Majorly Grouchy

People who have to put up with me on a daily basis have informed me that I can be annoying.  Now to be fair, I am told this for a variety of reasons.  Actually too many to list here.  But in this case, it’s because I am a morning person.

Don’t get me wrong, I love sleeping in.  My wife and I have it set so the radio turns on to NPR an hour before we have to wake up.  That starts our extra snug time, one or both of us might fall back asleep during this time, but wrapping arms around her for that time makes the day better.

Once we are up and at work, though,  I have been known to be WIDE awake.  Whistling, saying “GOOD MORNING!!” and trying to get the rest of the world up and moving.  I am known for being in a good mood. There are many out there that HATE good moods before 8 AM.


Today, I was NOT a happy, man, I was GROUCHY!

I am not sure what the deal was, but all day today I had a major league crank going.  All day I kept the earbuds in, music on, and did my best not to talk to anyone.  And I have no idea why.

Part of it could have been I was just tired.  I woke up today, and I was just exhausted.  Eyes were heavy, and I felt like I was in a bit of a fog.  It was strange.  I honestly didn’t sleep all that well overnight, and I could feel it.  Not a great start to the day.

Then it just felt like I was spinning my wheels getting ready to go.  Cats, shower, lunch, gathering my stuff, everything just seemed to take an extra 5 minutes or so.

When I got there, I was starving.  Again, not sure why.  Instead of a breakfast from the cafeteria I stuck to my oatmeal and banana.  It filled me up but it did NOT hit the spot.  Seemed like the body wanted a greasy sausage breakfast sandwich or a donut.  NOT something healthy.

I tried to shake it off and get to work.  The good news is I got a lot done today.  I am Almost done with an eLearn that is taking FOREVER!.  But for some reason, I was tense as hell the whole time at my desk.  Muscles kept flexing, back was tight, I was hunch over…  I kept the music going, mainly because I just felt like if annoying people came by, I’d bite their heads off.

Even the loudest hardest rock and my favorite Buffett ballads couldn’t bust it open.  I was just a grouch, that didn’t want to be there, and didn’t want to be bugged.  I even posted a status of “Grouchy” on Facebook.  The VP of marketing, a fellow COUG saw it and sent over a coffee card.  (gotta love that!, and it did make me smile!)

REI couldn’t even crack it.  For some reason, it just made me feel sad walking around in there.  And that makes NO sense at all.  REI is my happiest place on earth.  It has never failed to make a day better until today….

So nope, no idea why, but today I was really just not myself.  I am not sure if anyone noticed, or if they just decided it was safer to give me room, but no one mentioned anything to me about it (probably a good thing).

Strange enough, driving down to get the Manchild, traffic SUCKED.  And the people in the grocery store parking lot were driving like they had their heads shoved up an orifice on the opposite side of their body.   One would thing it would make me feel crappier, but by the time I got to his house, I was in a better mood overall, and back to myself when I got home.

It has been a stressful week both at work and home (mom in law had surgery).  Sleep patterns have been screwed up, and we’ve been busy.  But things like that have happened before, and had no effect on my outlook during the day.

So honestly, I have no idea where cross came from, but I sure as hell didn’t like it.  I Like being in a good mood.  And the whole body tense thing was just weird.  I felt like I was waiting for something major to happen all day…  And it wasn’t a good something.

So now its Friday night, I had a great mushroom risotto, the kid is playing Nintendo, and its time to crawl in bed.  Lets hope tomorrow is a better day….

Have a great weekend y’all.


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