Life has gotten a little boring around here. Just waiting for the baby to arrive and the women I currently know work full time so I don't have much to do from Sunday after Amazing Race until Survivor on Thursday. I am a pretty social person, but became quite the hermit while living in Calgary. I didn't so much like the hermit phase so I took my first step back into the land of the living-I started going to the Ladies Morning Out at the church. I've only gone one week so far and we ended up a bit late so I had to just sneak into the back. I ended up next to the current worship leader who felt the need to share 42 times. Now I'm not a shy person, as long as I go to a new situation with someone I know, so this was a bit of a stretch for me. There was the obvious two clicks, young mothers and old mothers. I am so intimidated by the young mothers, but not exactly looking for a best friend in the old mothers. It's going to be interesting I'm sure. We're doing a study all together as a group which is great as I can take my time to ease in and meet people and do my best to meet them I will. But that's not what this post was supposed to be about.
Afterwards I had to wait around to register because of the late arrival and while awkwardly waiting by the table people came up and introduced themselves to me-sorta. See they all assume that because Nick knows them he's told me of them and I therefore should know them. It is true that 90% of the people I can link to a story Nick has told me, but not until an excruciating explanation to Nick about what they look like!! So very funny. I'm really not sure how to handle the awkwardness of it all. Right now all the conversations start the same:
"So you're excited for the new baby?"
"Yep we are!"
"That will be a great way to spend Christmas."
"Yeah, I'm hoping I don't go too overdue this time."
"So when are you actually due?"
"In about 10 days."
"What????" then awkward red faces and a lot of back pedalling etc. etc. "Are you sure? You're so small."
"You're right I'm actually due in January but this way maybe you'll go buy me a present and bring it next week!"
What do they mean am I sure? It's true I don't stick out way in the front, but my hips are officially on opposite sides of the continent!
Ah the awkwardness of meeting new people! At least making sure I''m polite and not laughing at them keeps me from peeing myself. Seriously, where do those muscles go???