Thursday, March 15, 2007

How Can it be Thursday Already?

This week is going by really fast. I think it might be the Daylight Saving time thing. By the time I fully wake up, it's one o'clock in the afternoon. :) Makes for a fast work day.

I've had so many thoughts...both good, bad and indifferent....jumbled in my brain these last few days that it's hard to pin down a thought long enough to blog about it.

However, I'm going to try to focus. So, my friends, lend me your ear for a moment, while I vent:

One of my oldest and dearest friends (who doesn't read this blog) is driving me nuts. And let me tell you, that's a short trip to start with. I'm halfway to nuts already! :)

Eventually, if she gets a computer and has time, she may read this blog and if she happens upon this post, I hope she will not recognize herself in this post. Maybe she will, maybe she won't. I do have a lot of friends. Old and new. So I will attempt to remain vague.

She isn't TRYING to drive me nuts. She's actually a very loving, caring person. She just IS driving me nuts.

This isn't the first time she's driven me nuts over the years, as we are close like sisters, so it is, I suppose, inevitable that we would get on one another's nerves from time to time.

I've told her, in a round-a-bout way how I feel, but I have to be delicate about this, because like me, she's hyper-sensitive. I found this out years and years ago as youngsters when I yelled at her for something and she still brings it up to this day.

I can't go in to details, but I just want to go into a sound proof room and scream REALLY loud and then be done with it.

The thing of it is, I don't think the situation is going to get any better, and I think eventually I'm going to have to have a talk with her about these issues. Stuff is just building up and building up until I'm to the point now where I don't want to see her at all, just to avoid any potential conflict. And that just chaps my caboose (boo-yah, J.F.!), because we have such a good time together...usually.

I value our friendship, and I was told by many a wise folk a while back ago to avoid this situation at all costs, that for the sake of any close relationship, I should avoid this particular course of action, but I was trying to help my friend and her family. I really didn't have any choice at all but to reach out, and when I did she seemed quite grateful. It justs seems like where gratitude once was, irritation now rules. And that irritation is irritating me.

I make a habit of trying to look at things from all sides...."How would I feel in this situation." But man, the more I think about it, the more I think I would just be grateful and I sure as heck wouldn't be so nitpicky!

UGH! Say a prayer for me, would you? I'm confusing myself here, and dragging you along with me. ;)

Despite this particular plight, I am having a pretty decent week.

Jo had his tooth removed today. We arrived at the oral surgeon's office at 7:58 a.m., for his 8 a.m. appointment. We walked out of the office, tooth in tow at 8:20. Talk about quick! It was so much easier than either of us thought it would be! When the tooth was gone, the surgeon said, "You're all done." Jo, who was loopy from laughing gas, looked around, puzzled. He said, "It doesn't FEEL like I'm done!" ;) He's so cute, I swear!

Last night Jess and Jon and I sat around writing our, "Ten things I like about you" list. We had such a good time with that! I'm going to try to remember to bring them in and scan them so I can share them here. I think they'd have more impact if you saw them in our handwriting.

Josh is on the track team (sprinter) and is putting in applications for a job. I am thrilled about that, because this course of action delays him getting his driver's permit. He won't have time to work, run track, lift for football and take driver's ed at the same time. He has some court costs to pay and some damages to pay for in the house, then he will have to work on paying for track fees. That was the deal. We'll allow him some of his check, but the majority, starting out, will go to his obligations. Basketball ended up costing us so much in gas, fees, sponsorship, fundraising, etc., that we said he can only run track if he pays the fees himself. Fortunately, practice is right after school, so we will not have to drive 20 minutes to take him, then 20 minutes back, then 20 minutes to pick him up and 20 minutes back. That was monotonous.

Robert and I are going to try to go see one of our favorite comedians "Pat Godwin" here at one of our local comedy clubs this weekend. It's been awhile since we've gone to the comedy club, and I think we could both use a laugh right now. Pat Godwin has a song that just cracks us up called "Gangsta Folk." If I can find a video on Youtube, I'll post it here. We'll see what I can come up with.

Okay, that's it for right now. Nothing else major going on.

How's life treating you? Good, I hope! Only one day 'till Friday! Hang in there!


Elliemarie said...

Good to hear from you!

Your Jo sounds like such a little cutie! I'm glad his tooth is all fixed up-I hate the dentist!

I had a friend when I was younger who would drive me nuts to a point where I couldn't even be around her, even though she was best friend, so I can understand where you are coming from. And with her being hyper-sensitive, I can see how it would be hard to talk to her about it, but you also have to consider how all this is making YOU feel and talking to her may be the best course of action.

Best of luck to Josh finding a job. The responsiblity will be good for him, plus you always feel better when you earn the money in your pocket on your own.

Have fun at the comedy club-it's sounds like so much fun!

neicybelle said...

ugh...have been so busy this week! and tired too...time changes do that to me. it doesn't help that when i wake up it's so pitch dark outside...yuck!

i will keep you in my prayers...relationships are so complicated...i'm having trouble with ky right now...i do wish you the courage and wisdom you need to deal with her.

i think of josh often...i do keep your family in my prayers...

i love our comedy club! have a good laugh! it does wonders for stressed out souls!

Holli said...

YEAH!! it's Friday now!
Just a thought - perhaps you should think back on something you may have said or did that could have be misconstued (sp?) w/ your friend. Just a thought! And so you know... I'm not hypersensitive so you can always come to me because I'm very upfront and in your face kind of person.
Glad everything on the home front is going well. Have a GREAT FUN time this weekend!