*i only graded half of the papers i should've graded tonight. but i had a lot. my pile is a couple inches deep. at least i did some. oh well. i'll get caught up tomorrow.
*i had a good weekend. a couple opportunities to get together with some friends. good talks. good laughs. i'm so thankful for my friends. i have my family. i love my family. but i don't have my own family. my friends become that family. i am so lucky to have both.
*i go off track on friday. during this time off i'll be heading to st. george & chicago. i'm very excited for this trip. i love going home (to chicago) and i love being with my parents. and i love getting time with my bubbies.
*kinda had a hard day today. i don't love going to church alone. i am kinda struggling with being single today. or lately. i've been putting forth effort on lds singles.com. its getting me nowhere. i hate going to church all by myself. i wish i were just strong enough to not be bothered by it, but i'm not. then i talked to my dad. he knew could tell something was wrong - due to his freaky ability to hear something wrong, even when you don't say it. so i started crying. actually cried a lot today, at different times, couldn't really help it. people just don't understand it. not unless you've been going to church by yourself for the last 8 years. and i hate to admit it, but i'm feeling bitter about vehia today. when i feel lonely, i feel hurt - unfortunately. and i'm trying to appreciate what i have, not dwell on what i don't. but sometimes its hard. but i had my mopey day. i'm going to keep my chin up. and i'll keep on truckin. and i'll keep making the effort to go to church - cause i know that's where i need to be.
*i learned how to play sudoku today. whoa. what an addictive game!
*i decided on the little purse charm. i'm excited. it was a tough choice. really want to go on a binge & just get them all. but i exercised a little bit of self control.
*i've decided that i can't stand people that are fake. or who pretend. its manipulative & i have no tolerance or patience for it. i have no desire to have people like that around me. and that's all i'm going to say about that.