This has definitely been an odd weekend.
I read my friend Chelsea's Blog entry from Saturday yesterday and she was talking about friends and lost friends. I then went and checked my email. Low and behold, I had an email from a high school friend I'd lost touch with just about 10 or 12 years ago now, Abi Deglar. What really makes it funny is that while I was in Denver I saw a sign for her school (Johnson and Whales) and it made me think of her. I'd heard she'd gotten involved in some scary stuff and wondered how her life was now.
It sounds like she's got some major demons lurking in her closet, but is working very hard at not letting them ruin her future. She does have a future. She's as bright and fun and funny as ever. I really have missed her. I somewhat blame myself for loosing touch, because I'm so good at doing that. But, I now know it wasn't all my fault. She was in a bad place for a long time and only recently found her way back out. I'm just glad she did and decided that she wanted to find me again.
That in and of itself would have made this an interesting weekend. But it gets a little bit odder as well. Yesterday I decide to do the grocery shopping before picking Gak up from work instead of in the morning. (I was feeling lazy and didn't want to do much more than the laundry I had to.) I'm standing there, looking at my list and I hear an "Addey!". I look around and suddenly see the first guy I ever dated. From high school. He was in the grocery store with his son (who's way to old to be his son!) to pick up stuff for dinner. We talked for a few minutes. I think this was the first I'd seen him in about 8 or 9 years. Our relationship was not a good one; it was definitely not a healthy relationship. I used to hate him for it. I haven't felt that in a very long time though, maybe 10 or 12 years now. He has had enough rough crap in his life to more than make up for any bad things that happened while we were together. He's doing well and it was good to see him. He has really turned into a very good man.
So this weekend has really been about finding people. I was found by one of my best friends from high school. I'd thought about looking for Abi on several occasions, but I wasn't sure I could still spell her last name. I also didn't know if I would be able to find her with some of the things that had been going on in her life. I'm also glad to know that Ray seems to be doing well and has a job he enjoys.
Well, I'm tired. I've got that follow up doctor's appointment in the morning. Even though I know the answer, I'm still a bit nervous about it. Oh well. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
Peace to you all and may you have happy meetings and find the friendly souls you've been missing (maybe without knowing it...).