Friendship is a complex and wonderful concept. It always amazes me how some can survive across continents and time zones and others just dwindle whilst living just around the corner. In February my best friend from school found me on Facebook - it has been 20 years since we have seen each other (and had a fight about the man she was about to marry and is still married to after all these years). We can write off the fight to my preconceptions and own unpreparedness to make any commitment at that age. She was just way more there than me - I was on my own little planet somewhere out in space called Independence. We briefly met each other for coffee with our two daughters at the end of February. It went well and we connected again, but we basically just scratched the surface. On Saturday we met for lunch and the years just peeled away. It was wonderful to see her again and we really talked - about more than just who is where etc. When next we looked at a watch almost 3 hours were gone and we had to leave. It was great, just great.
And my awesome hubby gave me a "mommy's day off" on Saturday - I went to the hairdersser, did some shopping and met my friend. He watched the boys, made sure The Lil Miss got home in time from a friend's the morning and took all 3 to a party in Jo'burg the afternoon. He rocks and I had a really great day. And that really makes my Monday!