It was good to be “home.” The whirlwind started as soon as I landed on Thursday night. I think the most downtime I enjoyed was the hour after the plane landed, before I headed to O’Neill’s Irish Pub for the night. A few friends joined me for some quality catch up time and of course, a couple cocktails. Friday afternoon was spent in San Francisco having lunch with my grandmother. Afterwards, I went to rehearsal, got my hair cut and then attended the rehearsal dinner. That night was spent in San Francisco at Medjool. A few people surprised me that night. I wasn’t expecting them to show up, though I do send the updates to a mass of friends.
On that note, I feel like I’ve lost touch with some people from home. It took one of my closest friends there 2 weeks to email me to tell me her and her boyfriend had broken up. My friend VM, who transferred to Seattle with Google is now back in the Bay Area. My other friend DS and his girlfriend broke up and so DS is moving in with VM. It feels like so much has changed. I wonder if this lull in communication is mainly me being involved in my own world. On the other hand, I play phone tag more than I’d like to admit. I can’t believe how big of a time difference three hours can feel like.
Saturday was the big day and main reason I went home. One of my besties tied the knot on a beautiful ridge overlooking the reservoir. The weather was perfect, the bridesmaids were dressed in apple red and the bride was absolutely glowing. It was good to see old friends at the wedding. It always amazes me how our worlds diverge. And besides the “I Dos” the most exciting part of the night was the news that a girl friend of mine is pregnant! I was the maid of honor in her wedding 2 years ago, so this is very exciting, though it’s pretty much set in stone that I won’t return to CA until a month after the birth.
Now it’s back to reality. Two group presentations tomorrow, two soccer games this week, 8 more days of class, a couple exams, Foxfields, Darden Follies, KY Derby and then FY is over. Wow. Where did it go?