Thursday, October 23, 2003

Nag, Nag ...Brag

That's me. The one on the left. Yep, the truth finally comes out. And you all thought you knew me so well, as that sweet, little ol' southern girl. I feel I can be honest here; I am going through MENopause, I am PMSing, I have the crud, and I had a sudden attack of my "mystery illness" today, and had to stay in bed till time for the bus to bring Stephen home. We all know how dear Stephen is to my heart, so I pour all of my frustrations out on the other guy. The one on the right up there. (my husband) Most of the time, I really am that sweet southern girl. But there's a few days out of the month that I am, let's say,  a little hard to live with. (ie) Tues. night: I hate evenings after Stephen is in bed. That's when I get really busy. I have to pick up through the house, finish laundry, pick out his school clothes, pack lunch- you get the picture. I have these cravings when I am pmsing, like you wouldn't believe! I wanted popcorn with (real) butter. So, I microwaved some while I packed Stephen's lunch. After doing a few other chores, I finally was able to get my popcorn, go to bed and watch "Everybody loves Raymond" the only tv time that I have! Well, when I turned around, my hubby was sitting on the edge of the bed, eating my popcorn, watching the speed channel! That is about the time that photo up there was shot. Mm, hm. Over a stinkin' bowl of popcorn and the tv. I was so sick last night, I didnt do a thing, I went to bed after journaling ;P This morning when I got up, hubby had made my coffee, with my fave mug ready, had Stephen's clothes picked out, backpack ready to go, lunch packed, and Stephen's meds and b'fast ready. When I turned the tv on, he had already put it on Stephen's fave channel! Could he have been more thoughtful? But my question is this, why do I have to turn into that chic in the picture up there to get all those favors? Can anyone answer that?

16 comments:

babyshark28 said...

Helloo. I am sorry about how your feeling. but, the picture is funny :) hee hee.
Guy's can be quite clueless about the emotions of a women. But, it's not totally thier fault....is it?

freeepeace said...

Mia, I hear you. We all have our moments. And we get to have them. Unfortunately it's not just men who can be so thoughtless. But that also means it's not just women who "nag" and complain. (hilarious pic btw)

fyrecracker1 said...

I think most women can relate to you. I think that there is more of a problem when the husband doesn't know what the wife does all day, because maybe he's never had to do it. I know that Shane thinks I do nothing while he works all day, but the fact is, I do TOO much - and I don't get paid for it! And most men don't even acknowledge when you've done such a great job around the house... That can really drive a lady bonkers! :o)

beverlyg211 said...

Mia - Here's what Joe and I have learned over the years. You have to talk to your husband or wife and tell them what you want and need, and expect from them. And at first it's hard to open up and be so honest with each other, but it's worth it in the long run. The most important thing in a marriage/relationship is communication.

aims814 said...

Oh, there was some communicating going on. I can promise ya that! LOL!

beverlyg211 said...

That's my Cuz! I'm glad you were communicating LOL. Sometimes they will reply; nag, nag and nag, that's all you do. It take's a while for them (Men) to understand that you are not NAGGING, You are trying to COMMUNICATE. Errrrrrrr!

jslack605 said...

hahahahahahahahahahaha....I'm laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes....there ought to be a special award for this journal post and what a great picture and caption hahahahahahahaha!!!!

slowmotionlife said...

I'm notorious for going off the deep end about such silly things. Men don't understand what a horror it can be to live inside our bodies at times. We often feel like a victim to our own raging hormones. Sounds like you've got a pretty good guy, though, Mia. Sure, he may not pick up on the initial clues... but at least he makes up for it when he's messed up. Chill out, sweetie-pie. We love you - even if you are a hormonal queen! :)

aims814 said...

<<<Sure, he may not pick up on the initial clues... >>> That is true, Slo. He also fails to pick up his socks, etc.. LOL! Yeah, I know. You are right. I was actually in a silly mood when I made this entry and I wanted it to make folks laugh. Looking back, I do feel sorry for him. Everyone around us are innocent victims of women's hormones! (poor, things)

beverlyg211 said...

It's really hard living with raging hormones(menopause)...Everything can be going fine, I'm happy, and in a matter of minutes I will turn into this mean bitch from hell...I do feel sorry for my hubby, he will say, have I said or did something to hurt your feelings...What he doesn't know is, I can remember something that happened years ago, and get so mad LOL.

slowmotionlife said...

I still can't get over that picture. That's entirely too funny. LOL And he doesn't pick up his socks???? For shame!!!!!

mt320 said...

I just stumbled upon your journal this evening and i'm so glad I did. What a great honest journal. I loved reading your entries about Stephen. I don't have any children myself, but I could actually feel the love that you have for yours. How truly special that is. Keep your heart open and great things will fill it! I look forward to stopping back often.
-Holly

ondinemonet said...

My goodness, what a marvelous entry! I really enjoy your look at the world, and your approach to facing it. Applause, applause!

barbarajour said...

YOU HAVE TO TURN INTO THAT CHIC IN THE PICTURE BECAUSE MEN ARE MEN, AND THAT'S THAT! IT DOESN'T MATTER REALLY, WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE LOVE WON OUT, RIGHT? I AM SO GLAD I STOPPED HERE. YOU ARE DELIGHTFUL, YOUR JOURNAL IS A JOY TO READ AND I WILL BE BACK WHENEVER I CAN GET BACK. HAVE A SUPER GOOD DAY. EMBRACE LIFE'S MOMENT'S AS THEY COME.
barbarajour

viviansullinwank said...

What a hilarious picture and a perfect graphic for your story :)

sonensmilinmon said...

IF you get the answer to the last question ... share with ME!!! I'm going through the same thing, sigh. I LOVE your journal! Not sure how I got here ... following links most likely. :)
Smilin Mon
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