Beach Day

     After the yard sale yesterday, I was totally wiped out and couldn’t even get myself to blog a few sentences. So I’m blogging today even though I’ve done even more, lol! The yard sale lasted from about 6am-3pm instead of 8am-2pm. It was exhausting and we still didn’t sell nearly enough. However, we did sell a lot and now the “garage (aka den-like area)” has a clear path from the door into the house to the outer wall. It’s a miracle that that was even possible, lol! I’ve met a lot of interesting people in the past two days and I’m kind of looking forward to it this coming weekend because of that. So! After all the yard sale stuff left behind but still yearning for homes was put away neatly, I had a couple of hours to myself to go through papers before Josh invited me to go to the beach. I felt too tired but I decided to go anyway because I hadn’t been in a while. I’ve been getting a lot of sun for the past two days (yesterday and today) because of standing out in the sun doing the yard sale stuff and then the beach for a couple hours. Amazingly…(drum roll), I DIDN’T get sunburned!!! I didn’t use sunscreen at all, lol, and even when I do, I still get burned. I have no idea why I got lucky today. After the beach, we went to Tyler’s for ice cream and Miss Carrie is the awesomest (<- yes, I used that word) person ever (besides mom of course, ;p). She really truly is and I am jealous of Josh that he gets to spend so much time with her. If I could, I’d kidnap her! Well, I’m over and out. I’m heading off to sleep early and I’m sleeping in. Have to be prepared for another day with Josh (tomorrow!). I hope everyone’s having a great weekend so far! ;p

Umm, Ouch

     We’re looking for a place to move into to get away from Kelly. Finding jobs in this economy is pretty much hopeless. I don’t have any college experience (as of yet, have to have 4 years in order to work at any type of company) and mom has to return to school as well to learn the new prescriptions (pharmacy technician) in order to get certified for this state. It’s been fun. I don’t even want to talk about Kelly again at this point in time. Sassy isn’t handling this lack of attention very well (he only spends five seconds petting her before going off to do something or other that’s pointless) so she ends up sleeping with me each night now. Let’s see how fair that is: twin-sized bed versus king-sized bed. Guess who’s got the king-sized one. Yep, he does. Lovely, isn’t he? Plus, my allergies have been getting worse (allergic to pets and pollen yet I have a dog, lol). It’s all fun and games. Just wait until the tables turn. This weekend we’re having a yard sale (tomorrow and Sat.) and hopefully we’ll get enough money. I’m having a hell of a time trying to lift boxes or anything else even though my little skating accident happened on Sunday. I failed to mention that earlier but I fell on my back and knocked the air out of me. My back still hurts but my right hip isn’t as bad anymore (had to drag my leg because I couldn’t pick it up because of the pain). I bruised my ribs, lol! It was definitely…interesting. I haven’t had that type of pain before but in some ways, it’s good. I’m not even going to go into what Kelly and his mommy said about all of that (they could care less basically). We’ve been going and looking at condos/apartments around town and may have found one but I honestly don’t think my mom’ll go for it. We’ll have to see. Have a great Friday and weekend, everyone! ;p

My Lips Are Sealed

     I have a fantastic idea for a book but it’s not fantasy or even fiction. It’ll be nonfiction, if you can believe that. Yes, this is still me so no need to get concerned. I’m not going to post the idea here but am going to play with it and see where it leads first. So, I’m sharing some random things today because I’ve had such a horrible day. Hopefully they’ll make you laugh and the first one (the “Nothing Happened” sign, I took while in St. Augustine. (Note: Click the last photo and it will show you a larger version so you can read it.)

In Her Honor

     Here’s what a very dear friend of mine wrote for me for my birthday. Thank you so much, Steve! The fact that you did this for me made me cry. I wanted to share it for just that reason.

“A knock on my door caused me to sway

And reminded me of the day.

So I got up and packed my things,

I was going adventuring.

I grabbed the package

And stepped outside.

It looked dangerous

But I couldn’t hide.

It was my quest

And my pride did plead:

“In her honor

I must proceed.”

I headed down the path that led

Through a bog filled with undead.

So I battled the restless horde,

Slaying many with my sword.

With vigor and might

I continued to chop.

It seemed endless

But I couldn’t stop.

Once it was finished

My blade did plead:

“In her honor

I must proceed.”

Next I came upon a forest of trolls,

Slaying them was beyond my control.

So I used the wit they lacked

And made it by without attack.

But my actions

Still brought me pain.

The route I took

Was through thistles’ domain.

Exiting the forest

My cuts did plead:

“In her honor

I must proceed.”

The last step was through a town

That was plagued by the devil’s hound.

So I summoned forth my will and might

As the creature forced me to fight.

Using all my strength

I downed the beast.

So I was granted

A luscious feast.

But I had to leave

So thus did plead:

“In her honor

I must proceed.”

Finally I reached Xanoxixa-Territory

To put an end to this merry story.

So I entered the castle of the dragon queen,

Carrying the package so lust and sheen.

Two Newfoundland guards

Stood outside her door,

Asking me

What I came here for.

 So I showed them the package

And then did plead:

“In her honor

I must proceed.”

They let me in and I gave her the cake,

My journey was over, but it was worth the aches.

Amongst the frosting the message displayed:

“Happy birthday to my friend Aris!”

-Dedicated to Aris Lisvacor

Hope you have a wonderful day! : )”

Today’s the Day

     Yesterday I spent almost the entire day with Josh and had a fantastic time. Today’s my birthday (17) which means tomorrow, I will be changing this blog’s theme back to its original one. I don’t feel any different, in all honesty. There’s still family and money issues along with countless other things. Today’s been just like every other day.

The Story of the White Rose by Steve Benson

In the forest there lies a little grove

That sits alone outside the shade,

At its core rests a glimmering pond

That gleams to roots decayed.

Within the aura that surrounds it

Resonates the sound of nature’s drum,

Trees bloom with life long forgotten

As if autumn had never come.

The wildlife grazes upon luscious greens

All too content to pay heed to the past,

The numerous plants and flowers

Bask in the rays summer has cast.

White roses open to perfect the scene

Embodying the last spark of the serene,

Purity, innocence, and beauty

Radiate through the ravine.

Outside the forest there lies a soul

Who sits at odds with his own face,

At his core rests a regretful heart

That seeks to be replaced.

Within the blood that flows through his veins

Resonates the beating of a lost drum,

Sorrow blooms with love abandoned

As if it was a fallen crumb.

Agony grazes upon luscious tears

All too content to disappear,

The numerous pains and failures

Flood back into the clear.

White roses droop to reflect his past

Embodying the spirit of what will come to pass,

Misery, silence, and forsakenness

Radiate through shards of glass.

The sun sleeps in the sky

When it’s unable to glow.

I run, I fall,

I reach for the white rose.

In the desert there lies a small oasis

That is free from woe and drought,

It’s the only place amongst the sands

Where the candle won’t burn out.

The heat is great, but there is shade

To quell the perils found in life,

The cacti grow and share their feats

By giving hope through dehydration’s strife.

Here the water forms in a pond

That speaks salvation’s dying tongue,

No vultures circle this sandy solace

Since siren songs aren’t sung.

Upon its shores white roses rise

Under the gift brought by the sun,

Seasons change yet still they stand

Forever pleading the night to shun.

Outside the desert there lies a soul

Who is not free from what she wrought,

The candle flamed of which she yearned

Only to backlash its distraught.

The warmth was great, but it did fade

To the folly of blinking an eye,

The love that grew now faced defeat

By giving trust no second tries.

Here the water runs down her cheeks

That are numbed by endless tears,

No comfort is found in what was lost

Since she made it disappear.

Upon her dress white roses wilt

Under the truths a heart extracts,

Seasons change yet remorse stays

Forever pleading to have him back.

The sun sleeps in the sky

When the horizon makes it so.

I wince, I crawl,

I reach for the white rose.

In the ocean there lies a tiny rift

That harbors a glimpse of paradise,

Steady streams and vegetation

Allow the abolishment of sacrifice.

At its center can be found a fish

That swims around with all the sharks,

Together they live in a united school

Finding no reason to not embark.

Onward they strive through life and death

Never complaining about the waves,

They know the current may drag them down

But they refuse to be enslaved.

Amongst the darkness and the shadows

They still see light enough to see,

Although nothing is ever perfect

They still try to make it be.

Outside the ocean there lies two souls

Who harbor fates similar to our own,

Steady streams of desperation

Lead to paths unnecessarily condoned.

At their center can be found a spark

That swims around within our fears,

Together they ignite spontaneously

Finding no end result but tears.

Onward we strive through life from death

Never expecting the repercussions,

We know the future may drag us down

But refuse today’s discussions.

Amongst the dread and desolation

We lose the hope to carry on,

Although no one’s life is ever perfect

There are remedies every dawn.

The sun sleeps in the sky

So the stars lend us their glow.

I kneel, I stand,

I grab hold of the white rose.

People Just Make Me “Lol!”

     It’s a little too early for anything big to have happened to me but I suppose I’ll try to post twice a day to catch up anyway. One! I don’t want a romantic relationship right now, nor with someone I’ve only known for a week. I don’t like being on “dating” sites so I “lol” every time someone e-mails me a few. You can send as many as you like; I’ll just delete them without bothering to look. If I get in a romantic relationship with anyone, it’s going to be someone I’ve already known for a while because I will not trust dating sites. People lie and I already get enough of that from Kelly.