This diary entry is part 27 of 30 in Lily's diary dated 06 - December 2021

Hi!  It’s me!  Lily!

I didn’t post yesterday.  I was tired.  And I post every day!  Surely you can survive for one day without the goodness that is me!  I will think of a way of at least telling you when I’m not posting, though.  That seems fair.  But you can’t deny a girl a break!

Jack left yesterday.  He stopped by on the way to the airport, and I gave him a big hug and a long kiss.  My God, what kind of girl am I?  I’ve never been like that before!  But he’s my boyfriend now!  I get a few kisses, anyway!  I said goodbye to Grace too.  She wanted a kiss on the cheek, and I gave her one.  She gave me one too.  “I love you, Auntie Lily,” she said.  She’s a really sweet kid.  Maybe someday she’ll be my sister in law!  I’d love her as my sister in law!  Another sister!

But I’m getting ahead of myself.  Boyfriend does not equal husband.

Christmas is over now, and everything’s quieting down.  Dave took the tree down and Sabby packed all the ornaments away for next year.  The lights outside will stay up until after New Years, but it’s all basically over.  And while it was a wonderful Christmas, I’m glad it’s over.  There’s so much stuff going on.  Food, and songs, and trees, and… and… so much.  I’m tired.  I need a break.  So yesterday, after Jack left, I just told Sabby I was going to take a day off of being useful.

She didn’t quite let me get away with that, but she mostly did.  I slept in a bit, I didn’t run, I just kind of puttered around, helped Dave out with one or two things, worked on my site, played games with Sabby and Beth…  just had a quiet, peaceful day.  Jack texted me when he got home, and we talked for a little bit, and then he took a nap too.  I guess the week took it out of both of us.  I miss him but my heart isn’t broken.  He’s my boyfriend now!  That means something!

Today Liz and I spent some time together, just the two of us.  It’s been a while.  I thanked her for so how understanding she’s been of me and Jack, and she told me she wants to see us together, but I’d better return the favor when she finds someone.   In return, I told her I’d be happy to, but only if it’s someone I approve of.

She seemed a mite bit upset about that but eventually she understood.  She can make bad decisions if she wants but I’m not going to help.

Sabby is going to take me to Houston soon to have dinner with Emiko.  I need to talk to her husband anyway.  It’s fair to blame Emiko for what she did, and that’s between him and his wife.  But I’m innocent in all of this.  If he’s going to not like me for that, then fine, but I’m not going to let him get away with that without at least calling him out.

Maybe she’ll teach me how to wear the kimono too.

Anyway, gotta scoot!  Got a few days left in my vacation and I want to make the most of them!

Love you all!!! ❤

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