It all happened when I returned to work at our store. First, was an issue with a dearly-loved employee. Then I got into a fuss with my husband over something very small, but he couldn't understand what I was trying to explain, and it hurt my feelings. He is SO BUSY juggling SO MANY "to do's", he doesn't have time for a wife at work, so his answer to all problems with me is to simply ignore them. At that point, tears would not stop falling, and I had to leave. Can't be that way at work!
Then, as if what happened wasn't bad enough, I got stuck in two very long traffic jams.
When I finally got to where I was going, I went to a Car Wash, and water started dripping down through the roof where it meets the windshield. I called Safelite Auto Glass who just put the new windshield in my car a few weeks ago. You know -- the ones who will dash to the Zoo at a moment's notice to put your windshield in? Yep. Them. I got an answering service lady who told me she could not even have someone call me back. I have to wait until Tuesday and call them back! I could NOT believe
Maybe I should have said I was AT THE ZOO!
I tried to cheer myself up yesterday by preparing a new blouse pattern.
It ended up in the garbage.
Today, I made a knit top from an older SFD pattern, and it was so huge in the armholes, you could have stuck your arm in with mine! It is in the garbage! I was so upset with myself thinking I couldn't even remember how to sew right.
My husband did call after work last night, and he actually HEARD me when I talked to him. He was very understanding and very apologetic, and that healed half my broken heart. The other half was still throbbing because of the other issue that happened that morning.
I went to bed last night so sad, I could not sleep. My brain thinks it HAS to solve every single problem until it will allow me to relax. I prayed and prayed. FINALLY, a simple sentence came into my mind -- in my opinion, from the Lord -- and that simple sentence calmed me to the point I could fall asleep. Honestly, how do people who don't know God get through a difficult day!? Drugs or alcohol, I suppose. Or tranquilizers. Not for me. It is hard enough to think clearly without that too!
This morning, my precious Princess Di somehow figured out that I had a bad night and needed a friend. All she knew was I had a fuss with my husband and some kind of issue at work from an "I can't talk" text from me yesterday. She just texted me as she always does, but she texted just the right words to me. She cheered me up and gave me hope, and I was able to bounce almost all the way back to "joyful Joy". Just knowing someone else has been there and understands is so helpful. She has owned a business of her own, and she is very aware of the issues that go on.
Terry finally got a few minutes free from her SUPER-busy life full of company-all-the-time and week-long trips back and forth between homes and business, and she called me a little while ago. I answered the phone which showed me her name, and I said, "WHO is this???" She laughed.
Terry cheered me up and we laughed. She told me to get up SUPER EARLY tomorrow morning and go home to avoid the awful traffic jams on I-35 due to construction. One of them backed up about 10 miles when I came up yesterday. I told her I don't even get to sleep until 2, and I doubted I would wake up very early. Besides, tomorrow is Sunday and church.
I probably lost most of my readers long ago at this pity party.
Sorry. I tell it like it is in this life of mine. Well, most of it. Thank God, most days are joyful and my bubbly overflows. Hopefully, THAT Joy will return soon IF she can remember how to sew!