I have really enjoyed participating in “Stream of Consciousness Sunday”, hosted by Fadra of AllThingsFadra.com. The idea is to type for 5 minutes, a brain dump of sorts, and then to publish without editing the writing at all.
Today was my youngest niece Abby’s 1st birthday party. My brother and his wife held the party at Chick-fil-A and it was a huge shindig… of course no family member on either side wants to be left out of this milestone event. It was a race for us to get there, as I had to have David take us to my friend M’s house to borrow her van, so that he could get to work and we could go on to the party. The trials of having only one car… and of course we found out an hour later that he was given the day off, so we both ended up at the party anyway.
We made it in time to see the birthday girl enjoy a little ice cream and cake. My former friends were there, as expected. I wrote about them in this post, but in short, I haven’t seen these two in 3 years. It wasn’t bad…. about 10 minutes of steadfastly ignoring each other before we finally nodded and acknowledged each others’ presence. By the time we left, I didn’t care at all that they were there and felt silly for having held onto hard feelings for so long. I don’t think we’ll ever be “friends” again, but at least we can be at the same event without the bitterness getting in the way. Better late than never, I suppose.
|Happy Birthday Abby!|