Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What's Wrong & What's Not

Things that are irking me today:
  • My lab coat is made for a boy and the buttons are on the wrong side; why is it assumed that only boys work in the lab?
  • The name on the lab coat is P. Scruggs. This is NOT me. P. Scruggs still works here and she is NOT nice. Why have I worked here for 2 years, 7 months, & 30 days and still do not have a lab coat with my name on it?
  • I have to make another doctor's appointment. 3 appointments in a one month span is not fun (and no, not preggers, but I know what's wrong...hopefully this is the last one)
  • I have lived in Cleveland for 3 years and my parents have come to visit me once
  • The real reason they came is because the White Sox were in town
  • I have lived in my current house for almost 2 years and my parents have never seen it
  • My mom told me today that my dad is going to drive 12 hours to Kansas City to see my brother (who just left after being home for 2 weeks mind you) over Labor Day (bro lives in Colorado and is the equipment manager of a football team there...which will be playing in Kansas City over the holiday)
  • I live 5 hours from my parents

Things that I am thankful for today:

  • I have a job at a company that hasn't let anyone else go for over a month
  • Matt is going with me to the doctor
  • My issues have spurred discussions about babies!
  • I have a sister, Jessi, who I can call when my parents show our brother favoritism and has complete understanding of what I am going through

  • This is the same sister who has come to visit me more than anyone else and when she found out about this Kansas City trip...started planning a vacation of our own

  • If Jessi doesn't call or e-mail me back, I can call my mom to find out what is going on and get her to talk to me again

  • She is a better friend than anyone I have ever known and I get to have her forever since we are family.

And honey, that is why I must insist on at least two kids. I mean, come on, built in friends!


Dollface said...

awww Im sorry your parents wont come visit and youre having one of those textbook, Alexander terrible, horrible no-good, very bad days... read that book - it always makes me feel better!! xxoo

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

i hope your week gets better :)
i love both of my sisters and ever since my mom passed they have really been there for me in different ways. it definitely helped for me to have people there for me.
and good luck with the doctor.

Lucy Marie said...

ahh what a bummer. I hope your week gets better!

d.a.r. said...

Bummer. I'm going through something similar with my best friend from college and it totally sucks. We haven't spoken since February....ugh.

Hang in there!

Adorably Distracted... said...

aww I'm sorry you're having a bit of a rough day! I'm glad you can at least remember the good in your life also though!!

pocket full of pink said...

Sisters are the BEST blessings! So awesome to hear of your sweet relationship with her. I hope the doctor's appt goes well!

Lindsey said...

Aww friend, I hope things get better soon! Hugs!!

New England Girl said...

Hope your day gets better! I too can understand about the family stuff... it stinks that your parents haven't come to visit, especially to see the new home! I'll keep my fingers crossed that it all changes sometime soon.

I just stumbled across your blog, but I love it! I'm sure I'll be checking regularly. :)


Anonymous said...

I grew up with five brothers and NO sisters! I am so jealous of the sisterly bond...glad you have it!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

i have to say i'm jealous of your relationship with your sister, that's awesome! i'm sorry about your parents not visiting, i know how that is=) i'm glad hubby went with you to your dr appt, i've been thinking about you, i hope everything is ok!!!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Hang in there! I totally lost contact with a good friend out in Oregon when I lived there and it IS my fault...I'm so bad about this when I move away...That was one of my fears when I got married and moved down here, that my relationships with my sisters would change because I was no longer close...They have changed some but that some I'm okay with...YAY for baby talk!

Shaina said...

Icky friend situations are so difficult, aren't they? I always wonder, much like yourself, if it is even worth the effort. And maybe that's a bad thing to say, but...if a friendship causes nothing but confusion, anger, and discomfort, is it worth it? Hmm.

The Shabby Princess said...

Aw, I'm sorry about the lack of parental visits, but, so glad that you have a wonderful sister.