I have returned, relatively unscathed, from time with my parents and extended family.
Most of my predictions came true, particularly regarding my new place. And, oddly enough, retirement? Really Mom, you're that worried about my retirement? 'Cause I have money taken out every paycheck to go into my retirement fund. And I think I'm doing okay with how it is being invested and what not.
The wedding was nice enough. But noone mentioned that one must hike in 1/2 mile (hi, not in hiking shoes, pretty red dress shoes) to get to the actual wedding site. It was at a forest preserve type park. With a big tent. And a band to provide the music.
A band called "Skunk Holler". They weren't half bad actually. And what can one expect when his family raises cattle? It was his cousin's band.
I didn't take any pictures with my camera though. Sorry.
I met the latest girlfriend of one of my cousins. They move to Arizona after he graduates from pharmacy school. That's not going to last too long but she seems to be a strong woman so she'll be okay. He's just not that serious about her is all. Also my cousin said that if his sister gets married a third time he won't go to the wedding (this is her second marriage). I hope it will last.
And my cousin's boy, who is half black, quarter white and quarter mexican, is having social issues, like he's really shy, because he's the darkest kid around. This makes my heart hurt quite a bit. He's such a good kid. And beautiful. Just not like the people he sees all the time in the middle of Oklahoma.
Thank God I don't live in Oklahoma. I think I would die.