When we first moved to Georgia it took us quite a while to find friends.
Rich wasn’t working – he didn’t get a job until we’d been here about 7 months. Then, when he did find a job he was traveling to Nashville every week.
We live in a town northwest of Atlanta and I had a job southeast of Atlanta. If you’ve ever experienced Atlanta traffic you know what a hellacious journey it could be! Sometimes 2 hours or more to get to and from work.
When I finally stopped working I set out to find friends. Josh and I would attend story time at the local Borders. Mary, the story teller and I soon discovered we had a lot in common and became friends.
It was not long after Mary and I became friends that I discovered I was pregnant with Sam. And when I was about 7 months pregnant I broke my foot.
Rich was working and it would have taken him an hour to get here.
I didn’t know what to do so I called Mary. She took me to the urgent care and then every appointment I had after that. Luckily her son Cade is just a year older than Josh so they played together!
She also introduced me to two of the most wonderful women I have ever met. Val and Linda.
These women did not know me. I’d met them once.
Yet once they heard I had broken my foot they stepped in and took care of us. Between Mary, Val and Linda I don’t think we had to cook our own food for 2 weeks!
I always say breaking my foot was one of the biggest blessings in disguise I’ve ever had.
As you can imagine, with time and just life I don’t get to see Val or Linda much anymore.
Val moved to Birmingham, AL so we only see each other on very rare occasions. Linda moved up to Canton, GA so she’s closer but with her 4 kids and their activities and my 2 kids and their activities, we don’t get together very often!
Well last night we had a ladies night.
Mary, Linda, our friend Summer and I went to a restaurant in Woodstock called Pure. Val was not in town so she couldn’t come but she was there in spirit.
Pure was so good! The Margaritas were delicious! Look at all those limes!
After we had dinner we went upstairs to the balcony bar and sat and chatted for well over an hour. The had a guitar player playing music so it was really a great atmosphere!
It was in a very cute area of downtown Woodstock – there were a few restaurants, a coffee house, frozen yogurt place and some other shops.
It was a great place for the Real Housewives of Kennesaw (and Canton) to hang out for a ladies night!