July 1, 2008

When it rains, it pours.

Have you ever noticed how life has it's "Up" cycles and it's "Down" cycles. Well, I have to tell you that this past month has been in the crapper to say the least. It all started on our trip to Mexico last month which we had a great time until the last morning we were there. My husband choked on his tortilla at breakfast. He couldn't clear it, he said I screamed, the whole restaurant went silent and I had to perform the Heimlech maneuvre on him. It was the most terrifying experience to watch my husband helpless and unable to breathe. Gosh, I'm getting emotional just thinking about it again. The man sitting right behind me came to my rescue and moved me out of the way and continued to perform the Heimlech on Leroy. He was an angel sent from God. I have no idea what this man looks like...and then shortly after we thanked him...he was gone.

Shortly after we returned home, I got a ticket for running a stop sign. What the *&$#? No, I didn't run the stop sign.

Then, my husband get's sent to the ER in North Dakota and gets diagnosed with Diabetes. That's a life changer for the whole family!

Two weeks ago, we were leaving for our trip back to Missouri and the upstairs air conditioner goes out right before we left. Luckily, we were able to get it fixed while we were away (cha-ching).

Well upon our return home, we were welcomed home to an 85 degree house...the downstairs AC went out while we were away (cha-ching). Oh, it gets better...I went to wash a blanket that my cat had pee'd and pooped on because he got locked out of his kitty box by the neighbor checking on him and I broke the washing machine b/c the blanket was too heavy (cha-ching-ching)!

AND, yesterday morning we ended up back at the ER because Leroy ended up having 3 kidney stones (ching-ching-bada-bing)!

So, what's the moral of all this complaining you ask? Knowing that this rut will eventually end (hopefully sooner than later), I came across this homeless guy while on my way to a shoot.

I had to laugh because God really does have a sense of humor. I know that that was His way of telling me that, "You think you have it bad, sister? Need I remind you how blessed you really are." I got the message loud and clear and chuckled to myself.


Misty said...

Nellis sounds like you're having a rough summer. And poor Leroy. Maybe the rest of the summer will be better for you two.

Tiffany said...

Brandi ~
Sorry to hear about all of this! I hope all is going better now and that Leroy is ok!!
Great shot too~

Anonymous said...

Oh dang Brandi!!!
Cha-ching is right -- but only can get better from here. Next time you are close to KS let me know!! :)

Cristina said...

Man Brandi! I hope this week is going a lot better for you.