My Jessica Appreciation Day dinner was a success. 7 others joined me at the Old Spaghetti Factory for some scrumptious pasta and good conversation.
I usually keep my friends separate. Sequestered in a way. I don't know the exact reasoning for this. Possibly because my friendships are close ones (fewer CLOSE friends rather than a ton of friends not so close) and I like my alone time with them. As I don't spend a lot of time with people (due to the fact that I'm a bit of a hermit), I like my time with them to be quality time.
So it was interesting to get different friends together. We had Hailey and Reid. I work with Hailey and she is an awesome friend. Reid is her husband who I also adore. Then there's Joe. I've known Joe for years now. Back in the day when I actually met people from Myspace (pathetic, I know), he was one of those people. Joe and I became instant friends and I love the guy. Billy. What to say about him? He's my friendship soulmate. Then there's Ray. Ray is Billy's childhood friend who Billy and I lived with in an apartment in Sugarhouse at one point. We'd sit around for hours and throw things up into the ceiling fan and dodge them when they would come flying towards us at high speeds. Ray is good people. And then there was Celeste. Celeste is one of Michael's old friends. He actually dated her at one point. I love my Celeste. (And no, I don't have a problem with the fact that he dated her. She is too cool and real.) And then Ben. Ben is actually an ex that I dated for about a year. Things didn't work out with us, but he is a very good friend of mine.
So that was the table. Different people that have mostly never met. People that I love. Jessica Appreciation Day was a success and reminded me yet again that there are some very special people in my life that care about me. And as Michael so eloquently put over text last night: "Everyday is Jessica Appreciation Day because people love you".
Now moving on since I don't want to beat a dead horse about the new national holiday that occured yesterday.
I have found a place to live when Michael leaves!!! It's been a HUGE stress for me not knowing that I'll have a place to stay when Michael goes. But a co-worker that is my friend actually asked if I wanted to come stay at her house. She has a 2-story house in Sandy with 2 extra bedrooms and I can bring Sunni. So that's the plan. A weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Sometimes, thing do work out. I'm still going to miss Michael with everything I have, but at least I am strong enough to do what I have to do and continue on with my life. As long as you do your part, the Universe will provide.
And finally, a funny story. Yesterday when I was leaving for work, I dug out the snow brush and was brushing away the snow from my car. This old lady drove up and stopped right in front of my car. She then pointed at her side windows. I held up the snow brush and she nodded. So I walked over and brushed off her car. She smiled at me and drove off. Random. And hey- where's my tip?