Nights like tonight...man. They're so simple, but they make me smile all the way down in my soul.
This whole experience of living with Holly seems to get better by the day.
We watched Criminal Minds together and bonded over our mutual love of this awesome show. And then while we were watching that, a pasta commercial came on, and we decided pasta sounded really good. So I googled nearby Italian places, and as it turned out, there is one literally a block away, and it's open until midnight. So we just got up and went after the episode.
It was peaceful and candlelit and had a Coldplay album playing in the background. We talked and laughed and joked for almost two hours until the bar was literally shutting down. The food was amazing, and we were acting like we were just friends. Not big sister and little sister. Just friends.
And then we came back and watched more TV, and then at 2 am she came in from a cigarette break with a neighbor I'd never met before because they agreed to 4 of her cigarettes for two bowls of his ice cream. And we all laughed and talked some more.
And now it's almost 3 am and I can go to bed with a smile on my face because this was the perfect night after a long and stressful day.
It's funny. Moving 600 miles away together certainly gives the feeling of starting over, for the both of us. Individually and together.