After trying to sift through my resentment about friends disappearing and ignoring my texts, I decided that it was time to forget about those friendships, try to be happy without them, and try reconnecting with some other friends I don't see as often. I want to be a better friend to those who don't disappear or make me feel crappy-so I decided to head up to Kristina's for Saturday night.
When I went to head to my car Saturday I found I'd been car-burgled. I'd apparently forgotten to lock the door and someone had gone in and torn everything out of the glove box (papers scattered all over the car) and the art supplies I'd bought the day before. Big criminals-they made away with about $30 in watercolor paper and brushes, a pocket knife, and three dollar bills. I guess they can buy a soda while they go home and paint. I'm just happy they didn't get anything of value. Also happy I looked super pretty.
After making some phone calls to the landlord and roommie regarding the issue, I headed up to Kristina's house. My ex was there (the big one I've talked about before) and it was surprisingly not that weird. It was sooooo good to see his kiddos, who hugged me tight and told me how much they missed me; and he and I even managed to have a conversation that was more than just "polite toleration." He left early on though, and I hung out with Kristina and her family, and a bunch of other friends and family that had come on by. We played games, drank, and totally pigged out on pizza and junk food (bad!) Plus I got to love on their dog, who is the best dog ever.
Sunday morning I couldn't stay long, I headed home to show and get ready to head out to my Aunt & Uncle's vow renewal. They've been married for 36 years (together for 39) and she has terminal cancer everywhere, so they decided to renew their vows. It was a really good time hanging out with my family (I missed the actual ceremony-what wedding actually starts on time? I was only 15 minutes late! lol) and see some cousins I don't see very often. There was some sad stuff, but we'll focus on the happiness today.
Aunt Val and Uncle Dan dancing after their vow renewal.
My mom and dad with my Aunt Val.
Other things I'm happy about this week:
Kate, a friend of mine from the nail polish groups on Facebook, begged me to let her have my very first nail polish art. She traded me some pretty polishes for it, and when she got it she took it to get professionally framed-it looks so beautiful! I am in love with what she did with it!
Look at this happy mail from last week! Gorgeous print from Painting Bliss, On the Ground Floor & Wedonistas from Teresa Jusino (one of the authors featured), Life is Good Tshirt from the amazing Janna (which was a total surprise RAOK), my autographed copy of Gracefully by Eric Himan, piCture pOlish Jade & samples from a Kris in the nail polish group!