my grandparent’s 60th wedding anniversary. my grandfather had alzheimer’s. he didn’t remember his children, his home or anything else, but as bad as it got, whenever he saw my grandmother he would say, ‘look at my beautiful wife!’”
Life hacks mixed with a few great inventions!
the kids drive in one is great!!
My best friend was mad at me. No really - like deadly, destructive fury.
No, this is not an angry post. This is just a reflection. An explosion of my feelings over the past few days. So my best friend doesn’t read this blog, allowing me to explain a few things I need to say. We had a fight. My best friend, somebody I consider my sister,was utterly mad at me. The fault was mine, she felt betrayed, she had the right to feel that way too. At one stage it really did seem as though we were at the point in our friendship where we’d either make it or break it.
Uni had finished for the year and we’re headed home to our parents for a three month summer break. Did I mention that this trip was two hours long? It was absolutely agonising. We drove along, the silence being broken only by her trying to convey how upset she was. I, unfortunately, am incapable of communicating verbally in such situations - so I there I sat, the mute, thinking I should really say something… but what do I say? If I don’t say something, she’s going to think that I don’t care, which the complete opposite of the truth… I deserve to be treated like this, I did screw up… I have to fix this… I’ll send her a text when I get home… wait, no! A text?! Really, Charan? A text is a dreadful form of communication! A call perhaps? But no, I’m terrible at communicating over the phone on a regular daily basis; let alone in a situation like this…
Anyhow, on went my mental monologue. At the end of the trip when I was getting out of her car to leave, all I could manage were a few feeble words which sounded useless and half-hearted, but that really was the best I could do at that point.
Now the aforementioned incident occurred on Wednesday. And for the remainder of the week I have been sulking around, being moody and getting rather emotional whilst watching Bollywood films. I contemplate messaging her or calling her again but I decided to giver her some more time to cool off and make her decision.
Here comes today, Saturday, I receive a text from her. It is straight related to the very reason she was mad at me and I just remember thinking SHIT. Oh my, I thought she’d forgive me after a while after ignoring me for a little longer. But she’s jumped the gun and she hates me and wants nothing to do with me and everything is going to go haywire and I am going to lose my sister!!
But somehow, after that one message, our conversion became the usual, goofy, nonsensical mess our conversations are! And I just felt so overjoyed. She forgave me, and we resumed being the lunatics we are known to be oh-so-well. It quite literally made my day, my week my whole damn holidays.
I really could not imagine not having her as my sister, best friend or housemate. I feel so lucky to have somebody that I can trust that much and be so open to - there isn’t a side of either of us that the other doesn’t know. And seeing her anger that day made me realise that the main reason she was angry was not because I hurt her - but because I hurt me.
That is the kind of best friend you need. One who feels pain themselves when you disrespect yourself and fail to realise your own worth.
So I have this amazing friend who surprised me with an early birthday present today… thank you so, so much! I feel absolutely spoilt, it was completely unnecessary and you’re crazy for even spending on me haha ♡ #thankyou #birthday #DKNY #watch #rosegold #bracelet #surprised #truly #amazing #friend
Oh my God, this was absolutely hilarious!! On point.
Accept gay couples… or they will marry your girlfriends… :p