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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pour Your Heart Out: Margaritas All Around

If you need more info about Pour Your Heart Out, see THIS post.

But, really, it's anything that YOU consider pouring your heart out.

Be sure to check out some of the links- you will find some amazing stories out there.
Again, just a brief reminder that everyone linking is pouring their hearts out and we should all be respectful in our comments. ;)


Apparently, I have a problem with reading a calendar and didn't realize when I registered to go to Type A Mom that it was the week before my brother's wedding. I somehow thought there was an extra week in between September 24th and October 1st. Sadly, the calendar won out and I was wrong.

So, that put me getting back from being away at the conference for three days....to needing to pack up and leave two days later. As you are reading this, I'm most likely visiting family.

Such crazy timing has put me in a mood to have a random heart pouring. All the things that are weighing on me right now.

Maybe  I should have blogged about the conference first, before continuing my story about my past, because that felt draining. Good, but draining. Thanks so much to everyone for your supportive comments about my story.  Posts about the conference are coming, though, I promise.

This week, I'm visiting family and friends for the first time since we moved almost a year ago. I'm excited, but also stressing as to how I can possibly fit everything in, since we will only be there from Wednesday until Sunday morning...and I have the rehearsal dinner on Friday night and the wedding on Saturday, so that really doesn't allow a whole lot of extra time.  I wish that I could really get to spend time with everyone that I want to see, but I just don't see how it's possible.

My boys absolutely cannot wait to see my best friend's boys. Which is a total blessing, since I can't wait to see her, either.  I loved when we lived close and got to see each other every week. She understands me like no one else does. Everyone needs a friend like that.

I planned a night out with my margarita girls. Love them, but it feels weird because I haven't seen them in so long and we haven't been great at keeping in touch. Part of me is hurt about this, but another part of me knows that it's just as much my fault as it is theirs. And no, they don't know about this blog.

Totally stressing about Monkey's cat allergies, since my parents have a cat and his eyes now instantly swell up if he's anywhere near an animal these days. Bright red little slits for eyes will not be attractive in the ring bearer for my brother's wedding.

When I say parents, I really mean my mom and my stepdad. Though, I will be seeing my father and his wife at the wedding, too. I haven't talked to them in over 4 years.  By my own choice, because I decided it was the best thing to do for my kids. I'm worried that they are going to cause a scene.

Though, while we're at it, my mother could cause a scene, too, since she hates that we moved away again.

I'm happy for my brother that he is marrying someone that he loves. I really hope that their day is all that they imagine it to be and that everyone remembers that it is their day and only about them.

*I'm probably going to be a little absent this week since I'm away, but I will catch up with everyone when I can....and next week if I don't get any computer time while I'm away.

Please link up your Pour Your Heart Out posts: whether you are talking about one topic or you need to get a bunch of random things out like I did this week- remember it's your definition of pouring your heart out. Please take the time to visit some of the other linkers to share in their stories, too.



Blogger We 2 Bees said...

Enjoy your time away! It's always hard to fit everyone in, but I'm glad you will be able to see your BFF! That is important!

September 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Cheryl D. said...

Have a great time and don't sweat the small stuff!

September 29, 2010 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

have a good trip. family isn't always about a 'good time' but you know what i mean.
re: cheryl d above me - my husband used to say "don't sweat the petty stuff and don't pet the sweaty stuff."
ew right?

September 29, 2010 at 12:51 AM  
Blogger From Tracie said...

I'll be praying for you this weekend. I know that with seeing your dad this could be very stressful. Hold on to the good stuff!!

September 29, 2010 at 1:17 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

Have a wonderful time and don't worry to much about what you can and can't do. Just enjoy everything you are able to get in!Praying things go well on all accounts

September 29, 2010 at 3:23 AM  
Blogger Simoney said...

HEy Shell, I'll be thinking of you at the wedding and hoping it all goes off without drama or fuss. Here's hoping you have a lovely time with all the people you love without any yuck. HUGS.
luv Simone

September 29, 2010 at 4:24 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Enjoy your away time!

September 29, 2010 at 6:08 AM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

{{{HUGS}}}} Family drama always throws an interesting twist into things. I hope everyone bucks up for your brother's sake and it goes better than you think.

My link up today is a bit of a doozy, so I'll apologize in advance ! :)

September 29, 2010 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

When you get this comment, just know I am praying for peace! I would have all the same anxieties. It can be exhausting. Try to enjoy the getaway and what family and friends you are able to see. As far as possible scene causing goes...remember you cannot control the actions of others, you can only control your reaction! I'm praying you'll shine. {{{HUGS}}}

September 29, 2010 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Mumsy said...

Shell, have a good time at the wedding, and don't stress out. It's easier said than done, I know, but just block them all out.

September 29, 2010 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Good luck with your family... that is all I can say... I know it is going to be hard ((hugs))

I am making Margarita night extra hard since I don't really know the other girls... I can back out if it makes it easier for you.

My kids are way excited about seeing your kiddo's too!

I feel like I am pushing myself too much on you this week - if I am causing you any anxiety just tell me and I will step back.

September 29, 2010 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I hope everyone behaves themselves and no one makes a scene!!

Try to relax and have fun!

September 29, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Amethyst Moon said...

I hope it goes, well. Especially with your Dad. Who knows maybe he's changed? (hopefully wishing for you) I'm sure you'll have so much fun reconnecting with the rest of your family and your friends, that your father will be just a passing thought.
Have fun!

September 29, 2010 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Good luck this week. I know how time with family can be both stressful and a blessing. Will be sending good thoughts your way!

September 29, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

Have a great time dude

September 29, 2010 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Di said...

I hope you have an enjoyable drama free time and squeeze in as much as you can. We'll miss you out here in bloggy land!

September 29, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Family drama... sheesh. It seems like I'm living a little bit of that right now myself. Good luck and I hope you can find some joy and happiness while you are there.

P.S. I actually did link up two posts that I wrote this week. I thought Pour Your Heart Out was on Tuesdays so I wrote something then, and then last night I felt the need for another post. Hope that's alright.

September 29, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

I pray that this week is smooth. I know how stressful these family events can be. I also understand the upset mother because we moved further away bit. Missing you!

September 29, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I hope the wedding goes as planned and for your sake, and everyone else's, no one causes and scenes!

That's definitely a lot to squeeze in in a few days, but I'm glad you do have time to hang out with some old friends. I hope you have fun!

September 29, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Closer to Lucy said...

Tagged ya, but it'll still be there when ya get back...


September 29, 2010 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger chele said...

You certaintly have a lot on your plate. Take a breath, say a prayer and before you know it, you'll be back in the comfort and peace of your own home.

September 29, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger ModernMom said...

Oh you have a busy week ahead. Hope you enjoy every moment:)

September 29, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Renegades said...

You are worrying about things that might happen but they might not too.

Hope everything goes well.

September 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Salt said...

My fingers are crossed for your brother and his fiancé. I hope that everyone will be able to leave their drama at the door!

September 29, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Your family gathering sounds a tad like mine... cringing at the outbursts that might happen ~ usually by my own parents.

I hope you have a fabulous trip!!

September 29, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you have a great time too and that the dramas won't show up. Weddings are a wonderful time. Have fun girl!

September 29, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

Love you! Hope everything goes as planned!!! *HUGS*

September 29, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger DaisyGal said...

hoping your weekend is filled with smiles and love and lots of happiness, that everything goes as smoothly as it can. YOU deserve that. :)

September 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

I hope everything is amazing and wonderful and your parents behave!!

Congrats to your brother!

September 29, 2010 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Oh, weddings with family drama are always interesting! Praying for a beautiful, peaceful day!

September 29, 2010 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Family drama, ugh! Try to enjoy the wedding and ROCK that new dress!

September 29, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Semi-Slacker Mom said...

One word, Xanax. No seriously, don't worry about anything because whatever happens will just add to the memories. And hopefully your parents have enough couth to not show out at a wedding. Have fun. Drink heavily.

September 29, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Try to enjoy the time away- I know how draining family trips can be though! Will miss chatting with you but enjoy the margarita!

September 29, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

What the heck? I finally start blogging again and you go off and make merry elsewhere! Have fun, Shell!

September 29, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Hutch said...

I used to have those trips when I would visit home from the east coast. They are definitely draining, but so many memories come out of it!

I know it's unrelated, but your son is in the wedding and you weren't asked to be a bridesmaid? I'm still offended for you :)

September 29, 2010 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I hope the wedding is wonderful and that the wedding gifts will include NO SCENES!

September 29, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger The Empress said...

Enjoy your time away.

It'll feel so good, and we can't wait to hear about it..

September 29, 2010 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger The Wishful Lamb said...

hope u have a good time hun!

September 29, 2010 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I hope you are having a FANTASTIC time!!

September 29, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope it's all going great!

September 29, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger shortmama said...

Hope you have a great time seeing everyone and no scenes!

September 29, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

Have fun!! Are you guys going out anywhere fun in PIT?? Jealous!!

I am sure the wedding will be a blast!

September 30, 2010 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

the word Margarita caught my eye :)

September 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
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