October 17, 2011

Weekend madness & an old friend

This weekend was insanity. Looking back, I'm like, did it even happen?

It was busy busy with two parties Saturday (one in the morning and one in the evening) and Sunday was a mad, shopping/cleaning/baby food making/laundry doing dash. Next weekend, the answer is no. I'm hanging out with my kid and my husband. I'm not scheduling a bunch of stuff to do.

Upside? Evie finally got to meet my dear friend Katy this weekend! I was so excited! Katy and I have been friends since we were 11 and she was the new kid in school. According to her mother I walked right up to her on the first day and said, "Hi! My name's Sarah and I love new people. What's your name?" Her mom says she knew then that Katy would be fine. I don't have a particular memory of this event, but at some point along the way we bonded over the awkwardness of adolesence and our super curly hair. We did a lot of our growing up together. We signed each other's backpacks at 15 and fought bitterly over a boy at 16. We played dress up and rode around town blasting TLC feeling soooo cool with our brand new drivers license's. We went to school dances and sporting events together. We would talk about getting married and how we would be in each other's weddings. We stood up for each other when the other needed protecting and held the other when a major cry fest was needed.

Of course we went to college and as it always does, the distance changed things. We were no longer in and out of each other's lives on a daily basis. We each had new sorority sisters and friends in the dorm. We've not really lived near one another since then (there was one year when we got to see each other a lot), so as we've grown up our friendship has changed, in that way that you have to let real friendships change in order to hang onto them. We are not the same little girls that we were at 12 or the same silly teenagers that we were at 17 and she is still one the people I hold dearest in my heart. Our lives are busy; she is always travelling all over the north east for her job and I have a 7 month old. Our time together is limted, but I always know if I really needed her she'd be available to listen while I had a major cry fest and I'd do the same for her in a heart beat.

So I can't tell you how much it meant to me for Evie to meet her Auntie Katy. I meant to bring my camera BUT I forgot (of course) so I don't even have a picture. I'm going to take a million at Christmas time.