About a month ago, my best friend texted me at like 10:30 pm asking how far the Target on Thomas Road was. Well it is about the same distance as any other Target in town since we have an interstate and I live in a weird place. She asked if I would be bothered if I would stop and pick up a unicorn for Annelise. All she had to do is say was, "bitch you're going to Target to get me a unicorn." I didn't need a formal ask. Well the next day, I left work trying to make a laugh out of it. I was like, okay bye, I have to go pick up a unicorn! That unicorn had to spend a few weeks residing in my trunk before it made it to its rightful owner.
Amanda and I were going to run the Vineyard Trail at Two EE's together, but for some reason she couldn't this year. I signed up and didn't but that is a different post entirely. I have been working crazy hours at work getting ready for this event. I was needing to work really late and I really needed to get my apartment treated for fleas. I hadn't done this in a long time. Two cats seriously need a clean space. Since I needed them to be gone, I took them to my mom's house for a vacation. She would babysit them and I could meet up with Amanda and trade off the unicorn.
I was so excited when she pulled up around 8:30 am with two chipper young ladies with her. Kensley, my buddy, I have already started prepping for an arranged marriage with my nephew. Luckily, he was visiting too. Nathan was so excited to see her. They brought out a calmness in each other that I can't explain. Nathan showed her everything. His toys, his books, his bow-staff, his mom's car. He was just ready to impress. I accept this pairing. Little Annelise also came with. I have not interacted as much with her as I have Kensley. Kensley and I get each other, but Annelise is just so normal that I assumed I didn't need to work at it. Well now that she is older, she is just super precious. We always had a good time when she was a bitty baby. She was a damn good baby. Now she is just a sweet 3 year old that I have missed so much time with. I am a workaholic and a complete busybody. I only see Nathan a lot because he Face-times me and comes to visit me. I typically only see sweet Daphne over holidays and Cal on holidays or when he has a sleepover with Grandma Betty and Grandpa Charlie.
One day, I will slow down, whether by choice or by force. I hope before that happens, these kids won't be grown up and married with kids of their own. I want to be there for the big things. I want to help teach them and give advice.