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Lean Against the Wind...

...Pretending I am Weightless

September 6th, 2006

[25] - [insert interesting subject title here] @ 12:29 pm

Current Mood: busy busy

Olette's picnic was pretty fun. I had a good time. I got to meet Namine, and she's really nice. Olette is, too! I'm glad I went.

Anyway, I can't really talk right now. I'm busy packing.

Just thought I'd keep this journal up to date with what I'm doing. :D

August 29th, 2006

[24] - Summer's End @ 02:12 pm

Current Mood: energetic energetic

I can't believe summer's almost over. It hasn't been long enough at all!

I'm so excited for college. I hope it's more fun than high school! I mean, I know it's going to be a lot of work, but high school classes were such a drag. I've always thought college courses would be much more interesting.

My parents told me I'm going to need to get another job while I'm there. They're not even letting me take a semester off! Oh well, I know I need to help out with the money. Our crops are doing absolutely terrible, so we have to pay more money for food and since we have those families living with us, we're becoming broke really fast.

So I'm not going to complain about working anymore! Plus, it'll be good experience for me. I wonder what kinds of jobs I can get at school?


Oh, Olette! I convinced my mom to let me come to your picnic! Turns out their plans got cancelled and I don't need to babysit. :D So I'll be there, and I'll bring food with me!

Well, that's it for now.


August 13th, 2006

[23] - Burnt food tastes icky. @ 09:53 am

Current Mood: embarrassed embarrassed
Current Music: Send me on my Way - Rusted Root

Mom asked me to cook dinner last night because she wasn't feeling well.

And what did I do? Burn it. I don't even know how it happened! I thought I followed the recipe perfectly! But I guess I read the temperature for the oven wrong. Yikes!

I felt really, really bad for everyone. Instead of having the regular dinner, we just had gross veggie soup instead. (I say gross because there aren't any good vegetables left at a decent price, so we had older veggies.)

So that was a total disaster. But no one seemed mad at me for it! Luckily mom's feeling better, so I won't have to cook anymore. But I promise I'm really not a bad cook! Really!

Anyway, I promised the girls they could do my hair and makeup for fun, so they're waiting for me.

July 26th, 2006

[22] - Blah @ 11:22 pm

Things have settled back down at the house. We've all kind of found our own routine.

The little boy is really cute, but sooooo annoying! He runs around the house all day and makes messes that I have to clean up.

And he's really loud, too. Definitely not a shy kid, that's for sure!

But he really is adorable, and the other girls help me out, so it's not so bad.

I've just been cooped up in the house since they got here. I haven't started working for my dad's friend yet, and I'm not sure when that's gonna happen.

I just need to find some excuse to get out of the house for a couple of hours.

July 16th, 2006

[21] - Nervous @ 12:14 am

Current Mood: nervous nervous

Riku? Sora?

What's going on? I'm getting really nervous.

July 12th, 2006

[20] - Goodnight Moon? @ 01:57 am

Current Mood: awake awake

I can't seem to get to sleep tonight. I'm wide awake. Everyone else is asleep, so I can't make any noise.

I think I'll take a quick walk. That might tire me out.

July 8th, 2006

[19] - Long Day @ 10:37 pm

Current Mood: drained drained

Today was super busy. This is my first chance to write in my journal all day!

Our house isn't as crowded as I thought it would be, but there's definitely a big difference now that we have more people staying with us.

Dinner tonight was a little on the skimpy side. My mom had this gigantic guilty look on her face throughout the entire meal. I know she feels bad because the crops on the island have been doing really bad, including our own vegetable garden, and prices have gone way up. But it's not her fault, and I think she's taking all the blame for the shortage of food on the table this evening.


The people staying with us are two families. One is just a dad and his daughter. The other is a mom and dad and their daughter and son. All the kids are younger than me. The boy is 4 and the girls are both 11. They're staying in my room. Mr. and Mrs. Bloom are staying in my parents' room with their sone, and Mr. Hall has the guest room. Me and my parents are camping out in the living room. They have the pull-out couch, and I have a single air mattress. I use it all the time whenever my friends sleepover, so I don't mind at all.

All of our guests were pretty shaken up today, so I didn't hear much about what happened to them. I'm just glad they're all right!

I'm starting work tomorrow, so that's good. I'll be bringing in more money for everyone. Plus, I'll get to meet more people, working in the market place! And people will be able to come visit and keep me company ^^

Ugh, my mom needs me to turn out the light so she can sleep.

July 6th, 2006

[18] - Helping Hands @ 11:57 pm

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: Marvelous Things - Eisley

Ah! I didn't make it outside of my house after all. My parents came home while I was in the middle of collecting food. I had to come up with the lame excuse that I was really hungry when they saw me with a pile of food in my hands in the kitchen.

But, it turns out I'll be of some help nonetheless! My parents had left earlier, and they were really vague as to where they were going. Turns out they were at the docks, waiting for a couple people they know. I guess my dad had a few friends from Kinta whose homes were severelly damaged. He's letting them stay with us for a little while.

I don't know how we'll fit them in. I'm more than willing to share my room.

It's not much, but at least now I feel like I'm contributing a little bit. So much for being part of the action, though! I hope everyone who went over to Nijima and Kinta are OK.

Well, I'm going to go help my mom cook dinner now. She needs an extra pair of hands!

July 5th, 2006

[17] - Woman on a mission... @ 09:23 pm

Current Mood: determined determined

I think...I think I wanna go to Nijima and help out. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to do, but I feel like a coward just sitting at home while everyone else is being active. Maybe just being there for support will be enough?

I'm going to see how much food and first aid supplies I can fit into my row-boat. And I have to remember to bring my jump rope. It's not much, but it's the only thing I know how to use as a weapon.

...maybe this isn't such a good idea...oh well, too late now!

Thank paopu my parents aren't home! It makes sneaking out a loooot easier.

[16] - Useless @ 07:51 am

Current Mood: morose useless

Seems like everyone's going over to help out in Nijima. I feel so useless here in the house.

I know it's dangerous over there now; I've seen the news footage. But still. Maybe they'll have drives here in Rakichi to help raise money. Still...Hmph.

[15] - This is why I hate watching the news... @ 06:16 am

Current Mood: restless restless

Yikes. I was just flipping through the channels, and I saw a really horrible news story! There was some sort of attack in Nijima, and there were a lot of Heartless. (I don't know too much about those things, but I know they're not good.) And there was a hurricane in Kinta! Utada Hikaru is missing! It's so terrible! :(

The news is always so depressing. That's why I hate when my parents make me watch it. Yuck.

Plus, I guess prices are going up on food. My dad just came to talk to me a little while ago. He wants me to get a job. He said he's going to talk to his friend about having me work at his produce stand in the market place. Doesn't sound too bad. It'll also be good experience for me, too.

Irk. My head still hurts a little...

July 3rd, 2006

[14] - Down Time @ 12:12 am

Current Mood: bored bored

*Yawn* I had a hard time sleeping last night.

I'm so bummed out I didn't get to stay at the concert long. I missed Utada Hikaru's performance! And I didn't get to buy any merchandise. Hmph.

Oh well. It's my own fault, I guess. Now I don't have any money anymore, so I'll have to find cheap ways of entertaining myself today!

My parents were awake when I got home, and I told them about my head, so they want me to stay home today just so nothing else happens. Or something like that. I think they mentioned something about a news story they heard about a tree falling on a boy, or something. It's making them a bit paranoid.

Plus, the sky isn't clearing up at all, so I'm sure not many people are going to want to do anything today.

*sigh* I'm so bored. Anyone want to keep me company?

July 2nd, 2006

[13] - Headache @ 03:37 am

Ugh, my head hurts so bad!

Riku, I lost you at the concert! Some of my friends called me over, so I told you I'd be right back, but you must not have heard me. Sorry!

Anyway, I didn't stay too long. I got pulled into the front of the crowd, and someone was crowd-surfing and fell right on my head! It really hurt.

I tried to find Riku after that too, but I couldn't. And I didn't get his text message until later. My service was really horrible in the arena. I texted him to tell him I needed to leave early because of my head, so hopefully he got it. I don't want him to think I abandoned him! Yikes.

It was raining really, really hard when I left. It felt kind of nice, because it was so hot at the concert. But I couldn't really enjoy it because I wanted to get home and take some medicine for my head.

I'll update more about the concert later, but I need to go take a nap or something to distract me. Just wanted to let everyone know I was alive!

June 20th, 2006

[12] - I need some distraction... @ 01:40 pm

Current Mood: excited excited

Eep! The concert's tonight! I'm so excited!

I can't wait. What am I going to do with myself until it's time to leave?

I'll have to keep myself busy somehow...

June 18th, 2006

[11] - So close! @ 01:35 pm

Current Mood: bouncy bouncy
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I wonder why all my friends are upset recently? I think something happened with them all. I hope they get things settled. I hate it when friends fight. And I have no idea what's going on, so I can't help out at all! *pout*


I only need 10,000 more munny until I have enough for the concert!

I have to sweep and dust the whole house for 5,000.

Hopefully I can find one or two odd jobs for the rest. Sora, do you recommend any places to work at? :P

I think I'm going to go for a walk around the island, if anyone wants to join me.

June 15th, 2006

[10] - Teenage drama? ew gross @ 09:00 am

Current Mood: contemplative contemplative


I've been doing some thinking.

I know I had a really fun time walking with Leon on the beach the other night.

And I know I kissed him on the cheek.

But I think I was just acting in the moment. I don't think it was a good idea to kiss him like that.

I've come to the conclusion that I was just acting like a typical teenager. I got caught up in the moment. I mean, he is very good looking. And he's very kind. But I don't know him enough to be any more than friends with him right now. Besides, we might not be destined for each other.

I hope I didn't mislead him at all. Maybe I should talk to him if we get together today.

*sigh* It's really hard being a teenage girl. This is so confusing!

June 14th, 2006

[09] - Things to do @ 06:49 pm

Current Mood: calm calm

I just had a very nice chat with Sora on the beach today.

It was good to catch up with him. I haven't seen him in a long time!

Now I'm more excited than ever to go to the concert. It's coming up reeeeeally soon!


Oh man! Mom's calling me to take care of our laundry. Our dryer is broken, so I have to go hang stuff out on clothes lines.


[08] - Worry, worry. @ 03:47 pm

Current Mood: worried upset

I think Leon was supposed to visit again today. But he never got in touch with me. :\

Kissing him on the cheek probably scared him off. Great idea, Selphie. NOT.

Ugh. I hope everything is ok...

June 12th, 2006

[07] - Wow. @ 11:43 pm

Current Mood: giddy giddy

Good night tonight.

I met Leon this afternoon. He's a really cool person. I'm really glad we're friends now.

I can't believe I'm still blushing! I thought I was over the giggly school girl phase.


[06] - Heads up! @ 05:54 pm

Current Location: house
Current Mood: energetic energetic

Hey, Leon!

I'm home for the rest of the day.

If you want to stop by at all, let me know. I'm free! :)

Lean Against the Wind...

...Pretending I am Weightless