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July 11th, 2004

Its been a while... @ 02:38 pm

Current Mood: hot hot

since I have posted anything in here. Its amazing how fast the time flys. Its hard to believe that it is July already.

Things are going really well for me. Dana (my sweet girlfriend) and I live together. Things are going really well with the two of us. She is so good to me that it is hard to believe. She is just too sweet.

My job is going well. I really love working with adolescents. It is the dream job I have always wanted. Some days are hard but thats with any job. Being a supervisor is not always the easiest thing in the world!

Besides for this horriable sun burn (we went to an outdoor concert yesterday and all of us (Dana, myself and my brother) got sooo burnt!) things are really good...


April 14th, 2004

Speechless @ 04:50 pm

Current Mood: rejuvenated rejuvenated

I am SOOOO excited right now. Not only am I starting a new job tomorrow (a dream job that pays an awesome amount of $, is a supervisor position and is working in the area I want my career to be in, which is with adolescents), I also just got some WONDERFUL news today....


Office of Graduate Studies
State University of New York
April 11, 2004 .

Dear Melissa,

Welcome to graduate study at the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany."

They acceppted me into their accelerated MSW program!!!!!!!!

I am so excited, bc I was very doubtful about getting in. AHHHH, .....honestly LIFE IS SO GREAT!!!!

January 30th, 2004

(no subject) @ 01:58 pm

I did it. Today was the day. *keeping my fingers crossed*

...wish me luck!

January 13th, 2004

(no subject) @ 06:34 pm

Current Mood: sympathetic sympathetic

God, I don't know what to say. Its so hard...

Julie and I were best friends in high school and even throughout our first two years of college. Since then we have lost touch, but still speak when we see one another.

Monday at 1:30am, her father passed away unexpectadly. She and her husband were living with him. However, at the time there were on vacation in Florida. She returned home that morning to find out of his death.

I called her and she instantly began crying. One of the first things she said to me was that she missed me. I told her how sorry I was and that I was here if she needed or wanted anything. I also promised to be at the survices on Thursday.

I can't stop the tears. I feel so bad. How do you comfort someone in a time like this?

All I know to do is be here if she needs me, remind her that I care about her and keep her and her family in my prayers.

December 14th, 2003

These are the nights. . . @ 11:53 pm

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

that all school children dream about, espically on Sunday nigthts!

The snow is continuing to fall at a nice and fast pace. We have well over a foot and expected to have over two feet before it tapers off.

Its just very pretty. The second weekend in a row that we are getting slammed with this forecast. It makes me smile in that childish sort of way.

November 15th, 2003

Things we take for granted. . . @ 07:22 pm

Current Mood: content content

Its amazing how much I take most things in life for granted. Thursday the weather was pretty bad...mainly the wind. At around 5pm the power went out. I was just hoping that it would be on in time to watch ER at 10pm. Little did I know that we would not regain any power until 7:15 tonight (saturday night)!

OYYYYYY. What an interesting two days it has been. Gram came to stay with us bc she had no power and no way of getting any heat. We at least have an old wood stove that we can use and a small generator. We burned through the majority of our candles and vowed that we were going to stock up on batteries so we would not be caught "in the dark" like this again.

Gram taught me how to play rummie. Everyone went to bed early, while Gram and I stayed up playing cards. I also got to hear a lot of old stories that I never knew. A lot about how her and my Grandpa met and much about how we miss him so.

No power, no nothing, but a card game and old stories...I am not going to complain about that!

Power is back and I am thankful but also thankful for the past two days (even though I complained about it just as much...if not more....than the next person)!

September 11th, 2003

(no subject) @ 07:59 pm

Current Mood: exanimate exanimate

I was reading though, one of my many, social work articles. There was one passage that really stuck out to me. I just wanted to put it here, for a real reminder to myself...

"When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving me advice, you have not done what I asked.
When I ask you to listen to me and you beging to tell me why I shouldn't feel that way, you are trampling on my feelings.
When I ask you to listen to me and you feel you have to do something to solve my problem, you have failed me, strange as that may seem.
Listen: All that I ask is that you listen, not talk or do-just hear me.
When you do something for me that I can and need to do for myself, you contrubite to my fear and inadequacy.
But when you accept as a simple fact that I do feel what I feel, no matter how irrational, than I can quit trying to convince you and get about this business of understanding what's behind them.
So, please listen and just hear me.
And, if you want to talk, wait a minute for your turn-and I'll listen to you. (Author Unknown)."

So simply stated, yet so complex sometimes.

September 9th, 2002

(no subject) @ 07:54 pm

Current Mood: hot hot

OK....Its September....I live in Upstate, NY....could someone please tell me why the hell it is



August 31st, 2002

I love you, Michele @ 10:03 pm

Current Mood: enthralled enthralled
Current Music: MTV

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
--Sam Keen

When we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love
--Robert Fulghum

August 10th, 2002

Thank you All! @ 10:31 am

Current Mood: thankful thankful

I just wanted to say thank you to Mich, Coley, Leigh, Amber, Tracey, Jess, and Tasha for the wonderful birthday wishes. I love you all lots.

Also, ...Baby, ..thank you so much for the gifts and the BEAUTIFUL roses. You should see then now, they are all wide open and just breathe takingly beautiful ...just like my beautiful angel.

I love u, Michele (6 days!)

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