Those crazy women I worked with in Nashville are still the best, loving and caring people I have met in terms of coworkers. I often get calls asking how I am doing, funny, sweet emails from them. And when I make it back to Nashville the whole clucking crew surrounds me as we head to my favorite bar, The Crow’s Nest.
Shy, the one who helped pull the prank on Foxy last week, came for a quick visit with her daughter this past weekend. Little Miss was kind of tired yet hung out with us until we could both see she was getting ready to hit the wall. After much convincing, we got her into bed and continued our girl talk for a bit.
Being able to sit in front of each other and actually talk is something that I took for granted with all of my friends there. Right now we take what we can get and that is usually in the form of calls, emails and text messages.
But having that moment to just sit, one on one and talk about life with her gave me a bit of peace. We laughed at her reactions to us girls when she first started at the office. Dare I say we might have scared her a bit! But as time went on, the embarrassment she must have felt when we talked about lady parts, lady issues, relationship issues, etc seem to dwindle. We can still make her blush but that is the fun part of our friendships.
We talked about my desire to be in Nashville, relationships and the latest gossip heard around the office. For me, this was the kind of time I miss being here and not there. The friends that I have here are wonderful and we have a long history but living away from here for a total of 15 years also makes it kind of hard to relate to at times. And that is all me, not them.
Our Saturday kind of started out slow, just enjoying hanging out and then I went to make breakfast. It doesn’t happen often enough that a meal is served on my table. I relish that when it does happen. We then started to setup the Mary Kay party she was doing for me that day. Buy Shy, just like me, has a difficult time switching time zones. So towards the end of getting everything setup, it was more like a mad dash to get it ready.
My friends came, we had fun and played with the makeup. I also got some great bonding time with Little Miss. We played, I fixed her a drink and got her comfy out on the deck so she could read one of my Harry Potter Books.
Once the party was over I was beat and I didn’t really do all that much, so who knows what made me want to just curl into a ball and nap. But we cleaned up, packed a bit and went for dinner. I was silly enough to offer up a drive by run to Krispy Creme to which Little Miss decided we must stop in and get some. But I was a good girl. I held off and say no to those really good smelling doughnuts.
I was thinking more along the lines of ice cream and Shy agreed. So another stop was made and I regretted getting my ice cream cone because I could see all the calories. But treating myself to something yummy once a week is okay in my mind.
After getting back to the apartment, I helped pack up the rest of the boxes, carrying them down the stops with Shy. Once they left, my place seemed so quiet. I was sad to see them go but I hope that I will get to see them soon.
I did get lucky and Wookie was all about snuggling last night and today. And getting unconditional love from him can make my day. Even with the fur flying, the fur balls around the apartment, I am so thankful to have that big old ball of fur to love on.
And here is to more visits from my friends where we can laugh, talk, drink and just be silly.
Thank you Shy and Little Miss for visiting, I am thinking of some great places we can visit the next time you are here.
And to my friends that came to the party, thank you so much for coming. I hope you enjoyed it and will come back soon to hang out.