Last night was a tough one. I got into my car and started driving after work yesterday. I have to drive on a gravel road in order to get to the highway, so it always feels rough. It was not until I got on the highway that my car started shaking violently. I made a quick u-turn got back up to my office to see that my tire was unbelievably flat and torn on the sidewall. Fortunately, I received offers of help from my amazing co-workers, one of whom put my spare on for me. I was not able to get the tire replaced after work, but this morning I found a terrific tire place right in my neighborhood. They had my tire ready for me when I got there and had it on my car in 19 minutes.
It has been a rough few months, and I am a bit ashamed to say that last night I started to despair and wallow a bit after the tire episode. I woke up this morning, however, and realized yet again that God took care of me. I could have been on the highway and had the tire blow out. Instead I was in a place where there were kind people to help me. I realized yet again that I have been blessed. While I have had some bad stuff happen, I have had more blessings and kindness shown to me, and friendships deepen over the past few months. These things far outweigh the bad. This is what I take into the Lenten season.
Liesl and I have two more days of work before our staycation. I woke up worrying about the tire at 4:30 this morning, and then realized that I had this cute little dog snuggled up next to me and that next week I get to sleep in and enjoy the puppy cuddles without having to get up too early. She thinks that we should have extra Pupperoni on hand for the staycation. She is very food motivated, but then again so am I. LOL I am really looking forward to my time with her. It is supposed to rain for the first three days of our vacation, but that is okay. We will fit in walks, I can read, stitch, play in my craft room, nap, watch the races, play ball with Liesl and just go at our own pace. I am so glad I get to have my little companion with me.