This weekend I went out of town to a good friends 50th birthday. The party was fun and I got to see a bunch of people I haven't seen in a few years. It is hard to keep up with people long distance. There's just things that need to be said in person, that won't come out correctly over the phone or in an email. I try to blog a lot about my life. If you read through my blogs, you pretty much know me, that's one of the things that I like so much about blogs. However, these are people that I grew up with, they were friends of the family, but our families were so close it was as if we were family. Over the past several years I've only seen them once every other year or so. 2 years ago I went up for a wedding. Two year before that the youngest graduated college. Now I went up for a 50th birthday. They haven't made it down for anything. I love these people and think of them as family. The hard part is growing apart from them. I want them to be more involved in my life, and I want to be more involved in their lives. I have their phone number, but I'm not used to talking on the phone a lot, it's something I don't do well, and I can't do it and something else at the same time, because I have a terrible habit of pacing when I'm on the phone (is that a runon sentence). Email works, but the replies get lost. I can send an email and wait a month to hear back. It's not that they don't want to email me back, it's just that nobody else is as big of a geek as I am. I'm going to make more of an effort to see my extended family more often. My Godbrother has a baby due November 16th. I expect to get some pics when she comes, and I'm waiting for a 4-D sonogram that they had done. I haven't seen it yet, but heard how awesome it looks.
Last weekend was a big birthday weekend. Not only did we take the trip to Wisconsin to see my friends, it was my cousin's birthday. I regret missing her 17th party for the 50th, but I'll be there next year for the 18th. I called and wished her happy birthday twice, but I really missed being there. Maybe when teleporters are invented I can make two parties in distant places on the same day.