I took a sleeping pill last night.
I had a feeling I wouldn't sleep by my own will power that night. But I don't like taking the pill cuz it leaves me drowsy like in the morning. I want to wake refreshed.
Sure enough morning rolls around and time to get ready for church. My mother comes in to wake me up. I really enjoy being woken up by others, but my mother....she juss can't do it. Seriously. She annoys the hell out of me in the mornings - sometimes Grandma can do that too. But Grandmas learned not to talk to me cuz I ain't a morning person. Anyways, mother is jumping on my bed. I was okay with that. Then she starts pulling my hair. Not so okay with that. Then she starts singing directly in my ear and I'm -seriously- not okay with that. She knows I hate that song.
I figgered once I was awake I'd never get back to sleep. But I was so drowsy that I managed to get back to sleep. Amazing! So I went back to sleep like three more times after that cuz I was drowsy and hey! I could sleep! I didn't really get out of bed til like noon. Mom and Dad went to the first hour of church without me. I almost felt bad for not going to church. Sleep that I never get or a meeting that really I can't even participate in so theres no point me going? Hmmmm.
At 11am I listened to me Mum and Dad talk about me and my "illnesses". One of the times I woke up I told them I didn't feel good. That stupid drowsy feeling screws me up all day. Thats why I never slept during class in high school. Messed me up the rest of the day in a ornery way. Maybe I would've gone to church if I woke on the right side of the bed?! Anyways...
About 12:30pm we got ready to go to the "family reunion" which was a surprise birthday party for "Aunt Esther". Not my aunt. I don't know these people. I've seen them before, but that's it. It was over in Montipellier ID. Lots of memories for Dad, 'draggin main', the theatre, the high school he graduated from... I think Montipiller only has a Main Street. We "surprised" Esther with a family reunion/birthday party and we ate food. I ate mostly desserts. :D
I was in the back seat and was surprised that I didn't get car sick just starin at the window. Couldn't sleep anymore. Thinking now. Mum and Dad made me feel bad for even having 'illnesses'. Even more surprising was to find out that Dallin & Loryn were on their way to the event also. Of all events they decide to come to they come to the one that prolly least matters to them cuz they don't know anyone. They actually knew ppl at the other reunions! But nooo.. they chose this one. Whatev. It's nice to see them tho. Now that they've moved, I don't think I'll see them like ever again.
We all talked to Kara, Kevin and his girlfriend Michelle. Thats like a 4 hour drive for Doc & Gay & them just to see Aunt Esther and stuff. We complained about an hour and a half. Thas alot of gas too. They had the MADD-hatters come for entertainment. A bunch of old ladies singing songs they made up or originals that have to do with growing old. It was kinda funny. Singing those songs on the way home. "Are you feeling bloated tonight?" "A hsyterectomy for her, a prostate for him" "I love you a bushel and a peck" After that I felt better and more awake.
We were on our way home around 4:30-5pm when Dad pulls the car over up near the Youth Campground there in Emigration Canyon and says we're going "huckle berry picking". Apparently everyone else in ID had the same idea. So we all got out with some cups we took from the reunion and starting going through the woods looking for berries. Me breakin in my new flip flops on the mountain side...didn't work so well. But hey nobody said we'd be in the woods for a couple of hours on this trip!
So after we finally found a nice patch of berries we all had a job of filling up a cupfull. Dad didn't find them as quick as we did and got frustrated and kept moving us, but eventually we found another patch and settled on that one. Now a cup full of berries seemed like a far fetched idea at the time.
Dad told Alex if he filled up half a cup he'd take him to the skate park. hah. It was kinda fun pickin berries with everyone. Even in flip flops for hours. Our hands turned purple. We heard about every little bug that crawled up Alex's shorts and listened to him brag the whole time. One time he caught a butterfly and showed me and it was actually two butterflies...laying on top of each other... and I laughed cuz he was holding mating butterflies. He was grossed out and put them down on a leaf.
We ended up filling up all four cups to the top. Woohoo. Enough to make a huckleberry pie? I think that was Dad's goal. Put them in the cup holders and headed down the mountain. We passed a truck pulling a bobCAT on a trailer. He blew his radiator and lost all his fluid and water. We said we'd call a tow truck when we got cell phone service. He's from Hyrum, an old man. We stopped at a store in Preston and called someone for the guy. An "Art Smith". Mom says it's a fake name, but then again she didn't want to stop and help someone anyway. So judgmental.
Alex got some jerky and chips while we were at the store. You can definetely tell he's an only child. SO spoiled. So I attempted to steal his jerky from him the rest of the way home.
I couldn't decide if I wanted to go home tonight or tomorrow. But I didn't really feel like driving tonight... so I watched movies with Alex the rest of the night til I felled asleep. I actually listened to music to see if it would help cuz I wasn't takin no pill again. The music helped. But Alex wanted to watch Sci-Fi movies. Ick. But I watched some... they were tolerable.
His bed was broken there was a wheel that wasn't on so he was ..slanted and he wanted another bed. I told him he couldn't have mine. So I helped him put in another bed in his room. Haha spoiled kid went from a king size to a twin bed. Big difference. He's a spoiled 15 yr old who is in the program for failing only one probation requirement - therapy. How hard is that? Now what he did to be on probation....is the question. But I don't think he's a drug addict or anything like the others.
Anyways, I was on the big couch and he was scrunched up on the little couch and I laughed at him. Half way thru the night he decided he should get the big couch and came and pulled me off. Butt munch. hah It was funny tho. During the night he stated that he was going to take a shower and then asked if I was going to take a shower. I laughed cuz it sounded wrong. We had a pillow fight most of the night, the jerk wad. He stole my phone and found the picture of the giant dick in the middle of Dr. Johns I took. Now he thinks I'm obsessed with dicks. Now he doesn't think I'm a good mormon girl anymore. I wonder what made him think that...
He's so gullible.
Another good day of enjoying company of family and friends. This was an excellent weekend. And I think I'm okay going home to SLC for a few weeks and leaving this behind even though it was fun. Megan is off and married. Resa and Natalie will always be here to visit. Nate and Phil are long gone after this weekend. I'll prolly see Kirri & Aubree before they goes back to school. Mom and Dad will always be there. Dallin & Loryn seem like a foreign ppl now... Dustin doesn't care if he sees me really. So there's nothing really to bring me back home.
I think maybe my body isn't liking me for moving around so much. Maybe a few weeks of stability will do it good. My car made it to Logan and back about three times now. yay! I love Tink. And maybe my stress level or bank account would like it if I were stable also for a few weeks...haha...
But somehow I doubt I'll be able to stay away from this place for the rest of the month...