Actually I imagine the universe speaks to all of us a lot. But we don't hear. Or don't listen. And then the universe, just like a mom that's been ignored after she has asked for the umpteenth thousand millionth time for someone to please pick up their shoes N.O.W., loses it and screams.
And then I think "Wow! Wise words from the Universe!"
This happened on Friday. The Universe screamed.
If you read my last post, it was a recap of my last month or so. Moving, packing, cleaning, more packing, more cleaning, more organizing kids and dogs and things and more and more and more. All while working almost full time and living life. And signing contracts because THE HOUSE SOLD!!! I should wait to scream that until the option period is over because I know very well that sold houses often don't stay sold, but I feel fairly positive about this one.
Anyway, after all that running around I had a pretty quiet week where I just worked and signed paperwork and did normal stuff. My day off on Thursday was non stop with errands, lunch with a friend (at The Dunlavy, my review here) and completing No. 94 followed by taking my mom to her former assisted living place for Casino Night.
A little blurry but of course we had to hit the photo booth.
I have so few pics of me and my mom together.
Trying to rectify that.
I had plans to go to Austin on Saturday morning to see friend Ann. Just a quick trip, up Saturday and back on Sunday. See Melissa Etheridge on Saturday night. I knew that didn't allow for any down time, but Melissa Etheridge... That sounded too good to pass up. And I can have down time when I'm dead.
And then the Universe said "Nope. You need to stay home and just chill." (Sadly, it didn't suggest Netflix and Chill which would have been more fun.)
How did the Universe tell me this? Letters written across the sky? A phone call? Nope.
An email from Visa asking me if I had just spent $406 at Target.
Well, of course not. If I was shopping at Target I would have used my Target card. Five percent off.
So I checked my wallet and realized "O yea, that Visa is in the change purse in the car. In my beautiful Kate Spade handbag on the floor in the back seat. Where it has been since I switched purses last week."
You see where this is going?
I walk out to my car to find broken glass and a hole where my back window used to be. The beautiful Kate Spade is gone along with my favorite little pewter cross body that was just the best little all purpose bag.
This isn't how the window is supposed to look.
That little pewter cross body was the perfect size.
It held an iPhone, sunglasses, money AND a brush.
It was upsetting to see the hole where the car window should have been, but the loss of the purses is what really makes me sad. I bought that Kate Spade as a birthday present to myself when I turned sixty. It elevated everything. I constantly got compliments on it. I constantly got compliments on what I was wearing when I carried it. ("Great outfit!" Really? I have on jeans with holes, a v neck t shirt and Vans BUT I'm carrying a good handbag. Honestly. It was the bomb.)
Me and Kate.
Yummy leather, big enough for an iPad.
It's rare for me to find a bag I really love.
That black stuff used to be my window.
You need to stay home. That's what the Universe said.
So I did. Taped my car window up with plastic. And put the car in the garage.
Can we say "Ghetto"?
Friend Cherrilla says maybe my car just has bad juju.
I think she's right.
The Universe knew what it was talking about.
(And I have already ordered myself a replacement bag. Not the same, but hopefully as wonderful. Maybe better?! We shall see.)
Does the Universe ever talk to you?