I’m not feeling so swell lately. Not an illness, just malaise.
It may not be helping that my close friend from trivia — with whom I message almost daily — hasn’t responded to any of my personal messages, though she’s responding occasionally in the group chat.
This comes shortly after Tim unburdened himself (in her and my usually one-on-one chat) about an issue he had with me. To be clear, she already knew the issue, but only from my side. He apparently felt the need to chime in about his side of things since he knows her too.
I told him to never do that again and that it was an invasion. He may sometimes be able to see small snippets of our conversation if he gets a badge notification on the phone (if I’m using the iPad) and checks it out. But no matter what, it does not give him permission to include himself in our personal chat. He got the message loud and clear, mainly because I was pretty pissed.
But the admonishment only works moving forward. The deed was already done in this case. And I haven’t heard back from her since — which I’ve made Tim painfully aware of — despite my messaging her about a couple of other subjects.
I’m trying to tell myself that she just had an attack of introversion (it’s happened before) and needs some quiet time. But the fact that she’s commented a couple of times in our main group chat… Well, it makes me sad/anxious. I’m doing my best not to take it personally, but it ain’t easy.
We have a trivia meetup tonight, and I’m hoping she’ll tell me that she just needed to hole up for a bit. But I may not get the chance. She dropped out of the last meetup just a couple of hours beforehand. The last time she did that, she missed two weeks in a row. So there’s a chance she’ll drop again today. Which would mean more time in friendship limbo. Whee.
All of this came the weekend that I had to work overtime. And hey, maybe that was for the best because it gave me more things to focus on. But on the other hand: no days off makes for a grumpy gal.
Anyway, my point is that I’m not feeling terribly peppy and can’t think of much personal finance-y stuff to post about. So here are a few other blogs’ posts for you:
Go read this fabulous post from Bitches Get Riches about how mental illness affects your finances. I was going to use it as a jumping off point for my own post, but honestly I think they’ve said all there is to say.
Mom’s back in South Jersey.
A little late to this post from Revanche, but it’s an excellent breakdown of how they’re trying out/evaluating their different rewards cards.
A belated happy 4th blogoversary to Super Savings Tips!