The past few days have been frustrating on one hand and absolutely amazing on the other. I'm pretty much going to stick to the amazing part in this post.
On Saturday, I had the opportunity to meet an Internet Friend. I've known this person online for about 4 years and we'd planned to meet before now but it always came down to time and money... if you're working, you have the money, but not the time and if you aren't working you have the time but not the money to go on a road trip. Yes, it's only a 5-6 hour trip to where she lives, but we just could never quite make it work.
As it turns out, her Mom lives not far from us and she came up to visit her Mom and they met up with me on Saturday. And she was every bit the wonderful person I had thought she would be and her Mom is a very nice lady and we had a lovely dinner and I hope that we can do it again soon.
Tonight, I trekked across town to meet up with an old friend. She's a trucker and she happened to be hauling a load through town and even though it was a haul, it was important to me to make the trip to see her. She and I have been friends about 15 years. When she, my daughter and I would all go out together, people would assume I was her Mom and she was my daughter's Mom (even though there are only 9 years between us). It's been about 4 years since we had managed to get together (with her trucking schedule and me moving 1000 miles away, it isn't like either of us can just "pop in" any time. In any case, it was really nice and I appreciated having the chance to get to see her.
Of course, an unintended side effect to my having trekked across town is that now I am all wound up and even though I should PROBABLY be in bed, I'm not there (yet).
I've been keeping very busy lately. Finding a job is a huge job. It was nice to meet up with friends and not think about finding a job for a while. But now I need to get back to the work of finding work!