You know how you wake up one morning and you feel off, your throats a bit sore and your nose is a bit runny but you have to get to work, get kids to school, so you get up and power through it. By lunch time you feel a little better so you figure it’s nothing serious. You ignore the nagging because there are deadlines, school plays, dinners that need to be made. A week later you wake up and can barely talk your throat is so sore, you nose is like a flowing like a burst water pipe and you can’t stand for long without wanting to pass out.
You end up at the Doctor being prescribed enough medicine to medicate a small country and end up paying the GDP of said small country. Three days bed rest and sick note complete the list of things you leave the doctors rooms with!
The smart thing would have been to listen to the initial signs, sort out the niggles and chances are you wouldn’t be wondering what child you can sell to pay for the medicine you need or how you are going to manage 3 days in bed logistically.
Its happened to most of us!
The day before school started when I went to drop Jack and fetch Kiara’s stationery pack, my car wouldn’t start. We managed to push start it and it started fine after that so I assumed it was just a once off. But, to cut a long story, when I was standing in a friends driveway on Friday, trying to push start the car for the 4th time, I realised it was not really a once off and we probably need to sort it out.
I was forced to deal with it this morning when I went to start it and it was dead!
I could have sat on the floor and cried. Like a friend said, my car is my life line. I am literally in my car for hours in the afternoon fetching and carrying kids. So to not have it and not have a plan beyond today (Davids mom is coming this afternoon) is a little stressful. It is my own fault though but because it is my lifeline it is not easy to just drop it off to be checked, I have to plan and organise lifts etc for the kids.
So now its sitting at Hyundai waiting to be seen to, its obviously gone to the back of the queue so they can’t really give me an idea of when they will know whats wrong never mind when it will actually be fixed.
So lesson of the day? DON’T IGNORE THE SIGNS!
How was your weekend? Tell me something happy and shiny and bright! Please!