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My family will be here in an hour and a half! I am a little bit nervous. How much can change in six weeks? I know I'm different, but not in ways that will matter. My sister is going to stay in the dorm with me tonight, and then I'm staying in the hotel with my family tomorrow night. I'm so excited. I can't wait to see Becca. She writes me the best letters: they're comprised of completely random observations and sound just like the way she talks. And now we'll finally get to talk in person again. I've missed my parents, too.

There are also about sixteen people right here in Richmond whom I sadly have to miss--and they're so close by, too: I'm no longer consistently with my beloved four-year-olds at work. It makes me very, very sad. I miss them and I feel like they're growing distant from me. Even if I get to go in there for part of the time, it's not the same as spending six hours a week completely devoted to one set of children. I no longer even know which classroom I'm supposed to go to first; I've been helping in four different rooms this week. I'm trying to get to know all the other kids so I can feel connected to them, too, but I honestly think that the kids I like the most are the original bunch that I got so close to. I don't want them to forget me or start to feel like I'm not someone they can count on simply because I'm not in control over where I can be each day of work. I had such hopes, too. I felt like I was really getting to know some of the kids extremely well, and I had all these ideas for how I wanted to help certain trouble makers and build up their confidence.

Oh oh oh! I bought a box of fortune cookies at LoBill's! I put them in a little bowl on top of the fridge so visitors to the room can get a fortune. My first fortune says, "A visit from a friend, some travel and pleasure." That can vaguely be related to family weekend, I guess. And I'm going home for fall break soon...and hopefully Kristen (and others?) will be visiting me in a couple of weeks.

I'm going to go finish cleaning my room so my sister will have a nice floor to sleep on. Then I'm going to watch Eternal Sunshine... in the Wilson Lobby because Emma bought the DVD! I love that movie. It'll be good to pass the time.

Date: 2004-10-01 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tcis14.livejournal.com
*approves your movie choice*

Date: 2004-10-01 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiderxwhite.livejournal.com
have you seen that eternal sunshine movie before? i was just wondering. i'd like to know how it is because i haven't yet. it definitely sounds interesting, though.

hope you have a good visit with your family. :D

Date: 2004-10-02 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sidewalksparkle.livejournal.com
I've seen it before...it's amazing. I think you would really like it.

Date: 2004-10-02 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spiderxwhite.livejournal.com
cool. i'll definitely have to rent it soon.

Date: 2004-10-02 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] awakeningdancer.livejournal.com
I love the fortune cookies idea :)

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