Happy/Sad Volume 3

I have the change of seasons blues. Or the time change blues. Or something. All I know is this month has not been good. I’ve frittered away most nap times and school times sitting on the couch, dicking around on the internet and thinking about the things I should be doing. The house is disgusting, I barely cook, hardly clean. All in all, I am super fun to be around.

Today I turned a tiny corner. I didn’t turn on my laptop until about 4 pm. I managed to get Spencer’s twin bed painted, hubs (and Spencer. So cute!) assembled, and I repainted. Progress. I also scrubbed the sink. Baby steps, people.

I thought it seemed like a good time for another installment of happy/sad and a little reality check.

Things that make me sad (in no particular order):

  • A pair of people in my life are turning 40, one this month, one next and neither one is particularly happy about it. Birthdays should be fun, joyous days, not sad ones. It’s completely bumming me out.
  • I’m a little surprised about my reaction to the disaster at Penn State. Of course, I’m disgusted, disappointed and horrified. I can’t even wrap my brain about the pimp rumors that are circulating. I feel like a tiny part of my childhood was crapped on. My dad, a former athlete, respected many coaches and they were quoted and discussed. Coaches like John Wooden, Lou Holtz, Mike Krzyzewski and Joe fucking Paterno. There is a mug I need to find and throw away. I just don’t even want it in my house.
  • My google reader and twitter feed make me sad daily. Which is stupid and frustrating because it is a self-inflicted frustration. I’m just sick of the humblebrags and constant begging for attention. Dumb. Done. Unfollow.
  • Spencer is going through a hardcore clingy phase. I feel like I have a toddler-sized leech. Cute, but constant touching is not my thing. Suggestions for coping/curtailing welcome. Especially the hand down the shirt thing, I can barely deal with that alone, but the kiddo is constantly going under bra. Fun times.

Things that make me happy:

  • Spencer transitioning to a big boy room. He is super excited about his “cool orange bed.”
  • Grapes and cheese. Oh and candy cane joe joes are out. The ice cream better be out soon.
  • That is seriously all I got. I mean I’m happy about the usual things – I love my family and my friends, even when I am blue blah.

This face makes me happy. Also doughnuts.

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6 Responses to “Happy/Sad Volume 3”

  1. i’m right there with you on the JoePa thing. it makes me sick sick sick. i made the mistake of reading part of the Sandusky report & had to stop because i wanted to throw up.

    and it pisses me off to no end that people were rioting when joepa was fired… seriously? do they not realize who-knows-how-many victims could have been spared if he had grown a pair?? ugh.


  2. TMae says:

    An orange bed you say? This sounds very exciting! Mostly because I love nearly all things orange. (I’m a very simple person.)

    I think the time change has this household all jacked up. I’ve been feeling blah all week, and then this Penn State crap, on top of Herman Cain’s accuser being dragged through the mud…the old boys network abuse of power. It seems like the only constant sometimes.

    I’m sending you lots of sunshine and hugs. Tell the cranky b-day people that 40 is just a number.


  3. Suzanne says:

    We are joined at the emotions, my friend. Your blah is my blah.

    The orange bed sounds awesome. You’re going to do a room reveal at some point, right?


  4. Kim says:

    I’m not even going to get started on my latest blahs, but thank you for the happy. Although I am sad to say that I don’t think I know what a joe joe is.
    I can’t wait to see the bed!
    O has an insane preference for all things orange, and I’m thinking that’s something I will have to make happen for the little guy someday.


    Amy Reply:

    Joe Joes are Trader Joe’s version of the oreo. They have peppermint ones in the winter. I love them.


  5. Mary C. says:

    I’ve only been reading your blog for like 15 minutes. I found you on and then-she snapped.
    Blah and Blue are the feelers and colors around me these days too.
    Also with your son, even though he’s excited about the Orange Bed, it’s also a CHANGE and sometimes toddlers don’t ‘do’ change as well as they act like they do! Also the blahs are affecting everyone these days even the kiddles. So hopefully he’ll be past it soon. Good luck.

    Lots of bad news on the news lately. I hate it all.

    Peppermint Joe Joes!!! Thanks for the reminder.


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