Friday, July 28, 2006

A Rant from the Chocolateir

Exactly how many of us take the time to think about our families? Most of us are too busy in the immediate family to worry about any one else.
If you know me, you know I love to have the big family kinda vibe. Everyone knows everyone, getting into each other's lives, messing up some words and causing some drama. I love the idea of the good, bad, and ugly that come along with it. However if you don’t know me, reread the first part of this paragraph.
Going down to Sarah’s wedding has made me relies that I know little, if any about my family’s lives and what goes on in them. My father and his kids that live close by are very close. They live within three miles of each other! To watch them at dinner that they had when I was there (my sister, her husband, her boys, my dad, my uncle, and my brother) everyone came together and it was like the family you see on “Related” (a WB drama series, very good if you ask me). Telling jokes, and doing dishes, eating good homemade food– it was just great.
My dad is always been one of the best guys you will ever meet. He’s kind and funny. I was so happy to see him. Aside from whatever people may tell you, I do love my dad, and love to see him. In later years he and I seem to argue a lot more, but I’m sure it’s going to pass. We’re both just kinda stubborn I guess.
My heart had really wanted to see those boys (my nephews) and when I did, it was like there were no years that had separated us from the last time we saw each other. I don’t know, maybe they felt like I was a complete stranger, but I didn’t feel that way.
Honestly, I forgot where I was going with this, but I’ll just try and BS my way threw it.
My sister has always been there for me, whether or not I knew it. (and this is NOT BSing) She loves me, she's always there on the other side of the phone if/when I need her. Though I never really ever called her, but she was and is really, always there when I need her. She’s been complaining how she wish her house was cleaner and bigger, and how her car was a limo to have me shofered (sp?) around in, but honestly, I’m just happy to be with her, and her room is so not that dirty. She may try to convince you otherwise, but don’t listen, she’s just crammed in the room, it’s not dirty.
You know, I keep getting off subject, then forgetting where I was trying to go with this. I was trying to make a point here.
With work and school (I’m going to squeeze a quick update of my life in here: I’ve been going to work full time trying to study to become a pharmacy technician and I took this last quarter off, I’m going back in the fall so don’t worry, I refuse to not get my AA. I’m getting the tech certificate threw work incase you were confused on that.)
But yeah, I think what I’m trying to say is, even though we are busy, we shouldn't forget or dismiss our family. Though if you know me, you also know that I have friends that are family to me. And if you don’t know me, reread the last sentence. And even then we forget to include them in our lives.
There was an interesting article in the Seattle Times a few weeks ago about how so many people jump to answer there blackberries when the beep and forget to include the people around them in their lives. Or something like that. But that’s kinda what I’m pushing here I think. Again with that forgetting about my point in this rather long rant.
Well, I guess that this is long enough for now. I hope you got something out of this other then the fact that my ranting seems to go on and on and on… well, that and I hope you understand what in the world I was saying.