Can't Sleep

Friday, August 12, 2011
It's 5AM. I've been awake since 3:00. I'm still not feeling 100% and had a coughing fit that woke me up and haven't been able to get back to sleep since. There's nothing worse than trying to keep up with a 3 year old on so few hours sleep and I'm dreading the morning.
My husband told me tonight he'll be able to have some time off next month and we'll be able to take a trip home. Maybe that's what's got me up. This trip will be shorter than most which will be hard. I miss it and every time we go back, I wish we didn't have to leave.
During the last trip back, I got to see so many old friends. They arranged homecoming parties for me and we went out to a couple of bars to meet up with everyone. It was so nice to have so many people come out to see me. Some I hadn't seen in 20+ years. I missed my high school reunion which is how the gatherings ended up being planned. Facebook makes the world a lot smaller and the people that wanted to see me came out those nights instead. I had a great time and look forward to doing it again when we go back this time.
I had two best friends in high school. Nicole & Anthony. Nicole is still my best friend to this day, but Anthony and I drifted after a girlfriend of his didn't like our friendship. It happens. It happened to me with many male friends throughout my life. It's just the way it goes.
Anthony and I were constantly together back then. We drove to school together every morning and shared a locker at school. We went to the Homecoming dance together senior year because he didn't want me to go without a date. My boyfriend was in the army and couldn't get home for it so he took me.
There were a lot of rumors about us at school. One drunken night after graduation when we'd both been dumped, he snuck in my bedroom window and we talked all night. That night, we even tried kissing to see if there was something to all the talk, but as soon as our lips met, we burst out laughing and knew the answer was no.
During my last trip, Anthony and I got together. He came out for one of the nights out and he took me out to lunch as well. It was great to see him. He's such an amazing guy. We talked as if we never lost touch and have stayed in contact.
The day we went to lunch he told me he bought a lottery ticket on his way to see me. He said, 'I thought to myself, there's something magical about this girl. I think I'll buy a ticket and see if it some of that magic spreads my way.' It was such a wonderful thing to say. It may have been one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. He's the the greatest and I'm so glad to have my friend back.

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2 comments:

  1. Anthony said...:

    You are very sweet and I enjoyed reading your thoughts and very kind words. We will always be great friends no matter how much time passes and/or whatever distance is between us.
    Your buddy,
    Anthony
    xxx

  1. Stan said...:

    Hello my beautiful friend. Tell your friend Anthony I could not have said it better. You do have something magical about you! You always have! Hope to see you when you're back in town. Sorry I missed you during the last visit.