This is my first non-bookish post of the new year. I thought I might just recount some of the random things that happened this week.
Shortly after midnight on the 1st, I got a few texts from California phone numbers, wishing me Happy New Year. Not super unusual, given that before I moved to British Columbia, I lived in California. Except, I didn't have any of these numbers saved in my phone, so I had no idea who these people were who were texting me.
Not wanting to be rude, and wanting to spread some positivity, I sent short texts back, saying, "I'm not sure who this is, but Happy New Year to you too." If anything I figured someone would answer back and it might be an old friend who's number didn't get transferred correctly when I turned off my Cali phone and got my new one. Although, that's saying something since I moved here 2 years ago next month.
What I didn't expect though, was someone to answer back saying, "I'm not sure who this is either, I'm Charlotte, who are you?"
I text back saying "I'm Melissa."
They sent another text saying, "Happy New Year, it's your aunt."
Now, as far as I know, I don't have an aunt named Charlotte. At least not that I know of, anyway. I tried calling my dad to ask about this "aunt Charlotte" in case it was someone who I'd forgotten about. He didn't pick up.
A quick message to my sister helped me verify that, no, I do not have an aunt Charlotte that I forgot about.
Another random thing I've been thinking about this week is the inconsistency in clothing sizes. With the new year, I made some resolutions to lose some weight, and drop a few pants sizes. But, right now, in my closet I have size 12 pants, size 10 pants and size 8 pants in women' s and 11 and 9's in juniors, which all fit relatively well enough at the moment.. With this kind of variation in sizes, I feel like I wont really notice any progress until I get down to a size currently not in my closet.
Does anyone want to share something random that happened to them this week?