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Not a social butterfly

Saturday, December 15, 2012

This weekend is full of social event and I just wanna stay in bed! Last night was my husbands first work Christmas party. Everyone was nice. Kind of epic, 3 hrs of stuff Scott talks about non stop anyway. I was one of the only ppl at the table to finish my food counting 4 men, my true talent. The men were all very talkative and none of the wives hardly spoke whatsoever. Not even to each other. I think I am ok with him having his bar meetings and not inviting me. You can only smile and nod so much. They did say my husband really stuck out when they were hiring, because he was married while still in college and that showed a lot of maturity. That was nice. All of this is just so far from where I come from. All based around booze, I am not a fan of drinking. Our drinking bill was too low, how that happens I donno? So we had to get another round before we left. Thank god I have my job and Scott has his cuz I would not stay afloat doing his social thang.

Today is his mothers sides Christmas, gonna be a lot of the same. Me smiling and nodding for 3 more hrs. I got his step grandma a religious figurine even though everyone told me to just get her a card. My friend told me about these figurines that are Religious Grandma crack so I took a chance. If it works, I can get her more for yrs to come! She sends us money for all the holiday I can't see just getting her a card. Tonight we are seeing a comedian with 2 other couples. We have had these tickets for like 6 months. Too bad everything else is falling on the same weekend sucking away my energy.

I am 2.27 miles from my 500 mile mark. I just feel like ICK today and can't finish my mark UGH! This week has kinda sucked for cardio. It's ok though all weeks are not amazing. Eating has been bleh too. Somehow I was light this morning, not sure how after eating at a steak house. Oh well I will take what I can get. Probably the booze dehydrating me, thanks booze, your a pal!
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PHEBESS 12/16/2012 5:08PM

    Yeah, work parties aren't exactly fun. I'm surprised the women barely spoke, though - maybe they'll warm up by next year?

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/15/2012 6:56PM

    Ugh - I consider any social occasion over 2 hours to be a siege. LOL. Ugh on the drinking too. Not my thang either. I think most of us feel the same way when we are at the husband's work party. At hubby's work party one of the bosses wives is nice and the owners are and some of the other people try but mostly you feel like an Alien. "E.T. go home." LOL. I usually end up realizing that I must be weird or these people are and that I will never fit in with them. Their lives are not like mine. Most of them aren't into healthy living, they seldom eat right, they don't exercise, they don't care about nature and have barely been outside. Get this, at one social gathering we went to not associated with hubby's work........... hubby and I had mentioned the Shawnee National Forest and this one really intelligent man asked us where it was at. LOL. Hubby and I looked at each other incredulously. How do you explain to some idiot that it is 280 acres in southern Illinois that reaches from the Mississippi River to the Ohio. It makes me relieved that I have found some people I do fit in with who do understand me and can relate to me.

My in-laws holidays were painful as well and revolved around who got arrested and for what. What are you supposed to say to that? You spend the entire time like the Terminator, picking out the appropriate response which usually is, "That's a real shame. I'll pray for them." The reason being that this seems to satisfy the most people. LOL. I seriously doubt that praying for people who have no intention of changing helps much but then I could be wrong.

I like steak houses. I usually can find something to eat at them. LOL.


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SEAWILLOW 12/15/2012 6:37PM

    You may not be a social butterfly but you adapt and roll with the punches! emoticon

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PAPER_WINGS18 12/15/2012 12:26PM

    I hear ya on not being a social butterfly. Social situations make me a little anxious- never know what to say, etc. It takes me a bit to warm up to new people! Proud of you for going and standing by Scott's side though :)

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SUNSHINE99999 12/15/2012 11:10AM

  I can't relate to the drinking part since I don't partake, but the chin wagging I can. Both my wife and I have very talkative people in our families who have no trouble carrying the conversation. Sometimes it can be very exhausting. Success to you and your 500 mile marker. I hope you and hubby have a nice holiday season. emoticon

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