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Friday, September 2nd, 2005
10:36 am
Hurricane Katrina has done a number to our country. And for me its like a guilty pleasure watching everything on television. That Hurricane was first predicted to hit the Florida panhandle until it stayed in the Gulf a few extra hours. Now, I am really thankful that did not happen but really sad about all that is going on. The Government has taken too long on getting help to those who need it. They new and predicted that places like New Orleans and Gulfport would be destroyed. They should have had supplies on standby and bussed them in after the storm. I pray that everybody is safe and stays safe until help arrives.

current mood: thoughtful

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
6:46 pm
It seems like an eternity since I last wrote in here. Life has made a few turns that definitely surprised me over the past months. I thought I was ready to be out of school and now I just want to be back there. Thats where all the good people are in my life and I miss them all terribly. Two weeks can't come soon enough (when I get to see them again). A couple months ago, I decided that it would be best for me to move to Florida. I needed away from the town I called home for many more than one reason. I had dreams that were just ripped apart in one final phone conversation and I felt....lost in the world. Moving here was good for me. Moving to North Carolina in May will be even better for me. I hate the fact that there are actually people out there that seem to resent the fact that I went and am continuing to go to school.

Wake each day with a purpose and draw on the strength of others around you.
'Kill 'em with kindness and be prepared with a smile.'
Until another time...

current mood: confused

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2005
8:51 pm
Today went pretty well... I had classes this morning and got back some good grades, ate lunch with Ashers at Kriner, had a group meeting, more class, ate dinner with Mousey, and talked to Matty on the phone. It was nice getting to talk to Matt. I was happy to hear that he does want to come up and visit. I guess thats about it for tonight.
Now I just have to find out where the girls disappeared to tonight...

current mood: confused

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Monday, April 4th, 2005
10:16 am - :-)
My days left here at Shippensburg are numbered. It's funny how much I looked forward to graduating for such a long time and its finally here, but I am no longer excited. Its more like completely terrified of going out into the real world and moving away from the family and friends. School is ending on a fairly good note for the most part.

Matty is finally back in the states, at least for the next few months anyways. I am really happy that he is home and in Hanover for the next few weeks. We talked for a bit the other day, and I think he may be coming up to Ship this Friday. I really hope that I get to hang out with him quite a bit. I have missed him more than words could actually describe.

I talked to Charity and Rachael for the first time in about 6 months. Things seem to be going pretty well in their lives. Rachael and Travis are planning their wedding and Charity and Jeremy are doing the whole ring shopping thing. I am really happy for all of them.

I guess for now, thats about it. I hope all is going well for everybody.

current mood: stressed

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Sunday, March 20th, 2005
11:58 am - Life
in general seems to be going well. I talked to Matt last night, which was nice. I am pretty excited to get to see him soon. School is going pretty well too. I graduate finally in 6 weeks. After that it looks like I will be moving to Wilmington, NC for more school. I can't wait because I am so tired of Pennsylvania.
Who knows what I'll be up to today....probably watch the race and get ahead on a bunch of homework for the week.
Until next time...take care!

current mood: content

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Friday, December 31st, 2004
2:03 pm - 2005
Have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve!!!!

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2004
10:53 pm - my evening
Tonight I went to dinner with Alisha, Rob, and their baby Jacob. He is getting so big! Jacob turns one on Friday, they are throwing a party for him and Rob. Rob is leaving for deployment next week. On Monday they are getting married. I am so excited for the two of them. I hope everything works out okay.
I talked to Sara a little bit ago and I think that I will be going to Shippensburg tomorrow night to hang out with her. I plan on going up during the day to find a much needed job. Wish me luck!

Until tomorrow...take care

current mood: bored

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5:14 pm - Looking back...
It's hard to believe how long it has been since my last post in this journal. So much has happened over the past months. Matt is once again in an another foreign country....Iraq this time. I miss him quite a bit. We're trying to work things out but it has been a challenge. True love is worth the fight though.
I think that i have changed quite a bit these past few months. I feel more grown up. That may sound odd, but its the truth. All of a sudden I understand more of what life is about. I've learned that I have not always been living the life I want for myself. My plan for 2005, is to live the opposite of that. Its time that I do what is best for myself. First step, after graduation I am moving! It's time for me to move out of this dull state we call Pennsylvania. So as of June, I will be living in Wilmington, North Carolina. :-) I am excited for this venture.
I guess for now tha is all.
I hope everybody is doing well, take care...

current mood: anxious

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Monday, May 17th, 2004
5:28 pm
I'm home from school and things here have been going pretty well. I'm trying to find a second job for the summer. I still miss Matt like crazy. He called me lat night at work!! I thought the other girls were crazy when they said he was on the phone!! It was great to hear is voice. I love him and miss him lots and lots. :-)

current mood: sad

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004
12:15 am - I...
HATE finals! Why do schools think that we, as college students, can even do remotely well on any of our finals. Making us take 6 finals in one week! Thats crazy. And to top it off, I have all 6 of mine in 3 days...ugh! Sorry for complaining guys. I hope you'll forgive me. I need something to make me smile. :\

sweet dreams

current mood: stressed

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Sunday, May 2nd, 2004
11:53 pm - Tomorrow it begins...
Finals officially start tomorrow. I am not excited at all. 6 finals in 3 days and then its summer time. I haven't even begun to pack yet. ugh Matt received my package today, I'm not quite sure how much he liked the poem I wrote. I was so proud of that though. I hope he liked it. I also sent him Kill Bill, which I think was the best part of the package in his opinion. I hope all is going well.


current mood: quixotic

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Saturday, May 1st, 2004
12:32 pm - The soldier!
The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short-haired, tight muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not old enough for a lot of things but ready to die for his country.

He never really cared much for work and would rather wax his own car than wash his father’s; but he has never collected unemployment either.

He was probably an average student, pursued some form of sport activities, drives a 10- year-old jalopy and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he left because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk.

He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must. He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional.

He can march until he is told to stop or stop until he is told to march.

He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation. But he is not without spirit or individual dignity.

He is self-sufficient. He has two sets of fatigues. He washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteen full and his feet dry. He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth but never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and his own hurts. If you are thirsty, he'll share his water with you, if you're hungry, his food. He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low.

He has learned to use his hands like weapons and use weapons like they were his hands.

He can save your life, or take it because that is his job.

He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all.

He has seen more suffering and death than he should have in his short lifetime.

He has asked nothing in return except our friendship and understanding. Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his blood.

He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to "square-away" those around who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking.

He is the American Fighting man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.”

He is your son, my son. He is an American Teenager!

I miss you Matt!!!

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11:54 am - I'm so excited!!
I got to talk to Matt yesterday for 2 hours!! That is just one of the greatest things ever!! I have been missing him badly over the past weeks. I think a long talk with him is all I need to keep focused next week on finals. *sighs* He's such a wonderful boyfriend, I can't wait for him to come home.

In other news, I am officially done with all classes as a junior in college. One year from now I will be graduating!! I am very excited to finally be a senior. I have 6 finals next week and then I get to go home. I am also getting fitted for a bridesmaid dress for Dana's wedding next week. Besides studying I don't have too much else going on here. I hope all is with everyone.


current mood: tired

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Thursday, April 29th, 2004
12:25 am - :-)
Today went by really fast and I am very excited that there are only TWO days of classes left!! Then just 6 finals next week and it'll be summertime!! I am still waiting to hear back about my interview that I had Monday for an internship. I just got some more information for a few more internships as well!! I hope that I can find one, I'm pretty worried about it. Matt seems to be doing well from what I can tell in his e-mails. We talked last night for a little bit and it was a good talk. I am happy about that. I also joined to communities yesterday ilovemysoldier and usmcgirlfriends. Everybody is so caring and supportive of one another, I think its just what I need to perk up a bit. I guess thats all...

sweet dreams everybody

current mood: cheerful

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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004
1:25 pm - happy...
is what Matty makes me. He sent me roses yesterday because we have been together for 1 year and 4 months!! He even called me on my way home from an interview to see how I had done. I miss him lots and lots. Especially now with the school year winding down, unless I get an internship I won't have anything to keep me busy and keep my mind off of him being oh so far away. I wonder if I can hitchhike my way to Djibouti....hmmm....thats quite the idea. :-)

In other news, I did have an interview yesterday for an internship this summer. The lady said she would let me know by the end of the week. Keep your fingers crossed!! This is mega important.

Lisa was up to visit me this past weekend and we had an awesome time. We went shopping, ate, and went and saw two movies!! We watched The Prince and Me and 13 going on 30. Both were very funny and we had fun being a bunch of saps!! Yay for sappy people!!!

Its Nap Time!!!
I'm out....

current mood: nerdy

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Friday, April 23rd, 2004
12:39 pm - I'm back
Sorry that I've disappeared for awhile, but thats what happens when theres so much work to do for school. Things have been going pretty well here. I haven't gotten to talk to matt in awhile and thats kinda sad--actually it is sad. Next week is the last week of actual classes. On Monday I have an interview with ShipleyEnergy for a summer internship. Wish me luck! I'm already nervous.

Last weekend was the semiformal that class council has been planning forever and yesterday was the Pavement Party. I have to say that the latter would have been better if it hadn't rained all afternoon. Thats how it goes sometimes though.

I talked to Amanda earlier this week, she turned 21 on Monday!! I miss her lots and was happy to hear that she will be home in may for 1 week!! Yay!!!! The CLF will be complete again!! Where's the Captain? lol

Everybody let me know what going on with you!!

I'm out.

current mood: giggly

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Thursday, March 18th, 2004
8:09 pm - ...
School has been going pretty well for me. Only a countdown to the summer now. I am currently attempting to find a wonderful internship. Amanda has been helping me and I will definitely look into that information. If anybody else has any suggestions...I'm open for ideas. No matter where they are located. I am still missing Matt of course. I got a few letters yesterday from him, but we haven't talked in a couple weks. :-( Hopefully this weekend if I am lucky!!!Well, theres work to be done!!


current mood: tired

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12:08 am - Celebrate!!!
Happy St. patrick's Day everybody!!!!! Make sure you drink a few beers, they're good for you. I promise!!!

until tomorrow.....

current mood: drunk

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Friday, March 12th, 2004
2:28 am - I'm back
I just returned from visiting Amanda in South Carolina. It was a blast!! Thanks again for everything Amanda. I am getting ready to hit the sac... even though I am not tired yet. I hope everybody is doing well.

Hugs and Kisses

( Side Note to Matt: I'm sorry it has only been a trickle sweety. I hope you understand that I have been extra busy with school and that I hope my e-mails can make up for it for now)

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Friday, February 27th, 2004
12:33 am - me so sleepy...
I'm about to head to bed but just wanted to say a quick hi to everyone! I got to talk to Matt tonight and it made my whole day!!:-)

I had a pretty busy day and am ready to go have some wonderful dreams!! I hope everybody is doing well!! I'll write tomorrow.

<3 to all

current mood: tired

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