Sunday, December 6, 2009

Meet Me Halfway....


New York this weekend got hit with the first snow fall of the year. Nothing rings in Christmas like snow. That's snow on my head not dandruff hehe. Ironically my favorite Christmas song John Lennon's "This is Christmas" came on the radio while I was driving in it. I dunno I think the song is cute. The snow of course brought with it a storm.

I was supposed to go to a friend's birthday party where I might see a sorta-ex mess but the hours past by and I didn't get a text of location or time. The curious lil cat that I am, texted the friend, "Hey is anything still going on?". I had been invited to these festivities earlier in the week but the answer was, "Oh sorry I forgot to fill you in on the details it's at so-&-so." I was forgotten. Well with the snow storm I couldn't go anyway. My car does not drive good in the snow. Honda Civic's are light in the snow. But it still hurt. It's not like I wasn't invited but I would have liked to be included in the location. Who knows what happened that my friend forgot to let me know the time & place.

Later in the weekend I tried to save the weekend by going into the New York City. I don't know if any of you have ever walked through the streets of this city but when it's raining you feel like your in a movie. People are running, trying to hail cabs, and the rain seems to hit you just a little harder. All I could think of was the movie, "The Day After Tomorrow" when New York fills with water. I feared looking behind me cuz I didn't want to see the wall of water. lol.

I also found out I can't hail a cab. I'm 5'4" but I guess I'm a lil small. I put my hand out and just wasn't effective enough in the rain. So I walked to my uncle's apartment in the rain/snow. It was about 13 blocks down & 5 blocks across. I got my exercise for the year tho, ya know? It was funny I had put my black nice dress on, had jeans on under it, and sneakers, and had a shop rite recyclable bag with my other shoes & panty hoes in it to change into. My sopping wet hat & hair was everywhere. I must have looked like a wreck. No wonder the cab didn't stop...lol.

Last week I was asking for a lil push from you guys to do things. The comments and the events of this week have pushed me. I've been put the test and now I have to take it. I was thinking about things waiting in the train station to go to NYC and a song came on....

Isn't it Always the case when you least expect it the perfect song comes on that explains the moment better than you ever could? Well the song, "It's too late" by Carole King came on just at the right moment of my thoughts. I substituted the "we" for "I". Here are the lyrics:

"And it's too late, baby, now it's too late
Though I really did try to make it
Something inside has died
And I can't hide and I just can't fake it."

- Carole King

Yeah those lyrics sum it up. It's a shame. But it is too late, too much has been done. This week is going to odd. I'm going to be a lil hap-hazard and random in my actions. But I can't keep trying to hail a cab that isn't going to come. Maybe if I wear platform shoes that'll work next time???? hmmmmm.... Well Cheers to change & decisions. Til Tomorrow...

Maybe if I can just meet you halfway? Just halfway. This way you don't have to go far...not the full way...maybe that'll be enough for you...

22 comments:

Leah said...

It was a sign for you to move on... from the failed text about the location of the party to the rains and the cab that was hard to find... time to make some changes. It will be okay Melanie. Hugs!

Zoe said...

I also agree with Leah, u should come to Bangkok and see the situation when it rains or when we have those thunder storms looks even worse than the movie 2010 , lol...
Love ur picture with the snow..I wish we had some snow here^^

angel6033 said...

aww, how beautiful snow!! that pic is lovely! I am sorry that you had some crummy times..:(...I am sure you'll figure out what to do soon...

Valeriesoh said...

heads up darling.... I fail at doing things and getting things done ALL THE TIme... hehee

Barry said...

Hey Melanie,

I tend to agree with Leah, in that this happened for a reason. It may not even become evident to you until later.

I know you feel bummed out about it, but try not to take the oversight personally. Sandy and I had our Christmas party on Saturday and there were quite a few people I like who I realized I hadn't invited. But it was nothing personal against them.

I love your attitude honey, in that if things aren't going your way you work on changing them. You're inspirational to many I think, including me. :)

Here are some partial lyrics from a Kenny Loggins song, your last paragraph made me think of it. I'm not sure if they'll have any significance for you but...

MEET ME HALFWAY

In a lifetime
Made of memories
I believe
In destiny.

Every moment returns again in time
When I've got the future on my mind
Know that you'll be the only one.

Meet me halfway
Across the sky
Out where the world belongs
To only you and I.

Meet me halfway
Across the sky
Make this a new beginning of another life.

B
x

Keith said...

It sounds like you had quite a weekend. Sorry about the weather situation. We've been getting a lot of rain here. The ground has gotten so soggy. Plus some areas have gotten flooded. Have a great week. Cheers!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Oh Melanie...
Doesn't it seem like everything bad sort of all clumps together? I feel terrible about your friend forgetting to tell you the location. What an awful thing to do. It sort of reminds me of a friend I had in college. I thought we were really close, but every time we made plans to hang out she would forget to show up or forget to tell me where to meet her. Some people are just so wrapped up in their own world, they forget about everything else but themselves...I don't know what else to say. :S
I'm glad you were able to head out to NYC for the weekend, but sorry you had to walk in the rain! My poor friend! I hope you are okay. :)
I love that song by Carole King, sad as it may be. It is definitely your anthem right now.
I hope you have a wonderful week. You truly deserve it. :)

woodlandsblonde said...

I can't help but feel like we're in a similar boat. I've never heard that song before...but I like it. It says a lot for me too. I'm sorry your friend forgot to text you the info- I'm sure she was just busy. You don't seem forgettable. Keep your head up :) Life's too short to look down!

jayne said...

oh god that sounds awful, yes I love when friends say they are there for you and then totally flake out. sadly it happens to me all of the time too. hopefully that friend will apologize or you can subtly ignore them (without being intentionally mean)

Bathwater said...

Well you opened yourself up to going. That was the important thing. You didn't let the fact "he" might be there hold you back. It will be easier next time.

Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara said...

Melanie!

This is my first time visiting your blog. I follow Jennifer at "I Know, right?" and she recently mentioned you on one of her posts. I really like your blog.

It is interesting how we both started our blogs at the end of this summer (according to your profile info), and yet you have so many more followers. How did you do it>?

I hope we can become friends and exchange links!

Buenos deseos,
Aquiles

Susan R. Mills said...

Definitely a sign. I'll be thinking about you this week. Take care.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Melanie! Sorry to hear about that the no-show text - but don't forget, it was THIER loss! Life is funny sometimes but just keep on going, enjoy the snow and it was great you had your uncle was close by. Hang in there, when things look the worse that's when good things start to happen!

drollgirl said...

hang in there. maybe the week will just get better and better? that is what i am hoping!

The Cherry Blog said...

Sometimes random thngs happen for a reason (or so my mother always tells me) ! hope ur ok. x

LENORENEVERMORE said...

So sorry to hear this, This week certainly going to be better~ snow or shine! LOL on the dandruff x snow though!
xo*

Pixel Wild Child said...

I really want to visit New York one day... I have the feeling I am going to absolutely love it!
About the birthday invitation, well, what can I say, I understand you... but sometimes these negative things come to put in order who deserves our care and attention and who doesn't! :O)
Kisses hun!

Beth Dunn said...

I am the queen of failure. Trust me! Stay strong. xoxo

SC

Chessa! said...

everyone has these days...these moments...these weeks!

nando.gino said...

ugh, it hurted when we forgotten by our friend (or maybe our best friend). You know ? at leat you still can feel how the first snow in this christmas, not like me here in south east asia. I wish I could have my first snow. What we got here when christmas only big rains and big rains.

Secretia said...

Oh I love all of Carol King's songs.

Scientific Housewife said...

Just hang in there, it happens to all of us. Thanks for the comments on my christmas player, I had to put my blog into the Christmas spirit :)

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