I talk a lot of ish about Facebook, but I love it, especially when family finds me. A few days ago, my mom’s cousin’s wife found me on Facebook. I was sooo excited about this! I got to meet them back in 98 when my mom and I went to Nebraska to visit. Mom was dying, and wanted to see her family back there. We didn’t see much of mom’s family when I was growing up. The few that lived here either died or lost touch, and I hadn’t met the family in Nebraska.
So that year, we went. It was wonderful, just me and mom flying away. It was October, and they had an early winter that year, and snow was making tree limbs fall off, and the power went out. Their home was this wonderfully charming two story house and I fell in love with it. The power went out, and I remember sitting in the kitchen, bundled up with blankets, heating water on the stove with tea candles for coffee haha! I’m sure they thought it was a ginormous pain the arse, but I thought it was an adventure. I remember putting a soda in the snow to see how fast it would get cold, and going outside to play in the snow, not knowing it was slippery, and slipping right off the step and falling down and just laughing haha!
They lived in this tiny little town that was all on one side of the road, and I laughed at places like the Piggley Wiggley hahaha! They had this big family gathering in the basement of this restaurant and there was so much family I didn’t even know I had. It snowed hard that night, and my mom’s cousin’s daughter hadn’t been heard from, so he was up all night pacing the floors. She had gone off the road into a ditch, but she was fine thank God.
A few months later, they came out here to visit. And they marveled at the no grass, no lawns lol. I remember for some reason we saw a lot of people in casts for some random reason, so they joked that everyone out here broke limbs all the time lol!
We lost touch after mom died. I remember years ago, something happened in Nebraska, I don’t remember what, some disaster, and I tried finding them, but couldn’t. I’m so glad they’re ok!
The weird thing about people finding me on Facebook, is that they might not necessarily know that I’ve gone blind. So it’s like, hmmm. Should I come right out with that? Should I say, so glad you found me, btw, I’m blind. It’s just not my edentity, so I never think to make that the first thing people find out about me. I felt horrible though, because I had an update about the trip or something, and she asked where I was going, so that’s how she found out I’m blind. Seriously, what is the best way to break the news? I mean, once people talk to me for 5 minutes, they know I’m perfectly fine now, but it’s a shock at first.
Anyway, I gave her the link to the blog, but that’s not why I’m writing this lol. I had planned to write it today anyway 😉
Weekends are my catch up days on the blog, that’s for sure. The weeks have been so busy lately. Blah blah blah boring busy days which I always seem to freakin talk about 😉
Yay for family!!!!!