"No, she had to work, sorry."
"Can I talk to dad?"
"Sure. He's outside with two guys."
"No. The other brother."
"Ha ha, funny joke, patrick's only coming on saturday."
"Turns out he isn't, since he's standing there."
"....nelleke do not
so calm about that
THAT'S NOT NORMAL YOU WEIRDO."
So uh I talked to my brother on the phone today!!! He sounds like my dad and it was totally surreal and a;dfk I'm so happy, Patrick said it was just like the old days, even though he was 12 when they last spoke.
Going to Liguria Saturday, how awesome is having friends with houses by the sea? v. awesome. The weather is fantastic, I'm getting hit on more than usual, spent a really nice day with all three kids yesterday. Talked to my brother on the phone.
Life is good.