Thursday, November 24, 2011
Naturally I am thankful for all the usual stuff - family, friends, blah blah blah (FYI this is not a mushy post)
Most importantly today I am thankful that every day doesn't start like this morning. Did you ever notice that however your morning starts it seems to color the rest of the day ??
As you know, we had our first significant snowfall yesterday, about a foot and a bit. So last night I had the bright idea that I should re-adjust my car in the yard to make it easier for the plow driver. Well, that didn't work and I could feel I was starting to get stuck so I left it in its awkward position and figured I'd move it in the morning. (Dumb move #1)
So this morning I mis-calculated getting up early enough to shovel the walk etc and was pushing it for time as I had a meeting first thing. I haphazardly shovelled and jumped in my car and tramped on the gas pedal. (Dumb move #2) Well, I started to slip and slide (in the wrong direction) and ended up off the driveway, onto the lawn - - - the still unfrozen lawn. So now I'm really mad and you know when I get mad I sometimes get stupid (no comments please Lol) and I started giving it more and more gas. (Dumb move #3) Which of course just spun my front wheels deeper and deeper into the lawn. Geez Louise - the air in the car was blue. I'm glad none of you were in my yard to hear some of the crap coming out of my mouth.
Almost late for work, I left that car sideways in the yard and grabbed Auntie's keys and hijacked her car for the day. So I arrived at work just in time for the meeting but completely red lining. I swear I could have burst a blood pressure cuff if someone had taken my BP.
I won't go into the details of the rest of the day at work but the trend continued. And I still had to worry about how to get my car out. I was tempted to leave the friggin thing there til Spring.
Then after lunch a White Knight appeared and offered to meet me at my house after work to push the car out. Yippee - It worked. I was so happy he offered because I wasn't going to ask - mostly because I was embarrassed but also because I knew I would get teased. The Knights silver armour was only tarnished a teeny bit when he laughed and asked me how in the world I manged to get the car in the bizarre position it was in. Don't you hate it when they do that ? However I was so grateful I let his mocking go was just thankful for my White Knight.
Tomorrow will start better. I'm ordering new snow tires.
Oh and for those of you who invited me to travel across the border to have Thanksgiving Dinner with you - I really did plan to come but now you know why I didn't arrive - Stupid stuck car. LOL But I really did appreciate the offers :)
P.S. Thanks Michelle for confessing that you also had to get half naked in front of co-workers for your flu shot. I feel better now!