So there I was shopping my heart out at a great sale at Hobby Lobby. You know the kind, the ones where everything is 50% off for the week and it is Satruday and they are closed on Sunday and you feel the absolute pull of the universe to be there? It was such a day for me. I was going to enjoy my Saturday to the fullest. I had been working a lot and was getting ready to travel a lot in April so I needed this day just for me. I had it all planned out. I would get up exercise, eat breakfast, get a massage, go to Hobby Lobby, Target, Home Depot and then get my hair done before we went to church for the Saturday night service. I even had a list!
I woke and smiled at the day before me.
Ah this was going to be epic. Two kids had already asked if they could go to town with me, denied! the day was mine. Ron had been in a basketball tournament at his old high school the night before and was sitting in the hot tub working out the beating he had taken from the young guys who were there (mind you Ron did great his team mates were old, imaging that), so I climbed in the hot tub on the deck for a quick dip. Once done I did my work out on the elliptical and had just enough time to grab an orange on the way out the door to the massage.
It was a great massage, you know the kind where the pressure is just right and the therapist is a delight. It was one of those. Once done I grabbed a quick glass of water and I was off to my shopping list. It was about 11:45 and I had a Pot-O-Gold party to call. I called from the parking lot. It was a lively group in California having a Saturday Morning Sip and Spa party they cheered in delight of my call. What a wonderful morning it had been indeed.
Sales flier in hand I entered the store and made my plan of attack. Annya wanted to do her room in a Paris theme “It is for fashion MoooooM” emphasis on the o in Mom. I was going to surprise her and I wanted a mirror for the front office that would be nice when Consultants came by and wanted to try out the make up. We had a long time Consultant and friend who had not been involved for some time with her Mom and daughters so I was thinking wouldn’t that have been nice. I circled the store twice getting just the right cart filled and ended at the mirrors at last. I knew they would be too big to fit in the cart properly. I also noticed it was getting close to 1:00 and I really needed to eat something and getting moving or I would be late for my hair appointment.
The mirrors were beautiful and 50% off as promised. I went around the isles to see all of them twice and there it was, the one I knew was perfect for JECO. It was a rather large square mirror with crushed silver mosaics around the to make a frame. By golly it was heavy. I was going to lean it up against the cart and step back and imaging it hanging in the office over the makeup table. I realized it was so heavy the cart would not hold it so I lunged for the mirror only to feel a pop and heat in my leg. I put the mirror back and stepped back on my right leg and said out loud “Ow that really hurts.” The woman asked me if I was ok. I said no but she just walked away. I sat down for a moment and was a little woozey from the pain. And then it hit me, I am not feeling well, I am not doing well and I have a cart full of treasures! I leaned on my cart and decided to ask the clerk at the front to hold it for me as I headed for the door. As I began to walk to the door suddenly I was waking up with a nice lady holding my hand. her husband was in front on my face and a nice lady on the phone. Wait who was she calling? Yep, 911! Could I breath, could I hear her? “Yes, ma’am I am fine, I fainted and I have fainted before”
To be honest all I could think about was how my perfect me day was ruined! I was good natured and tried to put all onlookers at ease. The fire department and paramedics arrived and Ron just shortly afterward. Yes, my blood sugar had gotten low, and I tore my muscle in my leg but I handed my credit card to the nearest checker and begged her to check out my cart so I could take home my goodies! One week later I write this I am on crutches and my bruises are about gone but my personal lesson remains. I am not invincible, I can have a fun day more often so I do not try to cram so much in and I am much more adaptable than I ever thought I was. I have rested, read, laughed, played games and enjoyed my family pampering me. I even took some pictures and worked on using our Mineral Make up as a tutorial for covering bruises. You start with the yellow concealer stick. I found adding a little of the eye and lip primer made it last all day too. I then added the Tinted Moisturizer and finished with Mineral Powder. Voila, no one was the wiser except the boot and crutches may give a few things away!
When life gives you a curve ball, like a something you had your heart set on like a personal day of pampering gone wrong, you can see the sunny side! My life runs at a very fast pace for the most part and I love it. I also love this slower pace where I have to heal up so I might as well enjoy that too! I hope you have a personal day planned for yourself sometimes soon and take my advice do half of what you planned, take a snack and no matter what enjoy all the day brings!
Believe the dream,