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A Great Day

Yesterday, Saturday, the last day of June – for anyone in a time warp – was a great day…it was a long day, but it was a great day!

For us, a typical Saturday is errands, lunch, Sean’s nap, more errands, and then just chilling until bedtime…this time, I made actual plans with friends that didn’t involve small children the entire time!  A breakthrough, I know…

I’m sorry but a movie filled with half-naked, beautiful men is worth a long-term, strategic plan known as “Operation The Dad Will Participate.”  In less than 24 hours, I got The Ex to agree to watch the boys, my bestie from high school to agree to come visit me, and made plans for Mom #2, Bestie, and myself to go see Magic Mike…yep, I’m awesome…ha!

Saw the movie, did the dinner thing with the boys, went back home, and Bestie and I stayed up talking until 1am – when he left to go back to Mississippi…

We hadn’t seen one another since 2003, and thank God for Facebook or we never would have reconnected – we never seem to be in Mississippi visiting at the same time…so we had a lot to catch up on…

And after nine years, we can still talk about anything and everything…damn, I miss him already!  What struck me was the ease in which he just jumped in and helped me while we were out with the boys – and that the boys responded to him so well…they normally have major stranger-danger with men, but not Bestie…he was getting Sean out of the car for me, offering to help me carry stuff (be surprised – I declined his offers), whatever I needed…wow.  I’m not used to that anymore…

I think of all the years I spent isolating myself from people I truly care about…what a waste!  I have some damn good friends in this world, and I’m not going to let genuine friendships slip away again…it’s nice to feel a little less alone in the world…

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