What a week!
Have you ever had one of those weeks where nothing goes right from start to finish. If I could have stayed in bed the whole week then believe me I would have. It was like every day was Friday the 13th, and I still keep wondering "What else could possibly go wrong?"
Monday 3rd October
Today went relatively smoothly until around 7pm when I went to pay for some CD's I had ordered online. I took my purse out of my bag and couldn't find my bank card. I searched the house and the car but to no avail. Immediately I checked my bank account online and discovered that thankfully no one had robbed me of my hard earned cash. After a lengthy conversation with the bank they cancelled my card after charging me £5 for the pleasure and assured me that I would have a new card issued within the next few days - to date I am still waiting for this to happen! Anyway around 10pm I was writing out a permission slip for the school to allow my daughter to learn to play the flute and............guess what?........the bank card was loose at the bottom of my bag. I swear I checked there at least ten times, so I have no idea how it got there. Now I had a dilemna - do I pretend its still missing or call the bank and explain what an idiot I have been? I decided it should be my little secret, so I never did make that call to my bank!
Tuesday 4th October
My daughter now officially thinks I am a complete pratt. As I pulled up at the school to drop her off, I realised that none of the children were in school uniform. Yep, another blunder - I had forgotton that it was "wear your own clothes day." I had to rush home, grab some casual clothes for my now tearful 10 year old and hand them in at the school office for her to change into. Of course it was now 9am and I was right in the middle of rush hour traffic. As it turned out, I was only 35 minutes late for work!
Wednesday 5th October
After dropping my daughter off at her cheerleading class, I got back into the car, fastened my seatbelt, put the key in the ignition and then.....BANG! Some guy decided to reverse into the front of the car while I was parked. I got out and checked the damage - dented bumper, broken numerplate and cracked headlight. Just what I needed! There was an exchange of details, and some heated words and I headed back home with a very noisy, rattling car. At least it seemed able to be driven.
Thursday 6th October
Today is my parents 49th wedding anniversary. I telephoned my mum who lives in Scotland to wish her a Happy Anniversary, to be told that she was just waiting on an ambulance for my dad as he had collapsed. I was worried sick all day, playing the waiting game and after many telephone calls, it emerged that my dad had had a heart attack. He had stems put in his arteries to keep them open and would be kept in for a few more days to be monitored. Obviously this is hard for my mum to take and she is very tearful, whenever I call. Luckily my brother is on hand to run errands and drive her to hospital to visit him.
Friday 7th October
Today the car won't even start. Insurance company say that Mr Bump still hasn't admitted liability. The only way around this is to pay for the repairs myself and then claim them back from the third party (which can take up to 90 days apparently). This is not an option, as I don't have a spare £900, so my car is officially off the road until I get the go ahead to have it repaired by Mr Bumps insurance.
One piece of good news - my dad is much better and is going to be discharged from hospital and allowed home.
Saturday 8th October
Due to the fact that I can't get to my hairdresser easily, I had to call them to rearrange my appointment. The next available time I can be fitted in is in two weeks. I can't believe this. I dread to think what state my hair will be in two weeks time!
Sunday 9th October
Due to the week I have had, I have decided that I am not going to go out today. Instead I am going to stay at home with a bar of chocolate, my magazine and put my feet up. Back to work tomorrow and I have to figure out where I catch the bus.
I am not feeling sorry for myself - I promise. One thing is for sure, I am going to equip myself next week with a rabbits foot, four leafed clover, horseshoe, bamboo, lucky penny, and sprig of lucky white heather! Not that I'm superstitious or anything!
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