Today was pretty quiet...picked up around the house, surfed the net, and responded to a bunch of emails. Ashlyn kept busy with her toys and has recently learned to put most of them back into her toy chest. *YAY!* Although sometimes she gets sidetracked midway through and decides to do something else. I've had to fight the urge to clean up after her so she can learn. hehehehe
my guestbook's been getting a lot of action these couple of days..which
would normally make me happy...but the recent negative activity has
made me feel awkward, disturbed, and kinda glum. If the negativity
was addressed toward me (which I'm always open to), that's fine...but
because it was addressed toward someone else, I feel sadly responsible.
I don't want to censor anyone, but I don't quite understand the motivation.
Grace invited me over for dinner, so Ashlyn and I went over pretty early and had a really nice evening. Grace offered a generous and elaborate spread of make-your-own handrolls and sushi. Her spicy tuna was incredible! Dinner was so awesome...better than most Japanese restaurants I've been to! *YUM!*
of the evening, the lil' ones watched The
Wiggles repeatedly on video. I think we watched it four times!
Now I have one of the songs stuck in my head. =/
I got to thinking of all the wonderful people and friendships I've
made here. I have strong bonds and the security of my friends back
home, so most of the time I don't expect to form friendships of that
level anywhere else (or ever). I don't know why I have that mentality,
but in any case, I've come to realize not to forsake the friendships
I'm lucky to have forged here. I've also realized that I have put
in less effort with these people than I have the potential to....and
because of that, I feel shameful and guilty.
Don't mind me. I'm just in one of those moods. Pondering life and emotions...lotta stuff swimming in my head tonight. G'nite!
Pictures from tonight:
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