Lesson 1: It's only a piece of plastic and metal. At least you wasn't hurt
Lesson 2: It doesnt look much damage but it's going to cost the man/driver that bumped me £400 to fix as there is more damge to the boot than you can see
Lessons learnt today are
That my car really is only a piece of metal and plastic and that I shoule be grateful that AJ and I weren't hurt at all.
Last night a van driver ran into the back of me whilst I was pulling out of an island. The guy was very nice and apologised and admitted he just never saw me. Luckily for him it was his father's business's van so his father is going to pay for the repairs of the car wihout going through his insurance. It is going to cost him £400 as there is more damage than you can actually see and needs a new bumper and the boot needs to be rapaired as the bump lifted it and slightly crushed it. I was very cautious sorting this all out as was abit apprehensive about not going through the insurance but the guy has paid the garage upfront and I just need to take it in on 20th September.
That too many people think I should put a claim in for injuries caused by my bump last night - even though I suffered absolutely no injuries. Why has the world become a PUT A CLAIM IN society? I'm far too honest!!!
I can use my car still - the damage doesn't affect the drive - thank goodness
My father in law Nigel is in Salou after riding through France and Spain on his motorbike. He rang to wish me Happy Birthday- bless him!!
I have no confidence in my driving - not necessary a new thing I've learnt, but having the bump (even though NOT my fault) has dented my confidence even further
September 9th - Age 36
I had some lovely gifts from family and friends
Lessons learnt today:
That AJ bought me a purple/lilac bead to go on my Chamilia bracelet - I knew I was getting the bracelet as he needed to check my wrist size but I didn't know what bead he would choose. He picked the right one for me as lilac is one of my favourite colours and it symbolises our colour scheme at our wedding. He was looking for a wife bead but dont think there is one
As usual he picked a lovely Birthday card
That I had some lovely cards and gifts from family and friends for my birthday
That I am 36 years old today and I'm not particularly happy about it- for some reason I feel very old - doesn't help that my lovely husband is over 3 years younger than me
That I absolutely adore Starbucks and have missed going- haven't been in ages. Treated myself to a Caramel hot chocolate with cream and a Skinny Blueberry muffin- as if that is going to help when Ive had all that cream. It was also nice meeting my brother there - along with AJ of course
That it is great taking some time off from work and doing nothing in particular - even took a nap in afternoon to recharge batteries
That I have some exercises to do for Book of Stories course from Big Picture Scrapbooking
That the Thai red curry I ordered was hotter than I remembered it was from the last time I ordered it from the Chinese takeway. Very nice though
That my Thai curry wasn't as hot as the dish my brother chose. He only took a couple of mouthfuls and his eyes were watering and he was sweating buckets - very funny to see!!!
And it really is !!
Lessons learnt today
That I seem to go into bad moods very quickly these days and often for no real reason
I really do like to go to Solihull shopping - even though I don't like the drive along the motorway
That there is a shop in Touchwood called Fabulous which sells gorgeous jewellry. It sells Lola Rose jewellry and I just had to buy a Lola Rose necklace with my Birthday money. It is scrummy!!!! And Fabulous really is FAB!!
That pictures do trigger memories. Had a e-mail trigger from Karen Grunberg - Book of Stories and it brought up good memories of my Dad and his allotment
That a Shake Away maltesers milkshake has absolutely shed loads of calories so shall not be having another one of those for a long time
That you really can get your monies worth with a £6.99 all you can eat buffet from Pizza Hut
I can spend hours in John Lewis if given the chance
That the mobile tyre fitter that AJ used to sort out his puncture was very prompt and did an excellent job. Remember to put in the memory bank just in case we need to use again
11th September - Chick Flicks are Good for the Soul
Lessons learnt today:
That Chick Flicks are good for the Soul. Haven't watched a chick flick in ages
Learnt a little bit about Greece from Driving Aphrodite (chick flick). Makes me want to go to Greece
Sometimes I am comfortable with my own company. Other times not. Today was NOT!!
That I don't eat much on a Saturday when AJ goes to cricket. When I do it is really unhealthy food like the half a dozen chocolate brazils in the afternoon and a plate of chips with mayo for tea
I can watch TV for hours and not realise the passing of time. Why can't it go so fast at work?
I could watch the Hairy bikers forever. They are great fun and the food is good too. Chicken paprikash is fantastic
Over all this week has been a mixed bag and I've learnt alot. It hasn't exactly been a good week but it hasn't been a bad week either. I've a lot to be grateful for and alot of things to ponder on.
I've felt low and I've felt high. This is a typical week for me and through working on LSNED I've been looking at the world a little bit differently or trying to at least ( as my brother reminded me to the other day). I just need to remember to learn from this week the lessons and take them with me along this journey of life
Good Evening fom Pickle Land
Hope to speak to you soon
Love Lesley xxx