Cooking dinner for eight. Roast beef with rosemary, onions and shallots. Turkey with homemade gravy. Three kinds of cranberry sauce (canned, with orange, with pear brandy). Three bean salad. Roasted brussel sprouts with hazelnuts. Candied sweet potato soufflé. Sweet potatoes part two. Green bean casserole. Homemade stuffing with apples, pecans, and cranberries. Homemade mashed potatoes. Homemade coleslaw. Homemade pumpkin pie. Pecan pie made by ballerinas. Homemade whipped cream whipped by poet. Strawberry cupcakes with homemade butter cream frosting for 30 polite 6 year-olds. A birthday party. A feisty cake. A birthday party. An unfortunate meeting. Rolls with burnt bottoms. Two job interviews. Twenty thousand words of prose.
Friends that are pregnant: 9.
Friends that are engaged to be married: 6.
When I told him about the pregnancies, he said, well, you have a lot of friends. And also? Your friends know what matters.