Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Annoyed.

* First of all...I'm aware of how shallow this post is going to sound. I realize that the world is in turmoil and our economy is in crisis. There are people dealing with illnesses and issues that are serious and I am not going to pretend that my life is difficult or that the things that I am writing about are that big of a deal. I just need to vent for a minute.

I am annoyed....and this is why:

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My hair is ridiculous and my hair dresser won't call me back to schedule an appointment. So I have resorted to "baby ponies" as Eden calls them. I know my hair has gotten a lot of attention lately, clearly I'm having issues with it.

I have the most annoying cough EVER! Seriously, it is a dry constant tickle in the back of my throat. It is there during the day but really gets bad at night. I have resorted to vicks on the feet, which totally works for my kids and Aric but not me. I had to sleep in the guest room so Aric could get some sleep.

Moving on....

This is what I see when I look out the window:

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That is rain. That is gray skies and no sun. That means I can't run outside. That means I have to run on the treadmill at the gym which I HATE.

Yes I just said hate, and I said it in a very strong way. My kids aren't allowed to say that word but sometimes there is no other word to describe how much you dislike something.

Speaking of the gym I have to cancel my membership because they raised their prices and the instructor that I love is moving and I don't like the classes they are putting in which is very annoying. So I only have thirty days left to go to the gym.

We switched laundry detergent and I am not happy about it. You see I am a Tide girl....original scent, powder, with bleach to be exact. I follow up a good Tide washing with a Downey clean breeze scent dryer sheet. Well Aric saw that Costco had a coupon for Gain original scent...liquid.

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It was definitely the better deal so we went for it. And I don't like it one little bit. I hate how the liquid drips...notice the towel underneath it. And it doesn't fit nicely in my cupboard.

Please don't be offended if you use Gain. It's just not my smell. I don't care if other people smell like Gain, I just want to smell like Tide. The first load I did with our new detergent was a load of whites which included under garments....so everyday I get a big whiff of Gain when I get dressed. So until my giant Costco sized Gain is gone I will be annoyed every time I get dressed.

Okay so I know it's spring break but did almost all my friends have to leave or make plans! Don't they know I need their kids for play dates....I need them for play dates! Did they really have to go to California and St. George where it is nice and warm? My friends who didn't leave are extra busy with their lives...except poor Amy so she has to listen to me vent. Sorry Amy.

Could my life be anymore disorganized right now? My house needs a desperate dose of attention that I am not able to give.

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Even my purse is a wreck! That is the stuff I dug out this morning while trying to find a coupon for Aric...needless to say it wasn't in there.

Oh and my shoulder blade/back has some major issue going on. My range of motion is limited and it has been that way for a good week now. Aric massages it every night and I have found that a racket ball put in the right place helps too. But I am so tired of that pain that shoots up to my head. I really should get it checked out but I hate how one visit turns into twenty and I really don't need that expense right now.

Let's see is there anything else?....Oh yes, we are still dealing with adoption issues. We aren't any closer to finalizing the adoption than the day we left Charleston. I have spent hours on the phone, on line emailing, faxing, filling out forms, writing letters, etc...and I have nothing to show for it! It's impossible to express how it feels to go to bed every night with this adoption hanging over my head. I know with all my heart that Camden is my son but in the laws eyes he could be taken away at any moment. Enough about that, that is more depressing than annoying...

So that is why I'm annoyed. Stay tuned for a more uplifting post in day or two...

18 comments:

Lindsey said...

Oh thank you for that post. I love a little rant now and again. I think it is all about keepin' the blogging land "real". (As real as it can be anyway) I am having the same problem with a hairdresser. I am getting ready to cut 3-4 inches off, and I can't find a soul to do it! ARGH. PS- If you need someone, I had a great hair dresser in the SPOKane

AMY said...

Seriously, could the weather be any more depressing? Frankly, I'm sick of it. It's almost April for goodness sakes.

Jean McKendrick said...

Even your annoyed posts make me laugh. I have back "issues" and went to see the chiropractor where the one visit has turned into 20 and I still probably need a lot more work done, but now with my muscles. My purse looks identical to yours. I was sweating at Publix today trying to dig out my debit card while my kids were running amuck. I am worried at the thought of rain tomorrow because we are on spring break and I will go crazy if I am stuck in the house with the kids all day, McDonalds doesn't have indoor playgrounds here so the whole county would be at Chick Fil A which I am not ready to face. Buck up little camper, tomorrow will hopefully be a better day. You can overcome the gain smell with a strong downey. The one I use has a purple cap on it, fabreze in it (I am not sure off hand what the exact name is).

Jean McKendrick said...

Even your annoyed posts make me laugh. I have back "issues" and went to see the chiropractor where the one visit has turned into 20 and I still probably need a lot more work done, but now with my muscles. My purse looks identical to yours. I was sweating at Publix today trying to dig out my debit card while my kids were running amuck. I am worried at the thought of rain tomorrow because we are on spring break and I will go crazy if I am stuck in the house with the kids all day, McDonalds doesn't have indoor playgrounds here so the whole county would be at Chick Fil A which I am not ready to face. Buck up little camper, tomorrow will hopefully be a better day. You can overcome the gain smell with a strong downey. The one I use has a purple cap on it, fabreze in it (I am not sure off hand what the exact name is).

calibosmom said...

Oh Honey...you definately have the right to be grumpy! I'm right there with you on the hair issue-nothing is worse (its all about perspective) than hair issues. Just remember it grows back and is fixable (wear a Red Sox cap). I'm just impressed Aric uses coupons. My gym membership is also coming to an end..."The Sun'll Come Up Tomorrow..." Hang in there chickie!!!

Mrs Ana said...

I'm pretty set in my ways when it comes to my laundry products so I totally relate! I have a hard time getting use to other scents. I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder blades and hate to tell you that running will only irrate it more. You should be taking some motrin or Aliv because I'm sure your muscle tissues are imflamed. A good massage and lots of water after the massage should help. Also soaking in a nice warm bath should also help. If you go to the doctor he'll just put you on heavy duty drugs to reduce the imflamation. Call me if you need further advice. You should lay off running for a while. love you!!

Erin said...

Hey you! I second the suggestion for a good massage. That always helps my shoulder/shoulder blade issues amazingly well.

We'll be saying some extra prayers (because you know we're already prayin') for you guys and the adoption finalization/paperwork.

I love any post from you--even the annoyed ones. Keep 'em comin'. It's therapeutic!

Melissa-Mc said...

You are allowed to vent! We are all entitled to bad moods sometimes. Am I odd to think your baby ponies are cute? Still praying for finalization of the adoption.

Lauren in GA said...

I cannot imagine how it must feel to have the adoption hanging over your head. I am truly sorry. Nobody should have to deal with something so depressing.


I loved this post becasue of the honesty. You and I are a lot alike in that...when I am upset I want to vent and then I feel guilty that my life could be worse...

Don't feel guilty...your post was not shallow and I am so glad you vented!

Oh, and I am sure you won't believe me but I happen to think baby ponies are darling. Of course, I understand having hair that doesn't obey me. Grrrrrrr.

Bridget said...

I am SO with you on the detergent. We also use Tide and if my clothes smell different from different detergent or fabric softener it drives me crazy. Also the fit in the cupboard IS a big deal.

My purse always looks like that unfortunately.

So sorry to hear the adoption process has been so slow going. Hang in there. It'll work out eventually.

Natalie said...

Do you want to hop on a plane and come here? It would make you feel SO SO SO much better.

Also return your Gain. Costco is the best at taking returns. No questions asked.

Everyone feels like this at some point. Don't apologize for feeling it or sharing it.

Finally, eat chocolate.

p.s. Lindsey, i know two hair girls that live close to you. Do you want their numbers?

consider yourself hugged. (and i will telepathically clean your house tonight (purse and all). You'll feel much better by morning:)!

Ilene said...

At least the ground is no longer covered in snow...

Jackson has excema (sp) and so we have to buy the boring scent free crud from Costco. Getting dressed is seriously no fun when your clothes smell like well, nothing. Blech.

Good luck with the adoption stuff. I can't believe this lame agency keeps dragging this out. Keep your head up, my friend.

Becky said...

I don't kow what to do now...you gave me a boost of courage to go ahead and cut my hair short, but you dilemma with your hair now scares me :) Are you going to get it trimmed to keep the style up or just start growing it out?

I think the whole adoption problem is at the root of it all. Hopefully that will get fixed soon! When one thing is weighing on my mind it unfortunately putds me in a annoyed mood.

We got our plane tickets so I need to email you and let you know the dates we'll be out there. I'm so excited!

Mahina said...

we used the gain coupon, too and we are a tide family (have been since i was born. it's the only thing my mom uses). i hated it too at first, but now i like it! i love the same downy, too!

about your hair, i am wanting to chop my hair, but now i'm not sure! i am "hating" my hair right now and just want it gone, but maybe that's not the solution! i love the "baby ponytail"!

sorry about the rain! just move here and you can run outside any old day you want to! i've been stuck running on the treadmill at home because it is just easier with the little one! we still are trying to find a gym to join!

venting is healthy in small doses! for someone as positive as you are, a vent is good! hang in there!

Elena said...

My 2cents worth:
1. I'm a Tide girl. I will buy you some Tide and give it to you Sunday. Give yours to the missionaries. They will love you for it. :)
2. Go to chiropractor. I've gotten what you have. It wont take 20 visits. I promise. That's all.
I hope venting helps. Most of us can relate in some way or another. Thanks for being our voice.

Evelynne said...

Well Jess you know about me and my au naturale tendencies...I say donate the Gain and go without fabric softener for a while - better for everyone's skin (especially Camden's) and the environment! Besides, fabric sheet build-up in the dryer are a leading cause of dryer fires...

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the wrath of khandrea said...

look at how many people we both blog with. who knew.

i laughed at your "baby pony" because my husband used to call mine the "pirate pony". and he would make obnoxious "argh" snarls at me. funny for one. not for both.

i use gain. when it's on sale. and then i wish i had stuck with my tide when the gain headache kicks in at about noon.

i just cleaned out my purse, and it looked EXACTLY like your pile. also, i found your coupon in the process. did you notice my old navy receipt in your stack?

we could be kindred spirits. please start calling me anne shirley.