Aside from getting my hand stuck in the water vending machine this morning [true story, I was almost late for class], my day started out pretty normal. I dragged my sore bum to dance class at 9AM, where I spent the next two hours. When I walked out of class, I returned a phonecall from a number that has been calling me nonstop. I was hoping it was someone from ASU to tell me my scholarship had been reinstated. It was the exact opposite of what I had hoped for. I was hoping to hear a delighted voice on the phone tell me they wanted to give me back my $3750/year for school. I already pictured the smile that would be on my face. I would tell the person on the other end that they were my hero, and possibly, that I loved them. Instead, I heard the voice of most probably the grumpiest person I have ever talked to tell me that I owe almost $700 in hospital bills. [remember my meningitis delight earlier this year?] say WHAT. I had paid some already and thought insurance had covered the remainder. She was mean. I couldn't understand why she was so rude telling me that I owe a bunch of money. Aren't I supposed to be the one with reason to be upset? Not the one trying to calm her down. Nod ya heads. I called Clint and told him someone needs to get that girl a teddy bear because she clearly doesn't know how to smile.
Anyway, we talked on the phone about it. I apologized for getting sick. I might have been crying. I told him it was my fault and maybe if I washed my hands more I wouldn't have gotten sick. That made him laugh. Him laughing made me smile. He did his best husbandly duty and told me to not worry and that things would work out. Everything is going to be okay.
After I got over my initial upset/panic about the condition of our bank account being able to survive the next school year, I stepped back. If there's one thing I've learned from this ride called life it's that the big guy upstairs and I have rarely the same idea of what's to happen in my life. So then I started thinking. What am I to learn from this? Is this to increase my faith? Heavenly Father will take care of us. That I know. Is this to push my life in a different direction? Encourage me to find a new job and be in a new place where He needs me? I find it ironic that this happens the day following my morning prayer asking sincerely that our financial situation will be taken care of and if I need to find a new job that I will be guided to do so. And then I remember, even when things don't work out, they still work out. Life goes on no matter what. No matter how many things go wrong, a thousand more always go right. Sure, my hand got stuck in the vending machine [yes, I'm not kidding] and Miss grumpy yelled as if I had murdered her cat in the middle of the night, but I couldn't even count on my hands all the things that went right.
My grateful list for July 7th, 2011:
I went to dance today. Oh, how I love to dance!
I am safe. No car wrecks. Phew!
My husband and I both went to work today. We're blessed to have employment.
Our cupboards have food!
We are healthy.
I have the opprotunity to advance my blog. More deets to come!
We are more in love than any other two people!
We are blessed with the gospel and scriptures in our home.
We know the power of prayer and how it can help us.
We have wonderful family!
I just got a new opprotunity to nanny.
Liquid happiness is a real phenomenon!
Yep, you best believe I partook in those two lovlies earlier! Aside from the holiday Monday, I have gone all week without a sip of DP. However, I was in need of a bubbly pick-me-up. I'm convinced there are tiny people in the bubbles that tickle your tummy with happiness. Oops, that was kinda creepy wasn't it? Scratch that. Then I painted my nails, which I rarely do. Mostly just when I'm upset about something. It makes me happy to look down and see the colors jumping around on the keyboard... like they are now. :) Then I was reminded of why I never paint my nails.
I can never sit still long enough for them to dry! Check out how whack they look! I don't know why my computer made them look so neon. It's a pretty color: Green with Envy by Sally Hansen.
On the bright side, not only do I smile when I see them, I laugh at how terrible they turned out!
What's on your thankful list today?
p.s. remember the voice recognition funny from yesterday [if not, read it now]? There's another one today.
Me: I love you so much!
Clint: New York New York New York New York Not Engineering.
Que another blank stare.
Clint: Voice recognition loves New York Apparently.I meant to say that I can work as much as I want at Engineering tomorrow.
HAHA! That made me laugh! Do you guys have any funnies from voice recognition?