Well, here I am, sitting in Columbus, Georgia at Starbucks. I really love the architecture of the ceiling, so I took a picture with my laptop.
So, the reason that I'm here is to visit my dad and this side of my family for the holidays. The original plan to get here was to fly (in my mom's fiancé's plane, not commercially). So, I made the drive here yesterday. It was about a nine hour drive, but it took much longer than that. It's an interesting story really... My mom and her fiancé followed me the entire way. They even brought our dog Fran (who is a greyhound for those of you who don't know). It was ridiculous. It's not that my mom didn't trust my driving and navigation skills; she simply didn't know what the drive was going to be like. Luckily it's not bad at all and actually quite beautiful! I just hope that on the drive home that I won't be tortured by only four hours of sleep and caffeine jitters... OH! I forgot to mention that my 12-year-old brother will be with me. That will be, um, fun.
The thing is, he is wonderful. He's incredibly bright and can easily keep up with me conversationally, but he's still in that "in-between" stage of child and teenager. I could call it puberty, but I don't want to think of my little brother that way!
I'm ready for Christmas -- not just to receive much needed/wanted gifts, but to give things to others as well. I always get such joy watching a carefully selected gift being received so happily. Perhaps that's how everyone feels, but I've never heard anyone admit it out loud.
It's so strange that it's that time of the year again. So many things have changed over the year, however it's gone by ridiculously fast. I can't help but to reminisce all that was going this time last year. It's quite depressing really. It was a great time in my life. I don't at all wish to demean how things are currently, but I do believe that I was happier then. Don't be worried by that statement, though! I'm generally a happy person, so being a little less than par isn't really a detriment... I suppose.
I didn't intend for this blog to be so odd. I want to read. NO! I want to make pictures.
I'm going to go take a bath. A wise man by the name of Jay Michael Calhoun once said these words: "No day could be any worse after taking a bath." Let's not disappoint!