pet peeve kind of morning

Posted: October 11, 2010 at 11:00 am

Bloggers of the Day (chosen randomly from your comments)

  • Jogging My Memory – Julia is a newer reader and I already really like her blog. She competes in a marathon this coming weekend!
  • Heather’s Dish – I love this chick and everything about her blog! ‘Nough said.
  • Little Bitty Bakes – Liz makes amazing treats…including the candy corn inspired recipes she is currently whipping up. Today’s? Candy corn frosting!!

Monday again. Some Mondays I simply need to put on a happy face and go through the day with a cheery outlook. Some Mondays I need to grumble. For those of you out there enjoying Columbus Day off, you likely fall into the former category. I normally do, too. Today? Today I fall into the latter. I think its a lack of sleep catching up to me.

You know cockroaches creep me out more than any other bug. So you may also figure that when I pick up the toilet paper tube and one falls out on me during my 2 am potty break, I lose any sense of a restful evening. Suicide-bombing-cockroaches definitely irk me. Or perhaps a bigger pet peeve is the toilet paper roll not being ON the dispenser. For which, only I am to blame.

Something else that causes loss of sleep and drives me crazy? M’s digestive tract. Does it seriously have to insist on her needing to poop at 6 am every morning? This only forces her awake to try to go in the potty and not want to go back to bed. In other words, I no longer have my morning time and start the day looking pretty rough.


Then, its breakfast time. Pet peeve #3 of the morning? The child asks for one breakfast and I give it to her. Yet as soon as she sees me making oats, she wants oats. Starving, I have to wait another 30 minutes to eat so she will actually eat what is in front of her. I promise it’s with love that she fills two spots on this list.

When my breakfast time came, the pet peeves continued. How can you make something the same as always but it turn out wrong? My oats came out all soupy, despite preparing them the same way as always. Be for real, oats!


Even better? When you decide you need a cup of coffee either to aid the lack of sleep or to relax….but find this when you open the container.


I guess on the bright side it means less of these to do.


Seriously, how do they multiply so fast? How come I can never keep up? And to this day I do not know what the people who owned this house before us were thinking with the teal tile. Blech.

The morning continued with grocery shopping. I really do not like grocery shopping. Biggest pet peeve of the day? That my store recently got a new layout for no good reason and it now takes me at least 15 minutes longer to figure out where in the heck to find everything. Why did they do this? There was no need.

Now for one last thing. You know those days where you simply cannot get full and feel you could snack all day long? Of course today would be one. I don’t like feeling hungry. I know I have eaten enough. Body, please act accordingly.

Ahhhh. Lack of sleep can make me cranky, but it feels better now. Other random pet peeves of mine?

  • commercials that make no sense whatsoever
  • people who go to the gym and only stand around talking
  • when something doesn’t taste as good as it looks
  • the sound of people picking their nails or scratching dry skin
  • misspellings of words like “their/they’re/there” or “too/to/two”

What are some of your pet peeves? Do you agree some days it just feels good to vent?


68 Comments to “pet peeve kind of morning”
  1. Caitlin says:

    After spending 5 days with a 2-year-old I can totally attest to things revolving around their eating schedule and just how LONG it can take them to polish off (or pick at – who are we kidding?) their meal. I hope you get some more Mama time before number two comes!

  2. Thanks for thinking of me, Tina! 🙂 Oh, and I HATE when stores rearrange everything! It doubles my shopping time!

  3. Sava says:

    Aww sounds like it was a tough day.
    That coffee situation is no good.
    And my oats do that occasionally! I don’t know what the deal is.
    I blame the oat-goblins.

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