I got to see two of the friends that I've known for 15 years or so today. The third was out of town, but I was able to talk to her the other day. It's so good to catch up with my friends - I don't see them often, but I enjoy the time I have with them. We had some good times way back when, and our friendship has been strong enough to survive the transition from partying all the time to being a grown-up. That's really something :) My friends looked happy, and I think things are going mostly ok for them. That makes me happy, too :)
I saw my parents for dinner, too. It was really nice to sit down with just them and visit for a while. I like spending time with them - it's too bad that I don't have more time, this visit.
In a few hours I'll be heading to the airport. One of my friends is driving me there and I expect we'll visit for a bit more before I go through security. I'm glad that I'll get the chance to do that :) Before I go, I'll spend some more time with my aunt - I've been staying with her this entire time. She's graciously lent me the use of her laptop (from which I've been posting my blog) and her den, and she even bought me some of the food that I eat :) I've been able to have my own room - something that was very important to me - and I've been able to spend some time with her, too. I'm so glad that I was able to stay here.
I've very much enjoyed my time here in Edmonton. I'm grateful that I was able to see as many people as I did - all of the people here are very special to me, and I value each one of them very much. Of course I'm looking forward to going back home to Ian, but I'll miss everyone here. You all know who you are - I love each one of you and I enjoyed seeing you; thanks for making time for me :)