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.