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Monday, April 14th, 2008
10:09 am
Thursday, January 25th, 2007
11:32 am
Hello again, I don't suppose that anything terribly exciting has happened since my last post, but I'll write anyway. Yesterday Arianna and I drove into Leesburg so that my mom could watch her while I went to flute choir. I don't mind the drive, in fact when I only have to do it once a week or so it can be sort of relaxing. I just wish that there were actually songs on the radio and not idiots talking about vulgar things all the time. There is honestly more talking than song playing that goes on and it drives me nuts.
It looked like it might rain yesterday, but never did which was actually slightly disappointing. I love to drive my car in the rain because quattro owns stuff. Its always fun to find stupid eclipses and civics to beat with my mommy car, but especially fun when its raining because they have no chance to survive... not that they have much of one to begin with. :)
We met Nick for lunch while we were there yesterday and went to a not so good Chinese buffet after learning that the one we like went out of business. Nick felt guilty because he used to go there for lunch, and take other people from work with him a lot, but stopped going for the last few months. Not for any reason really. Just didn't feel like Chinese I suppose, but he feels some what responsible for them going out of business.
My mom had gone to get her hair done near Nick's work so we just met her there so that she could take Arianna while I went to flute choir. This new stylist she found did an amazing job and my mom's hair is really beautiful. It seemed to have made my mom really happy. Its amazing how much closer we have become since I've had Arianna, and how much better she has been doing physically and mentally. She is so excited about Adrian. We talk almost everyday and the first thing she asks every time is "Is it time!?!" I've tried to tell her that she won't have to ask, that I will definitely let her know, but she does anyway.
I bought Arianna's new car seat after flute orchestra last night, but haven't been able to install it in my car yet. Nick woke up late this morning... hit the snooze button way too many times again... and had to get gas in the 240 and would have been late for work so he just took my car. Maybe he'll vacuum it for me today...
Anyway, I'm going to fix some lunch for Arianna and I. Hope you have enjoyed my ramblings.

~*Mikisha Anne*~
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
1:34 pm - Writing again
Well, its getting close to time for Adrian to be here. Five weeks until his due date, and if three weeks from now I go to the doctor and am dilated then I'll probably just be induced then. This pregnancy seems to have gone so much faster with him than it did with Arianna. This baby is a boy, by the way, and his name will be Nicholas Adrian Odette, but we will just call him Adrian. We were going to name him Adrian Charles, but after talking to Nick about it we decided that he should have Nick's name, at least in part. So they will have the same first name, and the same initials, but it will avoid him being a junior which neither of us liked the idea of. I think he is going to be a handful. He moves around so much more than Arianna did.
Speaking of Arianna, she is a full fledged toddler now, and is talking, but Nick and I think she can say more than she does. Her favorite word of late is "quack" and she says it when she encounters both ducks and birds alike. I've been finding if very hard to explain the difference between a duck and a bird, but I think she might be starting to get it... sort of... but she is wonderful and I love spending the days with her since I am not in school this semester.
Even though I am taking this semester off I am still playing with the flute orchestra until after the flute fair this Saturday, and I'll be playing with Megan, Evan, and I's woodwind trio the entire semester. It gives me something to do other than just stay home which is something i need. Not that I don't love being around Arianna all day, but it is nice to do things that remind you that you are someone other than just mom. The trio had its first rehearsal without a coach last night and I think we are going to do very well this semester.
Anyway, Arianna has just woke up from her nap so I', going to spend some time with her. I might start writing fairly often again since I have more time.

~*Mikisha Anne*~
2 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Monday, September 25th, 2006
4:13 pm - Update
Nick and I are expecting our second baby February 26. We find out tomorrow if the baby is a boy or a girl. I think we're both hoping for a boy, but I would it would be nice to have another girl too, especially with them so close in age. Its funny how things work. I was so unhappy and worried because of the pregnancy I lost. Although I know its not rational, I felt like it was my fault, and I was so incredibly worried that I wouldn't be able to have any more children, but the entire time I was worried, I was in fact pregnant. This child to me is a miracle.
In other news, I have finally come to my senses and realized I, that the child who sold coloring pages to her fellow second graders for a quarter each, should be a business major. So that is what I am, and I am enjoying music all the more for it. I do everything I did before when it comes to playing (lessons, practice, ensembles, ect.) I just don't take the Music classes, and I'll have a MBA in 3 and a half years and a much higher starting salary. I will always play, and play very well, but its not what I want to do to make a living.
Don't expect another entry for a while. I have a very busy schedule this semester, and very little free time. Have a wonderful fall, and I envy those of you who get to see the seasons change.

~*Mikisha Anne*~
3 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Monday, June 5th, 2006
2:08 pm - Update
So its been a while since I have written and a lot has happened, both good and bad, but I suppose that is how life is.

I was trying to make this entry poetic and interesting, but I just can't seem to find the words. So I suppose I'll just write about how I feel which will be a first for this online journal.

I got a new car. I'm really happy about it. It’s an audi a4. It’s a really dark charcoal with black interior. Its stick and pretty fast, about the same as an IS 300, but its also all wheel drive and safe with lots of room for all of Arianna's things. It’s pretty much the perfect car for me and I love it. We fixed Nick's car too. He has a 240 sx and as is typical of 240s, it threw a rod... twice... so after the second time we decided to do things the right way and replace the KA with an SR20. Nick loves it, and so do I. That car holds so many wonderful memories for us, and we will never get rid of it.

Arianna is a year old now. She's walking and talks in baby language and I'm slowly seeing the baby melt away into a toddler. A scary thing, but not for the reasons you think. Its not because of the temper that is starting to develop or that she can now shake her head no and throw peas on the floor, its that before I know it the toddler will melt into a preschooler, the preschooler will melt into a kindergartner, and so on. I don't want to loose time with her, and because of my very busy life I sometimes forget that I am only eighteen and that because I've had such an early start with the whole family thing I have plenty of time to have more children, which brings me to the bad news.

Nick and I were trying to have another baby, and a few days after we found out that our attempts had been successful, I encountered some of the worst pain that I have ever had and decided that we needed to go to the hospital. After blood work and an ultra sound the doctor told us that with the amount of hormone in my bloodstream they should have been able to see a healthy fetus with a heartbeat, but there was nothing on the ultra sound except a large amount of blood. I had had an ectopic pregnancy, was bleeding internally, and needed to be operated on immediately. So at about 3:00 in the morning I had surgery and lost a baby. What a lovely mother's day.

Now, three weeks later I am doing well. The surgery went very smoothly and I have pretty much recovered completely. Only a scar remains, both physical and emotional. But I feel much better than I did three weeks ago.

So I suppose I have graced you with another entry on my life, and I'm sorry it ended up being so depressing, but I suppose that’s how it is this time.

Have a wonderful summer everyone and I'll probably write again before school starts.

~* Mikisha Anne*~

current mood: contemplative
2 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Friday, December 30th, 2005
11:04 am
Christmas this year was wonderful. Arianna has even more toys than before (yes my house has been taken over by the princess and her toys, which is as it should be. she has two very sharp teeth now, and can sit on her own, and is almost crawling! She is really the most beautiful, happy child I have ever laid eyes on. She is so curious about everything... which needless to say is making typing a little difficult.
As of now I'm looking for something exciting for Nick and I to do for New Years. We might just end up staying here... and maybe having Grandma watch Arianna. I'm still not sure. When Arianna is a little older, I want to go to Grand Masque in Orlando. It is just as it sounds: a fabulous masked, black tie, ball. The Orlando Philharmonic, Opera, and Ballet provide entertainment, and there is a separate little party for the little ones where they too dress up. It sounds wonderful, but alas, not for this year.
My wonderful husband bought me tickets to the Tutankhamun exhibit which is traveling to Ft. Lauderdale that I am very excited about. He also bought me flowers for no specific reason yesterday, which though quite cliché, melts my heart every time. He is quite a perfect husband.
Nick, Inna, Bailey and I went to see memoirs of a Geisha the day it came out. Though not as good as the book, it was still very enjoyable.
And to top of the holiday cheer, I did very well in all of my classes, and not only passed Aural Training, but some how ended up with a B.
I hope everyone has had as wonderful of a Christmas as my family and I have.

~*Mikisha Anne*~
2 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Thursday, December 1st, 2005
7:56 am
It has been a while since I updated... I've been really busy. There is always something I should be doing... so when I find a moment in which I've done everything that should be done (or at least most of it) I really don't know what to do with my self. I need to find a bunch of good books before Christmas break or I'm going to be bored out of my mind. Speaking of good books... I'm reading Memoirs of a Geisha right now, and it is very good. In fact it is so well written that untill yesterday when I naivley went on a google search for a "famous" Japanese artist that is mentioned in the book, I had no idea that it was fiction. Needless to say I was a bit disappointed, but at least I wasn't the only one who thought it was real. There were numbers of people on message boards about the book that had done the same thing I did. Anyway, it is a very good book none the less, and the movie comes out on the 8th. I told Nick he has to take me to see it. I'm terribly excited :-)
Only two weeks until class and finals/juries are over. Only seven and a half years left! Thats right... I've already begun the countdown to Dr. Odette. It may still seem like an awfully long time to you, but seven and a half sounds much better than eight to me.

~*Mikisha Anne*~
1 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Monday, October 24th, 2005
12:23 pm
Stetson is wonderful. I'm so glad that I ended up there. I love it.Things have been going really well for Nick Arianna and I. We just opened a savings account on Friday, and bought a piccolo. I'm really proud.We were talking about things yesterday, and its like we always stress out about all of the things that we have to do, but considering how far we've come from this time last year, we really don't have that much more to accomplish. We have a beautiful family, we can buy the things we need, and some of the things we want, we are debt free, and most of all so very happy with each other and Arianna.

So about Arianna...

She'll be six months old November 5th... she is growing up so fast! She is so playful now. She tries to grab hold of and eat everything... including my hair... which is still very long, perhaps not such a good idea with an infant. She eats "real" food now which is actually baby cereal(mixed with apple juice because she refuses to eat it other wise), mashed and strained sweet potatoes and squash. She also watched Sesame Street for the first time today while I was getting dressed. She loved it. She was so enthralled... esspecially with Elmo. I could see her little eyes following him across the screen. It was adorable. She is adorable. I had my first band concert on Friday and she came and actually ssat in Elizabeth Hall and watched the last song.

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That was Arianna saying hello... she is sitting on my lap trying to play with the keyboard...

Until next time

~*Mikisha Anne*~
6 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Thursday, August 11th, 2005
2:01 pm
Well... Nick, Arianna and I moved into our apartment... its exciting. Its small but I like it a lot. Macavity (our bengal) loves it here. He acts like a jungle cat all day... running around attacking things... including feet.
My hair is curly again which is super exciting... its just so much easier to take care of that way. I loved where I got it done... .all the hair dressers were so nice and helpful with the baby while I was getting it done... which I guess if you're spending $100 there they should give your baby he pacifier when she drops it. But I definitely found my new salon.
Arianna discovered her hands... all day she just puts them together and takes them apart... its amazing how fascinated she is with them. She loves playing with Nicks hands too... but not mine :( Ariel says its because she is so used to mine... which makes since. Well I just got done working out and need some water so I guess I'll end this entry here... good luck with college everyone :-)

~*Mikisha Anne*~
2 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Monday, July 18th, 2005
10:47 am
Things have changed so much in just a few years... I'm so glad I left Parkersburg.

5 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
12:19 pm
Baby just got a new toy... and I'm way more excited about it then she is...

~*Mikisha Anne*~
Monday, June 13th, 2005
1:33 pm - update...
Its been a while since I last updated.. and encase any of you care and were wondering what was going on in my fairly normal life I decided to fill you in.

I got married on February 4th to Nick. I love him very much... and I'm very sincere when I say that. I wouldn't ever do anything that might possibly jeopardize our wonderful relationship.... I've finally found the person who (if you believe in fate) I was meant to be with.

My beautiful daughter was born on May 5, 2005. Arianna Elizabeth Odette. She was 7lbs 13oz and is happy and healthy. She has become my world.

I received a full scholarship plus some to Stetson University where I"m going to be a flute performance major. The school is great... its a small private school.. and its exactly where I want to be.

Actually.. I think I'm the happiest I've been in a long time. I wouldn't change anything... and its the first time I've ever been able to say that.

~*Mikisha Anne*~

current mood: content
3 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
9:17 am
Mikisha Anne Odette
2 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Friday, December 10th, 2004
6:02 am
So I got up at 5:30 today to study for a stupod anatomy test, and Mrs. Anderson didn't even email the study guide answers. UGh... I really don't want to fail this test

~*Mikisha Anne*`
Monday, December 6th, 2004
4:29 pm - Tri State
Well, Tri State was better this year. I was really proud of how much I've improoved in a year. Last year when I went I sat like 7th chair, and this year I was one of only two piccolo players that they actually specified to play piccolo. I was really really happy about that. I guess hard work really does pay off.
I met more people this year too, and I think I just had a better time in general. Maybe its becuase I felt more confident because I placed higher... that is probably it...
I talked to the flute professor after the master class about being a preformance major, and she had some enocuriging things to say about it. " Just do what it is that you love to do and everything will fall into place" she also said that it is a good major to have if you want a family... and that was neet because I'm going to have a family soon... but of course she didn't know that.I'm silly and think its a sign :-)

Until next time,

~*Mikisha Anne*~

current mood: happy
1 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
4:37 pm - Haven't updated in a long time, but since I have good news...
I made all-state, and got accepted to Stetson! Just one more thing not to worry about:-) Tri-State is this weekend, hopefully I'll make a high enough chair to play picc... I'm fairly confident though... I've improoved quite a bit since last year.

~*Mikisha Anne*~

current mood: happy
1 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
10:18 am - College Essay... Tell me what you think... and be honest!!
As children we find heroes and mentors to look up to as role models. Sometimes these heroes come from the cartoons or comic books of our childhood, other times from great leaders of the past. However, my mentor and the single person that I believe has had the greatest effect on my life has not been a fictional or non-personal being, but my own father.

My dad has supported me my entire life, from the time that I was a three-month premature baby to now when I’m getting ready to go to college and start my own life. I always remember my dad by my side, giving advice, but always accepting me for who I am. Even if our ideas or beliefs clash, I always know that he will love and support me.

It is the result of this love and absolute acceptance that has caused me to strive to be like him. Because of his experience as a small business owner, I have always seen my dad as a great leader of men. I have learned through him that leadership is not a privilege, but a responsibility. In order to run a successful business you must have the trust of both your employees and customers, show compassion and sympathy, and lead by example. Having learned this at an early age, I was able to apply these philosophies to my entire life. “Treat other how you wish to be treated” is not a cliché phrase to me, but the system on which I base all of my beliefs and values. I truly believe that if everyone operated on that belief the world would be a much better place.

Outside of the business world I have always observed my dad as a wonderful Father and Husband. My dad has worked hard to support our family, and done whatever necessary to make sure that my mom, brother and sister, and I have everything that we would ever need. However, do not assume that this support is limited to our financial needs. In the last few years, my family has been through many hardships including heart dieses and by-pass surgery that my dad faced, and my mom being diagnosed with brain cancer. My dad, through even his own surgery, has stayed strong and optimistic and truly held our family together in the last four years. I can’t imagine where our family would be now without him.

In closing, I have admired my dad from when I bought “work boots like daddy’s” to now when I know I will always have him to turn to. My dad has been the biggest influence in my life, and I only hope that some day I will have that effect on my own children and family.

~*Mikisha Anne*~
3 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Saturday, September 4th, 2004
6:40 pm
I've been terribly busy lately... you know school starting... marching band and all. There is another hurricane this weekend. Fun stuff... these hurricanes. Anyway, I don't really feel like updateing right now...

~*Mikisha Anne*~
Friday, August 13th, 2004
11:29 pm - Beware girls you never know who is really behind that benign smile...
So this big hurricane was supposed to come and destroy everything about an hour ago... so everyone got all hyped up... and it went somewhere else... as Nick very well predicted. Oh well... I had a day off from school, a hurricane day, and that was exciting... I got to spend awonderful day with Nick, and wow, was it amazing. I'm so glad I have him... it truly was a wonderful day.

Until now...

UGH! So I'm talking to someone right now... someone that I was once close to who did something terrible to me... and I realize that he doesn't feel bad at all for what he did. I hate him... and I always will. I guess I had this hope that he would change and possibly be something more then a piece of slime, you know, because it would be nice to have friendly relations with someone who you were once close to... but no. He regrets nothing. All I wanted was a god damn apology. I wonder how many others he has hurt, and will hurt as time goes on... it makes me angry beyond words...

~*Mikisha Anne*~
1 Sunsets - Sunrise.
Sunday, August 8th, 2004
1:34 pm
Ghosts from the past... how can I help but be skeptical?
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