||[Nov. 10th, 2007|06:19 pm]
I'm back...it wasn't horrible, but lord, it wasn't fun.
Discovered all over again why my Aunt Carol shouldn't be allowed to talk. To anybody.
Finally got to visit my Uncle Rick's coffee/bagel shop, which unfortunately has no website anymore, but is very cute and makes excellent mochas.
My cousin Brett's daughter Ellie (the syrup-eater on this page) is among the most completely adorable children on the planet.
My sister got my grandmother's wedding/engagement rings, since her fiance had not had the means to get her a ring yet, and since I don't need it yet, and my cousins are both married. It's a pretty ring, but Ellen will probably have it completely re-set, which to me negates the gift of a ring that came from someone you love. A ring isn't just a diamond (though this particular one is a nice diamond).
I confessed to my mom that I was just a little jealous, all the same, and she laughed and held up her left hand and said, "Don't worry. You'll be getting this someday, and it's worth a lot more."
I love my mom. She always knows just what to say to make me feel better.