The Once-A-Week Club

@joizee (502)
Philippines
April 25, 2013 6:51pm CST
Let me tell you about the new club in town: OAW or the once-a-week club! Since I got pregnant, I got new circle of friends. My husband's friends and their wives became my closest friends until now. I cherish this set of new friends because they've proven our relationship is beyond friendship - we're siblings by heart. I can remember them helping us our when our house was flooded by the storm. We never asked them to help us but they visited us and upon seeing our situation, they immediately called a row boat and insisted us to leave now. I can never forget that... These are the friends that don't need asking, they'll always be there for you no matter what. Moreover, they usual visit us here in the apartment every once a week. Our apartment became our hangout place. And when they visit, the guys always end up in a drinking session. LOL! Then us, wives, end up gossiping, double LOL! And our kids also play together and since my daughter is the youngest and the only girl, they play running or drawing almost all the time. We also love to travel as a group. Road tripping, spontaneous trips, house-to-house parties, jogging and so on - but we only do it once a week as well. Yeah even exercising, LOL! Do you name your group? What is it? Have you found new friends and how are you now? Thanks for sharing :)
1 person likes this
5 responses
@jenny1015 (13380)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
The group of friends that I am with are the former classmates I had back in Grade School and High School. Well, we rarely have time to be together coz half of us now is in the USA. And those that were left in our country are busy with work. I am the only stay at home mom, and I seldom get the chance to join them coz for some reasons. Anyway, we have been calling ourselves as "US Girls" since High School.
1 person likes this
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Nice name, Jenny ;) I rarely see or hear from the high school friends ever since I got married and had a baby. They always say they don't invite me to go out or to meet because "I'm busy with the child". I didn't argue anymore because they already said "they don't want to invite me" in the first place. So I'm definitely happy and much happier finding new friends that can keep me company with my new civil status :)
@jenny1015 (13380)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Atleast you still have friends around you. That's all that matters. Keep safe!
1 person likes this
@mariaperalta (19089)
• Mexico
26 Apr 13
Thats great to hear. Its always great to meet and have new friends in life. Especailly away from ones family.
1 person likes this
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
That's true. I haven't visited my mother's for two weeks now. Been busy for a lot of things. And now that you mentioned, tomorrow weekend, I shall make time to visit her. Thanks for responding :)
• Mexico
26 Apr 13
Great idea !!! enjoy your visit with her. have a super friday there.
1 person likes this
@lizziegee (297)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
I don't have much time for socializing now that I have three kids. Plus, their dad is working overseas so I have to really focus and devote my time to taking care and nurturing them. It's good for you that you have such a group. :)
1 person likes this
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Hi Lizzie! That's OK dear, is it better to focus yourself and be entertained in other forms because of the kiddies ;) I hope you can still stay in touch with old friends even via online :) Have a good weekend!
@kingparker (9693)
• United States
26 Apr 13
I love to have a group like that. We can share our recent status, and make friends to talk anything we can. I really much enjoy such group. But in reality, I don't have one around me, and I always end up lonely by my own. Maybe I fail to select the type of friends we want to hang out with. I am very much envy up here. I hope that I can join your group too.
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
*hugs* Don't feel lonely, man, you're here in myLot and we're all friends here ;) Even not physically, we can talk about things anytime, any where ;) Sure! You can join the club! And the first rules of OAW, you don't talk about OAW Haha! We can make our own friends here and hopefully, you can find one soon. I'll be the first! ;)
@Raine38 (9201)
• United States
26 Apr 13
That's a pretty cool set of friends you have there. I have to admit that I am envious because most of my friends are back there. When I moved here 3 months ago, I have to start all over again, from licenses to IDs, work, school and even friends and places to hang out with.
1 person likes this
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Hi Raine38! Awww... I understand how much adaptation you need to do to settle in a new land. It's difficult to be the new guy, unless the local people are very much approachable and friendly that you wouldn't feel so new at all. Hopefully, you can find your own club and have that activity that you can only spend with them. Deepening your friendship together. Take care raine :)