Hey y’all! Greetings and salutations! I have returned! *blows trumpets and beats drums at the same time* Missed me? 🙂 The past days of my hiatus were filled with, well, stuff to do, so if you’re interested, keep reading!
Where do I start?
The early days of the week were all on my novel prep. If you didn’t know, writing is something I would like to do professionally… one day… someday. And camp NaNo in July is something I really, really am looking forward to. That being said, I underestimated the amount of work one has to put into writing a novel, and well— I crammed. Rebekah’s post here really helped, and a lot of copying and pasting was done. And a lot of chocolate was consumed. And late nights spent. And some ranting about characters happened. Yes, good times.
I really enjoyed all the novel planning on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, but Saturday was the best day of the week.
The weekend, especially Saturday, was probably the busiest days of the entire year so far, because I and my family got to fly out and see family. It was hectic. Whatever you do, don’t fly to a place one day and leave the next! The view was beautiful, though.
It was a little cloudy, but as the flight progressed, the sky turned a brilliant blue.
Moral of the story: Try to get a window seat when flying!
Anyway, the reason why Saturday meant so much to me was because I got to see pretty much all of my family.
The thing about my family is that we are scattered on the face of the earth. Well, kinda. It’s not easy to see each other often, and any chance we get is one to take.
I think that it was all worth it. I got to hold my cousins’ adorable babies, catch up with even more cousins (one of whom said blogging was boring, hmph! This is also the cousin I argue with a lot, so not much surprise there), talk with my uncles and aunts, and even use my cousin’s DSLR!! It was the best camera I ever held!
Anyway, the other thing about my family is that we’re so close, yet so far away. Family is where I’m home. Where I can laugh. Who I pray for and who prays for me. And I am so grateful to God for giving me: uncles who will beg me to visit them, aunts who will ask how I’m doing, cousins who will say goodnight for the upteenth time and make lame jokes and compare height differences, but also pray with and for me, a sister who will make me straighten up, brothers to tease, parents who care and provide, and the stories and legacy of my grandparents. This is my family, and this is what Saturday was for me. Besides staying up late, checking in, flying, landing, driving, and donuts, of course. Don’t ask about the donuts.
Aw no! This was a picture of horses, but I couldn’t keep up with the car! *sniff sniff*
Ah! Chikfila! That was a highlight of the 5 hour long drive from the airport, for sure. But no, that’s not the sweet tea. Ugh, too sweet.
So, that was my week in a nutshell, and while I wish I could’ve spent more time with my family, I am glad to be back, and ready to write and study and eat ice cream! (boy, that was random.) I haven’t forgotten the great bloggers who tagged me! I’ll be sure to finish some of the tags. Soon.
Well, now, the time has come for me to bid adieu, because we have some summer cleaning to do. Thanks for reading!