Saturday, October 31, 2009

Meet Your Neighbors

Every Saturday the Clinton Herald publishes an article about someone in the area, that is doing something special, but hasn't received any recognition. Check out this weeks post.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

There she goes

I just entered a new stage in my life. Instead of rushing to run Sarah anywhere or go to pick her up I just have to tell her to drive safely and call when she gets there. She turned 16 yesterday and of course her 16th birthday would fall on a Monday. The driver's license station is closed on Mondays, however they would have been closed anyway yesterday as her birthday falls on a federal holiday, Columbus Day. So I hurried home from school today so that I could drop Kristen off at piano lesson and then we went to get her license. It was so easy, no written test, she already passed that two years ago and since they didn't stamp her driver's ed certificate she didn't have to drive, just show the certificate, pay money and smile for the camera. Of course Sarah wanted to get home as soon as possible so that she could then driver herself to dance. It was such a strange feeling to watch her take off in that car all by herself. Part of me is proud of her for growing up, part of me is excited that I won't have to spend every night running here, there, and everywhere, and part of me was a little nervous as she took off in that car.

Drive Safely Sarah.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


My girls are so different it is hard to tell that they are sisters somedays. Taylor Swift sings a song called You belong to Me. Now this song is about a boy and a girl but the chorus also describes my girls. Kristen wears short skirts and loves to dress up. She is really concerned about how she looks and the image she portrays. Sarah on the other had is most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt with sneakers. She really doesn't care how she looks. Sarah is the cheerleader and Kristen plans on playing sports. Right now she has been attending Volleyball camp. She really seems to enjoy playing and wants to be the best. She also wants to play softball and tennis, even though I am not sure about her motive for playing tennis. Tennis players get to wear skirts and she will do what ever she can to wear a skirt. Sarah doesn't care about being the best, she is satisfied with whatever happens.
But she wears short skirts. No matter what happens however They belong to each Other. With all of their differences, they are as close as possible. Sarah watches out for her little sister all of the time, almost to the point of not allowing Kristen to experience her own problems. Kristen loves spending time away with Sarah and has a hard time whenever Sarah is gone. Yes, as the song says You Belong To Me.

I wear T-shirts
She's cheer captain
And I'm in the bleachers
She wears high heels
I wear sneakers
She's cheer captain and I'm on the bleachers