Really nice weekend…
Being 4 hours away from everything I’ve ever known has started to take it’s toll on me. I miss my family, I miss my friends, and I’m always reminded of the friends I’ve lost over the years, especially in March being as this is when I lost two of the most important ones. I’ll mope around quite a bit and it’s just a funk that I can’t seem to get myself out of. But then, there’s that ray of light when you realize that you have one of the best of friends that anyone could ever ask for.
Colin and I met in middle school and maintained a friendship for 15 years, there were times when we didn’t speak to each other for years at a time but that bond has always been there. That bond grew much stronger after Lucy passed away a few years ago, and since that point we’ve been a regular part of each others lives. To make things even better, he and Sean are pretty much BFFs. It’s to the point with them that I consider it more of a bromance than good friends, but either way the three of us are always happy spending time together and you can imagine my surprise when Colin says “I’m coming to DE for a few days”. He did that this past weekend and I have to say, it’s gotten me out of my funk.
See, Colin is one of those guys that can be counted on no matter what the situation. He’s always just a phone call away and will do just about any and everything for you. Him coming down here for us proves that no only is he missing the crap out of us the way we miss him, but that he’s ideally one of the best friends you could ask for.
He got here on Friday night, we had a nice meal/trivia night over at Buffalo Wild Wings. He and Sean were on their XBOXs the rest of the night because it was pushing after Midnight by the time we got back to the house so of course it was a little too late to really venture out into the town being as we knew there was a pending tattoo appointment the following day for him. Saturday was spent at Applebee’s, two tattoo shops, the arcade (with a super hyper cashier that was all over Colin) and Dover Downs because it was time to teach the guy how to use a slot machine lol. He was enjoying himself until the Casino had taken the money he walked in there with but it’s the luck of the draw. Sean did well, he managed to leave with the same amount of money he walked in with and that’s good enough for him. I lost $100, but I can’t argue because I enjoyed my time there and that’s what counts. We also hadn’t been up to a Casino in almost a year so the itch was there and all it took was telling Sean he could walk around Best Buy as the stipulation to even stepping foot in the Casino.
Sunday afternoon was spent with a quick lunch at home (He’s a sucker for my Mac & Cheese) and some video game play for the two guys. I, for some reason, completely passed out after he left around 3:30 and then saw that it was after Midnight on the clock – my system has pretty much been messed up since. I did get another couple of hours between 4am and 8am (tossing and turning, but I’m sure there was a substantial sleep in there somewhere), so at least I’m back on the normal schedule. I’ve managed to completely flip mine, I’m no longer waking up at 5pm and completely wasting the day by only working at night. It also helps to be up early considering Bella’s going in for a grooming tomorrow morning and she needs to be dropped off by 9am.
So yea, while we didn’t really do a lot while he was down here we still all got to spend some quality time together that’s given me a boost of energy to get me out of my funk.
You really can’t ask for a better friend, and I honestly think this is the first time I’ve ever referred to him as a “Friend”, to us he’s more “Family” than anything.