Random Tuesday Thoughts, Grouchy Edition

So, I'm grouchy. Not for any one specific reason, really. I'm just grouchy, so this may be a bit of a bitchfest.

* Have you ever noticed that when you're grouchy, every little thing that annoys you happens all at once? That's been happening to me all night long. It's like the universe is conspiring against me. Bite me, Universe!

* So last night, I was sitting with a patient and watching TV while she slept. I was watching CMT Cribs, and it got me to thinking. Even if I were very wealthy, I just don't think I could, in good conscience, live in the type of extreme luxury that some of these celebrities live in, knowing that there are people living in extreme poverty. I mean, really, a movie theater in your home? I don't begrudge anyone a nice, beautiful home. But some things are excessive and ridiculous, and I just don't think I could sleep at night knowing I had so much, while others have so little. I know that the world will never be truly in balance, but I think this quote would haunt me: "Live simply, that others may simply live." (Ghandi) What do you think?

* Do you ever feel like every time you take a step forward, you take TWO steps back? Because that's how I feel sometimes in a certain aspect of my life. We got the IEP set up for my youngest son, have testing scheduled, I'm feeling good, then he does something social-skills related that blows my mind, and leaves me thinking, what's next? Why can't we make any serious progress without regression?

* I love my life. I chose my life. I am very happy. But sometimes, I feel like I am simultaneously being pulled in a million and one different directions and my head is about to explode! I can't wait till our vacation....27 days...not that I'm counting or anything!


C said...

i have felt just like you many times... one step forward, two steps back is the truth. i agree with you 200% on the rich living so wastefully with what they have with their money. some are so frikking wasteful, it pisses me off, because they lose the meaning of having enough. if i had that kind of money i would help others, and not waste it on meaningless nonsence.

take a deep breath, and know that this too shall pass.


Frugal Vicki said...

I am totally with you on the cribs thing. I am not too familiar on your son's situation, yet, but the best things in life are often a struggle. I hope you find your answers and things get better soon!

April said...

You vent all you want...does a body good! :) Like you, I don't think I could allow myself to live in an over-the-top extravagant home. Just wouldn't feel right to me for some reason. Sorry you're going through some things with your son...I'm certain it will all get resolved soon...keep your chin up!:)

Mama Wheaton said...

There are more people in the world who ar doing the same dance as you then you will ever know. It is frustrating because it feels like you never get off the floor to rest. Hang tough and be ok with being grouchy today but try something new tomorrow!

cat said...

And 26 days to ours! Yeah! Not having the best of days either.

Tara R. said...

I need to borrow your button, cuz I am grouchy and I really should warn people.

I'm with you on the obscenely huge houses some of these celebrities have. It's ridiculous!

Megan said...

right there with you on the 1 forward= 2 backwards. Never fails. things get into some state of normal and not so hard and then BAM out of no where something else hits you from left field!

Hope things cheer up soon!


Manic Mother said...

Life is 2 steps back one step forward! Especially with kids.

Where are we going in 27 days??

blueviolet said...

I envy you that vacation to which you're not counting off the 27 days!

Yes, I can relate to the two steps forward, one step back!

And I'm ALL about living simply!

Kelly said...

Yes, yes and yes! I totally agree, and totally get the random grouchyness thing!

One step forward 2 steps back...story of my life.


shortmama said...

I could have some fun with being that wealthy...but some things are definitely extreme for sure

Aleta said...

I think life is all about the one step forward and two steps back. Gives us time to acclimate to change and keeps us humble too.

I agree with you ~ if I won the lottery I'd build a nice house, nice but not large. I couldn't live with too many walls in a home. It creates distance and space and it's too self indulgement for me. Simple Home. Simple Life - I'm all for that :)

Helene said...

One step forward, two steps back...such is life, right? It's inevitable and it sucks!

I know exactly what you mean about not being able to feel good about having lots of money. I wouldn't feel comfortable either, knowing there are others who are less fortunate.

I wanna go on vacation!!!!!!!!

BTW, yes the mouse scurried across my feet. Isn't that SO disgusting??? We still haven't found him.

Jenners said...

Wow .. that Ghandi quote is amazing. Lots of food for thought there.

Tater Tot Mom said...

I agree with the Cribs thing...my favorite ones and the celebrites that don't live in huge mansions and they just live like regular folks. You know they have money but they don't flaunt it wildly!

I so know what you mean about 2 steps back too...had some of those moments this week dealing with my son's IEP. Sometimes, progess takes regression, at least that's what I keep telling myself! :)

Unknown Mami said...

When I fantasize about being rich, I also don't think I could handle over-doing it. Sometimes I see homes and think, "What are you supposed to do with all those rooms?" There comes a point where enough is enough.

The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

I get what you are saying about celebrity excess---however, in their defense---they really can't go out to the movies and other places like we can without being all photographed and spied on... ya know?

We just did an IEP meeting with my son. Sigh. So----I hear ya loud and clear.

I too am always feeling pulled in way too many directions. I am trying to accept that...it is a challenge :)

KK said...

I'm feeling like that right now. I just yelled at the dog for snoring. It might be bed time :)