We had just had a long conversation about our past misdeeds together. The horizontal tango as George had called it.
“We’re cool,” She said as she hugged me. “The options always open if you ever want to have some more fun though.”
She grinned mischievously, but kiddingly.
I smiled as I watched her leave me and walk down by the dollar store. She turned and grinned at me one more time and then disappeared around the corner. Where she was heading, I have no idea. That is Dumpster Diving Dan’s territory.
George then came pulling up into the parking lot.
“Come here,” He said as he pulled up beside me in the fire lane with his window rolled down.
“Take this,” He said holding out a crumpled and sweaty looking twenty dollar bill in his hand. “I had a good day yesterday and made lots of moolah.”
One thing about George is that he always pays me back when he borrows money and I needed it back badly. I am broke until next month.
“Awesome,” I said as I stuffed that twenty dollars into the back pocket of my pants. “You want some breakfast?”
“Nah, I’ve already eaten. Momma fixed a good breakfast this morning,” George replied.
I walked on down and headed straight for the diner to eat breakfast. I was starving. I ordered the standard breakfast platter for $3.99 with scrambled eggs, bacon, buttered grits, and toast. I sat eating my meal as I realized it was going to be another great day, sleep or no.
I was so relieved to set things right with Rosa. She has been a dear friend and I would hate for that to end. She had this aura of excitement and electricity about her this morning. We had a long talk about sobriety and how important it is to the both of us. I don’t think I could take getting cussed out in Spanish one more time. She has such a fiery temper.
Next on the agenda? To get this whole rigmarole with Carolyn settled. She worked third shift last night and will awake again this afternoon sometime. I am going to call her and break it to her gently that things are at an end as far as the two of us is concerned. My vow of celibacy both sexual and relationship wise still stands. I am slowly adding pieces to this puzzle that is my life. I want a clear picture ready to be framed in a few weeks.