My Grumpy Pants

Confession: I haven’t worked out in a week. Confession: I’m not upset about it. Confession: I didn’t want to buy Christmas gifts. Confession: I finally did. Confession: I am so over this week. Confession: I really am. 

Thanks to baby Jesus it’s finally Friday! This week has been insane at work, and I was ready for it to be done on Wednesday. I’m pretty burnt out on the Harmon’s moving situation. I’ve spent hours upon hours at his house the past few days dealing with appointments for installations. Over it. 

I might be a little grumpy pants because I miss Manfriend. He’s been working in Lancaster all week, and the week before that he was in Joshua Tree. I did get to visit with him on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t long enough, and the drive was yucky. I’m putting away my grumpy pants now, at least until he starts his new show…on a Tuesday – Saturday schedule. I don’t wanna talk about it. Ok, fine. I am so happy he’s working, and staying busy…but don’t production companies know it’s not ok to screw up MY life with YOUR schedule?! Rant concluded. I’ll live. Now, who wants to entertain me on Saturdays? 

As I’ve confessed I didn’t want to buy Christmas gifts. I really, really love Christmas. But, I love it for reasons other than gifts and Christmas shopping. I love spending time with my family at Christmas, that is the best part about the holidays. I love the extra time off work, it’s so nice to have a fews days of silence from my iPhone beeping to let me know I have emails. 

I feel like every year people become more insane about shopping and giving gifts for Christmas. I truly think it brings out the worst in people. Seriously. Go to Target, or the mall, or Best Buy and take a look around. People are nuts. Grumpy. Fighting over parking spots. Upset about the long lines. I’m so over it. There is so much more in life. 

I am so anti-Christmas shopping that I do my shopping online. It’s the only way people. Seriously. Convert with me. You can get great deals and compair prices…it’s all about Brad’s Deals. I’m done with my Christmas shopping rant now. 

In conclusion I wanted to share something I read on another blog this morning, it helps put things in perspective. And it made my remove my grumpy pants. I’m totally pants-less now you guys. And it’s cold here in LA – that’s a big deal. 

Written by a 90 year old woman, Regina Brett.  

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.  It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.  My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:”

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone for everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of whom God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come..

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44 Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.