Sunday, November 9, 2008

Today I'm Happy/(sad)

Today I'm happy.

At least as happy as I get. I can get mostly happy, but I'm always partly sad too. That part never goes away so I'm used to it. But today I'm mostly happy (and only a little part sad.)

I'm happy for many reasons. And sad for a few reasons. But mostly I'm happy because we now have food in our cupboards.  I meant to go shopping last week but I kept forgetting.  The only good thing about not going shopping for a week is that at least I know that cream of mushroom soup is not going to get eaten in an emergency so we don't need to keep buying it.

If you want to know what it's like eating cream of mushroom soup out of a can for a week, I'll tell you.  You get really hungry, in an insatiably famished sort of way.  On the way to Costco Friday night I asked my husband if we could stop at Jack-in-the-Box.  But I went a little bonkers and ordered 6 mozzerella sticks, 3 egg rolls, 3 stuffed jalepenos, 2 tacos and some bacon cheddar potato logs.

But then I was so stuffed I got loopy at Costco. Actually my daughter and I both got loopy, as she had also been insatiably famished from the cream of mushroom soup.

For some reason we couldn't get over how funny my husband is when he shops. We stood together by the bagels and did some serious bonding as we laughed ourselves silly at the way he picks out a roast. The guy is seriously, so focused. What a character.

Bless his little focused heart.

I have to give him props though because if it weren't for him, I'd be putting all kinds of superfluous miscellany into the cart. I cannot be trusted to shop alone because everything seems so necessary to me--the crunchy Cajun shrimp, the coconut rum latte, the Shanghai style lumpia, the Spam hotdogs, the 2 ply toilet paper, the t.v. ears, the Flowbee, the Hobe, (who wouldn't want to iron their clothes with sound waves?)  . . . the list goes on and on.

Thank you, honey bunches of oats. You're my rock! (He can't hear me.) And to show my appreciation I didn't hide the remote under my pillow last night like I usually do.  (I love to watch him stumbling and groping around in the dark.)

(I'm still a little bit sad that I didn't get to buy that Flowbee, but then I'm always a little bit sad, so it's all good.)

I'm also happy because it was Rocky week on AMC and I can never get enough Rocky Balboa? (Adrian, I love you too!)  And because Jami came back for a visit and Pat's son Jared had a successful hip replacement and there was no infection and because Annie got to go spend the weekend with her secret agent husband. 

And finally, I'm happy because someone from Provo has me on their blogroll! I almost started crying when I saw that. They are the Youngbloods. I could not have asked for a more perfectly cewl name for my first Provonian fans. It's religious, but edgy, in a Twilighty sort of way. And they are total Twilight fans too, which could be coincidental or not.

Anyway, not only do the Youngbloods, if in fact that is their real name, have my diary on their blogroll, they also have my sister site, CTD's Are People Too on their blogroll. How sweet is that? So in honor of their kindness I am going to buy a Stupid Vampire shirt from Annie and send it to Sista Youngblood. (Send me your address and size Sista Youngblood.)  I'm also going to start posting stuff on my sister site so the Youngbloods will have something to read. 

Thank you, Youngbloods.  You made my day!!!!!!! 

(Did you know the more exclamation marks you add, the more true something is?)


Funny Farmer said...

Girl - this post made me smile through tears. Mostly happy, but always partly sad. No wonder we're BBFF's.

Hint on the sadness: guilt from hiding the remote so your husband will stumble will do that to a dummy.

Big hugs for my silly/sad friend!

stupid smart girl said...

Sounds like you need a good therapist.

Mariko said...

My husband refuses to shop with me at Costco. I'm too focused.
I still have not figured out cream of mushroom soup. Why do people even have that in their cupboards?

Pat said...

Don't you know it is all in the marketing strategy. Don't say sorry everyone, we will starve this week, say, hey this week we are going to get a chance to pretend we are on survivor.

I don't even know what half that stuff you mentioned at Costco is, but I am sad for you that you didn't get it.

And I agree with Lisa, what a perfect way to describe what it feels like to be mostly happy, but always partly sad. Right there with you guys.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I was happy and sad through out this post too. First, I was happy that you mentioned Jack-in-the-Box because I'm in love with their tacos. I lived on them during my first pregnancy. Then I was sad because we don't have a Jack-in-the-Box in CT and I'll never get over that loss in my life.

Then I was happy when you talked about your husband being super focused and you being a total goof ball because I can relate. When we go shopping, it's the exact same thing!

Then I was sad again because you're giving Youngbloods a free Twilight t-shirt and not me! But then I was happy again because I hate Twilight and would probably burn it if you sent me one.

Such a turmoil of emotions!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hee hee. You girls all make me smile.

Except Stupid Smart girl. How rude!

OldBoatGuy said...

I was so sad when I read the happy when it was over. HeeHee

Mariko said...

Oh, do you think grapes would work with the teenagers I teach? Or are they "too good" for grapes? I have little success with candy and mochi crunch.

Youngblood4ever said...

Ummm, I think I love you all over again. You made my day. I even made the hubby come into my office and read your beautiful words.

Wait while I wipe a tear from my eye...

Okay, I am better. I am so excited about my free t-shirt, but I want you to know that is not why I put you on my blogroll. You are there because you rock. I totally relate to what you write and I would love to be a BBFF if you are interested. If not- totally forget that I said that!

Hey, by the way, how do I let you know my address without posting it here in the comments. I love the blogging world, but I stalk, so maybe there are real crazy stalking people out there who would hunt me down because I wrote a bad post about my nasty house, or they might call child services on my for bad parenting practices. Anyway... You have totally made my day, no my week, no, I think that this is the highlight of my 2008!

*MARY* said...

Where's my stupid vampire shirt? I've had you blogrolled since day one.
And I'm apparently from China! That's a lot further down the street than Provo.

Youngblood4ever said...

okay- so email me at We'll discuss...

Jen said...

If I say "exclamation point" after making an exceptionally valid point to say, my husband/children/etc., will it have the same affect?

Just wondering.

And I hate cream of mushroom soup.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Mariko I LOVE your new profile pic. Now everyone can see how hoity toity you are. And grapes don't work on large groups of teenagers all together. Sorry.

Youngblood, you are not only kind, but funny too. I would be your BBFF, but I've already committed to Lisa. I can be your bbff though and you are welcome to join the dummy family with the rest of us. You can even be our family mascot. Do you have access to a cougar suit? I will email you.

Jen, the exclamation points do work on family members, but only if you say them really loud.

Mary, you are such a silly Chinese/Japanese girl. You don't even like Twilight. But if you move to Provo or China let me know and I'll send you a shirt just because you make me laugh.

And finally, old boat guy . . . that was a good one. You are not only boring and spiritual and feisty, you are funny too. What a combo.

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Man...that old boat guy Gramps is pretty funny!

JustRandi said...

Hey I suspected that with the exclamation points, but I'd never had it verified!!!! Thanks for giving me one more reason to use lots of exclamation points!!!!