My sincerest apologies for not checking in sooner. After almost 1 week of no posting, I should be ashamed. I do feel kinda bad, but not really. As most of you know I am extremely stressed out and super busy with midterms, extra reading in both English classes for major papers, getting ready to go out of town (I know, I'm not going to get any sympathy for that one), etc, etc.
On top of all that, today on his way to work Harold was driving the van and it started making horrific noises. No, it didn't blow up, but he thought it might. We can't drive it until we get it checked out and financially that is just not going to happen until after the trip (our priorities aren't always this screwed up, but when you have already purchased airline tickets, you can't just NOT go).
It is no wonder that when I went for a post-cancer checkup today my blood pressure was measured as astronomical. However, I am sure the first lady who tried 3 times to get a decent read had misplaced the cuff. At the end of the visit, another MA came in and measured my BP at 120/80, which is just fine. Being told you have high blood pressure can really make your blood pressure sky rocket. I was feeling even more stressed and my face was flush and I was freaking out. Turns out it was nothing to worry about, and it really was not high BP, just an MA with poor BP taking skills.
I have decided to look at our car troubles as a blessing. When we have trouble, we humble ourselves and turn to the Lord. Obviously the Lord is wanting us close, which can only be perceived as a blessing. Deep cleansing breaths, in....out....in....out.