Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Slice of Birthday Whine

BirthdayCone

(this fun little birthday cone at McDonalds in Dillon, MT and YOUR FABULOUS DE-LURKING AND WELL-WISHING COMMENTS, were the only good things about the day…)

Have you ever decided to drive 10 hours on your birthday so that your husband could get to his “Man-cation” with his mission buddies on time?

I have.

Have you ever found out that the birthday dinner your mom planned with your relative, when you arrived, had to be cancelled because your husband’s boss was flying into town, unexpectedly, and so you had to leave way later than planned?

I have.

Have you ever fought with your husband the night before your birthday, so you sleep on the couch, because you can’t sleep by him when you’re irritated, and end up with a huge headache when you wake up?

I have.

Have you ever gotten an email while you were doing the last minute trip packing, on your birthday, that said this:  “Just got laid-off.  Sorry.  Be home in 30 minutes?”

I have.

Have you ever had your mom call, during your drive to Utah, on your birthday, and had her tell you that doctors found two kinds of cancer in your grandpa?

I have.

Have you ever had your tire blow out, on your birthday, at 10 o’clock at night, with 150 miles to go and NO repair shops open, so you pray really hard and drive 50 miles an hour, on the spare, all the way to your destination?

I have.

And now I have three words for you:

Crappiest. Birthday. Ever.

42 comments:

Linsey said...

Wow, bummer all around. I'm sorry about your grandpa. I hope the ice cream was the best you've ever had.

Jeanelle said...

oh NO! I'm so incredibly sorry. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make it all better. I think you should just look at that pic you put on this entry and either a. dream about that cone or b. just be happy that you have such stinkin' cute kids. I'm so sorry it had to suck on your special day.

Sarah Blue said...

That sounds like the worst birthday ever. I'm so sorry!!! :(

Rebecca said...

Well, then it's a good thing that the crappiest birthday ever is ALWAYS followed by the BEST birthday ever. It's like a law, made in heaven. So next year is bound to be perfect!

Annemarie said...

That is a crappy day, let alone Birthday. I'm sorry it sucked so bad.

Lisa-Marie said...

Man, you can't even make stuff like that up. I am so sorry that your day that I didn't presume could get any worse.....DID.

Please keep us posted on the job situation and your grandfather's health. I think cancer is the UGLIEST word in the English language. Even worse than PANTIES. And I loathe that one.

Lauren in GA said...

Oh, Jessica. I'm sorry.

This birthday didn't count. You are still 34 because you totally deserve a do-over.

I really am sorry.

Tristan said...

I'm seriously so sorry!

I am glad we got to get together though. It was fun to see you!

Shirley said...

Wow. I have no words. Thoughts and prayers headed your way!

Greg said...

Sorry you had a crappy birthday! DOn't get me wrong I am sad that Ryan lost his job, but my hope that maybe you WILL be closer has started glimmering again!!!

I know your birthday was bad and I would've bawled my head off (I already get depressed just that it is my birthday, I am weird like that), but you had 105 people wish you a happy birthday and tell you how wonderful you are that's gotta mean something! And I didn't even comment (I didn't read it until today), so that makes 106!!!

Anyways, Happy Belated Birthday from me! Lets catch up sometime SOON!

buddens said...

Wow. That IS really bad. I'm so sorry!

Jessica said...

Coming out of lurkdom again to say, officially, "WOW." I am so sorry. I had a Mother's Day one year that was so bad that I declared that we would not be celebrating that holiday anymore in our house. The next year was much better. Hopefully the same will apply for you. I can totally relate to the sleeping on the couch thing. Burns me up -- the hubby can sleep FINE after a fight, I get so hacked off being that close that I wind up going downstairs and am miserable in the morning. Aren't THEY the ones that are supposed to be on the couch??? Anyways, I hope that this week goes much better for your family.

Laurie said...

Holy crap. That really sucked. Now I totally wish we'd have gone out for ice cream after the cafe rio, just to make it up to you.

Carie said...

Sorry about your sad bday, Ryan's job, and your Grandpa.

Good news: how incredibly skinny you look in that picture, you gorgeous thing.

brooke romney said...

Sounds horrid. I am so sorry. All of that sounds like the hugest bummer ever.

Abbie said...

That is terrible! I'm so sorry. The good thing: next year has to be better, right?

diane said...

I just hope next year is better. It can't get much worse. Now go eat some ice cream.

Once when I was driving home from Utah, me and 6 kids, my a/c went out as well as my engine and I had to spend 4 days in St. George. August. 115 degrees. 6 kids. One hotel room. It was hellish.

stephi k said...

Yeah, i think you've got me beat. My worst birthday wasn't that bad. I'll be thinking about you and hoping to hear more about what's going on.
I'm coming to visit Spokane in 2 weeks. I'll keep in touch in case it works out for you to get together!

Jenibelle said...

Is my luck rubbing off on you?

Someday you will laugh about the crappiest birthday on record. A bad day = a great story (eventually)

Things looking up yet?

jessica said...

So I can easily say the highlight of your birthday was dinner with the girls at the White House the night before. I'm sorry your day was so crappy, how about a redo on August 14th.

Kristin said...

So sorry, now you need a week of celebration to make up for it. Just declare you are taking this week off. Faith is so cute, at least you have that going for you.

zeeny said...

Sorry it wasn't good. Just one of those things would bum me out. I think as we get older...birthday's aren't quite what they used to be! We'll keep you guys in our prayers...hopefully some great job will pop up in upstate new york!!

Valynne said...

Seriously?! Can all that really happen to ONE person in ONE day? So sorry! At least it can only get better, right?

♥Shally said...

Seriously. When you were a kid did you ever yell "REDO!" when games weren't going your way?

You need a redo. :(

Selfishly, I am glad I got to see you.

rubberbandgirl said...

I like the REDO comment.
And you were so pleasant when we saw you...:)
Thanks for taking the time and almost losing Seth, to be with us.

shauna said...

Wow. When it rains it pours. I am so sorry to hear of the downpour. But I have to agree, you look super cute and skinny. And Faith is to die for adorable!!!

Lindsey said...

Good GRAVY! That IS a crappy birthday! Hope you have had a few better days since then. . .

mahina said...

well, that was a doozie of a birthday! i think that takes the cake for the suckiest birthday ever! i say you need to a) pick a different day as a psuedo-birthday this year or b) celebrate your 1/2 birthday this year or c) all of the above!!

i'm glad you got that delish ice cream cone, at least, and that you arrived at your destination all in one piece, even though you were late getting there!

Ilene said...

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse.

Thanks for posting that picture of Faith (and you). Her smile kind of eases the pain.

I hope things look up and you can do a birthday do-over.

Emily said...

Sounds like the worst birthday ever. You definitely need a redo.

Sally said...

Oh Jessica. What a mess.

I hope things turn around for you...and quick.

nurse graham said...

Wow, that's a lot of crap for one birthday. I'm sorry that it didn't go as planned. I hope things are looking brighter.

Erin said...

Ugh. That was a craptastic day indeed--Cathryn called us about the job and Hal, of course. So hoping the rest of your trip had some bright spots. Still sad to have missed you all.

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry about your crappy birthday! You deserve a redo for sure!

Brooke said...

I'm soo sorry! I hope things get lots better really quick. That little Faith is a cutie.

Paige said...

But your arms look super skinny.

Anisa said...

Your birthday was such a bummer, but it was great to see you... and glad we found Seth.

krista said...

Wow! So sorry, hope the good stuff comes soon.
btw-previous delurking post-friends with Ryan from high school-my first intro to "mormonism". Good thing it was a great introduction!

Jenna said...

I think that considering all things, you definitely deserve a REDO! Hoping & praying that things get better soon. It's pretty remarkable that everything that could go wrong all had to happen on that one day.

katie said...

I agree that you look totally skinny. And I mentioned Ryan's job thing to Dan and he was like, doesn't he always end up getting a better job when this happens. You can always move back to California for work...housing prices are way better than they used to be :)

Camden said...

I don't even know you but I was actually crying by the end of this post. I'm sorry. That birthday really sucked. I had a similar one a couple of years ago--my husband had to rush out of town the night before for his grandma's funeral and I ended up in the hospital when my 9mos old got RSV. Better luck next year?

Jess said...

Holy Smokes. I think that may be the MOST craptastic birthday EVER. Despite the birthday cone. Mah. I'll ask husband about electronic job (he's in the tech sector in dc) from later post. He worked for Nortel (haaahahahahaha) and is now about to start working for a technology trade association. I have no idea what your husband's job description means, but hubs should. Maybe we can fix this whole crappy post birthday situation. We live in Leesburg, VA. It's pretty much the most rockin place on earth. Gorgeous. Kid friendly. Mormon explosion. The wards rock. And close enough to DC where you can enjoy the benefits of a big city, without living in or near a big city. More to come.