Jotting Complaint

When I first read the prompt, I thought it was compliant and I went in a direction I don’t take my blog. I’m at my most willing compliant about 20 seconds after I sass The Mister, “You’re not the boss of me.”



But the prompt is Complaint.

Obviously this means I should list my complaints. Complaint singular is impossible.

Tuesdays are stupid.

I miss my husband. Yes, already.

The plumber is here this morning. I’m glad the plumber is here, but I have flashbacks to the kajillion-dollar hole in my yard and it makes me nervous.
Whenever I think about how annoyed I am with the upkeep of my house, I think about how much I love my house. When I think about how annoyed I am with a plumbing problem, I think about how nice it is I don’t have to walk back and forth to Fall Creek with buckets.

I’m a little cold, but grateful the furnace is runnin.

Okay, I’m not into complaining right now. I’m like my trees are swaying so pretty and this coffee is so delicious and this sweater is so comfy and my dog is so precious and this throw is so cozy — I have already entered into the land of gratitude.

Now, at 7am, I had a lot more to complain about. At 7am, the alarm went off. I was cold and hungry and tired, oh so tired. My bed was empty of man and replete with needy furbabies. There were dream-residual maracas and horses in my head. I had to sign reading logs and put on clothes and Moo couldn’t find her boots and my hair kept fallin over my face and I had to make coffee and summon my nice voice for the telephone.

mornin   jjj-2017

I managed.

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52 Responses to Jotting Complaint

  1. Yeah! You are a very graceful complainer.

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  2. JoAnna says:

    My old house needs a lot of work, too. But it keeps me warmish and dry, has a big back yard and it has so much character. I like how things can turn on a dime from blah to yay. Great examples of things to be thankful for.

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  3. Your trees, coffee, sweater, sweet dog, and throw create a lovely picture of solitude. Enjoy the rest of your morning! 🙂

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  4. Josh Wrenn says:

    Nice voice for the phone that early????? Noooo!!!!!

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    A complaint quickly erased by gratitude–the best approach to life!

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  6. Jill says:

    Love the big-ass mug! If you looked at my favourite mug you’d think I were Chinese, but I’m obviously not Chinese. It’s auspiciously jade green, comfortably holds about 16 oz of coffee and reads “EST’D 1979: MANDARIN”. That’s the name of the largest Chinese Buffet restaurant in Canada. ps. hi, missed your words lady 😀

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  7. Bradley says:

    I would have made a list of all my hardcore complaints. Your gratitude is inspiring.

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  8. Dan Antion says:

    I think I’m glad you wrote this early 🙂 I hope the plumbing project goes well.

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  9. Benson says:

    You are rather Zen like in your complaints. My complaints are more run on sentences. Coffee and a comfy sweater sounds great. I usually run around in boxers and T trying to find my orange marmalade. Tuesdays might suck but they are needed before you get any more days.

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  10. That is a great picture of you. I am glad you were not full of complaints.

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  11. jan says:

    I’ve never been a great fan of Tuesdays either – carry on – tomorrow’s Hump Day!

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  12. HA! It can be a huge effort summoning up the ‘nice telephone voice’ when you don’t even want to get out of bed! 😒😒😒

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  13. Maracas in your head…I think I’d have stayed in bed. ☺☺☺

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  14. Alice says:

    Damn, I wanna have dreams with horses and maracas in ’em! (…How’d I do? Was that compain-y enough??)

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  15. John Holton says:

    Is the kajillion dollar hole for the septic system?

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  16. What a perfect day for that prompt! I laughed at that word mix-up. I read some things wrong before and then had to laugh at what I’d thought it said. If it makes you feel any better, plumbing issues are apparently the problem du jour. My s-i-l’s toilet pipe exploded on Sunday and someone I work with recently had their toilet fall through the floor, into the dining room, breaking the dining room table. Perhaps things could be worse. 🙂


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  17. shanjeniah says:

    OK, I just loved this. I’m glad 7am ended, and left you with the good. I hope your Mister is back home soon, too1

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  18. marianallen says:

    I’m glad you have so many happies going all at once! I’m trying to port my cell phone number to a new carrier, so can lend you some complaints, if you’re runnin’ short.

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  19. larva225 says:

    After replacing the roof and the AC in under 4 months, right now I hate my house. But I know I will love it again. It could be magic.

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  20. “Nice telephone voice”- my kids tell me that I raise my voice a few octaves when I talk to strangers on the phone. I told them that’s because I’m trying to pretend I’m smiling while I talk to them!
    We had a dead fish and sick middle child kind of morning… but then I went to yoga… and had some moments of zen 🙂

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  21. Joanne Sisco says:

    I’m still traumatized by the whole toilet thing. Who knows what kind of freaky dreams I’m going to have tonight because of that one!

    … the picture of you is priceless! 😀

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