Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Am I the only one?

On Sunday, my husband asked me why I was in such a bad mood, and I ever so nicely replied (without a hint of anger in my voice) "maybe it's because I haven't really slept in over a week!" I'm still struggling to get on a normal daytime schedule, which you can tell if you look at the times I post/comment. But, don't you wake up in a bad mood sometimes, for no real reason?

I was feeling really horrible about being in a bad mood, but then I was talking with a friend yesterday and she said that she woke up in a bad mood the other day for no real reason! So, I can't be the only one right?!?

Also, I'm really making an effort to be in a better mood and finishing my Christmas shopping last week totally brightened my day. I had found a few things the week before that I knew Eric would love, and last week I polished off his list with some of his favorite holiday treats (no worries, he doesn't read my blog...ever!). Just the simple act of wrapping them made me smile because I knew he would appreciate the thought, even if it wasn't electronics, which is supposedly a must for the male population.

I was VERY proud of myself for my behavior at the post office. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has had to brave the lines while trying to ship out the last few boxes. When I walked in I was abruptly stopped because the line was to the door, but I didn't let it bother me and took the time to address my envelopes so I wasn't being "that guy" at the counter wasting the clerks time. But then I hear a cough behind me and I turn around to this old man completely invading my space! I'm not talking about being 3-4' away, he was close enough to smell my hair!!! So, being the paranoid person I am, I swung my purse to the front of me (because I trust no one) and took a small step forward...but he did too and was even closer! Then he started coughing and I was thinking about all the horrible illnesses he could be harboring & scrolling through possible antibiotics & treatments he should be on (can you tell I miss nursing!!). BUT, through all my manic thoughts, I kept my composure and held my tongue even though I wanted to turn around and say, "I can just tell you what shampoo I use and save you the trouble!" I didn't let it affect the rest of my day, but just brushed it off as one of the many people I encounter that don't understand person space.

AND...I leave for North Carolina in 5 days!! This has been a constant spirit lifter lately as Michelle and I coordinate what goodies we are going to make and finalize the menu while we are there. My brother is in his first year of residency at an Army hospital, and doesn't have a lot of time off, so I'm really looking forward to spending some time with him. Michelle even commented that Mike and I use some of the same phrases...even though we haven't lived near each other since I got married! And, I'm going to be able to meet up with one of my Army wife buddies from HI that has retired in the same area. I'm so excited that even people invading my space can't keep me down!


Mrs. Jacqueline said...

Enjoy your time in Carolina but BRING A COAT or you will FREEZE. And not Florida's idea of a coat either, an actual coat :D

And I am proud of you for not killing the guy in the post office, but I would have :D

You know what, you should hire me as security :D I could walk in front of you like the celebs have their security do "Scuse me, you're too close! Make a way! No cameras!" LOL!

Grandma Arnold said...

How unnerving! Why did he have to be so close? Was he afraid someone would cut in front of him? Or did he really like the smell of your hair and had to get close to you because you are one hot mama????

Your post office story reminded me of hospital visitors on the GYN floor last night with a sick coughing child. It was around 9:30pm and the chld should have been in bed after seeing a doctor!!!! One of the nurses actually tried to get the parents to have the child put on a mask; but parents declined, saying "he's mot really sick."

Everyone was weirded out by all the germs flying. I finished my reviews quickly and got out of there

Erin said...

The town I live in only has one post office. For 30,000 people. Last week I was the 16th person in line, and there was only one person behind the counter. And I had my four year old with me. It's so hard to be patient sometimes, isn't it?

Yeah, the inability to sleep really sucks. I hope you can find some comfortable enough positions to get some rest between now and when the babies come!

Wendyburd1 said...

I hope you have a great time! And I can wake in a bad mood, there is just something in the air when you wake up on those days. And that old guy sounds SUPER freaky!

Jessica G. said...

Line hugger creep me out! Ew ew ew ew!!