Saturday, August 11, 2012


So today was my dad's 50th birthday and we had a surprise party for him.  He though he was smart and started suspecting something so my brother and I had to throw him off this morning.  My brother left the house (he's a college student and living with our parents right now) and told my dad on the way out that he had an appointment and would try to meet up with him later.  Then I called my dad to say "Happy Birthday" and told him I was headed to work and that I would call later to see what was going on and maybe stop by the house.  He sounded so

Anyway all the usual suspects showed up to the party.  I don't know what it is about family functions, but at some point towards the end of the day I tend to get into a very reflective mode and I like to be alone.  Now if you have any idea how big my family is, you'll know its next to impossible to truly be alone at a family function.  So, I hide in plain sight and bury myself in my ipad or a book or something and people just tend to leave me alone until I open myself up to being approached again.

I'm slightly irritated right now...I have a hard time digesting being told that I don't mean what I say.  I'm not in the mood to be in the mood to fight about it.  So I'll let it fester and keep it pushin'.  I digress...

Everyone is getting so big, the babies aren't babies anymore and they're having babies of their own.  Life always goes on...

All in all it was a great day and a great turnout for my dad's party.  


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  3. You're lucky! If I had my face buried in a book or a tablet, my family would have no shame in calling me out on it and yelling at me.
    I get what you mean, though. I like to reflect on family functions. Usually, it's about who is fighting with who and why we can't all just get along..

    1. Oh goodness girl you hit the nail on the head...that is usually how and where my reflections start. Gotta love family though lol!