Monday, January 31

3 day weekend

My parents and little brother decided to come visit me this weekend.

Immediately, I got to cleaning.  Well...that is after I had an outdoor lunch with Kyle and rode the Jeep with the top down.  The sky was just stunning.

Then I got to cleaning.  Sometimes, I curse the day the internet was ever invented because my cleaning went a little something like this.  Clean for 10 minutes, internet for 2 hours, clean for 10 minutes, internet for 3 hours, and so on and so forth.

Just kidding, the internet is amazing and I am so glad it exists during my lifetime.  How selfish of me, I know, but I don't care.

I digress.  So the parents came home to a prepared the wonderful chefs at Kroger's.  Every since I've started living alone, I have had no desire or motivation to cook.  It's sad, and it's something I really strive to change about myself.  No wonder no one will marry me!  :)

We had a great time and I'm really glad they all came.  We had a discussion about my life and what I should do with it, but that got too emotional for me so I had to end it quick.  We watched movies, Shawshank Redemption is one of my all time favorites.  Momma loved it.  Papa was already kind of mad at the first movie we tried to watch, You, Me, and Dupree (hilarious haha) so he went to bed.  Coming from foreign parents, we still have change the channel if there is any kissing or sexual scenes in a movie because that's just how old school we are.  The awkwardness during those kind of things is just so intense, which afterwards is just hilarious to me.  But I kind of like how we try to preserve the whole concept of "innocence," it's sweet.

My little brother is 16, and it always makes me feel good to spend some time with him.  He's so freaking precious, I just love him to pieces.  But he drives me crazy and I want to strangle him, which is completely normal and I embrace that :)  It must be hard for him to be growing up with just my parents around since my older brother and I left home.  I know he gets lonely.

Amine loafing around with the puppy girls, keepin him warm.

The hardest part about family coming to visit is them leaving.  

After they left, I hung out with my friend Kyle and we made wine.  A couch surfer stayed at Kyle's house that night, he was on his way to Austin, Tx.  He was 22 years old and had an Ebay business.  He claims that he can't stay in one place too long and just likes to go where it's warm.  He came from Chicago, it's cold there.  

Lucy got her first heartworm treatment Friday.  I have to keep her confined most of the time and to try not to let her heart rate increase.  So much easier said than done.  I'll keep updating on this.  She's too cute for anything bad to ever happen to her.  I don't know what I would do without my dogs, seriously.

Lucy after treatment- still just as cute as ever.

I barely thought about what I've been thinking about a lot this whole weekend.  For that I am thankful.

Note to self:  When you're going through a rough time, keep your mind and your time occupied.  Have people visit you, try something new, or just go outside and enjoy the outdoors.  It's easy to seclude yourself during a difficult time, and that can easily make you feel so much worse.  Time alone is ok, for a little while.  But remember to spend time with people who you love and really enjoy being around, doing things you enjoy to do.  Ultimately, whatever you're going through may start to seem maybe a little more bearable..

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