Monday, November 02, 2009

Good Friends Make All the Difference

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Being this insanely tired is so totally worth it when it came about as a result of the best weekend I've had in ages. I spent the weekend out of town with friends and got the companionship and fun I've been desperate for.

On Friday afternoon I drove a few hours away to stay with a close friend and her family for the weekend. Friday evening we ate a delicious homemade meal of Sweet Potato Soup and chilled out on the sofa. Saturday I slept in and my friend and I went shopping while her baby took a nap at home with her husband. I even got one Christmas present taken care of. After watching some football we all took the baby trick-or-treating in the early evening, which was a blast. He caught on to the idea of taking candy and putting it into his basket and loved all the attention he got for looking so adorable in his giraffe costume. On Sunday we went to church and met my brother and another friend (my childhood best friend, no less!) afterward for lunch. We had the best time cracking up and gossiping. Everyone around our table must have thought we were totally nuts. It was awesome and totally rejuvenating.

All things considered my head cooperated with my plans. I had some significant pain, but I think the program at The Lemons Center is paying off already in helping me go ahead and do what I want and need to do in life without pushing myself too hard and overdoing it. I even did all my stretches from the physical therapy portion of the program while I was away. I'm quite proud of that.

It is such a gift to have the kind of friends you can totally be yourself around, even when the real you is ugly or sad or sick. I honestly don't know what I would do without my wonderful close friends. I may not have a ton of friends, but the ones I do have are the best friends anyone could ask for.

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