T-minus I can't think about it
Hello my sweet blog friends. How are you? I am fine. Well, mostly fine, I am a little neurotic/emotional/stressed/overwhelmed/pick a word and I'm probably it right now, but I am fine. I hope you are fine, too!
My weekend was crazy. On Friday morning, I drove my pimpin' new ride to Manic's neck of the woods for a whirlwind, 24-hour last hurrah. There was construction and cops the whole way, so it took me forever to get there (right in time, I might add, for awesome rush hour traffic). But we persevered! Manic had brownies and water and Diet Coke (and an endless supply of patience) all ready for me in case I was crabby because that is just the kind of wonderful BBFF she is. We went out for a night on the town and she gave me some beautiful, thoughtful and funny going-away presents ... and that's all I can tell you right now, because she is currently having a contest I will pretty much ruin if I go into any more detail. So go enter, and if you win a CD, I want a copy!
I stopped and had lunch with one of my favorite friends on the way back (one of the ones who just moved) and then went out with a few more of my favorite friends Saturday night. It was a little bit of a hard weekend in some ways (I think I cried for like two solid hours in the car, with the saddest acoustic coffee shop music in the world as my soundtrack), but I really am such a lucky girl. Even when I'm not at my best, I have people who love me anyway. They cheer me on and tell me I'm great even when I'm really not that great, and I can promise you not a day goes by that I don't think of what a little miracle that is. I feel like I've gotten to be in the presence of the best people life has to offer. I don't know what on earth I did to deserve the company of such wonderful people, but I am such a better person for it. (And that includes all of you! I hope you know how much I appreciate all of you who stop by and laugh at my silly little stories about CIA agents and McDonald's streakers. You guys are awesome. You have made so many of my crappy days better!)
Anyway, there have been little pockets of craziness, but I've gotten to spend some wonderful time with some wonderful people the past few days. This is how you'll know I'm running around like an insane person, though: I FORGOT MY CAMERA THE ENTIRE WEEKEND! I know, horrible, right? So no pictures, but I'll be sure to make up for it with a plethora of box and wrapping photos later in the week. (Exciting, huh? I know, I'm SUCH A TEASE.)
Move status: The truck comes Friday, my car gets picked up the same day, I fly out Saturday morning, I will move into temporary housing and then I will start my job on Monday. No, I am not remotely ready, but you know ... whatever. I am finding my inner Zen and embracing it so hard it starts coughing and its face turns purple, just watch me.
Starting tomorrow. Tonight, I think I will embrace a bowl of cookies and cream ice cream. Maybe even with a cherry on top.