Tuesday, October 11, 2011

horrible friend award

I often feel like my year is 12 weeks shorter than everyone else. I have tried to explain to Eric that when I go to St George to work it feels like my life is put on hold, or paused, and when I get back home everything continues as if I'd never left. Lately this has become a problem. I am having a hard time intertwining my crazy work week with the rest of my life.
You see... I forgot my best friends birthday. Well, I didn't forget... I just didn't realize her day came and went. And I still feel horrible about it. I'm just pissed that I let myself only think about work and nothing else, or whatever it is that's causing my brain to NOT register that life goes on outside of my work bubble. I'm not sure I'll ever be a full time working mama, I'd probably forget I had kids and they would starve to death. Or something :)

Anyway, I feel so horrible that I missed Jaicee's birthday. I have a lot of girls that I consider to be my bestie's but Jaicee has been there for me through it all. Literally. Hair school (oh the drama!), heart break (lots of heart break), finding love (my ever lasting love haha), moving (she saved my sanity), and everything in between. If I could have grown up with a sister... I would've wanted her to be Jaicee :) She truly is amazing and the BEST best friend a girl could ask for! So here's that birthday shout out she deserves... a whole week late. #horriblefriend
Here's to me figuring out how to mesh my work life with everything else, making her missed birthday the best one ever :), and being bestie's for life (if I'm forgiven that is.. ha!) Can you make new years goals so close to the year coming to an end?? Oh and definitely pictures, morrre pictures! This girl likes being in front of the camera about as much as Eric does...


27 comments:

Alexis Kaye said...

Awh! I hate that feeling! But I'm sure she'll forgive you! You're a good friend :)

m&msmommy said...

UGH! That stinks!!! :( My best friend forgot my 30th birthday back in June (we've been friends since we were EIGHT!!!) and it stunk, but I forgave her! :) I'm sure she'll forgive you too!

Adorable pics! you both are SO cute! :)

Don't be too hard on yourself! :)

Jen said...

I can see how it would be pretty easy to do this, considering how quickly the days fly by! I swear life gets quicker by the week!
I feel like a horrible friend too because i feel like you and I haven't talked/emailed in foreverrrr and I miss you!!!!

Megan said...

I have totally been there! This year, I texted one of my best friends at 8 pm about her birthday!!! I forgot until that late! I felt horrible!!

Chase + Destiny said...

days and weeks FLY by! Don't you hate it?

ps I LOVE KRAVE!! I lived in STG for 2 1/2 years and that was one of the best places there!!

Ashley said...

Awww it happens to us all! I've been struggling with working and trying to get everything else done too.... like cooking for me and my husband... and cleaning our place... and doing laundry. Balance is hard!

We all forget an important date or two... but I'm sure your friend will forgive you. I sometimes worry about being a working mom too.... I have NO idea how moms do it. I'd definitely forget I had kids. ;)

Rach said...

Aww happy birthday to your friend!

Chase + Destiny said...

Im back also! haha. We lived right next to the school. My husband played baseball for Dixie. Where did you live?

P! said...

I'm guilty of that too... and I don't even go away for 25% of the time! It happens and you're so sweet to do this for her now. Happy Birthday to her!! :D

Emma Frances said...

I always feel so bad when I forget people's birthdays! At least you're totally going to make it up to her! She's going to forgive you!! :]

Erin said...

Aw! The truth is your best friend loves you regardless of this silly mishap! Things happen, but it does not mean we don't care! Don't worry love :)

Pamela said...

Awww Courtney! I am sure she understands!! You have been very busy, but I understand what you are saying. Things happen, it will be ok!! :)

sherri lynn said...

I hate when I do that! It's it the best to have such a close friend who you have so much history with?! I love it!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

aw, don't worry. you made up for it by creating this amazing and thoughtful post. i'm sure she understands. it's always sad then when we let down those we care about most. but i bet you are the best friend ever!
xo TJ

Asha said...

I think we've all made that boo-boo and she is obviously a true friend so you will be forgiven :)

I'm sure you are a great bestie and she's lucky to have you in her life!

Miss Amy said...

I've done this before too - and I feel your pain. but, what makes her your BFF is that she still loves you, I'm sure of it! :)

Lauren said...

You're just busy! You're a great friend! She understands I'm sure! :) I love your pictures!!! :)

JMB said...

Hey! At least you made it up to her child! You are an AMAZING sweet friend!! HOW have I never came across your blog!!?? You and your husby are sooooo sooo cute!!! LOVE it!! And I looove the wintery pictures!!!!! SO SO pretty!

xo

McKinley {Haolepinos} said...

Ohh man it is hard when you forget a birthday especially the BFF's. I totally use to be the same way when I worked, which is why I quit and am a stay at home mom. These pictures are so much fun!! You should do a whole post about your job, I want to learn more about it!

McKinley {Haolepinos} said...

Ohh man it is hard when you forget a birthday especially the BFF's. I totally use to be the same way when I worked, which is why I quit and am a stay at home mom. These pictures are so much fun!! You should do a whole post about your job, I want to learn more about it!

Madeline said...

Your blog is so cute! I'm so glad you commented on mine so I could find yours! Homemade pizza is totally worth it, and not hard at all! Try it out, you won't be disappointed :)

Ashley said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment yesterday Courtney! Hopefully you feel better about the missed birthday, I'm sure she forgave you!

Cute blog!!

C.Curley said...

I forgot my best friends birthday one year when I was studying abroad in London. Everything was so different being over there, and there was so much going on that was new and exciting, I guess I just didn't pay attention to the dates! I was actually talking to her on AIM (ha!) that night and finally she said, "so are you going to wish me a happy birthday or what?" I felt awful! Here's another terrible one... When I was a freshmen in college, I overdrew on my bank account a LOT. I had just overdrawn when I realized that my insurance was due and I had NO money. negative money in fact. So I called my step-dad, crying, begging for money and feeling pretty sorry. Finally he says, "You know it's my birthday, right?" Wow. Talk about a terrible person!!!!

Lauryn said...

I'm sorry you're feeling so miserable about this, but I'm sure your friend will forgive you! We all go through hectic times in our lives and forget things. It's just human nature. A good friend of mine forgot my birthday a few years ago and while it stung for a while, it doesn't bother me at all anymore. <3

mary said...

Hi beauty pop! Soooo think you are an amazing friend! And sometimes life just throws us of course and our brain forgets things, and then we come back to life again! Love your photos and of course your sweet words you wrote to her! xox!

Jamie said...

You're too sweet to be mad at! I am sure she forgives you!!!

Ocean Dreams said...

Aww every friend makes a mistake now and again. I'm sure she understood and you two take the cutest pictures together!! Life gets busy and it's no excuse but friendships can make it through it. You are a great friend my acknowledging that!

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