Which means it can be a new beginning as well. But I don't want a new beginning, sure wouldn't want to start over! HA!
I was able to finally get my Metro to AutoZone and it was a bad battery. Yep the brand new battery was bad! It is starting and running fine now. My daughter is now driving it, which has no AC, but I think she is just grateful that Mom isn't having to take her everywhere. I am glad as well! I remember when she got her first car and how nice it was not having to stop whatever I was doing to take her here and there and boy was there a lot of here and there's back then!
I had a fabulous time Friday night with my friend Tracy and Lisa. We had some wonderful ribeye steaks, baked potatoes, and Lisa fixed some corn and green beans and crescent rolls. I had made two Dream Pies, one chocolate and one coconut cream. We sat around and visited, drank a few beers and swam in the pool. I hadn't seen Tracy in years even though I have known him for about 25 years so it was nice to catch up with him. Good friends and relaxation does a lot to sooth the stressed out soul.
Last night my friend Lisa and I went to the Casino and hung out and had a blast. Of course anytime I am with Lisa I have a blast. Well not just Lisa but any of my friends! My friends are very important to me and I love them so much. I often call them just to say "I love you". Having lost both of my parents very suddenly and being lucky enough to know the last thing we ever said to each other was "I love you" I have realized how much it means to be able to say that and know they other person knew. So now I make sure I tell my family and friends I love them so they never have to wonder if I did.
I actually thought about some layouts I would like to do but when I went in the craftroom I walked back out. I think it was about 85 or so in there and I knew I wouldn't be able to sit and craft. But at least maybe the inspiration is starting to come back to me. I know once it starts to cool down I will be back in the mood to craft. I might even open up DS later and work on designing a vinyl project for my bathroom later. My friend Linda, aka LGuild, picked up Splish Splash for me when it was on clearance at her Walmart and I have been wanting to do something with it for the bathroom.
I do want to share one thing I thought of the other day. So after my daughter wrecked her car and I had to take her to work and pick her up from work later that night I knew I needed to get the Metro to AutoZone and have the battery checked. Once we got it checked and they replaced it *okie so loves warranties* and it was starting and running I immediately thought "GOD TRULY BLESSES ME". Now some people might think "well crap I bought a new car and didn't need to". But instead I saw it all as a blessing! Had my Metro not had the new bad battery I would have kept it and not had the Sedona now. That would mean that my daughter and I would be sharing a car until she could get hers fixed. But instead God provided the opportunity for me to get a nice vehicle and have the Metro available for when she would need it. THANK YOU LORD FOR WATCHING OUT FOR ME AND MINE!
Even if I do allow myself to think negative for a short period of time I am a true believer that positive thinking and attitude can overcome just about anything. I always tell my clients "there is no such thing as a negative experience as long as you learn something from it and there is always something to be learned from any situation". I honestly believe this and practice it in my own life. I hate self pity so I only allow myself very BRIEF periods of such nastiness and then I start thinking about how lucky I truly am and then it seems things always start to turn around for the better!
Well it is time to get some paperwork done but wanted to let ya'll know that things are better around here. Thank you everyone for the great comments and emails. It has been very comforting to know that other people go through a lot of the same chit! And of course I do know I am still very blessed in life.