Have you ever been so mad that you didn’t want to eat? Me either, until last night that is. Shawn apparently felt like taking his life into his own hands and said something very stupid about how the laundry was really piling up and how the messy the house was. Yeah, I know, right?! He obviously did not think that one through before speaking those words. I won’t rehash the argument here, but let’s just say that many a dagger was thrown from my eyes.
When I’m mad, I am the Queen of the Silent Treatment. I can go cold shoulder in 2.2 seconds flat and stay that way as long as necessary. I know, probably not the most healthy way to argue (or not argue, as the case may be), but it has served me well these last 38 years so I use it whenever I have to. Needless to say, I was seething with anger so I thought to myself, “I’ll show him! I’ll do every scrap of laundry in this house and I will clean every room within an inch of its life! He will never be able to bitch about the dusty state of this house ever again EVER!” Okay, looking back now, I see that I gave him exactly what he wanted, but instead of happy-go-lucky slob, he had to deal with Neat Freak Bitch for the rest of the night, and it was not pretty.
I know there was a point to this story somewhere…what was it? Oh yeah, now I remember!
The argument happened right after I got home from work, so I hadn’t had a snack or dinner, but my hunger vanished the minute he uttered those fatally insensitive words. My adrenaline was pumping so hard and fast that in 3.5 hours my incredibly slightly messy bedroom sparkled, and I did so much laundry that I ran out of hangers.
And dammit if I didn’t learn a couple of lessons here! One is that I don’t have to have six different snacks after work to survive, and the second is that when I am really serious (and really mad) and put my mind to something, I can accomplish the seemingly impossible. Kind of ties in to that whole “realizing my potential” thing I blogged about yesterday, huh? I think the universe is trying to tell me something, like “get off your duff and start making some changes in your life! Girl, how many more hints do you need?”
Shawn called me at work today and apologized for unleashing the Kraken last night and promised to take me out on the town tomorrow night, so it’s all good. He promised to not bitch so much and I promised to not be such a slob. It’s all about compromise, ya know.
Well, I’m off to try something new – I just downloaded “Yoga for Weight Loss” off of yogadownload.com. I have a couple of their other downloads and I really like them, so I’m excited to give this one a try.
Have a good weekend gang!!