Saturday, June 4, 2011
A beautiful day in the neighborhood?
I'm not really sure why this song was in my head when I woke up this morning. I woke up cranky and out of sorts, so it's a little contradictory. How many of you watched Mr. Rogers as a child? I didn't like that particular show, nor did I enjoy the Muppets. Ms. Piggy and Kermit did nothing for me. I was a strange child, I know.
So anyway... a mood today. I'm not sure what it is, but I really need this go away. The wife and I seem to be going through a nit-picking (Is that spelled right?) phase. She picks, and I pick back. She tends to get pretty "upset" when I do that.
I'm not sure what's better... In the past I was passive-aggressive. I would keep quiet, holding everything in, until I popped. Popping is never good, because I never knew exactly what it would include. I'm not talking about yelling and throwing a fit... I'm talking about other self destructive, relationship destructive actions.
In all honesty, the "picking back," is actually an attempt to invoke some empathy... it never seems to work though. People can call me stubborn all day, they haven't gone 'round with the wife. She always brags about how high she scored in the empathy category in their "corporate" testing. Corporate is in quotes because I have a whole other set of opinions on personality testing your employees... first of all, it costs money, second, if you aren't going to make changes according to the results then why bother, and third, you were hired to do a job so do it and stop whining. ANYWAY... back to empathy... really??? I love her but when she's picking, pms'ing, moody, restless in her retirement... there is no empathy, sympathy, or anything else. I suppose she would say the same for me. I still think we handle ourselves well... we could be yelling, screaming, and driveway screeching ;)
Well, I do driveway screech, but not out of anger. The neighbors probably think we're nuts though. Our driveway is STEEP, and no one else on our street has a steep driveway. It's hard for me to back the wife's car out because it's bigger and heavier... so there have been times when I've pushed the gas a little too hard to avoid rolling forward... I get in trouble for that. It's the little things, ya know? ;)
Okay... time for me to get moving on my day... I have errands to run, then fun to have. I hope everyone has a great weekend!