first off- HOLY CRAP MY HOUSE JUST HAD A POWER SURGE!! FRIKKIN CRAZY!
lol ok. now for the real entry! yay
today was Chris's 18th birthday!! (bout DANG time he's legal! lol) now we're only a year apart. haha
so i decided that since i hadn't done the typical girlfriend thing (make cookies for the bf), i would do just that! yay!! so i woke up "early" (yeah, 9am during the summer is early), went to kroger and bought some ready-bake chocolate chip cookies!! yay!!! 'twas fun!! :) he was happy to get them and that made me happy! :)
Then, this afternoon, i went to my mom's retirement reception. (yeah, omg, my mom's RETIRING!) that was an interesting time. lol first, i got lost trying to get there. so i had to call my dad to get directions. gah. then i get to the school, realize i forgot the flowers that i had bought my mom, and keith basically gets on to me for being stupid for forgetting them. thanks. geez. Well, overall, the reception was really nice. I learned a lot about my mom (well, stuff i already knew, but didn't realize) and it was nice to see how much one person can effect the world. literally. Especially when that person is my mom. :)
the only thing about the event that i didn't like was the fact that i had nothing to contribute. Brian and Michelle sang, Keith made a video, Holly (an Jim) organized it, even Rachel and Clayton contributed (cuz they're just SO DANG CUTE!!). but me.. i did nothing. i have no extra special talent (like singing, or planning or producing) and i don't have any money to buy her anything special, nor am i really old enough to have experience in anything. I felt like didn't matter at all. Even when the organizer introduced the family, she went in order and when she got to me all she said was, "and then there's Cheryl". period. like, oh yeah, and that other one. i so wish i could've done something to help make the reception special for my mom. I just felt like i didn't matter at all. this has to be the worst feeling in the world. the one thing i could do, buy some cheap $10 boquet from Tom Thumb, i couldn't even do that right. i felt like if i wasn't there, it wouldn't have mattered one bit.
i did realize something though. i want to live out a career like my mom has. i heard SO many ppl say how wonderful/amazing of a teacher my mom is. i hope i can do something spectacular with my life too.
So Happy Birthday Chris!!!!!!! i love you so much and i hope you had a wonderful day! :)
and Here's to you Mom! for being the wonderful person you are and devoting 35 years of your life to teaching children how to be just like you. i love you.