i feel g-o-o-d and a lot of it has to do with the night this picture was taken. i went to mtn. home saturday to be heather's date at my old office's annual christmas party. i went as a favor to a dear friend, but was not actually looking forward to rubbing elbows with a bunch of people i don't see anymore and don't really miss. but guess what. turns out i do miss them. and the combination of a great date, a tipsy sister, and true interest in the goings on of people that i've let myself forget made for a GREAT night and a reminder that maybe absence does make the heart grow fonder. aaaand some late-night texting never hurts, either. : )
this overwhelming feeling of nostalgia has had other effects, too. namely, all the weirdness and the discomfort at home has settled down, i think. i realize that i may not have mentioned that there was any weirdness or discomfort to begin with, but it's part of the "things i am kind of not sure i want to talk about on the internet" that i have kept to myself. i kind of disappeared for a minute and i think my roommates may have wondered if i ran away, but i'm still here and i'm pretty sure they still love me.
at this point, i'm just rambling it seems. my bottom line is this: sometimes things come along that turn your world upside down and it's GOOD. it's really good. but what's even better is when the pendulum begins to swing back the other way, and you have balance again, only now with more weight on it. : )