Uh oh everyone... it’s about 7pm on a Monday, and I JUST woke up from a nap... to having NOTHING written and no idea what to write. Now, a normal person might freak out, but me? Well maybe a little bit, but I’m not gonna give up on it today regardless. It’s sink or swim time!
The reason I’m so completely wiped out is from being in Detroit all weekend seeing my family. I generally never get much sleep while I’m there, so I try to mentally plan for a binger. Does anyone else go through this when they visit their home state? So many people to see, so little time. So many places to go, so few people to actually drive you there. It’s all pretty darn stressful if you ask me. The reason I came this particular weekend was because a large chunk of family members would be in town simultaneously. I figured why not! It also happened to coincide with my sister’s birthday weekend extravaganza. We celebrated at a fancy dinner in downtown Detroit, then the next morning went to some crazy boat party on a lake for 11 hours (No, that number is not an exaggeration) where we all got super bronzed (and maybe a little burnt).
My older sister and her family were also in town with my new baby nephew, as well as was my aunt and two of my cousins, so we all hung out and had a bite to eat. After THAT, I went to another dinner with my childhood friend gal pals. We laughed the night away while my married friends told us about married with children life, and the rest of us talked about single life. I stayed up through the night and took the 5am flight back to nyc... realized my bank account was overdrawn (through no fault of my own as usual), so I took a bus and a subway to get home, in the pouring rain! Got home, right inbed and unapologetically slept the day away. It’s no wonder people always say they need a vacation from their vacation!
But it’s not over yet! My older sister is actually in NYC this week with her family! Hopefully I’ll get to hang out with them as much as I can. I only saw a little bit of my youngest nephew while in Detroit, but he can freakin walk now (and dance)! Sigh, they grow up so darn fast. Anywho, this summer in general has been a particularly social one. I realized at the beginning that I’ve been wildly out of practice as far as extended human interaction goes. It makes me realize just how much work goes into being social for some people. You really do have to work on the skills or you’ll get rusty!
One thing I will say about this trip back home, we all seemed to get along pretty well for the most part! Now I’m not saying no one got on anyone’s nerves or anything, but compared to how it’s been in the past, light years better. With practice, we’ve learned how to coexist in the world, even with all of our differences and clashing personalities, we somehow find commonality and dare I say it, joy! Even though my niece and nephew are becoming teenagers and fixated on electronics morning noon and night, I’m sure deep down they enjoy all of the family being around and making time to see each other often even though we all live thousands of miles away. My mom would be proud!
P.s. Whew, I did it y’all! It’s kinda hard cranking out these consistently new blog posts, for free, for the few that DO read, ya know? Now back to sleep!
P.p.s. Speaking of sink or swim, I think I really learned how to swim this summer! I still can’t really tread water, but I can swim under water and above water and backwards. And even do a handstand! Ugh, I just love the water.
P.p.p.s. I haven’t been home most of this summer actually. Hopefully I’ll try to spend a bit of time at home this week catching up on some projects of mine. Sucks that I have to pay all this rent even though I’m barely here though!