Friday, October 8, 2010

It has not been a pretty week...

but considering the alternative - it was ok.

Both hubby and I came down with the flu, but not before the belt broke on my lawn tractor (the really, really important one that make the blade go whiz-whiz and cut things).  My email was totally messed up due to the incompetence of Frontier who took over Verizon, and hubby's whole computer had a major melt-down.

The good parts?  Ace Hardware had our belt in stock.  My tractor guru was able to put it on with a minimum of fuss. My email is fixed thanks to the assistance of our local email provider, and our computer guru had hubby's link to the outside world fixed and up and running in record time.  Our  flu only lasted 24 hours (I'm still tired, though) and hubby did a fine job of wielding a mop when I didn't quite make the sink (how embarrassing!!!!)  I have three plump perfect eggplants waiting in my garden to be transformed into something wonderful, and Best Buy bacon (not my usual bacon but not bad for the price) was on special for $1.28 per lb at the store. It's rained for a few days so I didn't have to hit the gully and water all the new trees and shrubs, my lavender crop is outstanding, and the library hasn't run out of books.

Slap it all on the scale of life and I'd say the good outweighs the bad by a bunch!


I love the view of our back mountain when it's partially hidden by clouds.

Have a wonderful weekend...


Glenda/MidSouth said...

I'm sorry! You have really had a bad week. However, the good definitely out weighs the bad.
Enjoy your weekend.

Lola said...

Oh Adrienne I'm so glad you are an intelligent Optimist even after the Nasties came to your house for a too long visit.

God Bless you and your hubby!

BODECI body said...

A wise and, at the time, depressed client of mine once said, "we are not supposed to feel good all of the time." To which I added, "For you cannot appreciate 'good' with no 'bad' to compare it to." Glad all is better.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh...I am sorry that things haven't been going many people seem to be sick right now, there must be something going around. These pictures of your garden are lovely,(-:

I don't think you would really want the shirt in my scarecrow picture - it was old to begin with and now is in even worse shape. When new though it was pretty.(-: