Posts Tagged “relationships”

Isolation, Obession…and Buttons!

Yesterday was fairly uneventful. I didn’t do much of anything until soon before 8:00 PM, when I headed over to Jake and Luke’s house for Luke and Julie’s engagement party. When I got there, I was greeted by Mr. Dreyer, their dad, who told me that the dinner that several of the people were at was going really slowly – which meant that I was the only one there. To save an awkward situation, then, he asked me if I knew how to play chess. I said that yes, I did, though I hadn’t played it in a long time. So he got out a chess board, and we started playing. I actually had the upper hand. Soon Melissa arrived, and then after that, Dave and Jeff came as well. Once Bethany Dreyer arrived, her dad said that he had to leave, so the game ended with no one being declared the winner. I was a little disappointed, just because I would have been able to tell Jake that I was better than his own father, but my disappointment was somewhat diminished when I reminded myself that it was, after all, just a game of chess.

After more people arrived, the excitement level fluctuated slightly, possibly even registering on the Excitement Meter. I’m not entirely sure about that, though. It wasn’t a real lively party at all. People basically sat around and talked and stuff, and then when that got boring, someone would get up and join a different circle…Continue Reading

Sickness, Servanthood, and Such

Here I am with pants and a sweater on, and I’m freezing cold. I woke up today and felt horrible, with a headache, very sore throat, and a stiff neck just thrown in there for good measure. I have to work tonight, so I was hoping that this stuff would go away by then; however, it’s all still here, and there’s only three hours left for it to disappear. I think perhaps I caught a cold or something. I took some Tylenol at lunchtime to see if it would help, but I didn’t even notice a difference. Then, after lunch, I took a little nap for an hour or so; however, I just basically ended up laying there for about 45 minutes and getting about 15 minutes of sleep. It wasn’t much of a help, in other words. I’m just trying to figure out where I picked this up from. Maybe it was from getting thrown in the pool at Steph’s house, but I would have thought that it would have shown up the next day instead of two days later. If it’s not from that, then it must have been something from yesterday. Either one of the Staats kids was carrying something (as little kids often are), or another one of the people in the youth group was. I guess I might have picked it up at McDonalds as well, but that’s not as likely.

With that said, though, I’m trying my best just to keep myself going. I…Continue Reading

Endings and New Beginnings

Yesterday was awesome. At least most of it, that is. Not much happened in the morning, then around lunchtime Melissa called and asked if I wanted to hang out with her and Josh at the mall. He had to buy clothes apparently. I said sure, because it was better than being bored at home (that’s always my reason, but that’s because I’m always bored at home, I suppose). They picked me up, and we headed over to the mall to get clothes for him. I won’t bore you all with the details, but mainly it was Melissa that picked out the clothes for him, and then he bought them. It was fun, though, I guess, mainly because I got to make fun of both of them. After about an hour, they dropped me back off at home, and that was that. Of course, Josh didn’t know what was going on tonight.

I haven’t mentioned anything about the plans for last night in my blog here just in case Josh or Zeth reads this. I don’t think either of them do, but I decided to be careful just the same. You see, I’ve been hanging out a lot with Steph and Kristy and driving them around places. Why? Well, for the past couple of weeks, they’ve been planning a going-away party for Josh and Zeth. And last night was the night it all came together. It was a surprise party, so I made sure not to mention anything – just because…Continue Reading

The Roller Coaster Day

Well, I must say that yesterday was certainly a day of ups and downs. Soon after posting yesterday’s entry, Steph phoned me up and provided the means of distraction that I needed. She told me that we were going to go to Apps Mill – soon after, Josh, who was also there, decided that he didn’t want to go since he had to work “soon.” Of course, it would still have given us a couple hours there, but he was whiny, so Steph told me just to come over to Kristy’s house and we’d figure something out for what to do after Josh left for work. We watched Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, then Josh left, and we decided – well, they decided – to go hang out at Wal-Mart for a while until Zeth got off from work.

I suppose I probably wasn’t all that fun to be around yesterday. With the whole situation going on yesterday, I was not in a good mood, and after getting up early to cut the grass, I was grumpy and sore. I just kind of followed Kristy and Steph around Wal-Mart making sarcastic comments about whatever they looked at. I soon realized that I really wasn’t having fun at all with this, and was probably ruining their fun as well, so I tried to shut up, but I don’t think it worked too well. Soon I didn’t say much, and I think they likely appreciated that more than my sarcasm. Anyways, soon before…Continue Reading

Boredom at Its Finest

‘Tis another day of laziness for me. Well, I guess it wasn’t complete laziness. I did cut the lawn today, both front and back. That was pretty exhausting, because it was hot, even at 9:00 in the morning. After that, I took a shower and got all nice and refreshed. But besides that, I haven’t done much of anything today. And the great thing is: I don’t have to! Summer’s awesome.

Last night was pretty cool. I went to Central’s youth and we had a devotional about the four men that lowered the paralytic through the roof to Jesus to have him healed. Then afterwards, we played frisbee over at North Park for a bit, then headed over to Kristy’s house to swim. I must admit, I wasn’t keen on the idea, but whatever. I went in anyways, just because I didn’t want the same thing to happen as last time, where I didn’t go in and felt like an idiot. Jeez. Who ever invented this silly water thing anyways? Meh. It was pretty fun, and then we watched a bit of TV before everyone headed home. Zeth and Kristy were a little isolated from everyone else, which I suppose can’t be helped entirely, but it was kind of funny to watch them with each other when everyone else around them is single. It’s strange, though, how that happens, even when the people try as hard as they can to specifically not do that. I don’t know if Zeth and…Continue Reading

Helpless But Not Hopeless

Have you ever had a problem that you just felt helpless about, like you couldn’t fix? I’ve just encountered one to add to the other one I’ve had. And I’m not talking about a problem like cancer or death or turning the sky to green or anything like that. I’ve been there with both of the first two, and that’s a terrible situation, but this one deals with people. This problem I need to deal with has to do with people and relationships, and the ability for me to fix anything about it is dependent on the ability for me to communicate an important message to others so that it can produce a positive change. And I’m not the best at that. I’m a writer, not a public speaker. Oh, and by the way, by “relationships,” I don’t mean boyfriend-girlfriend crap, in case you were wondering. Don’t even go there.

I suppose the first thing I should be doing right now is praying. That’s more powerful than anything else I can do right now. But it deals with a group of people who may or may not even know the hurt they’re causing another person, and I need to deal with it. I need to, because if I don’t, it’s not going to get dealt with. And that scares me. I mean, it doesn’t directly involve me, but both parties are my friends, and thus it does involve me. If I saw some good I could do and didn’t do…Continue Reading

Simcoe and Swings and Star Wars

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Today was a strange day, to say the least. Before I tell you about that, though, I should probably tell you about last night. Probably the best place to begin is at the evening service, where we said farewell to Pastor Dave, who isn’t really going anywhere, just resigning. Jordan, Kyle, Lawrence, and I played for worship, then the pastors and board members presented Pastor Dave and Charity with presents. There was a skit put on by the youth, and then afterwards, everyone went into the chapel and had cake. We hung out there for a while, then Angie, Jordan, and I headed to my car to go to Steph’s house way out in the middle of nowhere.

We just showed up at her house unannounced – no, actually, she had invited everyone over for fireworks and a campfire and stuff. Since we were there a while before sunset, we played a game of soccer for a while, until it started to rain slightly. By that time, the girls had come up with an ingenious idea: let’s get Jeff to drive us to Simcoe – again! Melissa came over to me during the soccer game as it was winding down and asked me ever so kindly if I wanted to drive them to Simcoe to buy hair dye. I laughed in her face, but somehow I knew that it wouldn’t make her give up. She tried for a few minutes, and I stayed strong, but then Steph came over and…Continue Reading