*People who are chronically late to everything. If I can get 6 children, under the age of 11, usually on my own, to school, church, group activities, lessons, sports, practices, etc. early and on time 98% of the time, I'm sure you can be on time, too! It's not rocket science. It simply takes planning. If it isn't working, re-do the plan. Because when you joke about how you're late, or how our Mormon culture is late, you're not being funny. You're just proving that your disrespect for those around you runs deep enough you don't even notice it. Btw, MMM wrote a good post about being on time. Read it here.
*Aunt Flow. Or Flo. She has not come to visit since May of 2011, just before #6 was conceived. It's been so nice! Usually, after birth, she comes back right away, regardless of how much I nurse. This is the first time she's stayed away the entire year of nursing! It was wonderful. Truly. But at the same time, now that she's back (due to #6 being weaned, I'm absolutely positive), I'm feeling relief. (So, this part isn't "peeving.") Aunt Flow might be annoying and painful, but she brings with her peace and comfort. Now I know that my body is working correctly; I know my body can produce more children (fingers crossed). It's strange that something so inconvenient can be so comforting.
*My memory. Seriously, my memory is so annoying right now. I'm forgetting to do things that are even written down on the calendar! #facepalm
*Senators and Representatives who pass bills without reading them first.
Things that are making me happy right now:
*Church. I love Church!
*My covenants. Keeping them the best way I can and feeling the power of God in my daily life.
*My gorgeous, amazing, talented, forgiving children. They run me ragged and make me laugh.
*Brandon. Always Brandon.
*Exercising. I look so forward to early mornings again!
*My Kindle. I have it on my iPhone and iPad, so no matter where I am, I've got books! I have to admit that it took almost 2 years before I was able to warm up to it. I still prefer a real book (the pages, people! The pages!), but because of my Kindle, I'm able to read MORE. Who knew? I've been into contemporary Mormon fiction (romance) lately. I read:
The Outer Edge of Heaven by Jaclyn M. Hawks
Persuasion: A Latter-Day Tale by Rebecca H. Jamison
A Timeless Romance Anthology: Spring Vacation Collection by Josi S. Kilpack, Annette Lyon, Heather Justesen, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, Aubrey Mace
Next up I'm reading Blind Sided by Cheryl Leigh and then I'll read some Sarah M. Eden:
Friends and Foes
Drops of Gold
Of course, I'm also reading Covenant Motherhood by Stephanie Dibb Sorensen. That's right! Steph! That Steph! I'm loving her book and I'm going to be quoting from it in my Women's Conference presentation in May. Her book launch party was Friday night and it was so good to see her (and Amber!). I'm so happy for her!
What's making you annoyed or happy right now?