Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A short list

1. I met J's family this past weekend.

See, I'm one of those people that is always at my parent's house (except for lately). A week in which I see my folks once or twice is rare, I usually see them more than that (and seeing as how my television isn't hooked up and it's baseball season I imagine I'll be there quite a bit more). J isn't that way with her family, and I have really had to try to not feel like she's avoiding them so that she wouldn't have to tell them about me, which I don't think was totally the case. They all knew *about* me, but hadn't met me before (with the exception of her brother, whom I've met briefly) and finally, last week, J's grandma text messaged her with a dinner invite (that I believe was along the lines of 'where the heck have you been, we haven't seen you in ages') so, we went.

I was super-nervous, especially for someone that has been bitching about meeting this family of hers, and wanted to just not go, but I went anyway.  Dinner was at her grandma's house, and we got there and J introduced me to her (and she hugged me?!?!), and then introduced me to her mom as well. The four of us ate dinner, the three of them held most of the conversation, until the inevitable, "So, Doll, what do you do?" from her grandma.  So, even though I wanted to lie and just tell them I was a teacher or something, I was honest and said I was a mortician, and grandma kinda freaked out.  Not super-freaked, but freaked a little.  Luckily though, when people freak out about it (as most people do), they don't have a bunch of questions (not that I don't LOVE the questions, but at dinner the first time I meet my girlfriend's family, I'drathernot,thankyou). So, the subject was quickly changed and dinner was finished.  J's brother showed up a bit later, as did her dad (she, her mother and I were now playing Uno), and sat to eat dinner with us while we played.  They were all quite nice (grandma went to watch Jeopardy so as not to annoy J with her questions all night) and the evening went well. J looks like her dad. And her mom added me as a friend on facebook.

2. I slept super-well last night, and today I feel quite a bit more refreshed than I have in a while.  It's great.

3. I'm wearing some 5 inch heels today.


10 comments:

Miss Anne said...

Yay for meeting the 'rents! :) They sound like nice people, and no doubt they love you already. (facebook add? that's like giving you her last name!) :)

those shoes... i want to lick.

say what?

:)

xo

Jenn said...

HOT shoes! If I wasn't 5'11" I'd rock those!

Doll Face said...

Miss Anne- I <3 YOU! Always!

Jenn- Thanks! (I'm only 5'6" so I can get away with it...)

Ivan Toblog said...

58?
Really?
Is that counting the ones you have on in the picture?

Ivan Toblog said...

That should keep 'em guessing for awhile?

Doll Face said...

IT- Yes, those count. And yes, it should...

Amanda said...

I stand in awe of your 58. And your ability to wear heels for an actual day. I only pull mine out on really special occasions.

Doll Face said...

The ability to wear heels for an entire day is due to the unability to have a paycheck without them.

Amanda said...

Oooh... see... I've yet to be put in that position. Hence the ridiculous number of spunky flats in my closet.

RIC-Girl said...

Love, love, LOVE the shoes! Jenn, don't use being tall as a reason to not wear them. I am 5'11" and wear heels religiously. Just because we are tall doesn't mean that we can't enjoy them too! :)