Friday, November 11, 2011

Old friends!

Just returned to my sister's home from a brief trip to visit with a few old friends in my hometown. At first I was feeling awkward (I just have a "thing" I guess about staying in other's homes) but soon I was feeling just fine. The trip was precipitated by one friend's illness. Her sister arranged for a couple of us to visit to cheer her up. I really miss my old friends. Because I didn't raise my kids anywhere near family members, my friends were really like family. I had lots of friends through the years. Friends with children similar ages, friends from the neighborhood, friends through work, friends who were parents of the kid's friends. Of course friends come and go but there was always a core group I saw on a regular basis. And some I saw rarely after a while but stayed in touch with.

FRIENDS. Something I lacked back home with hubby and #1 and #2. I'm sure I've posted about this before. It's no secret that it's difficult to maintain friends while practicing polygamy in the mainstream. Some folks manage it, I didn't seem to be able to for various reasons. And having a leisurely social life that includes some friends (especially girl friends to shop with and talk to and share and laugh with) is something I've missed.

Anyway, it was a busy 4 days and fun for me. I hope I don't go another year or two without seeing them. For me, my friends affirm who I am as a person. The person I grew to be. They know my foibles and my good points. They like me! Wow, friends!


Older and Weiser said...

ooooo, I hate waking up angry! It sets the tone of the whole day, and it is hard to shake. I often question where the anger is coming doesn't happen often, but when it does, just the fact that I woke up angry--makes me ANGRY!

I have also woke up and just sobbed. Again, not sure where it came from, but unlike the anger wake up, I feel lightened after the cry, like a weight has been lifted--unburdened of whatever it was that necessitated tears.

new#3 said...

Yes, it isn't always anger. This morning for instance I woke up "worried." Sometimes sad. I'm glad I'm not the only one this happens to. I think it must be a dream interrupted that gets it going, don't you?