thank you for the birthday wishes! the kind words were the highlight of my day. and i love that james hacks into my account and blogs. he used to think blogs were the devil. now he is always telling me what to blog about but i give him the snub and tell him to start his own. his blog will feature lots of guns and strategies for starting his own renewable energy farm, with some commentary on how crappy medical school is. keep your google readers poised for it.
my parents have come and gone. i should probably share the pictures, but i'm in denial that they really left/i can't believe they really even came.
my mom filled four huge totes and one carry-on with everything we begged of her to bring while she and my dad had one little bag to stuff all their clothes in. they are wonderful. we love them so much. i told my mom that now that they're gone, i take comfort in the little memories i have with them all over the island. "there's the volcano dad and i hiked. there's valumart where mom stocked up on ting. oh, and here's our kitchen where dad was choking and jamie gave him the heimlich." (true story. i guess it's only funny if you were there. and let's be honest, i was shrieking hysterically when it happened.) anyway, it feels a little more like home since they were here. after we dropped them off at the airport, james cried all the way home. i lost it an hour later when i heard their plane take off and saw it flying away (we live right behind the airport). then, ten minutes later, another plane took off and i realized that was actually their plane. so i cried some more. lots of crying, folks.
this post is too depressing. let's talk about my birthday. my friends took me to the very cute shipwreck beach and we had cupcakes and balloons and my kids were HORRIBLE. and i cried all the way home. is anyone feeling sorry for me yet with all this crying? i'm kind of feeling sorry for myself.
here's a beach picture. so you feel a little less sorry for me.
(i'm not pregnant, by the way. i know the picture says otherwise.)