Day 4 Home Away From Home

DAY 4 arrived and I couldn’t have asked for more. Day 4 began family time. My family is kind of weird. Im not close with my entire family. **shrugs** I’m really close with my mom so I am always with her. I’m close to my dad but in a silent  no words needed kind of way. I’m close with my aunt and some of my cousins but that about sums it up. I have never seen a problem with it. Every family dynamic is different.  This is what works for my family. ANYWAY… Day 4 started with a decent wake up and a need to run an errand. 630a I was out the door and on my way to the bank. I was still dressed in my pajamas, my hair wasn’t combed, teeth were not brushed and I still had eye boogers. There was no shame in my morning game… NONE!!! I finished my bank errand and then drove back across town to get to my parents house but of course I’m like “I need to go to CVS”  It’s not that I need anything. It’s just that “I THINK I NEED” somethings… Like hair products. I always leave a shit ton of hair products at my parents house because every time I come home I swear I’m missing something when I’m really not. Well this time I couldn’t remember if I had hair cream. So I drive to CVS and for some reason I spaced out. I was listening to Common so I was probably creating my own music video in my head to “So Far To Go” ft D’Angelo. Yeh Im pretty sure I was having my own music video in my head. Well I kind of didn’t see the curb in front of me in the parking lot AND DROVE OVER the damn thing. SHIIIIIIIIT Shit double shit on a stick!!!! I park, get out and Im like “Cool I didn’t kill the car. I didn’t. THANK GOD!!! Anyway I walk up and CVS is closed!!! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?!?! I could have swore CVS was a 24 hour mart. WRONG!!! So I drove over a curb for nothing!!!! So that meant getting back in the car and heading to Walgreens. Now I already know when I go into Walgreens that I am grabbing more than what I originally came for. I went in for hair cream. I came out with hair cream, Murrays, face wash mask stuff and moisturizer. I get to my parents house and realize that I needed NONE OF THIS because its already there from the last 5 times I was home!!!! Whatever. The first thing mom says is “Why Khrys??? You already have like 3 of these here.” My response is always “I didn’t look but would rather have more than what I need than get home and not having what I need and then have to go back out when I really don’t want to. My plan when arriving home is always “HIT OKLAHOMA FOR CASINO” ALWAYS!!!

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Sooooo my mom, my aunt and I piled into my tiny rental and we rolled out to the Casino. We had no game plan. We each had a small pocket of change, and we split up like the cast of Oceans 11 on a mission. None of us won anything but man did we have fun. I like to play on machines that light up and sing to me. The machine has to call to me. HAHAHAHAHA!!! We lost our money and then said “Lets go eat” When leaving the casino it is ALWAYS mandatory for us to grab drinks and Tex Mex. There is always ALWAYS a ton of laughter and shit talking. Mom and I talk mad shit. My aunt just sits back and cracks up. Mom drove us home but first we had to make a stop… for a snow cone. Why??? BECAUSE I WANTED ONE!!! We went to what used to be Snow Hut. Snow hut is not the same you guys. The quality of snow cone is not like it used to be. Snow hut was THE SHIT back in the day. Anyway I ordered my snow cone but not just any snow cone. I ordered a large because it didnt look too ginormous in the display. Y’all… When she finished and handed me that snow cone… MY. MOUTH.DROPPED. It was GARGANTUAN!!!! It was like the DONKEY KONG of snow cones and I dug in with no shame. We made it home and I changed to my pajamas and watched Queer Eye season two while eating half of my snow cone. I gave the other half to my mom and she polished it off.

That was my day 4. It wasn’t a day filled with adventure but it was a day of fun none the less. It was time time spent laughing and enjoying myself with those important to me. You kind of forget what that is in the chaotic pace of life. You forget the little things that make you smile. Some need these super grand gestures to be happy when all you really need are a few people in your circle to drink and have a few laughs with. Day four is a reminder to let go of the big shit and just enjoy the little moments. When work and life start to overwhelm me, I just need to center myself and remember that life is more than work and sleep( basically what my life has boiled down to) I spend so much time taking care of others that by the time it comes to me I have no energy or desire to take care of myself. That my friends has to change.

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Author: singleinbrooklynblog

I am a 30 something year old woman living in Brooklyn NY. I am originally from Dallas TX but do not see myself moving back any time in the near future. I have a love for all food especially when it can be delivered to my apartment. I love running OCR even though I am the slowest person out there. I have a short attention span (why NY is the ideal place for me). I am silly, sarcastic, optimistic, easy going and fun. I am also very single and I must say that I am enjoying my Single In Brooklyn life.

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