Posts Tagged ‘hope’

Recovery

I was walking down the street today, and these three little kids were standing on the side of the road.  They waved at me and I waved back, and right after I passed them I could swear I heard one of the little girls saying, “She looks pretty.”  Now, before I left the house, I looked in the mirror at my frizzy hair and hoped no one noticed.  Besides the frizz, I was rocking a camo skirt and my kickass XX-Hi Converse, which always give me confidence anyway, but this compliment from a little girl gave me an extra boost. 

Mom had her surgery today, and she’s in recovery now.  Dad’s going to take me to the hospital later today, but he says she’ll probably be asleep.  She’s coming home on Saturday, and I hope that I’ll be able to take care of her.

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Quest for an automobile

I’ve been on a quest today to look at cars online.  First, I went to vehix.com, and I really like their way of searching for what I want, but after I felt that I looked at everything within my requirements, I moved on.  I didn’t really like any of the other sites, but maybe I was just burnt out on looking.  I would really like to actually go out to a car dealership and compare cars there, but Mom won’t be able to do that for a while.  Since Mom will still be at home when school starts, I’ll probably be driving her car to school until I get my own.  Mom says that I definitely will have a car soon, but I have my doubts.  I’m keeping my expectations low, so that I’m not completely disappointed if I don’t get a car this year.

I usually keep my expectations low for everything in life, and some people might see that as being pessimistic, but for me it’s just keeping myself from getting my hopes too high.  I’m not saying that I don’t hope for anything, because I do.  I hope for what I want, but I don’t expect it.  That way, if I don’t get what I want, I’m not too disappointed because I figured that would happen, but if I do get what I want, then I’m even happier because it’s like a pleasant surprise.

I think that Mom is hoping for me to get a car in September, but we’re keeping our eyes open now.  I think that we should have been looking at cars all throughout this summer.