{Forlorn, Forsaken, Friendless Friday}

abandoned, batching it, by itself/oneself, companion-less, deserted, desolate, detached, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, hermit, individual, in solitary, isolated, lone, lonely, lonesome, me and my shadow, me myself and I, onliest, only, on one’s own, shag, single, sole, solitary, solo, stag, traveling light, unaccompanied, unaided, unassisted, unattached, unattended, unescorted, unmarried, widowed

These are all the synonyms for alone according to Thesaurus.com.

I was looking for one that started with F to replace the fun in "Fun Friday". None of these f's really fit what I was looking for, but... it's all I've got to work with. Since my Cam left me for the moss covered pines of Georgia, I've been at a loss on Fridays. It's just not the same without her. *tear* But today I decided to be brave. Brave enough to do a fun Friday.... by myself. It didn't feel the same, there was even a new girl getting trained at the coffee place. She did a good job on my coffee. It tasted exactly how it should taste. Kudos to you new girl because half the time the "others" don't get it right... After saturating myself with caffinated goodness, I went to the mecca of all places housewares... Hobby Lobby. If you don't have one of these near you, call your congressman (or woman) because that is not acceptable. They have sales on various items on a weekly basis. Usually things like "Furniture 30% off" or "All frames half off".... that kind of thing. This week Scrapbooking supplies were 50% off! Paper, stickers, embellishments, stamps..... it was like half off heaven!

Paper, paper, pretty paper.

I could have been there all day looking at stickers.

Who has seen (or read) "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"? Cam and I have what we call "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Journals". Around our last "Fun Friday" we found a really cute spiral journal for only $2. We each got one and I suggested that once she vacated the state of Kentucky we each write in them for a year and then send them to the other. She said that was a great idea except let's do it on a monthly basis. *light bulb* A deal was struck. We quickly realized that that one tiny little journal was not going to last very long. I told her I would try to remember to look for new ones the next time I was in Bowling Green. Today I found a whole endcap full of them. I picked out the 4 cutest ones and now she can decide which one she'll get next.

Aren't they cute?

I also dropped by my absolute favorite store in the mall. Hot Topic. Yes, I know I'm probably too old to be shopping there, but I love it and do not care! Got myself a spiky belt and a rockin' bra and out the door I went. Sorry, no pictures of that. That's when I started feeling the "alone-ness" and missing my bestest friend. I know that her hubby, Bergen the Fox, is off work today and I'm sure they are enjoying their own "Family Fun Friday"... but.... but.... I miss her!! What makes it worse is that I know it's sunny and like 70 degrees there!! Enough of that, on with the story....

Upon leaving, I noticed a huge plume of black smoke coming from somewhere across town. It looked pretty severe. Once I got in the car and turned up the radio I found out that it was an apartment building burning. Read more here. Off all the bad things... then it dawned on me...

It's Friday the 13th.


  1. No, really...I'm bawling!!

    I miss you too. So much. I look around at people with their friends, and I think about us. You have been my best friend for so many years now. I feel like someone (that Bergen) lopped off an arm or something.

    I see stores and I think that if you were here, we would totally stop and shop there. And, and, Starbucks is in the Kroger..WAHHHHH!!!

    I so wish I was there with you. It's the bittersweetness of being here. I love it, but I miss you.

    Did you park at JCPenney? No, don't tell me, I couldn't take it...

    I will find you some of the most awesome journals too. I just have to drive *sniff, sniff* an hour away to get to Hobby Lobby...

    I need a glass of wine, this is too much...

  2. P.S...I pink puffy heart the blue one on the right. Or the one next to it...


  3. LOL... I did park at JC Penney. And... practical magic = I pink puffy heart the blue one too!!

  4. You two are so sweet, now I'm crying!