Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday's Mishaps and Putting Things Back Into Prospective.....

Friday morning I got up looked out the window at our pool (without my contacts in ) and thought "Wow it looks really clear", upon closer examination I had found my beautifully clear and wonderfully refreshing pool was.......EMPTY......Well, within a foot......at that time of panic, She-Ra Princes of Pain calls me...." Hey, what are you doing?"....Me, in a voice that I am sure sounded like I was being abducted by aliens said, "I cant talk now, I have a serious situation"......"Mom, is everything alright?"she said....I hurriedly tried to explain to her in five words or less while I was pacing around the pool in my nightgown trying to make since of what I thought was such a disaster....I have been working so hard to keep my pool clean and nice, and when it was all said and done I was to blame for the problem....I spent the biggest part of the morning wiping tears, not sure of the damage I have done to the motor and pump....I am a little of a compulsive cleaner with a touch of ADHD ......I had vacuumed the pool Thursday evening and left the vacuum hose lying on the deck, because I knew it would not be clean enough for me once the water settled (had to get every last drop of dirt ) once I came inside I got busy cleaning something else, the hose had dropped to the side and siphoned the water.....After the panic mode settled down (And the King of the Palace came home to access the damage) I called my daughter to apologize for being so spastic and to find out if she needed anything....Of course she wanted to see if we were working out (got out of that) and to tell me about a program she is going to do at the gym...It's called Sweating for a Well....Sessions with her to raise money to build a well in Africa.......She went on to tell me in her calming voice that children in Africa can't cry because they don't drink enough water and she wants to raise money for a well....Her program sounds awesome...And as she told me about it I stared out the window at the water running in my pool..The water I had been so depressed about losing....All of the sudden I felt small....When we hung up I cried for a different reason.....I had to Thank God that I have water to spare.....Leave it to her to put things back into prospective.......Sometimes my priorities aren't what they need to be, and I need to be reminded.......
By the way...The picture of my feet was taken on another day...I promise I didn't float around our pool in one foot of water even though it was in the 90's yesterday.

4 comments:

J'ellen said...

It's amazing how karma works like that, or whatever you wish to call it...devine lessons...stars aligning...happens a lot in my life too. :o)

Jennifer said...

Great post that teaches us all a lesson about the things that we think are so huge and devastating are actually very small in someone else's life.

Thanks for reminding me to be thankful in all things.

Have a great weekend!

septembermom said...

Wonderful post about perspective. We all need those important reminders of what really matters.

Sue said...

What a great post.......
We all need reminders from time to time.