I have gone from being at home all day every day to having an opportunity to go out almost every day of the week!
I started by taking Kalten to the library every Wednesday. They have a program for ages 2-5, but he's so not ready to do the sit-and-listen thing, so we just go play with the toys and read, and take home a few books and maybe a movie. Since books are due three weeks from the day you borrow them and movies give you one week, we just always make it on Wednesdays. In the summer, we spend less time at the library and then go to a park. Sometimes I pack a lunch for us, too. I am looking forward to doing that again.
Now there is a playgroup at church on the first and third Mondays of each month. There is also a Tuesday/Thursday playgroup somewhere else, but I just don't have the desire to pack both the kids up for two or three days of group in a week, especially since we'd have to work around Paul's school schedule. Twice a month is good for me.
I was also told I should go to the moms' Bible study on Tuesdays (they have free child care!) so I started that today. Kalten is always up for any reason to go hang out in the nursery, so I don't get "mommy-guilt" for leaving him, and Coen came with me. A lot of the moms are the same ones who do the playgroups, and others I already know from church.
I used to complain that I don't have any friends around here, but I never tried to go out and make new friends or anything. I just figured that everyone already has their groups of friends and I wouldn't "fit in" but I'm finding that's not really the case. I'm thankful for these opportunities to get out and meet people.