After Brady and I made up, we were back in honeymoon mode. We were both going out of our way to be really nice. It was like we were competing to see who could be nicer. And I think both of us felt really guilty about how we’d been treating each other. He got me a card and wrote a short but sweet message in it and when we had our talk I think I made him cry. I’ve never seen Brady cry so I don’t know.
By the weekend, we’d made plans to sell some furniture, have people over on Saturday and go on two trips next month.
On Friday, I was out shopping and I ran into my old coworker, Whitney. Do y’all remember her? She was such an annoying kiss ass. We saw each other and both did a double take then she walked over to talk to me.
“Hey,” she said. “What are you doing here?”
“Just picking up some things,” I told her, holding up my armful of clothes.
“Cool. I’ve never been in this store. They have cool stuff.”
She just stood there looking around so I said, “So how have you been?”
Whitney turned back to me excitedly.
“Really well! I got a new job.”
“Oh. What are you doing now?” I asked.
“I’m an assistant at an accounting firm. I’m basically the office bitch, but I get paid way more and I have better benefits.”
“Yeah. I miss some of the people though. Especially Luke. I miss him so much.”
I didn’t even know that Luke and Whitney knew each other.
“I miss him too,” I said.
Whitney kept standing there so I kept trying to keep the conversation going, mostly just asking her things about her life. And she kept happily answering. It was almost like she was trying to convince me of how happy she is now.
Eventually I started to inch away and she was like, “I’ll come find you before I leave to say bye.”
And I may or may not have spent an hour in the fitting room just to avoid seeing her again.
That night, Brady and I had ice cream for dinner, tequila for dessert then we sat around watching movies and not moving from the couch. We fell asleep like that and when I woke up Brady was already awake and making breakfast.
Everyone began arriving around three. Guess who had the nerve to show up? Tia or Tiana or whatever the hell her name is. She’s friends with Brady’s guy friends and walked in with them. After Brady explained her existence to me, it bothered me less than it would have, but I still wasn’t feeling her. And she has a septum piercing and wore a crocheted crop top, no bra and booty shorts. I get that it was hot AF, but still.
Kendra and John came and I wanted to complain to Kendra about Tia, but she just wanted to talk about her baby and everything she shouldn’t do since she’s pregnant, but she also had to be discrete because she hasn’t announced it.
Lindsey offered to make her a drink, but Kendra said, “Well, I can’t because… I really just can’t.”
It was kind of cute.
At one point, I was standing in a group with my hubby, Lindsey, Tia, and one of their friends named Ian.
Tia pulled a little baggie out of her purse and started packing a bowl without even stopping the conversation. Just so nonchalant. They started passing it around the circle and it seemed unsanitary so I went and hung out with Kendra for a little while. Eventually she got too hot and they went home so I went to find Brady.
He was sitting at the patio with a hot finance friend and I sat on Brady’s lap.
“I’m going to marry you,” he greeted me.
We haven’t talked about marriage in a while especially after our huge falling out, but in the morning I mentioned that we should have a destination wedding and Brady agreed.
“Okay,” I shrugged like it was a normal thing to say.
“So we should get engaged in the fall. Like after your birthday, but before Thanksgiving,” he went on.
“You don’t even know what kind of ring I want,” I pointed out.
“We can find a time to go ring shopping,” he said.
Brady’s dad is ill and I think Brady is now freaking out about possibly losing him. And maybe he wants to rush and get married so both his parents can see. I don’t know.
Kendra said it sounds like we are rushing and I explained that we’ve talked about marriage forever.
“Honestly, I was just waiting for him. I’ve been ready from the moment we met,” I said.
Kendra laughed at me. “It just seems hasty.”
“It’s Brady’s decision. He’s the most logical, methodical person I know.”
And she couldn’t argue with that.
And my mom is ecstatic, obviously. She’s been texting me about venues in Houston even though I told her that we are having a destination wedding. And she asked, “Does your dad know?”
They got together and cleaned the house and separated some belongings a few weeks ago and I guess it went well. Now they’ve both been expressing interest in each other to me, but neither of them will talk to the other because they’re so stubborn.
After having people over on Saturday, we’ve been mostly staying to ourselves. Do y’all remember the conversation that started our big fight? The one where I was nagging Brady to buy a new place? Well, now he is willing to. When we had our talk he apologized for his “dramatic” reaction and gave in. But I told him we wouldn’t buy anything unless we truly, truly love it. So now I’ve been sending Brady listings daily and everything is overpriced in his opinion so I don’t know how it’s going to work.
I don’t have anything else to report. I’m sorry. Life is boring. I’ll try to post again soon. Bye!