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There's nothing as aggravating as having a completely perfect blue-sky sunshine day marred by a horrible pissy mood. It was brought on by the flies, which is par for the course this time of year, waking us up before 5 a.m...I couldn't get back to sleep after the bloodbath because it was so bright in the room. The first really sunny day we've had in weeks and I grumped through the first half of it like a bear roused too early from hibernation, finally kicking aside the covers and getting up with a headache that settled in the back of my neck and resisted all efforts of eradication.

I snapped at the kids and stuck my tongue out at my own reflection. I moved restlessly about the house, swiping aimlessly at the cleaning, finishing a load of laundry, filling the dishwasher with slams and rattles. Weeding in the front garden, when I finally grabbed my grouchy self by the ears and hauled myself outside, helped a little as I stabbed and yanked and dealt death to interlopers. The kids swirled in and out of the house, trailing friends and bathing gear and bicycles. "What time should we be home, mama?" called Karin. "I don't care," I groused back.

Sadly, I never managed to get my butt in gear for a walk, to my regret, since I bet that would have cleared up even more of the raincloud that seems to have taken up permanent residence over my head. I feel exactly like Eeyore!

Things improved slightly in the afternoon when I got a call from my good friends, Kathey and Russell, and managed to shunt the grey cloud cover away from my head for a few hours. We spent some time fumbling through the installation and setup of my new Skype account and then Kathey and I talked shop (AWC website makeover) for a bit, and I worked on the site afterwards until it was time to throw the kids in the tub.

Back to work tomorrow. 2 more weeks until vacation. *grump*

Sunshiney Sparkling Birthday Wishes to geeklibrarian and Belated Basketfuls of the same to Mia!
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mood: grumpy
music: Girlyman—Hold It All At Bay


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aww honey, i know. i was just thinking today how gorgeous the weather has been and how i'm not enjoying it because of my ME-ness, my inner world seeping into my surroundings. sometimes it's enough, it HAS to be enough, to realize what we're doing and suspend the crap in order to enjoy the moment. for instance, i just returned from a nice walk with james to and from the grocery store. it's a bit warm, but not sweltering, the sky is blue and there's a little bit of a breeze. not perfect, but good enough to be enjoyed. so, i suspended the crap i'm currently feeling and thinking and, i have to say, it was very nice. :)

we all have eyeore days. i think we may need them, just to make remind us of our finite-ness, our humanness. i wishes you all the goodnesses life has.
*love*

"Eeyore days" ! That's exactly what it was. Your userpic is AWESOME and perfect for what I was feeling yesterday. Thanks for your kind words :)

hee, that "ellen" icon is SO ME lately! ;) i hear ya, sister.
much love!

(Anonymous)

One of those days. We all have them, don't we!

Thank you so much for the belated birthday wish! :)

/Mia

http://mias.blogg.se

How are things today? :-)

MUCH better, thanks for asking! :D

You would think after 10 years that I would be used to rain, but it still gets me down. Thankfully today was lovely!! I'm hoping we're in for a good stretch of summer now.

No flies or thunder storms here, but two nights (about 4 AM) in a row I have awoken in sweat. My bedclothes are completely soaked, from pillows and sheets down to the matress! I don't know why, my bedroom is not hot. Perhaps I wear too few clothes, my body gets cold and starts to sweat in the middle of the night. In any case it makes it very uncomfortable to get back to sleep for a few more hours. I'll replace the bedclothes and try a full-length pyjamas tonight.

Flies?! Ick. That would make me pissy, too. (You don't have screens?)

We do! That's partly why I get so aggravated! They get in somehow, anyway! It's SO ANNOYING.

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