Last Tuesday I gave the local CUUPs chapter another chance. I stopped going after my first visit because 1) I was ill for their next meeting, 2) scheduling with Weretoad complicated travel and 3) I was honestly unimpressed with the meeting. They spent most of it discussing the food to serve - an activity better relegated to a sign-up sheet or an online forum. I was disgruntled and returned to my solitary den, emerging only to celebrate with Muin Mound in Syracuse.
I decided that I had enough of being so alone. I love my grovies and cherish the time I spend with them, but it's not enough. I need to make friends up here as well. CUUPs, with its open, bi-monthly meetings seemed like the best bet. Only...for a few weeks it seemed they had disbanded. The organizer's computer was at the 'puter doctor, hence the poor communication.
My most recent foray into the CUUPs world was more enjoyable. The meeting was held outside where I was able to admire the lovely church grounds. There were more people than last time. We all discussed our experiences and/or research on lunar rituals and traditions. I was called a living book because of my knowledge on Celtic lore. This amused me because, compared with some people in ADF, I'm such a noob. Weretoad was at work so I didn't feel like I had to leave right away in sympathy for his boredom. I stayed and chatted with several people about Druidism, green/hedge/kitchen witchcraft, auras, and local shops. It felt so good to talk with like-minded people in my new hometown. Perhaps I just wasn't ready last time... Or perhaps the group has progressed in their organization?
I guess we'll see how it goes. :)
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