Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Typical of me

If you knew me in real life you wouldn't be surprised that I bailed on blogging daily. I am the woman that has a huge basket of yarn that needs to be knitted, an abundance of beautiful fabric that is dying to be cross-stitched and a virtual library of books that I will get around to reading. I am a major procrastinator and I get nutsy if I start something and don't have time to finish it..which almost always happens. I am also a planner. I can plan on cleaning the bathroom, bedroom etc and even make a list of what needs to be done but yet I find myself making more lists than actually accomplishing the tasks. I am not lazy, I just am not focused unless it is a task that is making me cash...you know, like working. Last night I had a phone call from a neighbor that I haven't really talked to in about 3 years. There was no falling out or anything, we just hardly ever see each other except for the occasional wave from the mailboxes or bump into each other in the checkout line at the grocery store. She called out of the blue and left a message saying she had to ask me something. I assumed she was looking for someone to watch a dog, or something of that nature (since S2 and S3 both perform tasks for neighbors with the expectation of filling the little piggy banks if lucky). So when I called her back imagine my surprise when she invited me to lunch with 3 other ladies. I was so excited. I felt like I got picked to go with the cool girls to THE party that everyone wants an invitation to. Two of the ladies are new neighbors and the other one has lived here for about 2 years and we get along famously so I thought this would be fun....and it was. I laughed, talked, ate great lasagna and seriously didn't want to go home. The only thing that was a bit weird is that we are at completely different stages in our lives. I sat there wondering if it would be rude to ask them how old they were (the two newbie neighbors) because I am guessing I am probably closer to their mothers ages. They were chatting away about nap times etc and I have been thinking about how we are going to pay for S1's tuition next semester. The one thing that is universal though was our discussion about husbands..it made for quite a bit of laughter. When we were leaving they asked for my email address so I guess they didn't hate me...and...they invited me to the next lunch next month--yippee, I may be getting a life~

6 comments:

Beagle said...

That sounds fun!

I'm still waiting to get invited to THE party.

Stephanie said...

some of the most wonderful women and friends in my life are old enought to be my mother. Thier wisdom and sence of humor are priceless! Befriend the youngins, it will be good for them! :)

PCOSMama said...

Look at you, miss popularity! ;)

I have the exact opposite thing going on with one of my neighbors. I really like her and when we do get together we get along great and usually end up visiting for a couple hours.... but she is older than me, I'm not sure by how much but I would guess around 10 years, and sometimes I think she avoids when the 'rest of us' get together because we are all in a different part of our lives, with young children and having babies, whereas her kids are teenagers. So I wonder if she feels like we're 'too young' to hang out with or something. I don't now...
but I would definitely say don't worry about age or anything. If you get along, age doesn't matter. Sure, you may have different things going on in your lives, but if you can find plenty to talk and laugh about together it makes no difference how old you are.

From Here To Maternity said...

Who could possibly hate you? Glad you had fun.

Sitting in Silence said...

Sounds like you had a beautiful day.

I am so glad you enjoyed yourself.

Dont worry about the age difference, I never hang around people my own age, I am much better with people 10-15 years older. A little bit of living goes a long way sometimes.

D x

jenna said...

Isn't it funny how an invitation like this can send us into the middle school cafeteria and trying to fit in with the cool kids?

I am so glad that you've found a crowd that you can feel fun and at ease with. Laughter is a good thing right? It's great that you feel like you've got a life going, but I hope that won't stop you from blogging. Remember your priorities heehee!