Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I got a job!

I went in to pick up my mom's puppy from the vet yesterday, and asked if they were looking for any help (of course, I explained I would only be here for eight more weeks). My vet's wife, who runs the business, told me they had just hired two new people. Sad.

So this morning, I got a call from her saying that she had been thinking about what I asked, and she wants me to start Tuesday!

I can't even tell you how excited I am - at age 16, this is where I worked for the first time. This has been our family vet for, dang, I don't even know how long. In fact, my mom still gets my employee discount every once in a while (and I haven't worked there for ten years!).

I get paid to hang out with dogs all day. What more could a girl ask for?

Monday, August 28, 2006

Ho-ly Crap

So I finally got access to my online classes, which start next week. I'm already in Freak-Out mode. I could seriously kick my own ass for thinking it would be a good idea to finish my last semester of college in the middle of a PCS. Brilliant, Erin.

Many of you may know how much I hate writing (well, when it's required), and I have about 14 thousand papers due this term. That's on top of the fact that the midterms are proctored, and the Fort Lewis UMUC office is open nine hours a month (A MONTH!!).

I will be in Tennessee with Scout for the first week of classes, and then I will be joining him for his 30 days of leave during the second half of the term. Who knows how this will work out. I can already feel my blood pressure rising.

You know, I do this every semester. I freak out, get everything done, and get good grades. Then I'm bored until the next semester rolls around, and the whole process starts all over again. I don't know what I'm going to do with myself when it's all over. More school? Hee hee. Maybe not.

Monday, August 21, 2006


So my sister got married on Saturday. It was a beautiful wedding, and I think it's safe to say that everyone had a good time. I wish I could upload some pictures, but it's not going to happen right now. I'm relieved that it's over, only because the whole week before the wedding was nothing but a huge party. I think I actually slept for a full eight hours for the first time last night. Yeah. Good times.

My mom also woke me up with good news this morning: for Scout's birthday present, she's flying me to Tennessee to see him before he starts school. We both thought it would be another two (plus) months before we saw each other, so it's really nice to know that I'll see him in two weeks. Dang, I miss him.

My dad and stepmom introduced me to a new place called Panera. Anyone know it? It was my first time there, and it was such an awesome bakery. So good. I've been dreaming about going back for two days now, so I might have to do that today.

And yeah. I thought I had so much money when I got here. I've said for so long that money goes further in the states because of all the competition between places like Target and WalMart. Um, no. I obviously forgot that having a Target and a WalMart (and a Costco, and an Old Navy, and a Macy's, and a whatever) means I can just spend more money.

Sunday, August 13, 2006



I've been so overwhelmed with how many things there are to do here that I haven't even been able to decide what to blog about. But I'm back in America, and it feels awesome.

Hopefully when I get over the shock of it all, I will be able to focus enough to blog about something.

I've missed all of you.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Five Things

I got tagged by Kelly.

Five things in my purse:

1. headphones
2. passport
3. circular knitting needle
4. cds
5. a receipt for 705 euros from shipping my dogs

Five things in my fridge:

1. leftover spaghetti bolognese from Santa Lucia
2. fat free french vanilla coffee creamer
3. grape soda
4. hot dogs
5. orange juice

Five things in my closet:

Absolutely nothing. The movers took all of it yesterday!

Five things in my car:

1. body spray
2. pina colada air freshener (which makes me want to puke, but Scout insisted on it)
3. basketball
4. East of Eden and Power of One (from the library)
5. Scout's mp3 player

I'm tagging Sharona and AlliCadem.