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  1. Keeping up after the Shmoog.
  2. That pretty much speaks for itself.

  3. Knitting.
  4. Not hanging around Ravelry as much as perhaps previously, but I have been making Jayne hats.  I even sold one on Artfire!  My Etsy account has yet to yield a sale, but I continue to live in hope.

    I'm also auctioning one off for charity: Save Peter & Ericka's Accessible House

  5. Arguing with my phone.
  6. It's dying.  It's a freebie phone that came with the cell plan about three years ago.  It turns off randomly, and will sometimes power up again.

    As soon as the tax return comes in, I will have no more excuses not to get an iPhone.

  7. Blogging.
  8. At least in theory.  I have a number of places of my own, but most recently I've joined up at Gender Goggles, and done a total of One!  One Guest Post there.  I have another that needs to be written, which I'll aim for this week, if the Shmoog's teething will calm down long enough for me to concentrate and write simultaneously.

  9. Making friends.
  10. A regrettably necessary activity when one is in a new city.  I helped a friend start packing/loading truck last night for a move that is taking until the end of the month to be completed; I plan to at least try to attend a moms' group meeting Tuesday evening; a young woman I met through a knitting group has been invited over for dinner Thursday; a crafting/clothing swap night is planned in about two weeks amongst a group of friends to whom tanglethis introduced me.

    I have a good start, it seems.

Date: 2009-04-06 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ha. You say "regrettably necessary," but when I think about our impending move to the Dallas area in a year or so, I'm like "OMG I GET TO FILL UP A WHOLE EMPTY HOUSE AND MAKE ALL KINDS OF NEW FRIENDS!!!" I'm already hunting down internet groups. Hoping for a knitting group, an anime club, maybe a book club...I don't know about a moms' group. I'm a bit skeptical about most moms in the area we're moving into, but it's a huge city; there HAVE to be some moms that are at least somewhat like me.

Date: 2009-04-06 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I find getting out and making friends with zero context to be a difficult task, especially when I'm in a situation like now, when I could really use the help of friends on a daily basis. When I went to grad school, for instance, or when I lived in Germany, I at least had a context; I had classes with people, interactions daily with other adults, and the freedom to just go and do with people that I didn't have here, with my sole definite occupation being "take care of brand new baby".

The moms' group thing that meets Tuesday I'm not so sure I'm going to fit in with, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway. The message board for the group has pretty much informed me that these women are a couple of socioeconomic levels above where I stand right now (talk about nannies and housecleaners), but that also might clue in some commonality too (likely to have higher education, for example).

We'll see.

But I'm totally about having people over, so maybe this will be okay after all.

Still, it's just a lot of effort, and being more or less alone means I have to be both proactive and creative about getting myself contact with like-minded adults.


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