On Monday afternoon I had some really bad news with a situation from my past that's part of what I've been dealing with for YEARS and it just really took a lot out of me, I needed a girls day to just laugh and be happy considering I really have been dealing with a lot on my own and not having my husband around really SUCKS for stuff like this, news like this and just needing that shoulder to depend on. Instead you find yourself dealing with petty bullshit that doesn't matter but I guess whatever to take your mind off of what's really going on in your life. PLUS I am leaving soon, I only really consider a hanful of people here my true friends and so my goal was to plan two musicals and maybe an event before I left and just have a blast being silly "girls" in London.
Yesterday was suppose to be the best day ever for me and a group of girls. So let's see I went to bed last night knowing that my girlfriend was coming because we all know when you have endometriosis you KNOW when your girlfriend is coming. I noticed Wednesday that I had some serious bloating and things so back to the day. I woke up in SERIOUS pain and to the point that we all know my Endometriosis is BAD like I've already had 4 procedures and they will NOT give me a hysterectomy they want to keep putting me on these different birth controls, Lupron and steroid shots and its like REALLY just fucking take the pain away for good. So anyway I woke up in labor pains on a scale of 4 out of 10. If you've been in labor you know 4 is like FUCK bitch why did'nt you just stay home. Well I guess I am just not built like that and I learn to just deal with it plus I had folks depending on me to be someplace at a certain time and on time. I am just really anal like that. Especially when you see how much energy went into planning something for MONTHS. You just can't help but not be rude. I guess that's just me though. So I get up pop my pain meds (packed a few in a baggie stuck them in my camera bag) and honey that barely took the edge off and wadded my way through the day.
Half of the group was on time and half of the group was late some knew way ahead of time that they were not going to walk around London with the girls but just come and enjoy the show. I guess if you've seen one part of London you've seen it all "shrugs". I was trying to build a certain type of atmosphere is all trying to build more last minute memories I guess but again, that just goes back into the type of person that I am always wanna make sure everybody is happy and having a good time LOL. Things can't always go as plan so what do you do .. you pick up and roll with it. Even if it does really hurt your feelings you just pick up and keep it moving and that's what I did .. ended up having a great day.
I got a few shots of my homies below salena, angela, kaylai, kari, shayna and kalyn LOL. Doing their run into catch the train to Hogwarts.
We trotted around Covent Garden. I got see a few hen parties going on, people dressed up in costumes, ladies that can KILL the fashion game in a GOOD way and just people watch like no end. WOW they have these amazing phone booths painted and pianos all over London. It's almost like all those easter eggs that were placed all over London and if you found them all you got something I think. We enjoyed a pit stop and lunch at Planet Hollywood where everyone really did enjoy that good ass spinach and artichoke dip MMM.
I swear peeps folks only know that one main building in Covent Garden but there really is so much more to it. You have to know the side streets to get to even more places and shops, stores. I go there often and plus Covent Garden is in a great walking distance from other main spots in London like Soho, The Eye, River Thames and things like that .. just gotta learn to get off the tube and WANDER. You'll be amazed at what you find .. and no matter how many times I go into London for random things .. I always get turned around when I come out of a tube and have to stand there and talk to myself for a minute LOL. Man it was fun.
We saw the musical We Will Rock You (because my dumb ass thought I purchased Rock of Ages tickets so I really appreciate everyone not kicking my ass) and so we sat through it. It was a musical based off of Queen and a few songs popped in there that I actually knew so it made it better LOL. Seriously though the costumes, singing and vibe was really phenomenal IMO. I was just so happy to be there and doing something different for a change that I enjoy everything I get involved in whether I am familiar with it or not. LOL.
At the end of the day I had a great time. I appreciated ladies dropping plans, leaving behind their kids, husbands and whatevers to come out and spend it with me. It does get lonely sometimes I can admit that with my hubby gone but I am so use to just getting up on my own and doing my own thing (granted I learn more and more and now folks can see WHY I do this) but it is nice to have a few good girl friends you would like to depend on for a smile every now and then that when they plan things you are not excluded. Sometimes it sucks when the ONLY invites you get from people are to parties where you have to BUY shit. I mean damn .. especially when you know my kids and your kids are the same ages, they know each other and you KNOW I am by myself. So for these ladies to come out and agree to the trip 3 months ago and represent .. I am very appreciative of that. Now let's hope my birthday weekend goes as planned cinsidering it is also sort of my going away as well since I am leaving so soon LMAO. I am leaving the UK with only a handful of friends .. the least I can do is have a blast with them before I bounce right?
I am ALL about a girls day and girl trips to other countries (when invited of course). I guess I might just have to plan my own let's see what country have I NOT seen hmmm. We shall see.
MUCH LOVE .. time to go and do what helps with this pain oddly enough running and moving. As much as I hate to do it .. can't be in bed all day.