Tonight we brought the babies to Gramma’s house where they will be spoiled rotten so we can go get our Star Wars on. I lost sight of Twitter when she left her cage for a hiding spot in the basement. When I finally located her I picked her up so I could show her where the litter box was and I nuzzled my face into the fur of her back. She smelled like pee already. I am guessing the hiding spot she found was already marked by Georgie the last time everyone was over.
We are looking forward to a very relaxing vacation. Our only firm plans are to see some guy‘s comedy set live and in person. And to see Warwick Davis, because we love him. And to, of course, see the new Star Tours ride as tribute to our Last Tour to Endor back in 2010. Other than that, we are winging our dark side adventure, and that’s the way we like it.
Sometimes I feel like I am the only one taking things seriously. And then I stop being self absorbed for a second and realize there are several more people sitting on the other end of an issue thinking the same thing. If only we could all harness our caring into productive steps to resolve problems, and stay motivated to keep them resolved!
Today Dawg and I went to the movies to see The Campaign. We had originally intended to go see The Bourne Legacy after I pleaded with Dawg to not see The Expendables 2 during opening weekend. I can’t have people touching my arm right now, and the idea of a crowded theater made me fearful of this happening if we lined up with the crowd for the opening weekend movie. When we left the apartment we had intended to spend some time with dropping off the laundry but the paper sign on the shuttered building said “Closed Saturday / Family Emergency” so we went straight to California Pizza Kitchen instead where we learned that my favorite Korean BBQ steak tacos had been removed from the menu due to lack of popularity by people who are too stupid to enjoy the tastiest tacos on Earth, but whatever you jerks, I’ll make them myself. I got a thin crust pepperoni and applewood smoked bacon pizza.
Even though we had very slow service at CPK because our server was also the bartender, we were an hour earlier to the movie theater than previously anticipated and decided to see The Campaign instead. I don’t know what was wrong with the water at the theater but they could not sell us fountain soda today so I got a popcorn and a bottled Dasani water, at room temperature because they kept running out of the bottles in the cooler since that was the only beverage they could sell, so had to keep restocking. I really enjoyed drinking that water with my popcorn. I think I’ll get water again next time.
It’s not really a crisis, but I have done a lot of reflecting on life since my birthday in July.
I came to a few conclusions:
I have chosen a few different things than I was taught to choose while growing up, such as being married with babies in a house with a garage and two cars in it by now, and I am happy to have chosen differently. I still look forward to those things someday if they’re in the cards, but I am so happy and (blessed) in my life that I can wait. And, by wait I mean be happy with how things are right now and re-evaluate again a bit later.
Also, I want to wear a ring again. I never wore rings until I was married. I wore one for 7 years of marriage. I then separated and divorced, so have stopped wearing one for 5 years. I want to wear one, but I don’t need to keep waiting for one to be given to me. So, I’ve decided on fashion rings that are clearly not infringing upon the promise/engagement/marriage areas. I have chosen a “Poppy” ring for my first new ring.
It’s big and heavy and will look even better when my nails are painted, and I can’t quite figure out which hand I want to wear it on, but I love it. And I gave it to me, because I love me.
Also also, I am finally accepting that it’s ok to be an adult Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm but a kid outside of work. Being an adult 24/7/365 is horrible.
And also also also, I really miss my Vermont (and Tennessee) family and would like to figure out how to incorporate them more into my life. I have tended to put an emphasis on visiting friends every time I have returned to Vermont, but when we all rallied for my maternal grandmother’s funeral I realized how awesome my family really is and that I love them so much.