Friday, February 25, 2011

I need to stop complaining about complaining

I hate complaining. No, really, I do. My problems are my own, and I rarely, if ever, talk about them with anyone. That's probably not healthy, but it is what it is. I guess that's why it bothers me so much when people CONSTANTLY complain about things that just seem so unimportant. You're alive! You have a house! You have the internet!

Like this morning, I saw on the news that Sun Chips have come out with a new biodegradable bag that isn't as loud. Really? People are fighting for their freedom all over the world, and Americans are complaining about the loudness of their snack container? Life is too short people.

I'm in a weird mood today. Excited to see my friend's new apartment tonight, excited to see my folks tomorrow, but annoyed that Husband is going to have to work 2 weeks straight at the office because someone is going on vacation. And when I say straight, I mean 14 days in a row, 12 hours. This is not something that I'm used to anymore, and I realize that this is a million times better because it's on land, 13 minutes from the house, not on a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. But it was unexpected, therefore incredibly annoying. Wow, didn't I JUST say I hate complaining?

This does afford me the time to get my Hoopnotica training done. I'm way more ahead than I thought I was, which feels pretty nice. There is nothing that can relax me the way hoop dance does. An instant mood lift.

What do you do to lift your mood?


Sophia the Writer said...

but we bonded over complaining about how annoying people are!

omg if I didn't have a sore throat I would've called you right now b/c this post is HILARIOUS and I could hear your voice just reading it

Casey said...

When I get annoyed with nick's working, I try to remind myself to be grateful that I'm not a wife whose husband has been in Iraq for 2 years without the chance to come home yet. It doesn't help always with my own selfishness a lot but it gives me a perspective to be thankful for.

"People are fighting for their freedom all over the world, and Americans are complaining about the loudness of their snack container?" <----I love this!!!

slow panic said...

Sometimes I think people in America are just bored (referring to the new Sun Chip bag) or the companies are crazy desperate for new ways to market old stuff -- because I think we all realize Sun Chips are not actually healthy.

Sorry about your hubby working 14 days straight. That is not fun.