It's the end of the day and I'm ready to go put my feet up and work on my holiday lists. But first, in the spirit of NaBloPoMo, I'm just checkin' in.
It was heavenly, this morning, waking up to the whole world blanketed in 10" of snow. Every tree branch, fence line and mailbox on the street trimmed in white. Lucky for us that we didn't have to go out in it, and even nicer to have a group of friends come over for brunch and to watch the football game. This is a group of three couples whom we have known since before we (or any of them) got married. We've camped together, seen our kids grow up together, welcomed each New Year together for years and years, and they are as much a part of our lives as our families. They're those kinds of friends. If we think back, we can kinda remember the order that each person met the others, but for the most part it doesn't matter. Now, we're just the group. Their presence warmed our house on this cold, wintry day, each one coming through our front door, stomping snow off shoes, carrying baskets and plates of food, and happy to be together.
Confession: most of them watched the football game, and a few of us watched The Proposal with Sandra Bullock. We're not all football fans and have come to appreciate our differences through the years.
Today, I'm thankful for life long friendships.