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Friday, April 13, 2012


Reasons why I'm frustrated:

1. Nico's birthday was a complete bust. He had a baseball game and these days, it's hit or miss whether he is happy to be there or wanting to be somewhere else. He doesn't like the position he has always played anymore and getting hit in a place that no boy should ever get hit while playing there isn't helping. Watching your son cry from pain and frustration on a bench in cold weather, on his birthday is never fun. Moms that have kids in sports, I am sure you can relate. He also had a nice hit but got called out at 2nd base. Good times.

2. Nico's iPhone broke from water damage (I'll spare you the stupidity of that one) about six months ago. He is using my old phone (LG Shine for those of you that know phones) and it has not been working. I'll send him a text saying, "I'm out here" when I am picking him up somewhere and he gets it a half hour later. Sometimes it won't let him call out. Sometimes it won't receive calls in. What in the world did we do before we had phones because it is driving me crazy that he doesn't have one that works all the time? After Leo and I argued, he took Nico to the Apple store where it will cost Nico $150 to fix it. Leo's mom told Nico that she is giving him $200 so he wants to spend it on the phone. Leo doesn't want him to because in November, he'll get a free one. So many angry people last night and perhaps it isn't a good idea to give a 14 year old $200.

3. I cannot stand the cleaning service that I use and since they are the cheapest around, I feel stuck with them. She was supposed to come yesterday at 9:00. She was still not here at 10. I took Gia to Barnes and Noble. At 11:00, on my way to Target to see the phone girl, she still wasn't there. Phone girl wasn't there either. She wasn't going to be in until 1:00. I did some shopping (a lot of shopping, thanks T.O. for talking me out of about $100 worth of stuff) and fed Gia lunch. I found out at 1:00 that she wasn't going to be in until 2:00. I took Gia home only to find that the cleaning lady just started. I put Gia back in the car and went back to Target to talk to phone girl. She was there, she couldn't fix Nico's phone and Gia fell asleep first in the car and then on my lap while the cleaning lady finished. She unplugged my TV, too which is a big no no in this house (4 other plugs and she picks that one) because it takes forever for it to boot back up and shows don't record that are supposed to. I know I am lucky to have a cleaning lady so I should just shut up but the whole thing stresses me out to the point that I dread her coming. Not enough to not have one but close.

4. It is near impossible to eat right during baseball and track season and when you have a cleaning lady. I was doing so well (lost 2.5lbs) and then Jake's and Twizzlers and being out of the house all day happened and it was hot chocolate for breakfast and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for lunch.

5. Exercise hurts when you have 40 year old bones and muscles that have pretty much done not much else but chase kids and watch reality TV for the last 14 years. I love Zumba but my body is screaming, "NO!"

6. Each time it gets warm outside, Gia gets sick. No fever but miserable with allergy symptoms.

7. I want to lock myself into a room and write all day. I have a gazillion ideas that I want to get down on paper and I haven't had a single moment to.

8. I gave up my night out so that Leo could take Nico and since it didn't work out, he was a typical teen and was miserable to everyone he came in contact with...including me.

9. I woke up to Nico poking my arm at 6:30 this morning telling me he needed clothes for 50's day. I'm not sure what year he thinks I was born in but I don't own any clothes from twenty years before I was born.

10. THIS FREAKING COMPUTER!!!! It keeps freezing and stupid automatic updates keep restarting my computer every time I walk away causing me to lose what I am working on. It is so slow that it has taken me 3 hours to type this post.

I'm not even sure what to do to get out of the bad mood that all of this frustration has caused.

What do you do to get out of a bad mood when you are frustrated?


At April 13, 2012 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Heather said...

Oh no I am having one of those weeks too.

And yes even though I love my cleaning lady sometimes it is uber stressful to have her come.

And your Nico sounds like my TweenStar - that painful tween/teen age.

At April 14, 2012 at 4:25 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

I hope your week got better! So painful...this age. Not enough margaritas in the world, I don't think, to get through it.

At April 19, 2012 at 4:22 PM , Anonymous sarah said...

Watch a feel good movie, eat ice cream, or make my own fruit salad. And if my budget permits , get a massage .

And imagine that I do not have seven monkeys on the loose when I get home .

At April 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

I've got the eating ice cream down pat and I agree that the massage would be a great way to get out of a bad mood. I think I am going to put that on my list. I laughed at the seven monkeys since that is what I do whenever I go to Barnes and Noble to unwind. :)

Thanks for stopping by and for the follow! Enjoy reading!


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