November 10, 1996 Saturday
Yesterday Hoke and I went to the State cross country meet together. We were basically there for Sidney. She got 75th out of 200 people. She was very happy we were there. Emma, in the other hand, was extremely disappointed; so much so she didn’t come out of the team tent for awhile and I thought better of bothering her. She got something like 30th place. I can’t even imagine (nor will I try), how much this meant to her. For what it’s worth, I think she did a great job.
Last night at the Hub I worked the large third bar that rarely gets used, the West bar. Holly Andrews took over my regular bar by the entrance. I had to show her how to do a few things, like how much fruit to cut and where all extra bottles were downstairs, but I didn’t mind. We had fun. She said she would like to go to Western to become a doctor. The night had a sense of Deja Vu.
I’ve tried to think about what I want for Christmas. I am a bit worried how little I have thought about it–it’s not like me! From the 1994 entry “A Reflection on Christmas” I talked about how I didn’t need presents to have a memorable holiday. I still feel that way, but now I can’t think of anything I want. Am I, for once, completely contented? I’m starting to scare myself…