January 22, 2008
So today after school I went up to the cabin to give Aaron his invitation to Hannah’s birthday party! I got up there and as we were driving down the road their bus drove by but I didn’t see them get off and go into their house, so I just stayed inside for a little bit. Then I saw a white beatdown car driving down the road really slowly. I thought it was him, so I decided to call him. 😊 (First time calling him without my friends there with me.) So, I was like, “Can you guess who this is?” he said, “no.” I said, “This is Ava,” and then I said, “Can you guess where I am?” he said, “I don’t know.” So, I said, “I’m at my cabin walking down the driveway!” He perked up a bit at that and I told him I had something for him, and we met outside in his driveway. I gave him the envelope and we just started talking. He talked about cars mostly and I had no clue what he was talking about. But I was trying to understand. So yeah, he said he could go to the party, and we could go together!! But he said he didn’t want to drive…? I don’t know? So, we talked for like a half hour and then we got way too cold so we parted. But it was overall good and not awkward just having it be me and him together.
Present day me: I remember being confused why he didn’t want to drive us. I never learned the reason why. This is a fun memory to look back on as an adult because it was the beginning time of me and boys. Hahahahah!
August 29, 2007
Today is the day before my birthday party. I’ve pretty much cleaned the upstairs. Meryl and Eddie aren’t doing anything to help clean the house. Phoebe is coming tomorrow too. So, we’ve got to get the whole house clean. And just now, Meryl’s friend, was over here with her dog. I brought our new kitten over to meet the dog and the kitten freaked out. He scratched my arm and my face and my lower lip. (I think he might have pee’d on me a little bit too) so now I have a little fat lip. It hurts. I hope it goes away by tomorrow.
And (of course) mom came home from Meryl’s physical today and was soooo crabby. She walked up the stairs and started clapping her hands (And I was on the computer) so she yelled at me to go outside….
Mrs. Willow just called me. She’s going for her daughter’s orientation at the middle school I used to go to. She wanted to call me to see how I was doing. And now that I’m off the phone with her I’m crying. Because hearing her voice reminded me so much of confirmation and 8th grade and middle school. I really miss it all. A lot at the moment. Now I kind of know what everyone felt like on the last day of middle school. ☹ I’m really glad she called though.
Present day me: This was a touching entry for me to revisit. The interaction of a kitten clawing at my face when scared of a dog, my mom being crabby and yelling at me to get outside (since being inside all day was looked at as being lazy, especially if I was on the computer) and lastly and kind phone call from a woman who I looked up to and cherished. That was very comforting but also emotional! This peek into the year of 2007 for me has been cathartic.