Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, between email conferencing with my study group about a quiz due on Thanksgiving (!*###*!), trying to find space for the guest bed for D&T, minor gift panicking, working on veggies for T-day, and I cannot remember what else, we FINALLY went to lunch at Sariah's best friend Heather's who has been inviting us since we baby and house sat for her a couple of years ago. 45 minute drive each way, plus lunch and visiting time. Time I could not afford, but oh, so delightfully refreshing.
Heather grew up in pretty comfortable circumstances and married well. When she and Sariah were friends in high school, I thought she was a bit spoiled and worldly, but nice and a good friend. Well, the "spoiled little rich girl" and her husband have adopted 7 children from 3 different families, some with special needs. They are incredible. Their home life is crazy busy – therapists coming and going all day everyday, doctor appointments, the kids who are in school are in 4 different schools - but the home atmosphere is relaxed and happy. It is clearly a loving home. A joy to know people like this.
Lunch with Heather's and Sariah's families was a relaxing interlude in a busy
day week season life.