Yesterday James asked me what I wanted for my birthday on Monday and before I could reply said, "but not that camera you want because that's too much money for a camera and you already have 3 cameras."
Well hell! Why'd he ask?
I'm going to remember that little conversation the next time he mentions this or that gun that he wants cause he already has 3 or 4 guns and why on earth would he need another one?
My cousin, Hop, called last night to find out what time I planned on arriving at the family reunion. I told him the only reason I was going was because he and his sweet wife Lisa and their family would be there (and my sisters and their families of course) and he said that was the only reason he was going to make the trip too and wanted to make sure he didn't arrive before we (my sisters and I and our families) did. Can you tell by this exchange what a thrill attending this annual event is for us? I didn't even go last year because I knew Hop wasn't going to be able to come from Alabama and his brothers weren't going to be able to make it either.
I reckon we're tagged as the "strange" relations because we say our hellos, give the obliging hugs, and then sit around outdoors talking, and laughing, and catching up on what we've missed in each other's lives. What makes us strange is that we don't CARE how much someone's new truck cost, or what the price tag was on the silver, or what the cousin's wedding dress set em back. These are very important things to my mother's oldest sister who is the hostess with the mostest at these events so our (Hop and Lisa, and my sister's, and I) lack of interest in these things kinda puts us outside the circle of love, if ya know what I mean?
Ya'll keep your fingers crossed that I can make it through another one of these without opening my big mouth to say what I really think, ok?