Someone came to visit me who I hadn't seen in quite a while. AF arrived today COMPLETELY unannounced. No warnings, as she was not accompanied by her usual escorts Cramps and Bloating. Instead she just showed up. It was quite a surprise because I hadn't seen her since Jan. 5 2007, and that was only her third visit since Nov. 5 of 2005. So since Nov. of 2005 I'd only seen her three times. I can't really say how it was to see her. For so long I had been trying to avoid her. Having her visit meant I wasn't pregnant, and while I was pregnant, seeing her would have been a disaster. So when she showed up it was weird. I had to tell myself it wasn't a bad thing. It was a good thing. Like I was moving on. Like I was back to normal. Only I'm not.
Of course I was completely unprepared for her arrival. All I had to offer her were the pads I got when I was discharged from the hospital for post-partum bleeding. So off to the store I went. I stared for what had to have been half an hour at the dizzying array of choices. I swear they must have introduced at least four new lines of tampons since the last time I shopped. AF isn't picky, so I grabbed old reliable Tamp.ax. The whole thing was surreal.