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.
Sounds like things are looking up!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you are starting to look up again ;) It IS a blessing about the Metro & the Sedona. God has had those kind of things happen to my family a few times & when we are first going through it we think "why"... then we are able to look back and say "Ohhhh, Ok, THAT'S why!"ReplyDelete
It makes me giggle that you won't craft because it is too hot in your craft room. If I didn't have little monsters running around my house all day I'd have my own string of craft stuff trailed from the door to the craft room to my chair in the living room... but of course I don't HAVE a craft room -- so I'm used to dragging everything out when I want to craft!!
Beautifully sad Okie. You are blessed and it's a blessing that you share so much with us virtual friends. God Bless....have a great week.ReplyDelete
hi Okie....subscribe to your blog and always look through it and laugh....but don't comment....but needed to this time....luv luv your style of thinking...just let alittle of neg. in, then spit it out and move on.....luv luv it!!! my family last words are also "I luv you" too.. and we as parents NEVER stop helping our "babies" b/c GOD always provides a way for us.....YOU are a GOOD mom....ReplyDelete
PS...that kind of thinking "OH NO YOU DON'T" got us through a 16yr battle of cancer which attacked our daughter (told was terminal) and complete faith in GOD...she is now living her life......
Hi Really glad things are lookingReplyDelete
up I try to believe in Let Go Let
God but we all know that is hard
at times. Hope it cools off soon
as I miss your wonderful ideas.
Glad you are doing better! It's a good thing life has mountains & valleys, huh? Take care and hope you are feeling creative soon and hopefully, the temperatures will stay low. Hope you got some rain like we did this weekend.ReplyDelete
Love to count my blessings too. Just so you know you are one of them. The days can only get better :)ReplyDelete
OH I know about driving kids hereNthere and upNdown.My DD's car is over heating and can only go 3-4 miles and needs water and cooling.Of course her work/school is 7 miles. So my van is getting lots of use and no fun in the summer :~( Hope things cool off soon for you and everyone back there...Love you too. <3ReplyDelete
I agree Shirley ... you are blessed indeed! But even more is how wonderful your attitude is that you could see the silver lining around that cloud ... they are always there, if we take the time to look!ReplyDelete
Hugz to you GF ... I am glad things are feeling pretty good again. NOW ... if we could just cool off that craft room!
So glad things are looking up for you. I will try and think more about the positive things in my life, too! Sometimes it can be very hard when so much negative keeps happening but I will try. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us...the good and the bad.ReplyDelete
Good deal :) Hope your week gets even better :)ReplyDelete
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Glad to hear things are looking better for you. Now I will start praying the cool weather for you :)ReplyDelete
I am so glad things are looking brighter! I have had lots of stress and unfortunate circumstances in my life. I try to remember the saying, God doesn't give you more than you can handle. Sometimes I think He is overestimating my endurance tho.ReplyDelete
Now if only you can get some relief from the heat!!
Wowza Yowza! I've been out of town for the past five days and when I just read all of the past weeks' posts, I am in such shock and your string of sadness lately. It's true though that your friends are such gems. I am happy that you are sharing with us because even though I don't know you, I feel like you are my friend too :) Good luck with all of your issues and remember, WE ALL LOVE YOU too!ReplyDelete
Just sending some encouragement your way my blogging friend. I know the older I get the more I value the relationships I have, especially with my girlfriends. We just get eachother. I hope this week goes well .ReplyDelete
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could see through the eyes of God! He has things in control and knows what is best for each of us but we don't always see that until we are through the trial and looking back.ReplyDelete
I am so glad that it appears that the sun is beginning to shine upon you. You are a special person to so many. What would we do without our little Okie and her sense of humor and her ability to share her talent.
So glad you are seeing the light at the end of the dark tunnel. Friends and fun can help so much.ReplyDelete
Hang in there, "been there got the t-shirt", can't end my day without checking in on you.ReplyDelete
Dang Okie girl, seems I've been away for a minute. Didn't know all this was going on with you, but just know "When God's got your back, you don't need to worry what's in front of YOU". He's got that too. I Love Your positive attitude about things. I too think there is a message in everything or experience we go through in life and looking at the brighter/positive side of things always gets you through to another day of receiving your Blessings. Smooches... Okie You have a Blogger Pal for L-I-F-E in ME! ...so Go'on GIRL! :-)ReplyDelete
I'm sure glad you have God in your life!ReplyDelete