Saturday, March 3, 2012

When I'm stressed...

I SPEND MONEY!
Ha!

This week was one of those stressful, busy, everything going wrong kind of times. But, I made it to Friday and was looking forward to relaxing and staying in my pajamas a lot. It didn't turn out that way (not yet...I'm heading there soon!).

My husband commutes by bicycle, and last night had stopped at the grocery store on his way home, but when he came out, the bike was gone. The lock was cut and all evidence of ever even owning a bike were gone. I hate thieves! I feel sick about it.

I have done all those games we do: "it's only a bike.", " At least we have the money to replace it.",       " Maybe the person who stole it will get their karmic revenge.", " maybe we'll actually get the bike back some day if they try to pawn it.", and so on....

But, instead of being in my pajamas today, we had to buy a new bike. I do always try to find a silver lining or two in these things. One of them is my new bracelet! I have been eyeing this at a shop downtown (right next to the bike shop!)  for over a year but kept resisting because of the price....but, wouldn't ya know, it was back in the little Sale room today for 50% off! Meant to be?...or me coming up with a way to justify it?  Ha!  Either way, I love it!!  And, I was so glad they still had the deer!


And, I also found these great buttons!! Me? I think so!


So, I am moving on with my day....going to make some tea, sit and relax for a bit, and get back to my silk cocoon books (missed that deadline I set for myself!).

9 comments:

Joanna said...

Grrrr, hubby's bike theft SUCKS :o(

BUT, bracelet and button purchases ROCK ;D

I hope making your purchases helped alleviate your husband's misery. That's my girl!

xx
ps next time he leaves his bike, maybe he can plug his bike into the mains (electricity)?!

Emma said...

what a *blinking* bore!
What a beautiful deer! Positive karma for you ;)

Whytefeather said...

I'm glad there was a little bit of silver lining in there, that really sucks about the hubby's bike.

It seems to be one of those times lately where every thing that can go wrong IS. Sigh. Hope the rest of your weekend is quiet and full of wonderful PJ time :)

craftattack said...

So sorry about the bike, things like that are awful; it happens here all the time, too! BUT - glad you made the best of it, and found some pretty things, too! Hugs, Valerie

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

RATTS! (about the bike. How dare they!) Sorry you are stressed - LOVE the bracelet. Your new banner is absolutely AWESOME. xoDonna

Lisa Graham Art said...

Darned thieves. They need to go somewhere else. Nobody likes them. I am sorry about your husband's bike and happy you finally got your bracelet. : )

Penny said...

Ahhh perhaps the bracelet is your reward for putting up with someone else's very bad behavior. Nice that there was one tiny silver lining!

K8 said...

ah man - that's crappy! I remember I felt so violated when someone broke into my car & stole stuff...and then on a totally unrelated occasion..my car was actually stolen! I feel for you!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Catching up, oh crap what an awful thing, sometimes people are just @%#@%#@%. Karma I agree. But you have the right attitude and I hope this week is turning out to be better. xox Corrine