Today's blog is called My Week Off Of Work, or as I'm calling it in my head How the Heck Did My Vacation Turn Into A Trainwreck?
I worked 11 hour a day for over a month so that I could finally pay off my car (2 1/2 years early!) and have a nice vacation complete with a mani/pedi, couples massage, beach day, and trip to the springs. First, my dog gave herself a hematoma from a yeast infection in her ear. I didn't know dogs with pointy ears could get yeast infections in their ears. Spoiler alert: They can! She also needed her full yearly checkup, and I finally decided to get her chipped since we may be moving next year. In the same week two of my headlights went out (I have two daytime running lights, and two regular headlights). Then, on Saturday, my car decided not to start. Every dime I had made in OT and then some has been taken up by these events.
Back to Now:
My car is at the shop right now, as I'm writing this. Fortunately, they were able to give me a ride home and are going to be able to send someone to pick me up since none of my people are even awake yet.
Still, though, I'm using today as a Thankful Tuesday, because if it were not for all the crazy amounts of OT, this all would have sunk me financially. I'm at home, on a week off from work before the Fall Semester starts on Monday. My puppy is healthy, if not a little miserable from her cone. I'm propped up on my couch watching Cowspiracy in my pajamas, and I'm about to go make an awesome green smoothie. I could choose to be stressed out, and let this turn of events make me sad and miserable, but I'm not.
Has anything like this ever happened to you? What are you thankful for today?