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Dream [Nov. 14th, 2012|04:46 am]
Angel Harper
[Current Location |United States, Wyoming, Casper]
[mood |lonelylonely]
[music |Face in the Clouds - Gaia Consort]

I had this amazing dream.
I was chaperoning a field trip for my youngest son's class. They were going to a winery owned by a local family for a tour. At the end of the day I discovered my son had left his jacket at the winery. We had back to the winery to pick up his jacket, but there was a large family party happening. My son swears he knows where his jacket is and he will go get it. So I wait at the side gate, and wait, and wait. Finally, I go inside to try and find my wayward child. I find him playing a board game with another little boy, Vanni who is in his class. I remind my son we need to get going and Vanni starts crying and begging for my son not to go. The next thing I know a handsome older gentleman comes over and insists we stay. I tell him we just stopped by to get my son's jacket. It turn out he is the patriarch of the family, Giovanni, the little boy is his grandson and the boy is very shy. My son is his only friend at school. Giovanni insists I stay, I keep saying no, we should go home.He takes me to the kitchen of this enormous house. He has me try some of pasta the chef is making. It is amazing. My resolve to leave is weakening. When suddenly a large group of boys a few years older run into the kitchen where we are talking and my older son is among them. Turns out one of Vanni's older cousins is in his class and he had finagled and invite to the party.
At which point I woke up. But the detail of the house and the food. I reminded me so much of the area I grew up. Sigh, I wish I could go back to that dream.
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The weight of worlds [Jan. 27th, 2012|08:59 am]
Angel Harper
[Current Location |United States, Wyoming, Casper, Casper College]
[mood |crushedcrushed]

Some mornings I wake as though into a dream. I feel like I am diving deep in the sea and that I can feel many atmospheres of pressure upon me inexorably crushing me. All I can do is lay very still and breathe slowly until the urge to freak out, flail, scream and run away passes.
I love my husband, my children and the opportunity to get my degree is amazing, but sometimes the pressure and the expectations are crushing.
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Wyoming Weather [Jan. 27th, 2012|08:52 am]
Angel Harper
[Current Location |United States, Wyoming, Casper, Casper College]
[mood |coldcold]

I have three jackets of varying thickness and lengths. I classify them as Cold, Freezing, and Holy shit, was that a mammoth?! I have now moved up to my Freezing jacket and am praying I will not need my Mammoth jacket.
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What the hell, it might work! [Jun. 6th, 2009|08:22 pm]
Angel Harper
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

Help out the working mom and

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Long time, no see. What have you been up too? [Jun. 5th, 2009|12:11 pm]
Angel Harper
[Current Location |home]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Come thou fount by Paul Cardell]

Wow, how time passes. I am living in my own home in Evansville, Wyoming.
I have two children, Benjamin who is four and attending the local Montessori school and Conor, who is a year old and learning to talk and to use the potty.
We have two elderly cats and an enormous and enthusiastic Labrador Retriever named Lucy.
I am still married to my darling husband Stephen, Who works as a hazardous materials truck driver and looks forward to the day when he can do a job that bring him home every night.
We love to go camping, fishing, hunting, visiting national parks and museums. We have large extended family who we visit often.
It is summer now and we are looking forward to camping and trips to the lake.
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Sea Anchor: An Ode to my Husband [Feb. 13th, 2007|03:12 pm]
Angel Harper
[mood |calmcalm]
[music |Callin in the air tonight by Full Blown Rose]

With my husband gone so much for work I realize how lucky I am to have found someone who balances me so well.
Without him, like a life boat without a sea anchor I toss, pitch and yaw on the storm swells of life. Taking on water and getting sea sick.
With him, it is effortless to turn my face to the waves and ride the storms out.
Cheesy, I know, sorry.
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Revoking My Gay Card [Feb. 13th, 2007|02:29 pm]
Angel Harper
[mood |calmcalm]
[music |Waiting on the world to change By John Mayer]

I am Bisexual.
These three words have caused me so many problems in life. Fortunately not from my family. When I officially told my brother. It had always been a given before he had seen me kissing girls and boys. He said to me "So?" and that was the end of it.
The problem with coming out is that it is a never ending process with every new person. Trying to decide whether or not you need to announce it in a situation is hard. It is rather like being of mixed race who can pass for white. If you say nothing you have to live with the squirming sensation of being a traitor. If you announce it sudden people look at you funny, straights are nervous and gays are worse to bisexuals that straights are to gays. For people who keep yelling about tolerance, I have gotten harassed by homosexuals that I am a fence sitter, traitor or just being trendy.
Now that I am married it is even worse. My husband knows and does not bother him because boy or girl, I am monogamous. But his family does not know and would not understand.
The gay community is worse. It is though by getting married and having a kid I magically am not gay anymore. My Gay card has been revoked and I don't understand how. Bisexual means both. Just because I was lucky enough to fall in love with a person who happens to be of the opposite sex does not change my sex preference.
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Patriachy and Gary Larson [Sep. 16th, 2006|04:23 pm]
Angel Harper
[Current Location |Home]
[mood |frustratedfrustrated]
[music |I don't know the name of the song.]

I am taking English 120 at the College and feeling very out of my depth. We are writing an essay on patriarchy and I need to write one like so: Thesis, body, conclusion with examples from the reading and personal experience. Only the reading is about classic patriarchy. I don't think America is one anymore. There are places where the laws still support it, but from my point of view I can't write that essay.
I am a start-at-home mom by choice, it allows me the luxury of as much time as I want with my child and a lot more freedom that working would and I can't say that I am suffering. I hate working menial jobs. I am going to college and generally enjoying life.
What can I use as my thesis that my life and opinions as well as the reading supports?

I have been looking for a copy of a Far Side cartoon so I can print it and give it to my teacher. The one where the student has his hand up and is saying "Teacher, may I be excused. My brain is full". But I am having no luck.
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Bush's Speech: The Drinking Game [Sep. 6th, 2006|11:11 am]
Angel Harper
[Current Location |Home]
[mood |cynicalcynical]
[music |Evanescence - Call Me When You're Sober]

I just got home from my morning errands(baby to Nana's home, school, baby from Nana's house, store). I was listening to NPR when today's speech from Bush came on. After a few minutes I determined the only way to listen to the whole thing would be to drink to it.
When Bush says
Take a shot.
Be careful, inexperienced drinkers might want to try every second or third time. Otherwise you won't make it.
Be sure to set up before hand. There are a few stretches that you won't have time to pour.
For Experienced Drinkers.
Add Terror and variations on terror(i.e. terrorize, etc.)
Remember to drink lots of water cause this hangover will last for 2 more years.
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Deepest desires [Sep. 5th, 2006|12:24 pm]
Angel Harper
i'm in slytherin!

be sorted @ nimbo.net

I really want to go to Hogwarts.

I have always believed that someday I would turn that right corner, open that door, that book, find the dusty curiosity shop that open the world of magic for me. My sixteenth birthday was a huge disappointment because no one showed up with my magical powers. After all these years that spark is still in me and I still look.
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