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Lately, we have had some really bad luck. Here are some examples of some of the things that have happened lately. We all had the flu. Mr. Right had a kidney infection. I had some complications from the flu and a sinus infection that have dragged on for over 3 weeks. A black cat crossed the street in front of us and then literally 10 seconds later we were almost in a wreck.
The other night we sent the children to brush their teeth and get ready for bed. They left the water running as they were changing clothes. Mr. Right told them to go turn it off. Not only was the water running but for some reason that will only make sense in the mind of 4 year old twins, they put toilet paper in the sink and stopped it up. The water overflowed into the drawers and cabinets and onto the floor. Thankfully, there were lots of towels in the cabinet and it did absorb most of the water.
We went to film something with our video camera the other day. We set it up outside on the tripod and the wind immediately knocked it over on the concrete driveway. It quit working. I literally broke the camera as soon as I got in front of it. Well, I was able to get it to work again finally but it was a HUGE pain.
So, Mr. Right and I are thinking it is time to change our luck. I’m thinking we need to sit in a germ free, rubber walled room and wait out this bad streak. His theory is that we should do enough to bring on bad luck that it will swing the pendulum back the other way. He thinks we need to get a black cat to cross our path while we are standing under a ladder, breaking a mirror, and spilling salt. I am a little afraid to push our luck that far but given our luck lately it seems like it might be better than what we are doing. What do you think? Should we push our luck or not?
In the meantime, I will continue to pray to God for patience and guidance and I will do my best to find the silver lining even in the toughest situations. For now, I will be thankful we can find the humor in these situations.
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While I am sure there are a lot of profound (and not so profound) things to say about New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer’s behavior with prostitutes, there is one thing I keep thinking. Have you heard he may have spent as much as $80,000 on prostitutes in the past few years? The incident over which he is in the most hot water – $4,300.
I had no idea prostitution could be so lurcrative. Ladies, can you see your husband dropping $4,300 on any purchase without first discussing it with you? Could $4,300 slip out of your checking account unnoticed? Can you imagine having $4,300 to pay someone for about 2 hours of their time? Can you imagine earning $4,300 for less than 2 hours of time?
Clearly, Mr. Right and I are not in the right line of work.
Last week, I posted about the father of one the children in my children’s preschool class, Russell, who was hospitalized and in a drug induced coma due to complications with the flu. He is doing better – MUCH better. Last Friday they were able to move him off a ventilator and get him breathing on his own again. Yesterday his lungs tested completely clear! He is up and moving around again. He should be home later today. Thank you for your prayers for Russell’s recovery.
Last week, I posted about how the vicious, viral, vile flu of 2008 struck our family. On Friday, we learned that one of the fathers of a child in GigglyGirl and BusyBoy’s class has been hospitalized due to the flu. The father, whose name is Russell, had the flu and it developed into pneumonia. He is currently in a drug induced coma to help his body fight his infections. It is taking longer than expected for him to heal and they are going to have to keep him in the coma for longer than the anticipated 5 days.
My bloggy friends, please keep Russell, his wife, and children in your prayers.
This is the third man with young children I personally know or personally know their family members who has developed severe problems as a result of the flu this season. As my own public service announcement, if you are feeling sick with cold like symptoms and a fever, make sure you rest and let your body heal. Don’t wait to go to the doctor if you think you might need medicine to fight what is happening in your body. It is better to be safe than sorry. The flu this season (at least around Georgia) is truly vicious, viral, and vile.