So back to today's real life... the move to "some place different" threw a wrench into our fantasy life. But as often happens in real life, we pulled up our boot straps and created our new normal. Which has finally gone full circle to our comfort zone of my working part-time, hubby working and kids in what we believe is a great school.
What makes this so interesting is the difference in friendships. You know the girl scout tune...
Make new friends,
keep the old,
one is silver and the other gold.
My silver friends see me and my children as starting a new life ~ and have mostly been great in supporting this grand adventure. My golden friends are taking a deep sigh of relief with me. They recognize this is a sign that we have finally settled in enough to return to normal. I find the whole transition and everyone's perceptions of it very interesting. Though sometimes, I think, it'd be more entertaining if it were happening to a character in a book & not actually me.