A few weeks ago I was in the thick of finding things to do with the girls as summer was winding down. I had been doing a lot with them and not taking a whole lot of time for myself to unwind. I was starting to feel a little bit isolated. I told Fish that I was starting to feel alone and anti social but there wasn’t a whole lot I could do about it. Two days after that conversation I received a call from the mom of one of Clarabelle’s classmates. She invited the two of us over for a pool party. We had a wonderful time. I saw a lot of the moms from school that I hadn’t talked to in a long time. Met a couple of new moms. All were very nice. It felt good to have that time with other parents.
Not too long after that I was able to sneak away to Bethany’s while my parents watched the girls. Brenda was visiting also. We painted pottery and visited and had a great time. I really felt lucky to have such good friends to spend some “me time” with.
A couple of days ago one of my friends from high school, who I reconnected with at our reunion, got in touch with me to make plans to get together for cocktails with another one of our mutual friends. I was starting to feel a lot less isolated and anti social.
Yesterday I had a chance to meet up with some more friends. Tomorrow I’ll be sure to write more about that. I just think it is so funny that just when I was starting to feel lonely and isolated, there were people in my life to come forward and prove me to be so very wrong. I like how that works.