Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Define: Different

Things were different when Cara moved in with us.

I don't remember quite when it was, but after a while, I was glad to have her around. We were pretty close for a while. After I was at camp all summer and went to Spring Arbor, things weren't the same, but we were still friends. This year, she and my stepsister moved out to their own apartment in Ypsilanti.

Cara has anger issues; there are a few holes in our walls that weren't there before she moved in. My parents weren't happy, but they were just walls.

Tonight my dad told me that last night she got drunk and beat up my stepsister, trashed their apartment, started a fight with another friend, and then fought the police when they showed up. They arrested her then, and released her tonight. My stepmom told her she's not welcome at the apartment, and I'm going to assume that she's not particularly welcome at our house either. Cara's mom picked her up from jail, and it sounds like Cara will be going back to living with her.

She came to our house to get out of a bad family situation, and I don't know how things will be for her since she's going back.
Part of me is scared that I won't see her again.
I still have her Christmas present.
Would it be awkward for me to give it to her now?

Things are different again.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas shopping is getting crazy...

There are eight people to shop for for my immediate family, then seven from my not-really-related-to-me-but-I've-known-them-my-whole-life-and-we-say-we're-family family, plus Jamin and the three girls from my small group (which I got, wrapped, and gave before leaving school).

I made a dent in the rest of it yesterday.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's Wednesday!

I told Becca if I ever volunteer to work these hours again to slap me.

Excluding Friday.

Two more hours, then I'll only have four things left to do before I am done...

Someone fell asleep on the floor, and when he woke up he had the carpet grains imprinted on his face. It made me feel a little better.

Monday, December 8, 2008

So close...

This is it.

12am-2am Tuesday: Library Helpdesk
7:45am-9am Tuesday: Philosophy of Ministry
10am-12pm Tuesday: Biology lab final
12pm-2pm Tuesday: Greek study session
2am-8am Wednesday: Library Helpdesk
1pm-3pm Wednesday: Greek final
1pm-3pm Thursday: Biology final
3pm-5pm Thursday: Helpdesk
2am-8am Friday: Library Helpdesk

I feel that if I can make it to 3:00 Thursday I will be all set.
Then to my aunt's with Becca Friday evening, and SBC with Nurse Ann on Saturday!

I'm excited.

And procrastinating.
I should go write my paper now.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Define: Headache

My greek exam is on Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I can't think of a title.

A social work class on campus is collecting beauty supplies to donate to local women's shelters and agencies. I went to Target today and spent a little over $60 on things to give. And then I wondered how much I spend on myself in a year. Probably more than that.

I heard about a church who did a ministry to single mothers, babysitting their children while women from the congregation who were hairdressers and such gave them makeovers. I think that would be a really cool thing to do. More than once I have thought it would be neat to be a hairdresser, and this made me think about it again.

Then again, if the haircut that I gave my Barbie was any indication of my skill, maybe not...

On a side note (ish), in eighth grade my class went out to JCC's Career Center, where we walked through some of the classes and saw what they did. I mistakenly signed up for cosmetology, reading it as 'cometology' (at this point I'd had my heart set on being an astronaut).

That was a letdown.