My Bestie came to visit! Amanda is here and we are making some trouble.
Drinking all night, smoking it up, partying until the wee hours of the morning….
Ok, not really. But I’m really happy she’s here. Amanda is one of the few people in the world that I get along with completely. She’s one of the most genuine and honest people I know. In a town where everyone is pretty fake, she’s like a cool drink of ice water.
Both of us are trying to keep a close eye on our diet, so profuse drinking isn’t on the menu. Nor do either of us party. Not that Port St Lucie is exactly conducive to partying. I’m totally cool with that. After years of too much fun and way too many mistakes, it’s great to have a level-headed, relaxed week with one of my longest friends.
We do plan on getting some friendship tattoos, as corny as that sounds. We searched and searched, and finally came up with a Sun and Moon pair that we both like. She’ll be getting the Moon and I’ll get the Sun. I’m not sure where I’ll place the tattoo yet, but it’ll be pretty small. Hopefully, tonight after the kids go to sleep, we’ll get a chance to go.
The last couple of days have gone by too fast. She’ll be leaving on Tuesday. I don’t think I’m prepared to let her leave. I’m sure her family is concerned that I might kidnap her and lock her in her room so she can’t leave. They should be afraid. Very afraid.
The kids are in love with her and I’m not surprised. It’s easy to love Amanda. Roman wants her to hold his hand on walks and Rylan has basically attached himself to her hip. Kai has been hiding behind her whenever I walk into the room, so I assume he’ll be hiding in her suitcase when she leaves.
Friends are harder to come by as I get older and that makes me appreciate her more for who she is. I owe her a lot. She’s been there for me through thick and thin, and I still don’t know how to show her how much I appreciate her.
The ink on our tattoos may fade as we get older, but our friendship will only get stronger with time.
I love me some Mandar.