Yes. It’s been nearly three weeks since I’ve blogged. There’s been no ranting, no pet peeves lists, no lolcats … nothing. So, here’s a stream-of-consciousness post to relate everything that’s happened (and that will happen soon) since June 12.
It’s been one of the busiest periods in my short professional career, and to be honest, I’m kind of glad it’s over. While it was fun and exhilirating to be on-site, constantly on the line with TV (I’m on a first-name basis with the assignment editors in the Orlando market) … I sort of missed my 8-hours-at-a-desk routine. And, I was sick of dressing up all the time. As they say, the grass is always greener.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve become a fitness class addict (I’ll try anything once … I’ve lost four pounds but almost two pant sizes), arranged my first press conferences and live television broadcasts, attended a worship service with 28,000 people (that was not my religion), and bought the DS version of Chrono Trigger.
I am way overdue for a review of Sims 3, which I’ve been thinking about, but haven’t had much time to play as of late. Also, I cancelled my GameFly account – no time to play video games much, and it’s time to start trimming the fat and paying off my credit card.
I’m going to have to buy a car here in the next month, which is sort of terrifying (I have a weird attachment to my current ruby red 1998 Mazda 626), and we’re having mid-year reviews at work next week.
I leave next Wednesday with the BF to travel back to Seattle and see my family for the first time since November 2008. Along this same line, I set up my first Facebook event — a BBQ at my parents’ house for friends and family — and am actually surprised and touched that people are not only RSVPing, but leaving comments, as well. My parents do not know that I’ve invited nearly 50 people.
BF’s brother, who is currently serving over in Iraq, has proposed to his girlfriend, and they are officially engaged. As someone who has experienced the long-term relationship — and succeeded through it — I worry about this. Sure, you miss someone you love when you are away from them. Long-distance relationships are masochistic. It hurts, a LOT, to be separated. But what BF and I have discovered, is that it’s not always flowers and sunshine when you’re back together again. Sure, we “joked” about eloping when we were apart, always said “I love you,” did the cute random “thinking about you” phone calls and cards, sent gifts, talked on the phone until we both fell asleep at night, yada yada yada.
Gross, I know.
My point is, it’s easy to be like that when you’re constantly missing someone, and when you do get to talk to them, it’s always lovey and “I miss you.” When you finally get back together in person for a long period of time, things change.
BF tried to explain this to his brother, but if I were a betting woman, I wouldn’t put money on this talk making a difference.
I don’t want to be the naysayer, especially because that tends to elicit the “you’re just mad you’ve been dating for five years and weren’t first” response. I wish them the best, and hope that everything turns out well — why would I wish otherwise? I just worry, is all.
Also, I found out my parents’ dog (who was my dog when I lived there), has cancer and is having trouble getting around. This was communicated to me in an unfortunate fashion via Facebook (thanks sister), and then I proceeded to be really stupid and watch Marley and Me.
I think that about wraps it up for the story of my life for the past few weeks. Here’s to having some more free time again, and being able to blog!