Last Friday after work, the husband and I climbed into Big Sexy’s and Mr. Diplomat’s car and we were off…9 hours later (5:30am Saturday) we were in Ohio. The trip was about 2 hours longer than expected – we were tired and ragged when we arrived and just a little cranky.
Big Sexy goes to Ohio every May to plant flowers in the graves of her loved ones. It was almost theraputic to help her plant the flowers by their graves. My friend has been nothing, nothing, nothing but good to me with my losses. She has had such grace, consideration and compassion and to have been able to accompany her on this trip was in someway a ‘thank you’ for always being there for me. Also – there was something very appropriate about being by graves during Daniella’s ‘loss’ week.
We drove by places that were special to her…homes where she lived…the place where she married her ex husband…the place where she worked…her favorite lake as a child. We met some of her dear friends. Speaking of friends – one of them is a drag queen, and I mean a fabulous one at that. I could not beleive that the strong tall handsome man that I met Saturday afternoon was the stunning QUEEN singing and dancing her heart on a stage later that night.
I had so much fun at that drag party! I drank way too much too! We were just singing and dancing right by the stage. I had never attended a show like this before. There were about 6 or 7 queens, and they all changed outfits and peformed different sets. I am hooked now! Where is the next party?
We were only there for the weekend – but filled it with a lot of fun, partying and food. Right now, I am slowly packing for my trip down to Georgia – luckily this trip will be longer than a weekend. My flight is this Friday at 5am (ouch!). Although i’ll miss my husband, I can’t wait to hug my brother, mom and grandmother!