We did BDs for lunch, and... that was about it. Bren and I slept approximately 12 hours last night, and I woke up still feeling logey and tired. It was a really good weekend, although I, as Roho described it, got the cold feet that Feren and I both seem to suffer from right before the trip and made life interesting for both of them.
(We're both really gung-ho about trips in the planning stages, then as the time grows closer to leaving, we don't want to go and want to back out... then we go and have a great time. Go figure.)
Saturday was long. Really really long. I worked a full shift (it was hell), then Fer graciously offered to drive, figuring that we probably couldn't wrestle the cooler into my car. I was very very happy about this. So we all piled into the expedition and headed north.
Getting to see kristenq and hightensile was fun, although I wish I had been slightly less fatigue-blitzed Saturday night. Around 12:30 AM, I woke up (I had been drowsing on the bed while Family Guy was watched) and observed the time, them promptly fell back asleep. Everyone took this as their cue to take conversation outside, and... they did. I was really sorry that I couldn't go out and join them (the cool air may have woke me up sufficiently to contribute to conversation) but by that point... yeah. Tired cat, warm fennec, nice firm mattress. Sleep ensued.
Sunday, I was introduced to a Perkins for the first time (Much like a Midwest version of an IHOP), and had an omelette that decided to make my stomach its own private playground several hours later.
All in all...
I had a really good time. I was glad to go home, I drooled copiously over the ubernice apartment (sorry about the stains on the carpet.. it was just saliva, should mop right out!), and... it's always good to see friends that we just don't get to hang out with often.
I came home feeling particularly contemplative, and the mood seems to have carried over to today. (In between feeling ill. Oh so very ill.) I feel.. a lot closer to Brendan than I did before. I'm not sure if.. something clicked and we just communicate and connect better over the past week, or if.. some lingering insecurity of mine just finally let loose and drifted away... but.. it's been really nice.
We've discussed our plans for our future a little (with him keeping me from going overboard. ;) ) and.. I have to say that I'm happy and excited. Things might not happen when I want them to, but.. I have a better idea of when we'll know WHEN they'll happen (if that makes any sense), so I have something to look forward to.
We also finalized our plans for Christmas- The plane tickets are purchased, the hotel reservation is made.. I need to make one more reservation for Dec 23rd, as our flight leaves New Orleans rather early on the 24th, and I don't want to make my parents get up at an ungodly hour to drive us to the airport. I am excited. We'll be in LA long enough to show Bren some of the sights, and not long enough for the excitement of being home to wear off and let annoyance at my folks seep in. Hopefully he'll get to meet my brothers, and my grandmother.. and other family.
I need to start thinking about a gift for my beloved, as his birthday is next month. I need to ponder.
And until then, I'm going to go sack out in bed. :)