January 14, 2010

If it weren't for bad luck.....



Saturday I had to make a trip to a town about 45 minutes from home to buy a baby shower gift and to exchange some X-mas stuff. My husband and brother came along. I ran into my cousin and we all shared an unexpected meal together so the day seemed to be turning out quite nicely. As the day progressed I lost about $200 on one of my returns of a laptop (don't shop at Best Buy, thier reutrn policy is shit)! Anyways, I ate the cost and moved on. We were headed into Penney's when a car was getting ready to pull out from a parking spot. My husband stopped and then was backing up to get out of the way and to take the prime spot! Well...he ran into a brand new 2010 Toyota Corolla! We exchange info with the owners and proceed with our chores. We stayed pretty calm but my husband didn't want to drive my vehicle home after the accident, so I said I would. He usually drives at night on the road between this town and ours as it is one lane and they call it "blood alley", but whaever, I have driven it before. Before heading back home I had this feeling, like maybe he should be driving because now something unusual is gonna happen as I am driving and I usually don't, you know kind of being supersticious and silly. Well, I got a darn speeding ticket!!! The police officer was sitting in a dark orchard as I drove by at about 7 miles over the speed limit. He of course said I was going faster and I told him I swore I looked at the speedometer and he said he swore that I was going faster...he said he gave me a break and cited me for 10 miles over the speed limit.

I had been home ill the Monday and Tuesday, so yesterday I got to work right no time. There is not a lot of public parking at the Court on Wednesday mornings as all courts are going full blast. The girls in our office had mentioned that they had stopped giving tickets for the 2 hour parking spots (which I never park in). I parked in one because it was the only spot left. I forgot to move my car and wasn't really worried about it as they often don't cite around here. Well....I got a parking ticket!

So, either God is trying to tell me to SLOW DOWN, DRIVE SAFE, AND PAY ATTENTION TO PARKING RULES, I if I didn't have bad luck, wouldn't have any at all...ha!

Like I said, I have been sick so not posting a lot and have tried to keep up on your blogs and comment. Barbara, I am so happy Ant looks to be pulling out of his life threatening situation, God Bless him and you. TKay, I am so sorry for your loss and am thinking of you and keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Renee

10 comments:

Dad and Mom said...

Sometimes you just gotta say F%&K IT! I want a do over.

Kim A. said...

Easy Does It comes to mind but then my brain has been going more than 7 miles over it's speed limit too! Sorry bout the tics...those cops sure know how to hide!

Namaste

Chic Mama said...

Yes what bad luck! I hope this week has been safer. Take care. x

Barbara aka Layla said...

Renee: you need a chauffeur for the rest of the week :)

Sorry for your string of bad luck. I hate it when cops hide in bushes! I got a speeding ticket a few years back and spent the most boring 8 hours of my life in traffic school.

Thanks for caring and praying about Anthony. I am done with drama and worry for awhile....can life just sort of be peaceful and calm?????

Heather's Mom said...

Just shaking my head in disbelief. I'm reading like, no, she can't be going there... YEP, she just did... Hopefully your luck will turn for the better now - starting with you feeling better soon :)

Lou said...

Yikes, you took a financial hit that day! I would be so paranoid driving now.

funny story: my husband is so careful, always obeys the speed limit. He is a much better driver than I am, I tend to always be in a hurry. In the last 10 years, he is the only one to get a ticket..for a measly 5 over!

Syd said...

I use cruise control to make sure that I don't more than 5 miles over. Sorry about the tickets. Hope that this next week is better.

Sherry said...

That is a really bad day!! Back in my 20's when I was in the Army, I lived off base and had to be on base by 6am every morning. I got 3 tickets in 4 months!

Kathy M. said...

Dear Mom,

I wanted to stop by to welcome you to my blog. It's nice to have company on the journey.

Brian Miller said...

yikes. at least the day is behind you...and yeah, slow down a bit. smiles.