Saturday, March 20, 2010

A few letters shy of a good excuse...


Don't talk to me today.

I'm crabby.

My brain is all jumbled up with stuff.

You know?

Like who made this big mess on my desk?

Like what can I do to keep the birds from eating my corn seeds?

Like what the heck does this say on my cattle-prod board? And how can I write about it if I can't even read the ridiculous thing?

Cattle-prod board? You know. Where you write down ideas for the days when you can't think of anything to write about. Or the days you are to crabby to write.

Because, obviously, writing about Eyot???? n??? will make a fascinating post.

So...this morning I told Mr. Jenny "please don't talk to me because I am crabby."

And he said, "huh?"

And I said, "what part of not talking to me don't you understand?"

And he said, "what are you talking about?"

And I said, "you are dumb...quit talking to me" and huffed off.

And as I was huffing off I think he mumbled something like, "women...PMS...geez."

So now I am sitting here feeling a little silly for being so crabby.


I really don't have a good excuse.

I lost my "M" about 10 years ago.

Which means I can't really have a "P" anymore.

And that just leaves an "S" to explain my crabbiness.

Which seems like a pretty pathetic reason to be grumpy.


So I guess I'll just stop.

Being crabby that is.

And to make me feel even less-crabby I'm going to go and tell my husband I forgive him.

Because that will really confuse him.

And that will make me even happier.

Because that's what a woman armed with only the pathetic excuse of the letter "S" for "syndrome" has available in her arsenal of good excuses for "crabby just because".


PS. If you need to read another "Crabby Just Because post" to make YOURSELF less crabby here is a link to one!

PPS. Thank you for all your lovely comments yesterday. It may sound strange but everytime I felt sad I read them. And they made me smile. And I didn't even need a good letter excuse to feel better. Thank you for that.

PPPS. Speaking of even more letters here I will figure out the Alphabe-Thursday drawing tomorrow. I need to put all the qualifying letter entries together which is just making feel crabby I'm going to wait!

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Theresa said...

We all have those days Jenny! I don't have the P or the M and loving it:) Menopause is wonderful. Hugs to you and I hope you get less crabby as the day goes by! It is beautiful here, rain tomorrow.

jacque4u2c said...

I love this idea! I keep a little notebook with me in my purse when I come across ideas like this. Every little dumb things seem to inspire me - like yesterday I saw a bumper sticker that said "the voices in my head are sing showtunes" - I so can use this to create something!!! Have a great one!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Awwwwwwww Hon, you're just having left over icky-feelings from yesterday. Don't worry too much about today's grumpiness, because of that.

But do forgive Hubby. They all deserve it. Well, hubbies like you and I have, do anyway. :-)

Gentle Spring hugs...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

P.S. See I didn't say Happy Spring hugs... I said Gentle Spring hugs... Because when we are grumpy, we do nooooooooooooooot need more *Beeeeeeeee Happppppyyyyyyyy* admonitions.


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Andrea said...

Hey Jenny, bring your cattle prod board over and I'll help you decipher it. That little jot down says "eyebrow wax", right? You did that one already. cross it off, you'll feel like you were productive!

Have a great weekend!

Gay Vaughan said...

Thanks for visiting Jenny! Glad you found me so I could "find" you! Have a great day!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

All I can say is enjoy your crabbiness! Embrace it! lol

Viki said...

I do that writing down stuff all the time. I hate it. I always think I'm going to know what it says and then can't remember. Ugh!!

jeff campbell said...

No excuse for being crabby today...first day of spring...celebrate...time for crabbiness has past...time for love is here...summer of love will soon arrive:-) Peace

MrsJenB said...

Ohhhh Jenny, we're in the same boat today. I feel absolutely miserable and my family's coming over in 5 hours and I am just in no mood at all. Sigh. We'll both get through it, though. Right? Hugs!!!

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Linda said...

Ok I get to post right under the 'anonymous' Viagra ad that got posted on your comments. So if I happened to be feeling crabby and honey I lost my P & M a long time ago also then I am now laughing! VIAGRA??? I completely forgot what I was going to say to you....

Jenny said...

Just so ya'll don't think Linda is crazy there was a pretty long comment about buying viagra. And it made me laugh, too! Sorry Linda! Didn't want you to feel all silly when people went "huh?"

Linda said...

Thanks Jenny for 'clearing that up' I am a bit crazy but that's just between you and me!

laterg8r said...

there's lots of the crabby-for-no-reason going around - perhaps you caught it from someone else :D

Too Many Hats said...

Crabby does just happen, but confusing your hubby sounds like it might brighten your day :)

Amy said...

It's because you are missing all the chicks Jenny!!

Julie Harward said...

Oh but I love you...xxxx's...does that help a bit?! :D

mamapoekie said...

I get like that too, sometimes... I love the way you described your feelings... Anyhow, sniffing around your blog a little.
Happy blogging

veterankindergartenteacher said...

I overheard one of my students tell another..."Hmmmmmmm, Mrs. B seems a bit crabby today." (the child is from England) I had to laugh and it did brighten my day...just a!

Melinda Cornish said...

I just read your post to Mr. Melinda and he laughed and he said we are peas in a pod...he says to tell Mr jenny that he sympathizes and applauds him for knowing exactly what to made both of us laugh.......

Megan said...

lol don't you just love those days where you want to bite someones head off but you have no idea why? It made for a good post anyway. ;0P

Happy Saturday and I hope your grumps disappear. =)

Timoteo said...

While driving in Idaho a few years back, I saw a sign that said: "Please Don't Make Fun Of The Natives."

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Visiting from The Girl Creative's Friend Friday!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

PMS or not, it is our option to have a syndrome. On anygiven day!!
I think Mr. Jenny is ok with that.
You made me laugh. How about that?

I also like to go back and read comments on some of my can be very uplifting.

I hope the crabbies have left.
Maybe they will replace themselves with someone with legible writing. :)

Hugs, Suz

Ms. Anthropy said...

Oh, Jenny! I'm following you back and loving what I'm seeing here. Your post about your sister, made me cry. And, PMS... I only have the S left, too! Since the weather is really crappy here today, I can't be on the computer, except during the brief interludes. (plus, I'm babysitting a grandkid) I promise to read more, as soon as I can. I'm so grateful you found me, because I needed someone like you to give me inspiration. I simply must know more.

Vicki said...


Ok, I get it. And both have their own place in this life..Just not here, on the same page, at the same time..

Get the grrr out girl and happy up.. It's springtime in the Rockies! So erase the *huh?* board, hug Mr Jenny and SMILE!

Melisa Waldorf said...

We all deserve a crabby day every now and then, for absolutely no reason at all! : )

Anonymous said...

i truthfully adore your own writing taste, very exciting.
don't give up and keep creating for the simple reason that it just simply good worth to read it.
excited to look into a whole lot more of your current article content, thanks!

Julie Schuler said...

I think I read on your board "saltaholic", but when I first looked at it I thought it said "slutaholic" and I thought, Oh man! I can't even imagine what that post is going to be about.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

This is specially for you, Jenny.
Will come back to read this as if I laugh too much now, I will NEVER be able to sleep at all.
I am really in three time zones, no wonder, I feel funny. lol

I am going to bed now. lol

Good Morning , Sunshine!

Here is the list of WF#2, have fun!



kim said...

I am so glad I can read your post about you being crabby and laugh. Thanks for the gracious comments on my blog. I have a crappy head cold and that made me feel better.

mrs. c said...

Some days start crabby and then you see the flowers starting to bloom and the birds singing and you look around and see all the wonderful people and things that you are blessed to have in your life and the crabbiness goes away...or you see some adorable little children and they make you laugh and and you can't be crabby and laugh!

Dee said...

I was crabby this morning also. It lasted for about two hours and then I just did not have the energy to continue in my crabbiness. Maybe it is the day.

w said...

i'm about to make your crabby go away. mainly because i've deciphered what you wrote. it says - obviously -

"eyebrow narc".

as in the people who surprise you with a free eyebrow wax. i wish i knew an eyebrow narc.

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♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

Following you. :)

Julie said...

I love it, someone that can be crabby just because. It happens but I can still blame it on PMS, at least according to my grandma for another 5-8 years, YUCK!!!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great and blessed Sunday.

Prairiemaid said...

Hi Jenny!

Love you logic there, girl. There is definitely a method to your madness! LOL

Thanks for visiting and following. I don't know how you stumbled over to my place, but so glad you did! I am now following you and so happy to do so.

Cattle Prod board uh? My first thought was ~ you were running a cattle ranch and someone messed with your notes on which animals were ready to ship! Oh well, ranching is a tough life anyway!

Have a great weekend!

Charlene said...

Following you back.....Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Ha ha! I can TOTALLY relate to this post. My husband doesn't "get it" either when I'm feeling crabby. :)

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. Your blog seems like a lot of fun!

- Michele

Mighty M said...

I am trying to figure out what you prepare for by "falling until you don't". What is that other word?

You make me smile. :)


Love it. I was feeling crabby. And then I stumbled over here. Now I am feeling crabby with a side of smile.
I perplex my husband in exactly the same manner. High five to us for having men who put up with mysteriously cantankerous women. Double high five to them.

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Sares said...

Being a woman myself, I say you are absolutely certainly entitled to be crabby every now and then. Mr. Jenny was lucky you gave him fair warning, it's his own fault for not listening to you!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Nobody can be sunshine and light ALL the time. Oh hang on - I am ! if!

Maybe one of our husbands should start an online support group for husbands affected by PMS?

Hope you feel less cranky soon. Cranky is OK occasionally.

My name is PJ. said...

I gave my "M" to some of my younger friends a bit more than 5 years ago and they were overjoyed because then they had "M and M's"!!

Gosh, I just kill myself!!!

Would you mind considering doing a blog post where in you explain Shakira's comment above? I can't be the only one who read it and wondered.

Feel better..and better..and better. K?

Justine said...

OMG, this post was too funny for words! Hope you get your "S" together. Heeheeheeeeeeeeeee

I'd like to hear what you have to say on the subject of saltaholic.

Justine :o )

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

OH! Jenny.... I should be "crabby" continuously, if it meant looking at my "creative" mess... And I thought your cattle-prod board was just a "to-do" list...what a great idea! I will need to look into having a cattle-prod board (however, I am so very thankful for your creative genius in Alphabe-Thursday posts! It really helps me when thinking of what to write about!...and thank you for being such an understanding host for your truly...the "most behind-ness student, I am not talking about my behind as my derrier...I thought I should clarify that).

I have to get going, but will be catching up later on your earlier posts.

I love your convos with your hubby! ...Actually....I love all your posts!

Blessings & Aloha!
(Hope your having a "crab-free" day!)

B.J. Anderson said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE how you named it your cattle prod board. That is awesome.

Melissa Miller said...

I understand Jenny. Those days happen to all of us. Thanks for coming by for a nice visit sweet friend.

Happy Spring! ~Melissa :)

Spyce said...

Hi Jenny,

Thanks for the New Friend Friday comment. So nice to meet ya.
I hope you can stop "S"ing. As for me I still have the M and two female teenagers so I'm taking full advantage of the excuse. (Come to think of it, so are they.) lol