Grumpy Easter

grumpycatwisdomThe Grumpy Cat graphics pretty much sums up my Easter experience. It started rather well but deteriorated quickly.

I was in a good mood on Thursday afternoon but in the evening I was so anxious I gobbled up my (single) chocolate egg in advance. I didn’t even have time to take a picture of the egg for my blog. The only thing left of it is this lonely action figure on my table.

There was a good reason for my mood swing. See, I accidentally deleted all my websites on Thursday evening and didn’t even notice it for hours because I was so busy working on a client project.

Luckily, my web hosting company came to the rescue and restored my sites from their Saturday backup, so I only lost a couple of blog comments. I write my posts in Word so I just reposted them on my blog.

It took some time to get over that incident. I’ve been working my tail off the whole Easter vacation trying to finish a client project. It didn’t help that my client is micro manager who breathes on my neck all the time. After working for 10 hours straight, the only thing my client could say was to inquire why these guys heads are chopped off in this picture (I had already explained it a couple of times). I could’ve cut his head off.


There might be an alternative explanation to my volatile moods.

I’ve been off my hormone replacement therapy for some weeks now so it may be it’s just my “natural grumpiness” coming through. Perhaps all post menopausal women are like that? I have had no migraines though, which is great.

I found a great quote in a book.

I’m on the estrogen patch, but I don’t think the doctor gave me all the instructions. I wore it over my left eye for a week and made six people walk the plank . . . helped with the mood swings, but didn’t do much for the hot flashes. —Leigh Anne Jasheway-Bryant, author of Not Guilty by Reason of Menopause

I hope you had a happy Easter and ate lots and lots of chocolate eggs and bunnies!


  1. Marion says:

    Hi Satu! Well, you provide plenty of non-hormonal reasons to be grumpy. When my computer crashed last year, I was super grumpy. I’m glad everything was restored.

    The plus is that you got a client! The negative is that you got a client. I’m sure you fully understand what I’m saying. 😀

    🙂 Marion

  2. Satu says:

    Yes, I completely get what you’re saying! 🙂

  3. MIz says:

    that is 100% something which would happen to me glad it all got fixed.

  4. Oh, how frustrating to have lost your websites (albeit temporarily). Which reminds me… do you have others?

    Your work sounds interesting and makes me realise I don’t know ‘exactly’ what you do….


    • Satu says:

      Hi Deb!

      Yes, I have other sites. One of them is a Finnish fitness and weight loss site I write together with my little sister Hanna.

  5. So sorry your Easter was grumpy and that you’ve been having a hard time. I can totally relate. In fact, Easter didn’t even really feel like Easter – or any holiday at all. It was so weird. I hope things are going better for you!!

    • Satu says:

      I think I’m back on track already. And I’m definitely going to start using hrt again! I don’t want to alienate people because I behave like a jerk… 🙂

  6. Aimee says:

    Sorry to hear about what happened, but I’m so relieved to hear that all was not lost. As I knock on 40s door I have to say I’m not looking forward to the process of menopause. The women in my family have a history of starting early. I love the quote at the end Satu. That would be something I might see where I work. We have had a few patients on my unit ingest their pain patches. I hope the sun is shining where you are and you are able to enjoy some outdoor walks.

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