But here are two really awesome things:
On Saturday night as we were getting ready for our evening, I mentioned to J that I intended to start tipping the hotel cleaning ladies and/or gentlemen.
"But you're only there for one night at a time," sayeth J.
"It doesn't matter," I sayeth. "It could be a different person each day. The point is, I have never tipped these people. And I think I should."
So this morning I shelled out three dollars, and laid it carefully on my pillow. It's less than I pay for a stupid decaf skinny grande hazelnut latte at Starbucks, y'all. (And screw you, Skinny: you are no White Chocolate Mocha with whole milk and whip and caffeine!)
When I arrived back at the hotel this evening, there was a note by the bed:
Thank you so much for the tip! If there is anything I can get you please let me know. Have a blessed day!
To which I reply here:
I love you.
And... Irma single-handedly ensures that I tip my housekeeper at every hotel I visit for all of eternity. (Sorry J!)
I caught up with my mom last night, who attended our cousin's wedding last Saturday (her first cousin's son, which makes him my "third" cousin? Something "removed"? I don't know.). As it turns out, my beloved cousin Lauren introduced the happy couple, the bride being her BFF and all, so she was a member of the bridal party. (My lord, this simple story just got really complicated.)
So someone on that side of the family really wanted to come to my wedding. In fact, this someone went so far as to assume he/she was coming, with the rest of his/her family, all eight of them for JC's sake! Alas, it was not to be.
So let's just say this someone sauntered up to Dave, Lauren's man, during the course of the festivities on Saturday night.
"So Dave, why do you think I wasn't invited to Melissa's wedding?" Someone asks, a bit obnoxiously, no?
"Hmm. Well, was Melissa invited to your son's [fancy] wedding [taking place here this evening]?"
"Well. I guess that might be why."
Not entirely why. But Dave? Awesome.