Thursday, May 13, 2010

Some weeks are like that...

It's been one of those weeks.

Not quite a terrible, horrible, very bad, no good week...

...but darned close.

So, I wanted to write this long, whining post today so that you would all say..."poor Jenny, poor, poor Jenny" because frankly, a pity party sounded like a pretty festive event to attend.

And I told Mr. Jenny I was going to do this and he said, "Don't."

To which I queried, "Why not?"

To which he said, "Don't."

So...

I went to bed last night without any post in mind, thwarted by Mr. Jenny's obvious need to control blog whining.

Sigh...

So he should not have been surprised at all when I woke him at 4:39 am to ask him this:

"If I can't write about my almost terrible, horrible, very bad, no good week what can I write about?"

And with his voice muffled by his pillow he replied, "Oh sheep! What time is it?"

So I thought and thought I really didn't want to write about sheep! So I poked him again.

And repeated my question.

And this time he replied with a muffled "zzzzz zzzzzz zzzzzzz..."

And I thought and thought but I really didn't want to write about bees either! So...

I have nothing to write about today.

Nothing, I tell you.

But don't be mad at me.

It is Mr. Jenny who deserves the anger.

No whining? Sheep and bees? Geez. How can anybody write with all those restrictions?

And just to salvage this post from total worthlessness...

I heard that remark you made under your breath just now, by the way...did you say "as if?"

...

As I was saying...to salvage this post I am going to end by telling you who the winner of the Alphabe-Thursday giveaway is for the letters: N, O, P, Q!

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Min: 1
Max: 308
Result:
6


Link 6 is this one from Julie! from her Abecedarium of demise series!

Julie, e-mail me and we'll set up your prize!

And now I am off...to wrap up this almost terrible, horrible, very bad, no good week.

And just so you know...

No husbands were sleep deprived for the making of this post. He conked back out and slept for another couple of hours.

So there!

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66 comments:

Mumsy said...

Your post still comes together so good, even though you didn't plan it..

Congrats Julie!

summersundays-jw said...

Sometimes we just need to whine outloud. What do men know -- especially about women. Hope you have a good weekend.

Drama Queen said...

Jenny - if anyone could have written about sheep, it would have been you - and it would have been very entertaining, I have no doubt!

Just the fact that you can entertain me by writing that you have nothing to write about - is proof positive!

Have a blessed day!

Maggie B said...

Sorry to hear you've had a bad week, the least Mr Jenny should have done was get up to get you some cheese to go with the whine!
Hope your weekend is better and congrats to Julie for winning the giveaway. She's a great gal with a very interesting blog.
~Maggie~

Tonia w/ Chic Modern Vintage said...

I like the way you put that together.

Melissa Miller said...

Sheep & bees? Too cute Jenny!
You can write about anything and make it enchanting to us. We all adore you and your wit sweet lady.

Have a fantastic weekend!
~Melissa :)

Sami said...

Sheep and bees... he's not very helpful in the wee hours of the morning, is he? At least they were coherent words that actually meant something, as opposed to "mrrrfllggbbrgggr"!

I hate weeks (or strings of a few days) where it seems the universe is out to get you. Hang in there, someone will pop the universe's tires soon, and then all will be back to normal. :)

Amy said...

Jenny I'm sorry you are having a rough week. Here's a BIG OL HUG for you!!!

Together We Save said...

Sadly some weeks are just like that... no fun, at all. But hey... it's friday!

Jeanie said...

Did you hear the one about the sheep and the bee....they walked into a bar and...oh, never mind.
I hope your weekend is better than terrible, horrible, no good, very bad.

Kerri said...

I've done enough whining out loud for many this week....

it does get boring after awhile but it feels so good when you're in the moment.

Hope your weekend is a non whining one.

Tracy said...

jenny loved it and your winner is so deserving I love her blog.
I am hoping to be released from looney bin soon

Linda said...

It has been a sorta whiney week for me too! Shouldn't have been but I've not been feeling well and that makes me cranky! Glad you tried to get him to help...Men, what can we say. Love you blog even when you don't post about Sheep or Bees! :)

Chatty Crone said...

Hey now you could write about the birds and the bees - and you'd have something to talk about!

Like for example - when do you tell a child about the birds and the bees?

Sandie

Flat Creek Farm said...

I've had one of those weeks myself. Hard to resist the temptation to do a very public 'poor me' post. Yes, I know! :) We will survive! Here's to a much better week - next week. -Tammy

Steph said...

LOL ... I really mean it. Glad Mr. Jenny got his sleep. Congrats to Julie! She deserves it (if it's okay to say that)... weekly such artistic, creative, and morbidly unique posts. AND I'm sorry you've had a rotten week. So wish I had that magic wand to make the days better. Please know you are being thought of.

Steph

Keri "The Coupon Lady" said...

Hehe Silly husband! Doesn't he know that if you are not allowed to whine to your blog friends that he has to listen instead? Hope your weekend goes better than your week!

Brittany said...

can you get anymore adorable! seriously you're incredible.

Even your posts about nothing, are better then my something! :)

Viki said...

Oh why, can't men understand about just venting. I know when I tell my husband something that's bothering me he thinks he has to fix it. Sometimes it's just good to get it out and vent, whine LOL.

fredamans said...

Congrats Julie!

Sarah said...

Well, you made reference to a bad day in your note yesterday but now it seems it was the entire week. :-( Sorry! Hope the weekend brings sunnier times.
I'm thrilled Julie was selected. Love to visit her blog!
Hugs to you, Jenny. ~ Sarah

Unprocessed1 said...

Sorry you had a bad week - anything I can do to help?

Have a nice, relaxing weekend! I always find a big glass of wine helps!

jeff campbell said...

DID HE REALLY SAY "SHEEP"? I WOULD SAY I'M SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR BAD DAY, BUT YOUR MOST HUMOROUS POST INDICATES THAT YOU ARE WELL PAST YESTERDAY...LOOKING AHEAD TO RESTFUL SLEEP WITH BLEATING SHEEP AND BEES KNEES AND A HUSBAND WHO, TIRING OF HIS RESTLESS, TEACHER, BLOGGER WIFEY, SAYS #!*$, BE QUIET DEAR...

PEACE AND BLESSINGS

Paula said...

thankgoodness for fridays huh?
I wish I could be such a good sport about a bad week!
thanks for the laughs Jenny:)

Emmy said...

Lol! You should have poked him a few more times to see what else he would say.... And yeah I am having a horrible no good very bad week... Even in the hospital because of it

Sue said...

You may have had a terrible, horrible, very bad, no good week, but you sure didn't write a terrible, horrible, very bad, no good post.

Amazing that you can make a very-much-worth-reading something out of pretty-much-next-to-nothing. (Not thaat sheep and bees aren't fascinating, but...)

Great job. Thanks!

=D

Diana said...

Oh Poor Jenny! I understand the bad week thing. Been there. Hope next week is a great one for ya!
Love Di ♥

Sandy said...

Jenny,
Only you could do this post!!!!! I am telling you you need to write a book!!! You are like the new Erma Bombeck!!!!!
Hang in there sweetie....:)

Ms. Anthropy said...

I find it heartening to know even Jenny has an occasional "off" day, when the creative juices just aren't flowing. Welcome to my world!

LemonyRenee' said...

Sorry to hear about your week. Come whine to me . . . I've had an even worse week, I'm willing to bet, so I'm in the mood for whining. I'll bring the cheese!

Jocelyn said...

Oh you are tooo funny...and yes you can whine to us...Whine all you want and I will offer you some cheese with that wine!!

So sorry you had a horrible, terrible, week...I had a couple of those days also and today I woke up a bit miffed!!! So I will join you with some of that cheese and wine!!

Love ya girlie!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Jenny I hope today was a better day! I am back from LA! What a whirlwind trip ..it almost feels like a dream now.

Please come enter my give away!

Hugs, Pat

grammy said...

well that funny sheep face makes up for having nothing to say. My hubby would be NO help in the blogisphere. Blog....What's a blog? I don't even think he reads mine (o:

laterg8r said...

i hope your week turns around :D

TGIF!

Marlene said...

Your post about nothing was pretty funny!!! Sorry you had a bad week, though. :(

Terra said...

Oh Sheep, I can't believe you pulled off a post about your horrible terrible no good very bad week, made me feel bad for you and yet said ABSOLUTELY nothing about it! You are BRILLIANT!

Terra said...

Oh Sheep, I can't believe you pulled off a post about your horrible terrible no good very bad week, made me feel bad for you and yet said ABSOLUTELY nothing about it! You are BRILLIANT!

Shelley said...

Wow! If my husband told me not to whine about something on my blog I would tell him to buzz off! It's your blog, lady! Vent to us anytime!

Julie Schuler said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Did I win a sheep?

Beth said...

Oh My Goodness, Jenny!

Are you sure he said "Oh Sheep!" I'm sure you got the first 4 letters right but I'm not sure about the rest of them! ;)

I do love you, though! I'm not sure I know anyone else with the talent to write a funny post mixing a book about Alexander, a bad week, a sheep and some buzzing bees! Not to mention a guy named Mr. Jenny!

Beth

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

This is what I call a "Seinfeld "post. A post about nothing and yet it still captivated and enthralled me. I'm pretty sure you've cast some sort of spell over me.

Sorry your week kinda sucked. Next week will probably be less sucky. But if it's not- write another post like this one. Priceless!

Holly said...

Whatever you write is brilliant! y hubby doesn't understand my blog and my need to write {poor man}. As long as I don;t wake him up, I'm ok!

Lourie said...

Sheep and Bees. I was so totally going to write about this very subject. ;) Sorry your week was not a good one. Hopefully all the crap is behind you now.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Were you dissing bee's and sheep? AS IF??????
Oh my...
I hope your weekend is good and not stressful!!!

Catherine said...

I've had one of those weeks myself. I'll not impose it on you, since yours has been bad, too; except to say my internet server was down from Weds. until this afternoon so I couldn't post my Alphabe-Thursday post (picture weeping and gnashing of teeth, and much foot tapping as I tried to explain my dilemma over and over to tech. people from another planet ... a nice gentleman (from Texas) did finally get my problem fixed today, though.) .... I hope you will let me make up my Q assignment next week, pretty please!


Love the Queen Anne's Lace. I saw some blooming today in a road construction site of all places. I think they must have been brought in with the soil, because they don't normally grow here. I wanted to take a photo, but my dh was driving, and well ... you may know how that is, asking your hubby to stop in the midst of busy traffic so you can take a picture of a "weed" ... not happening this weekend anyway!

OK, now I'm off on one of your tangents ... maybe you are rubbing off on me ... that could be fun, I like you!

:)

OK,

Here's to a better week for both of us!

Many Blessings Dear Lady,
Catherine :)
Happy Weekend!

Oz Girl said...

You are the queen of the no-good-horrible-week post. Definitely. I loved it. And I'm glad you let your poor sleep-deprived hubby get his sleep. :)

My Grama's Soul said...

Haven't stopped by in a while......you always make my day. Cracked up as usual.

So glad dear hubby got his beauty rest, tho.

Jo

Brenda said...

Congrats Julie! I am sure no mules were hurt in the making of a very cute series. Jenny sleep well tomorrow brings a new day.

Nadeen said...

So Mr. Jenny got to sleep all the way to 6:39. Good for him. He may have had a terrible, horrible, very bad, no good week right along with you.

Blessings to ya both!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm glad that you decided to whine. I whined right along with you. It was also one of those not so bad but not so good weeks for me too.

Glad that no husband was harmed but was able to sleep in the midst of this blog post. So cute!

Pondside said...

Typical husband - they can always manage to fall back to sleep, no matter what the circumstances!

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Us girls need to whine, it's our duty to whine, it's our God given right to whine! ..Whining is good for the soul!
So put the sheep back in their pen and whine whine whine!♥

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Poor sheep and bees....
I love you more!

H said...

Awww! Bad weeks suck. Hope next week is better for you jenny. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for your comment on my blog. I enjoyed my first visit to Alphabet Thursday.

My name is PJ. said...

You and Alexander - but he didn't have an "almost". He had the full shebang.

Tell Mr. Jenny I like the prompt. It's clean and versatile. Muchas gracias and all that.

Julienne said...

Poor Jenny, poor Jenny, poor, poor Jenny!!!!

Bossy Betty said...

So sorry to hear about your bad week! Hope things are looking up for you now!

Beedeebabee said...

Jenny, even when you write about nothing, it's so good! xo Paulette

Tina said...

Sorry about your horrid week! And I disagree with Mr. Jenny. Go ahead and whine! I'm listening.

Silke said...

Good thing that week is done for you! Finish it up and don't look back! My week ended wtih me getting a most lovely, very sweet little skunk in the mail! Thank you so much! I love her!!! Actually,she is much bigger than I had thought... So, here's to next week! Hugs, Silke

RNSANE said...

Poor Mr. Jenny...I love you but it must be a bit of a challenge sharing a home and a bed with you!

Mimi said...

HI!!!At that time of night or early morning, probably some of the best things you will ever hear!!!AT those hours, my hubby would have said something like GO BACK to sleep and stop talking, I talk alot!!!!
Poor guy,
listening to me talk all day!!!
glad I am not the only one
love,
jamie

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Sorry about the rotten week, Hon. They do seem to come along, now and then, don't they? Blahhhhhhhh...

But betcha' Mr. was right, with keeping you from going into details about the rotten week. Hard as it is to admit when husband is RIGHT, of course! Eeeek!!!

But betcha' by the end of next week, you'll be glad you didn't Hang The Whole Rotten Week's "Laundry" Out on the Blog Land Line, so to speak.

And anyway, husbands have to be allowed to be right, some of the time! Or so I'm told. >,-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Congrats to your winner! I love to cheer for the prize winners on blog drawings! :-)

And LOL! about the sheep and the bees. But they are great pics!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Brenda said...

I hear ya! Hope this week is better, Yard sale and all. It's been crummy here too. New roof, lots of folk, lots of noise...they had to redo a whole section because he could NOT convince me that a big A** dip in the middle of the roof was "acceptable". See me rolling my eyes? OK, so no more talking about the freakin roof, but trust me, I hear ya!!!
When it gets too hot in the Summer remember to plan a getaway to NH. I'll be filling up the pool soon with icewater (Oh,it does warm up; in AUGUST!), I mean gallons and gallons of water...and we can be "ladies of leisure for a few days, and whine to each other over Margaritas! hahaha.

Nishant said...

Sorry to hear you've had a bad week
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