9.28.2005

rain drops keep fallin on my head...

ah, the sound of rain. i love it. so calming, relaxing. and the smell...love it. the sound and smell of rain: two of my favorite things! maybe that is why i'm a water baby {aquarius}...
love the fall. cool weather, lots of rain...perfect for snuggling! :)
had a busy few days. saw the white sox, apple picked, finished out a swap, working on some odds and ends, got a cleaning person, packing for my mini getaway to detroit. so excited. yes, i'm still nervous! i mean, i know these girls but i don't know them. ya know? everyone has been so friendly and helpful in trying to help me figure out how the heck to drive my butt there! it's gonna be a blast. i think it's just my timid personality.
honestly, for a while. i wasn't sure if i wanted to go. i hate new things/change. i know this isn't technically change. but it's a scary thing meeting 13 people you don't know. at least for me it is. but i'm trying to work on my sense of adventure. to realize that not doing it doesn't get me anywhere. that i would rather do something and regret it, than not do it and regret that. i would have an experience to learn from. another part of it is, that i hate doing things alone. i admire the crap out of someone who can go to dinner and a movie by themselves. i just can't do it. so i figure this is also me taking a journey by myself. not worrying if nick or a friend has to pee. that i can pull over whenever the heck i want. that i can pick any fast food joint i want. it's also the fact that i think it is going to be amazing to be surrounding by people who love this hobby of mine, as much as i do. not many people i know scrap. i wish they did. but they show no interest. that darn scrapbooking negativity aura thingie. that we are obsessed camera wielding crazies. well, let me tell ya something...we carry scissors too! ;) anywho. enough with my rant. hopefully, when i get back i can share some fun pics and some exciting news!

3 comments:

Jill said...

Have fun, Shannon! You sound just like me. I almost didn't go to the Expo in April and I had a ton of fun. Even all by myself. At a restaurant and all! ALONE! You will do fine. And if you hate it, you can just leave and go home. And have a safe trip up there and back! (And you can show me your pictures when you get back. And, uh, more than two? Please? ;-)

Meredith said...

LOL. I have to admit, I am LOVING the "We carry scissors" comment. LOL People should really be careful, huh?

I hope you have a wonderful time. You're going to have a great trip and some time alone. What some of us wouldn't DO for some alone time these days! I can't wait to hear all about it and see the pictures. I know you'll have a blast!

TracyDacy said...

Hey Shannon, if it's any consolation, I'm little scared too, but I think we'll get through it and have blast. BTW, I don't know the route you have planned out or exactly when you are leaving but there are a couple rough construction spots on I-94 once you get passed Ann Arbor. Just a little warning ...