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School and stuff

You know, I’m really looking forward to starting my classes this spring. Yes, I’m glad to finally be back in school, and I mean physically. The Mr and I tried doing the online college thing and, well, it just didn’t work that well. It worked a bit better for him then me, but that’s besides the point. The point is, all of my friends are either people I’ve never met except over Twitter or they live across town and we never speak. I know part of the problem is, with one income, I can’t go out to the bar every week and drink myself stupid. Another big part is I’m a parent. I have at least one kid ALL the time so I avoid hangovers like they’re the plague. I also prefer to spend the money other ways, like fun stuff for the family.
Anyway, my point is, I’m hoping to make some new friends in class. I’m hoping to have people to study with, people who might possibly understand what my schedule is like. Going to a community college, especially night classes, increases my odds of finding students more my age with similar responsibilities. Even if we don’t get together outside of school, it would be nice to have someone to talk to. What I’d really love is to find someone who leaves near us with kids around the same age as ours. That way we could all get together. As I stated above, most of my friends live across town and that includes the ones with kids. My kids never have play dates. I’d like to be able to take the kids to someone’s house, and have them play while the parents, the Mr, and I work on school. Of course, I’m looking for variations of this…them coming to us (though in an apartment, that’s always fun) or even meeting up somewhere like a park or McDonald’s (yay wifi!).
Plus, lets be honest… If I don’t have someone to talk besides the Mr and the kids, I’m probably going to be insane by next Christmas. It’s not that I don’t love my family, I do, with all my heart. Sometimes I just need interaction with other adults.

Alright, folks, I’ve got some homemade biscuits to make. Gotta get some grub in the family. Until next time….