What a week so far...I've got old friends coming out of the woodwork :)
Yesterday I noticed a message from a friend saying that another friend had sent me a message on a forum we used to frequent. I went to check it out, and sure enough, they were telling me about another site to check out. Done! I've reconnected with several friends from wayyy back in my pre-married days. (well, pre-this marriage, anyway...)
Today I was in the kitchen getting my lunch ready, and the phone rang. It was a friend I used to work with over ten years ago! She got my married name from another friend I email with infrequently. We caught up for a few minutes and plan to get together soon. She kept getting really stuck on the fact that I have a baby. See, I knew her back in my very independent days, when I didn't plan on having kids. Surprise!
And this is all thanks to the internet. It's a week I really needed all this extra feeling of 'connectedness.' Our weekend trip was with a bunch of people who have known each other for years and years. They are totally cool and welcoming of us, but sometimes I miss not having friends that are really 'roots' to my past.
I don't really talk to people I went to high school with (other than the one who messaged me on MySpace last week - yet another blast from the past!), and my college experience was non-traditional. I was a commuting student for a while, then went into an accelerated/adult program, so I didn't make the sort of life-long friends a lot of people talk about from college.
How long have you had your friends?