Of all the mornings to oversleep this morning wasn’t the best choice. My car was due for an MOT at 8.30 which meant leaving the house at 8. Not too impossible. Slightly more impossible at 8.28 when you wake up to find your house in a power cut (or run out of electric credit because it was your turn to get electric and you forgot – again!). Cue trying to remember how to add emergency credit, find some clothes, pack some work to take and get dressed. Amazingly out of the house by 8.34 (that’s my personal best!) and get to garage at 8.47. Wait for five minutes then find out they can’t do the test until 10:45! Bring on 4 and a half hours of Morrisons cafe doing work. All that, for the car to fail it’s MOT. Gutting. Oversleeping is not good!
Bad Day January 19, 2011
Yesterday was pretty rubbish. So rubbish that I actually ended up laughing (I think I’m still mentally sane!). Laughing because I’d gotten really stressed about a road being closed and adding 18 miles to a 12 mile journey which then caused me to miss a meeting with a student. This after I’d had to go back home after I’d set off for Luton because I’d forgotten my talk notes. I was really annoyed! But then I was stuck in traffic in Luton (completly lost because the diversion had brought me in a totally different way!) and a lady came and knocked on my car window which was more than a little scary. Winding down my window she told me that I had no brake lights . . ! Also a little scary to realise that I could have been involved in a serious accident given the amount of driving that I do!
Once I realised that (that was once I was sat in a garage having two brake lights fitted) I realised that there was nothing I could have done to have made the day better, but that i didn’t need to let it all get on top of me. I believe and trust in a God who is sovereign over all things (including road closures) and cares for me! Maybe it took driving through Luton for me to find out I was in danger of being in a serious accident, or God wanted to teach me something about Him being in control of all things or for me to realise that He can work without me . . . maybe all. Maybe something else. But I did realise all of those. And that I need to take looking after my car lights a bit more seriously.