Years ago, when I moved to Chicago, I created a book club. I chose a book, set a date and sent (paper!) invitations to my favorite Chicagoland-based women.
We met every month for years. At some point, we started a Facebook page that we never used. Two years ago, because the suburbanites had difficulty balancing the commute and our littles' bedtime demands, we split into two groups.
Now I meet with the suburban book club ladies monthly and see the urban ladies individually for brunch and whatnot.
Today, as I removed myself from several groups on Facebook, I found that old Facebook page. It had two posts. When I tried to leave the group, a message popped up: "You are the only member of this group. If you leave the group, it will be deleted."
It's true on several levels. I miss my joint book club. I miss my urban ladies.
Maybe we should try to reconcile.
You will get the flu vaccine for your littles (the ones who pick their noses, put things in their mouth, sometimes lick their friends, like to taste shopping carts, wonder how hair tastes, and are surrounded by other small people who act similarly) but YOU will get the flu.
And a nasty case of bronchitis.
Next year, get the flu vaccine.
I blog rarely, because I'm busy writing books. When I do blog, I focus on writing, friendship, family, and books. Because my family's best nicknames are private, I use their birth years for shorthand: