goal for the day: forget about my family and my troubles and just have a nice freaking holiday. this is probably not very possible, given that i should probably be calling my family today. i'll call my sister, it's her birthday, and that should be painless unless she talks about my father (she still gets along with that man).
theme of the day: out of sight, out of mind. i'll be spending time with my friends' families today, and attempting to be happy. i'm going to make a valiant attempt.