Thursday, May 01, 2008

Making the effort

I am making the effort to be more social. The ball got rolling with me calling folks this past weekend. The result now has me and Pooka with plans tomorrow and Saturday evenings.

Friday, Pooka and I got invited to dinner with 2 other single parents who have children that go to Pooka's school and daycare. This should be interesting since I don't know very much about either of them. Part of me wants to cancel and just stay home, but stepping out of the comfort zone is the only way to make progress.

Saturday we are meeting with Lsbnmom, her friends, and all the kids at a restaurant for dinner. I've met everyone already so this will just be to get a grown up drink and share a laugh. I really need to get on the ball an organize the next ladies hang out night. So much has happened since the end of 07 so we haven't been getting together monthly like we planned.

Tuesday there is a luncheon at one of the local country clubs. It's the hospitals way of thanking the volunteers for their help. I've made the choice to try to do more than look around, eat my food, look around some more and come back to work and blog about it! LOL! I still don't know what I am going to wear and I really don't want to buy anything. If I starve from now till Tuesday I might fit into the red outfit I have...maybe. *sigh* Where are my bananas? *side note* Does anyone besides me think about that Holla Back song when they write or type out the word bananas?

I've initiated an invite to LadyKat, someone I haven't hung out with in a while to get the kids together at the park, let the kids play themselves out, then go to the buffet pizza joint near by. Something entertaining yet cheap. I can't really afford to be going out like that right now. Trying to save my duckettes for my birthday in July! YAY!

So yeah, I am making the effort cuz nobody can do it for me.


Freaky Deaky said...

I hope you enjoy your time socializing. Try not to end up butt ass naked on the bar. :o)

Ladynay said...

I hope so too.

Being on the bar naked coyote ugly style was the first thing on my agenda! LOL!

kasandra said...

Have a drink for me!!

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

I'm sure you and Pooka will enjoy this weekend. I like socializing with others.

Ladynay said...

I will Kasandra, but only one cuz I have to drive home after the meal is over. :-)

Southern, yeah I know.I've seen the socializing pictures! LOL! The more I do it the easier it will be for me to deal in a social setting with folks I don't know. In a clinic type setting I have no problem for some reason. Maybe it's cuz I know that the person won't be in my presence for longer than 45 minutes to an hour! LOL

YoungBlack&DL said...

I think you are the only one who thinks of that song, when you mention bananas..LOL I really never listen too much to Black Eye Peas, so they aren't in my quick train of thoughts.

Anyway congrats to you and your new found social agenda. Your an up and coming socialite. Just not so high maintenace.

I'm pretty good in social settings. I can be quite fun at times. The problem I have at times, is the initial introduction. I can talk up a cool anything. I learned that working in retail. It's just the initial intro. I feel awkward, just going up to someone, and starting to talk. I just feel like they are thinking, "What the hell is this person doing talking to me?"
That;s just because, that's what I am thinking, when someone new just starts talking to me.
"Who the hell is this?"
I've made progress on that however.

Now when we are at a sit down table or introduced by someone else. I become a delight in the social setting. It be on like popcorn.

Anyway congrats!

LsbnMom said...

Hey now! They are your friends too! Does that mean we arent friends cause of our connection? C'mon now! They enjoy being around you!

Darius T. Williams said...

So - all the effort last week paid off, huh? Good for you!

TrinaBeingTrina said...

Well you go ahead you little social butterfly! Hahaha Maybe you and Pooka will become socialites.

BTW.. I love the B-A-N-A-N-A-S song

labellanoire said...

Have a drank for me too!!

Ladynay said...

YB&DL I think everyone has a bit of "who are you and why are you talking to me" type thought when someone they don't know starts chit chatting with you.

Lsbnmom, It isn't the same. Me and K or me and T don't hangout without you being there. You and I hangout without the person that connects us.

Darius, yeah it's doing something, now I gotta deal with it. LOL!

Heeeeeeeeeeey there Trina! I don't want to be a socialite. I just want to expand my circle a little bit more.

Bella, I've have one for you and one for Kasandra after I have one for me. Then I may have to stop! LOL

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

thats a good thing, being more sociably and even better, stacking them chips for the bday

Ladynay said...

Yeah, I plan on getting out of Raleigh for my birthday weekend so a few extra dollars are required! :-)