Thursday, December 29, 2005

Year in Review

Another wonderful graphic by the talented xxroxymamaxx, lol

So I'm sitting here thinking of an interesting entry and I thought about writing about my past year in 2005. I'm reminiscing about all the good, the bad, and the ugly. Lol yeah there was some ugly as well. So lets see...

Last New Years Eve I went to a house party of a girl that I'm not really that close with. I felt sorta uncomfortable and strange since no one would talk to us (me and Monica). But it was something to do and better than sitting at home right? This year I have something much better planned and that is to go to an actual club, yippeyyy

One of the most vivid memories in my mind was the death of John Paul 11 who was our one and only Polish Pope. I remember the anticipation of his death, the news broadcasts from practically all the stations, the actually funeral, the tears, the support from all of his followers, the hundreds of flags, and me waking up early that april morning to actually witness watching the entire procession, live. He was actually a guest priest at my local church sometime in the 60's....way before I was born...and way before he was Pope. I think he was only a priest then. Neat right??

Then I remember my Aunt coming here, not knowing then when she would return back to Poland. She came in May and has helped out out a loooot. She cooks, cleans, works, and is simply just there for us. I'm not saying this is a perfect situation. In fact I feel like I have no say in my house sometimes, but i know that it is not a permanent situation and is the right thing for right now. You see, her family, my cousins, are extremely poor and this is the only way to make ends meet right now for them.

Luckily, with my aunt here to watch our pets, my parents and I were able to go to Europe for 3 weeks. We went to Spain and Poland in early June and had a great time. I missed my boyfriend terribly though but absence makes the heart grow fonder and its true!! It did..

So I started school, my junior year, and acedemically, I did really well thus far. I worked my butt off and now I am able to relax for a while until school starts again. If my math is correct, I actually think I may be able to finish a semester early!!!!! I took all of my necessary classes and only actually have like 5 more to go!!! I shall see...

I got into my honor society, am working at my after school program and have a few terrific friends. Who needs more??I am still seeing my boyfriend of 14 months and I actually seem to get along with his mom!!! Thank goodness,lol

All of that is the "good". The "bad" is being lonely, feeling left out and just a bunch of feelings that I feel every so often. I guess its more of me pressuring myself since so many members of my family have done some crazy things and I feel that I am my family's only hope,lol. Sometimes I feel my happiness is not shared by many since people have other problems in their lives. I also feel like many of these problems would subside if I had a place of my own. Then, coming back home would be exciting again and there would be things to talk about. I feel like I have a different way of doing and thinking about things so it gets frustrating.

The ugly is when my face decides to do its own thing. Or when my allergies get out of control and I don't even know what the cause of it is sometimes. Gotta make that doctor visit and maybe get some allergy shots to get these answers. That's for 2006 ():)

So that is my year in review :) In a nutshell, it was a really good year but I do gotta work on certain things and pray to God that other people work on their faults as well,lol. Thanks for reading, I do believe this was my longest entry yet :)

And if I don't write by Sat, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2006!!!!! May it be peaceful and happy filled with love!!




Tuesday, December 27, 2005

My Christmas

Busy Busy Weekend :)

We had company over 3 days straight-Christmas Eve (which is totally big in our Polish household), Christmas Day, and Monday. 3 days of people coming over, I wish I had a break,lol. It would've been nice to go to some one elses house for a change and I didn't even cook! I bet my mom and aunt who did all the cooking wish the same thing. But it was really worth it and I had a great time spent with family and friends.

New Years Eve is coming up and my best friend Monica and I really need to get our tickets for that club pretty soon. We went there last night and the place was closed. It was odd since when Monica called, the answering machine had said that they open at 5. They didn't mention anything about them being closed that day. Since monday was still a national holiday, I get that they closed, just wished they could have said so on the phone!

Nevertheless, I feel very bad for Monica since so many guys have said "no" or made up excuses to not go with her. Since I'm going with my boyfriend, it would be nice if she had someone to go with as well. she said that maybe she'll find someone at the club when we go, or at least find someone to dance with. I really really hope things work out for her. I do still need to get a nice tank top or any fancy top that will go great with my short black skirt I have. And I am pondering whether or not to A. get my nails done, and/or B. get my hair done in light curls or waves. I can always do both at home so I'm thinking thats what I can do...I hate wasting money!!!

I hope everyone had a peaceful and happy Christmas!!! It was wonderful to read and check up on everyones journal and see how their holiday went :)

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Reading and ranting today :)

So I have been reading My Sister's Keeper and it is excellent. Not your typical happy, go merry novel and I have no idea how it's going to turn out. It's a really curious thing, doing something for yourself as opposed to doing something for your family when you don't want to. When is that point in decision making when you know exactly the reason for doing something? Do we ever really know why we are doing it? Anyway this book brings out your own reasoning for things and makes you wonder if you would have that same courage.

If you're in New York, you know its a busy time. It's Strike day #3 today and frankly I am not a big fan of the workers and their bosses who started this stike. There, enough said, the news say that they are in negotiation as I am typing and good, hope they stop this hovac. It is against the law and a personal matter that millions of people had nothing to do with!!! So why make us suffer for it???To wake up 4 in the morning to walk to the city is insane and doing it in such cold weather and before the holidays is brutal. So hopefully, things should get resolved soon.




Sunday, December 18, 2005

Dana's Christmas Party 2005

That is me and my boyfriend Jason at our friend Dana's Christmas party on Friday, Dec 16. I don't know why I haven't put any pics in my journal but today's a start, right?

It was a great night actually at a volunteer firehouse, I think. It's somewhere in Long Island here in New York. Getting there wasn't bad either and I was happy we did not get lost :) So we were the first ones there and slowly people did start turning out and we had friends to talk to. I was able to beat Jay at a foosball game and see friends that I did not see for a while. We got home not too late which is perfect.

I am soo glad I have school finished with. I bought myself two books which I already started reading. What I started is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. It is an amazing book that really starts you thinking about scientific consequences, technology, and individuality. It's great! My other is Taking Flight by Lynne Kaufman. And that one is about a woman who finally lets herself "live again". One of my favorite things to do around this season is just curl up to a good book. My Aunt said to me the other day, "you just finished school and you're going to read on your own??" Yup, but reading for pleasure is a whole different thing then for school :) Plus they are much better books and a funner read.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Inching closer

~~~I am a few feet away from home plate!!!~~~

Just one more day of school and I'm free until Jan 18!!! It's been the longest semester thus far, maybe it's because of my heavy workload? I took 18 credits one semester but it wasn't like this one,no way. Enough babbling about that..

I really want to see King Kong this weekend. I haven't seen a movie in a long time and i don't wanna spend $10 on just any mediocre film. Although I've heard mixed reviews (more good then bad) I think its a perfect movie, nothing that good has been playing anyway. Can't believe it didn't get any Oscar nominations!! Those people in Hollywood, they are something else,lol.

Yesterday was a real emotional day for me. Why is it that before the holidays, some things just get on the overload. I think I really need this break. Although..............I'll be going to work 4 days a week at my after school program during my vacation and i got a jury summons today. I have to call them Jan 6 they say. If they need me before school starts then thats okay but after that, I don't know. Secretly though, I have always wanted to get a summons and be on a trial. Having that feeling of importance that you are part of law and are changing something is great I think. Thats later though, right now they should let me be a student,lol

Doesn't it seem like Christmas is coming soo very fast this year? Maybe I'm just busy but I feel that when I was younger I had to wait foreverrr. Now its already next week. Wow..

I'm happy to announce that I finally have New Year's Eve plans!! A few of us, my boyfriend, best friend, her possible date, and myself are going to a club!! They're gonna have music, food, and dancing. 3 wonderful things!! I already have a cute black mini skirt to wear, weather permitting, and my boots. I still need a cute shirt and I'm finished. Now on to figuring out what Jay is going to Nah I think he already knows, I told him something fancy, sorta flashy( no plain black and white attire!!!) but just to be himself. ~Can't wait~

That's it for now folks, :)


Friday, December 9, 2005

More shopping


Isn't she sooo cute? I got it from XX Roxy Mama XX. Now just substitute the black hair for blonde and thats me!

Accomplished mucho today and the day is not even over. I got my golden colored highlights today after walking in the slush, ice, and snow for nearly 20 minutes. In the middle of it Jason surprises me and pops out of nowhere. He got out of class early and decided to meet me there :) So he kept me company for nearly an hour and a half! Tough guy

Afterwards I needed to go back to school to get a paper. I needed this paper for revisions that I have to do this weekend. Just because he is making us do them, I am not taking his final on Tuesday. Its an optional final that would take hours to complete, and knowing him I probably would not even do well at it.

And after that we went to the mall so I can get some facial cream and pants. These salespeople really try to get you to buy everything this time of year. I went to a section and she wanted me to purchase like 3 creams for a fortune. She looked at my skin and decided that I need a whole collection of "sensitive skin" creams. Umm no thanks. I went someplace else and got what I was really looking for which was a moisturizer for my mom, aunt, and myself. And with this purchase, I even got a bonus gift :)

I got my pants and then realized I wasn't able to afford anything else, lol. It's alright though since I already did most of my Christmas shopping. Somehow this year I seem to think that the crowds are smaller then usual. I mean there a loads of people sure but most have only 1 or 2 small bags of purchases. I guess with the gas prices and all people can't afford to spend and/or are saving which is a smart idea. Things cost way to much for simple things!!

Ahh well, time to go and revise some papers. Speaking of, how come I haven't gotten back my paper that I emailed yesterday?? Not thisss againnn...

Thursday, December 8, 2005

What to do

So the topic of New Year's Eve is being discussed and what to do that day. It is sort of a touchy subject. On years passed, I would hang out with my best friend Monica and it was always quiet. This year, Jason and I might go to a party but Monica is still single and would most likely not want to go alone. On the other hand, if she goes out with her friends and invites Jay and I to go along, I would not feel comfortable because I do not know them well enough. Time will tell...I just wish I could go to a real party and dress up but no one is really looking into it :(

I finished school yesterday (yayyy) although I still have finals to study for. 3 in total. By next Thursday I will be all done and can finally enjoy my vacation.

Tomorrow, Friday, I am getting my hilites, woohooo. Really hoping they come out looking good :)

Now I must go get ready for work. They better have the heat on, I don't wanna freeze!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2005

Is it Christmas yet?

I managed to do most of my Christmas shopping yesterday and today!!Yess!

Went to Macy's today-the one in the City- and the crowds were overwhelming...My mom and I make a tradition out of going there every year before Christmas to do some shopping and I think this year it was the most crowded it has ever been. There were *lines* to the escalator and guards were there to help people go on their way. It was THAT congested. I liked it though :) My mom, aunt and I were there for about 4 hours and I loved the whole experience. Christmas in NY is fabulous :)

Now I'm hopelessly tired and am struggling through my last bits of schoolwork I have left. I hate feeling this way. I have to keep telling myself its only a little while longer.

Thank goodness for Sundays. A day to relax and rejuvenate. I hear that we might get our first batch of snow tomorrow..that would be nice. It has been feeling that its about to snow for a couple of days now and my leg has been hurting. My leg always hurts right before rain or in this case, snow.

Ah well, I can see signs of aging already, haha which is quite funny actually considering what happened today. I was purchasing something and I was asking one of the workers if she thought getting "A" gift would be better then getting "B" gift. I say A and B because I don't know who may be reading this and finding out what I bought them!

So when I asked her she thought I should get "B" gift because teenagers would probably like it better. What?! teenagersss???

People always think that I look really young but I would hope that I would never look like I'm 14!!

So I get pains like an elderly person and the looks of a kid....Ohwell, at least when I'm older I'll look better then all of my future wrinkly friends ():)