I have been busy (doing I don’t know what… making cupcakes, crazy feta dip and reading 50 Shades…)
So yesterday I turned 26 (so did one of my nearest and dearest friends, Meagan)… and I think I had a “over the quarter of a century” crisis last night- I think I thought my liver stopped working after 25 and I needed to test the theory. Tested. Liver still works. No need to overdo it again… let’s just say Rum Punch, Bellinis and chocolate covered pretzel shots make you trip and fall and hit your eye against the chair.
This morning I was tired and had a hard time getting out of bed (typical) and had to work at 10… but we had too many people scheduled so we drew straws so 2 of us could go home. This girl got to go home… get breakfast… meet the landlord… and cuddle on the couch and watch Die Hard 2 with our friends. Afterwards we took a drive- it’s raining like a mofo here and is supposed to rain for 7 days straight. UGH. It was fun to see things flooding though- our little pond is not so shallow anymore- some people’s docks around us are completely submerged.
MW and I were talking the other day about whether or not we missed NC or not… we really don’t. Well except our friends- we miss them a lot! But the actual place… not so much. We miss a few of the convenient things- like Target right there and the movie theater… but other than that we feel really at ease in Maine. I feel like I don’t need to have something going on to fight boredom because I don’t really feel bored. I can go for a drive and sit on the rocks and listen to and smell the ocean. My mind feels less cluttered and relaxed. I was worried about being back in my small hometown, but it actually is nice to go to the grocery store and always see someone you know. Sometimes I enjoyed the anonymity of the city, but in the end having a supportive community is worth the sometimes-too-closeness of a small town.
Maybe turning 26 has enlightened me? Probably not. It’s true what they say- you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. But I’d like to think I have matured, because last night certainly didn’t prove it :)