My mother. This weekend. She announced her intentions via text yesterday, in the middle of my workday. Oh, you're coming to visit, that's nice. I'll go down to *insert-brother's-name-here* place and see you.
But that was not what she meant. She meant to come and see me. And stay over.
"My dentist* thinks it will be good for me. He also thinks it will be good for you."
"Tell your dentist I don't pay him." If I did, it would be for his silence.
It will be good for me. I genuinely need to relax more. Cleaning my apartment in a panic on a Thursday night is just what the doctor ordered. I love my mother, she's sweet. She may also be the crux of the clusterfuck I call my brain. If I were a drug-addicted celebrity, I'd probably mention her name while refusing to admit my own culpability**.
It will be good for my mother and I to have some girly time. So often, we see her with this big barnacle attached (her husband), and we all end up feeling strangely... awkward? I've known him for a long time now, I'm just tired of his stories. He has a tendency to bring up news pieces and then talk about money***. My mother is planning on bringing pizza from home (the city she's in makes really good pizza), and then... watch a movie? Maybe go to the market on Saturday morning. Whatever, it'll be fine. I just hope we don't end up watching a tearjerker together, those aren't good. OOH! I'll make her watch some Arrested Development! Awesome.
My social life is exploding at the moment. People are planning things with me about 3 months in advance, forcing me to admit two truths:
1) I am a grownup now.
2) Fuck your grownup-edness, I want to write and drink and just sit over here quietly for awhile, can I please sit over here quietly for awhile. The shorter way of typing point 2 is to simply say "I don't want to grow up."
*Therapist. Like mother, like daughter.
**As is my god-given right as a celebrity. And as a drug addict, judging from some people I know. Shells of people. She sells sea shells of people, by the sea shore. That's even harder to type than it is to say.
***"Can you believe they spent 50 million dollars on that?" he would say. "Yes. They are the government, and they're building a bridge. This isn't someone's income, it's a bridge," I would reply.