Monday, July 07, 2008

Helloooooo.......

Hi everyone...

I'm still here. There's been LOTS of drama going on since my last post, plus we finally went on vacation (just got back late Sunday night), so I've been a bad, bad blogger.

Here's a summary of my life since we've last spoke:

1. The shit hit the fan with M and her wedding. Her mother and I were planning her shower, her mother blabbed as to where it was, M didn't want it there and pitched a stink, and I lost it and said that I didn't want anything to do with it-the shower, the wedding, nada. I got into a huge fight with M, said lots of shit that's been pent up for years, and then, three days later, I was "demoted" as MOH and made "just a bridesmaid". We haven't spoken for about three weeks, and I'm not about to make the first call. More on that later....

2. On Father's Day, I lost my church job, after being there for 11 years. I was fired by the Pastor, with the new Music Director sitting there-actually, the MD let the pastor do the dirty work. The reason? Well, on June 1st we did a special Mass celebrating Cardinal McCarrick's 50th anniversary being ordained a priest. We all knew about this for 4-6 weeks, rearranged our plans, etc. Well, at the last minute, he brought in 5 "ringers" (that's professional musicians who come in and sing/play)-and they showed up an hour before the Mass. People were pissed off (me amongst them, since I didn't know about it beforehand and I was a section leader-go figure), I was pissed off, and after the Mass I spoke to the MD and told him that people were displeased. Personally I don't have a problem with ringers-hell, I've done it myself, but I do have a problem when they come in with no rehearsal time with the group. It sends a message to the group that the director doesn't trust their musicianship, it undermines and it causes bad feelings. Well, I guess he didn't like that I said something, because two weekends later, after I cantored two Masses, I was "spoken to". So, I'm out about $1300 this summer. Which really sucks since I didn't take a summer job this year due to planning M's shower.......more on this later, too.....

3. Sean and I just got home from a cruise to the southern Caribbean, and it was AWESOME. I really really needed the break, and I relaxed, ate LOTS of food (although I still fit into my clothes, so it's ain't ALL bad), and forgot about life for a week.

4. Oh, yeah-I'm still infertile. I'm due for AF on Friday, and started that yummy brown staining this morning. I'm still doing acu, and added herbs (tea and dong quai) this month. I really don't think that they worked, but perhaps my period won't be a horror show.

So, that's it for now. I'll post tomorrow about #1 first, since it's a doozy.....

5 comments:

Anna said...

Hey! It's great to hear from you. I'm glad you got a chance to get away and have a nice vacation.

I'm sooooo sorry about all the agita... I'm lookinfg forward to hearing more, but I think I'll need a refresher as to who 'M' is again.

Stupid AF. *Sigh*

ilyse said...

I am so glad to see a post from you, I think about you often and wonder how you are doing. So happy that you had a wonderful vacay. Sorry you have had to deal with all the other crap though.

Heather said...

You evil woman...leaving us with cliff hangers until TOMORROW! That is like three years in internet time.

People suck, especially family.

I'm glad you had a great trip!

Shelli said...

oh sweetie - I'm so sorry.

And hey - on Saturday, I had a "thing" happen - turned out to be low blood sugar. Sweaty, shakey, then went away after I drank some OJ... then a WICKED headache after - thought of you.

And DO share.

We leave on our cruise on Sunday - can't WAIT.

xo

Melzie said...

I just caught up on everything, and I'll just say wow. BUt I'm glad you're back-- missed reading you.