Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

The last several days have been a serious object lesson in the value of patience - and I mean that in a good way, for a change.

Exhibit A: It took two and a half months, but my mom is finally home from the hospital, and doing relatively well, all things considered. I am slightly worried about her - she's on a lot of pain medicine, isn't eating or drinking much, and says she feels a bit feverish on occasion - but so far nothing major has gone wrong, and she seemed much better today, as compared to the last couple days (more alert, less agitated).

Exhibit B: Several months ago, I fell completely in love with THIS PURSE, but couldn't justify, in my own head, spending $25 on yet another purse (even though this purse is perfect) when all my other purses are perfectly fine. Don't forget - I'm generally a saver by nature, and can talk myself out of almost any impulse buy, no matter how in love I am. But then I saw, a couple days ago, that it was on sale, and even with the shipping and handling it was now under $25. I saw that, and remembered that I had a $25 American Express gift card from Vonage (for referring a friend) sitting in my wallet. The hamsters in my head starting doing a dance - and so now, I am the owner (and soon to be recipient) of the world's most gorgeous and perfect handbag, for free (at least from my bank account's point of view).

Exhibit C: After two weeks, I finally heard from my uncle in Nor Cal about the funeral. he called last night at about 10.30 to tell me the funeral will be Friday at 10 am. I had given up all hope of hearing from them - we, the disenfranchised members of the clan, had begun to deal directly with the folks at the mortuary.

Exhibit D: After roughly 5 years of no verbal communication, and a few weeks of trying to negotiate conflicting schedules and vastly different time zones, I finally got a phone call this morning from someone who's voice I haven't heard in far too long. It was the loveliest chat I've had in a long, long time (and yes this is a thinly veiled hint for him, should he read this, to call again whenever he feels the urge). For reasons that are nobody's business, we had a little breakdown in communication - devolved to the Christmas Card level of interaction (sometimes less) - but I realized while talking to him today .... I've really missed him being a part of my life - missed him more than I knew, and I knew I missed him. I don't know whether that's a good thing, or not, but it's the truth, and I'm practicing truth these days, so - there it is, and I'll let the universe do with it, what it will.

So, ala Sesame Street, today's word is: relax. As in ... things will go the way they need to, and in the end, that's usually better than what you had planned.

4 comments:

La Yen said...

The universe WANTED you to have that purse. It would have been calamitous to not have purchased it.

And I am glad that you will get the flowers there on time.

LuluBunny said...

Thanks Yen - and don't you just love it when the universe insists that you purchase accessories? ;)

Ivy said...

I have a seriously bad purse fetish.. Its the ONLY thing i'll spend extra money on and i have purses coming out of my ears.. I was just thinking earlier today that I needed a new one.. i do not like the one i have anymore but it must wait..

LuluBunny said...

Oh Ivy - you're a girl after my own heart - glad you dropped by :)

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