Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Catchin' Up

Life has been a whirlwind. Seems like the summer has flown by and the weather here is starting to get chilly already. Not that I mind. I love fall...

So, I promised pictures of the golf tournament. Here are a couple:

This is Team Pinochle (pronounced in the less traditional way- Pee-no-sha-lay) and they took the trophy this year. That's my mom, my lil bro (the tallest in the family) and my poppy. They beat us, the Green Genies, by one stroke. My team won last year, so only fair, especially because lil bro is a SORE LOSER. It's okay, he admits it. He gets all pouty and his mouth gets all scrinched up and he furrows his brow...

We had a gorgeous day, much like the days we've been having lately. This is one of the best pictures I've taken in the last few months. I'm hoping we have a pretty fall.

So... changes. I took my lil sister to college two weekends ago, with my parents. They asked me to come along, probably because lil sis and I are so close, and to be a support for my mom. Lil sis is the last of 5 to leave home. She's 2 1/2 hours away at school, and this is a big adjustment for my parents. It's also a hard thing for me. I got used to her being around- she's my movie buddy, my swimming partner, my ear when I can't talk to my parents... I've talked to her a few times on the phone, and she's doing well. We cried some when we left, but overall, she and the 'rents are doing pretty good.

A week later, I lose my best friend in my town. My supervisor at work is also my best friend in the town where I live. She put in for a transfer a couple months ago because she's moving in with her boyfriend, a guy she met through me. Her last day at work was last Friday and it's really difficult to get used to her being gone. I'll see her, of course, because she'll always be a close friend, but it's hard. That's her, on the far right, at one of our coworker's wedding this summer:

I decided that I'm sick of not having friends and struggling to meet people.... so I went on craigslist.com and was looking for activities and groups to get involved with and found a local scrapbooking group that's just starting. Seems like a good mix of ladies and the leader has been very inviting on email, so I'm looking forward to it. I also was browsing the personals and thought, "Why not? Nothing risked, nothing gained"... and so I have a date. I'm excited to meet him and it should be a good time. We'll see what comes of it. I have to put myself out "there", right?

Where's my map of "there" again?