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Fri, May. 13th, 2005 07:31 am

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Tue, Apr. 12th, 2005 02:49 pm

...that it's not the quantity of friends you have, but the quality. <3 <3 <3

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Tue, Apr. 12th, 2005 09:24 am

Whew! Lately I haven't had time to do the things I need to in my house, let alone be online!! School is going well... I have an A, so that's a happy thing... but I'm studying my ass off to get there! But I sat down and got my term paper done early on Sunday, since we were snowed in. ^^; Not really snowed in, but I didn't want to go anywhere. It was cold. >.< But now it's warm, so all is fine. Although, we had a lot of snow and now I'm worried that my balcony is going to flood because the drainage isn't so good. o.0 Anyway, back to school... I found out that this class is the ONLY one towards my major that I get to take in the next year. Yay for gen ed. >.< Ah, well. Looking towards the light at the end of the tunnel, IE a bachelor's degree!! *flex*

I have been gardening a lot lately... have TONS of little spouts... from the looks of it by mid summer, I'm not going to have to go to the store to get produce!! ^^; My soybeans and snow peas are taking off like mad, as are my beautiful strawberries and my Japanese cucumbers.

Let's see... things are still looking good for our mini-vacation up to Washington, to Tsubaki Jinja for wedding preparations and family fun. Wedding preps are going well... we both each have almost everything we need for our wedding attire... I'm so happy with my uchikake! It's PINK!! *lol* My only problem with the Washington trip is that one class ends and another begins that weekend. >.< Which means I have to make arrangements to take my final before we leave. *falls over* Oh, well!

Other than that, I'm just busy being happy. ^^ We have Vampire game this weekend (YAY!) and lots of birthdays this week...3 total!! Kassi's was Sunday, so last night we went over, I baked a cake and cooked her dinner and we vegetated. It was nice. Next is Emily's birthday which is Thursday, and then Melissa's on Saturday!! ^_^

Alright, well, off to do classwork and drink tea!! Hope dispite the multitude of upset posts yesterday that everyone is feeling better and that things are beginning to be resolved in your life. As always, if you need to talk feel free to call me or AIM me. <3 Everyone, have a wonderful day!

PS. The fruit trees are blooming here, so dispite the fact that they're not sakura, I may do hanami soon. (Flower watching) I hope everyone who can will do the same!! <3

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished


Mon, Apr. 4th, 2005 07:08 am

Ok, only part of the time.
Why so long before an update? Because this weekend was the first weekend I felt in nearly 2 weeks! I was on call for Easter/Full Moon...*shudder* That was a horror movie of the first degree! But, I survived and went on to see another week.

Then, there was work...boring for most of you, but there.
Friday was...yeah...I must be like the most gullible person on the face of the earth...maybe that's why trust is such a big thing for me. Unless I'm expecting deceit, I take things at face value...
So, April Fools Day came and pretty much the entire office decided to pull a prank on me. I laughed a lot when it was revealed. I hope that was the right response. I always feel a bit stupid after something like that. They showed me a fake schedule with NOTHING there except two patients...when I told them to cancel the day, they told me "April fools!" Of course, had I thought about it, had I allowed myself time to think about it, I would have questioned it, but hindsight is always 20/20.

I had a mostly nice weekend this weekend. Hid out, got some reading almsot done! I'm reading The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln. Very neat book. Wandered around some. We went to the Denver Botanic Gardens! Yayness!!!!! Very pretty and very relaxing place, even though the Japanese garden is under MASSIVE renovation right now. That makes me sad, but *shrugs* That's what happens, I suppose. Every now and again, things need renovating.

Now it's Monday morning again and whew! Survived waking up at nearly normal time with Daylight Savings underway. Poor Aiko, though, she didn't have a good night at all.

So, yeah, there was my few weeks!


Fri, Apr. 1st, 2005 10:25 am

... in my nearly 30 years of life that nothing worth having is easy. It comes with drama, it comes with hardship and heartache. Sometimes those hardships are the best things in our lives not because they're fun or pleasent, but because the end result is that we're better people. Lately, I've had some trials and tribulations. I took some of them hard, but I've recovered and am feeling better than ever. I think what this latest bought has taught me is that at the end of the day, no matter what it seems I've lost, I've lost nothing in reality. No matter what the pain, I can still get up in the morning and go on and no one can change that. And at the end of it all, I can look back and know, as I do now, that I am a much better, happier person and I will only go up from here.

We fade in and out of each other's lives, as per Kami-sama's plan. We help each other through tough times... we grow and change together, we support and nurture each other. Sometimes we grow beyond each other, change where we don't have anything in common anymore. We let go sometimes at the right time, sometimes at the wrong time. Sometimes we say things, we trust each other. And sometimes we don't trust each other... it's the nature of human friendships. Sometimes we trust the wrong people, sometimes the right people and sometimes trusting the wrong person is just what we need to do to take a chance. Sometimes the gamble pays off, sometimes it doesn't and we get burned. And sometimes we leave each other's lives to grow and change, only to return at a later time once we're closer to the adults we need to be.

I don't know where I'm going with this, but these were things that occured to me. ^^

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful


Fri, Apr. 1st, 2005 09:28 am

I just aced my first test... I got a 100%... pretty damn good for not having been in school for 11 years!

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished


Tue, Mar. 29th, 2005 10:28 am

Hahaha, not in a bad way though. I have been hiding out because I just haven't had time to be here. I started a big, long project called "school"! I don't want to talk much about it, but I feel it's a really positive step in my life, and I'm thrilled to be doing it!

Love and luck to all those who're having bad times right now... I'm sorry I can't be there more for you, but if you'd like to talk feel free to call me. I'd love to hear from you all!

Anyway, have to run off again. I guess I just wanted to let everyone know I'm here, I'm alive and I'm happy!! ^_^ Take care everyone, and I'll try to update again soon.

Current Mood: busy busy


Fri, Mar. 11th, 2005 07:28 am

I'm fine. I've just been preoccupied with a lot of things recently. Aiko and I have joined a LARP, so we went shopping last night for a few things. Hopefully we have almost everything. Oh wait, she has to shop for shoes...It'll be fun though. I get a cane. *eyes unsuspecting bystanders*

Ok, I have to pimp this. My brother is a spectacular artist! Look!!!!
Isn't it cute!!!!!

There's a metaphysical fair in Denver this weekend. I'm not sure if we're going. Something is telling me we're supposed to, but I highly doubt we'll find whatever it is I'm supposed to find. So, if we're not going to, then why spend the money?

I'm hoping to update more here, even if I end up doing "friends only" posts as I'm intending to make ko_uta a much more private journal.


Thu, Mar. 10th, 2005 09:53 am

...is slated to be a pretty calm day. ^^; I have the little one (not mine... he's at school!) So I plan on doing more gardening and some more sewing, some cooking and cleaning. God, I'm so boring! But ya know what? I wouldn't have it any other way. I know some of my friends are familiar with this saying because I've said it before, but there's an ancient Chinese curse/blessing that says "May you live in interesting times." Sometimes it seems the more interesting my life is, the crappier it gets, so I'm perfectly happy with quiet and boring. ^^;

I think I'm going to work on planting some herbs today... I've been going through what herbs I use most in the kitchen, and working on getting the seeds. So far I have basil and dill, as well as Japanese onion greens.

Oh, by the way, I'll reply to everyone about the sakura as soon as I figure out how much I need to keep, and how much I need to share. Thanks for the replies, everyone. I really REALLY appreciate it.!!

Alright, anyway, everyone have a wonderful day! <3

Edit: Wow, I watch a show called "Starting Over" as I go about my day, and they said something really profound that I thought I'd share with everyone. Not talking about the bad things in life causes stress. The only way to deal with that stress is by remembering that no matter what happens, what you loose, you will be ok, you will keep going. Paraphrased, of course... but wow. Simple, but speaks volumes.

Current Mood: grateful grateful


Wed, Mar. 9th, 2005 03:26 pm

I'm wondering... sakura (cherry blossom) season is coming up quickly, and I'm excited!! However, I need some help! I am looking for someone who might have Japanese cherry trees near their house or better yet in their yards. I would like to salt preserve cherry blossoms to make "sakura cha" and for use in making sakura mochi. Of course, I'd want ones that were without a doubt not sprayed with any kind of chemicals, and are in full bloom with some leaves attached as well. I would be more than happy to share my results with the person who can send me some blossoms, and I'd be more than happy to pay for shipping both ways. If you have some to spare, please let me know! Thanks!

Oh, and as soon as I try it this year, I'll post my results to share how to do it. But until I've done it once, I don't trust it enough to post it. ^_^ Hope you all understand!!

cross-posted to beyond_sushi

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