Michigan was less than monumental. Got there Thursday night and went to target with my mom. Did some minor shopping (which included her buying me some nice jewelry and bras!) Got a new watch for $3 and a dustpan for the dorm for $0.68. I just rule in general when it comes to shopping. ;-) After the target excursion we went BACK to the airport to pick up my aunt & 2 cousins. Nice to see them, my younger cousin immediately wanted to know if I’d gamble my money and play Texas Hold’Em with him. I had to turn him down because I’m a poor college kid.
Went to my mom’s parents house (which I’m allergic too… but after spending all that money on airplane tickets, renting the car, etc… getting a hotel seemed a little too much) So through most of the weekend I was doped up on a combination of allegro, clariton, & benedryl. Ooooo well.
Wedding was on Friday. About 50 people went to the actual wedding. It was at this cute little inn, in their garden. Really pretty. Went early for family photos, but they were running behind and didn’t get taken until after the wedding. They got married… and it was different, the whole theme was Jesus. No offense to religion or anything, but it was a little weird. Finally got to say hi to my cousin Kari, after she was married lol. Then I met her groom for the first time. Oh well, he seems nice. Welcome to the family I guess?
After that we were treated to water bottles and blew bubbles as the new couple left. Drove about 20 minutes to my uncle’s farm where the reception was being held. 250 people went to that. Unfortunately Janet Reno was not among them (my wedding was not as exciting as Jacob’s, lol) Mingled around, but hard to do when I don’t know anyone. Mostly hung out with Alex and Matt (my cousins) and my parents. LOL. Aren’t I cool? Ate dinner, ate cake etc. Soon I found myself sitting @ the table alone, with no one related to me in sight. Great. So I sat there like a dumbo trying to make the ringing sounds you can with a water glass. Then Kari came over, gave me another hug, thanked me for coming, and then went on to say hi to people. Soon my grandmother found me and sat and chatted with me.
Dancing soon ensued. My parents made me dance with my dad. So we’re dancing to some slow song and he’s asking me about the wireless internet on my laptop. LOL, what a geek. ;-)
Thankfully the reception ended around 10. I was so tired! Family drama ensued when my grandparents informed Kari that they were very upset that she didn’t spend anytime with her family. She became upset, and my mom ended up comforting her. Poor girl.
I got immense teasing from the family that I’d be the next one to get married. I just smiled smugly and said they better show up in NH/Maine when I decided to do so! Haha! (considering ½ of my close family has NEVER visited us) Hmm… now I just have to find a guy so I can seek family revenge. LOL.
Saturday was spent watching the Michigan football game in my other grandparent’s house with my dad. Very unexciting. I did homework most of the time. Then we went back to my mom’s parents and had one more final family gathering.
So here’s a story:
My 2 cousins visited my great-grandma earlier that day while I was watching that dang football game. So I arrange for my dad and I to visit her after dinner. We tell her 7:30.
So everyone finishes dinner and dessert. It’s about 7:15. I go into the family room and ask my dad if he’s ready to go. My dad and my aunt wave me away, saying there’s only 2 more holes to the golf tournament we’re watching. I get annoyed. My aunt has the nerve to tell me to sit down, I might learn something? I do a very non-Laura thing and say I don’t give a crap.
So 5 more minutes go by. My dad is still sitting in that chair on his butt. I tell him we need to be there @ 7:30. He says there’s 1 more hole. OMG!
More time passes, I get pissed off. I go outside where my other relatives are and go straight up to my mom and tell her to go make dad start moving. Mom gets angry and makes him go. So it’s 7:35 and my dad wants to walk there. (It’s a 15 minute walk). I get really mad and tell him no, get in the dang car, we’re driving.
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. (meanwhile my poor 90 year old great grandma had been sitting waiting for us)
But go me for finally standing up for myself. I think I’m getting a little more self-confidence in myself? This would be a good thing, cuz it felt really good. Seems like every time I get away from my parents I get more confidence. I hate the way they raised me. I hate the fact that I thought so low of myself for 18 years.
Mom brought me to the airport early Sunday morning so I could sit and be on the internet. Send in some stuff for the online class. Blah. I had to check 2 bags this time cuz she, being the awesome mom she is, brought a bag full of stuff I forgot. Including my tall riding boots, my DVD remote, shower slippers, pens/highlighters/pencils, and etc! YAY!
Looking forward to the Dressage Club meeting. And can’t wait for my lesson on Monday! Ty’s there! Ahhh! *squeal*
And my grandpa gave me $20 to use towards a horse show! I’ll have to send him pics!
And I got Squirt! They make it in diet now. I’m addicted to diet soda… but… I know… I got the regular kind! Can you believe it? I can’t.