Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stress??

Sleep was elusive once again, last night.  Even so, once I got to sleep, I slept like a log.  Getting up this morning wasn't something I really wanted to do, but do we really have a choice?

What a day!  Without going into too much detail, I will just say that it was a very stressful day, both regarding work and life, in general.

On top of everything that is already happening, there has been some family stress.  My daughter P's boyfriend K, is having to go to the hospital daily for IV Antibiotic treatments, due to a problem that seems to be getting more and more serious, concerning his leg.  Hopefully, they'll get things under control, soon.  Thank you to any/all who will pray for K.  May God bless you.

P's Dad, who does not live in Windsor, insisted that she just repair her current vehicle.  After more discussion with the dealership, it was agreed to repair her car, with he and I sharing the cost of the repair.  They promised to address the unsafe issues that had burdened P, prior to yesterday's incident.  To be sure, P needs a vehicle.  I just hope this isn't a case of throwing good money, after bad.

Today, a friend asked why I was doing this.  Well, it's like this:  I recall what it was like playing taxi service with every need P and the children had, prior to her becoming licensed to drive and obtaining a vehicle.  I was almost run ragged.  Let's face it, with three (3) children, there is always someone sick, needing to see a doctor, or some personal trips that need doing, not to mention shopping, etc.

P's Dad doesn't really have a clear picture of what it's like, for he lives about a four (4) hour drive from here, in Brampton.  He's not the person being relied on, whenever something happens.

If I had my way, we would have been looking for another vehicle for her, for I am not convinced that this one will be any safer than it was before this incident happened, yesterday.  But then, it's not really my decision.  And, since I am now widowed and don't buy lottery tickets, I cannot say that I could financially do something like this on my own, without causing a major dent in my pocketbook.

Yes, P is an adult.  She is also living and trying to support her family on a disability pension.  There is no way she can afford extras or a vehicle, without occasional help.  This is one of those times.

There was some work I had planned to do this afternoon, but it was postponed for a while.  Oh well, that's life.  Hopefully, it will come together, soon.

This did leave me time to relax at the pool, doing my exercise that I try to do, daily.  It was not humid today, so it was actually enjoyable just having my windows and balcony door open.  Thank You, Lord!

This evening I watched a movie The Notebook.  Previously, I had seen the ending, but missed the movie, so today, I watched it.  While it was a very good movie, I sort of wish I hadn't watched it, for it was very sad.

Maybe, since I was already in a sad mood, it was good to have watched it, today.  I couldn't help but ask God why He hadn't taken me at the same time He took Gordon home.  The answer to this question will just have to wait, until I am in heaven.


Until next time...

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