Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Eight Ball Says...Outlook Not So Good!

So I survived my instruction duties at a training conference in Reno for work fairly unscathed. No one blasted me on the critique sheets or said what the hell is that "kid" whose half our age and without any military experience doing up there trying to teach us how to balance the Army's budget. As this thought had crossed my mind once or twice as I made my way through the smoke-filled casino. There's nothing like a week of listening to slot machines clink, clank and jingle. It's seriously enough to drive a person insane. Luckily my friends, I'm already on the verge of insanity.

Not shockingly most of the stress, frustration and outrage that I encountered during my travels were derived from a family member who has lost her frickin mind and chose to revert to tantrum-like behavior that would only be acceptable in a small child. I may get into that on here later...not sure though because that saga is ongoing. But the upside, hey maybe we'll have a few less mouths to feed at the wedding. Really, who needs family at their wedding? Hopefully, not me because as it's looking right now there will only be one relative- my sister. That could change, not sure if I want it to or not though. Decisions have to be made and some asses need to be kicked. I'm still deciding just how far I want to dig my heels in and if this is the appropriate time and situation in which to do so. We'll see. I know, I'm being cryptic. It's not intentional, but I'm not sure if this family member reads this. More importantly, I'm still mentally/emotionally trying to process all this shit, because basically that's what it is, and determine the best way to respond. I'm sure there will be a vent fest or two in the near future.

I was thinking of taking a step back from the blog thing for a bit and am still contemplating it, but haven't made any decisions yet. We'll see. If I have something to say, I'll keep doing it. If not, then I'll take a hiatus and just enjoy traveling through the blogosphere reading other's blogs and witty stories. I've met some great people through blogging and definitely intend to keep up-to-date with the happenings in their lives and will continue to enjoy their rantings and fabulous funny adventures. Right now, I'm just not sure how much sass or humor I have left in me. And there's only so much ranting and bitching you can do about family before you begin to bore yourself. So we'll see...not sure yet what the future holds. Hope every had a great Christmas!


Blogger PaintingChef said...

I'll be thinking about you! I hope you get it all worked out. Family can be oh so tricky. Good luck!

12/28/2005 10:49 AM  
Blogger Kjersten said...

Glad you're back safe from Reno... interesting place to be sure.

If I had my choice, you would NEVER give up blogging. How else will I be able to keep in touch with you?? Speaking of which, lunch/dinner sometime? Also, you're invited to come over to our place for NYE if you're interested :)

Hope you get your family issues figured out. Even if it doesn't work out to be like the Cleaver's, you'll always be able to feel good that you put your best effort and intentions into the relationship.

12/28/2005 12:01 PM  
Blogger West Coast Mia said...

Hi honey,
I am so sorry that the trip is still affecting you so bad. Our family is cazy and always will be. Funny thing is how different we all are. Some of our family members are just down right scary. I wonder if you video tape them and make them watch would they freak themselves out. :-) I love you and I can't wait to be at your wedding. I wouldn't miss it for the world. Hang in there because at least you are one of the sane ones. I love you!

12/28/2005 12:37 PM  
Blogger LaLa Lisa said...

PC- Thanks hon! You by chance aren't looking for an insane family to adopt, are you? Hehe.

K- We can't do the NYE thing even though it's so tempting. I already committed us to a Pimp & Hoe party. I think Sean should be my hoe! hahaha. And thanks for the sweet comments. :) I'm away again on business Jan 8-15. So maybe we can do lunch before then? If not, we definitely need to hang out when I get back and before Jan 23 when classes start again. Will you be going this semester?

Mia- It's not necessarily that it's affecting me bad...I'm just pissed off and frustrated and really can't do anything to resolve those feelings. Miss C is in LaLa land and I just don't think I can do the whole pretending like nothing happened thing. And she just assumes a wedding invite is still out there to her despite recent events. Why should it be when obviously attending isn't a priority? But of course if I just came out and stated the obvious I'd look like the mean, cold-hearted bitchy one. Ya can't win when you're dealing with an adult whose behaving like a spoiled 6 year old.

12/28/2005 8:10 PM  
Blogger Bailey's Mom said...


I am so sorry to hear that you might not be blogging anymore. You are so busy that its hard to keep up with everything in your life. Its been a great way to feel like I'm in the loop on your life even when you are too busy to call everyone individually.
Im sure everything will work out with the family. You have so much patience to put up with all that you do!

12/29/2005 9:20 PM  
Blogger LaLa Lisa said...

E- Thanks sweetie! I haven't made any decisions yet on the blogging thing. I'm just going to wait and see how things go when the Spring semester starts. I think I'm over feeling like I have to post at least every other day. Since I had planned on leaving it up anyways, I think I'll just post when I have the time and something interesting (or so I think) to say. :) I think my busy stressful life is sapping the wit out of me. Hehe. Cause I'd like to think that at one point in time I did have some!

12/29/2005 10:25 PM  

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