July 15, 2018

Derek and I woke up today nice and early (10:30am haha) to get ready for my family’s reunion gathering! It was not easy getting up that early for either of us…We were both ready for a nap the second that alarm went off. But we made it over there :). And my whole extended family enjoyed a wide variety of pierogi flavors – as well as the ensuing carb crashes hahaha.

I also spent at least 45 minutes loving on the hosts’ cat. It was awesome having a cat around the actually likes to be pet for more than two and a half minutes…YES, I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU, SCHMEE…

speed boats docked near house
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My cousin took us out on his boat for a lake tour. This was wonderful in every way except the sweltering 90+ degree humidity we dealt with. I can’t believe Derek wore long fucking khaki pants all day. That man complains about the heat, but refuses to wear a pair of shorts! Serves him right, humph!! I also spent a fair amount of the boat ride talking to my cousin, Greg… He and I used to be best buddies growing up, but recently I realized that we have grown way too far apart to remain friends. He’s become more self-centered, and I’ve grown to take less and less shit from people. We were cordial today though. It was nice catching up, but I can tell that people don’t change overnight :(. Even James has mentioned that he doesn’t want to hang out with Greg anymore for those exact reasons :(. What a shame.

At the end of the day, one of my aunts popped the dreaded question: “So Ann, how are all of your animals??” Of course my dad had to be right there when they asked…”Well, actually, Auntie, it’s just ‘animal’ right now.” I was hoping to put off telling my dad for a while longer, but I guess it had to come out sometime. Explaining why I decided to give up my ferrets to my friend always makes me feel so guilty and judged, even though it was the best possible scenario for everyone involved. And I’m not going to lie, I was expecting an “I told you so” from my dad, but he actually reacted very respectfully about it. Phew, one life change down – about 5 more to go on my list of things I need to eventually tell him about haha.

Afterwards, I went home and hung out with my roommate, Emma! She’s great to hang

three red cherry fruits on white surface
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out with :). We made a midnight run to the grocery store to buy sweets and ended up leaving with like 5 different types of fruits and vegetables LOL. We’re both really into health and nutrition, so that seemed oddly appropriate. We also discovered that we are extremely compatible in our taste for cherries; she will eat the bright, crunchy ones, and I like the dark, juicy ones. So we brought our bag of cherries home and ate them while binge watching “A Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu. How the fuck did we somehow end up leaving off on the exact same episode??? I DONT KNOW, BUT IT WAS PERFECT!!!

It was a lovely day. I can’t wait for tomorrow :).

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