May 19, 2008
I got my temps today!!!! So now I can drive!! 😊😊 I don’t feel that excited just happy. It will be really weird to drive around. Hopefully dad will have someone come look at our pontoon boat tomorrow and so then I can drive a little up there.
Oh! And Tabitha found out “Michael’s” real name. He has a myspace, but I’m pretty sure he has a girlfriend. I can’t be lucky enough to like a guy and have them be single. Anywho, yeah, I hope I’ll be able to drive a little bit tomorrow. G’night for now.
<3 Ava Estelle
Present day me: The end of my pre-driving days. Bittersweet.
May 11, 2008
Sunday – Happy Mother’s Day!
Well, this past Friday was Rhonda’s birthday party. I went to drivers ed after school and then went to Rhonda’s house, then we had to rush to the bowling alley! It was really fun!! We couldn’t get bumpers, so we got a lot of gutter balls. It was me, Erin, Hannah and Rhonda on one lane/team and Beth, Tabitha, Grace and Richie were on the other. We had a game and half about and then we did cake! We got to all sign a bowling pin for Rhonda, too. We ate pizza, cake and ice cream and talked about pretty hilarious stuff. At about 8 we went back to her house and just hung out, did presents, and watched John Tucker Must Die. Erin and Beth had to leave at like 10, so at midnight we decided to make a Reese’s no-bake dessert thing. It was good. We ended up going to sleep around 3! We got up at 9 and ate breakfast. Then me and Hannah were the last ones there.
That’s pretty much the highlight of my weekend.
<3 Ava Estelle
Present day me: This was a fun birthday party I remember! The cake and ice cream, just the words, were an inside joke of ours. So, we had many things to make us laugh. I bet Rhonda’s parents would hear snippets and think, “what is so funny about Arby’s?” another inside joke of ours.
April 21, 2008
Monday – 8:57pm
So today, back at school without my ipod ☹ Yeah. I really miss it. I thought about stealing someone else’s ipod but then decided not to. So, I got home from school rode bikes to DQ with Eddie, got home and started my homework. I ate dinner then went up to the lake. Me, Meryl and Dad went. So, me and Meryl were playing badminton in the yard and Aaron rides his atv over and me and him talk to for like two seconds. Find out he didn’t have school today and he was on his way over to I’m guessing Tori’s place. She lives down the street in the blue house with the trampoline if I’m right. So, I get home and call Rhonda, talk to her about seeing Aaron and then finish my homework.
So yeah, I didn’t feel any pangs of jealousy when I saw Aaron and (I’m guessing) Tori laying on her trampoline. And I didn’t feel any like pangs when I was talking to him so, I don’t have a crush on him anymore. Which is good, I guess.
<3 Ava out!
Present day me: I think I was just really disappointed that Aaron ended up seeing a girl that lived down the street and not me. She did live there full time, rather than me and my family going to the cabin on the weekends and sometimes during the week. I guess now that I’ve revisited these entries about Aaron, maybe he was interested in me for a second but decided I wasn’t a good choice for him for whatever reason. We did hang out as friends and he got to know my friends a little, which was pretty cool anyway.
April 20, 2008
It’s like 2 something in the afternoon and I’m sitting out in the yard in the sun, writing! Yeah, it’s really nice outside. So, I’m writing in here and going to work on my story. One of the cats has fleas again! So, he’s out here with me. He is too cute! So yeah. I’ll write more later.
So now it’s 9:04pm. I ended up not really doing anything today. I’m kind of depressed overall. Since my ipod got stolen, that was my most prized possession and the sad thing is, is that I keep thinking that I’ll get it back, there is still some hope. But I really don’t think I’ll get it back. $300 wasted. And I won’t be able to buy another one for a looooooong time. This just really sucks. And since I haven’t talked to Aaron in a long while, those little excited times I’ve had about him are like over. So, yeah, I don’t know what to do anymore. I’m just kind of depressed. And today Hannah and Beth went on a double date with their boyfriends. Ugh! I really want a boyfriend. This sucks! ☹
I guess that’s all I have to say. G’night.
Present day me: This is a humbling entry to revisit today. The ipod being stolen was one of the first really bad things to happen to me in my life, I’d say. Like something I’d never expect to happen but made sense that it did, because I left my things unlocked in the locker room during my gym class. So at the time it really sucked, but having the life experience that I have now, this makes me laugh. The 15 year old wanting a boyfriend really bad makes me laugh too!
January 7, 2008
I miss my friends like you couldn’t believe! Opening this made me sad. ☹
Well today was our third day in Mexico. We arrived on Saturday the 5th at around 3pm. And we just explored that night. Then yesterday was a beach day. Hung out at the ocean and pool and spent time with Phoebe, Meredith and Susie. Not really that exciting. But it was relaxing. I laid on my stomach out on the beach for like two hours and got the back of my legs and butt red.
So today we went into town to do a little shopping. Me, Meryl, Eddie, mom, Phoebe, Uncle Pat and Aunt Blanche went together. We walked down the road for like twenty minutes, got to a mall, but mom and Aunt Blanche asked someone for directions on how to get to the market. So, we blew off the mall and waited for a bus for thirty minutes! (We weren’t even with Oma and Opa!) So we get on a bus and the directions the guy gave us told us we had to get off at a highway and get on another bus on the other side of the highway. So, we get off and run across the street and wait for the next bus. It comes, we get on. But all seven of us have to stand, along with some other people, in the aisle. It was weird. I was really sweaty, and I had only a handle on a seat to hold onto. I can’t balance that well! But some people got off and we had more room. And then our stop came, and we got off to go shopping at a market. Meryl and I bought some shell necklaces for 12 & 13 dollars. They’re really cool. Then we got a taxi to come back and hung out on the beach and took pics.
<3 Ava Estelle
Present day me: I do remember that bus ride. It was really awkward! I’m glad we managed to get to that market that seemed so important that day. Sometimes Aunt Blanche just did her thing, and we were all along for the ride. Spending time with cousins was nice too, since we didn’t live near each other. The Mexico trips each year were a way for the family to get together.
November 3, 2007
OMG! Today, well actually last night Tabitha, Delia, Rhonda, Hannah, Beth, and Courtney came up to the cabin for my all-nighter. So, we get up there and we start going for a walk, and “that guy” comes out on his four-wheeler and comes over to us! We all stop, and everyone knows that this is the guy I’ve had a crush on for like the past three years. So, Beth pushes me like over by him and yells my name. So, he asks us where we’re from and why we’re in this tiny town. And we just talked until it got like pitch black out. Yeah, we were all cold, so he went in to get something to eat and we went in to get warm. As soon as we got in and sat down he comes over and comes and eats with us!!! Yeah, he brought over a box of cheese crackers. After eating, we went to play LOL – Lines of Laughter. But we all just kept talking. Hannah was really flirting with him. But she didn’t even know she was doing it. I didn’t get mad at her. It wasn’t a big deal. And then we played BS. After that he had to leave. Then we went to bed. Well, no, it’s an all-nighter! We talked and played the circle game. That was really funny. Courtney fell asleep at 2:30 and everyone else fell asleep past 4. It was a lot of fun! Then in the morning, we went outside to take pictures, and to “get the mail” and he came out again and we talked to him some more. Hannah didn’t flirt as much. And I was standing right across from him in our circle! So, I think he was looking at me a lot. And he had a little five o’clock shadow, that was so cute! 😊 yeah, well then, we left. But that night was one AWESOME night!!! I will never forget it. Oh! And his name is Aaron! He’s a sophomore in a different high school from ours, and he has his driver’s license!
Present day me: this entry was a fun memory to revisit. This was the first time a guy was almost geographically close enough for me to interact with in person and possibly go out with or date. But he ended up going out with a different girl. It was probably because I lived in a different town full time, went to a different school. He dated a girl who went to his school and lived down the street from him/my cabin. My friends were funny around him too since they didn’t have much experience around guys. I remember staying up all night and then getting ready in the morning before taking pictures. I stayed in my pajamas, but I did my hair and made sure I looked good.
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.