Saturday, July 16, 2011

Life Changes....Damn It!

I always hate it when bloggers post to say how very busy they have been but they promise to blog more in the I won't say that. However, it is true to say that I have been quite busy lately. This is because of visits to family, library conferences in New Orleans and because my friends have not learned to schedule their major life changes in a way that is more convenient for me.

I have three friends moving this month. My best friend has already moved to California and his wife is moving there at the end of this month. It was kind of a two for one deal and I must say, losing two friends at once makes me very unhappy. Truly I am so happy Keith and Janet are pursuing their dream and I know they will love it but, but... what about me? Consequently, I am now in the market for new best friends and also, someone who will come get me if I break down on the side of the road at 2 am, who will come over and rake my leaves in the fall, who will remind me I need haircuts and then actually do it for me and who will indulge my passion for geeky board games. These roles may, or may not, be filled by the same applicant. Pay will be in books, lots and lots of books.

About three weeks later my friend Erin announced she is moving to Chicago. Once again, it is a fabulous job opportunity and it will be so much fun for her but I will miss her as well. The successful applicant for her position will go shopping with me, listen to my dating angst, oooh and awww over new kittens and help me brainstorm about work. Ideally this applicant should have an MLS or, at the very least, work in a library setting. She must also have impeccable taste in clothing and accessories.

Between Janet freaking out about packing and Erin freaking out about packing and me freaking out about them packing I am finding it difficult to find time for the little things. For example, another friend had her baby this week and I am still struggling to find a time to head over to her place to visit the baby and take tiny books to start her off right.

I am however booked to go to a house warming party for Brent, who has just purchased his first home, despite all my warnings.

1 comment:

Keith Sader said...

Awww, we'll miss you too! You must come and visit - or make sure that ALA is always in Anaheim!