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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Top 5 Reasons I'm Grumpy

No, not one of the seven dwarfs... GRUMPY as in obnoxiously non-cheerful, pouty, whiny, you-don't-really-want-to-be-around-me-right-now. And - just so you know - I'm totally being kind by only listing five reasons and not ten. Because I totally could name 10, but I love y'all.

1. I am STILL sick... Four. Weeks. Later. And now the Tongginator is sick again. As is the Husband. We are just a barrel of joy around here. A barrel of coughing, SNEEZY, post nasal drip joy.

2. Someone stole a bunch of my Apple Cake last night. I made Lisa's recipe yesterday and felt HAPPY to share it with our small group. But when I came into the kitchen just before everyone walked out the door, I watched a person who shall remain nameless pack up three pieces (three! pieces!) in a zip-loc bag, leaving us only two pieces. How is that Christ-like, I ask you? (And you'd better not mention how non-Christ-like I'm being by refusing to share because hello? It was Lisa's apple cake. Of COURSE I don't wanna share it. I was totally being nice allowing people to have some during small group. But to leave me with less than what you took? Grr...)

3. I haven't had much opportunity these past few days to read blogs, which makes me a little testy. But then when I DO manage to squeeze in a few minutes here and there, I am forced to look at everyone's gorgeous photos of their Autumn Moon Festival celebrations. Which totally reminds me that I forgot to bring our camera to our celebration. Because I? Am DOPEY.

4. I almost killed Santa a few days ago. Or maybe he just would have needed a DOC, but whatever... it felt like I almost killed Santa a few days ago.

5. I am So. Very. Sick. of listening to myself whine, I even feel sorry for myself. I feel a tad less sorry for y'all because at least you can get away from me. But for some reason I can't seem to get away from myself, except for when I am sleeping. Except that sleeping is kinda difficult to do when one is a barrel of coughing, post nasal drip joy. So I'm over-tired and SLEEPY on top of everything else.

See what I mean, y'all? I am GRUMPY. I'd tell y'all I'm sorry for unloading my foul mood on you, but I probably won't even mean it until tomorrow. And how awful is it that I admitted to that? Ah well, at least y'all got the recipe to Lisa's Apple Cake out of it. Because it IS yummy, y'all.

Make it. Eat it. Live happy.

(Unless someone tries to steal it from you. And then maybe you should bop them on the head instead of getting all BASHFUL like I did, pretending I didn't care.)

48 comments:

Kim K. said...

Sounds like you need a well-earned day of pampering. The germ fairy has been at your house way too long. Here's to hoping that today is a better day.

PS. I've got another Halloween give-away on my blog. That might cheer your spirits up!!

Sherri said...

You make me laugh!

I'm sorry you are still sick.

Santa is alive and well.

Things could be worse....

Hope your day gets better!

Buckeroomama said...

I get those days, too. Not fun.

Hope you feel better soon... all-around!

Dawn said...

I am so sorry you're still sick. Have you been back to the doctor?

I can understand the aggrevation of having the cake taken - I have a very similar recipe and it is so good that people should fear for their lives in coming between me and the cake! ha!

I've prayed for you and the family this morning. Hope you all begin to feel better very soon!!!

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

Oh I so know how you feel......praying for health!!! And for the grumpies to run away!

Football & Fried Rice said...

Well, I only have THREE reasons I am grumpy. 1. Pre menstrual 2. menstrual 3. post menstrual. I am down to one good week a month...

I am sorry that you are still sick (and ever SORRIER some sorry fella ripped off your apple cake!!!!) Did they go through your drawers to dig out a ziplock?? Man, oh, man.

And no wonder Ghandi said he'd have become a Christian if it wasn't for the Christians (;

and p.s. you Santa story - primo, classic tonggu momma!!!!!

The Source said...

Santa's ok...he's visiting down here. He drives a white minivan with a personalized tag and hangs out at our local Walmart.

And you are perfectly within your rights to be grumpy when someone steals your apple cake. In fact...maybe you didn't cook all the germs out and they'll get the ick, too!

I'm sending you lots of prayers and feel betters...or maybe I should send some Lysol and vitamin C??

Elouise82 said...

I think it's the time of the year ... almost everybody I know (including me) is sick and/or blue. While I love autumn with its vibrant colors and crisp air (and apples to be made into delicious cakes which DO NOT get stolen), the colder weather and less sunshine do take a toll, both physically and emotionally.

I'll recommend the same remedy one of my friends gave me--a hot cup of tea and a day on the couch either with a good novel or watching the A&E 5-hour adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, whichever is your preference!

Aunt LoLo said...

Umm...you totally asked for this.

Have you thought about going to see a DOC?

Heh.

Hope you're feeling better soon! And now...I have to go look at Lisa's recipe, because I ONLY make Great Grandma Susie's recipe...and it has as much oil as flour.

day by day said...

Oh, I am sorry you are still not feeling well!! I am on the grumpy side over here, too...shall I give you my cell #, so that we can grump to one another? : )

Wow, about the apple cake....that is quite nervy, isn't it?

What is going on with #4??

feel better!!

bbmomof2boys said...

Have you gotten in touch with America's Most Wanted? The nerve of that person to take 3 pieces of cake..shessh!

It stinks being sick and then having it go around the family a few times. Just as soon as someone feels better someone else is coming down with the same thing. So sorry! Hopefully it will get better soon and everyone will be back to their happy selves.

Take some nyquil at night? I hate the stuff myself, don't like how I feel in the morning but it might help you sleep. When I get to the point you seem to be at now I'll take it just to get some rest!

Many hugs!

Carla

Aunt LoLo said...

Heh...the recipe is almost the same. A little less sugar and flour and apples....our recipe makes a THICK cake that needs to bake for over an hour!

Jboo said...

Oh man -- sorry you are still not feeling well! And someone took that cake! That REALLY takes the cake! I made it too -- so yummy! Take care and feel better soon!

Janet

Jillene said...

Sorry that you are still sick. But if it makes you feel any better I got sick again but this time with Strep Throat.

And who does that?! Who just walks into someone's kitchen and helps themselves to your cake?! Nervy!!

3D said...

You are more then allowed to be grumpy. I hope you do feel better soon and no one else tries to steal your cake. That is a punishable offence in our house!!

Keep smilin!

Jean said...

We are sick too and it definitely leads to crankiness. I can't believe someone stole your cake- and if you are reading this right now you better not do that again!
Or else...

I have no idea what comes after or else but I'm sure their shakin now!

I've not had enough time for blog reading either and I'm bummed about it.

Hope your feeling better SOON!

Super Mommy said...

Ugh ... so sorry you're still sick... that'd make anyone grumpy!And you witnessed your Apple Cake being stolen would've put me over the edge too!

Love Letters To China said...

I'm feeling your pain about the grumpies... I'm right there with you (except for the sickness... knock on wood!). Hope you feel better soon and I'm thinking I need to make that apple cake real soon!

Holly said...

I say make another cake and eat it while the Tongginator's at school.
It might speed up this LONG recovery...you know, if an apple a day keeps the Dr. away, might as well try a whole apple cake.
I'm just sayin...
:)

Suzie said...

I'd be grumpy too is I was sick for as long as you have been. You need to se a doctor!!!

I need to try that cake. It must have been really yummy for someone to run of with three pieces!!!

Feel better soon :o)

adoptionroad said...

LeighAnna and I are sick too and I know miserable you must feel after 4 weeks of it! We managed to avoid the little piggy from Daddy but picked up what I think is bronchitis from the hospital waiting room last week. I'm guessing the lack of sleep is contributing to your mood since it's affecting mine after only 4 days of this. But thanks for the apple cake! I needed a non-pumpkin fall treat to enjoy.

Kiy said...

Oh gal, I sure hope that soon everyone in your house is well - especially momma! That's no fun at all.

I followed your link to Lisa's apple cake. Oh my. Now I have to go buy apples and it's all YOUR fault! You see, Emi walked by the computer while I was reading her post and as I scrolled down to the up close and personal pic of that slice of cake, Emi says "YUM"! I asked her if we should make it, oh yes indeed. Then she went to get my car keys and told me "shop" - guess she knows we don't have the ingredients!

So, we are off to the grocery store to buy ingredients for the apple cake. We might not have dinner tonight, but dessert will rock!

Seriously, thanks for the recipe but more importantly, I really do hope that you are feeling better soon.

Kiy

Kiy said...

P.S. I forgot to add, hope Santa is okay. I am seriously depending on him this year!

Mama King said...

Grumpy or not you still have your great sense of humor. Thanks for making us laugh and I hope you feel better! By the way - off to check out that recipe. Lisa may want to rename her cake... "Hot" Apple Cake or So good it is a crime...

Magi said...

I'm right there with ya! Feel better soon.

Aus said...

OK - #1 - I'm 50 years old and Santa IS REAL!! That much out of the way - #2 - you missed him - close only counts in things like WMD's (which could be used on cake thieves btw...but that's another comment) and #3 - just how many dwarfs were you trying to get into that post anyway - you even managed to get a 'bashful' in there as only TM could manage!

Thanks for day day brightener (even if your's is still 'grumpy')

hugs - aus and co.

Sharie said...

I'm GRUMPY and SLEEPY and wish I could see the sun from the cubicle I sit in 9-hours a day. Thank goodness I have your blog to read when I take a quick break from the drudge that is my day...otherwise I might bite someone's head off - and stealing a piece or 3 of apple cake is tame in comparison:)
So there is one reason for you to be less grumpy - you're saving someone else's head!

Sarah said...

Should we conference call from our beds? You can gripe about still being sick. I'll complain about not being able to do anything without someone's help.

Should I make the reservations for our pity party? Or do you want to?

Wanda said...

Hmm....you don't suppose it was one of Santa's elves in disguise? Ya know, a little retribution. Nah....not Santa? But I'm just sayin'.

Feel better soon! (Make another cake and eat it ALL!)

Janet said...

Someone actually DID that? SERIOUSLY? Wow. I'm not sure just how I would take that. I do, however, know a couple of people who would TOTALLY do it and not even blink an eye. Sigh.

Kristi said...

Same thing happened to me with some blondies this weekend that my husband dubbed, "sin in a pyrex." Probably the main reason that my scaled headed the right direction this week (I have to console myself somehow...)
Sorry that you are still under the weather, and if it makes you feel any better, I was selfish this year and we attended the U2 concert instead of celebrating the Moon Festival with my kids. Yet another nod to my hopes of "Mother of the Year"...

Gail said...

You so are entitled to feel a bit grumpy TM...being sick is not fun in the very least! Hoping you all get better soon...

Hey, Santa is alive and well, that's a good thing.

Make another apple cake and keep it at home, don't share...it'll make you feel much better! Now I think I need to make one...hmmmm

Stefanie said...

I was by here this morning... I can't believe I forgot to comment on how SORRY I am you are still sick. YUCK!!!

And I am so with you on the apple cake, NOT COOL to take more than you leave... GEESH!!!

thegypsymama said...

When I wrote this you were one of the key people I had in mind. Consider it me bringing you the blogosphere version of chicken soup! http://thegypsymama.com/2009/10/06/how-kids-see-color/

You're sooo welcome -and try not to sneeze on me while you read!

a little leprechaun said...

Hey TM - feel better!! Go eat some snickers, that might help!! ;-)

Sorry the fam is sick too! No fun at all!

(((HUGS)))

Laura L. said...

I am so sorry you are still sick. That's really stinky. You have every right to be Grumpy, or any other dwarf of your choice.
I love your number 2. Ha ha. Sorry that your cake was taken, really I am, but I loved the bit of "How Christ-like is that?? Too funny.
Feel better very soon! See the doctor again if necessary.

Annie said...

Too funny, TM!! So sorry you are still feeling yucky!!! I have had 3 kids sick and am just waiting on the other 2 to start whining!!! Keep your chin up! Tomorrow is another day!!! Live, laugh, love!! Turn that frown upside down!!! Hehe!! Please don't reach through your computer and hit me!!! LOL!!! I do hope you all feel better soon!!

Patty O. said...

Oh, I would so be grumpy if someone made off with my apple cake, and I haven't even tried the recipe. Yet.

I don't know if this will make you feel any better, but you are still funny and enjoyable to read, even when you are grumpy!

Feel better soon!!!

P.S. I love that you admit that you won't really mean your apology until later in the week!! I can relate to that and love your honesty.

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

I'm so sorry that you are still sick! I hate being sick. No wonder you are grumpy.

And don't worry about forgetting your camera for Autumn Moon Festival. You are not dopey - you are sick and in a medicated fog. ;)

Michelle said...

Ugh!! How crummy to be sick for so long!! Well, if it is any consolation, you are still funny even when you are grumpy.

I hope you kick this bug soon!!

Anonymous said...

I'm GRUMPY too!
Is it in the air?? Maybe so!!
I major in DOPEy I can do some of the dumbest things!!

Bashful no WAY you could ask my husband he would agree!
I read your blog all the time and just CAckle! is that a word??

Hope your family gets to feeling better soon--- we have had the same STUFF!

Cindy said...

forgot to say that my name is Grumpy Cindy Lou!

See what a Dope I can be! (LOL)

thank goodness GOD still loves me just the way I am!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

You're hilarious. In all the craziness of life I've not been making my blogging rounds lately--and I've missed you!
Hope you feel better soon!

Raina said...

Grumy is ok! It's the people who are always cheerful that freak me out. Hope you are feeling better.

Kayce said...

It's totally okay to be grumpy! Sending lots of cyber hugs your way.

Myrnie said...

:o( Feel better soon, Mama! (And this is what blogs are for, right? Saying how we REALLY feel?? :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am sorry you are still feeling lousy.....you have every right to feel grumpy.....I know after 4 weeks, I would certainly be grumpy.

As for the cake.....I think you need to make another one for yourself and as someone else already said....this time, no sharing.....it is just for you! If we were real life neighbors, I would make one and bring it over for you!!

CC said...

I'm sick and home for the 2nd day in a row. But it sure hasn't been 4 weeks. UGH!!!

And I have an apple cake recipe to fall head over heels in love with. Seriously. If someone took the extra pieces and I saw them I would probably start hollering and cursing. Even at bible study. ;)