a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sometimes Nice Things Happen...

On those days when the entire household including guests have fallen ill, not from my cooking, but just with pure luck and you have to be the nice one.  On those days when you've told you're grouchy because you are sick too but no one notices that.  On those days when you feel your heart is frozen and you will strangle those wonderful farm dogs if they bark at one more invading varmint when all you want is peace and quiet.  Being sick is an alone thing for me.

I have the normal aches and pains like any farmer does.  A new pain for each accomplishment but you deal. Those aches and pains remind you of the job completed...one more time.  Sometimes I'm sick.  I am officially sick because I have been to the DOCTOR and he says I'm sick...but I'm still grouchy.
I see my grandsons lined up with a goal in common although it may be a video game, they are sharing with their tousled bed head hair and their innocent faces bonding as only cousins and brothers can bond.   I begin to soften a little...just a small crack in that frozen heart of mine...but I'm grouchy because I have been told I am..
Oh top of all that, because I'm grouchy today...I was told  I was.  I escape and see flowers in winter and they aren't grouchy at all.  They are celebrating the sun and the rain and their ability to make the best of a situation.

On a day when I want to be completely grouchy and alone, I receive a wonderful surprise that cracks the ice in my selfish heart.  I hear it cracking.  The sun, the flowers, the children and the award are doing what no doctor can do.  (He told me I was grouchy, too)

Along come McGuffy Ann at McGuffy's Reader and hands me an undeserved award!  Ice has completely turned to water...my heart is unfrozen.
I'm thawed but I'm still grouchy...I've been told that I am.  There are rules...I'm terrible with rules except for the ones I make up.  I have five questions to answer, an award to show and am to pass this wonderful award to well-deserving bloggers.  Bloggers who hopefully have NOT been told they are grouchy today.

1.  If you could change one thing what would you change?

I would change my grouchiness and replace it with the wonderful attitude of the wild flower.

2,  If you could repeat a year, which year would it be?

I would not repeat any years but rather use the knowledge gained in those years to improve my years ahead.

3. What is one thing that really scares you?

The fact that I have been told I am grouchy.

4.  What is the one dream you have not completed, and do you think you can complete it?

My dreams change daily. I once dreamed of horses and riding, didn't happen.  I dreamed of writing a book, didn't happen.  I dreamed I was a cloud, didn't happen.  The nice thing about dreaming is they can always change and the next one might come true.

5. If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

Well, it would take more than a day but I would like to be THE President and straighten the mess out that this great nation is in now. My first act would be to wave my salary and perks for my entire term in office as a gesture to all those in power to know we have to start at the top. I would be willing to sacrifice my comfort for the returning health of our nation with hope that many would follow my example.

But don't listen to me.  I am grouchy today.

Now, I get to bend the rules.  There are many who deserve this award far more than me.   I list you all, my friends.  I follow many amazing blogs that are Real, Energizing, Amazing, Lovely, Inspiring, Touching and Yippee! and None of you are grouchy today.

Enjoy your Award.

23 comments:

Lynne said...

Congrat's on your award . . . well deserved! Now tell me/us what the doc says you are sick with. And please don't say "grouchiness!"

Arkansas Patti said...

I am so sorry you are all sick and sadly it is the woman who is not allowed to wallow in her miseries as some one has to tend the others who are allowed. You have earned grouchy so embrace grouchy. Let them be wary and tread lightly.
Seriously, hope you are all soon chipper and well.

the canned quilter said...

I had that stomach flu all last week and I was grouchy too! So you are in good company : ) Congrats on the award

CQ

Sandra said...

you have my permission to be as grouchy as you can or want to be... you deserve to be grouchy, if i had to do all you do i would be grouchy to. now, the thing is, i don't have to do all those things you do and i am still grouchy. you know how i know this? hubby says i am grouchy... my excuse is my back hurts.. but he says i am grouchy all the time. maybe i am, you can be Grouchy One and I will be grouchy Two..

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Don't worry, Sweetie, I'm "grouchy" too. I admit that I felt better knowing I wasn't alone and yes, I KNOW misery loves company and that I am terrible to want company in my misery. Ya know? Of course you do!
You are the only one that doesn't make me grouchy! Your reward is that I love you for that! :):)
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sick? Whadaya mean..sick!!! YOU cannot get sick. I just will NOT allow it!

Linda Wildenstein said...

I too prefer to be alone like Marlene Deitrich when I am ill. And grouchy is a darned good way to be left alone.
congrats on the award...oh grumpy one. But then it takes one to to know one. Oma Linda

SaucyKod said...

This was a wonderfully GROUCHY post and presented in such a way that only GROUCHY you could do. I laughed my way throughout the read and realized no body in this entire world could weave your tale of GROUCHINESS the way in which you did. Sending warmth and hope it helps in the aid of sick feeling and other stuff. lol

Roses around the door... said...

Oh gail you still write beautiful even if you do feel grouchy, well done winning the award, you deserve it!!! Hope you feel better soon my friend. best wishes jackie x

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!! look at you, Congrats Gail, well, we all can`t be happy all of the time, grouchy is another word for womwen isn`t it, Francine.....

TexWisGirl said...

congrats to you, gail. it's okay to be grouchy and enjoy it once in a while.

Josie Two Shoes said...

Loved your post, Gail. THe award is well deserved! Why is it that Mom's/Grandma's never get to have a sick day to themselves? I remember my mom being so sick and Dad still asking her when supper would be ready! It never occured to him that maybe he could pitch in and help. Sure we get grumpy, we're allowed... everybody else does! If you don't feel good, and life is out of sorts, it's easy to feel grumpy. I'm glad you went out for a walk, a little fresh air does wonders for the spirits. Hope you start to feel much better soon. In the mean time, go to your room, hang a note on the door that you're napping... and do it! They'll survive! :-) HUGS

Irene said...

I know, grouchy is not a nice condition to find yourself in. I can think of better mood myself. I do hope you get over it quickly and that you will get over being ill quickly as well too. xox

JMD said...

Gosh I would so vote for you to be President and hopefully for more than one day. This mess could take a while to straighten out. ha

Get to feeling better, for most of us it doesn't tend to bring out the kinder,gentler side. Myself included.

Mama Zen said...

I'm grouchy, too!

Hope that you feel better soon!

Country Gal said...

Congrats on your award ! Sorry to hear you are not feeling well ! We are all aloud to be grouchy every once in a while . Hope all get better soon !

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd vote for you as president!!
And who would want to go back and relive any point of his or her life? I got through it once. I'm good now.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Sending get well and less grouchy thoughts your way:)

LindaG said...

Aw. *hugs*
We appreciate you, Gail. ♥

Red Nomad OZ said...

Not a touch of grouchiness in that magnificent 1st photo - and your answer to #2 is spot on! Hope things continue to be looking up!!

McGuffy Ann said...

You are so deserving...and very cool.

Pat said...

Hope you feel better! And if I would have read this on the day you wrote it, it would have cured MY grouchiness which was caused from lack of sleep. You are one funny, talented lady and I consider myself lucky have you as a blogger friend! :)

Pamela said...

I would vote for you

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