There has been plenty of stuff happening over here the past little while, and we've been keeping quite busy.
For starters, there has been some very enjoyable reading. There has been some crafting - mostly attempts at making a scarf, but lack of knowhow have made the whole process quite stressful. So me and this fella aren't really on speaking terms right now...
And then, there's been some reading about crafting, after this book arrived in the mail from the place where all good things come from.
And then there were burgers, and catching up with old friends, and movies, and sushi with one friend who has no online presence for me to link to. Oh, there was some running (finally!) and some cooking and shopping and study circling. And finally, there's been a moderate amount of card playing with a very questionable partner (yes Ramin, I am still fuming) and a new blog - which I will not link to, because it's just embarrassing.
That there is a blog.
About playing Hezari.
But the truth of the matter is that all this flurry of activity is just me trying not to think about that thing that I have spent most of the past two weeks thinking of anyhow. Family.
My family is big - and I mean so big, I couldn't blame you if you thought this photo was a "Where's Waldo" illustration...
This was two years ago. That was eleven of us (Shamim is taking the picture). This year, we're adding five people to the crew. Jeez.
Anyhow, since we all live all over the place, at least once a year we try to gather at a central location and revel in our togetherness. I spend most of the year looking forward to these very two weeks, because to me, there is nothing quite as precious as spending time with these people, the most wonderful people I know.
And now there are only 7 days left before we leave. 7 DAYS I TELL YOU!
Why aren't you jumping up and down with excitement?