Sunday, August 12, 2007
  about damn time
ooh, it's been a while, huh?

it's late, so let's see if i can make this quick.

the weekend! so fast, and now it's gone already again!
what'd we do? um, let me think.

friday night, i made grilled cheese and tomato soup. that's right, i made dinner. (it's only fair, poor chris didn't get home from work until, like, 8 p.m.) we stayed up late. we watched star wars.

saturday, we slept in. me more than chris, as usual. i made pancakes (yes, two meals in a row!). we ran errands. i probably spent two hours in the pool, off and on. chris bought scuba tanks! bright yellow ones! WE NOW HAVE SCUBA TANKS! YAY!!! for the record, i bought the boots. :) then we went out to dinner with a bunch of folks at buca de beppo for susan's 30th birthday. that was nice.. but omg, so much food. seriously, it had been so long since i had eaten that much. it really was not a pleasant feeling, either. but yum! that food wasn't all that, but the dessert was pretty darn good - hi, tiramisu in a huge bowl! and cannoli! and some apple stuff with ice cream. very good. we stayed up late again, but me more than chris. i was looking up semi-dry wetsuits and other goodies online until, like, 4 a.m. whoops....

today, was laaazy, in a good way. watched part of some movie on lifetime where this chick was sleeping with her best friend's husband. played with the dogs. swam. gave the dogs baths. chris & i went for a nice little one-hour dive, which was really, really nice. just beautiful, really. :) i ran out to do errands afterwards, my hair still in the seawater braid.. camera shop, whole foods, target, publix...

now it's almost time for bed, then it's monday again already :(
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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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