Saturday, February 19, 2011

Updates and What Not

I read a quote today that just made me giggle. The author is unknown, but the statement is so true - If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today.

That's what got me through a lot of hardships this past week. Yes, they are silly things, nothing earth shattering, more so - feelings related.

Some of the personal updates (for those who are following) are:

1. I got a raise! (That's reason to celebrate. It was awesome, my manager waited until my birthday to tell me the great news!

2. My friend who's stepfather died plans to come over one night this week and officially celebrate my birthday with me and eat some of this HUGE cake in my frig.

3. I finally got in touch with the "Louise" of my non-existent trip and shot imaginary poison darts at her through the phone. I also informed her she would be taking me on trip - all expenses paid. LOL

4. I finally spoke to the egyptian and confronted him about EVERYTHING. This time, I would not let him pull a, "Nicole, I am tired and I can't talk right now." He always runs away when things get tough. I asked him whether he was wanting to be my husband and he.. (and I quote).. said, "You mean Divorce you? I have not taken a decision on that yet."

5. Which in turn, I replied - "I will not be your option. If "things" don't pan out for you. I want to be your priority. I asked him if I could consider us legally separated, since he had no plans to include me (anymore) in the NY thing and since he was not sure he would be coming home. He replied with, "I have to go now." And hung up the phone.

6. I then called one of my best friends in Tampa - and she told me to cut my losses.

7. 30 minutes later - he calls and says, "Nicole I am coming home." I replied, "Coming home to my house?" He said, "Yes." Then he asked, "Do you have any money to buy me a ticket?" and I replied, "No."

8. My meeting in Pensacola and Mobile went well. That's a plus.

9. The idea of being there and turning it into something positive worked! I am getting more and more comfortable with traveling alone. I used to go to my hotel and sort of stick there. Now - I am venturing out and enjoying myself.

10. I am HOME.

Here are some of the highlights of the trip:
When I got to the hotel - I walked to the beach.

The water (considering there was still an oil spill they are cleaning up) was beautiful!

Proof I was there. Sorry - had to take it myself. LOL

This is my little friend Sam.. or Samatha. LOL

View as I walked to the beach

Me resting..

Where I went for dinner

This is a little fried cinnamon thingy that you dip in honey

Mozzarella sticks

NY Strip with mashed potatoes

6 fried shrimp

View from my seat at the restaurant - I was watching the sun set

View from my hotel window

Final view from restaurant.

Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend.


Leanne said...

Amen to all of this, sister!!!! The photos are so wonderful ... I hope you had some time to fill your soul with the goodness that was around you. Beautiful.

And AMEN! to #7. Good for you.

Dawn said...

This post made me want to be at the beach! I love the beach, the sound of the ocean waves, the smell of salt in the air, the birds hoovering about just hoping someone would drop something to eat lol, the sand between my toes ..Wish I was on a beach somewhere!

I am so proud of you for not giving in. Nicole, you are a strong woman, you do have a heart of gold and you do not deserve the treatment he has given you. That's all I gotta say about that. **In my best Forrest Gump voice**

I am going to try to get caught up on all of your blogs that I have missed this past week. It's been so hectic I haven't really had time to sit and plunder :)

TV's Take said...

Wow! Hope you are doing okay on the inside. This is a lot to deal with. Love the pics - looks like you had the best time possible.

Yenta Mary said...

Sunshine and good food can't fix a broken heart, but they are a fabulous distraction! I am SO PROUD of your strength in not giving in; I heard a great line recently that says "Never let anyone be your priority while you're only their option." You deserve to be cherished and to be happy ....

Mrs. Indecisive said...

Wow Nicole, good for you!!! Don't let him treat you like crap. and IF you decide to give it one more shot, give him boundries and rules. When David wanted to get back with me a THIRD time, I knew we had to break the cycle. I told him he had to put a ring on my finger. Men are like dogs (in a good way) which they need rules and standards. Children are the same way. If you make the rules and make him stick to them, you'll find out what he's made of. Promise.

Anonymous said...

I'm proud of you. I know how tough it is to confront someone like that.

Carol said...

Pensacola home! Wish you would have driven down Via DeLuna through the National Seashore...lovely dunes there.

Keep your chin up girl. My Father used to say, "you can't drive down the road always looking in the rear view mirror".


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