Yeah, I try to be friendly as much as I can, but I kinda think that looking for real friendships just ain't gonna happen! There is a local mom's group, and my awesome SIL is in it. I almost joined before, but it was all during my miscarriage and I was too emotional then. I might try again!
I totally hear you on the older women, Danielle! I'm lucky to have married the baby of the family, so my SILs are a tad older and they're wonderful. My DH's cousins are great, too. I wish they lived a little closer! We visit regularly at least.
I don't really need a pile of friends. I like my personal space a lot. It's tough feeling alienated, that's all. Phooey on them!
Lauren married to DH since 9/07
Catholic, homeschooling mama to DD1 (9/08), DD2
(8/10), and DD3