Wednesday, May 31, 2006
El Road Trip
Well kind of anyway.
I will be missing for a few days people.
I'm taking my girls and my sister and driving up to Dallas this weekend to celebrate my grandmother's eighty first birthday. Tomorrow is the last day of school and as soon as that final bell rings we are loading up into the Focus (which is getting an oil change, manicure, massage and all over check up as we speak) and hitting the road.
This trip is always a rush since I make it so rarely. If I am not mistaken, I have only been to Dallas with my girls twice since Amanda was born. So we kind of roll into town like a circus act and all The Relatives come out and stare and point at us :) We sit for the pictures and my children are on Their Best Behavior and then we roll back home, thoroughly exhausted.
But this trip has a bonus star. You see, I lived in Dallas many, many moons ago. I was born there and in the process of being moved all over the place as a child, my mother settled in Dallas for two years. Those two years were my third and fourth in school and we lived in an apartment complex with my mother and grandmother.
While we lived there, I became the best of friends with a little girl my age whose name was Naki. Naki lived one building over so we were pretty much always together. When I left Dallas to move to Hawaii when I was ten, she was the thing I would miss more than anything else.
I came back when I was thirteen for my birthday for a two week visit and she and I saw each other again. At the time she and her family were planning to move to Iran.
Less than a year later, our house in Hawaii burned down and we lost everything.
In the process of being moved around and eventually settling back down on the coast near Padre, I had lost contact with everyone I knew. I assumed that she and her family had indeed moved since I was unable to contact her and visa versa.
And then, a few months ago when I signed up for the myspace, I did a search for her. She has a very unique name or so I had thought until I pulled up several people that were our age with her name. But then, I came across one profile and knew it was her. She and I hadn't seen each other in thirteen years and I knew right away that it was her.
I emailed and she responded and we have been trying to get caught up ever since.
Well, this Saturday, she is coming by my grandmother's birthday party and I will get to see her again.
For the first time in thirteen years :)
I am jazzed.

I will try to keep ya'll updated and I will take many many pics but it is possible that I will be offline until Monday.
No, no, you'll be ok.
No, really you will.
Click on any of those links on my sidebar...
Or delve into the archives (trust me, this may be your last chance to 'delve' as it were) and leave obscure comments.
Or send me threatening emails telling me how badly I suck for abandoning you all for four. whole. days.

Talk to you all on Monday :)
so eloquently put by katehopeeden at 1:48 PM
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