12.18.2013

Pardon my Rant

Dear hubby has commented that my blog is all sunshine and roses. And no, those were not his exact words. And yes, it may appear that way but part of it is because I don't find the use of throwing negative energy out into the world. But I also don't want to leave you with the impression that my life is only sunshine, rainbows, and cute little bunnies bouncing merrily along singing happy tunes. Now where can I get a picture of that?

Sometimes I just feel I have had enough and today is one of those days. I feel heaviness weighing down on me and no, nothing bad has happened. In fact, it is a lot of little things like stores not opening until I need to be at work. How on Earth am I to buy stocking stuffers with darling daughter at my side? Why didn't I do that online and be prepared like I was with so many other things? Oh the frustration.

I headed off to shower with all this on my mind only to realize I forget to bring a new bar of soap with me and was now on the mission to clean up with a sliver of soap. Why can't you get good suds out of that sliver? It is still bigger than an almond.

And guys, why can't you put the toilet seat down? I try not to dwell on this and feel I am pretty understanding since I know you have to lift it up. I am okay with you putting it down 50% of the time and me doing the other 50% but seriously, why can't you flush the urinal? That one I can't compromise on. And yes, our work restroom has a toilet and urinal and I am often flushing the urinal. Someone help me here and no guys, I don't mean to pick too much on you.

There are other annoyances that can bug me on a hectic day such as spills left on the counter or boiling overs left in the microwave. Where is it okay to make a mess and leave it behind for someone else to clean up after you? If the trash can is full, why not empty it? Why keep piling things on like it is a game of reverse Jenga? And is it so hard to return something you use back to where you got it from? Why do I find myself cleaning up after others both at work and at home? More importantly, should I turn a blind eye and just ignore these things?

The thing is, each one of these complaints is so tiny that in itself, it doesn't really matter. Yes, it would be nice to be able to find things right where they are supposed to be and not have to clean up after others day in and day out. I must confess, it would be really nice. But if these are the only issues in my life I think I got it pretty darn good.

Yes, my run this morning was a measly mile but I did get my mile in. Yes, I still need to get stocking stuffers and come up with a plan B but I will be able to stuff darling daughter's stocking. For those, I am grateful. And yes, I can get overwhelmed with all I need to do but everything on my to do list is stuff I do want to do. I have said no to things to keep my to do list manageable and desirable....well, desirable may be pushing it. I really don't dream of going by the car dealership and getting my plates put on but I must do it. But you get the point. Life has its up's and down's and hey, perhaps some virtual ranting here and there is in order. The weight on my shoulders is gone!

Happy Hump Day! It is Wednesday, isn't it?

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for laughter.
Daily Affirmation: I find balance and happiness in my life.

2 comments:

  1. You know...kinda went through the same thing recently. I come to the internet to read light-hearted stories, find encouragement and inspiration. I want to return the favor in my blog, but I wasn't feeling it. I debated about posting about my funk, but did it. It turned out to be the kick start I needed to pull myself out of the blahs....

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  2. Life is ups and downs for sure, and for me stress builds up due to holidays. But... when the worst of your troubles is stocking stuffers and unflushed urinals, it's easy to run off your stress, right? That's what I love about this sport. :-)

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