Friday, December 28, 2007

I'm trying to be less bitchy

OK, people, I lived through Christmas Day but just barely. My last post was extremely whiney and bitchy and I'm now trying to be a better person. I had been a real crab and bitch to Bob and I'm trying to make it up to him. I made dinner (a real dinner - not warmed up leftovers) TWO nights in a row. Come on, people, that's love don't you think? Bob is enjoying my guilt trip.

I'm going to take Cindy's advice and inform Bob that next year there will be no golfing or any activity where he could possibly hurt himself. He only uses the crutches about half the time now so his ankle is getting better.

I worked yesterday (Thursday) and today and it's great because only about 15 or 20 people are in the building. So I have got a lot done with no distractions and irritations. I brought in most of my Christmas goodies and left them in the community kitchen and voila - they disappeared. Awesome. Bob and I are going on a cruise in three weeks so I'm going to try to behave myself foodwise. My tummy has been in knots for days from holiday anxiety and it's still not back to normal. I'm laying off the coffee and trying to eat healthy so hopefully it will get back to normal.

I have been reading and I have several half finished reviews that I'm going to try and finish.

Reading now: Candle in the Window by Christina Dodd
This book has been languishing in my TBR pile for years. I'm really loving it but it's been slow going. The language is a touch too "old english" for me and I find myself re-reading several passages trying to figure out what they mean. It has a very medieval-ish feel with the language and social mores and attitudes. I love the hero and heroine.


Dev said...

I'm not sure if I could get through the CD or not ~ I hate Old English. But I suppose if the hero/heroine were strong enough, it could be worth it.

Where are you going on your cruise?

ReneeW said...

Dev: Most of it is very simple reading but the language in some places is very formal and that's where I have some problems but overall it's an excellent read. The heroine and hero are worth the price of the book. We are going to the Western Caribbean (Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozimel Mexico). 7 day cruise departing from Galveston Texas. It's coming up very fast.

Holly said...

Cruise sounds lovely! Can I stowaway?

I've never been a big fan of Old English, either. Ick.

I wouldn't feel guilty if I was you. Holidays are horrible and add the stress of an injured husband into the mix and well...I'd say you were in the right. :)

ReneeW said...

Holly: Sure, we'll put you in the bag with the booze :) Well, it's not exactly old english but it's very medieval-ish (is that a word) and therefore sometimes I have to stop and try and figure out what they're talking about. Maybe I'm just slow. Most reviewers never had a problem with it. Old english is more like Beowulf which is horridly unreadable. This is NOT like that. Thanks for taking my side, I think I had good reason to be bitchy.

CindyS said...

How is Bob still alive? He said you were being bitchy!? I would have kicked a crutch out from under him ;)

I'm a lot better now and I'm milkin' it for all it's worth. I was weepy for most of Eve, Day and Boxing so Bob has been taking care around me.

We have two more obligations - my parents house one more time and then Bob's mom's house. These shouldn't be stressful as I can arrange them when dinner isn't being served.

Your cruise sounds awesome! Being the scaredy cat I am I'm thinking I would just wave at you from the shore ;)


Rosie said...

I winced. I cringed. I shook my head. An injured husband before you are having 15 to 20 people for Christmas dinner? You certainly deserve the cruise...that's for sure.

Kate Diamond said...

Sounds like this was the year for Holiday Mini-Melts and Winter Crankiness. I, too, made a similar resolution not to be so cranky.

And yet, The Fiance isn't getting fed as part of my "new leaf." Bob sure is lucky!

ReneeW said...

Cindy: I don't know how Bob is still alive. I contemplated kicking his behind actually :) I hope your stress level has gone down by now. Mine is better and tummy is ALMOST back to normal.

Rosie: Thanks for the sympathy! I think all you girls really understood what I was going through. Seriously he owes me, big time.

Kate: Bob doesn't know how lucky he is. I've been cooking more. I made his favorite taco soup today. I'm going to do some serious shopping in the Caribbean. Payback's a bitch, Bobby :)

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