Monday, July 16, 2007

in which i sound like a GIANT LOSER

Oh man, I haven't been posting because I was M-A-D at blogger for several days. I deleted my old blog roll and some other sidebar stuff and in the process somehow blew out my template. My font sizes were all over the place, things were misaligned...I don't even know. I had to go back and just reload my template, so I lost all my customization...and to add insult to injury, I had just replaced about half of my sidebar content. So. Irritating.

Anyway, thank you for the lovely anniversary wishes. It has been, and continues to be, an adventure!

But woe is me today. I am sad because the closest thing I have to a "best friend" is now gone. My close friend, my steady, normal, unflappable, supportive friend has up and moved south with her family. They couldn't take the cold, snowy winters anymore, and her husband was bored with his job, so bam. Gone. And I am happy for them because they are excited. But I am sad for me because I find it VERY difficult to make adult friends. I'm out of school, I don't work outside my home, and as I've previously mentioned, even our local community ed playgroup (which is on hiatus for the summer anyway) attracts mostly grandmas who babysit.

I feel so LAME even talking about this, but jeez! How's a gal supposed to make friends? I know many of you would suggest church, but our church is mostly college kids and older families...there are some younger parents but even so, I don't know how active I could be when our church is 45 minutes from home.

What I want to know is, where are the crafty mamas?!? You all live on the east coast (what is UP with Massachusetts? Y'all are a CRAFTY STATE!) or, apparently, west of the Mississippi.

I mean, I'm a pretty friendly person. A little too talkative, maybe, and I run late a lot. But I bake a mean cookie and my kid is sweet and friendly! We'd love to hang out with some people like us!

WHERE ARE YOU, WESTERN NEW YORK CRAFTY MAMAS?!?

I'm lonely.

5 comments:

Karen said...

We're all in Idaho. You're just going to have to move. That's all there is to it.

Pam said...

I was thinking along those exact same lines today. I needed someone to have a pity party with me and my closest friends are all back in Smalltown, with Karen!

HangerMom said...

I'm only minimally crafty, but still bummed we're not closer. The talkative thing - definitely not an issue! Our kids would have such fun together! Congrats on the anniversary (I love that song) and sorry you're down. I know how hard it can be to make new adult friends.

Anonymous said...

Kate,
I have found friends by hanging out at cross stitch store - an evening stitch-in. I have done the same at a knitting store. I know many have day time classes. I find there are people of all ages. I'm not sure if you have a store like either one near you... I wish you the best. I know when I first moved off to the big city I didn't know anyone and it was a struggle. I did a lot of projects during that time. I notice it is harder to make friends these days, probably because of all the scary stuff happening out there. Especially with children!!!
Take care and best of wishes on new friends or rekindled old ones. Maybe talk to some friends you use to work with and see how they are doing?
Many Blessings,
Paula

Ruth said...

It's a toughie. You'll find it easier to search out other moms when Daughter starts preschool, but that doesn't help TODAY.

Is there a knitting shop near you that has a knit night? Library story hour?