My best friend left two days ago and won't be back for a month.
The only contact we will be able to have is through letters. I found out this morning just how atrocious my handwriting actually is when I have to write a very long piece after having not written very much by hand for half a year. It was quite cathartic, though. When I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was roll over and grab my phone to message her because I had thought of something I wanted to say to her. It took me a few minutes to remember that she doesn't have her cell phone where she is. I'm pretty bummed that she's gone, but I'm trying to stay optimistic about her "trip." (No, she's not in jail! Though I'm sure that wouldn't surprise any of you that know me or her....HAH!) I'll let you guys peruse her blog if you haven't before and are looking for something to do on this lovely Thursday afternoon.
(WARNING: there is a LOT of cursing in this blog, so those of you who are offended...well, there you go.)
So now that I don't have someone to message every 5 minutes I have found myself getting pretty lonely and a little antsy. (More than a little.)
Solution: I've been working on lots of distractions!! Yesterday I painted the fireplace. And then I noticed the wood trim looked really gross and old, so I painted that too. And then the white paint on the stairs looked shabby, so I did that too. I was GOING to do the bathroom door as well....but I ran out of time and had to shower and get my two year-old up from his nap, so I called it quits for the day. When my husband and daughter came home they looked at my "projects" and then they looked at me and then my husband basically asked if I had gone nuts. Well, not really. But it was pretty clear that that was what he was thinking.
Some other coping skills I have been using lately even before my friend left that have helped me peek over my fog are....
Well, there we go. A whole blog with zero bad words! Yay me!
Do me a favor and smile at a stranger today, okay?
Mother and wife by day, psych RN by night. So many different ways to view life. I try to take everything in and be very slow to judge.