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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Is it just me?

Or is everyone aggravated?
Stressed, irritable, impatient and exhausted?

Is everyone's fuse about 2 centimeters long, like mine?
Anyone else letting their children watch way too many Elmo dvds to pass the endless day in peace?
How about feeling the need to go to confession everyday, like me?
Who else is having to apologize profusely to their husband or children for the mini tantrums you're throwing?
Am I the only one thinking, what's wrong with me?

Someone - tell me it's not just me. But if you get on here and tell me you're fine and actually quite pleasant - be careful. I might just tell you to shut up.

So, in the hopes of relinquishing all personal responsibility for my emotions and actions, I've created a list of possible explanations for their depreciation:

Satan (everything bad is probably his fault, right?)
This crazy 100+ degree summer (hmm, that also sounds a bit like Hell)
The Law of Gravity (What goes up must come down, i.e. a great vacation is surely followed by a less than ideal daily life)
The purchase of new concrete floors poured into the garage of a house we can't sell
That last bit of baby-weight that refuses to leave your side
A three year old girl who's discovered the meaning of sass
A day void of Cherry Coke because you've basically given it up altogether
Paying utilities for a house you don't even live in

Surely these have at least a little to do with my rising blood pressure, right? Or is it just me?

Stop by tomorrow. Maybe my post will be a little less dramatic.


Veronica said...

Umm, no. I am right there with you. I have had a short fuse with students lately, as well as a trying person here in town. (I give you three guesses. Person was mentioned last time we were together).

I blame it on the heat.

And our fallen human nature.

We need ice cream. For no particular reason. Ice cream makes everything better! :)

Mandi @ Living the Good Life said...

Add me to the short fuse list...I blame the heat. Seriously.

The Petrolias said...

I'm with you. The heat and being 8 months pregnant! Definitely short fuse and lots of TV these days!

Lisa said...

It's not just you. You should watch some Parks and Rec and channel some Ron or April. Should I go to your geranium home and sprinkle some holy water on the newly wet cement? I imagine it would help it become a place of blessing. Or the ground and walls would hiss and it would implode on itself.

Jude and Alisha said...

I'm so glad (not really - I would rather us all be pleasant) that I'm not the only one.

And Lisa, HA! We actually watched Parks & Rec last night "The Stakeout." It helped tremendously. And yes, I'd be interested to know what holy water does to Geranium...