It hit me today how amazing my friends are. Yes, that hits me quite often, but today in particular. I got a few texts from Renay today as Matt got on the road talking about how sad she was that he was leaving. And it made me really sad too. Sad for what Matt was leaving behind. Of course I'm ecstatic that he's on his way here to be with me. It's something I've been waiting for for a long time. Thinking about all of this made me think though of how much some of my friends mean to me. Like Renay for instance. I would've never met Matt if it weren't for Renay. And Renay is one these people that I can talk about whatever I want to and she'll listen. And I try to do the same for her, but fail totally at times. This is going to sound weird to anyone else, but Thank you for Matt, Renay...I promise you I'll take good care of him :) If I don't, you can burn all of my books, make evil wishes on me with magic pony tails, and do some sort of voodoo to bring on heavy hurricanes. In the meantime, there's always a place for you here :)
Then I got texts from my friend DJ today who I've been SOOOO out of touch with that it's just embarrasing at this point. He asked me how the move went and how I'm liking Mandeville and told me he was really happy for me, and that really meant a lot to me. Over the years, I've just fallen so out of touch with so many people that ti's really just sad. And I hate that. These were the people that I grew up with and formed myself with. I told DJ today that we totally need to have a reunion of those old people and I'm so serious about it! We really should!!
Then to top all of this off, I came home to a package waiting for me at my doorstep. It was from Pat, AKA, Deslily, AKA Mom2. For all who wonder why I call Pat "Mama", it is not because she is my mom or because I look at her as a mom :p It's a joke between us that started a long time ago when we discovered many similarities between us. She mentioned that I could be her son more than her own children could be, lol. So since then, I've unofficially become her son :p I opened this box and inside was an incredibly sweet note to me and Matt which brought tears to my eyes which kept flowing as I saw the rest of the contents. She made me everything she sent by hand. She made me a couple of crocheted potholders and a couple of crocheted trivets:
And then there is this beautiful afghan that she made for us!! I already have one that she made for me that has long been my favorite blanket and this one will now join that one :) In fact, I had been using the old one on the sofa which is now by my feet as I'm covered with the new one she sent me :p I swear she has SO much talent!!! She needs to sell some of this stuff that she makes on Etsy or something!!!! If you've ever held a "Pat piece" in your hands, you know what I mean!