Is there something about getting older that makes you more susceptible to irritation?

I’ve always had limited patience with certain things, people with no common sense, bad drivers, etc., but looking back on the last few years I’ve noticed my patience is almost non-existent.

Irritation with everything is more normal than patience over a few things. It’s as if the scales have tipped.

Do all those little annoyances just pile up on their side of the scale until there is no way for the other side to balance?

Had I known I would have tried to be less annoyed earlier in life; added more of those easy moments of patience to the tray.

Instead here I am only half way through life and I’m pretty sure at this rate the scale is just going to break, burying me under a pile of grumps.

If you see me trying to buy a rocking chair for my front porch to comfortably yell at passersby, please try to distract me with a cute puppy until I’ve forgotten how comfy it would be to sit out there under a quilt like a crazy lady.

Sunday Song – Headache Edition

Sometimes when a bad headache hits I can’t listen to anything, I just want painkillers and bed. When it isn’t a killer migraine though I have my playlists that I’ll listen to while trying to focus on breathing (and not clenching my teeth). This song and it’s related album are on that list.


We all have strange little habits, ones that we don’t always notice but then when we do, have us asking: Am I the only person who does this?

For instance I am conditioned to be polite. I’ll be alone in a room and burp/sneeze/whatever, then excuse myself, to no one (or maybe just to the ghost that lives in my house). It is automatic.

Sometimes it’s as if I’m apologizing for inconveniencing, myself? Was I bothered by it in the first place? Nope, but it doesn’t stop me, even when I realize, I’ll do it again.

I bump into walls then find myself saying ‘ow!’, despite it not actually being painful. Annoying sure, but for some reason my brain thinks bumping into anything might cause pain so it decides we better say it just in case.

Obviously there are worse things than conditioned politeness or pointless exclamations, but it is a reminder how easily our brains can be conditioned. How we can train our brains to ignore things they shouldn’t. Yet it is important to notice our oddities so they can maybe help us notice other things that are detrimental to our wellbeing.

That being said I still can’t train my brain to crave salad over chips, so I will probably go on chatting with the ghost or multidimensional beings I interrupt with a sneezing fit while eating a bag of chips. Personal growth takes time, maybe in my next life I’ll figure it out.

Better Door Than A Window

One of her favourite places to watch out for her Dad coming to pick her up is when I’m lounging on the couch so she can sit on my chest, unfortunately for me this makes it difficult to see the TV show I’m watching at times.

Buzzing Brain

My head is noisy at the best of times. Work noise, life noise, worry noise, pointless noise.

If I’m lucky I can quiet it down for a bit. Distract it with music, TV, a book, even an interesting file at work.

If I’m not so lucky my brain starts swirling about from thought to thought. One thing will remind me of another and off it goes until I’ve forgotten what I was trying to determine in the first place.

That was the case today when I was supposed to be relaxing, as needles placed by the acupuncturist to “calm my mind” were not expecting my buzzing brain.

From reno projects, to work deadlines, to questions/worry about the state of the world, today brain was having none of the calm.

Now that it is time for bed I am hoping that it got most of its chaotic thoughts out, maybe then the needles placed to encourage better sleep will not have been a wasted effort.

Maybe I can go to sleep and wake up feeling refreshed (odd concept, rarely happens) because a refreshed brain is much better at handling a buzzing brain that is worrying about the state of…well, everything.

Any Guesses?

I’m taking bets as to which of these plants is dead and which dormant. I’m hoping the cold weather followed by the wet weather with a dash of sun on repeat hasn’t been too much for them.

They may be outdoor plants but that doesn’t mean they are happy to be out there, especially not when the weather gets a bit more extreme than expected.

These three sit outside on the bedroom deck and I keep seeing them there looking brown and sad, hoping to see a sprig of green.

No such luck as yet, but it is still early, right? Spring isn’t for another month. 🤞

Categorized as Year 43 Tagged


Did you tell Tuesday what I said about Monday?

Are you sure? Because it sure acted like it wanted some extra attention today.

I hope it didn’t let the rest of them know, I was really looking forward to a short week.

Filled with the stress of month end, during the start of tax season.

Hahahah, don’t be surprised if the next few months are just pictures of dogs. 😉

Motivation Monday

To follow will not be a list of quotes designed to inspire you to better yourself, there will not be a list of suggestions on how to make your life easier, neither will there be an explanation of the best ways to set affirmation or intentions.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s discuss how Monday has become the worst day of the week, except for the exception of long weekend Mondays, which everyone loves.

Monday is like any other day of the week, minding it’s own business until its shift in the week. It isn’t sitting around plotting ways to ruin the start of a perfectly normal workweek. For some it isn’t even the first day of their week, weirdly some people do not work Monday to Friday, 9-5, for now, we’ll focus on those that do.

Those of us who dread that first day back after the weekend, wondering why there is never enough time off, why we have to return to the office so soon. We are the ones causing Monday to lose its appeal, we’ve whinged it into a bad day.

Monday probably needs motivational lists, quotes, and affirmations of its own to convince itself to show up. Then it does and everyone starts griping about what a horrible day Monday is and why can’t it be more like Friday.

Today, on this long weekend Monday, just throw a little extra love towards Monday. Show it that you appreciate it, even though generally speaking it is the day on which every one likes to become the irritation of everyone else.

It’s okay Monday, you always have long weekends! You’re awesome just the way you are and your intention for the week is to be nicer to yourself, because you know next time it’s your shift we’re all going to complain again.

Sunday Song – On Topic If Weird Edition

I spent most of the day watching TV and doing laundry. Why does laundry take forever?

Most of this song doesn’t apply to me, but it is both weird and catchy, I didn’t think kids cared enough about laundry to have songs aimed at them, and yet here we are.

West Coast Life

There aren’t many reasons to complain about living on the West Coast, it is a beautiful place to live.

One thing that is not ideal is the drastic changes in weather, it is a minor inconvenience most of the time but if, like me, you suffer from weather related headaches it is the worst.

One minute sunny then a shift to rain then back really plays havoc with one’s head.

Today is definitely one of those days. My head had been aching and I wouldn’t even need windows to know what the weather has been up to.