Thursday, December 26, 2013

The One About Days Gone and Coming

Today I woke up and realized that 2013 will be over in literally five days and I really need to write at least one more post before that.

In case you were wondering, or not, all I've been doing is waking up, coming to work, going home, making dinner, eating, and sleeping. Throw in a few rounds of laundry a week, visiting my little siblings, celebrating one of their birthdays, and keeping up with those Kardashians...that's my life. Anybody got a spare life I can borrow? No?

Speaking of birthdays, I'm such a terrible person to have not written about the birthdays of two of the most important people in my life. Both in this month. One is my little sister. She turned 8 on 19 December and claims she does not feel even a little more grown up than she did on 18 December. Puzzler! I know! We threw a little party for her and fun was had by all. She's growing up so fast it's both super cool and terrifying at the same time.

And before that, on 05 December, my bestest friend in the whole world, Hasna, turned "my age." Hee! Notice how I tried to be vague about it! Hasna and I met in eighth grade and we've been BFFs since the ninth. We've shared so many great memories. We stole a magazine photo of Hayden Chritensen from our school. That is literally the only time I have ever stolen anything in my life, I swear! And I so love that I have that with her - regardless of how unethical it might have been.

Also, one time we borrowed a story book from the library and turned out it had pictures of the movie. The movie?! Varsity Blues! You know who starred in it!! Before we returned the book, we sort of permanently borrowed all the images in there because it was Paul Walker in football gear and why not!? When he passed away the other day, we shared a moment of nostalgia and I was glad we have that memory too.

There are so many countless others. She's been there for me even when she wasn't here. Like when she was all the way in China, and in Bangladesh where she still is now, she was still there for me. We missed each others weddings and it's awful but we were both there in spirit. During the years we've been apart we'e missed so many birthdays and other important events but that's okay because like I said, we have so many good memories. Now that I think about it, I don't think I have one bad memory of her. 

Best thing is, she is now married to my childhood friend and they are beautiful together! Hasna is coming home in a week and I am completely over the moon about that. It's been way too long since we've seen each other. But the time apart was so worth it because she is a doctor now and I am crazy proud of her. I'll formally introduce her to you all when she gets here :)

In an entirely unrelated note, today marks 9 years since the devastating Tsunami in 2004. A moment of silence was observed on the streets of Male' this morning. I hope everyone that suffered that fateful day is now back on their feet, tall and strong.

Merry Christmas to all my friends celebrating!
Have a good day!