Gretel

Female
from my-mailbox-is-cooler-than-yours Lucas TX

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    • Entry 30

      13 years ago

      Gretel

      Now I'm very sorry for my absence. I'm sure you all missed me terribly *snort* yeah right *snort*. I got into just a tiny spot of trouble, and haven't had computer access, or access to anything for that matter. Anyways, I've been pretty bored. Haven't done anything exciting. Except I all ready bought my backpack for school. It's a University of Texas backpack, and it has a longhorn on the back. It's basically amazing. Oh! Elizabeth is expecting another baby! Yeah it was an accident. So far in actually planning her babies shes 0 for 2. Geez girl needs some control! Now my family is pretty famous for teen moms, but two kids by 19 is a new record! Gonna pop in February, so that gives us *counts on fingers* 7 months to figure out where in the world another baby is going to fit in this house! Madison just moved in to the guest room sense she just turned one, so now I have even less closet space, which is taking a serious toll on the orderliness of my bedroom. I would complain that they are taking over the house, and all of my space, and they said they were going to move out when Madison turned one, and all that, but I don't think that would be a good idea considering the terms I'm on with my family at the moment... SO I hope it's not a boy. It's not fair if she gets to have the first boy, of our generation. Plus two little girls would be REALLY cute, and I have left over Madison clothes I can give as baby gifts, so I won't have to buy it anything.

      Peace, and happiness my friends.

    • Entry 29

      13 years ago

      Gretel

      Well I haven't done anything regarding the letter. I want to talk with Uncle Hal first, but he seems to have disappeared at the moment. That or he is just ignoring my messages which would be quite upsetting. I haven't seen Uncle Chris since this came about. It's incredible that two people living in the same house can not see each other for a week. I haven't spoken to Mary either, but I'm not surprised by that. Either everyone is avoiding me, or at some point I've become radioactive and not relized it.

      Now on to what SHOULD have been the last entry. Okay well the whole family went to Grandmother's funeral. I got to meet my cousin's baby Maggie! She is a sweet heart, and oh so cute! She's taken to calling me something that bears a lot of resemblance to"Dude", which is incredibly far out haha. No one's ever called me dude before. My other cousin's baby (not a baby anymore!) Mindy is quite a handful, and doesn't stop talking. Unless she is asleep, which isn't often. She stayed up to 2 AM! I think she is the first 6-year-old to see that time of day. I got the joy of watching the three little ones. So I spent most of the trip chasing after them. Surprisingly Uncle Hal came! It was great to see him again. Now I don't know if he will come to the wedding though because of time off work (I would love to have an excuse like that). The funeral it's self was actually kind of nice (besides an incident involving my screwy pair of heels and the stairs...Ow) Not much else to say about that. Everyone wanted to go around Austin which was fine, but then they wanted to drive by my old house, and school, and stuff. I don't really think it was the time for that, but whatever (I all ways seem to find something to complain about don't I. I consider it a talent.)

      Well there's something you should relize about my Grandmother.....She loved animals.....A lot. She had 5 cats and a dog! Isn't that convenient? Well we all know that if we just put them in a shelter Grandmother would have God shoot some lightning at us or something. So we (pretty much randomly) devided them between Uncle Mark and Uncle Chris (Uncle Hal was excluded due to a goldfish incident he will never be given pets again) So now we have 2 cats, Moe and Sasha, and the dog, Mocha. Mocha is a daschund and he has some back troubles, so right now he has a cart thingamabob to help him walk. He needs surgery. The vet says that would probably fix him mostly, but Uncle Chris is too damn cheap, so he probably won't get it for him. Uncle Chris is upset about getting these animals, because he doesn't like animals. He made it clear to he didn't want anymore after the ones we have go (just to made things clear we all ready have a mean old cat, Katarina, and another daschund, Larry, and of course we have little Lena snooky-bear.) Aunt Linda though told him that we would take these new pets (go Aunt Linda) so tough luck to him. The cats are incredibly cute! They are litter mates so they are really close. Moe is most likely the sweetest cat ever! He just sits on your lap for hours. Sasha is just so funny. She cracks me up sometimes when she gets to playing with one of the dogs tails or something. It's really great to have Grandmother's pets. She really loved those buggers, so it's nice to have a connection to her. Now I don't normally like pictures in journals, but I think this calls for an exception...So below are pictures of my Grandmother, and our new pets! (Sorry about the sizes, I tried to make them smaller but did too good of a job smiley1.gif )
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      Mocha taking a spin in our backyard.
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      The cats. Sasha is in the front left, and Moe is in the front right.
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      Grandmother as a child.
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      Just the kind of thing she all ways did. Only this time back in the 40's or 50's or something.
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      Grandmother and Grandfather.
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      Grandmother looking quite beautiful.
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    • Entry 28

      13 years ago

      Gretel

      The most ridiculous thing I could ever imagine has happened. Well first Grandmother's funeral went well, it was very lovely. Austin was hard to be back in. It's all been over-shadowed by this though!! Anyways my Grandfather cheated on Grandmother back in the 70's. He was making a lot of business trips to Germany and around the world, and I guess he had some sort of mid-life crisis. Well he had these two kids, a girl named Alex that is 26-years-old and lives in Germany, and a 23(?)-year-old boy named Matt that lives in Florida. None of us have ever met these people only finding out they existed after my Grandfather died. Uncle Chris has had some contact with them through phone and e-mail, but that's about it. Well now what does my cousin Mary go and do? SHE INVITES THEM TO HER WEDDING!!!! Because they are DNA and they are ARE her Aunt/Uncle so somehow in her brain that means they have a right to be there. Jesus. Well Alex accepted her invitation. Mary decided to tell me this in an e-mail, coward. Well here is my response to her, and Uncle Chris sense this was all his idea in the first place. I'd like to know if you think it's a little over-board. Needless to say I will not be attending her wedding now

      Dear Uncle Chris and Mary,

      I am sorry that Mary has chosen to communicate through this method, rather then face to face, but whatever you choose. I am deeply upset by ya'll's decision to invited Alex to Mary's wedding. I belive that it is incredibly disrespectful to the memory of Grandmother to, only a week after her death, invite that person to meet the family, and I belive it is completely inappropriate. I relize it is not her fault she was born, but it does not change the fact that her birth caused years of upset to Grandmother, Grandfather, my Father, and (weather you will admit it or not) the both of ya'll. I do not belive that she has ANY place in this wedding. I know that Uncle Chris said that after Grandfather's estate settled he wanted to meet Alex and Matt, however I thought you would have the respect to not meet under such circumstances. The wedding will all ready be an extremely stressful and emotional time for everyone. Most of our family is still in mourning for Grandmother, and there will be high tensions between Adam's family too. I would have never dreamed that you would do this so soon after Grandmother's passing, and in such a manner. It is a complete disrespect to her memory, and I think that it is unforgivable. To be perfectly honest Grandmother meant much more to me then ya'll ever will. IF you insisted on a meeting, and having me involved I would have thought you would discuss it with me, and not just try and trick me into meeting her. They way ya'll have handled every aspect of this situation has been completeley immuature and inappropritate.

      I also belive it is a disrespect to my Father. Despite what you may think, he did discuss the matter with me. Every time making it perfectly clear that he NEVER wanted any communication with them (besides that done through lawyers involving the estate), and expressed the wish that I do not either. I will absolutely uphold his wish, and I will do everything in my power to never speak to either of them.

      You may not think that the opinion of a 15-year-old matters very much, but I would like to remind you that on several occasions you have asked me what I belive my parents would have done, and I belive they would feel the same way as I do in this situation. I cannot understand why ya'll would put our (all ready fragile) relationships on the line just for the chance that you might have a relationship with this women, you have never meet and whom lives on the other side of the globe. Uncle Chris no matter what you may hope you will NEVER have the same kind of relationship as my Father and you had, you two grew-up together, and you just found out about this other person 5-years ago. I would have thought my Father's wishes would be more important to you, and I am saddened that I was wrong in that assumption.

      I have discussed this with Dr. Martin and he agrees with all my feelings towards the situation, and respects my decesion not to attend the wedding. I cannot say how this will ultimately affect our relationships with each other, but I can tell you, ya'll have both lost respect in my eyes for trying to hide it, and spring this on me at the wedding, and for the disrespect to Grandmother and my Father. I hope that my relationship with ya'll can survive this, but ya'll both have done, in my honest opinion, unforgivable things. I can guarantee you I will not feel the same towards ya'll, and I am, at this point seriously doubting I will continue to have a positive relationship with ya'll.

      I wish this idea had never occurred to ya'll....
      Gretel


      So yeah I had a WONDERFUL week! /sarcasm. If you actually read all that thanks. You rock. If you didn't you still rock for at least reading the last line. I'm going to go crawl in a hole. Be back in 15 minutes.....

      EDIT: Well now I'm thinking of not sending that letter. It's never a good thing to give people something in writting that they can use to a.) Sue you. b.) Get you thrown in a nut house. c.) Show the rest of the family....Oh well even if I don't send it it felt GOOD!

    • Entry 27

      13 years ago

      Gretel

      My Grandmother died last night. I suppose it's some kind of cruel irony that my last journal was about grandparents. I guess I jinxed a good thing. She had a heart attack. My family from New Hampshire will be here tomorrow, and we are going to Austin for the funeral. I'll be gone a couple days.

    • Entry 26

      13 years ago

      Gretel

      Okay so the past few days have for some reason pretty much surrounded my grandparents. I'll go from boring to sort-of-not-really-that-interesting for you smiley0.gif . I was going through the storage room (which I have been trying to consolidate into a smaller room sense the rent is so expensive, but don't seem to be getting anywhere with that.) and tucked in some random book was an old picture of my Mom's side grandparents on their wedding. I hadn't ever seen one of their wedding pictures before. Come to think of it I don't think I have seen ANY other picture of them together. Grandfather looks very happy in it. Looking at that you would never guess how unhappy he got. It's weird that someones thinking can change so radically. On the other grandparents side; Granddad's estate finally settled. It's about time it took about 5 years! The funny part is I am amazed that it wrapped up this quickly! Needless to say the Uncles are quiet happy. I got an e-mail from Uncle Hal (it's all ways a treat when I see him in my inbox.) and he says that his share got spent three months ago.... I found that interesting considering we didn't know when the final pay out was going to be until two weeks ago. I will be getting Dad's share, so I have to decide what to do with it. I guess I will put it in a CD, I think that will be easier then putting it in my trust. To round off the grandparent discussion, I am going to visit Grandmother in New Hampshire this Summer!! Unfortunately though the reason I'm going is because Aunt Linda has to have that surgery to fix that nerve in her face that's been causing her all sorts of problems, so she wants all the kids gone while she recovers. None of the details have been worked out yet, but I'll be staying about two weeks. It is terribly exciting! I will get to see my cousins baby (what relation would that make us?) Maggie. I haven't seen her yet and she is all ready like a year and a half old. She looks super cute from the pictures though, and it will be good to see what Madison will be like in a couple months. Oh yeah seeing the rest of the family will be okay too. It's so exciting, I can't wait!

    • Entry 25

      13 years ago

      Gretel

      I haven't been on much lately I'm very sorry about that. Super busy lately! Anyways yesterday was my birthday, it wasn't the best, but not the worst either. The morning was pretty awesome, Grandmother, Uncle Mark, and the rest New Hampshire kin sent me CSI season 5, so I watched alot of that. I think I have an unhealthy obsession with it now. After about ten episodes of that I watched season 3 of RvB that Grandma sent up. Best present I have ever gotten for her! I was pleasantly surprised to see Uncle Hal had sent me a Steinbeck novel too. I belive this is the first time he has sent me a birthday present. Than we went out to a Mexican place for dinner. Uncle Chris and Aunt Linda didn't go so I should have known then thing would go badly. Mary and Elizabeth brought a bunch of friends of theirs that I didn't know. They were not very pleasant. Then they all started drinking, and I thought that was really mean, because they know how feel about alcohol. John and I are underage anyways so even if they think my hating alcohol is stupid they should not have been drinking anyways. Of course they started acting like idiots. It was pretty upsetting, but Nathan surprised me (because usually he is the moron.) He saw I was upset and offered to take me home.

    • Entry 24

      13 years ago

      Gretel

      There has been an awful lot going on lately. I could go on for quite a awhile, but I don't wish to at the moment. I'll be sure to tell you all the boring gossip in Entry 25. Now to the point of this entry. Tomorrow is my Mother's birthday. I can not understand why some people don't like getting older. It's really confusing that some say I don't want to get older, because I don't want to die. If you don't get older you arn't alive. People need to be thankful for every birthday they are lucky enough to have. Celebrate that you have been given another year to spend with your loved ones. Not just sit there counting your aches, and wishing you were younger. Unfortunately my Mother will not have a happy birthday. The thing that set me off on this was I was looking at my favorite quote web site, like I do everyday, and naturally I was looking at the birthday quotes. I was saddened by the selection. "We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it." ~Author Unknown "There is still no cure for the common birthday. " ~John Glenn. Not very cheerful like I was expecting. What do people have against getting older? Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. Now excuse me while I go listen to my family complain about their age.

      My signature is under construction.....

    • Entry 23

      13 years ago

      Gretel

      All is well here. Elizabeth's birthday is on Wednesday. She is turning the big 18. I don't think we will do much, just cake and dinner. I tried to help Mary make some wedding plans. She says I'm not really good at it though. She thinks I should just elope. The house is coming along well and we should be mostly finished cleaning by tomorrow. We haven't heard anything from Aunt Marlene. It's kind of odd. Wouldn't most people call the folks they are staying with ahead of time? Oh well she is an odd lady. The pet sitting is really great. I'm actually at the neighbors now, snacking on string cheese and petting the kitten. Makes me want a cat. Katarina never lets people pet her, she just sulks in closets, meows at night and beats up Lena. Speaking of Lena guess what I got her! This super cool new bed. It is really soft and velvety. She seems to like it, she sat in it for awhile. Maybe now she will sleep there at night instead of on my head! I doubt it though. Well this journal had no real point. Anywho below is my FIRST attempt at a signature! What do you honestly think? It's not that great, but at least it's a start right! Right?


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    • Entry 22

      13 years ago

      Gretel

      It's Spring break! WOOOHOOO! No it's really not that exciting. Here's what I have planned. I've got alot of cleaning to do, because Aunt Marlene is coming on Wednesday. She is only staying two days thankfully. That women makes me nervous. I haven't seen her in over a year either, and I don't know how to talk to her all her other trips she just ignored me. Maybe she will this time too, but I have a feeling she won't. My neighbor's have gone to the Bahamas's so I am pet sitting their two cats. It is awesome! They're cats are really sweet and easy. So basically I'm getting $15 a day to watch their DVD's and eat their food. Not too bad. With the extra money I will finally get that PSP!! Today was the first day and it started off kind of bad, I set off their alarm system. The company called and I told them tis all good, but I was still worried the cops were going to come though the first hour of Green Mile. Easiest $225 I've ever made that's for sure! Jeremiah called, which was kind of weird in a cool way. First time someone my age has called just to talk in.....Well a very long time. I was really stupid though I just said yep..That's cool...Oh yeah I know what you mean...It could have been I was super tired, I have been having an awful time sleeping lately. I've gotten about 3 hours a night for a couple days now. I don't know what's wrong. Last night I couldn't sleep so I watched RvB season 2, and it was over around 3 AM, and I still wasn't tired. It really sucks. I want some ice cream now, so I will be next door...

    • Entry 21

      13 years ago

      Gretel

      Re-cap of the day. School. Dentist. God I hate the dentist. Drilled a hole in my tooth to get rid of these weird white spots on my front tooth. Have to get it filled now. Feels really weird. The appointment is on my birthday too. Which is not till the 31st, which is a long time to have a hole on your tooth. I'm going to hope for a cancelation and re-schedule! Then I checked my e-mail and here's what I got.....


      To Miss Gretel,

      Well I decided to end my New Hampshire expedition early. I couldn't stand those crazy teenagers. Makes me thank to God that I never became a parent! I have no clue how Linda deals with the four of you!! They don't even pick up their dirty clothes, or help clean the house! I mopped the kitchen, and it was filthy! There were ants crawling around! Ants, in New Hampshire, in the middle of Winter! The baby is healthy and mostly quiet. She only cries when she needs a diaper change. Reminds me a lot of you. You were a very quiet baby. I keep all other opinions to myself so I won't get my family pissed at me again! I found a publisher for the book, just have to fine tune it and pay a professional editor. If it doesn't get published oh well. I have failed in life before, nothing new. If I have to I can try to get a new job in San Francisco. Back to being a pressman and breath those toxic chemicals.

      Of course I picked the absolute worst day to fly. There were black clouds and it was snowing. Mark took me to the airport, and when I arrived I said, well my flight is three hours from now so maybe the weather will change.......NOT! I was waiting there with thirty-five other people for over SIX hours, for a two hour flight to Newark. When I finally did get on the plane I was confronted by an overweight GAY flight attendant, who asked me if anything was wrong! So I said, nope mam everything is peachy! Then he went into some military sergeant thing and threatened to call the Marshalls to kick me out of the plane, etc, etc, etc. This man probably had PMS! Is that possible? So I put my hands in my pockets so I wouldn't become his dentist! Damn that Wombolt temperament. The fellow in the aisle seat just looked at me and we started laughing! So to this the gay fellow put his head back, stated singing and quickly trotted up the aisle away from us! So twelve hours later I arrived back at Yvonne's place. and I'm now trying to repair our relationship. So here I am back in good 'ol California with no money, no car, and bill collectors breathing down my neck. The only thing I do have is a pissed off wife! Life is GRAND! Write back soon and tell me of your problems.

      Love,
      Uncle Hal.

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    • Spartan12

      10 years ago

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    • Spartan12

      11 years ago

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      12 years ago

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      12 years ago

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      12 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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    • Mossijake

      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

      Thanks for the mods on the HP Trivia thread, I'm concerned, however, that you meant to give them as an answer for a question, when I was in fact asking a question. Hope you didnt miss-give mods....

    • Bob_Long

      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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    • m1lky

      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

      I have a very random and arbitrary contest in my journal right now....

    • Luigi_Flore

      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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    • ravis217

      13 years ago

      have you seen Office Space

    • Knuckleneck

      13 years ago

      I was there for 5 years...my dad was in the Army.

    • Knuckleneck

      13 years ago

      I agree...I used to live in Germany, so you can imagine how bad THAT sucked...

    • Knuckleneck

      13 years ago

      She was in Virginia for 3 weeks with her grandparents...I think my dad would die if he couldn't see her regularly.

    • Knuckleneck

      13 years ago

      Aw, it's easy when you've got the same mentality... smiley0.gif

    • Knuckleneck

      13 years ago

      Oh yeah...she's a handful, but she's cool as all get-out, and a great friend already. smiley0.gif

    • Knuckleneck

      13 years ago

      She's 2 1/2...but she acts like she's 20... smiley7.gif

    • Knuckleneck

      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

      Thanks :)

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      13 years ago

      my break doesn't start till next month

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      13 years ago

      here, a gift from me to you

      Gretel.jpg

      you'll need to save it to a folder, cause the links busted

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      13 years ago

      nvm, i got it

    • thegoof89

      13 years ago

      k, one more question, how do you get the pic on. html, c++, java, or what? im not familiar with RvB's scripts

    • thegoof89

      13 years ago

      hey how do you add the stuff out of the boxes on the top of the page?

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      13 years ago

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      im surprised you have time to comment on my page

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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