Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Is your life really that bad? Really?

Okay, children, buckle your seatbelts for a bit of a rant. I don't use my blog to vent often, but there are some things lately that have really been bothering me.

1. Christmas right after Halloween: Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas just as much as the next person. My little apartment is stuffed to the gills with Christmas cheer, but I have a problem with completely skipping Halloween. I don't want to hear Christmas music, I don't want to buy Christmas decorations, I don't want a Christmas tree... Until we've had Thanksgiving. I say that the day after Thanksgiving, anything is fair game. I just have a problem with the so-called Christmas season creeping up earlier and earlier every year.

2. Inconsiderate drivers: I understand, sometimes you just get "in the zone" but really, is it so hard to check your blind spot...not follow right on my tail...merge normally...etc? Are you really in so much more of a hurry than me that you can't wait the extra two seconds it would take to get in behind me rather than in front? I know, I'm not the most patient person in the world, but sometimes waiting at a red light isn't such a bad thing.

3. And now, the big one: I have little tolerance for people who complain about their situation but do nothing to fix/better it. For example: I have a coworker who, I'll admit, has some challenges in her life. She's 40, married, has 4 gorgeous kids (her oldest, 19, is autistic), has a nice house in a small town, a good job, and yet she still finds things to complain about. Her husband lost his job two months ago, and rather than looking for a new one she just comes to work and whines about his unemployment. She's pregnant, and rather than just take it and roll with it (not like she can do anything about it at this point anyway) she just complains that she's too old to be having a baby, her kids are all teenagers, blahblahblah. Plus, it's her own fault she's pregnant because she and her husband went on vacation and she forgot to take her birth control. Uh, duh! There are ways to prevent such things! Anyway, I just get sick of hearing the complaints, "woe is me", "my life is so hard" crap. Is your life really that bad? Really? Sometimes we just need to take what we are given and make the best of the situation... and if you can't do that, change your situation. It may take some work that's a little harder than complaining, but I can guarantee you'll be happier with the outcome.

In other news: Life is going well. I got our apartment all decorated for Christmas and our tree up. Yeah, it's a fake tree, but really that's a better choice for us right now. I'm almost done shopping for gifts, so I hope everyone likes what they are getting. I'm doing several holiday-related things in the next few weeks, which I'm really looking forward to. I finished the quilt top I've been working on from designer fabric remnants, it looks fantastic. I'll post some pictures once I've taken some. I also picked out the backing. It's a little bolder than what I was originally planning on, but I think it's going to look awesome finished. Steve and I have also started planning our meals for the week in advance. Since I only have to cook three nights a week, the plan is that I'll make enough for him to eat the three nights I'm at work. This week it's worked out pretty well. I think it's going to save us money on our grocery bill every week too. We're still looking for a sub-for-santa, so if anyone comes across a family in need, please let us know. Well, I think that's it for now. Happy December! (Now we just need some snow)


minisuperbias said...

Amen to the crappy drivers! and then sometimes I realize I'm being the rude driver, and I feel really bad ;)

Vee said...

1. I COMPLETELY AGREE!! Christmas has practically been around for a month and we're only 3 days in dec!

ALSO- We are arranging sub-for-santas for our foster kiddies. If you are interested in doing a christmas for one of our kids hit me up.
email me at veronica (at) starlightprogram (dot) org

Lena said...

Its not a sub for santa family, but my work is doing stuff for the Make a Wish Foundation, and you get the ornaments and drop off the stuff either at a branch or at the drop off center. Could be a good time.

ps: your word verification is duckband.


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