We just moved to SE Olympia from NE Iowa. We've been here 2 weeks, but I've yet to meet anyone except the other people on our street. They don't seem all that friendly or on my wavelength. I'm used to moving and at this point I'm just kind of done with putting in so much effort to meet new people and make friends. But yesterday I found out that my husband is going to deploy December 7th (we thought it would be April). This is such a kick in the teeth. We could have just stayed in Iowa and been near family and friends. We just spent 10 months apart because the army is so stupid and illogical and dishonest. Now we get 3 months and he's gone again for a year. So if I don't make friends I'm on my own. Oh, and he also is in a unit that gets no phone or internet access! Fantastic!
I could probably find a lot of groups on the army base to meet people, but while I'm sure I might find one or 2 people who are on the same page as me, I'm more likely to feel out of place and weird.
The other hurdle is, we only have one vehicle right now and he uses it for work. He leaves at 5am and gets home anywhere from 5pm to midnight. So I can't go many places unless it's on a bus route or walkable from my house.
I've been trying to find things to take the kids to, but the meetup groups all seem to be for younger kids (I have a 6, 4 and 1 year old) and/or too judgey in their description of themselves. While I fit into what they're saying, I'm not interested in only being friends with one type of person. I can't find anything on Facebook either.
So any suggestions? I live nearish College and Yelm hwy. I have 2 girls (6 and 4) and a boy (1 year). I like to knit. My eldest is Type 1 diabetic. I'm nursing my son. My eldest is in school, but I might homeschool the 4 year old. I love to cook and eat food! I just recently started getting into rehabbing furniture. So, those are the kinds of things that interest me. Please help me not fall into a solitary depression!