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I am loving all of the well-wishes and love I am getting from you guys.
Thank you, Danka, Tak Sa Mycket (Swedish), and Muchas Gracias!
I am delighting in all of your comments and the Mamasistas I have following along.
You are making this a very cool Blogiversary Party for me!
So, do you remember when I was feeling like nobody knew me here and when I felt very much like I didn't have a place?
I wanted to let you know that things are getting better.
We spend our weekends up at the ski resort. Hottie Husband and I take turns skiing with the boyz while the other one of us hangs out with Little Bear in the Lodge on these huge leather brown comfy couches by a giant fireplace.
Those couches are a fun gathering place and we often end up meeting and having some interesting conversations with people. The only problem is that a lot of the people are here on vacation from Canada, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Colorado. While interesting and fun, talking to vacationers doesn't help me develop a social life in this town.
Now, I HAVE met people in this town- at the kids schools or at the gym or at the resort, but they are all individuals scattered here and there. Not the interconnectedness I was used to in our home town in California.
But, this weekend things started to come together.
It is silly really what made me feel suddenly a part of this town.
I walked into the ski lodge and saw Katie, who is the wife of a fellow-fireman of HH's. I like Katie. She and I could be friends. You know how you just know that sometimes.
Before, I could say hi to Katie, this girl Dina came up to me. Well, I met Dina on the brown couches the weekend before. She had played with Little Bear and I found out she was a preschool teacher in town. So, Dina says to me-
Oh my goodness, the funniest thing just happened. I was sitting with my friend just over there and I pointed you out and said, that girl has the cutest baby you have ever seen. Well, she looked over at you and said.'That's Brigetta! I just did her hair.' Isn't that funny she just did your hair. Lacey does the best hair. How did you find her?
Dina and I chatted about hair and Lacey and Lacey's aunt who is the town gossip and then after we said goodbye, Katie came up to me and said-
How do you know Dina?
I explained and she replied-
She is my daughter's preschool teacher and I know Lacey too. Her daughter goes to school with my daughter, etc, etc.
For some silly reason, the fact that there were three people in this town who I have met under different circumstances who turned out to know each other and know me somehow made me feel connected.
I think because I had become a part of the interconnectedness of this town.
What makes you feel connected?