Scooby is a very grumpy-looking cat. For years, we thought he actually hated us just because of the mean look in his eyes. Even now that he’s my Precious and he loves on me all the time, he looks at me like he’d like to rip my face off. You can’t trust Scooby’s eyes. They say he’s grumpy but he’s very sweet, loving and tolerant.
Scooby’s grumpy face actually fits me better this week. I am grumpy. I’m grumpy about the rainy weather. I’m grumpy that my house is dirty and I have no energy to clean it. I’m grumpy that Trouble kept me awake most of the night by clawing at my back, especially since he went back to bed (in my spot!) after I got up. I’m grumpy that my 15-year-old is too lazy to make himself breakfast so I have to get up at six to make sure he eats something. I’m grumpy that low blood sugar is waking me up at night and making me feel like I’m hungry all the time. I’m grumpy about…well, a lot of things, most of them unreasonable.
The thing I’m the most grumpy about is baseball. After Daniel tried out for and made the team that he played on last year, we found out that the coach is planning to take the team to San Diego for a tournament. San Diego! WTH? What wrong with the tournaments right here in Washington? San Diego is too far to drive and it would cost about $1,000 a person to fly there. Don can’t take a week off work to go to a stupid baseball tournament so that leaves me and I will not drive a rental car in San Diego. For the safety of everyone in the area, I don’t drive in cities. I’m not keen on even going to California. We went last year and I didn’t love it. Don and I just decided that we need to spend less on the kids’ sports this year. I am not going to turn around and pay over $1,000 to go somewhere I don’t want to go, especially just to sit at a baseball field all week. Screw that! So, that means we’re supposed to send Daniel with people we don’t know? I’m not liking that option either.
Just thinking about it makes me grumpy and the coach wants an answer ASAP about what parents are going. Don emailed the parents that we know to see what their thoughts are. Maybe it would be okay to send Daniel if someone we know is going. I just can’t believe that everyone is on board with this. Who are these people that are willing to spend thousands to send their kid to a baseball tournament? Whoever they are, we don’t fit in with them!
Okay, that concludes my rant, for now. This is just one of those days I wish I were a cat. Then I could just sit behind the curtain looking so evil that no one would dare to bother me.