My "whine moment today". What's yours?

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I'm tired of cooking/preparing 3 meals a day. It's just the two of us but boy oh boy can that woman eat!! She stays slimish, I get fattish. It's bad enough I do everything here much less start making her one thing and me the other. At times I feel guilty when I buy her fast food cuz of the nutritional value....not to mention I eat it too.

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Greetings all. Its been months. I am by far not caught up by a long shot. But I do have a whine.
My whine is that I feel like I am stuck on stupid. Then I started to read some of the posts and it made me smile just reading some of the other goings on just took my mind off my own stuff gave me a needed diversion. Thanks.
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Waterfalls, you are preaching to the choir here. I've always taken really great care of my skin.

No one was suggesting that we should all give up when we get older. LOL
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I understand about the noise and inconsiderate people outside. Motorcycles all hours, people talking loud, etc etc. With us being caregivers it's important for us to have quiet. Unruly people come into nice neighborhoods and become a mess with poor habits. I can't even relax and read without hearing banging, car doors slamming all the time, trucks flying down the block!! To me it's a no brainer to be considerate of neighbors.
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Evermore maybe your mom is like my mom. It takes her hours to get herself together. Sometimes people are just not morning people and like to start their days late. Moms psych team said I have to adjust to her needs not my own. It's about her, what she she wants. She's the senior. She also could be resisting you because of control reasons. Start paying closer attention to when she coooerates with you & when she doesn't. Her moods, what she says and doesn't say. For yourself, go ahead & do what you feel is important for the day so you feel a sense of accomplishment without depending on her to rise to the occasion. Lower your expectations of her. Her body could be changing and she may need more rest. You don't know. My mom sometines takes hours to get herself together on some days. Other days 123. What I want my mom to do sometimes she doesn't want to do. We argued all the time until recently I put an end to it. It was making me sick. Its not worth it. Your will be making lots of adjustments along the way!!! Take time for yourself, relax. Don't let the anger & resentment build up. Have a great day!
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I totally agree, good skin care and a little light make-up makes me feel so much better about myself, so I need to do that more often! My daughter is a ULTA fanatic, always buying make-up and skin care products, but often they don't work out for her skin for some reason and she passes them onto me. I have So much product that also goes to waste because of the 6 months toss rule, still I never toss it before a year and have never had a problem with it.

My daughter also has a Friend who is enrolled in several of those monthly beauty box subscriptions, so she passes a bunch of that stuff onto me, and I end up sharing with my sister it's so much. I haven't had to buy stuff for a long time, which is great because it's So expensive any more. And triple bonus, my daughter's MIL is a Rep for BVLGARI, so I now have the most Beautiful collection of Perfume you've ever seen, which I have displayed on a mirror on my bathroom counter for all to try.

I do think it's important to keep up with our appearances for ourselves, and to continue to try to look nice for our spouses. This Caregiving gig can really get us in a rut, and I've been most guilty of letting myself go during the rough patches. I'm really trying hard now to get up, washed and dressed each day, rather than later around in my long sleeves T-shirts and leggings, my Uniform of choice, as I used to do when caring for my FIL. It definitely is much better way to begin the day. I was getting Really Lazy there for a while!
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Hi Gershun. Trust me I don't plaster my face with makeup. Lol.. I would look terrible. I said "lightly". It just feels good to spruce up when your tired and look tired. Had nothing to do with comparing myself to my twenties. Although naturally I don't look far from it!!! Lol..... Lol!!! I believe as we get older we don't have to put up with the aging process to the point where we look dried up. To me it's a simple step of staying hydrated which takes care of wrinkling. We should feel good about ourselves as people but take care of our skin and appearance as we age.
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Just really annoyed right now. Since I don't drive and live in a rural area, it's really hard to get anything done. One of our dogs is has only one cup of dog food left for tomorrow morning and my mother and I had agreed to go and get dog food in today, late morning since she wanted to watch her stupid Cleveland Browns game (can you tell that I can't stand football). I got up, showed an dressed and reminded her that dog food was needed and we agreed that I would deposit a check since my bank is next store. I wanted to get it done today since both my parents have a boatload of doctors appointments and it wouldn't get done. She just sat around all flipping day, doing nothing. She was wondering why I got angry. Told her flat out that the agreement was to get dog food and go to the bank in the morning, then she could watch her football game and play on her stupid Kindle. I also let her have it about her idiocy about what needs to be done, grocery shopping, making returns and the like but it never gets done. She lies around in bed, reading the books she has on her Kindle. I'm more of a get up early, get ready and just get those things done so it's not hanging over my head. Waiting until 7 in the evening to do that stuff doesn't fly with me. I said that I will not waste days off for this nonsense. She complained about her depression and my retort was that I have depression but I get my fat butt out of bed and make myself do what needs to be done and done early in the day, just so it's done. I'm just sick of this.
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The party seems to have moved to my street now, Glad

why are they standing outside just screaming?

can't they just tp someone's house ?
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At least it's Saturday night and not Tuesday
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It is 11:30 p.m. What the heck a very loud party about .25 miles south of here. Same people with the illegal fireworks around July 4th. Young kids yelling and fighting. Parents there too, what is wrong with some people. So inconsiderate. Just a bit ago sounded like six gunshots, was hoping to hear sirens blaring because someone else called cops. But nope. 😣
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