Just Jot it January: January 12

Today’s prompt is “brought to you by Fandango, is “Aggravation.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Fandango at his blog, “This, That, and the Other” to read his post and say hi! Here’s Fandango’s blog: https://fivedotoh.wordpress.com/ ” (https://lindaghill.com/2018/01/12/jusjojan-daily-prompt-january-12th-2018/)  These Jots are not only my 500-words a day challenge, but also part of my  Ultimate Blogging Challenge challenge (http://ultimateblogchallenge.com).

Aggravation

Remember the post a couple of days ago about writing, what I hate and love about it?  Today is about aggravation, which for me today is being aggravated about participating in this challenge and having to write 500 words tonight, a Friday night, after a long week at work, when its dark and cold and only 5:30pm, about aggravation.  That is aggravation!  Oh, I know it’s good for me…to challenge myself and follow-through with a challenge in spite of just wanting to sit back and relax, and maybe take a nap since it is dark, and the fireplace is warm.  Yes.  But, isn’t it aggravating sometimes knowing you should be doing something because it’s good for you when all you want to do is NOT do it?

You know what else is aggravating?  Daylight savings time.  Why, why, why?  Although I guess it probably doesn’t matter all that much since there will still only be so many hours of daylight, but I would sure rather have that extra daylight AFTER work, not before work.  I am fine going to work in the dark (although yes, it is aggravating to get up in the morning in the pitch blackness), but I really don’t want to feel like it’s bedtime the minute I get home from work.  It’s not very motivating to do anything after a long day at work when the lack of light in the sky tells me it’s time to call it a day.

I find it aggravating that I get aggravated about things like these.  I mean, I can’t control the weather or the fact that we subscribe to Daylight savings time, but I guess I can control how I deal with it.  That’s aggravating too.  I just want to be aggravated and take a nap, but now I’m feeling aggravated with myself because I am not getting out into the pitch blackness for a run.  Which would aggravate me because I can’t run along the ocean path because it’s pitch black outside and there are no lights along the ocean path.  I would be aggravated because I would have to carry my running light, which has aggravated other pedestrians who, although they should be happy they see me coming, have complained that the “light is too bright” (insert whiny tone of voice there….)  And now I’m aggravated with myself for being aggravated with myself.  All around aggravation.

Finally, here I am aggravated because I still have almost 100 words to write for a 500 word challenge, and I am finding it hard to write about aggravation anymore.  I was just considering that there are many other things that aggravate me, but I am not prepared to write about them in a forum that will be read by many people, known and unknown.  Some aggravations of a more personal nature just don’t need to be shared – it’s just better for everyone!  Then there are some aggravations that others don’t need to be reminded of because they are likely aggravations shared by others, you know, like the current American political situation.  Sorry for mentioning it.  I think on that aggravated note, I will bid you adieu!

Posted on January 12, 2018, in Writing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Is that Elliott? The look on poor Elliott’s face: “Is mom aggravated?”

  2. There you go, done.
    If tomorrow’s suggested topic is as aggravating as today’s, are you free to choose a happier weekend one?
    Blog on!

  3. I loathe daylight savings time. I’ve got this brilliant idea that the world could just leave time alone and let the earth pass round the sun as she does without our interpreting it in a stupid, stupid way.
    I feel like I’ve worked til midnight, driving home in the dark, cold and tired. It’s dreadful. I feel completely different midsummer!

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