A busy-busy holiday weekend home. Two church services with celebration and drinking in between Christmas Eve – a lovely laid back Christmas with the family with big surprises at the end (LAPTOP!!!!!) – lots of running around and Beef-a-Roo and old friends yesterday. I stopped in to see my old coworkers for what I thought would be a few minutes but ended up being an hour and a half. Amanda and I met Dan and Sarah at the Carlyle Brewing Co. – saw Nicki and Cory by surprise – then walked down to the Office. That’s one thing I do miss about Rockford – going out downtown, drinking at Bacchus or the Rose and then ending up at the Office or Kryptonite. Today breakfast with Kevin, a whirlwind trip to Grandma’s, then hanging out with Ria-fub tonight. Tomorrow I collect the cats and head back to Champaign.
It’s strange being back here because even after such a short period away this doesn’t feel like home.