Do you ever have one of those weeks? You know, those weeks where you want to grab a case of chocolate, hop in your car (BY YOURSELF), and drive somewhere else? Far, far away from your life and the reality of it?
Yeah, I’ve had one of those weeks.
I really love people. I am very outgoing and extroverted. But when I get stressed, all I want to do is stay home in my jammies and not go anywhere or do anything except clean my house from top to bottom. I can get very easily overwhelmed by life sometimes. Unfortunately, instead of putting on my big girl panties and dealing, I usually go into meltdown mode. I am also very organized and detail oriented so when things happen that I don’t “plan” for, I get upset and angry.
This week we have been going nonstop since Monday. It started with a field trip on Monday, an essential oil class Monday night, followed by a trip to the funeral home for a friend’s mother who passed away. Tuesday was an orthodontist appointment and Wednesday I was at the seed store by 7:00 a.m. to buy seed for our deer food plots because we got a hard frost last weekend that killed about half of our fields.
On top of all that, our refrigerator quit working this week. What this means is that we have to put a down payment on braces Monday plus pay for our refrigerator to be repaired or get a new one. The thing that is most frustrating to me, is for the first time in our lives I am feeling good about our finances and about having a small emergency savings. Unfortunately, the repair of the existing fridge or the cost of a new one may wipe all that out. I am trying to look on the positive side and be happy that we at least have the cash on hand to pay for it this time.
Today’s Thursday and it appears the rest of week will be just like the beginning. My house is the pits, we are behind on school, and I want to run away. In a time like this, I am going to choose to count my blessings and be thankful for friends who are going to deliver a free refrigerator, friends who invited us over to eat dinner with them last night, and friends who are bringing us dinner tonight! I am also thankful that we have the ability to pay cash and we don’t have to put any of these expenses on a credit card. I am thankful for this time of the year, and even though I had to help spread seed yesterday morning for a couple hours, it was so good for my soul be outside in this glorious fall weather.
Don’t think I didn’t have a momentary thought about how going off grid would solve this fridge problem. The thing is, I like my refrigerator. I also like my electricity, and hot water. Do I think I could survive without them? I could, but I don’t want to if I don’t have to!
Now I need to get off here and get some stuff done so I can start to feel caught up in life. Have a great day, my friends, and try and count your blessings if things aren’t going your way today.