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Thursday, August 28th, 2003
4:41 pm - college is definitely over rated ; )
kelly is officially a college student. yuppp, kinda weird. i have been here for about a week now and it is starting to feel like home. well, not really, but i am getting used to being here. my roommates are both very nice and we all got along. i have met a lot of really nice people and i think it is going to be a good year. i definitely forgot that along with college comes going to classes though, so i have been stuck for the past few days attending those. they haven't been all too bad, but they have been leaving me with homework. ick. i am currently a music major, so the majority of my classes involve music. i have two classes that aren't music related: my culture class is the class i am taking in possible preparation for being a teacher and then my freshmen seminar which all freshmen are required to take. so... yup. it will be quite interesting to see how kelly does with all these music classes. at first, i thought it was going to be rather simple to be in all music classes, but it is actually going to be a lot of work. the classes are like aural skills and theory and keyboarding and they are not exactly the easiest things in the world... so we'll see. anyways, i miss everyone tons and hope you're doing well! call me anytime - i'd love to talk!! 847-951-8927. luvvvv ya!

current mood: calm

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Friday, August 22nd, 2003
12:59 am - a going away update
this is officially my last update before i leave for hope college. in 4 hours, i will be hitting the road for michigan. i still have some packing left to do and i really wanted to get some sleep... so we'll see how that all works out. i really haven't been feeling well lately at all. my mom thinks i have mono - i am not really sure what all is wrong with me - but whatever it is - i am really miserable. my dad keeps telling me that it's just nerves, dude, i'll give him nerves. i am so not even nervous about anything. i just don't feel well at all. so, yup. tomorrow should be very interesting. moving in takes place from 10am-5pm and then we are supposed to be going out all night. talk about a longggg day. especially after i am hardly going to be getting any sleep tonight and i don't feel well. way too draining for me. anyways, i should get going and finish packing, but just wanted to say goodbye! :) i love you all and will talk to you shortly!

current mood: tired

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2003
12:15 am - farewell my friends
today, i babysat for charlie & ellie from 8:30am-6:30pm. they are absolutely the cutest kids ever! ellie got sick around 5:30pm and the poor girl ended up throwing up. she's only 1 year old and so she is hardly on solid food yet, so she didn't really throw up much, but i felt so bad for her. everything ended up turning out okay though. it was so sad saying goodbye to them! they both hugged me and trish told me to stop by whenever i am home! i love her! trish is their mom, by the way. when i was leaving, she gave me a card with a $25 gift card to Target in it. the card was thanking me for being such a good babysitter all summer. how sweet is that? ya, i definitely love that family.

chelsea, kate, kelsey, and i went over to jen's house tonight to hang out for a bit. kate, chelsea, & jen were making QEftSG t-shirts while kelsey and I hung out and watched tv. it was kate's last night in town, so it was nice just to be around her. we took some pictures at jen's house and then i drove kate, me, chelsea, and kelsey back to kate's house and we hugged and said goodbye in kate's driveway. it was so weird to say goodbye to kate. it just doesn't seem real. like kate has always been there... and now for us all to be going off to school... it's just weird. i dont think it will really hit me until like 2 or 3 weeks after school has started and everything is just started to get into a routine. honestly, right around my birthday is when it probably will hit me. so, we'll see how that goes. there is just so much going on right now - i am almost numb to everything on around me. everyone is leaving, so almost everyday i am having to say goodbye to someone - in the meantime, i have so much on my mind with packing myself up for school and saying goodbye to my friends and family - and just everything. there is just way too much on my mind and too much going on around me, that all i can really be is numb right now. so, i just wanted to update you on how i am feeling. i am going to miss you, kate! you were my best friend all through high school... and i know that things have changed over the years and are going to continue to change... but the one thing i have always liked about our friendship is how we've remained friends through changes. so, i look foward to seeing you at christmas! love you! chelsea... your post will come once you leave :) but... i love you too!! goodnight my friends!

current mood: contemplative

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2003
12:01 am - my adoring fans are getting a little restless
it has been brought to my attention that my journal is well outdated... so i thought an update would probably be kind of appropriate right about now. i have hardly had any time to go online lately, let alone check my journal, so i am sorry to those of you who have noticed that my journal hasn't been updated... it wasn't intentional :) i have had so much to do with getting ready to leave for school. i leave on friday, august 22nd - just 4 short days away. i have bought so much stuff over the past few days and so now my current mission is to try and figure out 1.how to pack it all and 2.where it all is going to go once it gets into my room. i don't want move in day on friday to be total hell, so i am trying to organize everything as best i can now while i have the time and space to do it. i have no idea how much space i will have once i get into my room. it's such a weird feeling - putting everything that means something to me into boxes and not really knowing where it all is going to end up. i don't know if i really like it. i am excited to finally be going away though. i am so sick about my family talking about football... and football... and more football. i have been packing and doing almost everything alone lately because my family has been so focused on dan and his stupid football. so, i am definitely ready to get far, far away from my family and football. but anyways, i have to babysit from 8:30am-6:30pm tomorrow for the cutest kids in the world tomorrow... and while they are the cutest kids ever and it is going to be really sad to say goodbye to them... i have to get some sleep so i can have energy to take care of them! so, goodnight my friends! :)

current mood: crazy

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Thursday, August 14th, 2003
12:43 am - feeling a little more like kelly
i have been on the medicine for three days now and it has totally brought me back to life. i don't know what i would have done without it. i was so sick on monday. i thought it was dying. i feel so much better now. and i am not contagious anymore, yay! :) today, megan corey, my little neighbor had a swim birthday party, so i was over there helping out all afternoon. megan and shannon are twins, but they are having seperate parties, so megan's was a big swim party today and shannon's is a little sleepover party tomorrow night. i love those little girls. megan's party today was just adorable. she had 14 girls from her class over today to celebrate her 8th birthday. they just had a pool put in their backyard, so all the girls went swimming the entire time. i helped julie, their mom, with cake and presents and stuff. she wanted to pay me, but i insisted that she didn't. she told me that their nanny from last summer just got married, so they need a new responsible person and i am just "their girl" :) yay! i love those kids, so i am wayyyy excited. so, my day was great, even though i didn't make any money. i came home at like 4:30 and totally passed out and didn't wake up until like 10pm. haha, so that party took up all my energy. oh well, it was worth it! well, i have a 9:45am doctor app't in downtown chicago tomorrow, so i should get to bed. goodnight!!

current mood: content

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Monday, August 11th, 2003
7:41 pm - the official diagnosis: strep throat : (
saturday night, i ended up going to the counting crows/john mayer concert with kate, jane, and their dad. we had a lot of fun. :) the concert started out a little weird, but things got better as the night went on (needless to say...) after the concert, we did a little tailgating in the parking lot - haha. i was kind of out of it, so everytime someone walked by the car, i would yell hello at them. well, that prompted a few people to come over to the car and talk to us. one of the guys came over and he totally lost the group he was with, so i got on my cell phone and called his friends and they didn't pick up their phone. i felt really bad for him. so, he hung out with us for a bit and then continued on his journey to find his friends. i have been very tempted to call the number that he had me call to see if he ever found them, haha. so, we didn't end up getting home 'til like 3:30am 'cuz it took us forever to get home. it was a fun ride though : ) when i got home, i pretty much just passed out and didn't wake up until like 3:30pm on sunday. i woke up with a terrible headache and the worst sore throat i have ever had in my life. i was hoping the sore throat would get better as the day went on, but it definitely didn't. it just got worse... like really bad. it felt like someone was taking a piece of glass and cutting my throat everytime i swallowed. so, last night, after i had about had it, i tried to make some tea, but i couldn't even drink it because it hurt too bad to drink it. then i tried to spray stuff on my throat, but that didn't work either. then i tried to put like 10 cough drops in my mouth, swallowing them, sucking on them... everything... nothing would make the pain go away. so i woke up this morning and told my mom i was dying and she took me into sick call. they either thought i had mono or strep... and the diagnosis is strep. so, i have been sleeping all day today trying to make myself feel better. i actually have a cup that i have been carrying around with me since last night that i spit into because i can't swallow anything. ya, i have never been in this much pain in my life. so, just thought i'd update you on what's going on in my world. : ) hope you all are doing well... by the way, i think i have like the world's saddest livejournal ever. no one ever posts on here. oh well. bye!

current mood: sick

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Saturday, August 9th, 2003
11:25 am - it is so nice to be home!
all i have to say it "home sweet home!" i was on the plane home yesterday and i just couldn't contain my excitement to finally be coming home! last night, i got to hang out with my way kewl friends, chelsea and kate. chelsea and i went to panera for dinner and then met up with kate after she got off of work. we spent the night getting ice cream and driving around in the rova :) then we went back to kate's house and watched tv with kate's parents. it's classic times like last night that i am going to miss when we all leave in a few weeks. last night was just genuine fun :) and on the way home from kate's, chelsea and i had a "sexual relation" in the car. ha. just kiddin'. only kate and chelsea would understand that one. but anyways. i am going to the john mayer/counting crows concert tonight, so that should be pretty kewl! hopefully i am going to be able to meet up with kate to make the night more eventful! i am going with heather and elizabeth as of right now, since katie kind of backed out on the whole concert thing. oh well. anyways... i should get dressed now... have a good one!

current mood: indifferent

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Friday, August 8th, 2003
8:32 am - goodbye from colorado!
just wanted to say so long from colorado! we're still in breckenridge right now, but we're leaving in about an hour to head up to denver for our 12:30(ish) flight back to chicago. we're flying business class in a 777 back to chicago. that should be kinda of kewl. i don't think i have ever flown in a 777 before and i've only flown business like three times before, so i am excited. i like the extra room you get in business :) well, i need to shower and get all nice and clean for my journey home. start getting excited now 'cuz i'm acomin' home!!

current mood: bouncy

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2003
11:52 pm - just wanted to see if this works : )
i saw this flower on a site today and thought it was pretty - i wanted to see it if worked to upload it on my site - hopefully it'll show up!!

current mood: artistic

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11:33 pm - steamboat springs, colorado
tonight is our last night in steamboat. my family has really taken a liking to being here. steamboat springs is a lot like jackson hole, wyoming, but it is a lot less populated. it is nice being here because it is so pretty and yet we haven't really had to deal with crowds or anything, which has been nice. we have liked it so much, that we have been talking about getting a condo here... so, we'll see what happens with that. the only negative thing about steamboat is it isn't the easiest place in the world to get to... so that is one thing that is kind of holding us back. i really want to come back during ski season and ski. my family isn't really a skiing family, so i am not sure if we would come out here, but i think it would be really awesome. hopefully, i'll friends with people at hope who like to ski and they'll come out here with me :) i am not the best skiier in the world, but the slopes out here seem to be fairly tolerable. i think i could probably handle them. yupppp... so hopefully i'll be able to come back soon! tomorrow we're leaving here and heading out to breckenridge. we're staying in breckenridge for two nights. i think we are stopping in vail tomorrow, too. we've been to vail a number of times before, but my family likes to go there, so i think we're gonna stop there for a bit tomorrow on the way to breckenridge or something. vail isn't exactly my favorite place - i think there are too many people there - but that's okay. we haven't really been to breckenridge yet, so i'll have to give you the 411 on that once we've stayed there for a night or so :) i've heard that it's a yuppy place, so we'll see how that goes. i am just looking foward to friday when we get to go home. i miss my bed and my friends and my doggie so much. we called the place that max is at today and they said he is doing fine. he probably doesn't even remember who we are anymore, haha. awww, i miss him. i don't know what i'm gonna do when i am at school. it's going to be so painful. so much for missing my family, haha, i'm gonna miss max! :) anyways, i'm gonna go... but i will update more lata! hope everything is going well back home... and leave me some love before you leave!! byeeeeee!

current mood: contemplative

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2003
12:05 am - megan if officially married!
well, megan's wedding is officially over. it was so kewl to watch her walk down the isle. i love her so much. megan is my 2nd cousin who just turned 30. she grew up in wisc. but now lives in colorado springs, co. today, she married jared, a 24 year old worship leader at a church out here in colorado springs. i am so happy for her. she has been through so much in her life and is just the kewlest person you will ever meet. i don't ever cry at weddings, but i was balling at hers. she has overcome so much in her life and for her to finally be at the point where she is in love and getting married, i like lost it. i am so happy for her! it was an 11am wedding, so afterward, we went to a casual reception and hung out for a little bit. i got to take some pictures with megan, so i am excited to see how those will turn out. we've just kind of been hanging out since the wedding. her entire family is staying at the hotel with us, since everyone is from wisconsin, but we haven't really been running into anyone, so it has been a quiet day. tomorrow at 10:30am, we're gonna head over to her house and watch them open their gifts. that will be exciting :) i don't think i have ever been to a gift opening before, so i am excited to do that. after we go to their gift opening, my family is hitting to road for steamboat springs. it is a 6 hour car ride from here, so we have a lot of driving to do tomorrow. i am lookin' foward to that... um... not. :) i am excited to get to steamboat though. i have come to the conclusion that i am in love with colorado. i absolutely love the mountains and just everything out here. if i don't really have much going on after college, i totally am moving out here after i graduate from school. i was thinking today and i can totally picture myself living here. it is just the kewlest place ever. so, yup! if anyone is interested in living out here with me, let me know :) kewl, well, hope you guys are having fun back home! i found out that my cell phone plan is a nation plan, so you can call me whenever :) i miss you and hopefully i'll hear from ya soon!! love ya!

current mood: content

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Thursday, July 31st, 2003
10:59 pm - sweet home colorado
the doering family arrived safely today to colorado. our flight was not taken over by hijackers. i am very surprised to still be alive, but life does go on :) we flew business class on a 747, so that was really nice. we all had a lot of room which made the flight rather comfy. i was exhausted because i only slept for like 2 hours last night, so i slept almost the entire flight. it was nice to sleep :) we arrived at the denver airport and then rented our lovely dodge caravan. it's rather spacious, but my family definitely looks funny driving around in a minivan. we're staying in boulder, co tonight. tomorrow we're supposed to get up and tour university of colorado - boulder, but i really don't want to. they know that we're coming and the football people are going to give dan a tour and blah blah blah... i am really sick of all this college stuff with dan. my parents are mad that i don't want to go with them take this tour, but i am just sick of being the one whos left out. i am leaving for college in less than a month and have enough on my mind with that. i don't have to sit and go tour random universities that are going to praise dan - universities that he most likely will not attend either. grrrr. sorry, just letting off some steam. this vacation is going to be a pretty interesting one. i definitely got my period today and so i have been in the worst mood ever. i have the worst cramps and just feel awful. everyone is bugging me and i just want to be home. so, hopefully i don't kill anyone before we leave here :) haha, that would probably be bad, huh? i miss you all! hope you guys are having a good night! you can call my cell phone too anytime, just so you know. it works out here! well, i am gonna get some sleep 'cuz i am wayyyy tired from traveling... so goodnight!

current mood: exhausted

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2:33 am - hi, my name is kelly doering and i am a procrastinator
it is definitely 2:40am and i still have not finished packing for my trip yet :) i have done absolutely everything in the world tonite besides pack for my trip though! i went and bought tyler a portable dvd player at circuit city... then the two of us ate at fridays... then i came home and tried to pack, but nope, i just couldn't do it. so, i went and returned some videos to blockbuster and picked up some prescriptions from my parents at jewel-osco. ohhhh, and then i went to go see heather and eric while they were babysitting. heather was actually the one babysitting and eric was there visiting her. eric's here from texas - he's just here for today and tomorrow, but i am leaving tomorrow for colorado, so i could only stop by tonight fast and say hi. i first met him when i went down to texas to visit heather my junior year. he's definitely one cute kid! he has a cd coming out soon and is going to send me and heather a pre-released copy of it :) i'm wayyy excited. he made us promise that once the real cd comes out, we need to promote it and go and buy a real cd and not just keep the promo one and we told him definately. i am excited to get his cd... so hopefully that'll end up working out! :) well, i think i am just going to go to bed and start packing again in the morning. kelly needs sleep... i can hardly feel my legs anymore... not good. ohhh, guess what? i am now allowed to wear my jean jacket to the wedding! woo-hoo! i put on my outfit and went downstairs with my entire outfit on and was like "don't i look cute?" and my mom is like "well, it is a morning wedding in colorado, so your outfit will be just fine." yayyyyyyy! kelly can wear her jean jacket and look cute!!! i am soooooooooooo happy!!!! haha, sorry, i am getting a bit carried away. as you can see, i am very excited. but, i do need to be getting to bed, so i will either post tomorrow before i leave or once i'm in colorado. chelsea, i know you're reading this... and you never post me a message... so start postin' girlfriend!:o) love you guys! have a great week without me - don't have too much fun!!!

current mood: excited

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2003
3:39 pm - leaving on a jet plane
my flight departure time is currently less than 24 hours from this very moment. for those of you who might not know, i am leaving for colorado in the morning. i am not the biggest fan of flying and it just so happens that the lovely government choses to announce today that there is an elevated awareness about people hijacking airplanes right now. grrrrreat. that's just what i am in the mood for - a good hijacking. i've always had weird thoughts about dying in a plane crash... so maybe my weird thoughts will finally come true either tomorrow or on my flight home. i know, i'm weird. i am sorry. i am just really nervous now. i know everything will be fine though. so now i have to get focused on the lovely task of packing. i find it so hard to pack for trips. i think of every possible weather circumstance and always end up bringing wayyyy too much. ya, packing is always lots of fun for kelly. so i have to get going on that... oh, and we're going to a wedding on saturday, so i have to figure out something to wear to that. yuck! i want to wear my jean jacket sooooo bad, but my mom told me that i can't. okay, here's my reasoning: the wedding is a 11am wedding, so it will be less casual, plus the dress that i want to wear underneath is a pretty nice dress, so it's not like i will look bad. but noooo. grrrrr. ya, i think i should be able to wear my jacket... but nope :) sooooo... it's off to packing for me! i will probably post another message before i leave. i am going to be bringing my laptop with me, too... so i am sure i'll post every now and then while i'm gone. kewl, well see you all soon! love ya!

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2003
7:42 am - a much overdue update : )
i have been getting a lot of hassle lately from people who shall remain nameless about not updating my journal, so this one goes out to you guys. it's been a pretty interesting past couple of days. my family has been up at my cabin in northern wisconsin, so i have been home alone with my puppy. i hate staying in my house alone since it is so big and open, so i've been having people stay with me. saturday and sunday, i hung out mostly with katie. her grandpa had surgery about a month ago on his hip and so he's currently in a nursing home in a wheelchair trying to regain enough strength to be able to walk again. i'd never met him before, but i had heard a lot about him from katie. he was the sweetest old man and it was so nice to sit and talk with him. it was so hard to see him in a nursing him though. like, it was nice to know that he was just there for recovery and he would be out soon, but you could see in his face that all he wanted was to be better and go home. it was really hard to leave him there and go home. we both cried on the way back. i am glad katie was in the car with me 'cuz i would've totally lost it. ya, so that's my emotional story for the weekend :) sunday, we made an appointment and chopped katie's hair. it's just about at her chin and it's all choppy... it looks really cute. : ) It was a much needed hair cut. yup yup. Last night, Kate and Chels were over. We just kinda hung out and listened to music here and then we went to Wendys with Lauren. We brought the doggie along with us, so that made everything just a little bit more interesting. After that, we dropped Lauren back at her house, and we came back here and just kinda hung out. Yuppp, good times. It's sad that the summer is flying by. I can't believe that we all leave for college in less than a month. I am going to Colorado on Thursday with my family. My cousin, Megan, is getting married on Saturday in Colorado Springs, so that will be a lot of fun. We're gonna be going to Steamboat Springs, Boulder, Vail... all those fun places... so I am excited. I love Colorado and the mountains, so it will be a fun trip. When I get back, I only have two weeks 'til I leave for school. :( It's so depressing, yet exciting at the sametime. I don't really know how I feel about it all. Well, enjoy your Tuesday and post me some lovin'!!

current mood: sleepy

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Friday, July 25th, 2003
3:46 pm - all done!
i finally figured out how to make this thing look half way decent and now it looks purty :) yay! round of applause for kelly!! just wanted you all to know that i finally am satisfied with the way this thing looks... hopefully you guys are too!!

current mood: satisfied

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2:36 pm - why can't i figure this out?
dude, i think i am a complete moron. i like can't figure this thing out for the life of me. i keep going on kate's page and it's all pretty and my page looks like a piece of something else. :) why can't i figure this out? ahhhh. i have absolutely no patience. i think that just might be my problem. so, someday my journal will look purty. i just don't know when that will be. hopefully sooner than later :) so, wanna hear a funny story? k, here i go. we're trying to housetrain my dog, so last night, we put him in the bathroom in our basement and put a gate up in the doorway so he couldn't get out. the gate it about 3 1/2 feet tall, so there is like nooo way my dog can get out since he's just a little yorkie puppy. so, we leave him in there for the night and my mom and i go upstairs to bed, shutting the basement door behind us, just in case something happens and he somehow gets out of the bathroom. my mom gets up at 5am this morning to go get the dog and she opens up the basement door to go downstairs to the bathroom and the dog is sitting right in front of her at the top of the basement stairs! he somehow got over the gate or around the gate or something... and got out of the bathroom! you have to see this gate though because there is like absolutely no way that he could have gotten out of this bathroom, but he did. my mom about died when she saw him at the top of the basement stairs. yuppp, so i have a freak dog. so, that's my amazing story for the day. i'll probably update more later :) leave me some love!

current mood: chipper

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12:00 am - i guess there's a first time for everything, huh?
awww, this is my first entry in my online journal. i feel like a virgin. :) i guess there's a first time for everything, huh? i am so glad that i get to share this special moment with you. anyways, so this is starlightkels online journal. yes, kelly gave into the temptation of having an online journal. i think that it is currently kind of odd to have one since i am living at home, but once i leave for hope (which is in just under a month!), it should hopefully be kind of kewl since i won't be seeing everyone so much. i don't know how often i'll actually write in here, but i am hoping to buy a digital camera before i leave, so if i do, i'll be posting pictures a lot, so that be will fun! you can start getting excited now. :) yes... so, here is starlightkels online journal! this first entry isn't too kewl 'cuz i didn't really know what to write, but they will get better, i promise! please leave a message for me... and remember to leave your name!! :) byeeee!!

current mood: sleepy

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