Life gets real now and then, doesn’t it? Let me tell you – my life is super real. I make no pretenses about my life. I am a work in progress.
I was thinking about the past couple of weeks and with all of the wedding preparation I found a couple of opportunities to chuckle about things a bit. I decided that that is the best thing to do when things don’t always go exactly as planned.
I went to get my nails done the week of the wedding. This is one thing that I just do not do at all but I wanted nice looking nails for a change. Because my nails are short my nail person suggested French tips which sounded perfect to me. The go with everything and look nice . So after my pedicure and manicure I came home to do some meal prep for the upcoming onslaught of guests.
See that blue spot on the middle finger? Yep. That happened an hour and half after I got them done. A slip of a marker I was using to mark food containers and there it was. Sigh. It did fade a bit but it was still there for the wedding , trust me.
And then there were the blisters. I should have taken my shoes off much earlier on wedding night but it was worth the blisters, trust me. Blisters are a sign of a good time. A good night filled with lots of dancing and walking and enjoying the party . I can deal with a couple of blisters.
Yesterday I went to the bank and had a super difficult time parking my car. I don’t know what the deal was but I backed out and straightened up at least 3 times. I noticed a woman in a van with the windows open next to my car and as I walked into the bank i thought “She probably thinks I am the worst driver ever and was going to hit the van that she was riding in.” When I came back out she was still there so I thought I should make a joke out of it and tell her that I really am not THAT bad of a driver and want’t going to hit the van she was sitting in. As I apologized to her for my ineptness at parking she informed me that she hadn’t noticed BECAUSE SHE WAS BLIND! Now she did have sunglasses on but it was sunny so I assumed (and we all know what happens when we assume) she was just protecting her eyes. We both got a little laugh over it and I just shook my head thinking that I could have beat myself up about the whole experience but instead I chose to laugh about it and move on. But seriously – who could have predicted that story would take that turn, right?
So yes, it’s just life. Things happen every single day and I learn more about myself each day. One, I can’t be trusted to keep a nice manicure. Two, I didn’t practice the common sense rule of breaking in shoes . Three, sometimes sunglasses don’t mean it is just sunny out. Learning to roll with it and adapting to the hand that life deals us is just one of those learning things. Tell me, have you had anything happen recently that makes you say “It’s just life”? I would love to hear all about it so tell me about it and Comment for a Cause for Donors Choose.