I've been doing a lot of thinking about this blog and I think I have made some decisions. Some different choices, but my plans will have to wait a minute because right now I have something to be crabby about and of course that something is STUPID drivers. I think today must have been stupid driver day because holy bananas every where I turned STUPID DRIVERS. Almost every day I drive my girls to daycare and I have discovered that the STOP signs in the daycare neighborhood must be a figment of my imagination because NO ONE ELSE STOPS. They don't even attempt to stop, I mean really, they aren't even doing the slow down and pretend to stop. It is blatant stop sign running. It makes me crabby almost EVERY SINGLE DAY!
So after the driver of the 1985 Dodge Caravan with simulated wood panels was in such a hurry he/she couldn't be bothered to STOP for the stop sign - he/she seemed unable to read the speed limit signs and drove SLOW when they were meant to be driving fast and since there was no way to pass that meant I was driving slow against my will. I dealt with this relatively well since I knew my turn-off was coming up - but what happened next, after I exited the SLOW ZONE, was so crab-inducing that instead of my usual quiet chanting of "it's 40, it's 40, it's 40" I yelled loudly "IT'S 40" - I am sure the driver heard me but was just ignoring me. Anyway that slow driver that ever so SLOWLY exited from the Walmart Zone and was in front of me was more than I could deal with and so I turned off early and completely threw off my entire schedule. I was still crabby when I opened my office door. GRRRR. Luckily my day passed fairly free of crab inducing moments and I returned to my van completely forgetting that today was Stupid Driver Day. I was so blissfully unaware for 25 seconds and then, it happened, some IDIOT DRIVER pulled out RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME, and then proceeded to go SLOW and THEN almost didn't stop for the red STOP LIGHT. It was a "should I stop, well it's RED I guess I better stop - so now I am going to stop - right here, in the middle of the intersection and I'm not going to move again until the light turns green". Holy bananas move that boat!!! So let's just say it was a very frustrating day...
Okay so about the blog. I read my entries very objectively the other night and frankly many of them SUCK. I think I am trying too hard at the crabby thing. And you know every day does include a moment or two of crabby but normally I'm not such a crabby person (and this is not open to debate). So I'm going to make some changes. I mean I will still call this crabby deal - for now anyway - and I'll still be Crabby Girl, but I'm just not going to push the crabby. If I'm having a good day I'm going to be honest about it. I'm not going to be ashamed of my uncrabbiness. I'm not going to invent reasons to be crabby. You're gonna get whatever I feel like - so there. Okay so that's the first part of the plan. No more crabby if I'm just not feeling up to it (oh and this morning - the whole stupid driver thing - that made me very crabby - REALLY). Part 2 I'm going to write about whatever I feel like. I can't make any guarantees that it is worth reading, and based on my previous posts it seems like one out of five is worth something, SO you will want to keep reading in anticipation of the "golden" post cause you never know when it might appear. Part 3 - I'm not going to force myself to post if I'm not feeling the flow. Nothing is worse than forced, trying too hard, not flowing writing. So don't give up on me if I haven't posted for a day or two - keep coming back - PLEASE. I am almost ashamed to admit how much pleasure I recieve from checking out my stats and looking at the number of hits to this blog. Part 4 - I think I'm going to start posting some pictures. Oh and this is just a little side comment - if you haven't noticed I ALWAYS include informative links on the sidebar (okay they might not be that informative but if I talk about it I'm probably linking it). So check out the links - sometimes they are the best part of the whole darn entry.
Okay so that was the crabby followed by the plan. If you think of anything else constructive to add to my plan let me know. If you have a comment that isn't constructive but is funny or nice or supportive or just saying hello - go ahead post - but if you are just a nasty individual with nothing nice to say don't bother posting - cause I'll just delete you anyway.