So the party? Well it was a lot better than I though it would be. C drove- she said she wasn’t bothered about drinking so that was cool with me.
S had text me before to ask me to pick up a few supplies so I staggered into C’s car laden down with Coke (the beverage!), OJ, Tonic and my own stuff. When we got there I knew a few people, I didn’t know a few more. There weren’t a lot of intros but I think that was an oversight. When S has a party she gets very caught up in making sure there’s plenty of drinks, food and so on, not a bad way to be but it’s her party she should be out there having fun not feeding the 5000!
Anyway C and I got chatting to some other girls, one I had met before, we talked about politics (how grown up) and discovered we had been part of the same running group as one all be it at different times. Incidentally I forgot until last night that the group was run by a priest known as Galloping Jesus- that really makes me laugh now, I’m still smiling typing this.
I’m glad we met those girls though, it gave us someone to talk to. I’m sure the others there were nice- we did speak to them but some other girls there were both pissed and IMO quite stand offish and rude. Of course then I thought to myself were they rude cos they knew about the row- did they have some sort of opinion of me? Now in the cold light of day I think so what? and what’s more do I care?
Anyway S liked her presents and saw the card. At one point she called me aside to tell me some family stuff that had happened, it kind of made me sad cos before I would have known about that straight away but anyway everything seemed ok. Before we left I could see C getting itchy feet for about half an hour, I would have maybe liked to stay a bit longer. Anyway I said to S I meant what I said on her card we both said we had had a lot of stuff going on, we hugged, had a quick chat and you know what? It felt ok. She’s off on holidays today but we’re going to have dinner and drinks when she comes back.
I know it’s a friendship, not a marriage but I think it’s worth fighting for. It’s gonna take effort on both parts (not just mine) but we’ll get there I think.
On a side note I had approx. 3 V&T’s as well as two shots which for me isn’t a massive amount but this morning I felt ROUGH. I’d kill for some Diet Coke and Toast- actually any carbs this morning but I really don’t want to break my low carb idiot proof diet. I’d also love to plunge myself into the pool and come out feeling refreshed but I cannot be arsed driving out there. I think I’m just going to have to settle for a cool shower and some eggs. It ain’t the same.