As many of you know from several of my blogs-finding friends
is not exactly an easy task. Steve and I
are not the most religious of people, so despite being invited to join a Temple
that is more of a social group, that’s not the best of places for us to find
like-minded friends-couples or not.
However, thanks to that day we were shopping at the outlet
mall and met our closest friends-we’ve stagnated.
I, personally, took advantage of our housing tract’s
personal website and invited anyone over for coffee or to take a walk-3 people
have taken me up on the offer. The
leader of our site came over and we had a nice chat. She left saying next time was her turn.
So far, all I’ve received at little notes on the site
saying, “we’ll do it soon, I promise”. The first woman was the one who invited us to
the makeshift temple. Steve and I have
met this nice couple for lunch a couple of times. Unfortunately, we’re a bit TOO much
alike. Poor woman has had 2 surgeries
and is getting ready for a third.
The last lady is our new neighbor across the street. We keep talking when I take Lucky for a
walk-but she’s on her fourth set of visitors.
Then I forgot! I
joined the FaceBook page-Addicted to Anthem!
I went on there and introduced myself.
Now that seems to have worked for the moment! That day I met another woman who is also
disabled. She can’t walk, but we both do
love our coffee! This morning a woman
who does like to walk with her Chi/Jack Russell met with me at 7 and we walked
our dogs for an hour! Yeah!
Saturday-another coffee date with a woman who wants to do
both-walk and drink coffee! Plus, she’s
a fellow freelance writer!!!
Of course I can’t really say any of these women will become
my BFF, after all we’ve only had one “date”.
But I’m out there and trying to form a cohesive group for myself. Time will tell. In the meantime, it has been nice to share
things with other women my age and get out of the house.