I went to the cities with my friend Elli for our dear friend Melissa's baby shower. Some people go away regularly. I do not. I am not good at leaving my family. I always feel guilty, worry about everyone, etc. However, I had a wonderful time catching up with my old high school and Gamma Phi friends. It was the most theraputic 24 hours I could ask for.
It is amazing to watch my dear friends becoming mothers. I had Ryan when I was 23...very, very young. I am thrilled to be entering this next phase of friendship. Elli and I walked Melissa through all the things she will need to have on hand when the baby comes home.
It's surreal to be talking about this stuff with girls I remember sleeping over with, going to crazy parties, crying over boyfriends, riding bikes because we were WAY to young to drive, meeting boys at movie theaters, crying over more boys, riding with Melissa when she first got her license (and almost getting hit!)& enjoying the AM radio in her car, when Melissa, Elli, and Thad lived together, living with Elli, encouraging each other to dump the various losers we all went out with......oh I could go on and on.
It has been an amazing ride so far, but the best is clearly yet to come!
Did you really think you would read a post that didn't have to do with someone sick in this house??? Please...So when I called Thad this morning he said Liv had a fever. Okay fine, I can deal with that. When I was almost home, he said she had thrown up. Uh..not good. I could tell she was miserable and she sounded funny. She is to have surgery Friday so we brought her in. She has a nasty case of tonscilitis. She has a high fever, huge tonsils with white crap on them, and sores all over her throat. It is a virus. The doctor doesn't think she will be well enough by Friday for surgery so please keep your fingers crossed. Apparently it's a virus that lasts up to a week. He said that if she seems better by Wed, call her pediatrician and have him check her out. If she isn't better by then, she should be seen again. So the waiting game begins....gotta love all this stuff!