Thursday, May 6, 2010

Emergency Weather Alert

Who needs a weather man?  Just check your local Amy.  When it is sunny out, so am I.  Today it was murky and moody.  So was I.  There were even a couple of snow flurries.  Yeah, snow flurries.  IN MAY.   That did nothing to help my proverbial rain cloud.

I was a Grumpy Gus. 

We have a rule in our family.  Anyone is welcome to be grumpy, but they have to be grumpy in their room.  When they can be happy they are welcome to come out and be with everyone else.  No one wants to be around a grump. 

No one is exempt from that rule.

As a result, I spent the majority of the day in my room.  Granted the kids were with me, but I could be grumpy and sullen from atop my bed and no one was worse for the wear.

The mood lasted all day.  Jeffrey got home from work and was not greeted by a happy smiling well put together wife, but by a tear stained face, hair falling out of a pony tail, and wrinkled dirty clothed wife.  The mood continued.  Finally I went to the store.  I had to pick up my contacts {squeal!  They are finally here.  I despise my glasses.} and while there I was fully intending to buy oreo ice cream and dove chocolates.  But I just couldn't do it.  Instead I spent the money on work out clothes.  And then I got home, put Keith to bed and yoga-ed it up.  Almost instantly my mood was lifted.  But here's the funny thing.  While beneath my dismal day, I didn't want the rain cloud lifted.  Isn't it funny how that happens?

But then again, by evening the sun had broken free from the shackles of those winter clouds, so that could also be the reason for my mood change.

Tomorrow I predict cheery and happy.  For both my mood and the skies. 

7 comments:

Lara said...

Oooh...I love your grumpy rule. I'm thinking I'll adopt it. Of course, that might mean I spend a lot of extra time in my room....

Jingle said...

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Jingle said...

How are you?
It's Sunny in my place.
Hope that you smile and be cheerful!

Vic said...

YOU crack me up! Your so hilarrrrious! I predict your going to have one hellofa Mother's Day because you so deserve and your the best:) xoxoxo

Chris and Francisca Hakes said...

Nothing energizes me like excercising! Good for you :)

Capt'n Amazing's wife said...

Today I came across this yoga and baby class that people are doing more and more these days. There was a scene on "Babies", the movie I saw today. The mom was on her belly with her arms going out to the sides like an airplane and her baby saw her and mimicked it. Pretty interesting! I'm going to look more into most likely!

FabuLeslie said...

I have a similar grumpy rule in my first grade classroom. You can cry and be sad, but you need to do it quietly, and you may need to go to the bathroom if you can't get it under control. And we leave our yuckiness outside the classroom. If something yucky happens in the cafeteria, and I can see it on their faces when I pick them up, I hold a box outside the classroom door and ask them to deposit their yuckiness inside it before entering the classroom. It works wonders!

Funny how we LIKE being in our down moods sometimes. Well done on the yoga. I need to do more yoga.