Yesterday was a whirlwind. In the morning, I was on the radio. Mid-afternoon I filmed a video for a new Dallas skin care line. And by the end of the day I shipped out 50 Wine Not t-shirts. Which is not the normal number I ship out, in case you're wondering.
I planned to have dinner with my family. For the first time since the summer, all six of us would be together again — my mom, dad, sisters, Michael and me. To be honest, I was worried. The day had already been long and stressful, and sometimes family get-togethers can add to that stress. That's the thing about families, they know how to get under your skin. I was weary enough to be undone by even the slightest remark.
But having dinner with my family at Cosmic Cafe (a hole-in-the-wall vegetarian, Indian restaurant) was just what I needed. I laughed to the point of tears. We talked over each other (especially talking over my father). I ate too much naan, we told stories of school and work and life, and we were a family again.
I'm one of those people who gets sentimental around the holidays. I like to hold on to the little moments and store them in my memory. I've always been this way. I have a hard time with getting older and an even harder time with change. So around the holidays time seems to stand still. It's a time to remember the past while being in the present. It's a time when I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for the people in my life. Even if some of them drive me crazy. I feel like a kid again and I still get to act like one this time of year.
Things change, and I have to get over it and get on with it. But for the month of December I'm not aging for even a second.
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