Roommates are a big deal.
So this summer, after we had moved into the awesome lake house (recently dubbed, The Lakeshire), I was thrilled. It’s beautiful. This is literally my view every evening:
Between living in staff housing and working at camp, my roommates have always been assigned. This assignment process is weird and potentially nerve-wracking, except that all the girls out here are awesome. They’ve all been better roommates to me than I’ve been to them so far. No worrying necessary.
Until this summer. After a slight shuffle and some transitions, I lived in our big giant lake house in the woods all alone. Former roommates of mine know that this would be a beating for me. Seriously, walking in the door after a long day, with no one to debrief with?! What do I even do?
The good news is, summer’s pretty busy around here, so I wasn’t home too much, and I certainly had plenty of people to talk to while at camp.
Still, I was bored.
August behind me at last, the new roommates are here!
Five girls! Coming home is incredibly refreshing and never boring these days. Also, I live in a house of M’s. From left: Mallory, Molly, Melanie (she’s been a roommate the past year and a half- minus summers- we live weird lives), me, then Maggie.
These girls are the greatest. The Lord gives sweet gifts; not only are these girls awesome, but I’m pretty sure by now they are all of the quality-time love language. It’s a good thing too, because otherwise I’d just burst into their room, plop down on the carpet and dish whether they wanted to or not.
Oh wait, I do that too.
Thursday the Lakeshire girls hosted the “Fun House girls” plus our friend Rachel for a lovely last-minute-thrown-together dinner party. ((One guess whose brilliant planning/idea that was. Guilty.))
We had the best time! Our killer views don’t come with TV or internet still, but I must admit, I love the after-dinner lingering at the table for hours on end. Plus, there’s still plenty of time for a few episodes of Downton Abbey on DVD. The new roommates are hooked, and I mean, I guess I’ll sacrifice and watch it all again…
Thanks, Lord, for such beautiful fun friends and roommates in this season. I’m soaking it up.
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