Blue got her hair cut yesterday. She decided she wanted shorter hair, "just like Lion's" but I convinced her that that was perhaps a little too short. So while we were in Wal-Mart picking up groceries, she got her hair cut in a sleek little bob. (I'll post pictures soon, I promise.)
It is very cute. I told Jonathan, she looks like some rich little private-school girl. But maybe that's because her haircut reminds me of Madeline.
I was feeling a little blue last night. Which is bound to happen a lot, I'm sure, but it still isn't much fun. I know we haven't been here long enough to have made friends yet, but still. I think it is not going to be very easy for me. To find friends, I mean. I really miss my friends and my family.
I got Monarch of the Glen, series 3, part 3 in the mail from Netflix yesterday and I put the kids down for a nap and watched all 4 episodes. And that made me homesick for Olivia and Adrienne. I said to Jonathan last night, "Where will I find friends who love Jane Austen and British television out here?" He smiled and said there are women like that everywhere and that I will find them but we've only been here 2 weeks. And I know he is right, but I still couldn't help feeling sad.
I am very lucky that my husband is also my best friend, but I miss just calling Olivia and telling her to come on over. I miss her just walking in the front door without knocking and the kids going apeshit with excitement.
This move is going to be an enormous challenge for me. Growing up, I went to school with the same people since kindergarten so I never had to make any sort of effort to make new friends. And I am blessed to still be very close to my best friends, Andrea, Lesley, Christina and Amy. I love them so much.
And I met all the DWAFS while working at Borders. And we were all so young and went out after work and we all already knew we shared a love of books and movies because we chose to work surrounded by them. So now, if I tried to have some part time job at Borders (not that I would yet because then I wouldn't see Jonathan very much) but even if I tried, I would be this old mom who no one would ask out drinking after work anyway. Not that I need to meet my friends in a bar, or anything. That's not what I mean. I can't express myself very well today.
I made friends in college. Wonderful friends. But I don't even remember how that happened. We were just thrown together the first couple of days before school started and it was like being at summer camp or something. We were together 24/7.
I try to be friendly everywhere I go, like yesterday at this AMAZING mall I went to with the kids. I was chatty with any and every woman I passed. I was in the elevator with some other moms-with-strollers and I would smile and make small talk and then ding! the doors would open and we would go our separate ways. And I'm sure I'm just being impatient. It'll happen. I mean, who doesn't have friends, right?
But Olivia, Roxanna, Kris, Adrienne, Katherine, Elisa, Barbra, Leila, Karen, Kathy, Christina, Amy, Shannon, Sam, Diana, Velvet and Elizabeth ... I miss you guys.