So Milligan's 2012 Homecoming weekend was a few weeks ago. This also happened to be my 10th-year class reuinion, which seems bizarre. I think the reason time seems to go so much faster as you get older is because you get insanely busy and your perception slows down to compensate for the barrage of information. If I had as much boredom/free-time as I did when I was five, I'm sure a year would still seem like forever. As it is, I think I've caught site of bits and pieces of 2012 as it has flown by at a rate well above any reasonable speed limit.
Homecoming itself was enjoyable. I got to see some old classmates I have peripheral contact with via the book face, which was cool. Also, we got to see some really good friends who, unfortunately, live way too far away. Amber and her family came to stay with us for the weekend, which was a lot of fun. Hannah had a great time playing with her boys, and they loved her too. Also, Amber made an awesome doll for Hannah. We also got to see Ginger again. We didn't get to spend as much time with her, but it was great to hang out for even a little while. We did all go out to dinner at Mid City on saturday night, and that rather massive gathering was awesome.
We miss them.
Scheduling Time For Nothing
I met Robb out at the Acoustic Coffeehouse last night for no particular reason - which is to say, just to hang out and talk about whatever was on our minds. Ironically, a good chunk of what was on our minds was the fact that we don't get together to just hang out very often. Yeah, it's a little mobius. We decided we may have reached a point where being social requires a little more forethought, and some of us aren't exactly "planners".
Keeping It Going
Last weekend I changed the oil in the jeep (and the car). Thrilling, I know, but I'm proud of me. My parents were also in town a couple weeks ago, and my dad helped me fix the power steering fluid leak I've been tolerating for a while now. So the Jeep's happy. And the car...well...it's still going. It's a bit past retirement age, but, unfortunately, we haven't yet found a likely replacement.