Monday, December 14, 2009

A little... on... EDGE!!!!

Yeah it's true.
I am feeling cranky, a bit on edge to say the least.
Nothing really bad has happened.
But, a lot of annoying things have yesterday AND today.

I think the overload of things to do and not enough done is weighing me down as well.
So, I have found myself snapping at people, overreacting, quick to anger, and behaving in a very bitchy way.

I'm not saying it isn't warranted... Oh no! The folks annoying me deserve a reaction, just not an over-reaction.
I have to say that I haven't felt this way since the beginnings of peri-menopause when I felt as though I could jump out of my skin at the smallest provocation. And thanks to hormone replacement (HRT) I haven't felt like that in a long while.
Until now.

Come to think of it, maybe it isn't the impending holidays, my daughter's torn ACL, my sisters-in-law, the A&P parking lot, my paddle team, or non-listening sons. I did let the HRT run out and waited five days before I filled the prescription again. Could that be it?
Nah! It couldn't be me :)
This is how I feel at the drop of a hat the last few days. It's not good.
Warning- Do NOT cut me off in the A&P parking lot.
I'm just saying.


Ina in Alaska said...

Thanks for the award, Preppy! Have a lovely goblet of wine and all will be well.... do you still have my phone #? I still have yours. I would love to see you while in NJ... however the 4th of Jan is my last day there so that won't work.... but any other would be ok unless something unexpected happens... I arrive on Dec 21 and will call you soon thereafter... xoxo

Caffeine Court said...

Oh my!! I know the feeling. It will get better, it has to. RIGHT?

Susan said...

HAAAA! I think you need to watch Fried Green Tomatoes.....TAWANDAA! The last time someone cut me off in a parking lot was at the San Diego Zoo. I drove around for 30 minutes looking for a spot just to have some snooty old bugger steal it from me. I tried to explain that I had my signal on and was waiting in line for the spot, but she ignored me, so I decided to let the air out of two of her tires. One can be changed, I would like to have seen how she worked out two flats. I didn't have a hormone issue to fall back on, I had an anger management issue. Hang in there girl.

Frau said...

i think I will wait a couple days to call you I don't want to be added to the list!! Love ya!

Pink Martini said...

Are you still taking the bee pollen? You seemed to have so much energy on it.

This too shall pass but it's okay to feel this way. Don't be so hard on yourself. Simplify Christmas, light your kitchen candle, crack open something aromatic and smooth and just enjoy your kids being at home. When I get frustrated with people I try ('try' being the key word) to remember that they have a story and something is effecting their life making them behave the way they do. I 'try' not to react to it. I will also 'try' to take my own advice as I hit the mall tomorrow. ;)

OHN said...

Sending you a virtual hug from a safe distance :)

t.t. millers said...

Wow it sounds like I have a twin out there! Totally get you! Just have a glass of wine and relax! Love you!!!!

Joyce said...

Sorry about the crankiness, but at least you made my day. LOL... these photos cracked me up!! xo

Suzy said...

I've been cranky and snappy too. Yesterday I was yelling at a bottle of glue that wasn't pouring fast enough.

Sadly, I'm not kidding.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Hahahaha! Note to self: Stay away from the A&P...;-)

I've had a couple of those days, too. I've been staring at an email for the better part of the day today that I'm planning on sending to someone I work with who, er, well makes me feel like that last photo. Trying so hard to choose my words carefully but it's hard to be nice when you're miffed.

Hope your days get better!!

Lisa said...

you = me

wine = medicine

preppyplayer said...

Ina- Hope we connect and that Mom heals quickly.

├žaffeine- I knew you would understand!

Susan- Thanks. I did dream of letting the tires out, but too many people know me at the A&P :)

Frau- seriously. I am dangerous.

Pink- I laughed outloud! If only I could blame the bee pollen! Good advice regarding empathy.

OHN- you are too smart- my husband knows when to do that too!

Tami- lots of wine.

Joyce-they really illustrate how I've been :)

Suzy- I thought I was the only one that yelled at inanimate objects.

Laura- Oh! That is a huge problem for me. Email can be dangerous, I am far too brave with it.

Lisa- Love it. Like a Haiku.

Ronda said...

You make me laugh. I think we all get a little testy at this time of year. It just comes upon us so fast! I don't know why I wait until after Thanksgiving to start. I guess I do so much planning for turkey day, I get side tracked. Just take a deep breath, have a little vino, and love your family! (try). Ha! Have a great week!!