If you can’t say anything nice

I’ll be headed to the doctor tomorrow as my sinus infection doesn’t seem to be going away on its own.  I thought it was better, but I spent most of the afternoon in bed and have been in a fairly foul mood for the last 24 hours.

Lately, when I use metaphors and other figures of speech, the boys have been asking me what it means — the other day it was “we’re on the same page” and I had to explain what that meant and how it was appropriate to the conversation.

I told the boys at dinner time that I felt like my head was going to explode.   One of them responded “That’s a figure of speech.”


I’m quite irritated with myself about a number of things.  This morning’s Christmas Journal prompt was to write about the things you are Grateful for.

Doggone it, I didn’t want to be GRATEFUL, I wanted to be IRRITATED.  And so, I’ve done a pretty good job of that today.  Which irritates me even further.

Tomorrow I will work on being grateful.



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  1. Vicki W says:

    Tomorrow you can be grateful for antibiotics. Today it’s OK to be irritated. I remember a Christmas when I was about the same age as your boys. Both of my parents had the flu. It was a miserable Christmas for everyone involved. I hope you feel better soon so that you can enjoy the holiday!

  2. Carla Riggs says:

    Hope you’re feeling better, Suzanne. During Christmas *everyone* should be healthy. It should be a federal law. : )
    One of my twins is getting married this coming April. yikes! How did he grow old enough to marry? His fiancee is delightful; and absolute doll.
    But it was only a couple of years ago that I had the same choices as you in buying Christmas gifts for the boys. The same or not-same but equal? And as they got older, it actually wasn’t much different! In fact, it doesn’t seem that long ago that my Mother was telling my twin sister and me to ‘wait for your sister’ when we unwrapped presents. We had to sit back-to-back to unwrap. And even then we peeked over our shoulders to see what the other was doing. : )

    So I hope you get a good night’s sleep so you can feel grateful tomorrow.

  3. Marie says:

    I’m loving your journal pages so far (just popped over from the JYC forum to check them out). Hope you’re feeling better soon hun.

  4. freda1951 says:

    I sure hope you feel better soon Suzanne. Last year at 5:30 Christmas morning I was awaken with a stomach virus. What time I wasn’t in the bathroom I was in the bed. I did manage to put the ham in the oven and my kids came from Jonesboro to cook the rest. At least my family had a good dinner.. At 9:00 that night I did manage to eat a half of a boiled egg and 2 cracker squares. Made for a dreadful day.

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