The Sunday Salon: Ugh, these hormones!
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Good morning fellow readers! I hope the weather is pleasant wherever you are because we have another week of sub-zero temperatures and nasty winds beleaguering us this week. I am so ready for the winter to be over. Being pregnant during winter is so not fun - my jackets don't button anymore, and wearing layers isn't easy.
The famous hormones finally claimed me about two weeks ago. I now get teary at the smallest matters, and annoyed at anything not going my way or anyone annoying me. It's funny when I think about it in retrospect. Last week, it was because my French Toast got ruined. It wasn't even that big a deal. We have plenty of food accidents around here and they rarely ever bother us, but this time, I just wanted to cry. The husband, quite diplomatically, managed to keep a straight face and even offered to buy it for me from a restaurant. But the instant I began to feel better, he promptly burst out laughing. I had quite a laugh out of it later, but I promise, it felt like the most drastic problem in the world at the time.
I can be very academic about my experiences, meaning I tend to over-analyze everything, google a lot, do plenty of research on why I feel something. (My husband likes to say that all that research invents my symptoms, and not the other way round. I just give him the look.) But all these excess emotions is truly weird for me, and has sent my brain wires trying to understand why I have to cry or complain.
Hope you all had a good Valentine's Day (if you celebrate it). We don't really do anything special for the day, but we do use the day as an excuse to eat some cake.
This week, I didn't read quite as much as I wanted to. I'm usually beat most evenings and can barely lift a book, much less read one. I'm hoping to invest in some short or fast reads, like comics, short stories, essays, or even middle-grade books (which are my secret guilt pleasures). Maybe those will see me through the week.
Today, the husband and I are driving to Raleigh to visit our friends and their adorable little almost-one year old - man, time sure flies so fast! I'm planning to read Anatomy of a Disappearance during the drive and hopefully finish it as well.
How is your Sunday going?