Oct 28, 2012

Is it life, or menopause?

Greetings.  Sorry if this isn't a happy I'm-such-a-sweet-gal post.  I'm not.  I used to be in my younger years.... wait ..... no I wasn't.  In my middle years......well, no, not then either.  Anyway, am I the only one getting a message that an error occurred trying to save the post with an option to ignore this warning?  This is constantly.  And after typing a comment on blogs, I click the publish button and a box appears telling me that navigating from the page will not save content.  So I click cancel and my comment disappears. Very few of my comments are going through. Am I just being aggravated by a gremlin in the computer, revenge for calling it the "old" one?  Or are you guys having problems too?  My new router is going off and on, shutting down pages, yet I'm connected.  I still can't open my mouth enough to eat normal food.  The only size insertable is the flat little Dove single, a mini Mounds bar, or any other flat meltable.   The antibiotics are giving me the seated cha-cha, if you know what I mean.  The woodpeckers are ignoring my screaming and pounding.  So is all of this contributing to the current bitchdom?  I think not.  All of the above are minor annoyances and shouldn't be causing the fierce feeling of wanting to throw, set on fire, or tear into pieces, any object in my path.  The flashes were becoming less intense and less often, which may be the reason.  Through all the years of dealing with this disease (yes, it should be classed as such), I have found that if the mood altering nasties do not come out in those delicate beads of moisture that drench my clothes, they are trapped inside and will work their way to the top trying to escape.  Therefore, the brain is inundated with the nasties and the only way out is through the yapping mouth, the fiery eyes, and the steam releasing through the ears.  In other words, you do not want to be the person that accidentally bumps me with your buggy in a store.  Enough said.
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I'm looking at new samplers but can't decide what to start, let alone which linen color.  Don't know if a slump is beginning or if bitchdom is the cause.  Why am I not stitching Santas if I need a break from samplers?  You know the answer - I can't find them.  I chose two Prairie Schooler leaflets and had them set aside a few months ago but can't remember where.   As I was going through the samplers, I came across a few I will never stitch, one of which is Frances Eden.  So I checked EBay to see what the chart is going for.  Are you ready?  One sold 10/13 for $15 and another sold on 10/20 for $81.  That's right.  $81.00.  A week apart!   
This little guy has held on through all the stash reductions (not sure why) and I'm thinking of using a dark brown wool or fuzzy thread. (The "warning" has come up with every sentence so far - hoping I don't throw this laptop out the window before I'm finished). 
 I could also start a different Schooler leaflet until I find the others.  I had a giveaway of several Schooler Santas but those were extras, so I know they are here somewhere.  Lydia Hinckley is a quick project that I could stitch again since I really like that simple little marking sampler.   Hannah Way is missing too and when I find her, she will be done without her specialty stitches. Ann Greanawalt? Or maybe just start stitching and see what happens since I need to work up designs for new labels.  That reminds me - I found boxes and placed a large order although they won't be in for two weeks and I'm hoping they are decent quality.  There was a new size that I haven't seen here and I think it will be great.  It's the 6" oval which is the bottom box of the set, but it's tall.  Anxious to see it!  So maybe that's what I should be doing.  Whatever - I'll decide on something today. 
It's been raining for two days and the cats are driving me nuts.  They come in the house when I open the door, but panic if I shut it.  Two of the three run from me and will definitely draw blood.  Their houses are comfy and dry (styrofoam coolers) and they each have their own, yet Bud is cramped.  His adult son, Nitwit (Nitzy for short) insists on crawling inside and being with his dad, so Bud is usually hanging out.  I have Plexiglass sheets over each opening to keep rain from entering. 

That's it, I'm done.  Time to stud some pears and tidy the mess I made searching for charts.  For those of you in the path of Sandy, I hope it's not as bad as predicted.
Thank you for visiting and reading this whiny post.
Stay safe and stitch bitchy.
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21 comments:

Shirlee said...

Many hugs from someone who knows all too well the ravages of the disease called menopause.

Nicola said...

I bet you find those charts when you're not looking for them, that's what usually happens with me!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I hope tomorrow is a better day for you. The charts will show up when you're looking for something else.

Deb said...

Okay, seated cha-cha I've never heard before. I'll have to remember that! LOL Hope that you find your charts and you're feeling better!!

earlene said...

I have the same issue on my blog posting and I don't know why either. It has been happening for 2 weeks now but I just click on ignore warning. I am still able to post and comment though.
Menopause mood swings can be very hard to deal with...I know what you mean.
I enjoy your blog.
blessings
earlene

Kaisievic said...

Oh Marly, I know just how you feel - I am not the same person I was a few years ago. For me it manifests itself with hot flushes (natch) and a loss of serenity. I used to be able to cope with life a lot better - now I get all weepy at the drop of a hat!

It is driving me bananas. Let's try to stick together - you can bitch at me and I will cry all over you! Deal?

hugs, Kaye

Margaret said...

I'm sorry everything is ganging up on you to make you feel more miserable. I'm wondering if I'm starting the whole thing finally. I'm starting to sweat constantly in the evening, and bleagh and bleagh. lol! Hope you find the charts -- I hate that so much. I'm still looking for various charts and things. So yeah I sympathize for sure.

~*Sharee*~ said...

Your post made me laugh hun; cuz I know EXACTLY how you feel; my hormones are raging!!! I also feel that "bitchmode" in full swing; I even got a "verbal warning" at work yesterday for "bullies" one of the younger girls and making her cry...LOL I told my mgr to stop hiring stupid people..lol I do still have my job though..

Hugs, Shar

Barb said...

It sounds like you are having one of those days. Well, I guess I don't have to worry . After 20 years, I still get probably 5-20 as I call them sweat attacks a day My Dr. who is young and very pretty says," Oh dear, that must not be pleasant!!!"

Peggy Lee said...

I found myself relating to most of this post. Ok...well I'm not doing the seated cha-cha but most everything else. You crack me up!

Oh I hate it when people bump in to my cart...on purpose!

Ginny said...

You poor dear. I guess my daughter wasn't the only one for whom Sunday needed a do-over. Her mood isn't much different from yours, although for much different reasons. I do hope things improve on your end and that you find all those missing items. I'm sure they aren't lost due to any negligence on your part. (Did you ever read The Borrowers? I'm convinced it's a true story!)

Mouse said...

ok .. mmmm sorry about the disease ... the charts are in the last place your left them ;)
love that wee mouse and the sampler ... can't wait to see those new boxes either ...
awww poor wee furbabies obviously like kids when its raining "mum I'm Bored !!!"
good luck with the pears :)
take care and happy creating :) love mouse xxxxx

Chris said...

I hope all of the small aggravtions go away soon and that you can have some peace. Maybe it is Sandy churning things up?
Thanks for the cat pic. I love the little nests you have made for them.

bluetit said...

keep cool ;-)do like the cats
kiss from bourgogne

Patty C. said...

I get it - can i add i want to take my crutches & throw them at someone - lol but then i'd be stuck in my chair - better not .....

Hang in there Marly -
This to shall pass .....

Siobhán said...

Well, I'm not going through menopause yet but I'm pretty sure I am afflicted with a serious case of bitchdom, so don't feel bad. At least you have an excuse. ROFLOL Hang in there--I hope today is better!

Maggee said...

Well, I can sympathize with you for the menopause symptoms, as I went through it TWICE--once at 43 for almost ten years (early) and then again from the post-cancer meds I took... But I CAN help with the blogger thing... I kept getting those messages and I would 'ignore' the warning, and then blogger would go to the sign in page and I would have to sign in again, THEN it always went back to the post I had not yet submitted. I think it is because I had used my gmail account on my computer, netbook and phone and they just don't understand that! Try ignoring and see if that is what happens! Hugs!

Vickie said...

Oh Marly! I am hoping and praying you find your charts.=)

quiltygirl1 said...

Acidophilus for the seat cha cha but the best remedy is those little pearls -- from a health food store especially the ones on the refrigerated area. you are definitely gifted in the writing department-- I would buy your book. Musings of a stitcher (just compile all your posts). I love your pears and your kittie tales. Raining here in north Carolina on lake gaston but no wind. A spray bottle of water squirted on your on bottoms of your feet for those hot moments may help, too. Love this blog! Wish I could make everything all better for you! Praying for sweet relief for you.

Anne said...

Awww Marly. I hear you about wanting to throw your comp out the window...that's what I want to do with mine!! I have no problem commenting IF the darn post will load! What's been happening with my comp is that google reader freezes, and then I have to cold shut down my comp. About 4 minutes ago, my comp beeped at me????!?!! SEriously!!

Anywho, sorry to hear about the disease getting up in your grill. I hope you find your Santas to stitch!! Not sure what chart is $81 but I think perhaps the seller amped up the price? That's crazy for a chart!!!

Pam Tanner said...

Did you ever get rid of your Frances Eden chart?

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