So it has been a long time. With traveling and family visiting, then back to work, and starting a new semester, life got away from me. But I'm back and thinking about an overhaul....
Today it is super windy.... 35mph sustained with gust in the 50mphs, which may cause power outages. wow, look at all that crap in the sky. Yep it there, dust, I really thought that maybe we were having a dust storm today....
I love St. Louis. I love the family that is here and I love the way it always feels like coming home.
I got to see my cousin and the new baby, who is sooooo adorably cute that I just want to eat her up. Instead I made her a little dress, which I will take pictures of tomorrow, because it is still drying. And the 5 year old, is such a big girl now. Of course she didn't remember me, the last time I saw her she was like 18 months. But it didn't take her long to warm up to me enough that she was begging my cousin and her hubby to sit next to me at dinner. Apparently I attract 5 year olds like a bug zapper attracts bugs... they just can't help it, I have a shiny personality.
And randomly I found out that my great-aunt's brother (not related to me, as she married into the family) lives in Mesilla Park, right around the corner from me. How crazy is that? Totally!
Happy Thanksgiving*!! Hope everyone had a wonderful day with friends and family. This year was the first Thanksgiving without my mom, so it was super sad. And it was my first Thanksgiving in the US since the early/mid 90's. Ana, Aaron and I went over to Penny's house where we were 3 of 18 people. It turned out wonderful with lots of happy laughing moments.
I found out early in the week that the night before Thanksgiving is the busiest night of the year at bars and clubs. It didn't say why, so I just thought that because everyone was home, seeing family, that they needed alcohol to deal. But apparently it is because people are in their hometowns and want to catch up with friends.... I like my theory much better. It makes sense, I thought about drinking yesterday.
This year I am thankful for my parents, my brothers, my Picasso and Mickey, and my family in general. I am also thankful for the ability to go to grad school and get an advanced degree when there are places in this world where girls aren't even taught to read.
*I like to call this day Happy Dead Bird Day, Happy Animal Carcass Day and others of such nature.