I just wanted to quickly check in with everyone and let them know I have recovered, as best as I can, from the shock of yet ANOTHER transition and the crazy few weeks I have had.
I spent most of the morning as a sad, sobby mess. I just don't do sad very well. Really, I don't. Who knew I could be so damned emotional... for instance, I saw his orange water bottle (he always drinks from) on the counter.. and I got choked up. Seriously?! I am a loony tune.
Sooo... I decided to just turn my phone off an lay on my couch (like I said I would.) I apparently fell asleep for an hour or so - then woke up and did something soooo out of character for me. I am NOT a sweets person.. but I bought a dozen krispy kreme (Hot Now) glazed donuts. I ate a few, felt sick and went back to sleep. Then I actually got up, pulled myself together and went grocery shopping. Just a few essentials - like lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers, goat cheese, biscuits. Seriously - that's what I bought.
I came back and finally started returning phone calls. After I was settled, I decided to FINALLY watch the Sherlock Holmes DVD I got from Netflix over a month ago. It was EXCELLENT.
Then guess what - went back to sleep.
(That's how you know I am dealing with something.) The egyptian did call me as soon as his plane landed. Then I called him a few hours later. He says he is cold - LOL. He was planning on going out with his host and his friends to see the city tonight. I am looking forward to hearing his reaction.
That call, and the kindness in his voice, set my mind at ease.
A friend here actually called and invited me out to see a movie (I have already seen, but KNEW I needed to get out of the house) - and I just got back. Several of my best friends (BIG SHOUT OUT TO CRYSTAL IN BIRMINGHAM, TELISA IN GEORGIA AND LYNN IN TAMPA) for calling and checking on me.
Also - a HUGE thanks to all of you. You words of encouragement have meant the world to me. Sincerely. That's why I thought I should check back in and share the update.
I told you I am resilient. It doesn't take me long to move on from anything. I know how to move on - or move forward, whatever you want to call it. Some serious coping skills going on here.
Sure, I am sad. And going to sleep alone will be difficult. But I can do it. I am already planning a trip to NYC in March, sooo... it's all good.
Now you will see why this song makes so much sense to me now.. :-)