Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I'm kinda nervous ...

I just thought I'd write something quickly before I start heading toward bed. Maybe it'll help me sleep ... not that lack of sleep is usually a problem ...

Tomorrow my friend Natalie (my school friend I was reunited with last year) is hosting a lunch for 7 or 8 of our old school friends (that number includes Nat and I). I'm really nervous and kind of scared about it. Apart from Natalie, I haven't seen any of these girls for 20 years.

Anyways, as an ice breaker, I've made up some of my customary mug mat gifties ... I started making the blocks yesterday and finished them up this afternoon.

Twenty years is a long time, and I know we've all grown up - in fact, it's quite possible that tomorrow may bring wonderful things, but I can't help but look toward it with trepidation. I'll let you all know how it goes ... I just wish I could face this all in a more positive manner ... it's just so unlike me to have this nervous outlook ... Have any of you faced something like this in the same way?

22 comments:

Debi said...

Your gifts will be the ice breaker. What a wonderful idea for a get together.

Screen Door said...

I love the gifts... I'd be your "back to school" friend any time. Just take it for what it is... a luncheon get together. It may be easier to forget them as old friends and look toward meeting them as new friends. Let's hope everyone grows up. Be confident in yourself (that's easy sitting here thousands of miles away)You've got your act together... don't let anyone tell you different. Let us know how it goes...

dot said...

The gifts are great. Everything will go well. Enjoy the day.

Doodlebug Gail said...

What wonderful gifts to bring to a situation which has you unsettled. I hope it all goes well and that everyone is adult enough to have a great time.

May Britt said...

You are going to have a great time together witht them. I have been on some school reuinons and it was so fun. All the other will be much older than you LOL and you can't figure out how they got so old when you still are young. Love your cup mats. They will too :)

Carolyn said...

Don't worry Tazzie, you'll have a great time. Be yourself and they'll love you! The gifts are great too...how can they not smile when they see them? Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Dawn said...

What wonderful ice breakers! Are they bound? I can't quite tell! I hope it goes well. You just won't know until you meet her I guess! My sister went to her 20 yr HS reunion and hadn't seen most of those people in 10 years. Found out that one of her friends (not a close friend) from band was now a girl!

Darlene said...

Relax and just be yourself - it's just fear of the unknown! And, remember that you don't have to see "her" again if you choose not to. :-)

The 'giftees' are terrific - you're a sweetie! If "she" doesn't like hers then send it to me, I'll love it and enjoy it. :-)

Cathi said...

Don't worry about anything! If this girl hasn't changed in the past 20 years and doesn't enjoy your company, then she is just a bit silly!!

The cup mat gifties are a great standby...might have to copy you on that for teacher presents this year!

julieQ said...

The mug mats are great...Everyone will keep theirs forever, I am sure!! This will help break the ice and have something to talk about. Have fun!! JulieK

Helen said...

I can imagine your anticipation. In 2000 I was in Australia for a congress and at the same time my year 12 was organizing a reunion. I thought it would be fun, so I changed my flight plans and also visited Sydney. I hadn’t seen them since 1982. What was most confronting was that most of the people had changed so much that I didn’t recognize hardly anyone. Also their lives were so different to mine. I was amazed that 18 years had such an impact.
The funny thing though, what was important then, just isn’t that important now. Usually we make it more difficult for ourselves; others usually don’t realise the influence they’ve had!
I hope you will enjoy your reunion and have many happy memories.

Ali Honey said...

Enjoy the ones you like Tazzie; afterwards you can keep contact or not; that's your choice.Your gifties are lovely.

I only feel like that about going to the dentist where I am headed today, so I think you will have a better time than me! Good luck!

Jodie said...

I understand completely how you are feeling, I don't sign up for those type of get togethers. I went to my 10 year school reunion but not the 20 year. I have kept in contact with a couple of friends from school but the rest - well our lives have all moved on.

I hope you have a nice lunch with these girls. If that one in particular hasn't changed then it is only one lunch and it will be over soon. If she has you may get on like a house on fire.

Will be think of you around lunchtime. The gifts you have made are a lovely thought.

Jodie

Pam said...

I hope you come home wondering what the fuss was all about!! Can't wait to hear how it all went. That was very nice of you to make these gifts for your old school chums.

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Rose said...

Im sure ull have a great time and the gifts r lovely (ur so thoughful) but id be nervous about seeing old High School friends, too much time has passed and too many changes!!!

Mary said...

Hope you have fun! I also fret when I have to be around people I have problems with but things usually aren't as bad as I expect them to be.

Anne Ida said...

Your display of mugs and mats are lovely, Tazzie. I'm sure they are received well - perfect ice breakers! Hope you all had a wonderful time!

Carmen said...

Your blog is very pretty.
Congratulations.
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Yvonne said...

Just enjoy yourself Tazzie....they will love you. Your gifts are awesome....what a sweet gesture. Have fun!

dee said...

Look at all that you have accomplished and still find time to make nice gifts for people you haven't seen in so long. They will be thrilled with the gifts and impressed with your achievments. Take some pics of the beautiful work that you do-tyhe oooooing and ahhhhing will drown out anything negative. Have a ball!

Debbie J. said...

I love the cup and mats. Do you have a description of how you make them and what you put in the mugs on your blog somewhere? I have been making coasters from 5 inch squares layered with quilt batting, but am interested in making some pieced ones like yours. Thanks, Debbie J.

Sandy said...

What a great idea! I know you will have tons of fun.

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