Putting Grumpy Cat to Shame

I am grumpy today.

I’m not even 100% certain as to why I’m grumpy today, but I am.

I forgot my book at home which means I have nothing to read during my lunch break. Which makes me irritated because I have grown accustomed to giving my eyes a break from a screen and reading a book in print, in my hands. My options now are to read something on my phone. Maybe nap. Although I know that napping is not realistic. I get even more irritated if I nap.

We’re still waiting on the payout from my husbands previous job. It’s been 4 months. I am getting to the end of my rope, both emotionally and psychologically. I’m tired. I’m stressed. I can’t do the things I want to do. We all know that money runs the world.

All this stress is sapping my creative juices and I can’t even write a short about Edessa like I wanted to. I was going to write about her experience leaving her home and finding Brexton and Aldric. I can get that far in my thoughts, but I can’t get any farther. I can’t get the ideas going when I’m grumpy which in turn is making me even more grumpy.

I’ve got a plain scratch pad in my office I haven’t touched. Perhaps I will take that to lunch and see if I can get anything moving. I won’t know until I try!

How is everyone doing today? The weather has gotten nicer. It’s -15°C today. Only feels like -22°C with the windchill. The last few days it has been feeling like -35°C or so with the wind. A friend posted an article how in Toronto they received 10cm of snow and the kids are bitching that they didn’t get a snow day. The responses from the school board to the tweets is absolutely hilarious.

But yeah. It’s freakin’ cold here and the kids still go to school. Depending on the temperature they may be relegated to inside recess, but they still go. Buses still run. If it’s really cold the buses won’t run outside of town so that means a day home for those kids, or that their parents will be bringing them in for school. I can’t think of a day when school was cancelled in the almost 3 years I’ve lived here and it’s been even colder than what I stated above.

Any way, hopefully I’ll get happier before the day is done.


Posted by Sarah Jayne


Shame you had such a bad day back then. They really suck, especially when they prevent you from being creative.

I live in England, and our government needs to take a long, hard look at Canada and hold her up as an example of how to deal with snow. As a rule, we don’t get a lot of it, but whenever a paltry few centimetres of it falls, the WHOLE country grinds to a halt. Schools close, buses all but stop and people start panic-buying in every supermarket. It’ll probably only be -5, too. We look at Canadians and Russians with their REAL snow and hang our heads in shame.

So, next time you have an arctic day, remember that the English wouldn’t know how to deal with it and we’d probably all go out of our minds! Maybe that’ll make you feel better, I dunno, I just think that the comparison is hilarious.

Sarah Jayne Nantais

It is pretty hilarious. My sister-in-law currently lives in London and I’ve got some other family in England. Not all of Canada handles the snow. What you just described is how southern British Columbia reacts every year lol

Oh right, well I don’t feel too bad now haha.

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