Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Waiting for a Ride
On Tuesday and Thursday mornings I make a point of leaving my car at home and riding to school with one of my housemates. It saves me gas and gives me a chance to catch up with one or more of the ladies I live with. We all lead such busy lives that sometimes riding to school with someone is the only chance I get to see her all week! We do have supper together on Sunday nights, and some weeks without that intentional gathering I would never see some of my housemates. It’s sad, but I know that we’re all investing in good things - research, relationships, school, job searches, etc. I do wish sometimes that we could live together for a week or two without the pressures and demands of school. We have such fun together, but are often too busy to enjoy each other.
This past weekend we were able to enjoy one another’s company a bit though. On Saturday, instead of all going to libraries or coffee shops to do homework, most of us just stayed at home. Granted, very little homework was accomplished, but we reveled in the sunshine, (relatively) warm weather, and friendship. We baked muffins, talked, ate lunch outside on the deck, talked, cleaned the house together, talked, celebrated Moriah’s birthday, and talked. It was excellent. I have been so blessed to find such genuine and pleasurable friendships, and I will miss them next year when we’re scattered all over the country, Laura in Chicago, Patience in Boston, Jill in Minnesota, Liz in the southwest, me and Mo here in Grand Rapids, and the rest in places yet to be determined. I think reunions will definitely be in order.