Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

On the norm my blog is pretty laid back, fun, and quirky... however today I would like to share a PSA with you.

My little background.. I have been friends with a certain someone for close to 11 years, or at least I thought I was.
This weekend I get an e-mail something like this...

"We had a GREAT time at *A*'s bridal shower ( this is her daughter). All her loving friends and family were there" The e-mail goes on listing every one's name and how wonderful the shower was and how they have so much food left over that she is going to picnic with her wonderful family and friends.

To me... if someone was NOT invited to something like this.. you don't send an e-mail out to them. I can understand if you are sending to family who couldn't make it.. but I found this quite rude and felt that I wasn't "good enough" to go even though I have watched this girl grow up for the past 11 or so years. Today I got pictures of the shower. I'll be honest.. I didn't even open them but deleted them.

You can't change people.. right? I won't even try.

My weekend was a GOOD one.. I got a bit accomplished.. Garden in... yard spiffied up... and I went to two yardsales... and I found some treasures!! I love OLD"er" dishes. I'll be honest. I don't really have a place for many more.. or even for the ones I bought.. but there is something about dishes that SCREAM comfort to me! So I had to get these little REALLY inexpensive dishes!!

At the same yardsale I found these ADORABLE old records in PRISTINE condition. I couldn't pass these up. What I'll do with them? I'm not sure but they are in MINT condition!
On a brighter note... LILACS are out and in full bloom.. I have a HUGE bouquet on my table and you can SMELL IT THROUGH MY WHOLE HOUSE!! It's quite heavenly!!

What I have read...
These two books were good.. however... The Solitary Envoy seemed to move "to fast" in the story with not enough description. It seemed like things happened and I didn't GRASP what was happening... it was almost like hearing a punch line before the joke. All in all I will read the sequel to it.

Here is what I'm reading now... this is NOT like the other books I normally read. This is quite a heart wrenching story of a German Woman who Fell in Love with a Jewish man in the height of Hitler's reign. I have not completed it yet but it has sucked me in. I thought I wouldn't like it and would have ended up returning it, but I'm glad I am giving it a chance!


Susanne said...

Is that last book a fiction story?

I'm so sorry that happened to you with the emails. Quite a tactless thing to do.

I remember some of those dishes from my childhood. I don't think my mom had them but maybe some relatives or friends. I'll bet if you put those books up on ebay you'd get quite a good amount for them especially if they are in mint condition.

Kim said...

Love old dishes. Have a bunch of them too. But I still buy more lol lol. I really want the old Pyrex refrigerator dishes. So I've been selling off some of the other dishes I have to support my habit ;)

I had a the same thing happen with a family member sending out an email like that. The heck with them right.

Wendy said...

I LOVE those dishes! I never seem to find neat ones like that. Good find:) So sorry about your horrible email. Some people really just don't think about what they are doing. Sorry it made you feel sad:(

Krystyn said...

Hooray for gardening and books!

Boo for people with bad taste and no tact! Shameful!

OneHappyfamily said...

I too love the old dishes. Pyrex baby! The blue is my favorite.

Sorry about the hurt feelings. You are better about it than me. I would have opened the pics and got more depressed. Similar thing here with in laws. We are asked to help move, but aren't invited to nephews baptism. No mad feelings, just hurt. Hugs to you.

cajunquilter said...

sigh, some people are just idiots. i am sorry. but that is how i feel. you are such a sweet loving person, that i can't fanthom anyone wanting to treat you that way. know that we love you and would never do that to you, hugs
mama kim

Tam said...

just wanted to say hey...I am sicky today...but stalked you in a moment of not being able to rest!

Jennifer said...

I've had similar things happen to me in the past by some socalled "friends". I wouldn't think another thing about it and just chalk it up to bad taste! Say a little prayer for this person and ask the Lord to give you the strength to deal with this kind of silliness! That's just what I did =-)

That's some great little treasures you found.

That's awesome that you guys have had such pretty weather. I'm glad you've gotten to enjoy it.

Tanya said...

I like those old dishes. I love stuff like that! Sounds like the perfect weekend.

What your friend did was downright hurtful and rude. To me, it'd be like a slap across the face. I've learned long ago that if someone makes me feel like crud when I'm around them, they no longer fit the definition of friend. Life is too short to waste time on people who play head games, and there are so many awesome ppl out there who do make good, honest friends!

Tam said...

Do u think your invite might have gotten lost in the Mail?

WELL on the bright side at least you did not have to spend MONEY on a Bridal Shower GIFT! OK R u laughing....I see you smiling just a little!

HOPE YOU are having a warm week this week!

jayedee said...

some people are just clueless idjits, that's all. i promise to invite you to caitlyn's shower IF we ever find someone dememted enough to take her off our hands!

i love garage sale finds! a good garage sale is enough to make my entire weekend! lol

Carrie said...

I love old dishes like the ones you found they are hard to find around here I think people can't get rid of them.

Sorry about the email that was very rude!

Cris said...


It's tough when you feel left out. You're right, it was a bit rude for them to send you emails like that. What were they thinking?!

I love the picture of the lilac. That was beautiful. :)

Kari Simonson said...

Thanks for the recommendation.
I just requested it at the local library! I have 3 days of school left, and then I might have time to read myself. (-:

Kaye said...

I love your new dishes!

And I'm so sorry that you got hurt with the emails. People just don't think sometimes. How rude!

~~~~~ The House of Big Cheese~~~~ said...

I found your blog from two peas and I have to say share your love for vintage pyrex and christian fiction ;)