"The Month in Review, Part II" or "I Must Inform the Public of my Comings and Goings"
02 March 2003
Hello dear journal! How are you today? It has been such a long time since i have written anything to you, and I am so sorry, but the month has been really busy because I have been substituting for people in the office, and I have been trying to have more fun in the social scene, which I have accomplished.
During the month of February, I have done so many things that I hardly know where to begin. First, I had a visit from Steven again. he was last in stockholm in september or october and it was a real treat to see him again. We were able to hang out and catch up on a lot. He was doing generally well and he made me really happy to come and visit him again.
After Steve left, I also was hanging out with my good friends Markus and Tomas. And I also met Rain from Finland and he was amazingly cool. I let him stay at my flat when he was in Stockholm and he returned the favor when I went back to Finland.
Finally, I also went home to get some of my things so that they could be shipped to Sweden. While I was at home I stayed with my sister's place and did a lot of work. I also surprised my mom with a visit to her office and took her out to lunch. I also got to visit with Cara while I was in town. I tried to visit with Jason, but he was out of town. I literally had so much to do that I couldn't even visit all of my family and i could not visit all of my closest friends either. But I have a gfeeling that I will have many more surprise trips home. I just need to do a better job of managing my visits home because if I give a lot of warning, then I have to go and try and visit too many people and everyone gets disappointed because I don't have the ability to spend quality time with them.
Anyway, on 01 March 2003, I also had another endeavour, which was to begin the "Rodney Improvement project", which after I talked to Markus, we renamed it to "Beach 2003". Our collective goal is to get in shape to be comfortable at the beach by June. However, the we have been off to quite a slow start, as we have eating nothing but junk and fatty food, and drank loads of alcohol since the task began. But I am confident that we will succeed mostly because I have no choice. And with Tomas as inspiration, i am sure that I will continue to lose more weight. but we will see how it goes.
Anyway, I have to go now, but it was a whole lot of fun to write. I promise to try and write on a weekly basis. Take care jounral.