I spent the rest of that night and ALL of Saturday on the couch with nausea and stomach cramps. I think it will be a long time before I want pizza again - so sad. It was such a wasted weekend! I hate that! I did push myself that evening to at least get Naomi bathed and myself showered so we could hopefully try to make it to 8am church on Sunday. I felt fine Sunday morning (and thank goodness I had showered the night before) so we made it to church!
Naomi said the opening prayer in primary. She spent the entire rest of the day praying randomly. Even more funny is our lesson the week before in Family Home Evening had been about prayer. We taught her the steps and why we do it. That did not provoke an entire day of praying however.
Being in a new home once again - we are forced, I mean, attempting to find some new couple friends to hang out with. We are hoping for at least one couple who has a kid or two. We tend to find couples without kids to hang out with. It would be nice to have someone around for Naomi to play with. All of our friends have kids after we aren't living close anymore. I always get into these slumps when we are trying to make friends. I assume that none of them actually want to be friends with us. I find all of our flaws as a couple and why they don't want us around, besides the easy answer that everyone is already full up of friends. The little boy the on old TV show Freaks and Geeks pointed it out perfectly, "I don't need anymore friends, I already have 2. Who needs more than 2 friends?". I feel that everyone around us feels that they already have 2 friends, why get more!
I even find myself stopping conversations short (without fully realizing it) when someone mentions that their husband will be done school this summer or they are moving next month. Honestly, what is the point in carrying the conversation any further? The friendship is not possible! Its a lost cause! I read an article in my Real Simple that captured my feelings about this perfectly - I would post it here if I could. The author stated that its like dating all over again, only this time we have to find two people who fit both of our personalities. Brian and I are constantly giving each other "dating" tips - what to say, how to act. Its ridiculous! But such a necessary evil.
Brian is great and has made cream puffs every weekend thus far to take over to people's houses to win friends. Nothing has come of it yet. Brian is also a little naive and always thinks we have found the perfect couple. He doesn't see little signs like when people want to leave or when he talks for an hour about the evils of Utah and both in the couple are from here! He is also always forgetting that we want a couple with kids - its on the order form! With people who have kids though, the order gets harder to fill. We have to have similar parenting styles. The kids have to be able to play with each other.
*sigh* The requirements go on and on. Will we ever again have couple friends? We can only hope! The search continues...