The bad news is,
last week I opened my refrigerator door to pour a glass of water.
As I was taking my sip I thought "Yuck", the water was warm. I reached back into the fridge and felt a can of soda. It too was not very cold.
I won't tell you the next word that came to mind! The motor was still running and everything inside the freezer was frozen. Strange.
My next move was to call my local appliance repair man. And by local, I mean he lives two blocks from my house. He has been here many times over the years and is familiar with my old appliances!
The good news is that nothing was seriously wrong with my almost twenty year old refrigerator, it just needed a good cleaning. It's not like the old days when you could vacuum the coils in the back. The back is enclosed and has to be taken apart to be cleaned.
The bad news is that I had to use my blood pressure medication money to pay him his very reasonable $50.00 fee.
The good news is that my doctor gave me a months worth of free samples!
The bad news is that I still haven't found my lost bracelet. I don't know where to look anymore.
The good news is that I remembered wearing it around Christmas time and my husband suggested that it may have been accidentally packed away with all of the decorations so there is still hope.
However, I am not going searching through twelve or more tubs to look for it!
The bad news is that this past Tuesday as my handsome husband was opening his trailer doors to deliver a load for work, he slipped and fell hard, on the ice.
He landed on his side and thought that he cracked a rib but he wouldn't have anyway of knowing this as his company wouldn't let him go to the hospital until his trailer was unloaded and he drove 190 miles to his next delivery spot and delivered his second load the NEXT MORNING!!!
In the meantime he is in severe pain. My husband handles pain very well, so we were both worried. He drove the 190 miles in pain not knowing what was going on and feeling dizzy (yeah that's safe) when he reached his destination.
He had to call his company and do a bit of arguing before they let him drop the trailer that day and drive to the hospital.
The good news is that nothing was cracked or broken. The doctor said that he had severely bruised ribs, arm and knee. They told him to get a few days rest. Now, if the doctor does not release him to work (according to company policy) he would not be allowed to drive the truck and would have had to stay in his cab at the hospital until the doctor would release him. So he said that he would rather be released so that maybe he could get home.
Meanwhile he has been working the rest of the week in a great deal of pain. He isn't allowed to take ANY narcotics for obvious reasons and has been relying on Ibuprofen.
The good news is that I think he will be home tomorrow. But that could always change.
The bad news is that yesterday morning I sleepily turned on the coffee pot, the last gift that my mother gave us and a beauty at that, went to brush my teeth, came out of the bathroom to pour my coffee and there was about a half of a cup in the pot. Sigh.....
After I was a bit more awake I checked the whole coffee maker and came to the conclusion that it had died.
My husband told me not to throw it out until he could give it a once over himself, so it is sitting in my pantry.
The good news is that on this very same day, I was invited to lunch with my little mysterious stranger again. Just like our last date we decided on Chinese! This time I brought my camera so that you can see how cute he is.
This last one I couldn't resist. It was time to leave and he didn't want our lunch to end.....
And there's more good news! After lunch we went to our favorite thrift store and grandma found herself a Mr. Coffee for $4.00 !
I took it home cleaned it up and he makes a fine cup of Joe.
The bad news is that very same evening I acquired a major sweet tooth. This wouldn't have been so bad except that the baker (Katie) of the house was out at church camp helping with the refurbishing of the mess hall.
I was pretty desperate for something sweet so.....
I baked ! I knew you wouldn't believe me so I took a photo. I haven't baked since October! Katie has turned out to be a great cook and baker so I let her do it all!!! I also used my brand new measuring spoons.
The bad news is that I had a huge mess to clean up after.
The good news is, I still remember how to bake!
Isn't it funny how everyday is filled with a little bad and a little good?
I love this verse from the book of Luke 3:4-6
As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,
The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his path straight.
Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall become straight,
and the rough places shall become level ways,
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
This just makes me feel that all of the bad news and bad times will someday be gone and all will be good!
It puts a smile on my face and in my heart!