~my thoughts about life~

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

+ & -

+  I spent last evening at the first birthday party of a little girl who calls me "Mama She."  When she was just a few months old, her mother required a hospital stay for several days.  With all their family in another country, I offered to take care of the baby until mom came home.  Ever since, they have adopted me as part of their family and say that I'm the baby's second mom.  There's nothing quite like being accepted into someone else's family.

-  On the way there, I rear-ended another vehicle.  I don't really know how it happened.  I was stopped at a red light, glancing at an ice cream parlor we used to love as kids.  The light turned green and the car in front of me started moving.  I started moving too, even though I was still looking at the ice cream parlor.  When I looked back, the car in front of me was at a complete stop.  It was just a little bump but enough to knock my gift and purse on the floor.

+  The woman in the other car could not have been nicer.  There was absolutely no damage to her car, not even a speck of dirt.  So she kindly let me go.  She even asked if I was OK first.  Thank God for nice people.  She could have been a real witch.

-  My car, however, did not fare as well.  The woman had a hitch on the back of her car which is probably why she had no damage.  I now have a deep, square indentation on my shiny, black bumper that perfectly matches the shape of her hitch.  My licence plate is pretty torn up too.

+  No one was hurt, my kids are safe, and Hubby wasn't all that mean about it.  He was disgusted but it could have been a lot worse.

-  I have had a headache for about the last 24 hours.  I have been getting them almost daily and am tired of taking pain medication.  I tried to let this one go away on its own but it doesn't look like that's going to happen.

+  Partly due to the headache, I took today as kind of a lazy day off.  I spent a lot of time on the patio playing Kindle Scrabble.  I watched Baby Girl run around the yard for hours.  She adores moving golf balls from one location to another.  She recently learned how to carry them in her shirt, which I think is adorable.

-  I didn't eat dinner last night because I was upset about the fender bender.  So I ended up binging on a large sandwich right before bed.  If I don't change my eating habits soon, I'm going to weigh as much as a cow!

+  The thing I love most about August is the cool nights and cool mornings when you can leave your windows open.  I enjoyed some more Kindle time on the patio this morning with a cup of hot tea.

-  The middle of August means that summer is almost over.  I'd like to have another go at summer this year.  It just did not last long enough.

Share with me your biggest + or - about today.


k said...

Sorry to hear about the encounter with the hitch AND the long headache. :(

imagesisee.blogspot.com said...

Ditto the above comments. It's so easy to get distracted, especially when sitting at a light. Fortunately what was damaged is only a thing and not a person.

I was the one rear-ended once(just a tap, but dopey cause I was stopped at a red light and the car behind me just didn't even see the light and bumped right into me--We checked our cars--no damage, no injuries, he apologized and we went on our ways. No sense making nothing into something)

But the headache thing: have you had your bloodpressure checked? I once had a nasty headache for a month, only to find out my bp was over the top. Just a thought.

And good for you for chilling with your Kindle. We all need a time-out once in a while.

Hillary said...

I'm thinking I need to play some kindle scrabble. I have owned that thing since mother's day and did not know that was a possibility.

Cory said...

Sorry about your car and the headache. I hope by now it is long gone, and hasn't reoccured. I have days where I will get daily headaches too. I always think the weather must have changed some how, or I am having some sort of chemical change in my ol' bod. I rarely if ever get rid of one without meds. I comfort myself in the knowledge that it may feel like I take them alot, but really... its only for a few days, and then I don't get headaches like that for a long while. Stupid headaches.