Monday, April 23, 2012

SoCal Trip and Gallery Opening

I had a good time with my family in Southern California.  The weather was nice, in fact, it was hot.  Everything went smoothly until the trip home.  I stopped at a truck stop to get a soda.  When I tried to start the car, it would not do anything.  I opened the hood and banged on the battery for a few seconds.  I did this twice.  Still the car would not start.  So, reluctantly, I called for roadside service.  Oh, did I mention, I was at a truck stop that is in the "middle of nowhere."  The guy arrived and hooked up the battery and the car still wouldn't start.  Then the repair guy asked me to get in the car and try.  It would not start.  Then he asked me, do you have the break on?  I thought to myself, "why would I put the brake on."  I did so anyway and it did not start.  Did I mention I could not get the key out of the ignition?  I thought maybe I could turn the key upside down and the car might start that way.  Anyway, after applying the brake,  I realized there was another brake on the console.  I looked down and the car was in "reverse."  Oh no, that poor guy drove all this way just because I forgot to set the brake on the console.  I am sure he had me sit in the car so I could see for myself what I had done.  But I have insurance and he got paid, and I got the car started.  I lost about one hour, but who knows why things happen?  The Lord is in control.  The best thing is that I did not "yell" at God and start asking questions.  I did cry, but that ended soon.  I took out my Kindle and read something in the bible.

While in SoCal, my sisters showed me pictures of their famillies, grandkids and kids.  The pictures were on their cameras and cell phones.  Guess what I have on my camera?  Dogs and pictures of my art.  Mom mentioned she did not have any recent pictures of my family.  I just don't take pictures any more.  Mainly because I don't know how to operate my camera very well and when I try to take a picture with my phone, I end up taking a picture of my face and not what I had intended.  It seems so simple just to turn the camera, I mean phone, around.  From one time to the next, I still forget which way is right.  It makes me laugh though and I really do have a knack of entertaining myself.

Now, to the gallery opening.  My friend and my son both flaked on me.  She forgot, and my son thought he did not need to be there because she would be there.  Two of the most dependable people in my life and look what happened.  I did however sell a bowl and a set of goblets.  So at next month's open house I might do well again and I will be able to be there.  This last open house was the grand opening. It is what it is.  I have to say that they weren't suppose to be there for some reason.  Maybe the Lord wanted to boost my confidence.  Who knows?  I am content with what the Lord has done.

Prov. 19:21-Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.

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