At the end of October I flew home and was a bridesmaid in a wedding. The bride, a close friend of mine and the groom, another close friend of mine got married in a beautiful place called the Summit House. She was beautiful, he was handsome, they're going to have adorable kids. I had a great time, though it was exhausting. Also got to hang out with my family and friends. My best friend picked me up from the airport and we had dinner together, BBQ, by the beach. My sister, niece Brianna and I stayed up late watching Cheaters and eating popcorn. The ladies in our family are all night owls. Went to my other niece's Halloween Carnival, she was Belle, and then spent some quality time with her the rest of the day trying to convince her to wear more than just underpants. I also stayed with my Grandparents. My Grandmother made a fried chicken dinner for me, my friend and my Aunt and Uncle. We had a family dinner together. It was so nice. The last day I was home I went to Orange County to vote and then my Grandfather picked me up and we went out to breakfast. A place called the Hot'N'Tot (i have pics). It was so nice to spend time with my family. I miss them.
I came back to Kansas City and was a little depressed because of the temperature change. While California stays moderate and beautiful all of the time, Kansas City fluctuates between feeling like your trapped in the armpit of a sweaty beast and feeling like there is no warmth or life left in this barren part of the world. Extreme! I know!
After coming back I needed to finish a large task, throwing my friend a surprise birthday party. This is no easy task. She hates surprises, but i disregarded that and planned one anyway. It was worth it. She had no idea and we all had the best time in my friend's basement in Fairway Kansas eating tacos and enchiladas, an enormous cake, consuming lots of alcohol, and wearing stickers that said, "i heart Rachel." Softee played and special show for us, we played ping pong, sang karaoke and busted open a piñata, that our friend Adam became very …ah…uncomfortably…close to. It was touching. Everyone was amazing and we pulled it off. It was a great night. A couple of days later me and four other friend's from the party got the flu. Awesome.
I spent 2 days of PTO writhing around in my bed and in my bathroom. It was awful. I would wish this on no one. Thankfully I feel almost myself again. It was hard to get past the feelings of, I just want to die, to I just want to keep something down, but I did. Yeah, enough said.
Now I look forward to going home again for Thanksgiving. I'm going to Disneyland in less than a week with my Sissy and her family and hopefully my Mom. I'll update more soon, promise BC Style!