i was sitting around the house, feeling pretty down, and my phone rang. it was my brother, who means absolutely everything to me. he's in the military and stationed on the other side of the country, so we don't get to talk much. he was calling me with questions about making chili. i thought it was because i'm in culinary school, but he must have known i really needed someone tonight, because we talked for two hours.
i walked him through cutting vegetables and cooking meats, then we trailed off and started talking about our lives. we talked about my school, his work, the holidays, family, our pets, when he's coming home, everything.
he really turned my night around.