A few days ago, I had a little get-together for my birthday. I’d call it a party, only it was just for 2 hours, and there was very little ‘party activities’ involved. I had so much fun, but it was so exhausting, embarrassingly so. Pathetic. We sat in a circle (well a kidney shape really…once you get past kindergarden, ‘circles’ get more and more wacky shaped, I find) and we had pasta and cake and just talked and laughed…it was so nice to have all of those wonderful people in the same room. I miss them so much, I miss our old life; its like a physical pain sometimes.