Poor hand. It turned red and felt like it had car pool tunnel syndrome. :) Why?
I spent quite some time trying to get the top off this bottle of varnish. I pushed down and turned as one does with pill bottles. I squeezed and turned. I turned it backwards. I turned it with my right hand once in awhile as I am left handed and tend to turn things wrongly. I did these maneuvers over and over with no success.
Finally I took a screwdriver and a hammer and hammered a hole in the top.
Actually that's not why I'm cranky. That was two days ago. I am not really sure why I'm cranky today, Sunday.
On Saturday I went to see a craft fair and bought a lozenge of beeswax. Then on to the library where I checked out this book about and by Wolf Kahn. I wasn't familiar with his work, but I love it. Pastels and oils. I am enjoying his manner of writing about his work too. I can't show you any pictures other than the cover due to copyright laws. But he is worth a gander. He loves purple and yellow.
So back to cranky. Is it merely because I wanted to work on the garden and the closest neighborhood garden center turned out not to be open until May 1st. I like to buy from my neighbors rather than Agway, however why in heavens name aren't they open. It's April 26th!
So I go home and Mom says, "Well you are having a lot of bad luck." This includes my search for a lounge lawn chair which so far hasn't turned up anything I like. Bad Luck? Why does this conclusion she made make me angry? I never would have looked at either of these searches as bad luck. Just, going out into the world to see what's what. If a store is closed, then I have gotten some information that will help me select the next thing to do. Ditto if a particular store doesn't have just what I'm looking for. Isn't that what "shopping" is all about?
But maybe the real question is why do I let myself be affected even a tid bit by my Mother's pessimistic view of life and life's situations? Why can't I let such comments just wash off my back like a drop of water? I spent 40 plus years learning to reconfigure the negative mind thoughts that I was raised with. Why am I succumbing now? How weak am I? Not that I buy into "bad luck." Just again though... why am I cranky? Rhetorical question.