just a quick one! i'm watching Inception, which is so good, but so confusing! *laugh* no, that's the wrong word. i understand what's happening, i'm not confused. it's just ... complicated plotting. *laugh* and i have this niggling in the back of my head that the end is going to have some sort of "aha" or major confusion, which i think is messing w/ my mind.
so i think i'll go to bed & pick it up in the morning.
tonight was FABULOUS! God is soooo good! : ) waiting for becca at the restaurant was a little nerve-wracking, as everyone & their sister were out at osaka it seemed. i found a little pocket of space & stood as still as i could til she came in the door. dinner was wonderful & i'm always so happy to hang out w/ becks! also happy to hang out w/ dawny & my B's! i stopped at mom's to use the loo on my way out to the country, and leyton was in the tub. heh. i chatted w/ them for a few minutes. aunt carol is going w/ mom to KC this weekend to pick up bret & misha! hallelujah! i'd decided not to make the trip because i'm still tired of being in the car! *laugh* but i didn't really feel comfortable w/ her going on her own (not for any reason - i travel by myself all the time, so i know it can be good!), so when i heard aunt carol wanted to go, i said a quick prayer that it'd work out.
funny (interesting) sidebar - mom & carol are twins, but they've never been on a trip alone together! so i really really really think this'll be good for both of them!
*ahem* so, after the pit stop, i made it to my B's. the party was in full swing, but i had some visiting time w/ boo, bran, bay, dawn & brad. i don't think blake was home (work) & bub was being the host w/ the most. : ) the girls & brad & dawn opened their presents & really liked the blankets, journals and coffee, hallelujah! it seriously gives my heart a lift when ppl enjoy the gifts i give! (anthony didn't enjoy any of the gifts i gave him for christmas, and it ripped a hole in my heart. *sigh*) we just hung out for awhile, catching up quickly, and then the convergence of ppl... and bay brought some ppl in to play apples to apples, which i'd never played/seen played, so i watched for awhile.
i had a sense of lots of ppl, but i was sitting on the loveseat by dawn, and i'd been in the fam (family room) for awhile and was fairly comfortable. i played the game of not looking left & i was okay. (if you don't know, and idk how often or if i've mentioned it before, my eyes don't work together. so, when i'm focusing with one eye, i can kinda shut out what's going on w/ the other one. it's like i see everything because of my excellent peripheral, but if i want to, i can ignore what i'm seeing. for instance, i'm looking at the screen w/ my left eye, but i can see the movie as well w/o moving my head. and my right eye sees jana's photograph and part of my door, but unless i think about it, i don't really "see" them. is that too weird? it's just my reality, so idk. anyway, as long as i faced my cousins who were all to my right, and looked at them w/ my left eye, i could block out the ppl piling into the room to my left.)
then, rather suddenly, something caused me to look left & i noticed all the ppl in the room. oh, i think someone came in & dawn asked them for the time. after that, i only lasted about another 10 minutes, because i'd seen all the ppl! which is really quite sad, because honestly i was having a really grand time, and the apples to apples game was FUN, and i'd just been debating if i could stay til midnight.
ah well, the time i had with them was blessed, and i'm grateful for it!
and now, i'll leave you with an Irish blessing for you in 2011:
May neighbours respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.
ttfn - and HAPPY NEW YEAR! : )