Monday, July 7, 2008

Cranky Mama

I remember back when my rugrats were in elementary school I would often get cranky at this point in the summer.  I don't know why, but I did, and it would eventually pass.  I have always found that my cranky episodes, given enough time and space, will go away. 

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the cranks have returned to mental land. Unannounced, unwanted and for no good reason.  Does this ever happen to you?  Free-floating crankiness. The kids are good.  Life is good.  Still have enough $ to pay the utilities.  And yet I feel cranky, sad, out of sorts and blah. 

Maybe something big is about to happen....That's what I'm going with.  Yup, something big is about to happen. Big.


30 comments:

TSannie said...

Gotta be the time of year....I'm right there with you. And I'm not even out of wine!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Cranky is a huge understatement for my mood, today in particular. So you are definitely not alone. I could bite the head off a bunny rabbit right now if it looked at me cross-eyed.

On a happier (?) note, I really must have one of those T-shirts. In fact, I am going to request that statement be put on my tombstone. That plus: she's finally getting some sleep.

I am going to work on my assignment you gave me later today after I pull myself out of my FOUL MOOD!

Mental P Mama said...

Annie: Thank you;)
CBW: I swear I would be right down there helping you if I could...and my friend Jules gave me that shirt. It's my all-time favorite!

kim-d said...

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, CRANKY? I NEVER GET CRANKY, AND WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT...I'M JUST VERY WARM. BUT NOT EVER OUT OF SORTS!!! NOW, EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO CRY. hahahaha!

I NEED that shirt.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

YOU are gonna come to Georgia to visit ME !!!! thats something BIG:D ok wishful thinking on my part but I so agree with the crankies I have them full tilt and the smallest of things can set me off into a full force rage ... Uggg If I drank I would ask for some wine to go with my cheese, ok no I would not I was never one to like wine its just to flipping sweet liquer always took care of things ... but since I don't do that any more I guess I will just have to BLOG as I await your visit :D
Hugs Laura

Debbie said...

Crank Partners we are today! I'm so out of sorts I don't know which way to turn. I, too feel like something is about to happen, isn't that weird? A dread feeling..ugh, let's try to shake this shit pronto, girl!!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Maybe you are getting ready to go on Atkins are getting cranky to prepare yourself? Cuz it's day 2 for me and I'm feelin a wee bit moody myself.

Hallie

Treasia said...

I'm right there with ya sista.

Trisha said...

Wow! I am so glad that I read your blog today. I was sitting here feeling cranky and wondering if I was the only one who felt this way for no reason at all. Now I can see from your comments that we are just one big happy family of cranky people! Yeah!

Fat & Sassy said...

Funny we were both thinking elementary today...yep this time of the summer starts getting to me too...it is so HOT you melt the skin right of your thighs every time you slip into the car, it is only weather rattlesnakes and lizards enjoy...I'm only leaving shelter for supplies and most everyone has stepped on my last nerve...yep...I'm soundin' CRANKY! Can I join your CRANKS-R-US party?

Flea said...

Great t-shirt. Yes, it's the time of year. And you're not really out of wine, right? Because that would do it and run to the store already!

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

I have no idea what this cranky is your speaking of...LMAO

Keetha said...

ME, TOO. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

I think it's the heat. And the fact that I totally bought that Countrytime Lemonade commercial, with the tire swing and the living is easy during the summer. Only . . . not so much. It's as busy as ever.

asthmagirl said...

Asthmagirl had a delicious Canadian Cider last night (Customs was nice enough to allow me to bring a case home) and then took a nap. All is now right with her world.

She hopes that Mama will de-crank in the near future. Is there anything she can do to help? How about some lovely tarragon potato salad (on the menu for tonight with grilled porkchops!)?

Laura ~Peach~ said...

if'n I knew the answer to your burning question those darn bulbs would be blooming every year.... they sprout up green and pretty but no flowers ever again... only in 88 they came up this year right on schedule... shrug... I so wish I knew!
HUgs Laura

Daryl said...

I know what will fix you (and Annie) right up .. a drive into Manhattan and a visit with me....and a glass or two of wine while catching up in a nice AC'd restaurant ....

:-Daryl

Mental P Mama said...

Misery Mama sure is enjoying her company;)

AG: I wish I could come take a swan dive into that potato salad.

Daryl: Be careful about an invitation...

Lisa J said...

Ok, I feel bad, because I AM NOT CRANKY. I get the grandkids today and I have been missing them a lot, I am still retired, I slept in till 10:00 after staying up till 2:00 a.m. and I am thinking about going and having a glass of chocolate milk. Yum yum. I am not on a diet, (need to but who cares!) might go to the movies with my grandson, and I don't care the house is dirty. Sorry you all are cranky, maybe mine is coming up next week??? So with all my happiness I am sure it will help your mood...If I live through you reading this. bye, better run, and dodge the things you are throwing at me, and plug my ears from the things you are screaming at me...oh, was THAT one really necessary??? Ok ok , I'm gone.

Krysta said...

i've been in that same kind of mood... instead of he ides of march or the dog days of summer, someone needs a saying for the crankiness in july!

noble pig said...

Oh my dear a little Chardonnay should help...oh yes your beloved Chardonnay...go do some retail therapy...that always helps too.

tj said...

...Oh girl, I feel your pain. I don't have kids but I do get cranky nonetheless and it's happenin' right now. I think seriously that the planets are out of alignment or my third moon has left the galaxy or something like that... :o)

...Blessings for a less cranky tomorrow and more wine...lol ;o)

Nancy said...

I bet you are right, something BIG really will happen!

In the meantime, sell me one of those shirts pictured in your post and use the money to go to a movie or something. :-) Actually, a movie may not be the thing for you but maybe just some kind of change of pace would do the trick.

Another thing I do when in a crappy mood is write in my paper journal...sometimes I whine, sometimes I cuss, sometimes I just right "shit,shit,shit!" in big letters....its all very therapeutic!

Caution said...

HAD you tagged me, I am certain that Checkered would have told you that I am excellent at cranky. Professional, in fact. Don't even try to compete.

MamaGeek said...

I LOVE that shirt and get the cranks far too often.

Meet you at drink-thirty - let's drown our crankiness and wine.

Alias Liz Jones said...

Mental P, I found you from Foolery's place. I like your blog. I have to read more. I just wanted to say that it's weird but today a lot of people have been cranky, or so I've noticed. Maybe it's a moon phase thing. I drink small amounts of whiskey when I feel cranky. I'm not much of a wine person. I was fed shot gun powder as a child. It's not so right, but it's not so wrong. At least it's not sour mash.
Glad to meet (blog) you
Alias Liz

Egghead said...

Well yep cranky is a word used often here. I love that shirt.

Flash Stitcher said...

Cranky Heck yes!!!
Retail therapy....did that yesterday.
Feel better Mama!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

wow, yes! The most beautiful time of the year and I find I'm crankier than the lady at the counter in the post office. I'm glad it seems to be a universal phenom.

Magpie said...

i think i need that shirt...

Camellia said...

Love the t-shirt. Though I've banned the crankies. Maybe it's a hormonal thing with me. LIke no more.