~I'm happy because...
I signed up for orientation for school in November!
My friend and I kind half-@$$ed of toured the school yesterday and I signed up for an official tour for next week!
My boys and I went for a walk and they didn't bark at every single person we saw along the way!
I got some new followers this week - welcome!
My old boss got fired! I would've preferred the asst. manager got fired though. And yes, I'm fully aware this makes me a bad person because I'm happy about someone else's failure.
I enjoyed a large chocolate cupcake this morning that I got for free!
I got a new book to read!
So...I'm still kind of undecided about how I feel about this. Last Sunday, I went to my parent's house for dinner, as I usually do. When I came home, it was already dark. There's a stop sign just before my block. While stopped there, I happened to notice a truck in my driveway. Pretty much anyone who knows me knows that I have dinner at my parent's house on Sunday's. Because I was still far enough back and it was fairly dark, I didn't recognize the truck and since I share a driveway with my neighbor, I figured it must be one of his friends, although I found it odd that they'd park on my side.
Once I pulled into the driveway, I immediately recognized the truck as belonging to the cute landscaping guy. I couldn't imagine what he was doing there until I saw the trailer attached to the back of his truck heaping with branches. And then I noticed my rosebushes.
When I was over at his house for the yardsale, he'd given me a lecture on how I needed to water my grass and take better care of my rosebushes. He seemed geniunely shocked when I told him I do water my yard! It's green so I don't know why that would surprise him?! He was telling me he could take care of my rosebushes for me and I could pay him or not. I told him I wasn't going to worry about it for right now because I don't even know if I'm going to be able to keep my house. Maybe I'd have him come help me next year if I'm still living there.
Well - this guy, that I'd only ever met once before, decided to take it upon himself to trim my rosebushes for me. Without my permission or approval when I wasn't even home! I was truly shocked! I talked about it to one person and she said she would've called the cops if it her was her and have him charged with destruction of property. Someone else said she thought he was just trying to help and that I was making too big of a deal out of the whole thing. She didn't understand why it would bother me because he was just being nice. I told her it bothered me because I don't even know this guy and he took it upon himself to trim them down to nothing when I wasn't home and he didn't even bother to ask.
This is what really bothered me though. Yesterday, I volunteered with his mom. I decided not to say anything because I really do enjoy volunteering there and want to keep the peace since I know she really enjoys it too and doesn't plan to quit anytime soon.
The first half hour or so was fine and there was no mention of it. Then she pulled me aside and asked if I noticed my rosebushes. Um, how could I not? There's pretty much nothing left of them. Then she tells me it would be nice if I could pay her son for helping me. My jaw dropped and finally I said that I don't even get enough from unemployment to cover my bills so no, I would not be paying him. She then suggested I make him some cookies. I just continued to stare at her. Finally, she said I could at least stop by and say thank you and tell him what a good job he did. I didn't really say anything to that. We got back to doing our work but she kept bringing it up throughout the time we were there. We were standing next to each other while we were handing out food so it's not like I could avoid her. During clean up, I opted to vaccuum because I knew she'd have to leave me alone then.
Am I overreacting or would this whole situation bother you too?
In honor of my rosebushes (or rather, lack of...), here are some beautiful roses.
Don't remember where this one came from