Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Things I hate about moving....

Up until this last move I have always loved the adventure of moving someplace new. It is great because you can always reinvent yourself when you go someplace new. But there are things I HATE, HATE, HATE about moving to a new place. Here are just a few (feel free to add to the list).

1. Finding someone GOOD to cut and color your hair. I do believe this is the absolute worst. Think about the trust you place in the person cutting your hair. Oh, I think back to the time when I would walk in, sit down and she would say what do you want and I would reply whatever you think is cute. You see I could say this because I TRUSTED her and she never let me down. Now I have to find someone new and from recent experience it isn't a girl names Natalie! As I was leaving she was explaining how she would take $5 off for every referal I gave to her and I was thinking to myself....DOES SHE SEE MY HAIR, DOES SHE REALLY BELIEVE I AM GOING TO BE SENDING PEOPLE HER WAY??? So the hunt continues.
2. Finding new places to eat. I love going out to dinner. In fact it is one of my favorite things to do. When you have been somewhere for a long time you learn the lay of the land. You learn where to eat and where you should stay far away from. Finding new restaurants is hard on the wallet and sometimes the stomach.
3. Finding new friends for your children to play with. There we were, just me and Madelyn in the living room playing "match" when through the window she noticed a group of kids playing outside. She said mom where are my friends mom? And if that wasn't bad enough she went on to add "I miss my friends so much mom". Talk about guilt!
4. Finding new friends for myself. I love having friends and in fact in each place we have ever lived my girlfriends have been my life line but I sure don't like having to find new ones. I really feel like the new kid in school.
5. Finding new doctors and dentists. Enough said.

This is making me depressed so I better stop, but feel free to add to it!


emma jo said...

I feel your pain. The hair: you find someone with cute hair, anywhere and ask them not only WHERE but WHO does their hair. The restaurant dilemma: don't move to Connecticut and don't eat at Rexburg's Frontier Pies. And friends: when I figure it out I'll let you know...or just keep old ones!

Abby said...

Ah, I moved almost 3 months ago and am still feeling all of this...although the first 2 don't apply to me, luckily, bc my sis-in-law who lives here is a hair expert and there is no shortage of good places to eat in Las Vegas. BUT before I get obnoxious--the friend thing is tough, even with so many in-laws here. It's just not the same. I think you and I will both agree on the fact that we miss Emily. If only I had a calling at church--that 's usually a good place to start making friends! I was counting down the minutes for my visiting teachers to get here the other day--people who have to be interested in me! By the way, I agree with Em's advice on hair--find a person who's hair you love and ATTACK! And for now find a McDonalds and drown your sorrows in a happy meal.

mandee said...

I found a person who could cut hair yeah!!! And it only took one bad haircut to find her! Thank goodness the bad haircut was fixable! And yes Abby like you I miss Emily!!! Some of my best memories involve her and Clark and our time living on Hickory Hall Lane. Can you believe that we have lived here since June and I have yet to have visiting teachers assigned to me or been called as a visiting teacher myself? I even filled out the little sheet saying that I would love to be a visiting teacher. Weird.

Suebee said...

One of the few things that I like about moving is that no one knows me and I don't have to worry about anyone expecting me to be a certain way. I always think, this move I am going to dye my hair red before I meet anyone and act like an introvert. I never do it though. I always worry about finding a hair stylist to do the dye right.

mandee said...

Just ask Clark about trying to be someone new! Remember when he was going to pretend he was shy Emily? Can you imagine Clark shy? That is still funny!