May 1, 2000 – Monday – 9:00 a.m.

April 30th came and went.

Marie and I made breakfast, went to church, walked on the beach, sat in the woods, she read Emily of New Moon to me as I lay my head in her lap, we ate out at Captain George’s Seafood in Pungo, the crab legs and cherry pie were wonderful, the sun set over our dinner, and then we held each other outside as Orion’s Belt hovered over the horizon, preparing to deliver us a warm summer night sky.

April turned out to be a great month of learning for Marie and I.  I thank God for April of 2000.

May 28, 1996 – Tuesday – 9:00 p.m.

My time at McDonald’s went by very quickly today.  I had a lot of fun.  Omenya has become a joy.  She calls me “Jon Jon.”  Her nickname over in Egypt was “Mon Mon.”  She has an amazing smile and laughs at every stupid and crazy thing I do.  I’m very thankful I was able to work there this month, just so I could meet her.

I took a walk this evening.  It felt really good outside.  I live in such a simple, nice, quiet, and peaceful area.  I’m so glad I grew up here.

When I returned, I played with out new kittens.  They are so eager to explore.  So innocent.  I envy them.

After about 20 minutes, I said good bye to them and with eager eyes, they watched me walk away.

October 4, 1994 – Tuesday – 2:40 p.m.

Mattress opens tomorrow night.  It hurts very much every time I put on that goatee.  I hate spirit gum.

I got a letter from Cheryl today.  She sent me some pictures.  I’m not sure if she is coming to see Mattress or not.  I think she is.  Last night I didn’t get back home until 1:30 a.m.  Mattress lasted until midnight and then I had to rehearse a scene from Of Mice and Men.

I’ll see my mom within the next week.  She will meet Jeni.  So will Cheryl and Ryan and Christi.

This play has complicated my life so much.  I’m not going to try out for Dinning Room.  I’m simply going to take it easy and enjoy everything again.  Enjoy simple things like the wind.

I’ve talked to Jeni today, but I haven’t seen her.  I’ll see her around five o’clock I hope.

Thank you for her Lord.

It does look like I’ll be going home with her for fall break.  That should prove to be very interesting.

I’ll met new people up there to add to the collection.

August 21, 1993 – Saturday – 11:05 p.m.

This morning I went to singing practice and, of course, Marcus went with me.  Kevin left for college this morning.  It hasn’t hit me that he’s gone, yet.

Then we went shopping and left for Wendy’s house where we were going to make our senior T-shirts for school.  After a very long time of driving around parts of the state I’ve never been, I finally found her house.  Since I go to church in the next county over, I don’t go to school with any of my church friends, and vice versa.  I haven’t seen any of these people all summer.  It was good to see everybody.

Then we left for Ryan’s house.  We met later in the day since skit group was cancelled for no reason at all.  Christi couldn’t make it so Ryan and I worked, while the two of us plus Marcus talked about everything under the sun.  We all went to youth group, and it was so great.  I learned a whole lot.

Andy was there and we talked about writing and stuff.  Then Marcus and I talked and dreamed about the world’s two greatest girls:  Ryan and Christi.

Guess what?  Marcus likes Christi.  It didn’t bother me.  I mean, Christi is still a great person to me and all, but nothing beyond that.  I don’t feel for her the way I feel for Ryan.

Marcus said her and I talked and joked around like we were a couple tonight and it shocked him.  He thought we might have a secret relationship going on that nobody knows about.

The day was great.  A lot more happened that is simply too wonderful to write about here.

Just the simple stuff.  Looks, words, smiles, eyes, etc., etc.  All the things that make life worth living.

I shall go to bed thanking the Lord for the great new memories that I will cherish forever.