The past few weeks here have really brought back lots of memories for me, both good and not so good. I have been spending the days running my brother around to his endless Dr. and therapy appointments, visiting with relatives both young and old, going to Steeler games, taking walks , watching it snow and WRITING...the writing is going very well by the way.
One of the things that I never really noticed when I was young and I lived here, and that truly annoyed me beyond words on those short trips has now become a very welcome part of my day. When you dive down the street, everyone waves, whether you know them or not, everywhere you go the people say Hi There, how are doing? More importantly they actually expect an answer, then they listen to the answer and respond with something about there day. Its amazing, everything takes a little longer but it all seems so HUMAN...I mean I have these kinds of relationships with a few people in HB, but its not exactly the same. These people seem to remember what you told them and then they ask about that, I think I may be decompressing or something,
At any rate, we are packing up and heading for Santa Rosa this Tuesday...off to my sister Cindy's for Thanksgiving. My older sister Carol will be driving over from Durham so it will be the first time all four of us have been together since our mother passed away. Tara will fly up on Wednesday and one of my nieces and one nephew will be there too. I am sure it will be a little different than last year at Fancy Nancy's.
I am really really looking forward to seeing the sisters, I have not seen them since I started this whole dating thing and now that I am taking a break from same maybe they can help me put it all in some sort of perspective. I have this man habit of tuning out when a phone conversation gets to long winded but am quite capable of listening for hours in person. Should be late night talks, board games and tons of food, plus the girls like to wait on me, god I miss that part. Almost forgot about that entirely, that will be sooooo nice.
In case I don't get anything posted before then I really want to wish my blog friends a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING....