~National Curmudgeons Day~

National Curmudgeon Day grumpy crabby

I had to actually look up what curmudgeon meant.

Noun:聽a bad-tempered or surly person.
synonyms: grumbler 路 complainer 路 moaner 路 curmudgeon 路 grump 路
sourpuss 路 whiner 路 sorehead 路 crab

And today is dedicated to all of us curmudgeons!

Now one of my goals this year is not to be so grumpy and let me tell you…it’s been a difficult task to keep to. 聽Let’s face it…motherhood, marriage, cutting out junk food, no wine, aches from working out, and the dead of winter can make anyone waspish cantankerous bearish crotchety snappy grumpy from time to time.

Crotchety…now there’s a word. 聽I think I will find out where that word originated from. 聽**looks up origin of crochety**

“Best Answer: The main word to consider here is crotchet. Dating to Middle English, crotchet was used in various related senses to refer to a hook or hook-like instrument. A main figurative sense, recorded since the late sixteenth century, was ‘an odd fancy or whimsical notion; a trivial idea contrary to common opinion’. Example: “The duke had crotchets in him. He would be drunk too; that let me inform you” (Shakespeare, Measure for Measure).

The adjective crotchety, then, means ‘characterized by crotchets; given to odd notions, whims, grouchiness, etc.’.

The thing that needs explaining here is the connection between ‘hook’ and ‘odd fancy; whim’, something that has never been satisfactorily explained. The most likely candidate is that crochet ‘hook’ is used in a sense like ‘twisted’, with the same connotations as that term now has. Another related term having the same semantic pattern is crank ‘an eccentric person; a peculiar whim’, from the main sense ‘bent part of a shaft’. The word bent itself is another, though later, example.”

The adjective crotchety is first found in the early nineteenth century.
Source(s):
http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19990128

How boring…moving on…

National Curmudgeon Day grumpy bad mood

Some say that the day is to be celebrated by never leaving the house. 聽Those people obviously don’t have kids and errands to run. 聽Of course there were days when my little monsters were babies that I wouldn’t leave the house shower for days. 聽Thank goodness those days are long gone. 聽I am sure my armpits are happy too.

Here’s a list of things that caused me to be a curmudgeon this week.

*The guy who insisted on taking up the treadmill right next to me when there were 8 others to choose from.

*My kids taking 20 minutes to wake up and get out of bed which then made me late getting ready and I left the house without brushing my hair or my teeth!

*My menstrual cycle which was two weeks late and the $10 I spent on a pregnancy test because my period is NEVER late. 聽My husband is snipped but I have heard stories of women still getting pregnant.

*Denver Broncos haters and all their shit talking.

*My kids writing what resembles hieroglyphics on the side of my dirty SUV…it’s like having an entire bumper sticker that screams “HEY LOOK AT MY MOMMOBILE!”. 聽I relate when I see other vehicles with the same types of scribbles.

*My husband griping about how many trips I make to the grocery store. 聽Look dude, we run out of things almost daily and I would just rather do several little trips than one big trip…I am tired of people staring at me with my overflowing cart at the grocery store like I am some kind of alien from the land of kidstune. 聽Not to mention I loathe loading onto the belt, loading into the cart, loading into the truck, unloading bags from truck to inside the house, and then putting all that shit away! 聽I’d seriously rather scrape my teeth on the pavement.

National Curmudgeon Day grumpy bad mood

*Our so called new and improved, supposed to be faster, internet that still buffers when I am trying to get my workout on via YouTube. 聽Nothing like getting all warmed up and sweating only to suddenly have to stop for 10 minutes while it buffers. 聽By the time it comes back on I have moved onto the couch聽onto other things.

*I cheated on my healthy track and felt it today at Zumba class. 聽Just goes to prove that what you put in your body totally effects how you feel. 聽I had to really push myself and I am feeling a bit curmudgeon.

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I Hate Days Like This

Every so often I have one of “these” days. 聽I swear I blame it on the W_I_N_D! 聽It starts from the time the little monsters rise and continues until bedtime!

First monster M woke up sometime around 5am with a tummy ache. 聽Any time my kids say they have a tummy ache I tell them to go sit on the toilet and try to poop. 聽9 times out of 10 the fact they have not pooped in the last 24 hours is reason behind the tummy ache. 聽So she wanders into my bathroom and I “think” I dosed back off to sleep…I am not sure because I swear it seemed like seconds later and she was yelling “Mommy! I’m done!”…pause…”Mommy! Do you hear me?!?!” 聽With one eye open I stumble to the bathroom to wipe said child’s ass. 聽Any other time of day she would have successfully wiped her own ass but because it’s 5am she wants me to do it. We wash hands and crawl back into bed… What seems like moments later, the morning alarm goes off. 聽Let the day of 聽crankies begin.

It starts with not being able to decide what we want for breakfast and then crying on the floor of the kitchen. 聽My Keurig wasn’t brewing that coffee fast enough I tell you. 聽I actually contemplated removing it half full and then finishing it off with vodka and Bailey’s. 聽I refrained. 聽She finally decided she didn’t want anything to eat and that she just wanted to lay on the couch with her blanket because she didn’t feel good. 聽Luckily my teenagers are home on spring break…did I just refer to that as lucky?…well I guess for today it was because I was able to just hop in the truck with monster B Man in tow and off to the preschool we went.

All was fine…until I got back home. 聽Another meltdown by monster M because she was upset that she didn’t go to school! 聽Trying to explain to a 3 year old why they should stay home when not feeling well is like trying to saw wood with a fingernail file. 聽By the time I got her convinced that it wasn’t the end of the world …it was time to pick monster B Man up again.

Nothing has gone right since waking up. 聽It’s been one meltdown after another. 聽I had to make a phone call to switch service with a company and they had me on the line for over half an hour. 聽Toddler nation just simply does not let mommy talk on the phone for even 1 minute let alone 30!

One Of These Days

Frustrated Momster,

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