Monday, June 8, 2009

So I'm depressed.

Why can't I just enjoy milestones in our family? I don't know. I just get sad. Case in point: My hubby is graduating from dental school after many years of very hard work. You would think I'd be jumping for joy and instead I'm bawling my eyes out. Maybe if we'd been in dental school in Oklahoma or something I wouldn't be sad to leave. Last night Zach tried to cheer me up with a hefty dose of sarcasm. "Yah, I'm really gonna miss it here. I mean I just love this tiny apartment. The mold is really growing on me... literally. Who cares about parking, walking 3 miles to get somewhere is good for your health. I just love the beach too. It's always so sunny, never foggy or windy. It's fun to swim in freezing cold shark infested waters." He went on for quite some time. So, I decided to focus on the negative in the hopes that I'll stop crying my eyes out every other minute. Here's a few things I won't miss about our life in SF... in no particular order.

1) The almost always terrible service at restaraunts.
2) Not being able to enjoy a sunny Saturday because there are tourists EVERYWHERE.
3) Having such a small closet that Zach had to hang his pants on the treadmill.
4) No yard
5) Paper bags at the grocery store
6) Rude people at the grocery store
7) People who don't like kids at the grocery store
8) People who bring their dogs to the grocery store
9) People who don't like when my kids want to pet their dogs at the grocery store
10) Worrying incessantly that "the big one" is going to hit in the middle of the night
11) Having to wear layers... yuck
12) Snotty single people in the Marina
13) Getting asked if I'm the nanny
14) The horrible nightly news... no, I mean the anchors. They're annoying.
15) That it takes 35 minutes to go 7 miles
16) That Target is at least 20 minutes away
17) Two words: Gavin Newsom.
18) That there is such great shopping downtown but it's too much of a pain to go there.
19) That there is so much to do but we don't have money to do it.
20) That the museums cost so much money
21) That free day at the museum is too busy
22) bread costs 4 dollars
23) Zach being MIA much of the time. I hate night clinic!
24) All day kindergarten. Ok, that's not just a SF thing.
25) People who judge me for driving a "gas guzzling" tahoe.
26) Having no space to park my gas guzzling tahoe.
28) That stuff closes at 7... what's with that Laurel Village?
29) Driving through China town.

I'm sure there are more. I feel better already. When I need a boost over the next few days I'll just hop on here and add a few more.


Rocia said...

you forgot parking tickets...

Rocia said...

oh, and weird old parents that are overly obsessed with their child.

Rocia said...

bridge tolls.

Sheri said...

Its so hard to leave SF. I feel your pain! And you forgot no drive thrus!

Juliana said...

Ahhhh...yep those are all wonderful reasons for wanting to be done with SF and one more if you went back to live there again it would NEVER be the same as the great adventure you were just on. Great memories to cherish FOREVER!!! For sure! It's hard to leave! My little McKay still talks about moving back to "Santransico"! Fun times in the city!

Beckie said...

Oh don't be sad to be done-- be excited to check on thing off your list and the next adventure will be better than the last-- always is right!!!

The Halls said...

I feel your pain. I could have named so many things I hated about Albuquerque, but I bawled when we left. Change is so much harder as an adult...I'm super homesick, yet I'm supposedly "home". You're going to feel this way, and it's really not that fun. When are you going to come here to visit? We need to hang out.

jocelyn said...

i love that rocia thought of three different things in a two minute span and posted them all in separate comments. i was going to do a post very similiar to this, in fact i still will. it will be things i will miss and things i won't miss. it will be interesting to see which list is longer. there are definitely things about sf that are annoying, but there are definitely some things that will be hard to leave (um...friends).

Rebecca said...

don't get me started on that post jocelyn

erin said...

No matter the list, every time I return to that city, it feels like coming home. There is something in that city that steals a part of your heart with or without your permission. Best wishes with all of your up coming changes. Change is important even if you can't see it now.

Michelle said...

I need to read your list more often. I have a constant headache from crying so much.

Brooke said...

I know you are sad to leave, but I seem to remember someone who was not excited to go (about um...3 years ago). If you are coming back to AZ, I am excited about that. Maybe I will get to see your cute family again. Good luck with your move, and I hope you can make it through with out crying too much. Hope to see you soon!!

Stephens Family said...

Okay, and now here is your list of why you are excited to move back to Phoenix:

1. We live here (duh...)
2. Abby lives here (duh for Shayla)
3. Flipflops 365 days
4. We do have drive-thrus and there is a Chic-fil-a right where you are going to live.
5. Chandler mall always has plenty of parking.
6. Two words: Swimming pools!
7. Each freeway has at least 6 lanes, and that is just going the one way.

Yah!! We are excited!

Kaisa Bailey said...

Um Rebecca, you will come back to visit SF and DARN IT we live 2 hours away. I had to walk away at graduation...just walk away.
We miss you. PERIOD.

and can we entice you even with my parent's pool...I wear flip flops year round.