Thursday, April 17, 2014


I know I just wrote a post about how happy I'm feeling but there have been some things lately that throw moments of crankiness into my happiness and I want to get them off my chest!

First of all, I woke up in the middle of the night Tuesday/Wednesday to ice pellets hitting the bedroom windows.  Oh boy.  Not a good sign.  Sure enough, by the time we got up Wednesday morning, it was 32 degrees and there was a good solid 1/2 inch of sleet/ice on everything.  I wish I had taken a picture of my poor daffodils laying down on top of that. As it was, only a few of them bloomed this year so to see them lying there broken was aggravating and upsetting all at once!.  Also, none of my tulips bloomed.  Obviously the bulbs are there because the leaves are coming up, but I'm not getting flowers.  Anyone have any ideas?  I'm getting ready to pull them all out and maybe try some crocus there.

Also?  We are having a hard freeze for a few nights.  It will be a wonder if any spring flowers survive. Additionally, I am sick and tired of dressing like the abominable snowman to take my morning run.

Second, I am getting increasingly tired, tired, TIRED of my athletic friends and their memes posted on Facebook.  I complained about one last week, but I've been seeing more and more stuff like that and it's irritating the crap out of me.  The other morning I saw one about not complaining if you have a bad run and just to be thankful you can run because not everyone can.  NO NO NO! It's my run and I'll complain if I want to.  People are allowed to have feelings about their own situations.

And another thing:  what have we become that people are made to feel guilty if they don't work out every. single. day. - or worse, multiple times in a day.  I keep seeing statuses like, "I went for a 5 mile run this morning, then I went to the gym and lunch and tonight I'm going to take Zumba."  Yet the morning of the ice/snow a friend posted that she didn't want to deal with going out in it and had decided to be "lazy."  Immediately other people jumped in there and said things to guilt her into working out.  (Except me.  I posted that it was OK to take a day off.) That is SO completely unnecessary.  Most of us are not professional athletes but are just folks trying to live a bit healthier.  I just wish the madness would stop.

Third, the price of groceries is making me insane.  I have watched our grocery bill creep up over the last 18 months and I'm not buying anything different.   I have a completely new understanding of folks whose budgets are so restricted that they eat a lot of processed foods, because if you can feed your family on a $5 frozen pizza, why would you make your own?  In an effort to keep us eating healthier, I am now going to 2-3 grocery stores every week and only buying sale items, finding the least expensive produce, and doing without convenience foods.  For me convenience foods was stuff like the pre-bagged salads. I never do that any more.  Now I buy a couple of heads of lettuce and shred them and putting them in a container.  I didn't really love grocery shopping before and now I just want to get in bed, cover my head and pretend we don't need to eat.

Oh, maybe THAT'S  the weight loss secret I've been looking for:  just don't eat.