August 5th, 2006
It's getting closer to the end of the season, and I'm spending every day at the pool.
I didn't go to the pool once all summer, so my bathing suit is kind of small. But bathing suits expand once you get into the water, right?
I come home wet everyday.
August 7th, 2006
I mean to write in this notebook every day, but sometimes I forget. And sometimes I come home and from the pool and my hands are damp and the pen slides around in between my fingers and I get drops of water on the paper. And this is a really nice notebook, so I'd hate to soil it.
August 7th, 2006
I wrote this morning after the pool, but now I'm writing again. Grandmother got sick so now I have to pick up the groceries. I'm 10, but walking all that way is hard. I did it once but it was around dinner time and the walk was so long by the time I left the store it was dark, and the owls were cooing. I ran home but stubbed my toes on the way. Back then, the armpit in the street wasn't there.
August 9th, 2006
I went to the grocery store to pick up milk and sponges and guess what! They remembered me from last time! Whenever I go to the store with grandmother she always tells me as we're driving back that the cashier didn't give her correct change. But the lady at the counter gave me a quarter back, so I bought a gumball. There was a really strange man at the store. I was walking down the freezer isle (it's really cold) and there was a man I could see a few rows of shelves behind me. He was so tall, I saw the top of his head over the shelves. Even over the really tall cans! I wanted to ask him how he got so tall, but my grandmother said never to talk to strangers. And I have to mind her even more now,
because she's ill, and getting worse.
August 11, 2006
I think the really tall man moved into our neighborhood. I saw him at the store again this evening. He was by those shelves again. I waited until he went to a different part of the store to see what he was looking at. It was just kitchen equipment, pots, pans, some candles, and knives. What a strange man.