Friday, March 02, 2007
  The week! It's over!

And I do be glad!

Spring break from school starts after I finish my assignments for Sunday, and I have next Thursday, Friday, and the following Monday off. I still have a lot of work to do during that time off, but it should be a nice break. After all, having Kamille, Amanda & Macy here will force me to do some fun stuff.

I got a call late in the night on Wednesday.. well, okay, it was like 10:30. But still. Kamille was calling for Amanda, who wanted to know how deep Chris’s pool was. She said she didn’t want to “get greedy.” And by that, I think she meant she didn’t want to think he had a great pool if he had an three-foot-deep, above-ground pool like we’re used to in Wisconsin. So she had to get that cleared up before she visited. I could only answer with, “Deep enough that I can’t touch,” and followed it up with a picture the next day. Amanda freaked out when she saw it, ecstatic.

Chris is pretty boggled about how excited they are about a swimming pool, so obviously he has been out of non-Florida winters for far too long. :) After all, they're shoveling snow and dealing with freezing rain back there. Here? It was 87 today and, as you see in the picture, perfectly sunnily beautiful. :)

i swear, i wouldn't mind the very-windy-cold and/or snow so much if people would just do one of two things:
1. learn to drive like a normal person in inclement weather or
2. stay the fuck off the highway.
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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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