Saturday, July 31, 2010




**I am a swollen bag of food. My ruse didn't work and Grandma kept feeding us. I think I'm going to explode. Help Me.**

This morning I awoke with a lovely rash all over my face. Great. I see these people once a year, at most, and I wake up looking like I have some kind of flesh eating bacteria nomming on my face. At first I thought my skin was just having a bad day, but I didn't have pimples like this on even my worst adolescent moments, so I have no idea what is going on. I can only imagine what was said about me while we were at the reunion:

"Mommy, what's that?"
"It's called a leper, dear. In polite society, we shun them. Run along and play. DON'T LOOK IT IN THE EYES!"

Nice, huh?

After breakfast, (ugh) we got all dressed up and headed over to the big house where we had our family reunion!

For once it didn't come a flood while we were there, but the temperature got to be over 100. Needless to say, I stayed indoors almost the whole time. I spent most of my time talking to some lovely cousins about different places I could travel. They were older than me, so they've traveled more and I got some good advice. Now I have a few more places to add to my wish list! Yay!

After those cousins left, I sat in the living room and watched "The Adventures of Milo and Otis" with another cousin, who is 11 years old. His mom is either a vet or a vet's assistant, so he knows a lot about animals and told me all about the different kinds of animals on the movie and also about the animals that he has at home. I had to control my laughter when he happened to notice that neither the cat nor the dog in the movie had been neutered. He kept pointing testicles out to me! It wouldn't have been funny if he were doing it to be gross, but he was very matter of fact about it, almost as if he didn't think I knew what they were! :) I didn't laugh, though. Heehee!

After the reunion, we took a rather cheerful detour to look at Steve's grandpa's grave. Whee?

Then Grandma took us to this gigantic supermarket called H.E.B and it had a lot of interesting things in it.

We got a bunch of weird Mexican and Jamaican drinks. That should be interesting. Once we arrived back home, we had dinner, I did a load of laundry and now I'm writing this! We leave tomorrow morning, and so the adventure will then run in reverse. Onward!

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