Thanks all for your comments on my last post confirming that I am not (that) crazy. My first reaction whenever I feel hurt by someone's actions is to assume I'm overreacting (gee I wonder who taught me that???), so it's good to have confirmation that others would have felt the same way under the circumstances.
I do think one person complained and this became "feedback I've been getting". Maybe it's the New Yorker in me, but I feel like if you're late it's your responsibility to catch up, not everyone else's job to wait for you. Not so long ago I was late to a LACMA meetup with this group (I was coming from another event and told them I'd be late), and despite messaging on the meetup site and texting the organizer, we never connected, so I just wandered around alone. Did I complain? No! Anyway.
I decided to be petty and change my reservation for next Thursday's meetup to a "no". My other, less active meetup group, the single mother one, has a hike at the same time. I'd rather hang with them.
Speaking of single mothers, tomorrow I host my first ever SMC meeting at my house. I think about seven women are coming...but only two wrote back when I sent a reminder email yesterday, so who knows? I would think a group like this will be even trickier because it's so intensely private - I try to remember myself two years ago just starting the trying process, and how clandestine it all was, and how much I felt the need to hide it from most people I knew. I would think if I keep this group going, people will come in and out of it - women will meet someone, they'll get busy with work, they'll have trouble getting pregnant and not want to be around other pregnant women or babies. I expect the group to be fairly fluid. It will be interesting to see how it goes.
In other news, had my interminable tax appointment today, expecting anything - I assumed I'd owe thousands. Guess what? I'm getting a refund for the first time in probably fifteen years! Can I tell you how much the child tax credit rocks? That refund will immediately be put against my sewer line debt. I'm cool like that.