Monday, March 16, 2015

SOL Day 16: Cranky

I am cranky today. I have been cranky since I woke up. I have been cranky throughout the day. I am home and still cranky. I often tell my sons that when something is bothering you, write it down. Just the act of getting it out will help you feel better. Maybe not totally, but it can take the edge off. So, today's post is for nobody but me. I'm posting it here on the SOLSC site, so obviously you are welcome to read it. Laugh if  you'd like. Nod your head in agreement. Call me a big whiney you-know-what. Here's the list of contributing factors to my crankiness:

  • I overslept my alarm and did not make it to the gym.
  • My head is stuffy because I am getting a cold, which will eventually lead to a sinus infection.
  • I had to wake up and go to work while the rest of my family is home because my kids are on Spring Break this week and I am not.
  • People were either driving too slow or ridiculously fast all the way to school.
  • It's Monday, so of course my first graders forgot all about our morning routine over the weekend. 
  • I am constantly blowing my nose because of the previously mentioned cold, which makes my nose hurt, my lips chapped, and gives me a headache.
  • That one little angel who has to have his nose in everybody else's business but NOT his own for the 1,748th time today.
  • Starting a new "healthy eating" plan and my lunch is not nearly enough to satisfy my appetite.
  • Ibuprofen has not kicked in, so the headache is pounding.
  • A book talk after school about chapters which I forgot to read over the weekend, so now I feel like a big dummy because I have nothing to contribute to the conversation, which in turn means...
  • I feel like I have no idea what is going on in my classroom.
  • A well-meaning colleague who has to answer a question I posed to someone else, even though it had nothing to do with her.
  • Another colleague who points out that I did the same thing last week. 
  • Sneezing and blowing my nose like crazy leads to more sore nose, headache, and chapped lips.
  • I renewed my library books online only to discover that there is 1 book that will not renew, so I have to make a stop by the library on the way home.
  • Even though almost all of the snow has finally melted, the grass is not green. It's brown. That's such an incredibly depressing sight.
  • People were either driving too slow or ridiculously fast all the way home.
  • My husband, seeing that I feel awful, insists that I eat my dinner then take Nyquil and head straight to bed (this doesn't make me cranky, I'm grateful for it actually). But this means that I can't catch up on my shows on the DVR while he is off at a movie (which does make me cranky).
  • There is a stink bug trapped between the window and the screen, reminding me that this annoyance will soon be out in full force.

So, that's about it. All the things that made me cranky today. I am now going to publish, post, and comment then I'm off to bed. 


  1. I wrote my rant this morning and I felt so much better. I hope the writing about it helped.

  2. Well, you definitely had a full day! Take care now; your husband gives good advice. Sleep well and feel better! Jennifer Sniadecki

  3. I was cranky last night, but nothing like this. Now I totally feel better :) Thank you. Hee hee.

  4. Very funny post (sorry). I hope you feel better tomorrow. Unfortunately a lot of the things in your list cannot be avoided, but on another day I'm sure you will be more tolerant. Take care!