Monday, May 03, 2010

Let me tell you about my weekend. You don’t care and don’t want to know? Well then, click away m’dear!

This past weekend was a good one for me. I’ve realised a few (more) things about me, had good times with friends, managed to spend quality time with my husband, and squeeze in some chores.

Things I’ve realised:

- As I’m getting old…er I think I’m becoming less sociable. Maybe it’s not less, but maybe choosier. Yeah, that’s it! I know more and more what I do want and do not want. I don’t want to waste (precious, valuable) time with people I don’t care about. I don’t want to be playing nice anymore.

For example: Sat. a friend organized herself a girls’ night for her birthday. I was invited along with nine of her girlfriends. I didn’t know any of these women. I decided to go because of my friend and wanted to be with her on her birthday. During the day I realised I was feeling somewhat nervous about it. I’m shy (despite my rough shell outspokenness), especially around women. It was a very eclectic group who mostly knew each other. I felt like the odd man out, somewhat.

- I know I’m a food snob. I’m a snob when it comes to quality. I don’t care if one is rich or not, etc. but I can not stand snobbish people.

For example: If I tell you I like your shirt; it’s not an invite for you to tell me it was bought in Paris. I so not care about that. You do not impress me. ‘Just saying.

- I enjoy giving. If it’s your birthday, and I’m seeing you on that day, odds are I’ll give you a little something. I don’t do it to impress the gallery; I do it because I like doing it.

For example: For my friend’s get-together (ten women total) I was the only one who brought her something. I think it was a little strange, no? Or is this normal among the crowd (thirties)?

- I’m cranky in the morning. I know I don’t like mornings, but hadn’t realised I really was cranky.

For example: I was meeting a friend Sunday morning for twelve hours of scrapbooking. I had to be at her place early. My friend pointed out I was crabby when I got there. I hate mornings!

Overall I had a great weekend. Saw my friends, got to spend time with them and also saw areas of my lovely self I need to work on. I like this aging thing, and coming to realising certain things about moi. After all, those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others.


Monkey said...

Once we stop growing and changing we might as well be dead. Glad you are enjoying the journey.

Charlie said...

A wise Monkey.

In your first paragraph, you say "realised." I would suggest "learned" because wisdom of self comes from learning.

And you're correct about not wasting time with people you don't care about. Our time IS precious and valuable because we have less of it than we think.

You owe it to yourself to spend your time on things that you like and find rewarding. Grumpy or not.

PinkPiddyPaws said...

Ummm....not bringing a gift to a bday party is just... odd. Of course, I'm the type to bring a gift to my hosts if I'm invited to dinner, so maybe it's just us. We are old and have better manners. ;)

lizgwiz said...

Birthday gifts are completely optional amongst my social circle(s), but while they certainly aren't expected, there are usually a few little tokens.

I'm getting "choosier" as I age, as well, I guess. I don't have any need to go out just to be going out, just because it's Saturday, or a holiday, or whatever. I go if I want, and stay home happily if I don't.

Stinkypaw said...

Monkey: I am enjoying every minute, thanks!

Charlie: Monkey is.

Thank you for the wisdom.

PPPaws: Ah, that must be it! ;-)

lizgwiz: The pleasure of knowing what we want, priceless.