So a couple days ago I was at work. I won't go into the details of what happened, but an unreasonable and haughty lady ended up yelling at me and my friend/co-worker. It was sooo uncomfortable and embarrassing. And she was the type of person that just thinks they're right and won't listen to reason. So we apologized a couple of times for what she was mad at (after which she of course had to repeat herself) and finally she left. We were both rather shaken up about it, and we talked for a bit. I told my friend that really we shouldn't worry about it too much because she was just one person, and tons of other people have really enjoyed the exhibit, and she just handled it badly, and that's not our fault. Well, I knew that my friend was the kind of person to take stuff like this to heart (not unlike myself) and I felt really bad for her. Most of the bad vibes were directed at her, and she had just gotten done telling me about all this other stuff that she's going through right now. Stuff that just makes you go, "how can people be so mean?" Stuff that should be easy to shrug off because it's so obviously messed up, but that really just hurts.
Anyway, after my friend left, I just couldn't concentrate on anything and I just kept thinking about it. Finally I called Terral. He happened to be on campus and said he could come over to talk to me a bit. So I spilled out the whole story and he mostly just listened, but that was what I needed. He let me know he didn't think I should worry about it because it was the lady's fault. I felt better, and I was able to get back to doing the things I needed to.
Later that evening at home, the subject came up again. I told him all the reasons that I was hurting for my friend. I had left her a message afterward, hoping to cheer her up, but I hadn't heard back. I thanked Terral for being so good to listen to me and help me feel better. His response?
"Well, you're carrying a lot of weight for your friend right now. The least I can do is carry a little weight for you."
And that's why I love my husband.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I figured I'd better at least post this in a timely manner. :) This is part of what's kept me away from the blog for so long. I have loved being in school, but I really am looking forward to being done with it. And my SENIOR RECITAL means that the end is near! It's actually going to happen. This is my last semester of classes, and then I student teach in the fall. And next December, I will be the proud recipient of a Bachelor of Music and a secondary education level I license. Whew.
I know most of you won't be able to actually come to the event, but the beautiful part of this invitation is that it's for all y'all. :) My recital will be webcast, so you can watch and listen from the comfort of your home if you so choose. Here is the link: http://www.suu.edu/pva/music/webcasts.html Webcasts happen in live time and are not archived, so the date and time do still matter.
Hope to see you there!