I did mention yesterday that I thought maybe I was walking around under a black cloud or something with this run of bad luck our family has had recently. The post about the shirt bringing bad luck really was meant as a bit of a joke, but I'll admit I was feeling a bit beset until several commenters gently reminded me that maybe my perspective was a bit off. Some even suggested the shirt was acting in a somewhat protective way since things didn't turn out much worse.
So this week I'm counting the good things that have occurred in all the bad situations lately.
1. Diana's and Isaac's trips to the ER with severe asthma attacks. There was medicine to be had that provided relatively quick relief. I can remember having several attacks as a child when I should have been taken to the ER and wasn't and I didn't even have an inhaler. I'm so very thankful that my kids can get quick relief and that the folks Diana works with tried to take good care of her until I could get to her.
2. Calypso's trip to the ER. The doctor kind of looked at us like it was very silly that she was brought in at all and I still don;t know who called the ambulance when I was delayed in getting to her due to the parade clogging up traffic. That being said, I am extremely grateful that someone who saw my child in some form of distress moved to do something to alleviate that rather than turning a blind eye. I'm also grateful for the lady who waited with Calypso.
3. My fender bender. I saw the guy was going to go into me and was able to veer out of the way just enough that he only clipped my back end rather than plowing into my side. I'm very thankful that neither the other driver nor I were physically injured. For the sake of not having to suffer Mr. Lime's ire I am glad the police cited the other guy for leaving his lane, kinda proves I didn't cause the accident.
4. Many terrific bloggers and commenters. I'm thankful to folks who lend support and refocus my thoughts in a positive direction. You guys are the best.
Now, I have 4 different insurance claims I will have to be 'discussing' with various representatives, so if I begin to whine about that process please refer me to this post and tell me to stop bellyaching and be thankful.