Saturday, August 9, 2008
Small Town Girl Goes To Big City
Yesterday I went to Salt lake to see my friends. Anne would call them her "bosom friends". These three women are my old college roomies and my bestest of friends. We don't see each other often enough but always we will keep making the effort and just being thrilled to catch up with each other. Between us we have 17 kids (counting the one about to make his debut coming from Erin). Pretty amazing since when we met we were immature, boy crazy college girls not sure what we would do when we grew up. Technically we grew up, but when I am with them I feel young and like there are people in the world who loved me now and then. It's a great feeling. I love all of you. I took a very handsome date with me. Usually we don't bring guys, but Isaac is so good looking that he was able to come. After the part where (you just sit and talk and do nothing fun) we went to the children's museum and for ice cream. I loved having his little hand in mine and I felt so thrilled to just give all of me just to him. It made me realize how much I miss when I try to cram them all in to one day. But, then as we were driving home he said, "mama, next time we should take my brothers." It's very rare that they get me to themselves, but they have each other and that fills a space I never could. Not to mention it made our time together even more special.
As for the city life...you city folk can have it! At first you think, "wow, so many choices." But, after you get lost, miss an exit, deal with road rage, pay to park (this one just kills me), spend way to much money and get a stomach ache from all the bounties you just have to try, then I am ready to come home...as I get further south and I see fields instead of billboards my blood pressure drops back to normal and I sigh....I love it here...