Man, did I have a cranky today! And so did everyone in my office. I admit I’m having a hard time with peri-menopause and have been in a super cranky cycle myself lately. But this morning every time I turned around people were grumpy, complaining and fighting. At noon I looked at my assistant and said, “I’m going out and find some happy pills.”
I really didn’t know where I was going. I just got in my car and started driving. My first stop was a consignment shop – two floors of furniture and various household items. There was an old Singer sewing machine in a cabinet for $45. It looked like it was missing lots of parts so I passed on it. I did see a cool desk that closes up that I liked, but until our basement reno is done I can’t buy anymore furniture. The next stop was grocery store. The store is being totally remodeled and I couldn’t find anything and in the mood I was in I was not going to start hunting for lunch.
My last stop was Merri Stitches. This is the shop where I bought my Janome. They are mostly a sewing machine and embroidery shop, but carry a few bolts of fabric. I walked and said to Mary, “I need some retail therapy.” She laughed and said that nearly every woman who had come into the shop had said the same thing. Then I told her how cranky everyone was in my office and she said the women had been saying the same thing too. OK, so maybe something was in the air today. I walked around for about 10 minutes. Then, while browsing the fabric two bolts of black print fabric caught my eye. I think I’ve only bought black fabric one other time. I finally chose one of the prints and a bright yellow to go with it. While Mary was cutting the fabric she told me that several other women had bought the same fabric today as well. So I guess I was going with the crowd. Here's a photo of my "Happy Fabric." I think I'm going to make a tote bag from it.
At least when I came home my new book, Take Along Totes, was in the mail so I have something to look forward when I climb under the covers tonight.
Today is the first of the month so that means I took a photo off my deck. You may remember I decided to take photos every first day of the month to record our first year in our new condo. Here are this month's photos. There is still a little bit of snow on the ground and I don't see any buds starting growing. I'm hoping for more changes next month.
So tell me, was anyone else cranky today? And, more importantly, does anyone have any good tips for dealing with the peri-menopause crankies and the emotional highs and lows? This roller coaster is driving me crazy.
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Happy stitching! And I hope you didn't have a cranky day today!