Her Version vs My (Correct) Version

CAITLYN SAYS:  She didn’t have a say as to what house we rented for our weekend in Niagara.

TRUTH:  As a group, it was decided an AirBnB would make more sense than a hotel.  I then researched dozens of options.  I took her suggested home and 3 of the ones that I thought would be good candidates and created a Facebook voting poll for our group message thread.  The others ladies, myself, AND Caitlyn unanimously voted for the house we all liked the best based on price, number of beds, and location.

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  Any time she suggested an activity, she was brushed aside and no one listened to her.

TRUTH:  Caitlyn thought it would be fun to go to a water park and rent a cabana.  I called the location and got prices and posted the information in our message thread.  Caitlyn mentioned a tribute band playing the night we arrived.  In the message thread, I agreed to the concert while a couple of ladies said that they wouldn’t be there in time, but to go ahead.

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  I changed plans multiple times.  I wanted to go to the haunted house, so we did.  I changed dinner plans in order to have my piercing done.  Again, she didn’t have a say in anything, I just got my way.

TRUTH:  We went downtown as a group when that was not necessary.  I wanted to go to the haunted house and said that A) not everyone had to come and B) I was also willing to cancel that idea.  Caitlyn did not even go to the haunted house.  But she did want to go down to the falls, so we did.

I decided to have my nipple pierced, which was something I had been talking about during the whole planning process of this trip.  I left to go and have this done at 4PM.  I was back by 5PM after going to the grocery store to get soda – for Caitlyn.  I went to have a little nap (as did she!) and when I came out, she was still gone and had told everyone that she didn’t want to go to dinner.

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  She was the one to find the other half of our group while all I did was complain.  She then navigated us through the casino to a restaurant and then out and to the nightclub.

TRUTH:  She found the other half of the group because she is a control freak who was uninterested in waiting for instructions as to where they were.  I waited until we knew where we were going.  And yes, my killer sexy heels were killing my feet as we walked all the way across the planet in the freezing cold at maximum speed.  I don’t know about the casino thing, but ok.  As for the restaurant – SHE DIDN’T WANT DINNER!!  And I specifically said I was not hungry.  So fuck off – she wanted to eat.  We went to the club as a group and I don’t know who was leading.  I was probably whining and complaining the whole way there.  I know I was mad as we passed the club I wanted to go to the in first place.

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  For the first hour at the club, she was the only one dancing.  She was there “for hours” and was assaulted twice before deciding to go home.  She then noticed that this club was close to the AirBnB she had suggested and was mad cause she could have walked back alone instead of needing an uber.

TRUTH:  She was miserable and we all knew it.  The thing is this:  I told her she didn’t have to come because I knew it wasn’t her thing and I was ok with that.  I personally wanted to dance and had said this to the group weeks before we even went on this weekend trip.  Regarding the assaults… that really has nothing to do with me.  First of all, I didn’t even know it had happened.  Secondly, I didn’t want to go to this club.  The club that someone told us that the American guys are particularly aggressive at, but everyone insisted would be fine.  More to that next.  And the AirBnB – well we went over that already.

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  She needed to go and buy clothes she didn’t want or need so that we could go out to the club I was forcing us all to go to.

TRUTH:  Part One:  1.  Months in advance, I inform everyone that I want to go dancing, but if it’s not your thing, no worries, I can go alone.  This is the only thing that I really wanted to do over the weekend, so I was going to go, with or without people.  2.  I put our names on the guest list at Club A.  I tell the group.  3.  The morning we are leaving, I show everyone in the FB thread the dress I am bringing to go out clubbing to.  We drove up together and the entire time we are talking about dancing and getting dressed up.  4.  Saturday morning, I tell everyone that the club sent the dress code.  Caitlyn says that she doesn’t have anything to wear to the club.  She says that she will go to value village and buy something.  5.  She got dressed with everyone, she even let everyone do her hair and makeup.

Part Two:  I picked Club A because no one else cared where we went – until Saturday afternoon, AFTER I went to have my piercing.  I came out of the bathroom and everyone was talking about instead going to Club B because there was no cover charge… even though we were informed the crowd of guys were known for being pushy.  Not my choice, but what the group decided.

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  She messaged the group about going to another club/bar that had food and maybe dancing.  Or we could just all go home.  The 3 of them went home and apparently one of them received a message that the 3 of us were also coming home.  She then ordered pizza and went to the balcony.

TRUTH:  I informed everyone before we left to go to the casino/club that my phone was almost dead.  Stupid, I know, but I forgot to charge it.  Anyway, I did not get that message.  One of the girls I was with didn’t even look at her phone, and the last one just said we should go home.  I agreed because… why the fuck would we leave one club to go to another?

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  I called her and the other two “bitches”.

TRUTH:  Yes.  I said “We came home and these bitches aren’t even here.”  All the lights were off, it was quiet, and I had just been told that they found a different bar.  I was annoyed and very, very drunk.

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  She was pissed but kept a smile on her face the whole time.

TRUTH:  She didn’t talk to anyone, she stayed on her phone, she declined to play the group card game to instead sit alone, she then went to bed without much more than a “Goodnight”.  We knew she was pissed off.

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  We ditched her and abandoned her with no food on Sunday morning.

TRUTH:  This part bugs me so much.  I got up in the morning, still a bit tipsy.  We needed to check out at 11AM.  I started packing my crap when it was mentioned that I could drive back in Car B with my bestie and Allie so that we could get me home a little faster and they could see my daughters before they went for a nap (my BEST friend wanted to see her “nieces” because she’d gotten them gifts and hadn’t seen the girls in a year).  There was also freezing rain in Ottawa, where my bestie and A live, so they wanted to get on the road.  I mentioned this to the other two ladies who drove up with Caitlyn and I, and they didn’t see a problem.  Sara was bunking with Caitlyn and she was going to wake her up, but felt bad.  We all then started bringing our bags and shit downstairs, I got in the car and left.  As for the food – 1.  I bought all of that fucking food.  2.  I know I left the bananas, cause Sara wanted them.  3. SHE’S A FUCKING ADULT.

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  We should have woken her up.

TRUTH:  Maybe.  But since she is my neighbour, pretty much (yep, awkward), I didn’t think we needed to have some long, drawn out goodbye.  And since she doesn’t know my bestie and A overly well, we didn’t think she would care either way.  The other two ladies didn’t think it was a problem to just leave, and neither did we.  5 out of 6 people said it was alright to go home, we really didn’t think that we were doing anything wrong.  She then made a comment about the cleaner being the one to wake her up, but… there were two other people there!  Why would waking her up be my job??

 

CAITLYN SAYS:  I didn’t have the balls to call her on Sunday after she texted me to say she was pissed.

TRUTH:  SHE TEXTED ME FIRST.  I then apologized 3 times and she replied with “Thanks”.  I tried to speak with her many times and was shut out.  It was 3 weeks later when I AGAIN reached out to her to see if she wanted to meet.  I text because no one calls anyone anymore, she wouldn’t have answered anyway, and I am busy and don’t want to call her.  If she can give me the silent treatment then she can deal with me texting instead of calling.

 

 

OK, now that I got that out, I feel a bit better.

Honestly, she twisted every little thing to make it my fault.  My husband says that she was just mad and I was her punching bag, she was “projecting”.  And maybe that is the case, but it’s so totally uncalled for.  I am no one’s punching bag – NO ONE.

I have therapy tomorrow… and I’m fairly certain this will be the thing we chat about for the whole hour.  I’m writing to try and get it all off of my heart and out of my brain.  I have been talking to Cody about it, but I don’t want to burden him either.  He and Caitlyn’s husband are good friends.  So, I’ll talk with my therapist tomorrow and then maybe put most of this to bed.

Hopefully.

 

beanie

 

ps – to clarify the assaults:  A female had “hit on” Caitlyn and felt her up; someone elbowed her in the ribs.

I take sexual assault and violence against women very seriously.  Had Caitlyn told me what happened, of course I would have been there to assist, report, whatever needed to happen.  But she did not tell me.

And I hate to say it, but… in a packed club, people get elbowed.  Generally it’s accidental.  Not always, but sometimes.  Once again, had I known, I would have done what I could to help!

ABC – 123

Cody got the girls up and fed while I pumped (he was going to let me sleep, but my boobs had other plans) and now he’s making homemade waffles for breakfast!  Eat your hearts out, people.

Anyway, having the best husband in the world has allotted me a few spare minutes, so I thought I’d do this quick and fun post!

A- Age:  turned 31 in February

B- Biggest fear:  Losing my babies, husband, dad, brother.  Just death in general!
C- Current Time: 8:26AM EST
D- Drink you last had: Diet Pepsi.  Mama needs caffeine but doesn’t drink coffee.
E- Easiest Person To Talk To: My husband.
F- Favorite song:  “Hallelujah” by MHJR 

G- Grossest Memory:  I barfed on my bff when I was younger.  We’d just been on that stupid Viking boat ride at the town fair and my tummy was not happy.

H- Hometown:  a teeny, tiny town in way way northern Ontario

J- Jealous Of:   hmmm… people who can eat anything and remain slim?  I don’t know.  I don’t feel jealous about anything right now.  My life is amazing.
K- Killed Someone:  uh… no….
L- Longest Relationship: 8 years with Cody!
M- Middle Name: Ellen
N- Number of Siblings: 4 brothers

O- One Wish:  my babies to grow up healthy and happy.
P- Person who you last called: my husband… 3 days ago (who’s got time for phones?)
Q- Question you’re always asked:  “Are they twins?”
R- Reason to live:  my family
S- Song you last sang: “Ex’s and Oh’s” by Elle King (I am in love with this song!)

T- Time you woke up:  1AM, followed by 4:15AM, then 5:30AM, and finally up for the day at 7:07AM
U- Underwear Color:  pink
V- Vacation Destination:  Cody and I went to Iceland last year and we’d totally go again.  That being said, our nearest vacation plans will be to family events (gag me) and eventually camping trips next year when the babies are older.
W- Worst Habit: overeating, for sure
X- Xrays you’ve had: arm, head/neck, sinuses, and I think that’s it?
Y- Your favorite food: poutine!
Z- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

What are your ABC’s?

It’s All Fun and Games

I like to mess with my husband.

On Monday, we had repair guys from our home builder come in and, obviously, repair some issues with our floors.  In order to do this, we had to move everything out of our bedroom and into the other rooms temporarily.  When they left and before we moved anything back into the room, I suggested that we paint our “feature” wall.  He was up for it, so off to Home Depot we went.  We bought a neutral, brownish color and started painting the wall.  When the feature wall was complete, I looked at the other walls and noticed that they were more yellow than cream and it clashed with the new color.  Well, not really clashed, but reminded me of these chocolate and banana lollipops I used to get when I was a kid.

The color combo ended up looking like the first lollipop.
The color combo ended up looking like the first lollipop.

This color combo was not what I had in mind, so I told Cody we had to paint all of the walls.  When we were just about finished (one wall left to go), I told Cody I hated it.  He gave me a fake “Ha. Ha. Verrrrry funny, peep” and I looked at him with the straightest face I could manage.  “No, seriously.  It’s too dark,” I replied.  He looked horrified and I couldn’t hold it in anymore.  I said I was joking and he told me it was ok, but to make a decision before the second coat went on.

Turns out, I love the color.  I’ll post a before and after picture when we’re finished putting everything back.

Last night, I was on Pinterest and sure enough, came across something I knew Cody would hate:

B:  Oooh, look!  Cauliflower cheese sticks!

C:  Fuck.  Off.

B:  They actually look kind of good.  I’m just going to make them for you and not tell you.  You’ll probably love them.

C:  Yeah, ok. (with a look of horror that I might actually do it)

B:  Actually, you’ll come home and I’ll say “Look!  I made cheese sticks!” and you’ll say “No you f-ing didn’t.  We’re on a diet.”

C:  (Looking relieved and as if HE came to that conclusion) It’s gross.  I mean, come on.  You have to work so hard to fake good food?  Congratulations.  You literally just made cheese covered cauliflower.  Not cheese sticks.

B:  They probably have garlic butter on them.  Wait!  I should make them for our party next week.

C:  Yeah!  And then we can never have people come over again!

If you don’t know, I love his cauliflower rants.  They are hilarious.

I also find any opportunity to scare my husband.  Whether it’s forcing him to watch a scary movie (we’re going to see Annabelle soon!), jumping out when he’s not expecting it, or telling him I hear weird noises, I LOVE IT.  I also hide on him.  I can twist myself into weird positions which make it easy to hide in certain spots.  In our condo, I squeezed between our washing machine and the wall and it took Cody forever to find me.  My best spot in the house was fitting myself in our linen closet, under the bottom shelf – very awkward and uncomfortable.  Why do I do this?  Well, I hide when Cody doesn’t expect it.  He will then realize I’m “missing” and I’ll hear his sad voice call out my name.  When I don’t answer, you hear him say “Aww, man……” in an ever more distraught voice – he knows the game is on.  He will try to wait me out and not look for me, but I’m determined.  When Cody finally starts the search, he brings a broomstick.  Instead of opening shower curtains, he pulls them to the side with the broom.  He turns on each and every light.  Instead of opening doors like a normal person, he flings them open super fast and jumps to the side.  He hates it and I love every second of him hating it.

I think I just realized I’m an evil wife.

I love my husband and I love being able to mess with him.

beanie