I hope everyone is having a blessed holiday season. This has been the weirdest weekend. Saturday we had our immediate family lunch here at my small home. It was pot lock and the food was good. We opened presents which were thoughtful and appreciated while college football was on the tv. Everyone left by late afternoon and I just couldn't shake the feeling that it did not even feel like Christmas! That's kind of an odd statement because what does Christmas "feel" like? Maybe because it was an early celebration, maybe no holiday music in the background, maybe my hormones are out of whack, maybe cause I've had bad allergies for almost a month, maybe it's old age. I don't know what the answer was but I just went to bed early cause I was tired.
I woke up Sunday and exchanged presents with my brother who lives with me and they were just so thoughtful! A quilting calendar, pot holders he had made by a special quilter in his adult day center, etc. I was feeling a little better. I started laundry and realized I had a document needing to be mailed so I jumped in my truck and went a half mile to the mailbox. I got back in my vehicle and started home --I had no brakes!!! My foot went right to the floor. No warning of any problem...(I just had the entire brake system fixed 8 months ago for the same problem at a great cost). I was shaking the rest of the way and coasted home where I was lucky to stop in the driveway. I was blessed there were no vehicles in my way.
I am a person who really stresses over auto problems and being without my wheels. I have handled a lot of other issues in my life easily but auto problems is not for me.
I called my son in law/daughter and we all figured out how to handle this for Tuesday morning. They have loaned me one of their vehicles so I can drive to their home for special dinner today and they will be late to work Tuesday so they can help me get my broken truck to the service center. I am so pleased my SIL will be with me for support. We had planned for me to watch my grandson cause he's on break from school, so that can still take place.
Thank God for protecting me and giving me such a great family.
I then proceeded to take down the artificial tree because my allergies started the day after I set it up a month ago and it was next to my recliner all this time. (we'll see if that's the culprit). I did lots of laundry, cooked, cleaned just to get thru the day till they would pick me up for dinner and church. About an hour before they arrived I went outside to my truck to retrieve something, tripped over the sidewalk, bounced into the truck and landed on one hip in the driveway. I never fall (thank God). I was looking down at my remote and not watching where I was walking, etc., etc., etc. The whole experience was in slow motion ( this is gonna hurt, hope nobody is watching, hope I can get back up....) Unbelievable... (nasty words might have left my mouth).
I slowly got back up and carefully made it back to the house. Nothing was broken and I feel much better today. But, it felt like some kind of lesson was being sent to me. No clue what that is.
My daughter and family arrived. We had a great dinner but didn't make it to church (dinner ran late) so we packed into their vehicle and visited Christmas lights in the area while singing Christmas songs. It was wonderful and ended my day beautifully! I finally got my Christmas spirit.
I hope everyone had a quiet peaceful weekend instead.