Sunday, May 16, 2010

message in a bottle

I have the most enormous pimple on my nose right now. It started a couple of days ago on the inside of my nose, but now has migrated/grown to the outside of my nose, where it is swollen, red, and sore. When I woke up this morning, my beloved said, "If it makes you feel any better, I won't call you your face." When I got to my parents' house, my mom said, "What happened to your nose?" Sigh.

It was a busy weekend in the land of my childhood, but I did get a lot of things for the wedding done. I am realizing more and more that I need to accept that nothing I can do for the wedding will make everyone happy (and sometimes, it won't make anyone happy). It is a bit frustrating because people keep telling us that we have to do what is right for us, but then they are offended or unhappy if the things that we want don't match up with their ideas about how things should go. I just need to remind myself that no one is trying to make me mad, and that people are only doing what they do and saying what they say out of love.

And when that doesn't work I will lock myself up in a small room and knit feverishly until I feel better.

This is shaping up to be a busy week here, as I have a number of school commitments to deal with, and my conference paper at the end of the week. (And no, of course it's still unfinished...why do you ask?)

1 comment:

Sparky said...

I hate the "nothing will ever make everyone happy feeling. My fiancee's family attends gospel church, my parents and sister are christian, and I"m agnostic on my best days... My fiancee has outright refused a civil service, stating that "well, we may as well just throw a party then and get it over with", and told me that universal unitarians are hippie loonatics. My stance is going to be that if they want a religious service, they're paying for it, and I'm having wine for breakfast.

Nothing will make everyone happy, but having a sense of humour about it can at least make you happy, right? ;)