Oh yesterday, I'm so glad you are no longer today!

It was a frustrating and somewhat lonely day for me. I decided not to go on my morning run because I was tired and felt like I needed the rest (it's always good to listen to your body). After getting up and feeding the kiddos and myself I remembered that there was a summer play date at the church  we have been visiting.

I looked at the time and realized we were already 30 minutes late. I quickly finished getting everyone ready and out the door and we made it to the play date an hour before it ended. Mainly I was soo desperate to go because I had thought that I would meet some other stay at home moms there and possibly make a connection.

The play date itself was fun. They brought in baby farm animals for the kids to pester. I felt bad for the animals but also happy for the kiddos to get up close and personal with each cute and cuddly little animal. The kiddos had a blast!

I didn't. I tried to strike up a conversation with a couple of different moms but they were very short with their answers and it seemed like they didn't want to be bothered. So I spent the hour not talking to anyone, missing my friends desperately, and really ready to get back to the house.

We got back to the house and had lunch. Then headed to the library. We didn't get there on Monday like I had hoped. The fun thing about this trip to the library was that I let Weston my oldest get his own library card. He thought this was the best thing since sliced bread (and he loves some bread).

But all in all the library was frustrating too. The children's section was poorly laid out. And since I didn't know where all the kids favorite books where it was frustrating for the kiddos too. We looked them up in the library catalog but everything we wanted was not there. And due to budget cuts they did not have any staff to help find things.

I miss our old library. The familiarity and the nice friendly helpful staff. I'm sure we will figure out the right library for us here. But for right now, I'm frustrated.

So the day didn't go as planned. I didn't meet any other moms even though there were about a hundred moms at the play date. And we didn't even get a whole lot of loot at the library. Bummer day.

But after thinking about the day and sleeping on it. I realized like everything else in my life, I always try to make things fit in my timing. Or my way. And God has shown me many times over that my timing is not the best and His timing always is. And I'm grateful for that.

So right now I'm okay with missing my old friends (because they are awesome and a hard act for anyone to follow). Settling into my new life and house here in California. Helping the kids get along in this new life. And maybe when the time is right a friend will come into my life when I least expect it and most need it.

Today is a better day.


Tina said...

oh friend, those girls just have no idea what they are missing yet :) give them a chance and they will find you as priceless as we do. love and miss you everyday!

Carrie said...

Man, I remember those days. I am so sorry that you are going through that. I will be praying that you find that "heart friend" that everyone of us needs. And you're right, God will place her in your life at just the right time. Take care!

Vitamama said...

Carrie's right...God will put the right friend in your life at just the right time...But beware, if she asks you to go to the Asian market with her...you just never know where THAT could end up...LOL.

Simply Fit Mama said...

Love you guys, thanks for the uplifting words!

Cassidy, Lily and Finn's Mom said...

As Cassidy said to Lily when a girl was mean to her, "Who was mean to you?!?! You show me where she is!!!" Grrrr. Who would NOT want to make a new friend...esp. one like you??? Hang in there. You'll meet some amazing women like yourself soon.

I had one of those "I wish Brandy were here. She'd help me." moments the other day. It's not quite the same without you here...no one can quite fill your shoes. :)

Glad things are going well otherwise. LOVE all your posts. We submitted C's portfolio for school today. Praying that they will fast track her. She's going to Rand Road next year, after all...hoping for track 4...which starts Aug. 2...sniff...don't know if I'm quite ready, but she is. :)

I'm going to get the girls to do a video to send to N and W soon. Love you guys!!!

Elaine Forward said...

Just catching up on your blog. I am so sorry that those women were so snotty.. they really missed out on meeting a great woman and her children. Love the food ones. the beef night made me hungry and the no meat burritos is awesome Weston looks so cute in his soccer gear. hot and humid here today.. think of all of you daily.. hope things are settling for you.. been to the pool yet? As humid as it is here today sure wish there was one nearby.. hugs to all
Love Mom

Ann said...

Catching up on your blog too. B, I'm so sorry to hear that you had a bad day. When I first moved to NC I too was alone -- just me and my two small boys. Rick was working out of town, I had no friends and no family here. It's funny, though, because when I think back to those days I miss them because I really learned to lean on God. I also learned how to enjoy my kids, really enjoy them without all of the distractions. I just know that this too will pass...and you may even miss these days.

Simply Fit Mama said...

Tracey- Thank you for your kind words. I'll be praying for C. I'm sure all will go through. Wow! Aug 2nd is right around the corner!! Can't wait to catch up on the phone. This time difference has made it a little more complicated to call...I'm working on it.

Mom- The steak was great! Weston is cracking me up in soccer. This is his last week of the soccer clinic. The pool is nice, it is finally feeling like summer!

Ann- Thanks for reading and catching up on the blog. The kiddos are great and we are having a good time exploring together. I am happy we have our pool keys and can chill at the pool which is soo much fun. No biggie on the bad day. I'm sure there will be more but there are always good days around the corner! :) Miss you!

Pink and Polka Dot said...

I will come over there and dot those gals in the eye! Ugh! Sorry, that they don't know what they're missing in you and how much fun you are dancing to the Violent Femmes!

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