The radio station we listen to is running a competition at the moment where people register and leave their phone number. If the hosts pick their number, and rings them, they have to answer with a ROAR! It’s been going all week and I’ve not heard anyone win yet. Just polite voices saying , ‘Hello?’. It’s made me laugh a little.
But maybe I should register my details because, today all I feel like doing is roaring. I am in a Very Bad Mood.
It started at 3am when a little voice woke me up. ‘Daddy’ it said. ‘I accidentally wet the bed.’ Of course ‘Daddy’ was still snoring, but a quick shake woke him up sufficiently to deal with the bed, while I dealt with the daughter. I was pretty cross though; at 6 DD should be old enough to go remember to go to the loo last thing at night without me standing over her. What is it with toilet-avoiding children at the moment; we are having some issues with DS as well.
If I get woken in the middle of the night I find it really hard to get back to sleep. So when I was still tossing and turning and my mind was churning 90 minutes later, I knew today was not going to be a good one.
Lots of things are annoying me, so I’m going to have a therapeutic Blog Rant and get some of them off my chest.
1/ The inability of anyone else to open the dishwasher and check what’s going on with it. Last night I tidied up the kitchen but there weren’t quite enough plates to fill the DW, so I loaded it and left it until after dinner. I came down this morning and it was still sitting there, half full of dirty dishes. Last nights plates had just been piled up on the bench; no on had even thought to open the DW. Rah!
To give DH credit, he did take one look at me struggling this morning and quickly stepped in to rectify this but I just wish the others would do more to keep the bench tops clear and put their rubbish in the bin.
2/ Lunches. I couldn’t face making these this morning so got the kids to do it. It usually takes me 10 minutes and it took them 30. Plus the butter looks like something out of the moon landing and I had to get then to come back and put the lid on the jam, and their carrot peelings in the bin. I have decided that the packed lunches are now their responsibility, and I’m hoping practice will reduce the time and effort involved. Raah!
3/ My foot is still sore and I’m going to have to see someone about it. We have private Health Cover so it’s no biggy but it does mean I’ll have to ring up our Useless GP’s and try and make an appointment. Raaah!
4/ Deadlines. I have two bugging me at the moment. One passed on Tuesday and I’m still plodding along; I’m about half way through. And one is due today and I don’t know how long it’s going to take. I despair of myself, I really do. Why can’t I just knuckle down and get these things done?
Deadlines are suppose to motivate you aren’t they? Not paralyse you! Raaaah!
5/ I have a cold so feel a little bit ill. Not ill enough to spend the day in bed, and anyhow, I have Deadlines, but I have a stuffy head and an irritating cough. I’m not feeling anywhere near 100%, more like 68.5%. Blaaaaah!
6/ I’ve paid for an online WordPress course to help me manage this blog, and perhaps set up some others, but I don’t have time for it just now. I keep getting email reminders about what I’m meant to be doing next, but I’m a bit stuck there too. I need to email the lady running it and ask her advice but really can’t be arsed at the moment. It’s just something else on the to do list and it was supposed to be a treat. Gaaaaaah!
7/ The weather forecast(s). I’m glued to these at the moment as we have a Jubilee Street party planned for Monday. The weather forecasts says Rain. Rain and More Rain. There is nothing I can do about this but I’m pretty disappointed. It was all looking so promising a week ago Paaaaaaah!
Right, after wasting half an hour moaning on here, I’d better start chipping away at my Deadlines. But first, I might just go on Facebook for a few minutes and have another cup of tea…