Monday, January 15, 2007
  Someone has a case of the Mondays!
I've been bad about updating this lately. Busy and/or not in the mood, I suppose.
It seems I have had absolutely no energy the past couple of weekends, this one worse than last. I blame the hormones. And the allergies. It sucks, though; we only have so much time off in a week. To be dragging through the whole weekend just sucks.

The good part is that I finished my first speech, and I got 25/25 points on it!
And I was EARLY to class. Yes, me, early! To a 9 a.m. Saturday class, even.

I'm now enrolled in four classes, three of them online. I was feeling a little overwhelmed this weekend, trying to get all the information organized that I will need to juggle these classes, but I think it'll be okay.

Wanna know how much Chris rocks? Let me count the ways.

1. Oreo is at his house. He goes in the garage and lets her sit in his lap and happy-paw his legs to shreds. I felt just awful for making her stay in that cage at the PetsMart, so this is awesome. Awesome of Chris. Awesome for Oreo. I just hope I can make this work out for everyone.

2. He gave me my birthday gift early.

3. He cooked, um, everything we ate this weekend. I guess my little trick the last time I tried to cook, when I burned the French toast.. well, I guess it worked. ;) ("Never let Stacey near a hot stove again"!)

4. He's patient and cute and generous and.. well, about all the good adjectives you can think of. :) This weekend was definitely one that reminded me of what a good boy he is.

So anyway, time to drag myself to his place and see if I can muster the energy to take little Sebastiones on a jog. Then I have to do MATH. Yick.
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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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