Good morning from Texas, where it’s going to be in the 70s today. At the end of February. This is not quite as exciting as it might regularly be because it will also get to 70 in my home town 8 hours north of here, but still. I’m wearing capris and sandals and a tshirt, so there’s really nothing at all to complain about.
I’m visiting my long time best friend Deb for the weekend. In line with my super power of making any trip longer than it needs to be, I stopped in Tulsa (perfect half way point) to visit my baby sister and her babies for one night on my way down and will stop again on my way home. It’s 3 hours and 46 minutes of drive time from my door to hers, and then the exact same number of minutes from her door to my friend's. How perfect is that? I wish I was also going to Ft Worth to visit my family there on this trip, or even Lubbock to visit my DCP roommate but I need to be home Tuesday night. Really, if I didn’t have any responsibilities, I’d also like to visit my 1st grade friend in Dallas and a high school friend in Abilene - but if I didn’t have any responsibilities how would I be able to afford to do all this? I wouldn’t, so I’m just happy to be able to enjoy this long weekend.
Waking up this morning was incredible. I didn’t have to think about my chores for the day, or feed any dogs, or worry if my kid might call me because she was having health issues. I just woke up with a big dog cuddling in my bed, turned on my “Junior High School Girl” playlist and enjoyed the morning. I even sang along without my kid telling me I was flat (I’m always flat). It was beautiful, really. When I felt ready to face the world I got up and chatted with my girl and danced around like a big dork — and then she gave me some reject clothes from her closet that I absolutely love. I need to do this a lot more often.
I have no idea what the plans are for the weekend. Who needs plans when you’re with your best friend ever? We might go to an art walk or a flower and garden show, or drive around and look at north Texas, but as long as we can relax and talk and talk and eat and talk, I will be very pleased.
I hope you’re having a great weekend, people. Call your best friend if you can’t hang out with her (or him). And enjoy the weather if it’s warm. I love you guys.