My Ungrateful List

With all the super-sweet, happy, warm, and grateful Thanksgiving posts that are filling up the interwebs this week, I decided I should offer an alternative. For one thing, I am Canadian and I already wrote my sentimental post in October. For another, I slept in an extra twenty minutes this morning and my day has kind of gone downhill from there. Since they say it’s healthier to release one’s emotions than hold them in, I am taking a break from my usual optimistic attitude (hahahahahaha!). If you would rather my griping didn’t ruin you happy holiday mood, please feel free to click away.

What I am Not Grateful For:

  • I am not grateful I had to work yesterday. I am kind of grateful it’s Friday, but not really because I have to work on the weekend as well.
  • I am not grateful I missed the new Peanuts special last night. No Happiness is a Warm Blanket for me.
  • I am not grateful WordPress decided to kick me out halfway through writing this post, forcing me to start over.
  • I am not grateful for the slight melt yesterday. It just froze again overnight and created a nice layer of ice on top of the snow. Which is oh-so-fun to walk on with a tornado on a leash. A tornado that can prance on top without difficulty while I expend the energy of ten steps in one.
  • I am not grateful for my flat-iron. It decided to start on fire this morning, just for kicks. So not only am I wearing mis-matching socks because I don’t have time to search for matching ones, buy my hair is half-fuzzy. Thanks.
  • I am not grateful for my cat. His early Christmas present this morning was really unnecessary.
  • I am not grateful for my cool sports injury. It’s still cool, but it also still hurts.
  • I am not grateful for my procrastinating self. I have my cards ordered, but have yet to even plan what I am going to give everyone this year. My December 1st deadline is creeping ever closer.
  • I am not grateful for coffee. Simply because I don’t have time to make any.

Huh. I actually do feel better now. Maybe all those people are right? There is nothing like a good vent! On that more cheerful note, I think I should make room for the things charming me right now:

  • My dog sleeping quietly by my side. She is so cute with her eyes closed.
  • My warm, fuzzy, red blanket.
  • Hair elastics.
  • Tea.
  • Lindt chocolate for breakfast.
  • The whole Lindt website is actually making me happy. Even the pretty intro music. I recommend clicking on it.
  • The birds playing at my neighbour’s bird feeder.
  • Twinkle lights.

Is there anything you’d like to complain about? I would love to hear it!

25 thoughts on “My Ungrateful List

  1. I’m with you when it comes to the ice. Winter was here, now it isn’t. Now I’m impersonating Bambi every time I step outside. Even the dogs are having trouble. I could use a Thumber to get me around.

    Now I want winter. Proper winter!

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  2. Hi Kristine, hmmm….I’m a dog so what do I have to complain about, well…
    1. Walks that aren’t long enough. Humans get tired and cold. And grumpy.
    2. Swimming every weekend for therapy. But I love the walks afterwards.
    3. Not enough treats. We just want more.
    4. My mom still won’t let me have a cat.
    5. Those “rubber balloon” boots I have to wear to protect my feet from the salt on sidewalks.
    That’s it for now.

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  3. I got to visit puppies this morning, so anything I had to complain about…I forgot. 🙂

    But I also got a nice gift from the cat this morning, right at the bottom of the steps…

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  4. I’m not grateful (or maybe more truthfully, I’m not unjealous) that you can get kicked off mid-post, wake up (late) to ice, miss your coffee and still toss off a funnier post with a cool sports injury than I do on my best day. 🙂

    Thanks for the grin.

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  5. Yeah… I got a new 8-week-old puppy on Wednesday. I’m not happy. She won’t stop moving, she whines a lot, chews, and I have to take her to the vet because she’s not peeing right. And when she does pee, it’s all over my house. I’m missing the days when it was just me and the well-trained adult Dozer.

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  6. Here, here @Jan and Pamela – both so true! My short list:
    1) Grateful for being “on call” last night and not being called in;
    1A) Not grateful for the poor sleep waiting for the phone to ring, during which I thought a phone on my iPad was my phone “on vibrate” so had to get up and check,
    2) Grateful for staying warm during poor sleep
    2A) Reason being 5 dogs (including an almost 2 year old Doberman mix) on me throughout the night which is why my heat was low, I needed no blanket, and had a hard time getting up to pee.
    3) Grateful for iPad and iTunes on which I loaded “Criminal Minds”
    3A) Not so grateful for my apparent vitamin deficiency of CM forcing me to watch 4 (four!) episodes in my poor sleep time covered by 5 dogs.
    4) Grateful for sun and mildish weather today; no ice yet
    4A) Not grateful for my procrastination which has left me today to finish cleaning the house (and it IS a dog house) for the dog pack seminar tomorrow, when it is suppose to rain. I, of course, after the poor sleep, four TV episodes, living dog blanket did not get up till late (after 1000) to get done what needs to be done.
    5) Grateful for wonderful distractions such as very good blogs to read while eating my breakfast, er, brunch.
    Thanks for your humorous with a twist writing style – much enjoyed and yes, envied (in a good way).

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  7. I missed Happiness is a Warm Blanket too… not pleased. I can’t believe I forgot to set the DVR! I’ll just have to break out the DVD of the classic special instead and hope that it makes me feel better.

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  8. OMD, Kristine – that was hilarious. I had to read it out loud to Rod. We both got a kick out of the “half frizzy” comment. I am not thankful for the rock-hard mattress in my mother-in-law’s guest room – or her joke about a sale at the mattress store. 😦

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  9. LOL! Kristine, you made my day! I happen to be as sentimental as the next person, if not more, but nonetheless a good B&Ming session acts like a balm to my soul! 🙂

    For the record, I am not thankful that with exactly one month to go until Christmas, it is still hovering around 80 degrees on a continual basis. Holiday cheer is hard to come by when you are sweating your A$$ off. I am not grateful that I decided to go on a diet two weeks before Thanksgiving. Obviously I have masochistic tendencies of which I’ve been previously unaware. I am not thankful that I took no pictures of the dogs yesterday, and that, consequently, I did not get to post my own sentimental/inspirational/overflowing with gratitude post on Thanksgiving. I am not thankful that it’s about to start raining. And mostly I am not grateful that I didn’t think of an anti-gratitude post myself. But I still really enjoyed yours!

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  10. Thank you for this opportunity. I’m so tired of trying to be positive 😉
    I am ungrateful for the hangover from too much Thanksgiving imbibing.
    I am ungrateful for the fact that my oatmeal — which I only crave occasionally, like when I have a hangover — was filled with little mealy worms.
    I am ungrateful that all my clothes are getting tight. Already.

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  11. Don’t you love chocolate for breakfast? Isn’t it funny how we feel better after we verbalize? I’m glad you turned your day around and found some things that bring you joy. 🙂

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  12. WTB?!?! Are you kidding me? A new Peanuts special and I MISSED IT?! I m not grateful for that one little bit. I’m also not grateful that I don’t have the space to put up a Christmas tree and I’m not grateful that the stand mixer I ordered came in in RED instead of Turquoise. I’m not grateful that they are predicting rain here in Vancouver until late Spring! ARGH! I actually feel quite a lot better. It all seems so petty when I spew it out like that. I have “first-world problems”.

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  13. “I am not grateful WordPress decided to kick me out halfway through writing this post, forcing me to start over.” – this made me laugh at loud. Sorry to giggle at your misfortune. I hope your day gets better soon!

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  14. don’t get me started. actually, i just had a rant on my post too, and feel much better for it!

    i’m having visions of you with half fuzzy hair in an elastic band, wrapped up in a red blankie. i can’t imagine what your cat left you, or rather i can and it’s not pretty. and chocolate for brekkie, missy? you’re not Brazilian are you?

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  15. I’m going to be really good and not remind you that you were wishing and hoping really hard for snow! 😛 I may or may not have giggled at much of this post!

    Here’s my gripe. I really like my Luna bars, and they sell them at Wal-Mart and Target, but there are so many insane people shopping there that I have hives just thinking about going inside there, and I refuse to give business to places that decided to open on Thanksgiving Day out of greed this weekend! But I really want those bars! *grumble* Can’t there just be a place where normal, not insane people shop?

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  17. I’m sorry I missed this on the day your posted it . .I’m trying to catch up! I enjoyed your rant 🙂 Thanks for sharing . .I guess it makes me feel better about my mood right now!

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  18. I’m going to be really good and not remind you that you were wishing and hoping really hard for snow! .I guess it makes me feel better about my mood right now!

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  19. Here’s my gripe. Misery loves company and your post made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! OMD, Kristine – that was hilarious.

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