this week for favorites friday i want to write about my best friend, stephanie. i don’t think she gets enough credit for hanging with me for 27 years. she was in austin this week for spring break, so milo and i had the opportunity to drive in to visit with them. she has a baby too (as well as two older kids)! how cool is that?!?!? after all these years of friendship we were finally pregnant at the same time.
i feel like i don’t see her enough. like i should get in the car and go see her more often, because its only 4.5 hours down the road. i don’t know what stops me…..i think it’s partially not wanting to leave mr. pefect at home on his own. it’s partially that i feel safe and secure here in the house and i get nervous about taking my act on the road. i think the longer i live like a hermit, the more i become one.
anyway, i got to see her yesterday and it was great. milo was in a really good mood and had fun seeing steph and her kids. we went to the coolest toy store on the planet (terra toys) and i spent more money than i should have. we had lunch at the korea house restaurant and drank iced americanos at starbucks. we even did a photo shoot of the babies!
i guess the best thing about it was for a few hours i really felt normal and happy.
it’s harder to live without friends than i would have expected. i mean, i have friends, but none of them live here. so here is what i need to figure out…how can i have a social life locally? surely i can find some other moms to hang out with a little bit right? i just don’t know how to do it.
if i lived in a city i would join a mom’s group at a uu church, or a masters swim team, or take some mommy and me classes….but we don’t have any of that out here. i dunno…i am open to suggestions and will let everyone know if i make progress.