#SoCS: I Need a Cape

First thing, right off the bat, I need sun. More sun. In the past three weeks, it’s been mighty scarce. I think we had one day where it came out for about 20 minutes and another day this week when it would filter itself behind a cloud, shine bright for a few minutes, then go back under the clouds. This may be the reason why I feel a bit lethargic of late. If it were not for the pandemic, Natasha and I agree we’d be jumping in the car and driving to sun and warmth, wherever it may be.

But enough of that whine…

Second thing. I have a cat who, at times, drives me to distraction. He cries and yowls far too much and lately wants to glue himself to my lap when he’s not watching birds, napping or pooping. His internal clock has been waking me at 4:30 a.m. He seeks food when it’s not time. He rubs his face over all manner of things when I don’t respond to his demands for food when it’s not time. When I’m in the kitchen or at the dining room table, he sits in the living room and cries incessantly for his momma.

I guess I’m whining again…

I actually do love my Mister Gibbs. Better that he loves me too much than not at all.

Third things. I am working on a project that has taken me longer and more effort than I thought it would. I am trying to catch up with reading books, find continued motivation to engage in exercise, write frequent posts and get past a stretch of food boredom (a/k/a too lazy to cook). I should have time for all of this in retirement, but I find that the days and weeks go by faster than when I was working. Why is that?

Yes, I am Whiny Girl today. I need a cape. Or maybe I need to get out of my pajamas and freshen up. Another cup of caffeine. More chocolate. Not sure, but this will pass, I’m sure.

Some days I give in to whining because…pandemic, lack of hugs (I miss this so much), feeling disconcerted, or simply because I can. I give myself grace for this because I try to be positive most days. I continue to write in a gratitude journal which thanks God and the world for things like Excedrin, dark chocolate, friendship, the chiropractor, bad puns, winter’s beauty and a hot shower.

Perhaps a hot shower would do away with Whiny Girl’s powers.

It is time to wash away her junk and send that sh*t down the drain.

Time to start the day anew, live life fabulously, eat a cookie and end the day with a movie. Natasha and I have been watching all of the Marvel movies in order: Iron Man, Ant Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Panther, Spiderman, etc.

Hmmm…I wonder if the Avengers could use Whiny Girl and her cape. Lock me in a room with the bad guy and I’ll whine him to death. Tell him all of my troubles, the world’s troubles. Whine, whine, whine for hours. Wrap him in my whiny cape and use all of the weapons in my negativity utility belt. I think he’d give up at the end of the day with that kind of cacophony. Prison might be better.

I’ll give them a call later.

For now, before the redeeming shower, I have to end with one more whine. Just one more.

How in the heck am I supposed to finish the SoCS post as Linda Hill requests? I have no clue. My super powers are of no help, they only bring me down, so I’m going to sigh loudly and end this as my last thing.


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Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook or rain drops. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!

37 responses to #SoCS: I Need a Cape

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Look, up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Nope, it’s none of that, it’s Whiny Girl! Just wait until she has her coffee.

    The lack of sunshine is like kryptonite. I hope you get some bright days soon, Mary.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      More kryptonite this weekend, Dan. My whining powers might lessen by Monday or Tuesday, the next opportunity for sun around here. Maybe I’ll stay in bed and whine to Gibbs until then. After waking me up at 3:30 this morning, he deserves a little payback.

      • Dan Antion says:

        Don’t you just want to do that? We keep saying we’re going to wake MuMu every hour on the hour as payback for her screaming at us at 3:00am.

        I hope you get some sun soon.

  2. Jackjones says:

    Brilliant post and whine as much as you like lol just one small question, whats your reason for naming your cat gibbs ? Have yourself a lovely day my blog friend ❤

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Jack! Gibbs is named after Leroy Jethro Gibbs of NCIS, a handsomd gray male. His now departed step-sister was Ziva, as she was cute with an attitude.

      • Jackjones says:

        I was kind of hopeful you would say thats why you named him that, love that show and some of Gibbs rules have entered my life over the years, so sorry to hear about ziva , much love to you my lovely blog friend ❤

  3. ivor20 says:

    Chocolate and caffeine, no need to whine on every line, have a bigger than normal bite, and have bigger than normal sip, then everything will be hip, and you will be back to normal in time for the next trip,… Oooh if you happen to find out what normal is… you’re a whizz… a super woman in a cape, who really is ready for a great escape. 🌏😊🌏

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Nice, Ivor, love the poetic comment! I have no idea what normal is and will be in the future. Whiny Girl needs a super magic ball to go along with the chocolate and caffeine before she can contemplate her own existence or plan a vacation.

  4. JoAnna says:

    Now that’s how you turn a weakness into a strength! Whiny Woman to the rescue! with her own siren and her super special assistant, Gibbs the cat! I feel better now since I think I whine a lot in my head, and now, it’s funny. 🙂

  5. marianallen says:

    I think Whiny Girl would be an awesome superhero! Your theme song could be a heavy metal version of “Am I Blue”. You would appear from nowhere with the sound of nails on a chalkboard. Your tights would have a run in them so you’d have a whine weapon ready at all times. Of course, any supervillain who had ever had toddlers and/or teenage girls would be immune, so there’s that.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I LOVE all of this, Marian, although I should have a couple of broken nails to go along with the run in my tights. As for the villains with toddlers and teenage girls, my super whining abilities go beyond anything they have ever heard because I’ve had many more years of practice.

  6. LOL, go ahead and whine, Mary J. You deserve a break and that includes permission to whine. My overwhelming apathy of the past 13 months definitely includes cooking.
    Crystal is a chatty cat too. I call it “having the me-ow.” I discovered a few years ago that if I sing to her when she starts meowing, she either stops or meows less. I think my singing is that bad, but I kid myself that she likes it when I change the lyrics to kitty cat words (her name, nickname and any word involving “meow” or “kitty.” Try “He’s got the me-ow” to Fever. 😀

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I just tried singing to Gibbs and he wasn’t having any of it. He only cried louder because my voice cannot take the place of his food time. Perhaps I’ll try whining to him the next time he yowls about nothing and see if his response is any different or if his yowls turn into deafening cat whines.

  7. joey says:

    I wish I could make you the beautiful cape I envision you wearing… Wow, you look spectacular!
    We all have our whiny times, (*achem* Gibbs the most!) and you must allow yourself as much grace as the gratitude you note. The world misses your hugs too, I’m sure.

    Also, I have seen other crazy cat ladies like us wearing their cats in a baby snugli. Might be worth a shot. I dunno, I never trusted myself wearing babies, had to have a good grip, but The Mister wore the babies without incident…

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I would gladly accept a beautiful cape at your hands, with a little gray yowling cat embroidered on it somewhere. That’s funny, I actually thought about the baby snugli for Gibbs, but then decided he would probably not want to ever leave it…unless food or pooping was involved. 😉

  8. quiall says:

    I have enjoyed what I have read of your blog so far. You really are funny! I’m going to enjoy reading more. And thank you for following my blog. I’m glad I found you!

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