Well, the melancholy has started to lift. Saturday Maria came over and brought the fam, too. She and I worked on scrapbooks. It was very soothing to spend time with her. Probably because of all my friends, she is so like-minded with me.
She is my one good "working mom" friend. And we both have very similar outlooks on motherhood. I love my "stay at home mom" friends too, but there is just always that one element of life that we will never share. When I talk with Maria about the day-to-day stuff, I know that she really understands what it's like to have to be "on" pretty much 24/7.
Plus, she's a redhead, too, so she's naturally one of the coolest people I know.