It’s been almost six months, and I still can’t get this off my mind. What did I do wrong? How can I fix it? Why do I even want to fix it? Why do I feel like it’s somehow all my fault? How can you hate someone for two whole years, all the while pretending to be their best friend?
If anyone had asked me who my best friend was, I would have said C. I’ve not had a real best friend since high school and I was really happy to have found someone who felt the same way about things that I did. We both shared a love of horror movies, the more terrible and cheesy the better. We spent many evenings watching them while the boys went out and played. She got married young and eloped to do it, so she understood some of the things Noah and I have gone through as a really young married couple. Plus it was nice to just have another married couple to hang out with. They came over once a week and ate my cooking, and then usually hung out with us on the weekends too. She is a lot like my husband, whom I love dearly, so I could really understand and relate to her. I called her twice a week and we talked for an hour while I drove to class; it was the highlight of my day. I got her my amazing job with an amazing boss that was really perfect for her and really close to her husband’s job so they could carpool. I confided things in her that I haven’t even told my husband. I confided things to her about our relationship, my job, and just me in general. Things I was afraid of and things I wanted most in the world.
They got pregnant and we were happy for them and supported them b/c that’s what friends do. We made sure that if we went out to eat, we went places that had food she could eat b/c of her gestational diabetes. When I cooked, I made sure I made things she was allowed to have. We ditched our other friends to hang out with them b/c our other friends didn’t want to hang out with pregnant people. We shopped for baby gifts and were so incredibly excited. We talked about where we would go and what we would do after they had the baby and how we wanted to come to their house and hang out if they couldn’t go out b/c we were so happy for them.
The baby came and we were so excited he was here. I took off an afternoon of work and got chewed out for it so I could go see him. I wanted to hold him and babysit for him from the moment I saw him. I told them how beautiful he was and listened to them talk about his birth and all the bodily functions he had done so far.
We tried to hang out with them after the baby was born and come to their house so Noah could see him, and they always had other things to do and were always busy. Finally I just asked what was wrong and they informed me that I had upset them at the hospital when I came to visit. They explained, I didn’t see things the same way but I apologized b/c I definitely didn’t want to hurt their feelings. They emailed Noah behind my back and asked him if they could hang out with him and not me. It came out that apparently they had hated me for the whole two years of our friendship and only put up with me for Noah. They called me a slut and a horrible person and told him that he could do better than a bitch like me.
I still have the emails they sent listing out in detail what a horrible person I am. I still think about what they said about me and about how a really important part of two year of my life was a sham and I was the only one who didn’t know. I don’t know how you play someone like that. I don’t know how you carry on hour long conversations with someone you can’t stand. I don’t know how you go to their house every week and eat their food and make conversation and accept their gifts when you can’t stand them. I don’t know how you think you can call me a slut and a bitch and still believe that Noah is going to hang out with you and choose you over me, his wife. Most of all, I don’t know why I’m still this upset. I still cry when I think about it. It came completely out of nowhere. I was totally surprised by everything they said. They in no way led me to believe they didn’t like me. We hang out with people now, and it’s like I’m waiting for the ax to fall. I’m waiting for them to say that they too have hated me the whole time and only put up with me for Noah. It sucks for him too. J, C’s husband, was Noah’s best friend. They talked about cameras and hung out together. J was one of Noah’s only friends to actually be interested the same things Noah was. J sent an apology email. Sort of. Not apologizing for what they said, but apologizing for the fact that he and Noah couldn’t be friends anymore because of “the way things turned out.”
How do you let go?
Wow? Two nights in a row?
First of all, a NordicTrack is actually a very useful exercise machine. It has three stride lengths to work three different parts of you body. And it costs less than two people gym membership and you get to keep it more than a year. But we might buy a TV instead, or save the money, or use it to to Vegas or NC (but not NC if Mim keeps being mean to me).
Went ice skating tonight, but…didn’t skate. I had to hold little children’s hands so they wouldn’t fall. While big children tried to make me fall. I realized that I don’t mind tutoring. I have learned to relax a bit when I’m tutoring. I don’t feel so pressured. It’s nice.
The blogging world makes me feel less alone. I read people’s blogs and their me.me’s and I realize that a lot of people are just like me! Weird, but comforting.
Well it’s Tuesday. Tuesday after Thanksgiving Break. Which I must say is not the best day in the world. I love Wednesdays b/c they are Writing Wednesdays (clever, I know) so the morning goes quickly. I put on music, the kids write, I edit their writing, they do a final draft. Morning is over moving on to afternoon. I like Thursdays and Fridays b/c the kids have specials on and off in the mornings so I only have all six for one hour and on Thursdays we spend that hour in Kindergarten. So Tuesdays aren’t that great. And especially the ones after a break. It’s like on Monday the kids are psyched to get back to school and then on Tuesday they realize that they are back at school. Damn that sucks. Also, this morning I could not get out of bed for anything. I didn’t crawl my ass out of bed until 7:33. I have to leave for work at 8:15 at the latest. There went my shower.
Anyways…some good news.
#1. Not pregnant. Always a yay. My homemade morning after pill actually worked but now I’ve got my period two weeks in advance. Thanks pills.
#2. No flat tire. Stupid me and stupid curbs are like lovers or something. I always rub against them when I park and mroe often than not, I hit them when I’m turning a corner. I hit one Sunday night (thanks rain and thanks Noah for being unable to turn the heater off for yourself so I’m trying to turn and turn off the heater at the same time) and was 99% sure that I had a flat tire. (As far as my boss is concerned, I did) So I got someone to drive me to school and we went to the tire place after Noah got home from work and…the tire is OK. The flap of rubber hanging off the sidewall is perfectly safe (what? I know, seriously? OK….). So I didn’t have to replace the tire. Because the fun thing about Subaru is they are all wheel drive. Which means that they have really really expensive sensors in the wheels. Which means that you really are supposed to replace all 4 tires at the same time, every time. Bare minimum, 2. Which means that even tho I have the road hazard insurance on my tires which replaces them for free if they can’t be repaired, I still have to pay for a tire. But no flat. Thank goodness!
#3. Noah actually got paid. Like for real got paid from his new job and that means we had double pay checks this week so I got to put over $1000 back in savings. Which was awesome. Then Noah informed me that he wants to buy a NordicTrack. Seriously honey? It’s Christmas!
#4. Half of my Christmas shopping is done….AND WRAPPED! I am awesome! Also, my table is decorated, my tree is up (not decorated) and we have half of our outside lights up. We are awesome. Downside, the people who are left…yeah I have no F-ing clue what to get them. But I’ll figure it out.
Anywho…..Overall it’s been an OK day and I’m in a pretty good mood. Looking forward to Cavatini for dinner with some great couples I know. Have a Happy Tuesday!
Well today, I slept in! I do not do the Black Friday thing. I used to be so thankful that Noah got out of retail b/c we did all our decorating and tree shopping today but…the new photo house where he works is open today so…the dog, cat, and I are hanging out here alone today. I would really like to go to lunch with someone right about now…
Anywho…dinner yesterday went awesome. I was prepared, dishes were clean, people mingled, tables were pretty, food was awesome. Yay me. I LOVE having thanksgiving lunch here. I don’t have to choose which family I’m hanging out with it. I don’t have to drive anywhere. And, best part, I didn’t even have to cook! The extent of my cooking was putting the ham in the oven. My mom peeled potatoes and made the mashed potatoes I was responsible for and grandma made the gravy I was responsible for. Yay 🙂
We agreed to let one of our neighbor’s dogs out yesterday and this morning. His name is Joey and he’s a really great dog, but he’s HUGE and he’s not trained, and he has agression issues with other dogs. We brought him home, I did all the right things with the growling, he and Satchel were getting along OK and doing a good job, we were going to take his picture and take him back to his house to spend the night in his crate when he attacked Satchel. Satchel is Ok but it really scared me and made Noah furious. So…Joey went home sans picture and I went over this morning to let him out. His owner will be home later. I think he’d be really good for someone with no other dogs (he did fine with the cat) and someone with a really strong personality b/c he has dominance issues. But…he’s so darn cute! and HUGE!
Anywho…I”ll be on the couch enjoying all the wonderful goodnes that TBS and TNT have to offer on black friday. Sorry Mim that your hubby has to work. I feel your pain today. Tomorrow we go Christmas tree shopping and decorating! Noah has started me on buying a live tree every year and I’m super excited!!!
Well hopefully this post will post instead of getting lost in the unknown corners of blogger universe. Yes my friends, I am actually in a good mood for once! It is always amazing to be woken up by the flower delivery person. Even if the flowers are from your Grandparents instead of your husband 🙂 My grandma had a beautiful centerpiece delivered this morning for my table for tomorrow. Isn’t it nice to know people are thinking about you? It made me smile, even tho it woke me up about a hour before I wanted to be up…
Yesterday was possibly one of the top five most boring days in my life. I probably should have done some lesson planning or something but instead I spent all seven hours of my work day on the interweb. And trust me, there isn’t seven hours worth of stuff to do on the interweb when you are blocked from blogging, myspace, yahoo games, and anything with the word “sex” in it. So…I played a lot of free online games, read some blogs, emailed…but at least it was my last day of work for the week and I didn’t have to deal with my little darlings.
Had happy hour with Michelle last night. It was really nice to meet her. Hope I didn’t scare her off with my 50mph speaking about random topics including babies. Seriously? Who talks about babies the first time they meet someone? Apparently I do. I’ll post about my “baby” issues later. Because apparently I have some. Umm….after happy hour I cranked up the ITunes and did a pretty thorough cleaning of the kitchen including mopping. Today I will swiffer and vaccum the rest of the house and pick up clean up. Probably fold some laundry while I watch reruns of ER and Law and Order.
And I want to apologize (I picked up a new reader! I’m up to three! Yay (OK dorkdom moment over)) b/c I’ve been really whiney lately. And last night as I was thinking about what to write about I realized that I have a pretty boring life, but that’s a good thing. That means we are stable and happy. I am so lucky to have a wonderful husband who puts up with me when no one else has (literally, I’ve never had a friend as long as I’ve had Noah), a beautiful house in a great location, a good job that pays well, and family and friends (yay for new friends) who care about me. I’m really grateful for my life. There are people like my grandmother who I wish was here to share in Thanksgiving lunch with us, but I know she’s watching me and I hope she’s proud of me.
Anywho…I’m going to make a point to be more upbeat in my blogs. But a disclaimer must be stated. I never actually thought anyone would read my blog or I would have made one in the beginning. My husband has some issues with staying happy, so I feel like I have to be the happy, optimist in our relationship. It’s hard for me to feel like I can vent and be unhappy around him b/c of the way it affects him. I’ve found that some of my friends took my whiney, unhappy me comments in the wrong manner and are not my friends anymore b/c they said I bitch too much…So I created this blog as a place to vent and be unhappy me. But now I have people reading it and I realize that you all don’t want to read blogs from whiney me all the time so…I’m going to limit them. I’m going to try, really I am.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I wrote a long post that was then deleted. Thanks blogger. Will rewrite tomorrow. As of now, I’m late for happy hour!
I’m sitting here in the dark on my couch, so forgive me if the spelling/typing isn’t the greatest. I woke up this morning determined that today would be a good day. And it was. But it was OH so boring. Last day with the kiddies of the week and I didn’t even have to be with the kiddies. The district gives me one day a year to write my IEP’s and they pay for a sub. That was today. ‘Cept my IEP’s aren’t due until March so….I killed time today. I didn’t realize how boring an entire day on the interweb could be. With no music or anything b/c the stupid speakers were broken on the stupid computer 🙂 But at least it was my last day for the week! Yay! And I’m meeting Michelle for happy hour! Yay! Anywho…the plan for tomorrow is massive cleaning. Then Thursday my house will be full of 18 people eating yummy food, most of which I’m not cooking. Then Friday, Noah has to work so I”m on my own and I will probably just sleep in and curl up on the couch. Anywho…I’m so very thankful for my family and my friends. As much as I whine and moan and groan, I have a good life and I’m grateful for it. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!