Some Good News · 2:15am
Well, yesterday was my mother's birthday, but the family decided to celebrate it today. So we all got together, a thing that is increasingly difficult with everyone's varying schedules. I cooked dinner, everyone else shot the breeze in the living room, until it came time for the gifts for my mom. My eldest brother and his wife handed her a wrapped gift, and as she tore away the paper, she wondered what could be underneath. Hidden behind that cheery veneer of flashy paper lay a framed photograph, one of a pregnancy test, marked with a plus.
That's right, I'm going to be an uncle, and I couldn't be happier for them. Also, my other brother was promoted to manager of his store, though he has worked there less than a year. And one more little ray of sunshine, my cousin is leaving his current job for one in another state, and he might put in a good word for me as his replacement.
So maybe . . . maybe life isn't so terrible anymore.