...does that ever happen to you?
You wake up crabby "just because" and you can't shake it.
And it just follows you around all day like an obnoxious shadow that pokes you in the butt and just irritates the heck out of you?
Well, it happened to me today.
So I decided it would be a good day to be irritated with my husband.
Unfortunately I think he woke up in a "crabby just because" mood, too, cuz we had a fight.
It all started because he didn't listen to me. I sent him an e-mail AND told him and left him a note but he still forgot.
What he forgot isn't important. True facts are never important when "crabby just because" is involved.
It's just important that he did forget. Cuz when you are in a "crabby just because" mood that translates to...obviously he doesn't love me anymore. Or something like that. Which I, sweet, calm Jenny know isn't true. But which I, "crabby just because" Jenny, believes probably is.
But that dang cranky shadow kept poking me in the butt and even though I told myself don't get mad at him cuz he is wonderful so much of the time I STILL GOT MAD!
And when I got annoyed with him he got a bit short back with me.
Seriously, how dare he?
I am the only one allowed to be "crabby just because" in my house. I guess he forgot that important rule though.
I have to segue off the story for a moment to tell you that my husband and I never get sarcastic with each other AND we never call each other names. It's a rule we started early in our marriage. We have other rules but they don't apply here so I will save those to spring on you at another time during another story.
But now back to this story. And now you know that important rule you will be shocked when I tell you that I told him "you never listen to me AND you are DUMB!"
At first there was dead silence.
And then he said, "right back atcha!"
And then I said "wow, so you can listen to me once in awhile!"
And he said "oh, geez, I said I was sorry."
And I said "STUBBORN AND DUMB!"
And ummm...then I'm ashamed to say he was mature and said "I'm going into my office because I think that's best right now!"
You can't just go off into your office and shut the door quietly when I am in a "crabby just because" mood.
Get back here!
But he didn't.
So I stomped around the house for a good long while, toying briefly with packing his suitcase to teach him a lesson.
I'm telling ya, when "crabby just because" attacks you, it does one of those Vulcan mind control things on you.
And you are at its mercy.
So after I felt sorry for myself awhile, and found a stale Christmas cookie to eat, and watched a rerun of "What not to Wear" I began to feel "crabby just because" leave my house.
And I made him a cup of tea.
And took it into his office.
And gave it to him, sweetly, without spilling any of the boiling liquid on him.
And we've decided to talk again.
And I think if "crabby just because" didn't come to my house today I would never have gotten that annoyed because he didn't listen.
Because to be honest he does listen to me 99.9 percent of the time.
So .... ACCCCCKKKK!!!!
There's a small possibility I might have over-reacted just a bit.
I hate when that happens.
Now I have to apologize.
But maybe if I'm lucky he won't listen!
And I can't even blame "crabby just because" on PMS cuz I had all that excess girl stuff removed decades ago.