…or so the saying goes. This can be interpreted for the negative and the positive. At the moment, I’m having faith that there is a building up of the positive that is going to dump it all at once on us soon!
Sometimes I think that the universe is testing me like Job to see how much it takes for me to break. So today I mentally told the universe “You will not break me!” with the image of Gandalf striking his staff to the ground shouting with determination “You shall NOT pass” to the daemon underground.
It started out as a day where I felt on top of the world 🌎, which I haven’t felt for quite some time now.
I had gotten up with a good attitude, swept the apartment of 75% of the dust and cat hair, cleaned the bathroom, organized the laundry basket to take downstairs upon my return from running errands, and got ready to go. My bag was packed as well to take downstairs when I got back to charge up stuff, do some work and meet our neighbor friend for lunch at hers. I was even planning on getting her yoga sessions started.
Off I went to the embassy to submit my overseas ballot for the first time in years. I was so glad that I could vote as I wasn’t sure if my ballot would come since I have changed names and jobs since. However, my friend got it to me and so I felt it my responsibility this year to ensure that I voted properly. Thankfully the embassy collected the ballots until today to mail for us.
From there I went to drop off my passport keeping my fingers crossed that the change of status visa will come through soon so that all can move forward for my visa to come through and our lives to finally return to ‘normal’.
As I walked out feeling pretty good, I went to turn on my car 🚗 and it stuttered to a dead end. Initially thinking it was just the battery, someone came to give me a jump but that didn’t work. So we figured it was either a dead battery or that the car was too small. Hubby came with his big car while I called the battery peeps. They told me 2hrs thus we figured we could try the beast. Hubby arrived with the beast but still no joy. As I tried to stay positive another hour later, the battery company arrived, tested, changed and then informed it wasn’t the battery after all. Therefore, 100AED later he went on his way while we called the tow truck to come take my car away. Another 45 minutes later a very happy 😊 tow truck driver arrived. He also tested the battery and confirmed it may be the starter motor or something. So he took the car away
to the garage where it was indeed confirmed to be the starter motor. Part is on order and now we are a one-car couple for the week. 😜
While this was happening I received a message that our phone bills were overdue and so outgoing service would soon be cut off. By soon they meant immediately. Although we both still had data, M’s business requires he be able to call people. Not such a biggie to me, though the next step is loss of data, which is NOT okay!! 😳
Therefore, instead of going home to get work done, I dropped off M at his office, stopped to pay the mobile phone bill, for a quick bite to eat and then was off for my lesson.
I picked up hubby after the lesson and went with him to his appointment before we finally made it home.
The gratitudes for today in all this is that M was able to be with me for basically all of the experience keeping me from a meltdown
as I really hate to deal with such things; our neighbor friend’s friends cooked dinner which they shared with us and we are enjoying the cooler evening air right now.
So keeping in mind that there are numerous people in the world with no shelter over their heads or running water or enough food to eat, I have nothing to be down about. Everything was fine overall. Thus, even though it feels like a lot of negative rain ☔️ pouring down on us, we have loads to give thanks for.
Still, I am not denying that I wouldn’t love some of the positive rain to start dumping showers upon us anytime now. 😬
Tomorrow I will try to update on the weekend and why I didn’t have time to post the past three days.