An old joke goes, this morning I woke up grumpy…but I shoulda let him sleep. I have been majorly grumpy the past 18 hours. No reason that I can put my finger on, other than the fact the KoD is 333 miles away, I don’t know when I am moving, have a whole house to pack up after decluttering, I haven’t had a decent nights sleep in forever,  I have a stinking rotten cold, the kids are being their “scrumptious” selves, everyone asks me the same questions over and over again – I feel like a broken record, the holidays are coming up and I have to start planning meals and shopping along with all the other stuff I have to do…

I know we all have our stresses and no one is immune. I know I am usually upbeat and the problems I have are not major. We WILL be moving, it’s just a question of when. I WILL be seeing the KoD very soon, its just never soon enough. The decluttering is actually amazing therapy, even though it is totally exhausting. Once I have got rid of all the extraneous items packing up will be a breeze.

I have 20000 reasons to not be grumpy, yet here I sit all frowny faced. What the heck is wrong with me???

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  1. Lady Lock and Load says:

    You are sick dagnabit, baby yourself and don’t worry about packing and yom tov. the main thing is for you to get better so you don’t get relapses. take loads of vitamins and REST up. Your hubby and boys need you, the hell with everything else. And when all else fails, chocolate is always there.

  2. The Birth Whisperer says:

    Are you still walking? Excercise ususally helps me sleep. If I excercise during the day I can sleep at night.

  3. hadassahsabo says:

    BW – i have to get back into that. with the broken toe it was impossible. I am hoping to walk later today and going to try to start up again in the early mornings.

  4. Gitty Levi says:

    I firmly believe that everyone has the right to be grumpy and I am not trying to minimize your grumpaciousness. However, this morning, when you can sit on the loo without shrieking in pain, think of your old pal Gitty and her broken bum and maybe a little bit of your grumpiness will dissipate. And if sympathy for me won’t work, you have the right to laugh at me. Love ya!

  5. batya from NJ says:

    yeah, i agree everyone has a right to be grumpy. every so often though when i hear devastating news it kinds of puts things into perspective for me. for example, i was in a pretty upbeat mood about my family wedding today but when i found out yesterday that my friend who just got up from shiva for her mom this past thursday morning’s husband just passed away shortly b/f shabbos, it freaked me out & truly minimized any problems in my life that were stressing me out & instead forced me to thank G-d for all the good in my life & to wish my friend & her 3 young children (9-15) the koach that they will need to go on from here. it is so damn horrible. today i have a funeral at 11 followed by a wedding in monsey at 11:30. life is crazy but we must truly count our blessings & savor every day we have with our loved ones! hadassah, i wish you the koach to deal with your temporary separation from the KoD & all the packing & hassles that come with moving that you have ahead of you!

  6. hadassahsabo says:

    Batya – that is just so absolutely devastating. I wish your friend much koach. And i wish you the strength to go from a funeral to a wedding without allowing your sadness to affect the wedding, and without allowing your happiness for the wedding to affect the solemnity of the funeral. HUGE HUGS!!

  7. Naftali says:

    Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed by the tasks at hand, I realize that this too shall pass; my job is to do things in part acts (i.e., I don’t have to get everything done right now, even though my children or others think I must); and recall the hiker’s maxim: “the path down the hill is easier than the one up, but the view is best from the top.”

    Take care and Hatzlacha!

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