Saturday, April 29th 2006
24 hours of 2 Social Occasions and… Flowers?

So my social life has taken a huge uptick. First, i had the dinner with the New Friend last night. Then today I had lunch with One Of My Other 2 (Yeah, Just 2)Friends.

TWO SOCIAL EVENTS IN 24 HOURS, KELSEY?! NoooOOoo! yeah. really. The last time THAT happened easily coulda been 5 yrs ago. Or more. But I’m so cool  now. Where’s my calendar, already, because it’s too much to keep track of, and I’m feeling the slightest bit dizzy.

So, how’d dinner go, right? well. I don’t know.

Have you ever seen A Dating Story on TLC? (i know it wasn’t a date, but hang in there with me) The couple meets, goes out, and then afterwards the camera shows each person, post-date, say how it was. Inevitably, one of them will be all hyper, jumping up and down and "oooh, so great! we got along so well, i can’t wait to do it again, and ohmigosh IT WAS SO GOOD!" And the other one is more like, "Ummm… yeah, it was… ok." But that one is ONLY saying that because there’s a camera and it would be awful to really say, "She was the dumbest. chick. ever. I will never, ever go anywhere near her again. Now go away so I can call my friends and make fun of her stupid laugh."

So. I’d hate to be the one going all "oooh! Yea! Great!" just in case it really wasn’t, and i was just not picking up on the whole "you are dumb, WHY am I here?" vibes. They coulda been there. I don’t think so, but you get what i’m saying.

The answer to how was the dinner is: (reserved, calm, thoughtful) Nice. It was… nice.

Today I had lunch with a friend I’ve known for almost 10 years. We did what we always do: laugh, cry, change at least one poo diaper, talk, and eat. She is the sort to declare undying love and affection and friendship every time we speak. I love that. Maybe she’s noticed how weird and socially insecure I am and that I could really use that. Huh.


A florist called today, trying to get directions. I wasn’t home. (Due! To! Social! Life!) Anyway, I don’t know for sure it’s Mike, since I never talked to the florist, but no one else sends flowers.

Perhaps someone regretted going on a Caribbean cruise without me, leaving me home with a vomiting child, and then mailing me his dirty vacation laundry.

Perhaps this is the exact moment to put on that special tone of voice (join with me, southern sisters) and shake our heads and say "tah-cky!"

(But for the record, I didn’t think taking four kids – 2 under age 2  -on a cruise would be a good idea. Call me crazy, but it just didn’t sound fun.)


11 Comments on “24 hours of 2 Social Occasions and… Flowers?”

April 29th, 2006
1:01 am

Wow, I’m so impressed… 2 social settings in 24 hours!! You must be just exhausted!! You should probably lay down and take a rest : )

Awww, I love when hubby brings or sends flowers. (Even if it is because he feels guilty)

April 29th, 2006
1:23 am

You deserve the flowers..even if there wasn’t such a reason.

Wow, a social life, with the husband away. Good. for. you.

Diane J.
April 29th, 2006
4:59 am

I’m glad you didn’t chicken out and cancel at the last minute. At least you got away from home for a little while. I guess now you’ll turn into a Party Animal, LOL. ;-)
Now, when’s the next social occasion? :-)

April 29th, 2006
11:09 am

Hooray! I’m so glad it went well and that you even had TWO “dates”. Good for you.

Did the beautiful fragrant flowers make up for the nasty smelling laundry?

April 29th, 2006
12:26 pm

Good for you!! I am much like you, I am so silly about making new friends. I totally think the TLC reference was perfect!

April 29th, 2006
1:55 pm

Scary, but I TOTALLY and COMPLETELY get the Dating Story reference. I don’t want to be the only one saying it was “AWESOME”. Loved the very reserved “Nice. It was…nice.”

Now go take a nap. I’m sure you’ve exhausted yourself, with your cram packed social calender! ;-)

April 29th, 2006
5:01 pm

Hey Kelsey, maybe you should get a new social calendar? After all, the five-year-old one is probably out of date this year ;)
I’m glad it was “nice.”

April 29th, 2006
6:16 pm

Need not say more – I know what you are saying. Glad the dinner was nice. Stay tuned…

And yeah, I’d rather stay home with the youngin’s then take them on a cruise… no doubt about it!

Shannon from Rocks in my Dryer
April 29th, 2006
7:14 pm

Holy Mama, you are so much fun. Wish I could go to dinner with you. I’m sure I would SO be ravin’ about it!

April 30th, 2006
10:27 pm

I hope the flowers make it to your house…they could probably cover up the laundry stench! :-) I’m so with you on the cruise option, good decision!!

May 2nd, 2006
11:25 am

Wow. I’m trying to get caught up on your posts, but I’m having trouble seeing through the tears. Must have been the smell from the last post getting to me. The flowers help, though.

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