I don't care if I'm a day late!
Happy Holidays to everyone. It's been an absolutely crazy year, it's been so hard to deal with, and I have no idea when I'll recover from what happened back in April.
I knew that around Thanksgiving to the end of the year was going to be very hard. Knowing that two major holidays, focused around bringing family together, and part of that family wasn't going to be there. Yesterday, plenty of tears were shed. I saw my Mom and Grandma break down a couple times between Christmas Eve and yesterday. It was heartbreaking. It's hard to know when we'll all be able to move on. In my sense, I have to live my life knowing my Dad won't be there to see me move on. Moving out, getting married, having a family of my own. I'm sure that I can eventually forget about him being gone, and I can live my life believing he'd be out there watching anyway, but now's not that time. Only one more holiday to get through and I can end this train wreck of a year, and get a fresh start five days later.
But as much as I miss him, I didn't think I'd miss him as much yesterday. I had a good time yesterday, I almost got everything I asked for. I got some new clothes, some nice little things, such as a Brookstone light you activate by tapping it to a hard surface, a new Owl City CD that I'm listening to as I type this, and the movie Jobs. I also treated myself to SimCity (fifth in the series), and thanks to single-player offline mode, it's become a very enjoyable game. I was able to get the game at a discount; initially, the game by itself sold for $19.99 off the top of my head, with a deluxe version with all of the released DLC installed in it for, I think, $49.99. But when I saw it, the base game was $14.99, and the deluxe version was $5 more. I was down with paying $5 extra for a deluxe version, better than $30 more, that's a steal!
The only thing I asked for and didn't get was an installation disc for Windows 7. I wanted to use the Mac's Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows natively on my Mac, so that I could move my laptop data to my Mac, to run Windows 7 as I remembered it on my laptop while using my Mac's hardware. This way, I could install all of my other PC games to my Mac that didn't fare so well on my laptop. Looks like I'll have to get that later, as I still feel like I don't know enough about Boot Camp to jump right in. If you guys know anything about Boot Camp, please feel free to tell me.
Either way, a small Christmas, as expected. It worked out, it felt. I felt like taking a moment to share my thoughts and what's been going through my head after yesterday. Let's continue along, we have a new year to begin.
Listening to: Owl City - The Midsummer Station
Eating: Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dessert Bowl