Reasons to be cranky:
–I’m getting a sore throat and I don’t want it.
–I have bunches of errands tomorrow and I don’t want to do them.
–Snow-covered roads are the pits for errand-running.
— I already drove a million miles on snow today.
–The house is a mess.
— I’m tired of being busy.

Reasons to be thankful:
–I’ll think of all sorts of stuff. Honest, I will. Tomorrow. But for the moment I just want to be cranky.

I am now going to bed.



(Here’s where I remember that due to airport-running at midnight and snow and church I went to bed at 3:00 and got up at 7:30. That couldn’t have anything to do with my crankiness, now, could it?)





  1. I have the sore throat thing too. It’s horrible isn’t it? I hope you feel much better and less cranky soon.


  2. this is when scripture comes in handy…

    Colossians 3:15 works: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

    If that doesn’t work, I usually try to imagine myself in the same circumstance, only with some sort of handicap, like one leg, or missing an arm or something. That usually helps me feel better about the situation – it can always be worse.

  3. I can identify with the sore throat and the not enough sleep! ((hugs))

    Wish I could identify with the snow…we’re all missing it here in the South.

  4. Ooh, Mary. I hope you get some good rest and are back to your cheerful self soon! I’m no good on little sleep either.

  5. If you never had illness would you appreciate the times when you were well? Or would you sympathize and for as much for others who don’t feel well? I see a comment above from someone who was able to relate with you simply because you both have sore throats. (I never get sick, so I have a hard time feeling for those who are, and I take for granted that I don’t).

    I think errands are wonderful(unless they’re unnecessary). If my errand has a purpose, I remind myself of that purpose and how important it is. If it is not important, should I be running it? If it is very important, I delight in the opportunity to do something so great. If it is somewhat important, I realize that it is so and am content with having to run it.

    Snow is beautiful. If we are careful driving on it, we will probably stay safe. I often find that snow on the roads brings people together. I become more aware of my fellow drivers, so I consequently feel more connected with them. I also find it enjoyable to offer help to those who need it. I love shoveling old ladies’ driveways and giving them company when they need it most.

    Driving can be tiresome, but also therapeutic. I often look forward to running errands because I get to plug in my iPod or listen to Chicago’s Progressive Talk, or just to think about things.

    When my room gets SUPER messy, I like some time to go through my closet and finding things to give to people or the local food pantry (they take toys and clothes too). I like to think while I’m putting things in order too.

    And being busy can be tiresome, yes. lol

  6. I feel ya Mary…I woke up yesterday with a cough in my chest…It was fine till I made a cup of tea last night and had an unexpected cough which resulted in my splashing near boiling tea on my chest…*sigh* Tonight isn’t looking much better since we are waiting to hear if my FIL will make it through the night.

    I have been cranky for the better part of the day, but the highpoint was having Number 1 daughter climb up in my lap and tell me that she loved me.

    I’m pretty darn thankful for that little monkey.