Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Settling in

So last night I went to Girl's Night Out at the church. And I wasn't sure what to expect, but what I found was definitely not what I envisioned. It was basically set up to be a sit-in-your-seat-and-listen event. I had hoped that there would be interaction and fun among the women. Plus, it was a sponsored event, so there were a lot of plugs for businesses and organizations. That really bugged me! I felt confused as to what the purpose of the event was - was it to promote businesses or was it for women to learn? The speaker was entertaining, but I didn't feel that her message changed anything inside me. I think that I put up my defenses very early in the evening due to the set-up and atmosphere. It was fake feeling. I miss Hillside.

On the plus side (after a lot of complaining!), I met a few new people and they were friendly. I think it will take some time to feel a connection with people.

I am starting to feel a bit disconnected and a little lonely. I am enjoying having quiet time to do whatever I want, but I miss hanging out with people I know. It is also good to be with Nader again after 2 months of being apart. I guess it will all take some time to become adjusted to the new life. I am trying to stay positive and upbeat.

Maybe I will feel better after setting more stuff up. It's still a big mess in here. I feel a little lost and don't know where to start. I start something and then think of another thing and another....soon I can't remember what I was doing in the first place! (Oh wait, that's nothing new!!)

Love Nicole

Monday, April 28, 2008

New place in Kamloops

Well, here it is...the new pad with a beautiful view. So far its been good. We do have a yappy dog or two living next door and I already want to get out a pellet gun. Thankfully we can't hear too much from our bedroom as it is on the opposite side of the building.

We went to church yesterday - Summit Drive Baptist Church. It seems to be a good place and Nader knows some people there. I met a bunch of people and they were very welcoming. One woman is into quilting too! There is a "girls night" on Tuesday night at church (whatever that will be...) and I will go and hopefully get to know some people.

Our move itself went very smoothly, and we unloaded the truck in about an hour. It was a little more work due to the stairs, but I am happy with the outcome. Now I just have to unpack and make the place look like home...easier said than done! I have put away most of the kitchen stuff, but have a few more boxes to go. Nader got out the computer and set it all up and we have access to the internet! I was feeling a bit cut off.

Well, I should get going here and start doing stuff for the day. Miss you all. Love Nicole