Friday, February 10, 2006
  hey, who's cold?
greetings from the great white north
actually, i don't think it was white until.. last night.  apparently it didn't snow even once in january.  (wisconsin, what's going on?)  but it started to snow last night.. on our way back from madison.. and now it is white and gorgeous outside.  :)  it made for an interesting, 30-mph drive home, but hey.. better pretty and cold instead of just plain ol' cold.
kelli, for some strange reason, is entrusting her son's life with me both today and sunday.  today we've had a bath and breakfast.  excitin' times.  :)
i have noticed one thing already - wisconsinites are NICE. it's true.  even the waitress at country kitchen who looked like a class A bitch was syrupy nice.  and the meth addict who checked us out at toys r us could not have been sweeter.  sort of a change from south florida, where people avoid eye contact and all unnecessary speech.
last night, my family had planned a belated birthday celebration for me, but thanks to the trip to toys r us and aforementioned bad weather, we were two hours late.  everyone was just kinda like, "hey, sup."  but amanda (who is tall and almost 13!) and macy (who is a tiny bundle of love) were there.  macy must be going through the stage the kittens did right after they opened their eyes - where they could not possibly be cuter.  i'm really just kind of in awe of how cute and cuddly she is.  pics later.. !  (right now, i'm on dialup.  eesh.)
yay! glad you're okay and things are nice. :) enjoy yourself!
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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