Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bah Humbug

I feel a bit like this cat today:

Why?  Well, here's a snapshot of my week:

- On Sunday, my laptop died - turns out it was full of dust and was overheating.  Warning to quilters: clean out the fans of your laptop if it's in your studio.  (Found this out after I replaced the laptop and hubby tore apart the old one and made it work again by cleaning out all the dusty bunnies.)

- Yesterday, on the way to Hobby Lobby on I-95 (a major highway), I ran over a piece of sharp metal in the middle of the road, causing an instant tire blow-out. Had to pull over onto a tiny median and wait for AAA to come rescue me.  Just after my van and 2 other cars ruined tires, State Police closed the road to clear the hazard.  Then, it started to rain.

- Started car after AAA finished, a new check engine light was on (unrelated to the accident).

- Dropped car at service station to replace tire and check engine light.  Son came to pick me up in his car.  Knew he was low on gas.  Seconds after I said "Are you sure you don't want to stop now for gas?" and he said "No, I can wait until we get near home", car ran out of gas.  Had to call AAA for the SECOND time in one day.  Turns out son was planning on coasting down hills to make the gas last.

Trying to rally and find some Christmas spirit.  I did watch Elf last night, which helped a lot.  It's become my favorite Christmas movie!

p.s. - no Thrifty Thursday this week.  Note the cat picture above.


FabricandFlowers said...

Girl!!! Stay home with some hot chocolate and Christmas cookies. You deserve some time on the couch watching a holiday movie on Lifetime. What a day you had!

Scooquilt said...

So sorry about your week! Hope your Christmas is good, and next week goes better.

Anonymous said...

OH, gosh, isn't life grand?! :) I hope you have used up your entire backlog of bad luck and things will be smooth sailing for ages!

:) Linda

Staci said...

Oh, you poor thing! I hope that is the end of this run of bad luck!

Rhonda the Rambler said...

Ah! Sounds similar to my week! I feel ya girl!!!

Kathy said...

Oh, Jean - That sucks!!!
I'm almost afraid to ask what the
results of the check engine light were. Ugh.

Give me a call if you want to try the Hobby Lobby excursion next week

Love ya,

LisaAnn said...

Oh my gosh Jean that is the pits! It's always like that for us too- when one thing bad happens several more have to pile on before it ends :( Glad you were not hurt :)