Life in our household is always interesting. and this past week has been no different. Thursday we were to fly to New Jersey to celebrate Theo’s second birthday. We have been looking forward to it for so long and had everything all set to go. The before crack of dawn flight was a small price to pay to be able to go be with the entire family for the festivities.
Then COVID reared its ugly head again and our son texted with the news that he had tested positive. ARGH! So of course we could not go. Chris went into “management” mode and canceled flights, hotels and my joy. I wallowed. I admit it. I was beyond disappointed.
I had a meeting to lead for a committee and as I went out to my car to leave for the meeting I got that ominous message on my dashboard noting that the key access was low. Now these stupid car fobs have a battery life of a week lately in our house. Seriously, we are changing out batteries in the 4 fobs we have all of the time. I got the car started fine and drove to park. Then the car wouldn’t lock and there was no way I was leaving it unlocked in the parking lot so after much messing around I finally got it to make that beeping sound indicating it locked and off I went to my meeting.
I was going out to lunch with a friend and was driving us so I warned her that we may not be able to get into the car but thankfully the fob worked. I locked and unlocked the car one more time before going home but it was dicey. I had visions of horns honking, alarms going off, not being able to get in or out of my car but all was well.
When I finally got home Chris looked at my fob and finally said -“Ma’am, your battery is loose.” Well, that explains a lot. That seems to be my life lately. I have a loose battery somewhere all of the time. Things are out of sync. Knowing that our fun celebratory trip was canceled threw me into another loose battery type of situation.
The good news is that batteries can be replaced, fobs tightened and our son is not horrifically sick thanks to vaccinations. Life gets off track sometimes. We have to make adjustments. We have to tighten things up at times. Disappointments happen. Life continues.
I allowed myself to wallow. I allowed some time to miss my mom on what would have been her 93rd birthday. I snuggled cats. I got out of the house. I had a date day with my husband in the rain.
Today is a new day. Life goes on. The sun comes up. There are so many great things going on in my life that I count those joys and continue on.
What about you? Have you needed your battery replaced or your fob tightened but not in a literal sense? Tell me about your realizations of how to adjust during times of disappointment and Comment for a Cause for Native American Heritage Association.