My actual family is pretty small, two parents, a sister and a few cousins. We're definitely very close, but we live so far away from each other that we hardly ever get to see each other (once a year or so).
My "framily" however is always there for me...these are people I know I can count on for whatever life throws my way.
There's our friend Erik and his parents and siblings...they've adopted us as their own. We've celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with them two years in a row now, and we can't imagine more wonderful people to spend holidays with.
The wonderful family of Erik's
There's all my work friends...I've been with these folks for over 5 years now and I don't know what I would do without their daily humor and just having an ear to listen to my rants. Actually, I do know. During this great Snopocalypse 2010 in Seattle, I was without my work "framily" and I nearly went insane from cabin fever!
My team celebrating a birthday in our favorite style of eating lots!
There's my entire writing circle: Heather Davis, Pat White, Christina Arbini, Kelli Estes....and the Buzz Girls! I know that no matter what is going on in my life...writing or otherwise, I can count on these wonderful ladies to pick me up, pull me out of my funk and set me right again!
Aren't they just the most *beautiful* ladies ever? I love them all so very much.
So...to win a copy of my second novel about eating disorders and overcoming them SHRINK TO FIT, please put in the comments who your "framily" is!
Have a wonderful holiday season,
Dona Sarkar and her "framily"