When everything happens at once,
And you feel just like you're being punk'd,
Tip your head back,
Have a good laugh,
'Cause you know you could not make this up!
This is a picture of a picture that hung in my parents' room when I was growing up. I have had it hanging in my house in a spot where I see it every day, and I find the caption "Life is just one damn thing after another" to be as true now as it was whenever this was printed, framed, and hung up in my parents' house. I like the motion in the picture, with everyone running, the dog after the cat, the woman from the man in the foreground, and the man from the woman in the background. It's a bit whimsical with the Victorian era clothing and the expressions on the people's faces.
These past few weeks have been filled with "one thing" after "one more thing" to the point that I wrote the poem that began this post. Truly, sometimes you do just have to laugh because if your life was a movie or a book, nobody would believe all of those things could happen in such rapid succession. I assure you that no one is hurt, and with some creative adjustments to schedules everyone was able to get where they needed to go. When you have 3 adults driving 3 different vehicles and they all need servicing in the same week, it just feels like you've got some bad luck going for you! I think we all have those times in our lives that we are dealing with multiple stressful events that just seem to keep coming at us and yet are unrelated to each other. The weird thing is that I think I was given a kind of warning about one of the recent events a few weeks ago but was hoping it was just happenstance when some papers fell out of a cabinet for no reason. How odd that the papers involved things from the past that are similar in nature to the present! I'm told that spirits are trying to speak to me, and I'm on the fence as to whether that might be true but those papers falling on me do get me leaning toward belief. Why else would documents from a years ago fender bender randomly fall on me? It's a little unsettling to think about, but those papers had been on that shelf for years untouched then there they are landing right in front of me on the counter when I opened the cabinet. Spooky!
Any how it does seem that there are times when so many things happen in such rapid succession that you can barely catch your breath after one before the next comes along. This leaves you with two choices: laugh or cry. It can be hard to laugh, I know, but once you get some perspective you have to laugh at the timing of the universe. As if it's saying, "oh, you looked bored, so here are some things to handle", and there you are buried in stress and trying to keep your footing. Once you get through it all, you can sit back and laugh at how absurd it is that you can go months without much happening that's out of the ordinary then in the space of one or two weeks you've got almost more than you can deal with.
Two of our vehicles are fixed and the third one is getting there. It's all working out, just as things usually do.