Today was a perfect waste of a day since I had to go to work. It is probably the nicest day I should have had off in the last couple of weeks, and I am a bit disheartened by this. I should have been outside playing with the boy, but rather I was inside working on someone elseâ€™s computer. I figured since I had to go into work anyway, I might as well bring it to them today.
On a happier note, at lease the elevator to the stage did not break this year. As a couple of you know, Mom and my wife, just as the performance was about to begin last year, the elevator broke. Imagine a large group of Marine musicians climbing out of an eight foot hole in the floor, instruments in hand, and you have the general picture. We did however manage to make it to the other side of the ballroom to march out and perform a concert.
I do feel bad for my wife, though, because none of the people that said they would be at her baby shower actually showed up. The not showing up is not the irritating part, but the fact that they said they would and did not really irritates me. I think that is in poor taste. If you are not sure you are going to make, say that in your RSVP. If you show up, great surprise, if not, oh well. It is not like anyone forced you or tried to guilt you into coming.
I guess that is the basic trend around here though. People are so concerned with themselves that they forget about the other people in their life. To me, the other people in your life are what make your life worth living. How empty would my life be if I was only concerned with how things affected me?