family, knitting, living

I should be packing

Henry and Grey left today.  Mycah and I are roaming around the house, looking at the mess wondering when the faeries come to pack up.  The U-Haul rental did not mention the use of faeries; I’m hoping they are a freebie with the contract. I am procrastinating. It’s funny, I’m sooo excited about the move…but I’m so afraid.  I generally don’t have trouble finding my way or making new friends or at least acquaintances, but I’m afraid that I’ll never have a group of friends like those that I have here.  I know…it’s just two years, but I think this is the end of an era.  I was adopted into a group of friends in the ‘Boro like none I have ever had before.  It’s funny that I know that if I need help, an excuse to have a drink, a shoulder to cry on or some one to totally understand life with family and work and all the other stuff; I know there’s someone to call..  I don’t know how I got so lucky and I don’t know how to get lucky like that again.Things are changing so much, Lori’s in Georgia, with family soon to follow; Wendy’s splitting up with her husband; Dollie’s going back to school in a field that will most probably cause them to move.  Supper club disbanded (at least formally) a year ago and we’re scattering to the wind.  The thing is, all of the se changes will be good for each family, will give each what they need to grow and move, but I still seem to feel a little blue. I stopped by the Knaughty Knitter on Sunday.  I’ve made some friends there.  I didn’t get to hang out that much, but every time I did I was welcomed with open arms.  There’s a knitting store in Iowa City that everyone has raved about, but I’m afraid it will take me two years to feel at home there and then we will be gone. I didn’t mean this post to be such a downer.  I’m sure it’s just the stress talking to me. 

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4 responses

  1. Your not alone trust me. I had to move too. I didn’t want to. But we couldn’t stay in our house and just keep adding on. Hey, are you moving out of town? Just wondering.

    -Kelsey

    August 14, 2007 at 9:24 pm

  2. becca

    You’re dearly loved! And you will be dearly loved by all of us forever. You can still call any of your boro friends or your sisters any time and you’ll find so many new friends who can’t help but dearly love you there! I know none of this changes how you feel. I know, too, how hard it can be – it took me 3 or 4 years to find great friends here. But I finally did and they’re absolutely wonderful and I don’t know what I’d do without them but every time I go home, I see Kendra and it’s like we never missed all those years. You’re in my prayers and I know you and Henry and the girls are going to be more than fine. I hope they got settled in well and that you stopped counting on the fairies??? Love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 15, 2007 at 11:25 am

  3. The neat thing about Iowa City is that such a large percentage of the population is transient–people come and go as graduate programs are completed, so you will be among many others trying to find a home when the concept of “home” is a moving target. I went to Crazy Girl Yarn Shop for the first time this weekend–nice shop and they have a big table out for drop-in knitting any time. And when you get there and are ready to start exploring your new home, let me know and I’ll give you “field trip assignments” to help you feel like you know where you are. I’m missing my friends in Iowa, so maybe that’s just leaving karmic space for you to MAKE new friends in Iowa. Sending warm knitty wishes!

    August 15, 2007 at 7:56 pm

  4. I am blue that you are leaving too. The more I think about it more I don’t like it. The changes we are all going through is part of life and it sucks. No doubt!! BUT I think you will be happy not being on the road so much and being able to see the girls more. I am hoping you will feel less stress. And that is all good for you. I am happy about that… but I am going to miss my best friend. 😦
    I know we will still talk on the phone.. But it is nice knowing that you aren’t that far away. I am not worried about you making new friends because you will!! And like Anne R said where you are going there are lots of people that also don’t know anyone. O.K. I am going to go and blow my nose and wipe my tears…

    August 17, 2007 at 5:52 pm