Thursday, May 25, 2006

Yes, it's coming into focus now.

Look into my magic ball and let me show you my future.... hhhhmmm.... Ah yes there it is.... kinda foggy, but it certainly looks interesting.

On July 5th I will be in America!

Well that is what my flight itinerary says anyways. It tells me that I will be arriving at JFK at 4pm est. Jb's future is a little different. His magic ticket tells him that he will be arriving at JFK on the same day, but at 10:30 am thus he will have to wait for me.

hé hé hé.
After we find each other the future gets a little more foggy.
As of right now we have places to stay for about 2 weeks. One in Philly, with Angel and Bernadette and the other near Baltimore, with My Aunt Bethany and Uncle Dave. We still need to find a place, or places for the rest of the time on the East Coast.
Jb's return ticket is for the 30th of July. So, we don't know what is going to happen to us but we expect a forcast of mild to extreme adventures with occasional showering of kindness from friends family and strangers.
We plan on bringing a tent.
Once again I'm going to ask the wide world of blog readers that if there is anyone out there who thinks they might be able to help us out even for a night, in their back yard, we would be eternally grateful!
We are still hoping to find somewhere closer to
New York City,
because we are dieing to see it.
Please isn't there anyone else who can help?

Monday, May 15, 2006

I ask, I seek, and I promise to knock before entering!

Matt. 7:7
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

In Havilah News this week:

I have started the application process for Ave Maria University in Naples, and I am also planning on applying to Viterbo University in LaCrosse. Hopefully I will be accepted to both and then have the grand option of choosing between the North and the South for school.

Tonight after I finish work I will be booking my ticket home the states with the kind help of Lydie, my boss. (I don't have a credit card.) I am hoping to be flying into Chicago on the 30th of June.

Jb is hoping to come to the states on or about his birthday the 6th of July and meet up with Bern and Angel and I in Phili. So it is looking like I will be home for about a week and then out on the East coast for 2 weeks or so.

About that. I am trying to find a/some places where Jb and I can both stay for a few nights around NY city and or anywhere else that might be interesting on the east coast. Neither of us has really seen anything in the city and we both really want to. So, anyone that might be able to put us up on a couple couches or even the floor please drop me a comment as it is looking like the travel budget is gonna be pretty slim. We aren't looking for food and you won't have to spend all day playing host to us or anything we just basically need a place to sleep when our weary feet come home from walking all over the city.

Jb was talking about maybe doing kind of a space exchange thing, like if you put us up in your place then he would put you up if you were to come to Paris...etc.

If any of you Aves have any ideas or know of any former Aves that I might be able to contact who could help us out please let me know a.s.a.p. Or perhaps I might have family near there that knows someone who might be able to help? If no one can help then we are going to have to try and book some place. :( It's just that everything is soooo flippin' expensive in NY and when you make as little money as we do... Its hard.

We would even be happy with a little bit of someones back yard where we could put up a little non-grass killing tent that Jb wants to buy. Anything, anywhere near the city, anything at all!!!

Please help!

Thank you so much!

Song for today:
By: Michael Bublé


Another summer day
Has come and gone away
In Paris and Rome
But I wanna go home

Maybe surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel alone
I just wanna go home
Oh I miss you, you know

And I’ve been keeping all the letters that I wrote to you
Each one a line or two“I’m fine baby, how are you?”
Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

Another aeroplane
Another sunny place
I’m lucky I know
But I wanna go home
I’ve got to go home

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
When everything was going right
And I know just why you could not
Come along with me
That this is not your dream
But you always believed in me

Another winter day has come
And gone away
In even Paris and Rome
And I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I’m surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel alone
Oh, let me go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

Let me go home
I’ve had my run
Baby, I’m done
I gotta go home
Let me go home
It will all be all right
I’ll be home tonight

I’m coming back home

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Should I stay or should I go...

First, as I am certain Mary will be very happy to learn, I AM coming home to the States on or just about June 30th. I have some relatives and some friends that I want very much to see on the East coast, so I am thinking of flying into Phili, seeing Bunnydette and The Clever Angel, and then perhaps visiting my Uncle Dave and Aunt Bethany, and then maybe even heading to CT and visiting Aunt Amelia. I don't plan on being away for too long though. Maybe two weeks total for the East coast, and then I was thinking of catching a bus, train, or some car with my thumb, and coming home to Wisconsin. So all my Wisconsin Peeps should be expecting me to pop up and want to be fed and amused on or about the 14th of July.

Now here is my 'should I stay or should I go' dilema: In about a week I will be receiving my first Catre de Séjour, Green Card if you will, and when I receive that I will be a valid citizen of France for one full year from the date of issue. Which means: I can come and go all over Europe as much as I like. That is too cool, and you all know what? It took me so freakin' long to get the stupid card that I inclined to not let it go to waste.

I have a few other job oportunities here and I was thinking maybe I would stay till at least next Christmas. But here is the thing, I am now 2 years behind in getting my college degree, and I am starting to feel the pressure about finishing a degree before I get so old that the professors start call me "Maam". I have this little pamphlet in my room from Viterbo University in LaCrosse WI, which is only 30 miles from my parents place, and it has been calling my name in my sleep. Reminding me about how much I loved being in school and a learning environment. How I miss studying and being mentally challenged by my proffessors. I am so tempted to sign up and see what really studying music is like.

However, I know that I will probably get ants in my pants if I stay in WI for more than a year, so I really don't know. I could apply for Ave Maria in Nicaragua and start learning Spanish, or maybe I could go to Calcutta and do missionary work.... What am I supposed to be doing??????

Now I humbly ask all the kind and caring people who read my silly blog: Would you please give me a little advice? I am really feeling like a reed in the wind. I blow this way and that way between my options. The world is too open to me, and I am afraid that I might end up wasting my youth chasing it round and round then in a few years find myself middle aged, alone, and without a real home or plan.

What to do, what to do...

Todays song:

Older Chests

By: Damien Rice

Older chests reveal themselves
Like a crack in a wall
Starting small, and grow in time
And we (always) seem to need the help
Of someone else
To mend that shelf(of)
Too many books
Read me your favourite line

Papa went to other lands
And he found someone who understands
The ticking, and the western man's need to cry
He came back the other day, yeah you know
Some things in life may change
And some things
They stay the same

Like time, there's always time
On my mind
So pass me by, I'll be fine
Just give me time

Older gents sit on the fence
With their cap in hand
Looking grand
They watch their city change

Children scream, or so it seems,
Louder than before
Out of doors, into stores with bigger names
Mama tried to wash their faces
But these kids they lost their graces
And daddy lost at the races too many times

She broke down the other day, yeah you know
Some things in life may change
But some things they stay the same

Like time, time, there's always time
On my mind
So pass me by, I'll be fine
Just give me time,
Time, there's always time
On my mind
Pass me by, I'll be fine
Just give me time