Bah Humbug!

21 Dec

‘Tis the season for everyone to start getting crabby.  Crowded streets, little sleep, too much to do…  First of all, let me start by saying that I stayed up until 1am wrapping presents.  So, I was really trying to keep a smile on my face this morning.  I took Sarah, and we went to the Y for my exercise class.  Brett and Leslie joined me this morning for a good workout.  We were set up in the back left corner of the room.  While we were warming up, Leslie and I were conversing.  The music was loud, Yvonne was giving her instructions, and Leslie and I were right along with everyone else, just talking to each other.  No big deal, talking pretty softly, I might add, because of the nature of the conversation, which will remain unspoken.  All of a sudden, a woman from the front right corner of the class walks back to us, approaches Leslie and says while putting her fingers to her mouth, “Could you stop talking?”  HOW RUDE!!!!  Who does this woman think she is?  Don’t even get me started.  First of all, both of us were talking, so why not say it to the two of us?  Secondly, if the woman directly in front of us was not bothered, why are you so distracted?  Thirdly, this woman is weird lookin’ which may explain all of this.  She comes in the class late, proceeds to stand in the front, and then doesn’t do ANY of the exercises as Yvonne directs us to.  She never uses the weights, does squats while we’re doing bicep curls, jogs in place while we’re doing other things – JUST WEIRD!!!  I felt like going up to her and saying, “Could you please follow directions, you’re being distracting!”  I was so fumin’!  I looked at Leslie and said that I wanted to talk just to spite that woman – I know, good Christan/pastor’s wife attitude, but again, who does she think she is???  That just set me off for the rest of the day.

Street construction, grumpy shoppers, impatient drivers (like myself), and a long list of things to do.  Might I remind everyone that I’m still sleep deprived and haven’t had my coffee.  I went to Esther’s class for her Christmas party, went from there to Weight Watchers to weigh in – can I just say YUCK!  Just before I went in, I was talking to my sister and said, “Watch, I’ll be 137.something.”,  which would make me over and I’d have to pay.  Sure enough, I was 137.4.  The woman was gracious enough to pardon my 4 ounces as a Christmas gift to me so I could remain free.  Thank you, Lord!  However, I just wanted to go home and have some buttered popcorn with peanut m&ms.  Blah!  Mmmm, here comes Christmas.

Went home, made some peanut clusters for a gift, made some coffee, my own gift, and then went to pick up Esther from school.  Still tired, and still had to go to Sam’s club to pick up my delinquent Christmas pictures/cards, so I decided to pick up Abigail early.  Walked right into her Christmas party.  Ended up sticking around for another 30 minutes before pulling her away, and left to Sam’s club.  More street construction, more bumper to bumper traffic, and now tired children in the car.  Got the pics and headed home.

I’ve been able to soak in a nice hot bath and have been lenient in not having any other expectations of myself for the evening.  I have praise team practice this evening, and hope to slip into bed as soon as I get home.  SIGH

While driving earlier today, I was snapping and singing along to a Christmas song on the radio and caught Abigail smiling and giggling at me in the back of the van.  This is how I want my kids to remember Christmas time.  Not the bah humbug of meanies and grumpity grumps (like meanie lady at the Y).  So, I’m still trying to keep that smile on my face.   Only four precious days of anticipation left.  Every moment must be treasured.  So, in my bah humbug moments I try to remember that my little ones are watching.

P.S.  It doesn’t help that I’m supposed to receive my visit from Aunt Flo in a couple of days.  Merry Christmas to me!


6 Responses to “Bah Humbug!”

  1. Christina December 21, 2006 at 9:17 pm #

    I haven’t even read your post yet. I LOVE THE NEW BANNER. Sooooo cute. Merry Christmas. OK, now I will read your new post. Very cute post. 🙂

  2. Jenny December 22, 2006 at 8:10 pm #

    Awwww. I WISH I had been there. Woulda helped you kick some….um….patootie!

  3. Amanda December 23, 2006 at 5:34 pm #

    Wow sis! I hadn’t realized all that had gone on. If she’d said something to you, you know I’d open a can of Whoop — right down on her!!!! I’d let her have it with a squat or two, not to mention some lunges!!!! 🙂 I do know what you mean though, we went Christmas light looking last night as well and it just wasn’t the same. We had this truck behind us with big, bright headlights bearing down on us the whole time until he got tired of waiting to go down the street, he turned around! GEEZ!!!! Got alot of SCROOGES out there!!!! I can’t wait to see you in a few days. I love you.

  4. ifpytyq December 25, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    celeb sex scene

  5. wegxun February 16, 2009 at 3:14 am #

    Yep. And his demandinghands. Turning her know, and carried popcorn her little joke and put up.


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