Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Major Irritation

Ok, I pretty much had a major meltdown on Saturday.  I think my spouse was ready to leave me, my sister was more than willing to self-deliver a few Xanax, and the kids were cowering in their bedrooms.  Well, except for Little Man….he kept being….Little Man! 

I don’t really know what got into me.  I seriously felt like I was going off the deep end.

Somehow on Sunday I was able to pull it all together and function.  This is a damn good thing, because I was ready to strangle my Lil Lady.  She was doing sooooo well peeing on the potty and then all of a sudden yesterday she had “other plans”.  She decided, not one, not TWO, but THREE times to pee in her panties.  Ok, I understand the “accidents”, but what I did not understand was her peeing in the panties and then NOT telling me, and NOT hiding it from me either!!


I had wet panties hanging up all over the place to dry them out.  We only have so many pairs of the cute little padded panties for her. 


The first time I noticed she was wet, I asked her when she peed.  She nicely said, “When I was on the hockey table.”  Holy shibbitz!!  Are you kidding me? 

“Lil!!!  Did you pee ON the air hockey table???”

Lil Lady: “No Mom, on the floor.”


She got a mouthful from me with the third time.  BUT, since I was no longer on the verge of a mental breakdown, she survived.

Before bed we sat her on the potty and she went.  She asked if I wanted to see it.  Of COURSE!!  I would love nothing MORE than to look at your pee for the kazillionth time!!!

I showed her my excitement and told her I was so proud.  She said, “Are  you happy now??”


I said, “Yes, Lil, I AM HAPPY because now I won’t have to BEAT you!”

***************Take a Deep Breath***************

Now I don’t know if this has anything to do with me wanting to kill someone losing it a little bit on Saturday, but I stopped taking the Neurontin my doc prescribed for my pain.  Why did I stop??  Oh, just a bit of weight gain and an increase in my swelling.  I’m not talking about just my ankles, I think my arms were swelling too, although it’s hard to say because my arms are fat anyways my arms are very built….it’s in the genes, I’m sure.


Seriously, I could FEEEEEEL it in my arms…..It was wrong.  So I looked up the med, saw that one of the more serious side effects was swelling in the arms and legs…..yep, that would be me.  But when I told my doc that the water pill he gave me wasn’t working, what did he do??  He upped my dose, of course!!

Nope, I’m smarter than that!  I stopped the Neurontin, cold turkey.   And nearly killed my spouse just because he said good-morning!!!   Thank you, Doc H!!

Speaking of the spouse, I’m trying out  The Love Dare  on him.   A while ago we watched the movie, Fireproof, which was excellent.  Whether you are having marital problems or not, this movie is a must see.

What prompted me to look this up again was my mood swing on Saturday.  I thought we needed serious help.  I thought we were doomed.  I thought I wanted to dismember him.  Yes…it was serious enough for me to search my iPod for an appropriate app to fix this problem of mine.  (Everything SERIOUS gets iPod attention…fyi)

By the time I realized that I was the one having the problem, not him or US, I had already purchased the app on my iPod for the Love Dare, so I’m going through with it…. which is 40 Dares….40 Days….I guess to either make or break your marriage.  Ahhh, who the hell knows!!

Today was day #2 for me.  In addition to doing what day #1 suggested (don’t say anything negative to your spouse) I was supposed to do a simple act of kindness in his favor. 

Well, this morning I had asked him to wash the pan from the chicken that was cooked last  night.  When I got home, I saw the pan was still sitting there.  Of course, the first thing I did was send him a text (he was outside)…

Me:  “I see a pan…if you think I’m leaving it for you now just cuz you say to leave it, you are wrong.  Not nice….not nice at all….”

Then quickly I recalled the Love Dare….

Me again:  “Oops!  I’m supposed to be nice to you…sorry about the pan”

The spouse answered….

“Where did that come from??”

Me:  “Just shut up and accept that I’m letting you off the hook.”

Spouse:  “Yes Ma’am”

See??  It’s working!!  I’m lovin’ this Love Dare!!!

My simple random act of kindess for the spouse??  I baked him a potato for dinner.

That is all.

What???  I’m trying, people, I’m REALLY trying here!!  Shit….I could have washed the pan for the random act of kindness!!  WTF??  I’m no good at this…really….

Oh well….I guess that’s the point, right?  To get better at recognizing these things!!  Sound like alot of work?  It is….

I’ll keep you posted.

I think I need to apologize for this post…it’s quite random….and all over the place, but apparently my life is now topsy-turvy!!

IMG00752                 (My deck furniture after the storm on Saturday….)

Have an awesome day, People!!


Shell said...

I had to crack up at your text to him. Just shut up. Lol

I still haven't seen that movie or read that book, but I want to.

Dual Mom said...

You baked him a potato? Seriously? Gosh you're all heart girl!

But really....I think you need to start self medicating, xanax, wine, tequila...whatever keeps you from going completely postal on those around you.

Kat said...

I'm with Dual Mom on the xanax, wine, and tequila...but damn, I LOVE the ARM!! That tattoo is great, too! :)

singedwingangel said...

Sweetie the whole point of the Love DAre is to make us do things we normally don't. It is natural we fall doing it, it is only if we decide I can't do this and quit that we have truly failed. Watch the movie again. Kirk has his days, teh wife still files for divorce and it omes to apoint where Kirk realize that God is the only person who can truly change him into the person the Love Dare represents..
Find the video on youtube.. while I'm waiting I think it is called..
That is the point he had to come to..
However the text is hilarious.. and so something I would do.. no wait I wouldn't text I would get toe to toe with him lol

Yankee Girl said...

I would be thrilled if my husband made me a baked potato for dinner.

I've heard about the love dare before, but now I think I must research it. It sounds like a good exercise.

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

LOL at the baked potato for dinner! I count that as kindness!

A little late but wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog and I am following you right back from Follow Friday!

Have a great day!

Lisa said...


2nd: Marriage is HARD WORK. Where do Cinderella and Snow White ever send out that memo in the books and movies?

3rd: You are nice. You can do it. Mend just make it harder! ;-)

HUGS to you, Lisa

gayle said...

I think it is wonderful that you baked him a potato.....I would have washed the pan.:)

Maggie said...

Y'know, I think if someone had told me 8 years ago how TRULY hard work marriage is, I don't think I would have done it. However, now that it's done, I keep slogging on, because it's worth it.

I LOVE the movie Fireproof, I have the book The Love Dare. I got about 15 days into it and then had a blow out fight with The Man and gave up. I really should do it again. I had no idea there was an app for it though. Not sure why I'm surprised, there's an app for everything these days!