Friday, October 22, 2010

Jani's Journey

Jani’s Journey

“UCLA diagnosed Jani with child onset schizophrenia. When in a psychotic state, no one could reach Jani. She would bite the furniture until her mouth bled because she said it made her teeth feel better. She tried to jump out the window at UCLA.

The worst part was the fear that we were losing our daughter forever, losing the bright and happy child she had been, and we were powerless to stop it.

We only have one dream, and it is that Jani is still around for us to hold in twenty years.

We want two things; to keep Jani alive and to allow her enough happiness that she wants to stay alive.”

Please go to their website and read the full story of Jani’s struggle (Jani’s dad writes an AMAZING, eye opening blog). Even if you can’t donate any money to her family at least become informed (They’re struggling financially while trying to maintain two apartments to keep Jani and her little brother Bodhi safe and trying to continue Jani’s equine therapies that help her so much).

Pass this story on to other people. Make people aware of what families go through dealing with mental illness.

Even if all you do is share this story, help people discover what so many families fight against.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Well, well

Well, long time no post. I’m not even sure why… since I haven’t really been doing that much.

I’ve been reading lots of Jane Austen for my class and writing papers and studying for tests. We joined Netflix so we’ve also been watching lots of movies. Mostly Jane Austen, but some other stuff. I watched The Business of Being Born. It was soooo good. So interesting and I loved getting a different point of view than the normal hospital birth view.

I’m gearing up and trying to get some school stuff out the way this month because I’m going to attempt to do NaNoWriMo again in November. Which means that all of my free time will be gone. Haha. Oh well.

Anyway enjoy the recent pictures. :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Midway Point!

Half way through September already!! Where is the freaking fall weather when you want it? It's still incredibly hot in Florida. Holy cow. Ready for the cool breezes of fall. Or at least cooler. I bought a nice knit hat for this winter that I'm excited to wear! And I was shopping for scarves the other day. I'm so ready.

Haven't been doing too much. I joined netflix so I've been watching a lot of movies. Which I like. Doing schoolwork.

Reading a lot, mostly for school. But I'm trying to find time to read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest too. I'm sort of addicted to the Millenium series!

I haven't taken very many pictures lately! Which is really bad of me. We went to Disney World and I have a few pictures from there which I'll hopefully upload.

Well, off to sleep.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

So close

I was so close to finishing August Break, but I missed a few days... and oh well. One more day of classes this week then a long weekend in Disney! I'm beyond excited.

Went to the gym today to work out and swim laps. Woot. Now my hair is wet and needs to be washed. I would also assume that's why my knee hurts... LAME.

Anytime it would like to start getting cooler here.. I'm okay with that. I would really prefer it. It is so dang hot waiting for the bus.

Well off to watch 500 Days of Summer and/or read.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Day 27

First week of class done!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day 26

Missed a day yesterday.. I was just too bored to do anything. If that makes sense.
It's my roommate/BFF's birthday today. And we picked up a friend's dog from the airport. Which involved a very sketchy trip to Delta Air Cargo pickup.

First the air cargo pickup is rather far from the actual airport terminal pickup, and kind of in the middle of nowhere, so rather sketchy there. Then there was one of those creepy white vans and they picked up a huge rectangular package that said HANDLE WITH EXTREME CAUTION on the side. I'm pretty sure it was a dead body.
There was also a guy there that picked up a package and his truck said Stealth Courier on the side. I'm guessing it was the CIA or FBI picking up packages.. hahaha.

Oh the adventures.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day 24

Right before it poured while sunny and there was an awesome rainbow... unfortunately I was in my car and couldn't take a picture of it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 23

View from our living room window..

Been a boring day. Had one class, a super long one. It wasn't too bad but there are only 6 of us in the class.. so that'll be strange.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day 22

Went to season auditions for the theatre at school. I think it went pretty well.. hopefully. We'll find out about callbacks this week.
Since I'm boring all you get is a picture of my very yummy grapes.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day 21

Moved into our apartment at school today. Lots of nastiness because whoever lived here before obviously never cleaned. So my roommate and I swiffered and then played scrabble with cheezits!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Day 20

Leaving for school tomorrow. That's why my room looks like there was an explosion. I still need to pack more.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 19

Made the 12 hour journey back home again. Picked up doughnuts on the way out of town though!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 18

Finally made it to the pool today. Leaving to go home tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 17

Nothing says summer like tie dye, sidewalk chalk and lounging puppies. Plus blue skies.

Day 16

Elephant Ears!

My nephew with his police officer badge.

My beignets!

Sorry I'm a day late. I was super tired last night and didn't make it to the computer. Went to the state fair yesterday. The weather cooperated and it didn't get too hot until we were ready to leave. Ate lots of good food.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Day 15

My nephews birthday party today! Plus a picture of my other nephew looking adorable. :D

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Day 14

Today involved lots of baking... Funfetti cupcakes and brownie cupcakes. Then a lot of icing. Including a failed chocolate buttercream icing attempt.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Day 13

Today was pretty good. My sister and nephews got here. Explored a little around town.

Day 12

This is the view from behind a McDonald's in Tennessee. Pretty idyllic.

So I'll be posting two days today. Since I was trapped in a car for 12 hours yesterday.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 11

My new henna.

Tropical storm was coming in tonight.

My dogs after they got shaved down. They're so skinny now!

Now that I'm done working I would really appreciate it if time would stop for a while. I'm going out of town to visit family tomorrow... then when we come back I've got to head straight back to school. :X

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 10

my chicken teriyaki dinner from aloha! my favorite place ever. i could eat it every day.
and the henna on my foot that i did. :D

Monday, August 9, 2010

Day 9

Only two more days of work left!! Hopefully I can make it.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 8

Went to visit my grandparents today. After my mom and I spent way too much money in Michaels... but I bought henna! So excited to try it out on myself.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 7

Hung out by the pool today. Then went shopping!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Day 6

Sorry to be so boring... but I have a boring life. So excited it's Friday though!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 5

Gigi on my bed this morning before I left for work. And the view from the bridge tonight as I drove to visit a friend who just had her baby. :D