And then this past weekend I got to have Stacy and Amanda over. I'm thrilled it all actually happened the way it did. It's hard to get together with people these days. Ah, adulthood and moneylessness all around... even worse, I can't drive. The original plan was for me and Amanda to get together Friday. I figured Stacy was still busy. But it got pushed back to Saturday and I managed to get both of them over. I've been wanting to have a BBQ for friends, because that's one thing I can actually do, LOL. Other cooking, not so much. Anyway, I hadn't seen Amanda in ages, it felt. It had been even longer since all three of us got together.
I managed to finish all of the work in the backyard (mow, edge, weed eat, etc) Saturday morning into the afternoon, then get the BBQ going, finish the food at 6 on time, mix frozen strawberry daiquiris. My friends showed up about an hour before the food was ready. I was exhausted by the time we ate. And I was also drunk. Stacy's sister joined us later also and ended up falling asleep on the couch, LOL. We all just hanged out talking and laughing our butts off. It was awesome. I think Stacy left around midnight with her sister. Amanda ended up staying overnight, because she was too tired to drive all the way back home. It's about 30-40 minutes away.
The next day we woke up and Amanda had a major craving for Panera. We have one at the St. Johns Town Center, which is perfect for walking around, so guess what we did. Amanda is waaaaay too kind to me. She bought me lunch and a Frappuccino. Gah, I'm such a moocher. I owe her so much. She knows I'll get her back when I have money. We used to take turns buying stuff for each other back in college. I really miss buying stuff for my friends. Anyway, not only did we enjoy walking around and consuming tasty things, but I got to meet her super nice friend Beka (I think I spelled it right, hmm) who now lives in Jax.
I can't tell you how much I needed to see my friends. They immediately make me feel amazing. Amanda, Stacy, and Becca are some of the best people this planet has to offer. I'm very lucky.
Only issue was my mom. At first, it was great. She helped make these things happen. I didn't think these things were going to happen, because I have no way of making some situations happen without her help right now. But now she's using it as ammunition against me in arguments. So no more help from her. I'm done with believing her help is a positive thing at all. She killed the end of an amazing week. It's a good thing I don't let shit like that ruin the good things that already have happened. I can still look back and feel amazing. Funny thing, is the argument wasn't about me. Yet, she used me as a scape goat, once again, and I got the brunt of everything. And she continued the argument today. My throat hurts and my head is mush, as a result. Here's hoping tomorrow is more sane. I have to find my happy place and get back to work looking for jobs that aren't there, working around house, etc. I did those things today, but on a smaller scale. I need to get more done.