Today was a beautiful day. Absolutely gorgeous. The weather wasn't that great, a bit cloudy, but everything else was perfect.
I woke up, went to the gym, and then got my new backpack! It is pretty stellar I must say. Red and black, just what I like, sort of like the next generation of what I had. Pretty fantastic.
MATT CAME TODAY!!!!!!! I met him at Liverpool station, and just, ah, home sweet home, that's what I felt. This boy, truly one of my best friends, gets me, feels me, loves me, and I in return. It is just so nice to be around a peer who really understands me and appreciates me. Let's see, we went back to my flat dropped of his big bag (so that there was less stealing possibility at the hostel), we then went and got sandwiches and went in ate in the park. I got attacked by a swan, it picked at my hair, and then later a pigeon flew at my head. Apparently I was looking good for the birds today....go figure.
Anywho, then we made our way to his hostel, checked in and then headed for the Thames River. We thought about going to the Tate Modern, but instead we went to a pub and got a pint. It was so nice just to talk to him. Share with him my experience and where I am right now, and to hear where he is, and just really love the present moment. It was so nice.
For dinner I passed him off to Kelsey, and I went and had dinner with Jim Hood and Sara Beth at Gloucester Arms. It was truly unbelievable to have them here, and spend some quality time with them. They really are my home away from home, and I just was beaming before I got there (because I had spent the afternoon with Matt) and continued to beam throughout dinner. It was so lovely. I was able to vent, giver perspective, just look at people I love and feel so happy. I feel so happy right now. I agree with Kelsey's statement, "I haven't been this happy in so long," tis true tis true. We had a delicious dinner, best fish and chips I have had (and I have tried quite a few), and a yummy bottle of wine. Thank you Jim and Sara Beth.
Now I am sitting in my bed, thinking about how great today was. Thinking about how much I love my friends, seeing Matt has been terrific, but it has also reminded me how much I miss my other friends from home. It is strange to see people I love. I love them, no question, but when Jim and Sara Beth left, I got a bit teary eyed, it was like I was saying goodbye to my parents.
Matt is still here though, lucky lucky me!! He is a happy boy, and Kelsey and I are happy. Tomorrow we will play it by year, perhaps some museums, food, sightseeing hanging out. Good times, good times, nothing but the best with him.
I will check in later, but for now I will continue on this high road. I love good people. I really really do.
Smile and hug those you love today.
Be well dear ones.