I just got back from Virginia last night. I had a fantabulous time with the family and friends - as anticipated. I had to get out of Kuwait for this special occasion because I was determined to make it better than other sucky occasions earlier this year - and it worked.
[I'm not writing anything more about Desert Guy, Teddy, or even The Romanian. All that is off the radar. New life has begun and I'm happy (Mashallah); despite some misguided attempts by the aforementioned players to the contrary. You can't start a new chapter if you keep re-reading the book.... bygones. Adios. Vija con Dios.]
I had several very good/very deep conversations with my sister. She has helped me put things into perspective and has let me see a righteous path towards solving my recent difficulties. I feel so much more centered and grounded and I feel good about myself. My mom always does that for me too. This time around, I had the added bonus of being in the company of two of my long-time friends in DC for a birthday dinner. Everything was just content.
It was Spring in Washington - which is probably my favorite place to celebrate the season. Everything was green and the flowers were out this week in particular.
I had a lovely flight back - slept most of the way - and woke up this morning at 3am (which means I'm going to crash sometime this afternoon).
I can't wait to go visit my buddies; South on Thursday night and North sometime in-between now and then. I miss them.
Thanks to all of you who sent me birthday wishes. :)