Sunday, March 09, 2008

Grumpy Gloomy Gus

I’m generally a pretty positive, upbeat person…but I must say, I’m sick of being sick. I’ve had every cold, stomach virus, sinus infection and bronchial highpopalopus that has come down the pike. And on top of that, all of the medication and angst keeps setting off my usual twitchy tummy problems. I pretty much reside permanently in the loo at Chez Bee with a tissue in one hand and an antibiotic in the other. TMI, I know. But if I have to suffer….you have to suffer.

I’m tired of winter. I swear to God, if I have to shovel one more flake! I need to see a blade of GREEN grass or a bud on a tree…something! I need to poke my head outside without my nose hairs freezing. I need to venture outside without having to be dressed in the 42 layers required to merely exist here at Ice Station Zebra. I need to stride purposefully down my driveway instead of waddling like a tentative penguin stuck in a minefield on the ice. I need SPRING….NOW!!! If I have to kick that black crap from the wheel wells of the car one more time…or scale one more frozen ice-mound-of-death to get from here to there …or scrape one more icy window, I’m going to crawl into the bell tower with a rifle! Oh relax, we all know it’s more my style to crawl up there with an industrial-sized bag of M&M’s… so the citizens of Beetown are safe, but you get my point.

I know that this general attitude is going around. Peaknits says she feels deflated like Flat Stanley and Sheepish Annie has a whole entry about the fact that if the world didn’t suck, we’d all just fly right off, so I know I’m not alone. It just feels like it. And to add insult to injury, Mr. Bee’s general attitude about things he can do nothing about is like that of a philosophical-yet-heavily-stoned surfer. “Dude, if you can’t do anything about it, why stress? Spring will come when it comes, Buuuuuddddy. Cowabunga and Hang Ten, Molly Bee”. If he gets hauled off and slapped, there’s not a court in all the land that will convict me!

And I’m not the only one…look at those faces!


Look at poor old, Ben...talk about Flat Stanley!

At any rate, my rant is over. Guess I'll go work on the boringest baby blanket ever in the history of the world. I finally started the decrease side so it's getting there. I've been 'rewarding' myself with 30-60 minutes of spinning the lovely vivid red roving. It ain't green, but it'll do for now.

8 comments:

dale-harriet said...

WOE!! I'm going over and e-mail you some spring-y pictures to help. (Especially since I'm still enjoying it, but I won't say so here.) That blanket's wonderful, by the way - I meant to come admire it and didn't... am I right that it looked sort of seed-stitch-y? And tell you what: I'll host a lake-side Hog-and-Blog picnic if...no no, WHEN...the snow melts!

Kitty Mommy said...

How about the bell tower with the industrial-sized M&Ms and a bright springy sock on the needles. I'll meet you there. Don't worry...I'll bring my own M&Ms. And maybe a couple of Reeses to mix it up.

peaknits said...

omg, you took so many words outta my mouth...I'm still flat - taking naps mid day, staying in my pajamas too long, but I am not too worried because I just know it's winter - spring will bring so many rewards - but it better get here soon dammit.:)

knitnzu said...

I was bemoaning my lack of a gihugic bag of M&M's just the other day...! I wondered today just how long the piles of snow would last in the front yard this year... they are pretty high. It'll be a little experiment, if I can remember to notice!

YarnThrower said...

Exactly!

(By the way, I read someplace that the snow chunks which reside in the wheel wells are called "fenderbergs". If we're going to have "the stuff", I suppose it's okay to name it.....but NOT FOR MUCH LONGER!!!)

Elizabeth said...

Tell it sister! And no, I'm not fooled for one minute by the fake-out placebo effect early start to Daylight Savings Time. Daylight shifting is not daylight saving.

Grumble grumble.

Cindy G said...

Oh, I'm going to be annoyingly chirpy, but today was soooo much better than yesterday. The sun was out, and all afternoon there was actual, liquid, water flowing down the gutters. And in a corner close to the house some daffodil leaves are poking up. We may have a March blizzard yet, but I'm convinced that winter's back is broken.

Anonymous said...

I bet those doggies go 3D on weekends running around the yard.

Also, Knitnut.net has a great snow sculpture pic of WINTER that someone emailed to her. You'll be glad you checked it out.

Cabin fever doesn't last and it will be Spring soon!