me."

I do love you, my sunshine.

(The quote is from "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood".)

Kay said...

OMG what a sweet daughter!!!
Emmie...I always knew your heart was gold! I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes after reading that last comment. ::sigh:: What did we do, Dawn, to deserve such sweet offspring?? the way...I still can't find our mother.

xoxo Kay

Dawn said...

I can't think of a thing I ever did to deserve either one of my kiddos. I'm just forever grateful they are around. :-)

I did talk to Mama on the way to Clemson ... hope she invited you to eat with all those fresh veggies she's got!