People Who Dislike Emoticons, Won’t Want To Read :)

Instead of making this a post about poor pitiful me, I’m going to show y’all that I seriously try to look on the positive side. Today, I’m hanging over the edge of frustration, but I take my frustrations in stride. In other words, they don’t ruin my day – much – and my world doesn’t stop spinning.

Lucky for you, I’m going to use a bunch of emoticons as well. πŸ˜€

My ear issue is still an issue. My regular ENT is on vacation 😐

I was able to see the fill-in doctor this morning πŸ™‚

Couldn’t find my tennis shoes πŸ™„

Oh, so ever thankful for my Birkenstock clogs–they are always lying around for times when I can’t find any other pair of shoes. πŸ™‚

Car was nearly out of gas 😐

Because I have been making weekly visits to the ENT, I left early due to ongoing road construction on the route I take. Since I had plenty of time, I was able to fill up with gas. πŸ™‚

While I have a hard time comprehending that people can’t actually see the many neon orange signs along the construction route ➑ move to the right, left lane is closed ahead, I’m polite enough to let them in. Β  πŸ™‚ Β Bonus brownie points today for my community service.

While I’m polite enough to let someone in front of me, because I’m never in that much of a hurry, rude-illiterate-idiot number 2 gave me 2 options–be run off the road or let him in. 😑

There wasn’t a huge amount of traffic today. πŸ˜€

Today is another beautiful, warm, sunny day. πŸ˜€

Tis the fourth time I have been to the ENT, and I didn’t need my GPS. πŸ˜€ Β Well, I didn’t need it the last time either, but I had it on to satisfy the anxiety monster in me. πŸ‘Ώ

Two hundred dollars later, and still no solution to my ear annoyance. 😑

I wore a pair of my cat socks today–a happy pair with lots of colors–made me smile. πŸ˜€

I’m trying very hard to embrace aging and all that goes with it, but I have a stinkin’ “age spot” on my face that has recently changed. 😑

New ist doctor to see–dermatologist. 😑 crap 😑

So happy that there are doctors who specialize in skin changes. πŸ™‚ Β  Due to my pasty white skin, and more of my foolish behavior of baking my pigment-less body in the sun, as a teen–I need this type of specialist. πŸ™„

And for a roll on the floor joke, my husband and I had a wonderful time with when we heard it—well, you may not find it as funny as we did, but I’m sharing anyway.

Yankees (that would be my family), are like hemorrhoids. When they come down and go back up, they’re fine. But, when they don’t, they’re a pain in the ass. Β (courtesy of a Rusty-Gold-Hoarder-Texan, highlighted on the show, American Pickers) Β  πŸ˜†

….so, let’s tally it all up…..

…for 5 mads and 1 evil, I had 2 neutrals, 2 eye rolls, 10 smiles/grins, and one laugh out loud. Life is good, and even though sometimes I seem to highlight the struggles, I’m actually not that miserable.

OH! Last night, Long-Time Girlfriend of The Dooper Doo cooked dinner for us. Tonight, Sensible Girlfriend and The Wee One are cooking dinner. So let’s add a couple more grins because I didn’t have to go to the grocery store either. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

And double OH!


Happy Cinco de Mayo!





About April

I'll come back to this when I find out who I really am. I've been through some extremely rough patches but they have made me a better person. I blog if my brain is functioning first thing in the morning.
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23 Responses to People Who Dislike Emoticons, Won’t Want To Read :)

  1. Nice to see you in so good mood April πŸ™‚

    • April says:

      Thank you, Irene. I go back and read my posts, and my goal when I first started blogging was to be able to lift myself up when I was feeling down. I strayed off the path and started to focus on the negative. While every day isn’t perfect, I’m back on a positive path. πŸ™‚

  2. aviets says:

    So sorry you’re striking out on relief for that nasty ear infection. Love all those emoticons – I’ve been wanting to play with those but haven’t managed it yet! -AMy

  3. suzjones says:

    Awesome post! Loved every bit of it. πŸ™‚
    And Rusty makes me laugh as well.

  4. mewhoami says:

    I loved the upbeat post today. I think the reason some of us write about our stresses more than our happy moments, is because our stresses consume us more. Therefore, they’re just naturally easier to write about. However, like you, I’m fairly happy most of the time. It’s good to show that side every now and then. Nice positive post, and the emoticons make even the discouraging moments a little fun.

    • April says:

      What was a nice little study for me was using emoticons which really reflected what I dealt with throughout the morning. I believe I think I’m placing more negative emphasis in areas that aren’t that big of a deal.

      • mewhoami says:

        That was just one morning? Good thing you had some good emoticons to use for it. They had me laughing. I don’t mean to laugh at your frustrations, but those little faces did make it funny.

        I’ve been there. Making mountains out of molehills.

        • April says:

          Well, the dermatologist wasn’t a visit, and the age spot has been growing for a couple of weeks. The appointment was made though. Also, apparently, the dinners weren’t morning events, but the counted as some very happy grins! πŸ˜€

  5. That was a pretty dam good day. And I loved the emoticons. Just added the right touch of visuals. And those mad things? They are worthy of getting mad about. I do, then just let it go. πŸ™‚

  6. Gallivanta says:

    Yay for emoticons! Wish there were more. It’s jolly hard to be positive with a poorly ear. Any chance the problem is allergy related?

    • April says:

      I don’t thinks so? Even though the pollen is bad, and I have some mild allergy symptoms–along with asthma related problems. I think I have had some amateur doctors that started in February trying unsuccessfully to irrigate my ear.

  7. I love this post. I think my “car nearly out of gas” face would have been the sad face. I hate getting gas. Why? I don’t know.

    And those people who butt in when their lane is ending, they know what they’re doing, it’s not an accident (okay, occasionally it is), but I try to still be nice and let them in. Sigh.

    • April says:

      I did make a little manipulating statement to my husband over the weekend that my car was nearly out of gas, but he forgot to fill it. A task he does to show his love for me. haha!

      If I were running late, it would have definitely been a mad face.

      • My hubby is pretty good about filling my tank too. And if I know mine is low and we’re heading out to do errands, I’ll recommend we take my car and then once we’re in I mention that it’s low on gas. Works every time πŸ™‚

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