We packed a lot of really great things into just a few days. We spent a lot of time in the car, you know, because I live in bum fuck Egypt. Really, that was just more opportunity for us to visit. There's nothing better than talking to someone, when nothing is off limits. They know the boy that broke your heart in junior high, they know the dynamics of your family, your fears, your dreams, and the regrets. And hey, growing up on a small island, they might know some of that, even if you never told them. haha. We did touristy stuff, which a lot of that stuff is still new to me out here, too. We even went to a museum and saw that Rockford Peaches exhibit (A League of Their Own), which was hella cool. It was also "Sock Monkey Madness." OMG...I'm not a big people watcher, but holy cow...it doesn't get any better than that. We were immediately in stitches, when we arrived in the parking lot, and saw people taking their sock monkeys out of their car to take into the museum. The po-po was kind enough to offer Caity and I, along with some other lady, a ride over to the museum. The lady was going on and on about it, and couldn't contain her enthusiasm when telling us about the limited edition sock monkey bobble heads that were available. The whole thing was solid gold! That same night I made dinner for Caity, the boys (Brian had to work), and a friend from out here. That night, was my favorite part of it all. I loved how Caity got to know my new good friend, and how well they got along. We played music from back in the day, and told stories for hours. I even made it past 2 a.m. How about them apples? Really, I couldn't have asked for a better visit. I'm so glad she chose to spend her time to come out here, when she could've done anything she wanted to with her weekend. I'll always be grateful for the way I grew up. I know I sound like some drunk girl at a bar, when I say, I really do have the best friends.
I was going to do some writing about weight....and other such topics that are tough, but I'm not going to take away from what I just wrote about. It was just what I needed.
I've made a couple of friendships out here, that I feel will be lifelong. I truly feel that way. So, even though, You Can't Make Old Friends, you can make great friends, that will one day be old friends.
Hope this night finds you all well. If you don't know this song, I hope you'll love it.