Saturday, November 15, 2008

Went to my first crop last night

Scrapbooking Boulevard has a crop every Friday night. After 9 months of living in this town I FINALLY went... woohoo go me. :) It was my first time ever going to any crop. I realized though, being a SAHM now, I haven't had much adult interaction in ages! I felt so awkward! When I got there, there was only one seat left, and I guess someone else usually sat there, but wasn't there right now... walking around looking for a chair when they were all taken reminded me of Forrest Gump on the bus (minus Jenny who says "you can sit here"!) Then when the person did come later, and they had to rearrange themselves, I just felt so out of place. I guess it didn't help that where I sat was with a group of ladies who have known each other for years, visit eachother's homes on a regular basis, attend all sorts of scrapping events together... etc... etc... It's hard sitting there being the newbie!! I tried to make small talk here and there when something came up that I could relate to, but nobody really talked back to me.

I know it doesn't help at all that I've been a SAHM since February, and now with a toddler and a newborn, my world revolves around diapers, crayons, toy cars, The Backyardigans, bottles, and temper tantrums... lol... makes for a difficult conversation starter when that's all I've done for so many months.

Nevertheless, it was still great to be able to sit away from the boys' and DH to work on some projects. I almost completed two layouts, I just need a few finishing touches to put on with my Cricut. I made a double page layout for Elijah's first time trick or treating, and AJ's 2 months old layout. Then I spruced up my "mini jotter" for Jessica Sprague's stories at hand class, and also started hole punching the prompts for the album in that class (since my album just came in the mail yesterday! woohoo!)

I sat there last night and thought, "Man, I wish I knew some other Creating Keepsake message board-ers here right now..." BUT, I'm not going to be discouraged by it! I'm going to try and go again next week, and keep going. I think with time I'll feel more comfortable (since I know half the problem last night was just ME not used to being around adults anymore) and start to get to know other people. I'll just try and sit somewhere next time that isn't with the people who have known each other for years...!

Anyways, that was my night! I'll post some piictures of my layouts later when I've finished it all up!


Momma E said...

That's great that you got out and had some time for yourself! Don't worry - if you go a few more times you will have plenty to talk about with everyone. :)

Sarah said...

i know how u feel mommy! i used to be a "social butterfly" and now i have a hard time carrying on a conversation with anyone but kruise! If i do talk to someone,it always goes back to my babies and much of time,theres not much in common! i wish i had people to talk to on a more regular basis,,i hate feeling weird! lol,,good job getting out there!

Christi said...

Way to go! I know how you feel. I used to feel so comfortable going out and doing things and now I'm so uncomfortable that I just don't go. I haven't been to a crop and I think they would be so much fun. I don't even know where they do them in my area. LOL Thanks for posting your blog on the SIH forum. I love reading new blogs. Your kids are adorable.