Monday, December 08, 2008

Today I am thankful for....

friends and family. I really have the greatest you know. One of the biggest pluses of living here is knowing that I have people...people that have my back.

Tonight my girl Celeste brought our little family a full dinner. She heard from her sister (who was here yesterday helping me out) that I was really hurt. So she showed up tonight with her Chicken Divan (yummm total comfort food) rice, ROLLS, orange slices and apple slices...and juice for dessert. Excuse the picture....we have horrible florescent lighting in our kitchen. And we were all too hungry to mess with the settings on the camera. It was so yummy and I scarfed it down so fast. Rob kept saying "I loube (love) it". They were so excited to have juice and oranges (I really need to buy more fresh produce....yikes). Rob kept saying... "what is this??" about the juice. We never have juice and he couldn't believe just how tasty it was. Now Cortney has been taking such good care of all of us. Yesterday I couldn't even do ANYTHING by myself (lovely)...he has been my personal slave for 2 days now. But ohh we were all glad to have Celeste's cooking. Before that I had only eaten toast for every meal...until Cortney put a foot down and made me some eggs to go with them. I know Cortney was glad to have some real cooking too. Last night he made himself some spaghetti...but he said sadly to me "It doesn't have any meat in it"...hahaa. I think by tomorrow I should be back on track.

There is something so comforting about having people you are close to and trust. When Celeste came in she was in and out...I didn't have to be embarrassed that I looked a wreak...that my house was a mess...that Rob was half dressed. I didn't have to explain anything...she knows me. That's nice you know.

So thanks to all my friends and family (and not just the ones that have helped me in the last couple of days) but to all of you. I am so grateful to have my life filled with people I love.

8 comments:

Christensen's said...

Cort told me that you weren't doing so well. I hope that this isn't permanent for a while! Let me know if there is anything I can do...I am serious!!!

Berta said...

Oh! That does look so good - COMFORT FOOD! Just what the doc ordered. I'm so glad you have someone to help you - even just a little. HOW IS TODAY GOING FOR YOU? Tried to see if you were on line last night but your button was dark (off line). Keep us in touch. I'm glad Cort can be there to help.

lindsay>boo said...

I'm glad you are surrounded by good people! How nice of Celeste to bring you dinner. I love Chicken Divan.

Celly said...

You are way way too kind--the best part about making food for friends is that it doesn't have to be fancy--or colorful--man that was a really bland looking meal. Anyway, you are welcome--call if you need ANYTHING else! Love Celly

Camille said...

Hope you are doing better. I would bring food to you "in and out" too. We both know how un-kept our bedrooms in college were. But, I am sure it was all Amber and Kam's mess anyways, not either of ours.

Angelique said...

Ashley, I'm so sorry you haven't been or weren't feeling well. Ugh. The Merrill girls are such wonderful people!

Kimmy said...

I hope things are going a little better for you. Love you!

amyjohnson said...

Hi Ashley, could I get your mailing address? you can send it to my email: amygies@yahoo.com
Thanks:)