Saturday, February 7, 2009

Paranoid Monster Syndrome and other random shiznit

Good morning Kittens,

First of all, thanks to everyone who left warm comments here on the blog after my "Writer's Workshop" post the other day. I needed to rant, and I didn't realize how much until I really got into writing. It was a long week at work, and I had a lot mulling about. Since I've started reading steadily again, I've been staying up till midnight or slightly later just to finish one more chapter. I've paid a price in my sleep habits. Today I slept till 8:30, and I feel MUCH better.

I also was experiencing some wicked bad PMS. Now to some of you that may come off as an excuse, but for me, it's NO excuse. Two days before and the first day of my period, I become a totally different person. I turn into someone I don't like, someone who acts like a volcano who's about to erupt. This is no joke. I start to sweat the small stuff, I snap at anyone who rubs me the wrong way, and I let little details bother me. A lot. I say things that I will regret saying much later.

I regret saying a lot of what I did in the Writer's Workshop post, but not enough to delete it. After all, I was being honest with myself, and the factors listed above made me engage in a huge bout of self-pity.

Physically I don't feel too hot, either. I feel like I've got two sandbags on my chest, and I get really painful cramps. To the men who read this: If you're rolling your eyes over my description, trust me, this is mild and discreet. It could be a lot worse.

Today, I'm feeling better, both physically and emotionally. I got to sleep in, something I love to do. I went bowling last night (I bowled a 97! Yay me!), then I went scrapbooking. I didn't get many layouts done because I forgot my photo splits, but I did a lot of cropping. It turns out I wasn't alone; one of my girlfriends brought her old middle school yearbook from the 1989-1990 school year, and we spent much of the night laughing and reminicing over bad 80s fashion, our adolescence, and our teachers.

This is going to be a busy weekend for me, so you may not hear from me much. I've got a lot of papers to grade, am having lunch with a friend today, and I'm attending a Grammys party tomorrow night. But I've got another book review to write, an interview with Jenners that I need to post, and various other posts I've promised to write for readers who have asked questions about various things. Those will come, but if not within the next week, then the week of the 15th, when I am off on February vacation.

So that's today's installment of Life With Kitten. Now I've got to go scrounge up some breakfast. Happy Saturday, Kittens!


Jodi said...

I think that your ranting post was great. I have to do something like that. It feels good to get stuff that is bottled-up inside, out. I get bad PMS too. My sister knows exactly when I'm getting my period because two days before, I get snippy. Everything bothers me, yet for a lack of a better way of saying it, I can't be bothered. You know what I mean?

Enjoy your weekend. It sounds like it will be busy. I hope you are getting the sunshine we are getting here. I thought of you because it was going to be in the 50s and I said to myself I hope it is like that near you too. We need some sunshine. Hopefully this will be a sign of better things to come.

PS...You bowl how I bowl. I get so excited if I get a 100..just to break into the triple digits. Usually I bowl 90-100 though.

Vickie said...

When I have days like that, I take 4 Advils and a hot shower. If it is bad at night, I take a couple of Benadryl:)

My goal is to get above 100. Twice I actually got 150!! Woo Hoo!

Feel better:)

Kitten said...

Jodi: I know EXACTLY what you mean. We here in the fair state of CT are getting the same lovely 50 deg weather. We're in the tropics now, baby!

Vickie: I take a hot shower and sleeeeep. Tylenol also works wonders.

Ladies, I was so damn proud of myself for a 97!! I thought I'd break 100 in the second game, but our prepaid time was up and we had to leave. Wii bowling actually helped me improve my score, believe it or not!

drollgirl said...

i think a chick HAS to rant from time to time. keeping it inside is no good.

and i sure like yer blog and how you write. :)

Jenners said...

I don't think you should feel bad about your Writer's Workshop post ... it came from a genuine place and we've all been there at one time or another.

And lack of sleep and PMS. Say no more!