back to normalcy

Yes, I am still alive. No, no one asked. I just assumed someone out there might care. Hmm.

In any case, I’m home again. I’ve actually been home since Friday night, but my best friend came up for the weekend and we spent the time playing instead of doing useful things.

Last week I flew to California to meet my birthmother and my half-brother. The week went really well, much better than I expected. They’re very nice people. We exchanged gifts, did some much needed talking about important things, had a few meals. It was nice.

The weird part is that I felt like I was gone for six months and my outlook on life has totally changed. I hadn’t thought much before about all the things I have and all the wonderful trips I’ve been on and stuff. Now it’s all that I think about. I am so totally blessed in life. It could have been so very different for me. I just…wow. Yeah.

We’re all going to keep in touch. It was a nice visit. Hopefully they’ll come out to visit me once I’ve moved into a house.

In other news, we’re house hunting again. We have an awesome realtor and we know where we’re looking and what kind of house we’re looking for. We think we’ll prolly find one within the next month or so. I have no idea how we’re going to get out of our apartment lease early, but we’ll deal with that when the time comes.

I spent yesterday redecorating my bedroom. It needed it. I repainted some picture frames, framed some other art, hung it all up. I also made a canopy of sorts for my bed, which looks awesome. I’m working on painting my dresser blue. I’ve got it half-way done and Nick is bringing me more paint when he comes home tonight. 🙂

Today I’m working on a picture album for last year. Yeah, I know, I should have had that done before my trip to California, but some things just take longer to get to than others. Oh well.

Have a great day!

Meep meep meep!

I got to talk to my half-brother for the first time ever! *bounces all around* It was beyond wonderful. He says he’s weird, the oddball of the family, but that just means that he’s very much like me! :) He’s into music, computers, and Wicca…all of which I am interested in.

*spins around*

I’m very happy, can you tell?

In other news, we got David a little sweatshirt– the kind with a hood and pockets that zips up –and he looks totally adorable in it! If my digital camera worked, I’d shove up a picture of him right now, but it’s broken. *sigh*

Mmm…time for dinner now…taco soup…mmmm….

Talking to my birthmother – Call #2

I got to talk to my birth mother, Diane, again today. We had another great conversation. 🙂 Turns out that she hasn’t sent me any pictures or letters yet. *sigh* She had just started a letter to me and was going to get pictures made of herself, her husband, and my half-brother this weekend. I’m excited about that! 🙂

Oh, and I’ve apparently inspired my half-brother to go to technical school and learn about computers. Bizarre. Truly bizarre.