The furniture has arrived. The boxes have been unpacked. Paintings and mirrors have been hung. We are staying in Louisiana....it is certain. With every piece of furniture I buy and every plate I put away my ability to change my mind and ship my family home on the first plane out decrease exponentially. With the finality of the move setting in I realize that I need to begin to setting up a life for me and my boy's.
I got up this past Monday, put on a cute outfit, blew dry my hair, and set out for a local parenting center (which I wont name). I was so excited. I was going to meet a new friend for sure! Not quite. In fact it was what I would refer to as an EPIC fail. The center was less than cheery, less than friendly, and less than I expected all together. I am not a germ freak, however, I had a strong urge to retreat and use a lot of Purell.
Round two of friend seeking came in the form of the Internet. I found http://www.meetup.com . This is a website that connects you to local groups of people that, "Meet-up" based on common interests. This at first to me felt very strange. Online friend dating for Mommas? Despite my doubts, I quickly decided it was worth a try and submitted my application to the Hip Mama's and Papa's of NOLA. Am I hip? Not so sure, but Ill give it my best shot. My first official meet up is in July and Ill be sure to blog about how it goes.