it’s always like this

October 2, 2008

good bad shitty

Filed under: absolutely fabulous, growing pains, just shoot me — notsojenny @ 11:43 am

good: road trips with M… i love being able to split the driving and actually take a nap late at night before it’s my shift

bad: when i wake up from said nap to find we’re 30 minutes past our exit

shitty: when my tired and cranky self blows up and tells him PULL OVER!  I’m driving!

good: the weather holding out so we could go to Six Flags NE… and the fact that no one was there so we never had to wait in any lines… roller coasters over and over and over (i love those days!)

bad:the rest of the days were mainly rainy so i did not get to go to the apple harvest festival OR durham fair.  boo!

good: i did still get some fried dough at SF though

good:going dress shopping with my mom, sister, S, and my nieces.  i may have found a dress… at least i’ve narrowed it to 2 anyway.

bad:not buying the one that’s half the price of my other choice because i’m not engaged and still can’t bring myself to put that kinda money down yet

good:getting my mother’s veil & headpiece which i’d already said i wanted.  even better was the dress my grandmother wore to my mom’s wedding which doesn’t fit my mom… i think i’m going to wear it as my going away dress at the end of the reception.

shitty: i really thought he was going to propose over this trip.  i was a little bummed about it yesterday

good:M did spend alot of time with my family and friends, even without me.  which i love. 

good:  watching NKOTB perform after drinks and dinner with my girls at the casino.  it was as great as i’d hoped… if i can ever learn how to upload video i’ll put some up.

bad: no time to actually sit down at a blackjack table and win some money (or go broke)

super shitty: not getting to do our meet & greet with the fab 5 because M and S’s husband totally botched our day by being over 30 minutes late with our cars… we’re both pissed… really pissed

bad: i can’t even talk about how upset i am that i missed that opportunity because M already feels awful and i don’t want to make him feel worse

good:M did pick me up some macintosh apples while i was at the concert (nothing says autumn like a crisp macintosh!)

good: getting my birthday gifts from S and my sister on this trip

bad:it appears that my mom didn’t even think about my birthday yet… umm, it’s about a week away.  feelin’ the love.

shitty:we talked about doing a birthday celebration to celebrate for my BIL, my niece, and me all at once.  but we didn’t.  it seemed like no one had any interest in celebrating my birthday at all on this trip.  either that or no one even thought about it.  birthdays are very important to me, and it really hurt my feelings that no one seems to care that they can’t spend my birthday with me and i was up there and hoped to celebrate early.  i guess everyone has finally settled into life without me… and it blows.  it’s been a big deal every year until now.   i don’t care if i’m acting like a spoiled brat either.

good: being home and getting ready to have an apple at lunch

~ today i learned… Mr. Rogers is an ordainder minister ~



  1. Wow, that’s a lot of ups and downs. But yay for yummy apples and no lines at SF :)

    Comment by littlespoon — October 2, 2008 @ 11:48 am

  2. I love apples. That’s all I could focus on while reading your post. And Macs are my favorite!

    Comment by 30dialogues — October 2, 2008 @ 12:42 pm


    Birthday’s are super important. I hate it when people don’t make a big deal about it.

    So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY again!

    Comment by Itty — October 3, 2008 @ 9:33 am

  4. Sorry about your roller coaster of a trip home :( But happy happy happy birthday!!!!

    Comment by stealthnerd — October 3, 2008 @ 9:54 am

  5. I have been having an apple everyday with my lunch. I love it. Also, I love fried dough. I also love when people call it ‘fried dough’ and not an ‘elephant ear’ like they do here. Was trying on dresses so much fun??? I don’t think I would be able to put the money down without the ring first either – but it will come in time. I know you’re tired of waiting, but it will come. Maybe he’s just trying to really catch you off guard.

    Comment by DanceintheRain — October 3, 2008 @ 10:26 am

  6. hurray for october babies! we are awesome.

    i completely understand about the gift thing though. that would make me more upset than someone forgetting my birthday. i tend to put a lot of time, thought, and money into my family member’s gifts.

    Comment by dmb5_libra — October 3, 2008 @ 11:11 am

  7. I really don’t think you’re being a spoiled brat about your birthday. I’ve always been in the camp that birthdays are super important, and when people don’t treat them that way–or when they otherwise don’t feel that way–it makes me really, really sad.

    Also, I think you’re showing a lot of grace by waiting so long for the ring. WHAT in the world is holding him up? He’d better have a seriously amazing proposal waiting, that’s all I’ll say.

    And the meet&greet. Grrrr. Man, is he lucky you love him so much! That is SO aggravating. Go you for still having a good weekend out of all of this! And enjoy your apples. One of my favorite parts of fall : )

    Comment by magda — October 3, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

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