Friday, January 12, 2007


Headache. Sinus problems. I really hate this time of the year. Going to work all stuffy and with my whole body hurting is not fun. I really hope it's just sinuses. I can't get sick right now. Too many grant applications to finish. Too much going on.

I did something that I think is going to be very cool. I signed up to "adopt a soldier" from this site: Soldier's Angels. My thoughts on the war do not affect how I feel about those who are fighting it. Our soldiers deserve to be supported and loved, and that's what I plan to do. If you go to the site, you will get the details, but basically if you adopt a soldier you are commiting to send him or her a card or letter every week and a care package every month. I think that's not an unreasonable amount, and it's just the kind of project I know I will enjoy! I'm sending my first letter tomorrow. It's an introduction letter, so I'm sure it will sound silly and cheesy, but that's okay. Now I just have to decide if I want to write it by hand or type it. I know typed letters are somewhat impersonal, but my handwriting is really bad. I mean, it's really really bad. Just ask Chris, who struggles to read our Circle Journal everytime I send it back to him. (which reminds me, I have to send that thing back really soon...) Anyway, I'm looking forward to doing this project and I hope it brightens my soldier's day.

I have several books I need to read. My sister has been passing books on to me when she's finished, which she's never done before. I think she wants us to have a closer relationship, and I'm all for that. It's what I've been hoping would happen as long as I can remember.

My parents and I sat down the other day and started planning our summer road trip. I have no idea how we are going to do everything they want to do in just 9 days! We'll need at least 2 days in New York City to do everything they want to do there, and then there's DC, Niagara Falls, and my dad's photography excursions in the mountains. He's particularly interested in taking this road I found that goes through the Smoky Mountains. My parents have never been anywhere outside Alabama, Florida, Mississippi or Louisiana, so I think this trip will be good for them. I'm looking forward to it, and to celebrating their 40th anniversary with them. I can't imagine being married to someone for 40 years, but they are so right for each other that I can't imagine them not being married. Does that make sense? Probably not. Oh well... I'm going to take some medicine and go to bed. That's my exciting Friday night!


  1. I did the local "My Soldier" program here a couple of years ago -- I had a great guy. I wrote to him at least once a week. He'd email me back, and send photos and stuff. And I sent photos of what was going on in NY -- like THE GATES exhibit in Central Park, and scraps of stories and things.

    We kept it up for over a year until his tour was done and he came home safely. I was so thankrul for that part.

  2. Hey, welcome to Soldiers' Angels. When visiting NY, please keep in mind, it is about a 7-8 hour drive (one way) from NYC to Niagara Falls. If you want advice on Niagara, let me know :)