Remember when I did a thumbs up & down Thankful Thursday? This is going to be another one of those because I’ve had some drama in my life lately! I was going to skip Thankful Thursday this week but decided to just tell you how much I suck lately instead of acting like my life is always perfect. :)
Thumbs down: I was in a car accident last Tuesday and it was my fault. First time ever! Still can’t believe I didn’t check my blind spot before changing lanes. :(
Thumbs up: No one was injured. I scuffed the guy’s truck a little and dented my passenger’s side door as I side-swiped him.
Thumbs down: Found out my car tags are expired (the car is still in my Mom’s name since we haven’t been able to find the title and I never even thought about the tags with all this baby stuff going on) and got a ticket for not only inattentive driving, but for the expired tags.
Thumbs up: At least we kept the insurance current, even if it’s in Mom and Dad’s name.
Thumbs down: I kept driving the car to work and got another ticket for the expired tag two days later.
Thumbs up & down: Baby is still my car and I stole her back, so at least I have something to drive legally until the duplicate title for Becky arrives and I can register the car in my name, although it does put my poor sister in a bind.
Thumbs down: Baby has developed more issues (how is this even possible? lol) and stranded me yesterday, making me late for work as I had to get a ride from a kind neighbor.
Thumbs up: My supervisor cancelled the red mark I would have gotten for being late since it was car related. After being sick three days, the last thing I need is another red mark. I need this job right now!
Thumbs down: My Dad called me to tell me that his best friend passed away. This is my Dad’s third loss this year, and all of them have been his closest friends (the first one was Gramps).
Thumbs up: Even while crying, he was laughing with me about how much joy our baby has given him, especially with all his losses. *tears*
Thumbs down: We are short on money because we both took off for three days when I was very ill with a stomach virus. Dennis was such a champ for taking care of me, but our paychecks suffered for it.
Thumbs up: God sent a very unexpected answer to prayer and friends from church who knew of our situation offered to pay my tickets. Wow. Just wow. :’)
Thumbs down: The insurance company says my car is totaled (they’re still waiting for pictures from the body shop who did the estimate to finalize this determination) so I may be without a good car again. (You can tell how much the car is worth if a dented door totaled it-lol.) Unless I want to drive a totaled car. But apparently you have to pay some sort of fee if you do this. Blah. We’ll figure it out.
Thumbs up: A friend who used to run the doggie day care we took Jessie to (Jessie’s still best friends with her dog and they have sleep overs to this day–so cute!) has turned into my second mother and is excited about our pregnancy the way my Mom should be but isn’t. She’s been buying me maternity clothes and got me some belly oil to help the skin stretch and these gestures mean so much more to me than the physical gifts themselves. It’s nice to have a woman excited like a Mom for me, especially without my own showing much interest. I’m now calling her my “Momma Donna.” :)
Thumbs up: Everyone I love is happy and healthy and that’s what matters most!
I’m just incredibly thankful for the people God has put in our lives. They really made this last week so much better than it would have been without them.