Tuesday, December 15, 2009
  holy shit am i cold
seriously. it's like 10 out there. my feet have been frozen since i had to scrape the car windshield at about 2 p.m. and it's been downhill from there.

i've been in Wisconsin for nearly two weeks now. i came here because my sister got in a car accident and needed some help with her kids.

Kelli's article

she broke her pelvis in a bunch of places and also her collarbone. she is doing really well, considering.. hobbling around pretty fast on her walker and stuff.

anyway, i stayed there a couple of nights, then came here to kamille's for the weekend, then back to kelli's for four days and back here for the weekend.

it was an unplanned trip and i really would have preferred not to come home.. i have stuff going on at home and i hate leaving my babies and it's fucking december! but it was definitely nice to get to see my family a little. make the best of it, you know. and macy's birthday party was yesterday, so it was nice to finally make one of those - she had three before this that i missed! overall, though, i think this trip has cemented why it's a good thing i live 1500 miles from here... i'll just leave it at that.

this is my niece kalia:

I miss taking baths in the sink

doing her hannibal impression:

Kalia channeling Hannibal Lecter

this is what she looked like the LAST time i saw her:


i also met my sister's dog, sofia:

My sister's pug, Sofia

she was a puppy mill breeder before she was rescued and adopted by my sister. she's adooooorable.

i have other pics but they're uploading now, sooooo.... lata!
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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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