Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I am feeling grumpy and anti-social. I've been feeling like this for about a week, which you probably wouldn't guess from my activities in the last seven days: friends over for the 4th, lunch with friends on my birthday, out-of-town guests visiting, lunch with coworkers Friday, BBQ with friends Friday, hanging out with other friends Saturday, dinner Sunday with 3 other couples, and dinner last night with 2 other couples. Thank you, grumpiness. Excellent timing. It's not that I didn't have fun spending time with all these people. I did. And I am glad we did all the above-listed events. I can't explain it except to say that I am grumpy and tired, but I did enjoy hanging out with my friends, and if they hadn't invited me to spend time with them, I would be even more grumpy and anti-social right now. I am also trying to plan a BBQ at our house in the near future, but I can't figure out when to have it. I have a crippling fear that no one will come, so I keep changing the date for it. Yay, I am a neurotic, grumpy freak! Whee!

Ummm... yeah.

Speaking of freaks, one of the blankets in our living room is possessed. H and I were playing Guitar Hero last night, and the blanket on the couch started moving. By itself. The blanket was shifting so that it looked like an animal the size of a basketball was under the blanket taking deep breaths. I pictured a basketball-sized frog. Because I am a logical thinker.

H started freaking out. "Get me a knife!" he yelled.

"No!" I responded. I did not want him killing some scary animal in our living room.

But H found a knife and ended up stabbing the blanket several times before realizing that no small animal had snuck into our house and onto the couch where we had been sitting 15 minutes earlier. (Thank goodness.) I am just glad H was the irrational one for once.

13 comments:

stefanie said...

Having that many plans all stacked up like that always makes me grumpy, no matter how much I like and enjoy spending time with the friends involved.

As for the blanket, what the hell?? Did you come up with an explanation for the movement? If not, you might want to avoid mentioning it before your barbecue (if you're worried about people coming). Maybe some people are into ghosts, but "Our place is haunted" would NOT be something that would get me to a party!

Galoot said...

When living in Florida, a roommate of mine went to bed, lifted up her pillow to fluff it up and found a garter snake coiled there.

We trapped it with a pair of tongs and some tupperware. Needless to say, we were very freaked out.

lizgwiz said...

I think an actual basketball-sized frog might be less unsettling than a blanket that moves on its own. But that's just me.

Sounds like you need a little down-time. As wonderful as hanging with friends is, I always need a little balance. Feeling overloaded makes me cranky. And I sure don't need any help in that department lately!

Noelle said...

I'm freaking out about what actually made the blanket move! In the summertime, all I need is to see one bug and I instantly think they're crawling all over me. Ick!

I've been totally grumpy today as well. I'm off judging my self worth on my number of comments again, so thanks for commenting today!

I hope things pick up soon!

Christine said...

Uh, for the grumpy, you could come stay with me. I am queen of the grumpy!

And did you ruin the blanket? or your couch? Also, scary!

One Smart Cookie said...

I agree with Stefanie in that too many plans also make me grumpy. This time of year that always seems to happen as there are always those summer weekend plans. Eventually I find myself wishing for a rainy Saturday so that I don't feel guilty about sitting on my ass all day.

Marmite Breath said...

Girrrrl, you need a drink and nap, toute suite!

L Sass said...

Wait, so nothing was there? H was stabbing a blanket??????

theotherbear said...

so what WAS making the blanket move then?

-R- said...

Theotherbear, I DON'T KNOW!

Juliana said...

I think you are suffering from "after the birthday" blahs. You look forward to it all year and then BAM! -- it's over. Which leads me to conclude that (a) you didn't celebrate long enough and (b) you need to start planning next year's party NOW. :)

Maybe a nap will help. Just not on the couch, or with that damn blanket. (Did you check under the couch cushions for mice or other small creatures?)

don't call me MA'AM said...

I think it's this time of year. I'm super grumpy (even more so than normal), and I can't get out of this funk!

As for the haunted blanket, I would totally come to a party if you mentioned your place was haunted. That would make me want to join you even more!!!

Lotta said...

I don't know man. Between the orb over H's face (from your Blogess comments) and the moving blanket I think would be tossing some holy water at your husband whenever he sleeps. He should wake up with you standing over hime and waving garlic and mumbling banishing chants.