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If It Weren’t for Bad Luck

I’d have no luck at all.  Do you remember that song?!  My dad used to watch that show every week.  That could be the reason I’m not a huge fan of country music…

The past week has been a mixture of luck, both good and bad.

Let’s start with the bad and get it out of the way.  Shall we?

Bad:  Thursday after school, my younger daughter called to tell me she couldn’t get her bike lock open at school.  She had to leave the bike and walk home.  I went up to the school later that night with the other key to the lock.  No go.  Crud.  Poor little bike had to spend the night at school all alone.  And of course, it had to rain that night.  Of course!  Friday morning (and still raining!), I went back up to the school with WD-40.  It fixes everything, right?!  I sprayed a little in the lock chamber, hoping to get things moving.  Nope.  Grrr!  I came home and called the bike chain company.  They had no suggestions, but offered to send me a new chain if I had to cut the other one off.  Guess what I did?

Yep, I cut it off.  It had taken up enough of my time and the lock showed no sign of budging.

Bad:  Thursday night, younger daughter had a softball game.  It was raining.  HARD downpour.  We thought they might cancel that game, but there wasn’t any thunder or lightening so game on.  The one saving grace?  The fields we played at offered close parking.  Guess what I did?

I watched from the dry comfort of my car.  Don’t worry, I made sure to cheer a lot with my arms so my daughter could see I was paying attention.  Mom of the Year nominee right here!

Bad:  Saturday as we went outside to work on our planters, my older daughter came out the door behind me.  As she pulled the door shut, she immediately said, “Uh oh!”  “What?  What happened?!”  Out of habit, she had locked the door behind her.  My keys?  In my purse.  In the house.  Fine, I’ll just call my landlord.  Oh wait.  My phone is in the house, too.  Crap!  Luckily, my landlord only lives about 1/2 mile away.  I sent my daughter over to see if they were home.  Good luck with that since it was a holiday weekend, but I was hoping for the best!  Guess what?!  They were home!  And they delivered a spare key and my daughter back to me.  And a gardening we went!

Bad:  Today I was suppose to get up early enough to make a “nutritious breakfast” for my younger daughter.  (She’s going on a hike overnight field trip with her school until Friday.)  And don’t worry, I was going to let my other daughter eat, too.  Well, I kind of forgot to set my alarm for an early time.  Oops!  As soon as she got up, my daughter asked me what I was making.  Crap.  I was only halfway done with my hair at that point.  (I was straightening my wavy hair.)  So I quickly made them their requested breakfast.  And then it was time to go!  I had to drive them today because my daughter had all her camping gear.  Great.  My half done hair got to go to school!

Another craptastic photo!  You’re welcome.  But I think you can see, half straight (left side), half wavy (right side) = whole lot of lovely.  And of course, I saw parents I knew as they were dropping off their kids, too.  I’m sure they were wondering about me and my new look.  I guess I can tell them it’s Bieber inspired…

And now, finally!

Good:  I won something!  Crazy Running Girl hosted a giveaway for a CLICK Espresso Protein Drink Starter Pack.

And I was the winner!  I won a CLICK Espresso Protein Drink, Mocha and a CLICK Espresso Protein Drink Shaker Cup.  My goodies arrived yesterday and I have already been enjoying the shakes.  So good!  Tomorrow I’m going to try it in a smoothie.  Thank you, Lora!

What’s the Good & Bad luck you’ve had lately?