now, despite the worst cold ever i had a pretty decent weekend so i thought i'd share some highlights.
- i got to spend saturday with my family. my other mother got married in idaho falls and my parents drove up from vegas along with my sister and her kids. i hadn't been to idaho falls for a long time, so it was fun to be there.
- it was fantastic to see jane so happy and in love. i love that she now has someone to take care of her and to be there for her. i am so very happy for her.
- i was glad to spend some quality time with my parents. they picked me up along the freeway, so i drove with them to and from the wedding. man, i love my parents. they are funny and entertaining and really amazing.
- i got to hang out with my nephews and niece. they are pretty awesome. sometimes i just can't get enough of them. the best part of spending time with them was watching them play with derek, jane's youngest son. while we were waiting for everyone, malcolm couldn't get enough of derek. and malcolm is the shyest kid i know. but for some reason (no offense, derek) he absolutely adores derek. so much so, that before the wedding when we were at the house, malcolm was calling for derek who wasn't even there.
- i quite enjoy the fact that we have these friends, jane and her boys, and that they are more than friends. they are the family that we got to pick. i love having real and true life-long friends, literally.
- i got to watch how to train your dragon on sunday. i wish i would have been able to call into work sick, but i knew that it would be more of a hassle for my co-workers and i don't like to be a pain, so i went to work sick. maybe they will wish that i would have stayed home, but i am pretty sure that i got my cold from someone at work so i didn't feel that bad. anyway, work was chill and we watched a really funny movie. i quite enjoyed it. i recommend it as well.
- this day, four years ago, was a life changer. not just for me. it was also the day i learned i can do very hard things and that i can and will survive. sometimes it seems pretty surreal. but mostly, i love that it is part of my history. or, quite frankly, it is part of me, of who i am. but seriously, can anyone else believe it has been four years?